Obituaries

Wed
16
Sep

Ernest Thomas

Ernest “E.J.” Thomas, 60, of Cuero passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. He was born January 12, 1955 in Cuero to Tommy Thomas and Vivian Elizabeth Gardner Thomas. 
 
He is survived by his parents; sisters, Yvonne Gardner-Strait of Cuero, Cynthia Thompson of Victoria, Gwen Moroe of Pflugerville,  Tommie Williams of Round Rock, Angela Dowell of Pflugerville; brothers, Jerald Thomas of Cuero, Ervin Thomas of Katy, and Marlin Thomas of Manor.
 
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Cuero on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Roy Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made out to First United Methodist Church in Cuero.
 
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Helen Pullin

Helen Louise Zuber Pullin, 75, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. She was born June 20, 1940 in DeWitt County to the late Paul Zuber and Annie Henkes Zuber. She went on to marry the love of her life, Billy Arlis Pullin, on Nov. 25, 1956 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cuero. She owned a daycare and after retirement, enjoyed being a foster parent for 10 years. Helen attended St. Michael's Catholic School in her youth, and was a member of the altar society. She was a member of Catholic Daughters for 50 years and served as Regent Director. She always cherished the time spent and memories made with her family. 
 
Fri
11
Sep

Rick Meitzen

Rick A. Meitzen, Sr. of Granite Shoals, peacefully slipped into his eternal rest on Sept. 4, 2015. 
 
Rick was 56 years young, born April 5, 1959 in Taylor. He is the son of John and Lorine Meitzen of Cuero. Rick graduated from Round Rock High in 1977. He and his wife owned and operated Meitzen Landscape and Design in the Austin area for many years. 
 
Fri
11
Sep

Julia Sanchez

Julia Perez Sanchez, 86, of Cuero passed away Friday, September 4, 2015. She was born December 9, 1928 in Concrete to the late Candido Perez and Pomposa Vergara Perez. In 1946 Julia married the love of her life, Christobal M. Sanchez. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also a member of Good Sheppard Church. 
 
She is survived by her daughters, Irene Romero of Cuero, Patsy Duarte of Waco, Manuela Romos; son, Guadalupe Sanchez of Decoma, Washington; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; two sisters; and seven brothers.
 
Thu
10
Sep

Edna Emilie Richter Heil

Edna Emilie Richter Heil, 92, of Yorktown passed away Thursday Sept. 10, 2015. She was born on Dec. 16, 1922 to Alois and Pauline Lassig Richter near the town of Shiner, Lavaca County.

Edna was baptized on Jan. 30, 1924 at a Lutheran Church in Shiner by Rev. JCA Pfenninger, was confirmed March 17, 1940 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown by C G Hankammer. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown and a member of Women of Evangelical Church. Edna received her education at Wallace Ranch School near Westhoff, Stratton School, Yoakum ISD and graduated from Yorktown ISD.

Edna married Otto P. Heil on Nov. 23, 1947. They lived in Yorktown all their married life. Edna worked at several establishments in Yorktown, the last 40 years in the legal field retiring in July 2005. During WWII she worked for the USA from 1942 to 1945.

Edna is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and God children.

Thu
10
Sep

Sunshine McLeod

Sunshine Criscoe McLeod, 102, of Cuero passed away Monday, September 7, 2015. She was born July 21, 1913 in Quitman, Mississippi to the late Robert Louie Criscoe and Molly Holcomb Criscoe. She graduated from Mississippi Women's College with a degree in music. Sunshine went on to marry the love of her life, Hugh M. McLeod, on June 28, 1936 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 
 
She is survived by son, Hugh Milton McLeod, Jr. (Kathleen Reilly McLeod) of Cuero; grandchildren, Michael Reilly McLeod, MD of Cuero, Kelley McLeod Sullivan, MSW of Austin; great-grandchildren, Madeline Grace McLeod, Brendan Davis McLeod, Annabel Rose McLeod, all of Cuero, Elise Juliet Sullivan, Parker Elliot Sullivan, Collete Marie Sullivan, and Quinn Alexander McLeod Sullivan, all of Austin. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband.
 
Wed
09
Sep

William Foster

William C. Foster, 86, of Cuero passed away peacefully on the evening of Sept. 3, 2015, surrounded by the love of his children. After graduating from Southwestern University and University of Texas Law School, Bill spent the majority of his career as an attorney in Washington, D.C. He returned home to Cuero permanently in 1996 and began his research and writing of the history of the Southwest. His final manuscript was completed in the spring of this year. 
 
Bill was preceded by his mother Avis Reiffert, sister Avis Marie Cochran, and many dear friends. 
 
Tue
08
Sep

Seth Courter

Seth Ryan Courter, 33, of Rosharon, Texas, passed from his life, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2015.
Seth was the son of Kelly Courter and Alicia (Clemments) Hannan, born on May 18, 1982 in Danbury, Connecticut. Seth grew up in New Fairfield, Connecticut, where at the age of 10 he met his best friend and the love of his life, Amy Drucker, in the fifth grade.  
 
He was a graduate from WSCU where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and then followed his true calling by completing his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management from The Art Institute of Houston.  Seth was employed as an Executive Sous Chef at the Texas Children’s Hospital.  
 
Thu
03
Sep

Wilbert E. Hengst

Wilbert E. Hengst, 79, of Yorktown passed away Monday Aug. 31, 2015.  He was born Nov. 15, 1935 in Yorktown to the late Edwin and Lydia Hengst. He worked as a counselor at Devereux for 15 years, worked in the oilfield and worked at Walmart for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years Kathy Hengst, sons Ronald Hengst and wife Leann, Michael Hengst and wife Linda, Rick Hengst and wife Mary and Mark Hengst and wife Jenna; stepchildren Marcia Montes and husband Roger and Ken Krause; sister Inez Bues; brother-in-law James Alston, son-in-law Kevin Kelso and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Mary Gayle Kelso and sister Doris Alston.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 with rosary at 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Wed
02
Sep

Marylyn Dromgoole

Marylyn Dromgoole passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at the age of 78.
 
She is preceded in death by her late husband, William Otis Dromgoole and her son, Michael. Her late husband was the son of Tommie and Bessie Dromgoole of Karnes County. Survivors include her son, Mark Dromgoole of Sugar Land and sister, Ann Droptini of Tyler. Memorial Services were held at Christ United Methodist Chapel in Sugar Land on Sept. 2.

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