Obituaries

Mon
27
Jun

James Sumner

James McRay Sumner, age 72, passed away June 24, 2016 in San Antonio. 

Graveside service and interment with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 29 at San Geronimo Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. 

James was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Gonzales to James and Rose Nell (Moffett) Sumner. James grew up in Cuero and was a graduate of Cuero High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Green Beret during two tours in Vietnam. He served in law enforcement at both Trinity University and Texas Lutheran University. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, and his former wife and friend, Yvonne Sumner.  

Mon
27
Jun

Emily Anzaldua-Villarreal

Emily Anzaldua-Villarreal, 54, of Cuero passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born Nov. 4, 1961 in Cuero to Aaron and Eva Anzaldua. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, Lupe Villarreal of Cuero; daughter, Shelia Villarreal of Cuero; sons, Jeremy Anzaldua and wife, Amanda, of Victoria and Michael Villarreal and wife, Addison, of Cuero; father, Aaron Anzaldua of Cuero; and six grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Anzaldua.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church from 4 to 5 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 4:30 p.m. Mass will begin at 5 p.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Jayden Juarez, Joe Juarez Jr., Charlie Trevino, Danny Villarreal Jr., Andy Bandera, Victor Bandera, Chris Bandera, and Anthony Bandera. 

Wed
22
Jun

D. Wayne Laster, M.D.

D. Wayne Laster, M.D. died on June 15, 2016. He was born on Dec. 10, 1940 in Yorktown. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother. He is survived by three children from a previous marriage and his best friend and wife, Terry Laster. After high school, Dr. Laster received a B.S. degree in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown. He graduated with honors from UTMB in Galveston, where he earned his M.D. degree. After a straight medical internship at John Sealy Hospital and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UTMB, Dr. Laster served two years in the Public Health Service in Staten Island, New York as Deputy Chief of Radiology.

Wed
22
Jun

Faye Boldt

Faye Boldt, 80, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Cuero to Adam J. and Lena Mae Shows. Faye married the love of her life, Glenn Boldt on May 30, 1969 in Cuero. She was a Certified Nursing Aide.

She is survived by her loving husband, Glenn Boldt, daughter Tina M. Salles; sons, Glenn D. Boldt and Michael McTighe, Jr.; brother Felton Shows; grandchildren, Melissa Temple, Phillip Spencer, Katie Boldt, Sydney Boldt and great-grandchildren A.J. Temple and Elizabeth Blevins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ima “Duffy” Shows, Irene Reynolds; brothers, Clifford Shows, Julius Shows and Raymond Shows.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Accolade Hospice in Yoakum.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Tue
21
Jun

Emilio Beltran

Emilio Beltran, age 60, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

He was born Jan. 23, 1956 in Yoakum to Marcus and Virginia Castillo Beltran.

He worked in the oilfield.

Survivors are sisters, Virginia Coronado of Victoria, Lydia Beltran of San Franisco and Cecilia Beltran of Victoria; brothers, Marcus Beltran Jr (Katherine) of Fort Worth and Reynaldo Beltran (Josephine) of Cuero.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Yoakum with Marcos Beltran Jr officiating.

Pallbearers are Marcus Beltran Jr, Ray Beltran, Rene Baltran, Adam Beltran, Mark Jacob and Terry Boening

On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum 361-293-5656.

Tue
21
Jun

William Gus Urban

William Gus Urban, 97, of Yorktown passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016.  He was born March 29, 1919 on a farm in Weesatche to the late John and Isabel Dohmann Urban. William was one of ten children. He attended Evergreen Country School and joined the U.S. Army, serving as staff sergeant under General Patton in the 90th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious service during WWII. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 20, 1945.

On Dec. 24, 1945 William married Lillie Seifert of Davy. He worked for PPG Industries in Corpus Christi and then moved to Yorktown and was employed by Hurst Lease Services and the county precinct. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, hunting, and fishing.

Mon
20
Jun

Alice Bosart

Alice Mae Duderstadt Bosart, 86, of Cuero passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born Nov. 1, 1929 in Cuero to Hugo and Edna Mary Duderstadt. Alice married the love of her life, Matthew Louis Bosart, on Jan. 29, 1946 in Victoria. She was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years. Alice was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and American Legion. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter Lorraine Bosart Laut (Richard) of The Colony; son Richard Matthew Bosart (Sharon Hallenbeck) of Houston; grandchildren, Kim Bothager of Fort Worth, Mark Ashley of Lexington, KY, Dianne Ellison of The Colony, Christopher Lant of The Colony; and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by parents, Hugo Ferdinand Duderstadt and Edna Mary Luder Duderstadt; husband Matthew Louis Bosart; and sister Elsie Duderstadt.

Thu
16
Jun

Gary Eckel

Gary D. Eckel, 80, of Goliad formerly of Cuero and Refugio, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1936 in La Grange to the late Edmond O. and Zeda Zapalac Eckel. Gary married Gloria M. Ruschhaupt on Aug. 22, 1959 in Cuero. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; loving daughter, Kathi Moreno (Jessie) of Victoria; sister Marjorie A. Rose of Cuero; grandchildren Khristina Knebel of Cuero and Ashley Moreno of Austin; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 20 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, June 21 at Freund Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Knebel, Jonathan Knebel, Brandon Knebel, Jeffrey Forester, Vincent Heard and Richard Tompkins.

Tue
14
Jun

Edmond Dale

Edmond D. Dale, 67, of Cuero passed away Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born Oct. 8, 1948 in Tennessee to Cowboy and Eunice Dale Rogers. He was married to Jacquelyn Jordan on Dec. 31, 2015 in Wimberley. Edmond was a United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. 

He is survived by wife, Jacquelyn Dale, daughters, Amanda Enriquez (Chico) of Paradise and Amanda Kloss (Michael) of Dale; son Jeffrey Jordan of San Marcos; sister Sissy Alcorn (Ronnie) of Aurora; and grandchildren, Maranda, Alexis, Lillian, Clayton, Samantha, Caden and Marshall.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at Westside Cemetery in Bridgeport with Dr. Craig Erb officiating.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

Mon
13
Jun

Leona Prause

Leona Flora Beckerman Prause was born March 3, 1923 to Lydia (Blank) Beckerman and Emil Eilert Beckermann in Yoakum. Leona married Gilbert E. Prause on Aug. 25, 1940 and enjoyed being together until Feb. 21, 2005. 

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