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. 

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.  

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.


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.

Ira D. "Ike" Arent

Ira D. "Ike" Arent passed away Aug. 29, 2015 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 4, 1946 in Greeley County, Nebraska to Leslie and Cleo Arent. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War as a medic. He married Nancy Warren Aug. 22, 1969. They moved to Texas three years later, living in Corpus Christi, La Grange and Seadrift. He retired from Formosa Plastics, Point Comfort, Electrical Maintainence Department in 2006 and moved to their spot of heaven outside of Yorktown. He was a life member of the VFW post 8136 Yorktown, member of the American Legion post 272 Yorktown and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of Yorktown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Larae "Bambi" Arent, and sisters Ardell(Wayne) Henkel, Neva (Derrel) Pendergast, and Bonnie (John) McMillin.


Tomasita Sims

Tomasita Sims, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. in Victoria. Tomasita was born on Sept. 4, 1932 in Bloomington. She was a member of Faith Family Church in Victoria.
Tomasita is survived by her son, Richard Garcia Sr.; daughter, Linda Villa; eight grandchildren: Christopher Villa, Anthony Villa, Richard Garcia Jr., Jonathan Garcia, Eric Garcia, Sarah Garcia, Johnny Garcia and Lauren Jaramillo and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Sims and her son, Reynoldo Garcia Jr.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. with Mark Longoria officiating.

Leonard Cartwright

Leonard Cartwright, 55, of Cuero, Texas, passed away Aug. 10, 2015.  He was born November 5, 1959, in Pearsall to Eva Cartwright and the late Clifford Cartwright.
He is survived by his mother, Eva Cartwright, brother, Ralph Cartwright, sister, Lucille Price and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Rosa Segura and her daughter Tera Gonzales and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Cartwright and his brother, John Cartwright.
Heritage Funeral Home of Memory Gardens are in charge of arrangements, 361-578-3611. To leave a comforting message or share a fond memory, please go to
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Geraldine Pullin

Geraldine Moritz Pullin, 72, passed away on August 17, 2015 in Victoria. Geraldine was born on August 29, 1942, the first of six children to Leona and Erwin Moritz of Meyersville, Texas. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mission Valley. She mastered the art of piano at an early age and played the church organ for many years. Geraldine enjoyed spending time with her family, playing the piano and celebrating holidays with loved ones.
Geraldine is survived by her sisters, Fay Hood of Rosenberg, Betty Sue Moritz of Cuero, Myrna Smith of Santa Barbara, California; brothers, Conrow Moritz of Cuero, Wiley Moritz of Meyersville; daughter, Margaret Green of Meyersville; grandchildren, Kaleigh Green, Fennis Green, Deon Green; and great-grandchildren, Rylei Green, Hailey Green and Landon Green.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Marlin Moritz.

Katherine Drehr

Katherine Ann Drehr, 82, of Cuero passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was born July 6, 1933 in Franklin to the late James and Katherine Thompson Galloway.  She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Texas State University, formally known as Southwest Texas Teachers College. She went on to teach school in Westhoff, worked for DeWitt County Extension Service, and was the DeWitt County Clerk for many years. Ann was a member of Pilot Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Cuero Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, CAMAL House Board Member & Volunteer, Leader of 4-H Clubs and Boy Scouts of America, and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Cuero.

Daoline Harms

Daoline Harms, 95, of Yorktown, passed away August 10, 2015. She was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Nordheim to the late August and Elsa Schuenemann. 

Daoline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Harms; daughter, Donna L. Rabke; son, John H. Harms (Kay); one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by her son, Garland R. Harms (Eugenia); grandchildren, Kyle Harms, Melanie Harms (John Bixby), Tammy Childers (Wesley), and Trevor Rabke; and brother, Erwin Schuenemann (Mildred).

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at Finch Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Finch Funeral Chapel with Pastor Sue Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Nordheim Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nordheim or Yorktown EMS.

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