Obituaries

Tue
12
Apr

David Weikel

David E. Weikel, Jr., 55, of Westhoff, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born Oct. 30, 1960 in Weslaco to David and Ashbel Weikel.David was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Ashbel V. Weimerskirch of Wimberly, and brother Gary W. Weikel of Westhoff.

He is preceded in death by father, David E. Weikel.

Services will be held privately at a later date.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com. Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

Tue
12
Apr

Jean Ridgway Schendel

There will be a graveside service of remembrance for Jean Ridgway Schendel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Runge cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join for a family reunion at the VFW Hall following the service.

Jean died five days after her 100th birthday celebration in Charlottesville, Va. on Sept. 19, 2015. Prior to moving to Virginia in 1993, she taught music in Runge, New Braunfels and Yorktown schools. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold in 1992, her son David in 2010 and her siblings Suzanne, Elizabeth, Mary Jane and John. She is survived by her daughter Suzan Pezzoli, sons John and Paul Schendel, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
 

Tue
12
Apr

Bobby Fagg

Bobby Fagg, 83, of Meyersville passed away on April 7, 2016. He was born on Jan. 5, 1933 in Williamson County to the late Halbert and Mildred (Simmons) Fagg. He served in the US Army from April 30, 1953 to April 11, 1955 during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Nissen Germany. He then was in the Army Reserves for four years. After discharge from the service he worked in the oil field and later worked as a millwright at Alcoa where he retired as millwright supervisor for Alcoa after 30 years. He coached little league, enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, repairing boat motors, rods and reels and doing general repair work on lawnmowers, tractors and cars.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice Fagg of Meyersville and son Kevin (Carrie) Fagg of Goliad. Grandchildren Abigayle and Brady Fagg of Goliad.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Tue
12
Apr

Johnnie L. Urban

Johnnie J. Urban, age 86, of Portland, Texas, was called to his heavenly home on April 1, 2016. He was born on farm near Weesatche. He was the youngest of 10 children.

He went to Evergreen Country School which consisted of a one-room school house where one teacher taught all subjects in all grades 1 through 8. He graduated from Goliad High School in 1948.

He married his lovely wife Charlotte Clinkscales on Aug, 16, 1953. Johnnie served two years in the U.S. Army of which one year was in Korea. For 40 years he worked for PPG Industries, which later became Elementis Chromium, 36 of those years as a maintenance supervisor.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, son James Kent, sisters Ellien, Lillie, Annie, Lucille, Florine and brothers Erwin, Raymond and Norman, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mon
11
Apr

Dorothy Koenig

Dorothy A. Koenig, 75, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was born Nov. 6, 1940 in Cuero to the late James K. Arnold and Mary E. Forster Arnold. She retired from the Women’s Clinic in Victoria and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hoffman (Jay) of College Station; Mickey DeDear (Scott) of Victoria; sons, Jimmy Koenig and Johnny Koenig (Wendi), all of Victoria; sisters, Anna Frers (Mike), Mary Arnold (Terry Stock), Susie Dreyer (Jerry), Chrissie West (Kenneth), all of Cuero; and seven grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Koenig; daughter, Dienne “De De” Koenig and brother, Kenny Arnold.

Mon
11
Apr

Thomas Sumners

Thomas Ulmer Sumners (Tom, Tommy), son of Pam Ulmer Sumners Bowers and The Rev. Charles A. Sumners, III, died Sunday, March 13, 2016.  He was born on Feb. 25, 1981 in Ft. Worth and attended St. Philip’s Episcopal School and Moreno Junior High in Beeville, St. Stephens Episcopal High School and Anderson High School in Austin. He graduated from Full Sail Academy in Orlando, Florida with an AA degree in Recording Engineering.

Mon
11
Apr

Richard Navarro

Richard R. “Steamroller” Navarro, 66, of Cuero passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. He was born July 7, 1949 in Austin to Eliseo and Elualia Navarro, Sr.  Richard married the love of his life, Angela Flores on February 15, 1986 in Cuero.

He served in the United States Army for seven years and in the National Guard for 16 years. Richard was a bus driver for Cuero I.S.D. for eight years and Capitol Metro for three years. For 18 years he umpired little league baseball games and was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. Richard was a loving husband, father and uncle and was very dedicated to his work and being involved with the community.

Fri
08
Apr

Taberoha Jackson

Taberoha Jackson, entered into rest on April 5, 2016 at the age of 50. She was born on Dec. 28, 1965 to Johnal Holman and Lois McFadden in Victoria. 

Taberoha was a member of Temple of Faith Church under the direction of Bishop David Sanders, Sr. and co-pastor Judy Sanders.

Taberoha is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lawrence Jackson; and her sister, Ethosha Holman.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents; step-mother Viola Holman; children LeTeisha Danette Newton, Gerard Michael Sakyi, and Georgina Johnal Danette Newton; brothers Garland Price, Sr. and Jerry Price; and one grandchild, Gabriel Newton.

Mon
04
Apr

J'Kalen Holman

J’Kalen Holman passed into eternal rest on March 30, 2016 at the age of 21. He was born on Sept. 2, 1994 in Cuero to Charles Jerome Winborne, Sr. and the late Ethosha L. Holman. 

He is survived by his brother Tyler Hargrove, father Charles Jerome Winborne, Sr.; step-brothers and sisters: Kiarra Clark (Dwayne), Darnell Page, Kichelle Winborne, Charles J. Winborne, Jr., and Chanse Winborn; his maternal grandparents Johnal and Viola M. Holman; maternal, great-grandmother, Pat Barnett; and paternal, grandmother Hattie Winborne.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ethosha L. Holman; maternal, great-grandmother Lorene Holman; maternal, great-grandfather Arthur Barnett; and paternal, grandfather Charles L. Winborne.

The family will hold a viewing on Thursday, April 7 at Trinity Church, 2009 N. Clinton Street in Cuero beginning at 11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Minister Jon Coker officiating. 

Fri
01
Apr

Victor Garcia

Victor B. Garcia of Cuero - father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend - passed into eternal rest on March 24, 2016.

Victor was born in Goliad, where he enjoyed family, his horses and being outdoors. Victor worked as a back hoe operator, where he retired after 37 years.

He is survived by five children, numerous brothers and sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Juan Garcia and Victoria Barrera, also four children and siblings.

They will receive friends and relatives for a memorial service Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Victory Family Church in Cuero.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Cuero Nursing & Rehab staff, Dr. Heard and Hospice.

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