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Charles "Chuck" Fisher
1954 - 2016

Chuck Fisher     Service Mass of Christian Burial for Charles ‘Chuck’ Fisher, age 62 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Rosary/Vigil was held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, January 01, 2017. Pallbearers were Clay Fisher, John Fisher, Curtis Hesse, Chad Herr, Travis Herr, and Drew Fisher. Mr. Fisher died Friday, December 30, 2016 in Dallas, TX at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
    Chuck was the oldest child of the ten children of Clyde and Pauline (Grill) Fisher. He was born on April 18, 1954 in Muenster, TX, where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Muenster Public High School in 1972. He married Vicky Haverkamp on January 10, 1976, at Sacred Heart Church, and they became the proud parents of three daughters: Sally, Maggie, and Jessica. Chuck was instrumental in building the family business into a successful whole-sale-beer distributor known as Fisher59.
    Chuck loved God, family, and friends and he understood that one’s worth is not found in outward appearances. He often said to his family; “Love you, mean it!” It was his special way to communicate that he not only loved his family, he actually meant it.
    When Chuck lost the love of his life, Vicky, his one and only barber, he didn’t become bitter; instead, he lived his life one day at a time, placing his trust and love in God, his family and friends, he continued to work and share his sense of humor. He spent time with his family and friends, but he didn’t spend any time looking for a replacement barber.
    Survivors include: daughter Sally Hacker and husband Maurus of Muenster; daughter Jessica Fisher of Muenster; seven grandchildren: Nathan, Chloe, Braeden, Landon, Ava, and Caden Hacker and Avery Bell all of Muenster; three brothers: Richard Fisher and wife Mary Kay of Denton, Dan Fisher and wife Jana of Gainesville, Ronnie Fisher and wife Beverly of Wichita Falls; five sisters: Nancie Lippe and husband Mark of Muenster, Kathie Herr and husband Tim of Denton, Ginnie Kelson and husband Karl of Corinth, Julie Walford and husband Brett of Corinth, Laurie Lawrence and husband David of Denton; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his wife Vicky, parents, daughter Maggie Fisher, and sister Angie Fisher. Chuck loved God, his family, especially his seven grandchildren, his friends, and the beer business.

 

 


Bertha Christine (Neusch) Knabe
1935 - 2016

Bertha Knabe    Mass of Christian Burial for Bertha Knabe, age 81 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil was held at 5:00 PM, Monday, December 19, 2016. Mrs. Knabe died Saturday, December 17, 2016.
    One of the five children of Leopold Joseph and Rosa Marie (Voth) Neusch, Bertha Christine Neusch was born on September 9, 1935. She married Harold Eugene Knabe on June 14, 1958, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay. They became the proud parents of five children.
    Bertha was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a homemaker, a talented seamstress, and an active volunteer in the community. She also was a fabricator at Weber Aircraft for many years. Bertha enjoyed dancing with Harold, cooking for her family, sewing, gardening and fishing.
    Bertha was a long-time member of the St. Anne’s Society, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Catholic State League.
    Bertha is survived by five children: daughter Cindy and husband, Jim Puckett of Gainesville; sons: Greg Knabe of Muenster, Duane and wife, Mary Lin Knabe of Muenster, Rusty and wife, Sarah Knabe of Fort Worth, and Brad and wife, Courtney Knabe of Plano; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers: Lawrence Neusch and Clarence Neusch, both of Gainesville; and two sisters: Marie Koelzer and Emma Pelzel, both of Gainesville.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopold Joseph and Rosa Marie (Voth) Neusch, and her husband of 58 years, Harold Knabe.
    Pallbearers were: Clayton Knabe, Kyle Knabe, Jason Knabe, Kenny Koelzer, James Neusch, and Jamie Moster.
 

 


Nina Sue (Robeson) Marcinek
1945 -2016

Nina Marcinek    A graveside service for Nina Sue (Robeson) Marcinek, age 71 of Palm Desert, California, formerly of Gainesville, TX will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Perryman Cemetery Forestburg, TX. A viewing was held Friday, December 9, 2016 at Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Palm Springs, CA. Mrs. Marcinek died Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Palm Desert, CA.
    Nina Sue Marcinek was born 1945 in Gainesville, Texas. She was a long time resident of several desert communities. She was President of SAF-R-DIG Utilities for many years and semi-retired in 2014.
    Survivors include husband; John Marcinek; brother; Jim Robeson and wife, Debbie Robeson; nephews: Corey and wife, Melinda Robeson and Cameron Robeson; grand-nephew; Tristan Robeson; and numerous other family members and friends.
 

 

 


Alice Hennigan
1927 - 2016

Alice Hennigan     Mass of Christian Burial for Alice Elizabeth (Sandmann) Hennigan is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, December 2, 2016 at the funeral home. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Hennigan died Monday, November 28, 2016.
    Alice Hennigan was born April 17, 1927 in Lindsay, the second child of William and Anna (Stoeck) Sandmann. She graduated from Lindsay High School with the class of 1944.
    Alice's brother and sisters remember her as an easy going sister while growing up on their farm.
    After high school Alice moved to Dallas and worked at Sears and Roebuck. She would return home to spend weekends with her family and future husband, Pat. They became engaged during Christmas of 1945 and planned a June wedding.
    They then started building their future home in Muenster with materials mostly from two houses they tore down. At the time, materials were hard to get. In fact, they purchased screens for doors and windows in Colorado while on their honeymoon after their wedding on June 11, 1946 at St. Peter's Catholic in Lindsay. After a brief honeymoon in Colorado they returned to Muenster where Pat worked as a mechanic in his father’s garage. Alice settled in as homemaker.
    Alice and Pat started Hennigan Auto Parts store in 1960, which has been family operated business for many years and remains that today. Alice and Pat would always take yearly trips which they enjoyed very much.
    A member of Sacred Heart Parish, Alice was involved in St. Anne's Society, Catholic Daughters and Ladies' Auxiliary.
    As the family grew, they built a home on Maple Street where they have since lived.
    Survivors include: daughter, Sheila Marie and husband, Dr. Jean Gebman of San Diego, CA; sons: Patrick Hennigan, Jr. of Muenster, Michael Hennigan and wife, Janie of Muenster, Timothy Hennigan of Gainesville, Thomas David Hennigan and wife, Lora of Muenster, and Joseph Hennigan and wife, Kim of Muenster; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marjorie Rohmer of Muenster and Marcella Hess of Lindsay; brothers: Raymond and wife, Rosalie Sandmann of Lindsay, Edward Sandmann of Lindsay and Paul Sandmann, and wife, Maxine of Lindsay.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna (Stoeck) Sandmann, husband, Patrick Hennigan, sister, Alma Stoffels, and granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Hennigan.
    Pallbearers are: Brandon Hennigan, Mindy Hennigan, Ryan Gebman, Garrett Hennigan, Corey Hennigan, Paige Hennigan, Ryan Hennigan, and Darren Hennigan.

 


Lillian "Billie" Reinart
1928 - 2016

Billie Reinart     Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian “Billie” (Wimmer) Reinart, age 88 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, November 25, 2016 at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Reinart died Saturday, November 19, 2016.
    The tenth of eleven children, Lillian “Billie” Florence (Wimmer) Reinart was born February 18, 1928 in Muenster to Charles and Annie (Sieth) Wimmer. She married Raymond Otto on August 17, 1948. They had three children. After his passing, she married Vincent (Doc) Reinart on June 16, 1972.
    Billie attended and graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1946. She always talked about life on the farm. Doc and Billie were a true love story and enjoyed forty-one years together until his death in 2013. She loved being with her family, especially her grandkids.
    Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl and husband, John Felderhoff of Garland, TX; son, Douglas and Helen Otto of Arlington, TX; grandchildren: Ray and wife Elizabeth Felderhoff of Melbourne, FL and Leslie and husband, Dustin Dominie of Sachse, TX; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Gracie and husband Paul Luke of Farmers Branch, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Annie (Sieth) Wimmer; husband, Ray Otto, husband, Doc Reinart, son, Calvin Otto, grandson, Rob Shoemaker, two sisters, and seven brothers.
    Pallbearers are: Jeffery Baggett, Kevin Shoemaker, Dustin Dominie, Ray Felderhoff, Joseph Felderhoff, and Mitch Rains.
 

 


Phyllis Jan (Hester) Tigert
1954 - 2016

Jan Tigert     Phyllis Jan (Hester) Tigert was called home to the Lord on November 10, 2016. Jan was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on March 12, 1954. She attended grade school in Saint Jo, and graduated high school in Wichita Falls. She entered nursing school at Bethania Hospital in Wichita Falls, and became an LVN. She dedicated her nursing career to the state, caring for those with mental illness and those incarcerated. She worked in the juvenile centers. She often said, “These kids need to know they are not forgotten and loved.” She was so excited when their center’s football team won and would not miss a game. She was one of their biggest cheerleaders. Jan fought a courageous battle with heart disease, breast cancer and Chron’s Disease.
    Jan is survived by: her two children: Krystal and husband, Robert Krebbs of Dallas, Tony Tigert and his wife of Florida; two grandchildren, Evan Krebbs and Gavan Tigert; her brother, Jerry Hester of Dallas; her sister and family: Jorie, Kevin, John Jacob, Allie and Tori Klein of Dallas; her aunt, Mary Sue Seibold of Dallas; and uncle and aunt, David and Loretta Seibold of Dennison. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, a long time Saint Jo resident, Allie Seibold, her mother, Joan (Seibold) Martini and husband, Ferris Martini, father, Tom Hester, and her aunt, Judy Bowman.
    Jan’s journey to heaven was coordinated by Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo, Texas. A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Dye Mound Cemetery in Saint Jo.

 


Arthur Bayer
1929 - 2016

Art Bayer    Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur James Jacob Ambrose Bayer, age 86 of Muenster, was held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil were held at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the church. All services were under the care of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Bayer died Sunday, October 30, 2016.
    Art was born December 7, 1929 in Muenster to Joseph and Gertrude (Walterscheid) Bayer. After graduating from Sacred Heart School in 1947, he was drafted into the service where he was a paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to Muenster, he bought a small herd of cattle and began working in concrete, bricklaying, and farming.
    On September 27, 1955, Arthur married Frances Elizabeth Knabe in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They became the parents of four children. As a couple, they loved to dance. Art enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports and was a big fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.
    Arthur was very devoted to his Catholic faith. He helped the nuns and priests with their chores, was a frequent altar server for mass and served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the finance committee and building committee for the Sacred Heart Church. Art was a charter member of the Jaycees. He was a lifetime member of the VFW #6205 and served as Commander in 1963-1964. He was the sergeant of arms for the squad for military funerals for 50 years.
    Art is survived by his: wife, Frances Elizabeth (Knabe) Bayer, of Muenster; daughters: Janet and husband, Monte Barnhill of Muenster, Julia and husband, C.B. Simpson of Sherman; sons: Keith and wife, Candi Bayer of PA and Nathan Bayer of Valley View; thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister, Ethel Mae Hesse of Muenster, and sister-in-law, Rosalee Bayer of Muenster. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Gertrude (Walterscheid) Bayer, grandson, John Rogers, brother and sister-in-law: Alfred and Anna Marie Bayer and brother, Robert Bayer.
    Pallbearers were: Adam Barnhill, Zachary Barnhill, Ian Barnhill, Sara Dresner, Haley Rogers, and Bert Hesse.

 

 


Dyann Hess
1944 - 2016

Dyann Hess    Mass of Christian Burial for Dyann Gail (Hellman) Hess, age 72 of Muenster, was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Rosary and vigil was held at 7:00 PM, Friday, October 28, 2016 at the funeral home. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Hess died Thursday, October 27, 2016.
    Dyann was born September 1, 1944 in Muenster to Clarence and Ernie (Huchton) Hellman. She attended Sacred Heart School until the 8th grade then transferred to Muenster ISD, receiving numerous awards. After graduating in 1962, Dyann moved to Dallas for a number of years and worked as a bookkeeper. Dyann married Frankie Hess on June 14, 1991.
    She is survived by her: husband, Frankie Hess of Muenster; daughters and spouses: Sandra and Shane Zimmerman of Coppell and Leslie and Coy Eddleman of Muenster; sons and spouses: Anthony and Sheri Vicari of Dunedin, Florida, Gregg and Bonnie Hess of Muenster, and Jason and Danielle Hess of Coppell; seventeen grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law: Doris and Dr. Monte Hellman of Dallas, Mary Nell and C.J. Newman of Gainesville, and Peggy and Larry Gobble of Muenster; and brothers and sisters-in-law: James and Nancy Hellman of Aubrey, C.J. and Alice Hellman of Lindsay, Timothy and Carol Hellman of Indianapolis, Indiana and Eddie and Donna Hellman of Rockwall. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence August and Ernestine Cecelia (Huchton) Hellman, brother, Theodore Hellman, and grandson, Hayden Hess.
    Pallbearers are: Mike Gobble, Cooper Eddleman, David Hellman, Patrick Hellman, Heath Hellman, and Daryl Hellman.

 


Anna Marie (Klement) Bayer
1925 - 2016

Anna Marie Bayer     Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Marie (Klement) Bayer, age 91 of Muenster, is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 28, 2016 at the church. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Bayer died Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
    Anna Marie was born April 23, 1925 to Frank and Margaret (Hartman) Klement. She was raised in Muenster in the Sacred Heart Church Community attending Sacred Heart Catholic School. In the early years, she was very active in Catholic Youth and was a delegate to conventions.
    Anna Marie started dating Alfred Bayer in 1942 and continually corresponded while he was in the service. They were married on May 11, 1948 in Sacred Heart Church. They made their home on Alfred’s Grandpa John’s farm where they ran a successful dairy farming business for close to 50 years. During the harvesting season, the many hired hands were always very complementary of the many meals served to them.
    Alfred and Anna Marie were the parents of seven children (one daughter and six sons). She was always the room mother to all her children and headed the coordination of the meals during football seasons. Anna enjoyed playing dominoes, especially 42, card games, Sheepshead. She was a part of Hearts and Tripoli clubs.
    As a Christmas treats every year, Anna Marie would bake many, many dozens of cinnamon and fruit rolls for the family to have on Christmas Eve. She enjoyed cooking Sunday lunch and having family stop by, attending all the grandkids weddings and traveling to visit relatives in many different states.
    Anna Marie is survived by her: daughter, Mary and husband, Ed Roberts of Benbrook; sons and spouses: Joe and Cecelia Bayer of Denison, TX, Melvin and Mary Bayer of Lindsay, Paul and Donna Bayer of Muenster, Larry and Denise Bayer of Baton Rouge, LA, Leon and Lea Ann Bayer of Thackerville, OK, and Mike and Robin Bayer of Krum; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-two grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her: husband, Alfred John Bayer, parents, Frank and Margaret (Hartman) Klement, grandson, Arlie Bayer, and brothers: Eugene and Anthony Klement.
    Pallbearers are: Pat Bayer, Sunni Balthazor, Micah Bayer, Karley Bayer, Andrew Bayer, Sam Bayer, Daniel Roberts, Eric Bayer, John Bayer, Jeremy Bayer, and Steven Roberts.
 

 

 

 


David Gary Hess
1946 - 2016

David Hess    Mass of Christian Burial for David Gary Hess, age 70, of Glade Spring, VA, and formerly of Muenster, Texas, is set for 2:00 PM, Friday, October 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the funeral home. Services in Texas are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Hess passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
    David was born August 31, 1946 in Muenster to Arnold and Leona Rose (Yosten) Hess. He married Billie Jean (Underwood) Hess on Thursday, October 24, 1974 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster.
    David was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War. He worked at Eddie’s Precision Machining of Abingdon, Bristol Compressors, and Hubs and Wheels in Emory. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Billie Hess of Abingdon, VA; children: Sharon and husband, Chris Rice of Riverside, CA, Shelley and husband, Tim Franz of Austin, Texas, Mathew and wife, Lara Hess of Austin; Randal Hess of Austin, and Bonnie Hess of Buckholts, TX; mother, Leona “Bonnie” Yosten Hess of Muenster, Texas; brothers: Don and wife, Martha Hess of Muenster, Bob, and wife, Janette Hess of Muenster, twin brother, Dennis and wife, Gail Hess of Lindsay, Steve Hess of Mt. Vernon, TX, Larry Hess of Sanger, TX, and Mark Hess of Nocona Hills, TX; grandchildren: Patrick Rice, Allison Rice both of Riverside, CA, Lola Hess, Autumn Hess, and Torsten Hess of Austin. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Hess, brother, Karl Hess, and sister, Frances Stratton.
    Pallbearers are: Tim Franz, Chris Rice, Toby Hess, Barry Hess, Sarah Hess, Jennifer Hess, John Corbett, and Trisha Stratton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284, the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, or the Wounded Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kans. 66675.
    The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Mountain Home VA Medical Center and Intrepid USA Healthcare Services.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. In Virginia, the family of David Gary Hess is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
 

 


Ervin "Red" Henscheid
1938 - 2016

Red Hescheid    Mass of Christian Burial for Ervin “Red” Henscheid is set for 10:00 AM, Monday, October 17, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson and Father Kyle Walterscheid officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the church. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Henscheid died Thursday, October 13, 2016.
    Ervin Ernest “Red” Henscheid was born April 13, 1938 in Muenster to Albert and Dora (Hesse) Henscheid. Red married Carol (Miller) Henscheid on October 1, 1957. They were the proud parents of four children.
    Red drove a truck for Muenster Milling Company from 1960-2003. He was a fire fighter for twenty-five years for the Muenster Volunteer Fire Department. For the past eleven years, Red drove a truck for Stephen Stoffels Trucking. His CB handle was “Redbird.” He kept the scoreboard at the football games for Sacred Heart School for over forty years.
    Red enjoyed yard work and gardening and especially spending time with his family. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.
    Red is survived by: his wife, Carol Henscheid of Muenster; daughters: Brenda and husband, Jimmy Green of Muenster, Doris and husband, Butch Schmidlkofer of Lindsay, and Shirley and husband, Ray Stewart of Muenster; son, Stephen and wife, Kyla Henscheid of Muenster; eight grandchildren: Tiffany Crouch, Colby Richey, Blake Green, Stephanie McGrew, Jordan Henscheid, Derek Schmidlkofer, Riley Stewart and Logan Stewart; two great-grandchildren: Kellen Crouch and Landry McGrew; sisters: Regina Pels, Alma Herr, Clara Endres, Leoba Mollenkopf. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Dora (Hesse) Henscheid, grandson, Dain Schmidlkofer, sisters, Dolores Miller and Rosalee Schilling and brother, Virgil Henscheid.
    Pallbearers are Tim Herr, Roger Endres, Glenn Miller, Doreen Taylor, Babe Schilling, Hal Mollenkopf, and Lonnie Henscheid.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Sacred Heart Trust Fund.
       

 


Don Ray Moon
1936 - 2016

Don Ray Moon      Memorial service for Don Ray Moon, age 79 of Myra, is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Marysville Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Marysville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Moon died Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
    Don was born October 31, 1936 in Gainesville, TX to Mitchell Franklin and Wilma (Richey) Moon. After graduating from high school, "Bulldog" received a football scholarship from McMurry University. Don served in the Air Force for almost four years, being honorably discharged in August 1959. While in the Air Force, Don discovered a life long love for flying and became a pilot and a flight instructor. Don was a member of the Marysville Masonic Lodge (Fish Creek) for fifty-five years, Scottish Rite, Shrine Temple and a member of the Marysville Baptist Church. As a young man he owned several successful businesses however in later years he was employed by Muenster I.S.D. and Allen Ritchey, Inc.
    Don is survived by his special friend, Theresa Grewing of Myra, TX; sister, Guylene Robertson, Ed. D. and husband, Terry Robertson of Goodrich, TX; nephew, Jordan Ray Robertson of Conroe, TX; niece Joanis and Ben Riebl of Goodrich, TX; extended family: Anita and Mike Luttmer of Myra, TX, Don and Debbie Grewing of Saint Jo, TX, Linda and Mitch Rains and Nicole of Myra, TX, Mark and Carol Grewing of Muenster, TX, and Bill and Katrina Grewing of Callisburg, TX; he was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell Franklin and Wilma (Richey) Moon and stepfather, Jordan Rogers.

 

 


Julie Marie Becker
9/15/2016 - 10/6/2016

    Mass of Christian Burial for Julie Becker of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Julie died Thursday, October 6.
    Julie was born September 15, 2016 to Joe and Kristie (Lutkenhaus) Becker in Dallas, Texas.
    She is survived by her parents, Joe and Kristie (Lutkenhaus) Becker of Muenster; her siblings: Katie, Jake, Cody, and Bryan Becker of Muenster; grandparents: Leo and Peggy Lutkenhaus of Muenster and Paul and Brenda Becker of Muenster; great-grandparents: Gloria Becker of Muenster, Edward Sandmann of Lindsay, and Evelyn Fuhrmann of Lindsay; aunts and uncles: Pamela and Chris Grewing of Linsday, Patrick and Tiffany Lutkenhaus of Muenster and Diane Becker of Lewisville. She was preceded in death by her: great-grandfather, Martin Becker, great-grandmother, Aileen Sandmann, great-grandfather, Damond Fuhrmann, and great-grandparents, August and Armella Lutkenhaus.
 

 


Dolores Elizabeth (Mosman) Friske
1915 - 2016

Dolores Friske     Mass for Dolores Friske, age 101 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, October 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Rosary and vigil will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Friske died Thursday, October 6, 2016.
     Dolores Elizabeth (Mosman) Friske was born October 1, 1915 in Lindsay, Texas on the family farm. She attended St. Peters, Van Slyke and Gainesville High School. She learned to make bread at the age of 9 and worked as a cook for the threshers as a young lady. She married Arnold Friske in 1938 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They had 2 daughters, Gwen and Elaine. Arnold and Dolores worked in the defense plant during WWII. They returned to their dairy farm after the war.
     Dolores enjoyed gardening and cooking her whole life. She stayed busy painting or crocheting. She was an active member of the rosary guild and has always loved attending Mass. She moved to Muenster in 1999 and enjoyed having family and friends visit.
     Dolores is survived by her: daughter, Gwen and husband, Loyd Trubenbach of Muenster; grandchildren: Lisa and Kim Walterscheid, Jean and Glenn Walterscheid, Toni and Adam Deweber, George and Margaret Dadderio, Sonja and Chris Herne, and John and Lanie Dadderio; twenty-two great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alleen Anderson of Red Oak, TX; and brother Ray and wife, Lorie Mosman of Dallas, TX.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Henry Friske, daughter, Elaine Antone Dadderio; sisters: Leona Mages, Annabele Springfield, Juanita Hansen, Stella Mosman; brothers: Frank, Herbert, Alfred, Clarence, Robert, Leo, and Alfred Joseph Mosman; and granddaughter Beverly Sterling.
     Pallbearers are: Dustin Walterscheid, Bret Walterscheid, Garrett Walterscheid, Collin Walterscheid, Derek Dadderio, Christopher Dadderio, Tanner Dadderio, Carter Herne, and Jack Herne.

 


John Arnold Knabe
1922 - 2016

John Knabe     Mass of Christian Burial for John A. Knabe, age 93 of Muenster, was held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 26, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil was held at 5:00 PM, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the funeral home. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Knabe died Friday, September 23, 2016.
    John Arnold Knabe was born October 8, 1922 in Muenster, TX to John and Katie (Gremminger) Knabe. He was one of their seven children. John was owner/operator of an oilfield well service company for most of his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Joseph Society.
    John is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ruth Knabe of Muenster, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katie (Gremminger) Knabe, sisters: Lucille (Knabe) Schroeder, Caroline (Knabe) Hess, Martha (Knabe) Sicking; and brothers: Herbert Knabe and Norbert Knabe.
    Pallbearers were: Steven Knabe, Herbie Knabe, Pat Knabe, Henry Knabe, Jerry Hess, and Frankie Hess.

 


Christine (Epps) Thompson
1940 - 2016

Christine Thompson     Christine Epps Thompson, born November 1, 1940 to John Epps and Eva Mae (Taylor) Epps, passed September 20, 2016. A funeral service was set for 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Saint Jo with Rev. Jeff Roe officiating. Burial followed in Center Point Cemetery. A visitation was held at 10:00 AM prior to the funeral service at the church. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
    Christine married Robert E. Thompson on September 28, 1957. They had two sons.
    Christine was an educated woman with a bachelor’s degree, 2 master degrees and a PhD. She worked at Tarleton State University and Texas A & M as a librarian. She and Robert moved to Milwaukee, where she taught library science at the University of Wisconsin. She relocated to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where she was offered a tenureship. She was head of the library science and a professor of library science. She was there for 10 years before she retired.
    In 2002, Robert and Christine moved to Bells, Texas. Christine volunteered at the public library in Whitewright for several years before her health prevented her from working there.
    Christine and Robert loved to go to see the matinees at the movie theater in Whitewright. She also liked to read and do needlepoint.
    Christine is survived by her husband, Robert E. Thompson Jr., of Bells; her sons, Tommy Thompson and wife Chris of Whitewright, and Robert K. Thompson and wife Lisa of Whitewright, 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tobie and Johnell Thompson of Saint Jo. She was preceded in death by her: parents, John Epps and Eva Mae (Taylor) Epps and sister, Carolyn Thompson.
    Pallbearers were: Ryan Thompson, London Messimer, Cannon Looper, Ethan Thompson, Aaron Looper, and Dwight Messimer.

 

 


Johnie Wisdom
1952 - 2016

Johnie Wisdom    A funeral service for Johnie Wisdom, age 64 of Saint Jo, was set for 2:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo with Rev. Butch Schneider officiating. Burial followed at Farmersville IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville, Texas. A visitation was held from 7:00—8:00 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the funeral home. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Mr. Wisdom died Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
    Johnie Bain Wisdom was born August 19, 1952 in Farmersville, TX to James H. Wisdom, Jr. and Doris N. (Smith) Wisdom. He graduated from Van Vleck High School in 1970. Johnie attended Wharton County Junior College and then went to East Texas State University in Commerce, where he met his wife, Mary Flusche. They were married September 16, 1972 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster, TX. They had two children.
    Johnie worked at Otis Engineering Corporation from 1972 – 1983. He moved to Seguin and became a police officer there from 1985 – 1990. In 1993, the family moved to Saint Jo where he became the chief of the Saint Jo Police Department until 1997. In 1998, Johnie became employed by Halliburton and went to work overseas in Angola, Africa. While employed by Halliburton he became an instructor and taught classes in Carrollton, TX, New Iberia, Louisiana, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Venezuela, and Russia. After working for Otis/Halliburton for 26 years, he retired in February 2015.
    Johnie was a member of the Methodist Church. He enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, camping, cooking with Dutch ovens, traveling and antiquing with his wife, and feeding the squirrels. Johnie loved his two dogs, Trixie and Trevor.
    Johnie is survived by his wife, Mary (Flusche) Wisdom of Saint Jo; daughter, Heather M. Wisdom of Garland, TX; son, Heath and wife, Annie Wisdom of Cypress, TX; grandchildren: Ben and Siddalee Wisdom of Cypress, TX; sisters-in-law: Lina Jo Flusche of Saint Jo, TX, and LouAnn and Billy Poynor of Saint Jo, TX; nieces and nephews: Norbra Young, Vicky Graham, Randall Flusche, Duane Dill, Rickie Gaston, MaLynn Burns, and Debbie Poynor; and uncle: Tommy and wife Barbara Wisdom of San Angelo, TX. He was preceded in death by: his parents, James H. Wisdom, Jr. and Doris N. (Smith) Wisdom.
    Pallbearers were: Randall Flusche, Duane Dill, Chris Burns, Billy Poynor, David Heller, Kamron Lewis, Scott Young, and Sam Young.
 

 


William Curtis Wells
1942 - 2016

Curtis Wells

     Funeral service for Curtis Wells, age 74 of Saint Jo, was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Scott Funeral Chapel and officiated by Ricky Kerr. Burial followed in Coker Cemetery. A visitation was held 9:30 AM—10:30 AM prior to the funeral. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Mr. Wells died Saturday, September 4, 2016.
    William Curtis Wells was born on March 14, 1942 in Bakersfield, California to Ben and Wilma (Holmes) Wells. He was the father of four children.
    Curtis loved the Lord. He loved to be outdoors, working in his garden, farming and breaking horses. He also enjoyed working on cars, small appliances and anything mechanical.
    Curtis is survived by his wife, Rita (Wolfenbarger) Wells of Saint Jo; daughters: Melissa and husband Eddie Geohagen of Duncan, OK and Jenevi Bell of Saint Jo; sons: Vance and wife, Donna Wells of Gainesville and Leslye and wife, Amy Wells of Sanger; sisters: Zonell Southard of Gainesville and Linda and husband, Ken Horn of Sanger; brother, Chris Wells of California; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Wilma (Holmes) Wells; brothers: Tommy Holmes and Kenneth Holmes; stepson, Jeffrey Landers and granddaughter, Ashley Wells.
    Pallbearers were: Evan Wolfenbarger, Nate Holmes, Keith Holmes, Richard Whittingon, Choi Stephens, and Joel McMahan.
 

 


Mary S. (Daniel) Dyer
1910 - 2016

Mary Dyer     Funeral service for Mary S. (Daniel) Dyer, age 105 of Muenster, formerly of Saint Joseph, Missouri, is set for 5:30 PM, Monday, August 29, 2016 at Scott Funeral Chapel in Muenster, Texas with Father Ken Robinson and Eric Bayer officiating. A visitation will be held following the service. A second funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas with burial to follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Rushville, Missouri. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, prior to the funeral, at the funeral home.
    Mary was born in the Bean Lake neighborhood of Rushville, Missouri on October 15, 1910 to Lyman Everett and Mahala (Kirkpatrick) Daniel. She started her first schooling at the Hutson School in that community.
    In 1919 the family moved to Rushville where her father was a rural letter carrier. Mary attended grade school in Rushville and graduated from Atchison High School in Atchison, Kansas. After graduation she went to Atchison Cosmetology School in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received her Missouri and Kansas license and worked in Atchison for several years.
    In 1934 she was united in marriage to Leonard Dyer at the home of Rev. E.C. Beard. They made their home in Rushville.
During WWII she was appointed postmistress of the Rushville post office. She resigned when her husband became a letter carrier at that office (after the war).
    In 1948 she was blessed with a baby girl, Virginia (Ginger) Dyer. In 1954 she had polio and Mary spent many years at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Ginger married and had two children. After Ginger passed away in 1973, Mary turned her attention and love to her two grandchildren. They spent much of their time with her.
    Due to her husband’s health they moved to St. Joseph in 1979. They went to the farm at least three or four times a week, and after his death Mary continued to spend time at the farm. She loved the beauty of the trees and seeing the crops grow.
    She was a member of Rushville Christian Church and was the treasurer for several years. She was also a member of Queen Ester and Loyal Sons Class and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
    After her granddaughter Hayle's marriage to Tom Dangelmayr in 1995, Mary began extended visits to her granddaughter's home. She helped raise her great grandsons, always stayed busy with laundry, meal preparation and of course rocking babies and reading them books. In July of 2006 she lost her grandson Joey, who passed suddenly in his sleep. Mary then made Texas her permanent home and sold her St. Joseph, Missouri townhouse. She loved the Texas sun and getting to watch her great grandsons growing. Rain or shine every Thursday she got her hair done and was ready for the weekend activities. Make up on and impeccably dressed she would climb on to her scooter and go. Granny read her bible faithfully every night before bed {which was often midnight}! It has only been in recent months that Granny slowed down, entered the Muenster hospital in July and passing. Granny lived a full life and brought joy to everyone she met; people were instantly drawn to her and fascinated by her stories. She loved deeply and was deeply loved in return.
    Mary is survived by her: son-in-law, Joseph and wife Kathie Fenton of Muenster, TX; grandchildren: Hayle and husband Tom Dangelmayr of Muenster, TX and Eric and Jennifer Bayer of Thackerville, OK; great grandchildren: Eli, Cody, Kyle, and Kevin Dangelmayr of Muenster, TX; and niece Julie and husband Jim Christian of Atchison, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D. Dyer, parents, Lyman Everett and Mahala (Kirkpatrick) Daniel, daughter, Virginia Fenton, siblings: Mayme and husband Ed Hiner and L.E. and LaVeta Daniel, and grandchild, Joey Fenton.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Muenster Memorial Hospital and Home Hospice of Cooke County.
 

 


Agnes Ann (Fette) Stormer
1921 - 2016

Agnes Stormer  Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes Ann (Fette) Stormer, age 95 of Muenster is set for 9:30 AM, Monday, August 22, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the funeral home. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Stormer died Thursday, August 18, 2016.
  Agnes was born in Muenster on February 18, 1921 to Conrad and Ernestine (Huchton) Fette. After graduating from Our Lady of Victory in Fort Worth, she served almost three years in the Navy W.A.V.E.S. during World War II.
  On October 14, 1944, Agnes married E.T. “Tim” Stormer. They became the parents of four children. During Tim’s service in the Air Force, the family lived in a number of states as well as Guam. After Tim’s retirement from the service in 1953, the family established their home on a farm northeast of Muenster where they raised Quarter horses. After Tim’s death in 1985, Agnes continued raising the horses and running the farm.
  Agnes is survived by her daughters: Karen and husband, Ray Partridge of Dandridge, TN, Kristie Stormer of Oldsmar, FL; son, Kenneth John and wife, Cindy Stormer of Gainesville, TX; grandchildren: Todd Partridge, Terry and wife, Irene Partridge, Chris and wife, Heather Partridge, Matt Stormer, Julie Stormer, Zachary and wife, Britney Stormer; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.T. “Tim” Stormer, parents, Conrad and Ernestine (Huchton) Fette, son, David Wayne Stormer, grandchild Leslie Stormer, sisters: Sister Annette Fette, SMN, Thelma Trubenbach, Isabell Fette, and Della Hartman.
  Pallbearers are: Christopher Partridge, T.C. Partridge, Matt Stormer, Zachary Stormer, Grant Hartman, and Lucas Hartman.

 

 


Leon Richard Fuhrmann
1940 - 2016

Leon Fuhrmann   Leon Richard Fuhrmann, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016. He was born September 15, 1940 to Henry and Lena (Walterscheid) Fuhrmann and was the fifth of seven children. Leon attended Lindsay ISD for most of his education. His last two years of high school were at Sacred Heart where he graduated in 1959.
  In December of 1964, Leon and Sandra Cler met at a basketball game and began dating. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 21, 1966. They settled in Myra and had seven children.
  Leon was involved in Sacred Heart School and Parish. He was a school board member, supporting his children in their many activities at school, and a Eucharist Minister for many years.
  Leon grew up farming and went into partnership with his brothers. They farmed and opened up Fuhrmann Brothers Garage. Leon worked with his brother Jerome in the garage. When the brothers closed the garage, Leon returned to farming full time. Through Leon's love of farming; he found a passion for antique tractors. He was one of the founding members of the Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Club over 30 years ago.
  He was a founding member of the Myra Volunteer Fire Department. He helped at numerous fires and accidents during his 38 years as a fireman.
  Leon visited the Holy Land (Israel) this past year, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with Sandra, and recently returned from a trip to Washington and cruise to Alaska.
  Leon is survived by his: wife, Sandra (Cler) Fuhrmann of Myra, TX; children: Donna and Rick Walterscheid of Houston, TX, Richard and Carrie Fuhrmann of San Antonio, TX, Jennifer and Steve Seed of Fort Worth, TX, Sharon Fuhrmann of Miami, FL, Sarina Fuhrmann of Euless, TX, Sister Elizabeth Fuhrmann of Arlington, TX, and Michelle & Dewayne Juarez of Happy, TX; 14 grandchildren; sisters: Sister Mary Helen Fuhrmann of Fort Worth, TX, Eileen Endres of Garland, TX; brothers: Michael and Carol of Lindsey, TX, Jerome and Phyllis of Thackerville, OK, and Francis and Cathie of Muenster, TX.
  He was preceded in death by his sister, Anita Bauer, and 3 grandchildren: John Fuhrmann, Grace Fuhrmann and Mary Therese Juarez.
  Mass of Christian Burial for Leon Richard Fuhrmann was held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil was held at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 also at the church. All services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
  Pallbearers were: Billy Felderhoff, Kenneth Sicking, Scot Vogel, Ronnie Bayer, Leroy Schmidlkofer, Randy Proffer, Daniel Proffer, and Robert Proffer.

 


Charles "Charlie" William Knabe
1943 - 2016

Charlie Knabe    Mass of Christian Burial for Charles “Charlie” William Knabe, age 73 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, August 5, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and officiated by Father Phil Petta. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
    Charlie passed away August 2, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center in Gainesville, TX. He was born March 21, 1943 in Muenster, TX to Robert and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Knabe. Charlie attended Sacred Heart School and was active in football and basketball. He served in the Army with duties in Fort Polk, LA and Germany.
    Charlie married Flora Mae Sims on November 9, 1968. He was a self-employed cement finisher. He enjoyed going to his deer lease and working in his garden. He also enjoyed spending many hours in his shop, visiting with friends, and watching his Dallas Cowboys. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post #6205.
    Charlie is survived by his brother: Robert “Sonny” and Rose Knabe of Sylacauga, Alabama; sisters: Frances and Art Bayer of Muenster, Kathleen (Katie) and Charlie Hamilton of Myra, Mary and Billy Jack DeBerry of Sherman, and Barbara and Alfred Hacker of Valley View; twenty-one nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Mae (Sims) Knabe, parents, Robert Henry and Elizabeth Frances (Schroeder) Knabe, brother, Anthony “Tony” Knabe and sister, Ethel (Hennigan) Bayer, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Cecil Simms.
    Pallbearers are: Nathan Bayer, Shane Houghton, Ron Dangelmayr, Charlie Hermes, Bobby Hess, and Morris Hacker, Sr.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Sacred Heart Letterman’s Club.
 

 


Dorothy "Dottie" Swirczynski
1928 - 2016

Dottie Swirczynski    Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy “Dottie” Katherine (Beyer) Swirczynski, age 87 of Muenster, is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, August 5, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Swirczynski died Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
    Dottie was born September 9, 1928 in Lindsay, TX to Adam and Mary (Loerwald) Beyer. She graduated from Lindsay High School in May 1946 as the Valedictorian of her class. She attended Draughan Business College in Fort Worth, TX and worked as a clerk in Cooke County Court House. She also worked at Bayer’s Kolonialwaren for many years as a clerk until her retirement.
    Dottie married Richard Swirczynski on May 4, 1949 in St. Peter’s Church in Lindsay. They were the proud parents of five children. Dottie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a lifelong member of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary.
    Dottie is survived by her: daughters: Kathy and Clifford Sicking, Janet and Stan Endres, Joyce Kindiger, and Shirley and Jim Endres, all of Muenster; daughter-in-law, Jill Swirczynski of Muenster; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; sister, Rosalie and husband, Raymond Sandmann of Lindsay; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Beyer of Lindsay and Bernice Beyer of Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Swirczynski, son, Dale Swirczynski, grandson, Zach Swirczynski, sisters: Marie Sandmann and Gertie Luttmer, brothers: Tony, Robert, Edward, Andrew, Carl, Lambert, and Frank Beyer.
    Pallbearers are: Ryan Sicking, Cody Sicking, Brent Sicking, Chad Endres, Brad Endres, Tara Swirczynski, and Hillary McEarchern.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cooke County Home Hospice or the Sacred Heart Chapel Fund.
 

 


Anton "Tony" Hess
1927 - 2016

Tony Hess    Mass of Christian Burial for Anton “Tony” Hess, age 89 of Muenster, is set for 10:00 AM, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the church. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Hess died Friday, July 22, 2016.
    Tony was born July 4, 1927 to Justin and Margareta (Klement) Hess. He attended Sacred Heart School and high school at Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, AR. Tony served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War.
    On February 6, 1960, Tony married the love of his life, Stella (Bengfort) Hess in St. Peter’s Church in Lindsay. They raised their five children on the Hess homeplace north of Muenster where he was born and spent his entire life.
    Tony was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sacred Heart Home School Society, Saint Joseph’s Society, Knights of Columbus, and an avid Sacred Heart School Supporter.
    Tony is survived by his: wife, Stella (Bengfort) Hess of Muenster, daughters: Dana Hess of Davenport, IA and Jenni and husband, Matt Kelley of Dallas; sons: Sam Hess of Muenster and Nick and wife, Mary Hess of Muenster; six grandchildren: Jacob Selser, Kyle Hess, Damian Hess, Daniel, Allison, Janet, and Sarah Strother; two great-grandchildren: Finley Strother and Joseph Banks; sisters: Teresa Hayden of Little Rock, AR and Rosina and husband, Leroy Schmidlkofer of Gainesville; and sister-in-law, Margaret Hess and Ann Bengfort. He was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Margareta (Klement) Hess, son, Anthony Hess, brothers: Joe, Al, and Bill Hess; sisters: Marge Schmitt, Mitzi Schmitt, and Helen Wimmer.
    The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Trust Fund or Cooke County Home Hospice.
 

 

 


William Robert Landers, Jr.
1929 - 2016

William Landers     William R. Landers, Jr. passed away at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The funeral service is set for 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Scott Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo, TX. Visitation will be held from 5:00—7:00 PM, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
    Jr., the fourth of ten children, was born Monday, January 28, 1929 in Forestburg, where he also spent his childhood years and returned to in 1980 to the simpler life. He graduated from Forestburg High School at 16 years of age. He joined the Army Air Corp at 17 and proudly served for 3 years during World War II. He met the love of his life, Claudine Fry in September 1951. They were married on November 18, 1951 in Decatur.
    Jr. considered himself a “Jack of all trades.” He worked hard to keep his young bride at home with their seven children.
    Jr. is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Claudine (Fry) Landers of Forestburg; children: Belinda and David Dominguez of Forestburg, Robbie and Doug Baldwin of Forestburg, Dorothy Thompson of Decatur, Ray and Maribeth Landers of Weatherford, Cindy Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, James and Denise Landers of Forestburg, Deanie and Gene Foster of Forestburg; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren; sister: Linda Bell of Saint Jo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
    He was preceeded in death by his parents, William Robert and Alma Dixie (Galmore) Landers; brothers: J.C., L.C., Jerry, Terry, and Mickey Landers; sisters: Bobbie McClelland, Bonnie Huddleston and Peggy Landers.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cooke County Home Hospice.

 

 


Wilmer J. "Bill" Luke
1921 - 2016

Bill Luke     Mass of Christian Burial for Wilmer J. "Bill" Luke, age 95 of Muenster, is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, July 8, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Muenster. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
    Bill Luke died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 following a period of failing health. He was a devoted husband to Eileen Cunningham Luke who preceded him in death. He was a loving father to Kathy Luke Hartman, Jim Luke, Carolyn Luke Powell and Nancy Luke Webster and a treasured grandfather to Jeff, Cindy, Preston, Eric, Emalee, Sarah, Amy, Megan, Tara, Brad and Mark. Bill treasured and admired his daughter-in-law Beth and sons-in-law Don Hartman, Mike Powell and Fray Webster.
    Bill was born on March 10, 1921, the son of Ben and Mary (Herr) Luke in Muenster. He graduated high school from Subiaco Academy in 1938. Following graduation he returned to Muenster to attend Saint Mary’s School of Business in Gainesville. After graduation from St Mary’s, he enlisted in the Air Corps Reserve and was honorably discharged after serving almost 4 years.
    Bill graduated from Texas Tech University with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and later a degree in accounting from the University of North Texas. He married the love of his life on February 12, 1955 in Christ the King Catholic Church in Tulsa, OK. Bill owned and operated the WJ Luke Company in Muenster for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2015.
    Bill was a very devout Catholic never missing mass, attending Novena and other church activities as often as possible and was a very active member of Sacred Heart Church for many years.
    Bill is survived by his children and their spouses: Kathy and Don Hartman of Muenster, TX, Carolyn and Mike Powell of Muenster, TX, Nancy and Fray Webster of Colleyville, TX, and Jim and Beth Luke of London, England; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister, Marianne and Alfred Kuhn of Hot Springs Village, AR; brothers: Eugene and Cathy Luke of Holbrook, AR, Dr. Bernard and Marilyn Luke of Grapevine, TX, and Fr. Eugene Luke, OSB of Paris, AR. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen (Cunningham) Luke, parents: Ben and Mary (Herr) Luke, sisters: Elfreda Fette, Dorothy Mae Luke, and Denny Henderson, brothers: Anthony, Harold, and Daniel Luke.
    Pallbearers are: Jeff Hartman, Brad Webster, Mark Webster, David Fette, Ben Luke, and Stuart Luke.

 

 


David Carl Hutson
1961 - 2016

     Funeral service for David Carl Hutson, age 55 of Odessa, TX, was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church in Saint Jo. The service was officiated by Rev. Charles Reed and Rev. C.E. Russell. Burial followed in Mountain Creek Cemetery outside of Saint Jo. Services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Mr. Hutson died Friday, July 1, 2016.
    David was born June 10, 1961 in Nocona, Texas to Elgie and Connie Mae (Copley) Hutson. He worked for Baker Hughes and graduated from NCTC with an Associate’s degree in Computer Tech. David was studying to be an engineer.
    David is survived by: his daughter, Nakisha Hutson Ice of Saint Jo, TX; sister, Paula Hutson of Victoria, TX; brother, Charles and wife, Janis Reed of Nocona, TX; grandson, Gage Ice of Saint Jo, TX; niece, Jennifer Reed Roby of Benbrook, TX; and nephews: Kyle Rojas of Victoria, TX and Brandon Reed of Fort Worth, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elgie and Connie Mae (Copley) Hutson.
    Family members served as pallbearers.

 

 


Nancy Jane (Wakefield) Williams
1943 - 2016

Nancy Williams     Graveside service for Nancy Jane (Wakefield) Williams of Saint Jo is set for 2:00 PM, Friday, June 24, 2016 at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo with Rev. Jeff Roe officiating and under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
    Nancy Jane (Wakefield) Williams, 72, a loving wife, caring mother, and dear friend went to be with The Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
Nancy was born October 16, 1943, in Paris, Texas to John F. Wakefield and Mary Frances (Howard) Wakefield. She grew up in Paris, Texas and was a graduate of Paris High School, Class of 1961. She married Wayne Williams in 1962, and this February, they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
    Nancy was a lover of people. Her passions were Jesus and spending time family. Nancy had an ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. In the second book of Timothy, verse seven it is written, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Nancy embodied these words to very end, always the focus on leading others to Christ. She believed her savior, Jesus Christ, died on the cross to save her from her sins, rose again and is sitting at the right hand of the throne of God. Nancy is worshiping her Savior in Heaven this day.
    Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Wayne and their two children, Mark Williams, of Denver City, and his children, Jarrod and Lindsey Williams, and their son Tucker Williams, of Dallas, Texas, Audra Williams of Midlothian, Texas, Johnny Williams, of Odessa and his son Cameron Williams, of Lubbock. She is also survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Marion Parker, of Paris, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Forney and Mary Francis (Howard) Wakefield and daughter-in-law, Samantha Williams.
    Pallbearers were: Rynn Peeler, Brian Sutton, Walter Smith, Mark Williams, Johnny Williams, and, Jarrod Williams.
 

 


Hilda Margaret (Becker) Sicking
     1917 - 2016

Hilda Sicking     Mass of Christian Burial for Hilda Margaret (Becker) Sicking, age 99 of Muenster, is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, June 17, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the church. Mrs. Sicking died Sunday, June 12, 2016.
     One of six children, Hilda was born March 23, 1917 in Muenster to Felix and Rosa (Hartman) Becker. She married Joe H. Sicking on August 29, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They became the proud parents of eight children.
     Hilda is survived by: daughters: Dolores and husband, Johnny Stark of Irving, Ann Sicking of Arlington, Rose Sicking of Arlington, Sharon and husband, Darrell Swirczynski of Kyle, TX; sons: Robert Sicking of Arlington, Chris Sicking of Muenster, and Joseph Sicking of Gainesville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Marie Sicking of Muenster; sisters-in-law: Bernice Sicking of Myra, Georgie Sicking of Kaycee, WY, and Carolyn Sicking of Laurens, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Felix and Rosa (Hartman) Becker, husband Joe H. Sicking, daughter, Eileen Sicking; brothers: Walter, Vincent, and Leo Becker; and sisters, Irene Becker and Ida Hoenig.
     Pallbearers are Joe Stark, Colton Swirczynski, Chris Wolf, Darrell Swirczynski, Johnny Stark and Carl Sicking.
    The family requests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart School.

 

 


Michael Leroy Eckart
1956 - 2016

Michael Eckart     Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Eckart, age 59 of Denton is set for 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 5:30 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the funeral home in Muenster. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Eckart died Sunday, June 5, 2016.
     One of ten children, Michael was born June 13, 1956 to James John and Angeline Christina (Walterscheid) Eckart. Michael was a resident of Denton State School for 52 years and left behind many loving caregivers and friends.
     Michael is survived by his sisters: Mary Ann Koesler of Muenster, Betty Simmel of Muenster, Agnes and husband, Bernard Hesse of Muenster, Rose and Bill Black of Myra, and Dolores and husband, Dale Hofbauer of Muenster; brothers: James Eckart of Myra, Don Eckart of Muenster, John and wife, Mary Eckart of Mead, Washington, and Steve Eckart of Denton; sister-in-law, Gerri Eckart of Lindsay; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: James John and Angeline Christina (Walterscheid) Eckart, brother, Jerry Eckart, and brother-in-law, Alfons Koesler.
     Pallbearers are: Neil Hesse, Ken Hesse, Danny Black, Jason Hofbauer, Stephen Hofbauer, Max Koesler, Joe Koesler, Paul Black, and Michael Eckart.

 

 

 


Keith Theodore Hess
1957 - 2016

Keith Hess       Mass of Christian Burial for Keith Hess, age 58 of Saint Jo was held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home. A Rosary and Vigil was held at 7:30 PM Friday, June 3, 2016 at the funeral home. Mr. Hess died Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
     Keith Theodore Hess was the youngest of eight children born to the Ed and Lucy (Fuhrmann) Hess on November 23, 1957. He is survived by: son, Travis Hess of Denton, two grandchildren: Hayleigh and Brooklyn Hess; his extended children: Jade, Jeff and Joey Hale, and Jordan and Josh Hellman; sisters: Joann Berend of Friona Texas, Carol Henscheid and her husband Terry Wimmer of Muenster, Evelyn “Cotton” Evans and her husband, Paul of Tyler; brothers: Lee Roy and his wife, Colleen Hess of Westlake Texas, and Terry and his wife, Sharon Hess of Valley View. He is also survived by a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Lucy (Fuhrmann) Hess, sister, Marilyn Stoffels, brother, Richard Hess and his wife, Helen Mae, nephews: Derek Hess and Dean Swirczynski, niece, Dea Swirczynski, and brothers-in-law: Lee Roy Berend and Ted Henscheid.
     Keith was a member of Sacred Heart Church and attended Sacred Heart Schools. His proudest moment was when his son Travis was born on June 30, 1983.
     In the early days, Keith worked in the oil fields as a roughneck for Felderhoff Drilling Company. After the downturn in drilling in 1984, he began building pool decks along with Lee Roy Hess and Chris Cagle in the company they named “H & H Pool Decks.” In 1995, Keith left the hustle and bustle of the city to travel the country until he ended up back home.
     Keith loved more than anything being with his family at his mom’s farm, hunting, fishing, camping, and cooking out for his son and grandchildren. The family has many fond memories of Keith. He will be always remembered and never forgotten.
     Pallbearers were: Travis Hess, Joey Hale, Eric Hess, Darrel Swirczynski, Terry Hess, and Lee Roy Hess.
 

 


Bessie (Reeves) VanZandt
1918 - 2016

Bessie VanZandt     Funeral service for Bessie (Reeves) VanZandt, age 98 of Saint Jo, is set for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Kerr officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Mrs. VanZandt died Saturday, May 28, 2016.
     Bessie was born in Cooke County on February 18, 1918 to James Ozenie and Peniannah Ann (Brewer) Reeves. She was one of the four children – the only daughter. On August 25, 1934, Bessie married Edd VanZandt. They became the proud parents of two children.
     Bessie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cared about everybody. She was always happy and smiling. Bessie loved to take her children fishing. She was an excellent seamstress and made clothes for Barbara, later teaching her to sew. Bessie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter very much and helping raise them. But most of all she loved to be outside taking care of her garden and flowers. She will be missed by all those who knew her.
     Bessie is survived by her daughter, Barbara Thompson, grandson, Wesley Edward Thompson, and great-granddaughter, Saydee Jean Thompson all of Saint Jo. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ozenie and Peniannah Ann (Brewer) Reeves; son, James Robert (Jack) VanZandt; brothers: Lewis, Andy and Little Ed Reeves; half-brother, Frank Cox, Jr., and grandson, William Neal Thompson.
     Pallbearers will be: Tommy Reeves, Thomas Reeves, Martin Reeves, Nick Reeves, Michael Reeves, Eddie Joe Reeves, Hunter Garrett, Hank Reed, Adam Reed, Oliver Reed, David Reed, and Gary Burton.
 

 


 

Pauline (Thim) Koelzer
1932- 2016

Pauline Koelzer    Mass of Christian Burial for Pauline (Thim) Koelzer, age 83 of Muenster is set for 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Koelzer died Friday, May 20, 2016.
    Pauline was born on September 9, 1932 to Rudolf and Rosina (Swoboda) Thim in Czechoslovakia. She moved to Germany in 1945 after the end of World War II. In 1958, she met her future husband, Wilfred Koelzer, while he was stationed in Germany as a member of the United States Army. In April of 1960, she traveled across the Atlantic to join her fiancé in the United States and was married to Wilfred on June 11, 1960 in Madill, OK. She and her husband moved to Muenster in 1961, and she has been a member of Sacred Heart Parish since. Pauline worked as a seamstress for 35 years at the Junior Elite dress factory in Muenster and Weber Aircraft in Gainesville.
    In her younger days, Pauline enjoyed snow skiing, waterskiing, and swimming and always enjoyed spending time outside working in the yard and her flower gardens. A devoted wife of 56 years, she was very proud of her son and her four grandchildren and loved spending time with them. On May 20, 2016 and after 3 years of a valiant fight, she lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
    Pauline is survived by: her husband, Wilfred Koelzer of Muenster, son, Helmuth & wife Christy Koelzer of North Richland Hills, TX; grandchildren: Scott Koelzer of Dallas, Amanda, Zachary, & Nicholas Koelzer of North Richland Hills; and sister, Helma Schaden of Langenau, Germany.
    She was preceded in death by: parents, Rudolf & Rosina (Swoboda) Thim & brother, Helmut Thim.
    Pallbearers are: Scott Koelzer, Chad Simmons, Ryan Sicking, Gregg Hess, Marvin Sulak, and Gary Knabe.

 


Arthur William Felderhoff
1924 - 2016

Arthur Felderhoff     Arthur Felderhoff, age 91, went to be with his Savior and Lord on May 19, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Monday, May 23, 2016, at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, Texas with Fr. Ken Robinson, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 5:30 PM, Sunday, May 22, 2016, also at the church. All arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
    Arthur was born to Joe and Mary (Wieler) Felderhoff, on May 29, 1924, on the family farm northwest of Muenster. He attended Sacred Heart School through the 10th grade and then transferred to Subiaco Academy in Arkansas where he graduated in 1942. In April of 1944, Arthur joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the 69th Naval Construction Battalion, also known as the Seabees. In July of 1944, his tour of duty took him overseas. He served in England, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. He was discharged from the Navy in May, 1946.
    Shortly after returning to Muenster, Arthur met his future wife, Evelyn Spaeth. Two years later they were married on October 26, 1948 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay, Texas. The couple made their home in Muenster and eventually had five children. Arthur and Evie celebrated 67 years of marriage before Evelyn was called home to the Lord on January 31, 2016.
    When Arthur returned from the Navy, he was approached about taking over the ownership of Muenster Milling Company, which his father, Joe Felderhoff, had owned and operated before his tragic death when Arthur was only 12 years old. Arthur agreed to give it a try and on January 1, 1947, took over ownership of the Mill. The business grew to include a trucking and grain business when he purchased a grain elevator in 1951. Over the years, Arthur expanded the business and diversified in a number of different areas as the milling business changed. He expanded the physical plant several times and later expanded to a secondary location in Muenster, where the local office is now located.
    In the late sixties, Muenster Mill started handling liquid feed. In 1985 Arthur became sole owner and operator of a liquid feed plant in Gainesville, Texas and began manufacturing and marketing his own line of liquid feed under the very descriptive brand name “Cattle-Lac.”
    Arthur eventually retired from Muenster Milling Company due to health issues. His son, Ronnie, took over management and ownership of Muenster Milling Company and his son, Dale, took over management and ownership of Cattle-lac Liquid Feeds in Gainesville.
    Arthur was a member of Sacred Heart Church, where he faithfully served in a number of positions. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 6205, and the Muenster Kiwanis Club, serving in various positions in each of these. From 1971-1973 it was Arthur’s distinct honor to have served as Mayor of Muenster. He also served on the Cooke County Appraisal District Board for four years in the 1990s. Professionally, Arthur was a member of the Texas Grain and Feed Association and was on the Board of Directors for five years in the late 1980s.
    On the personal side, Arthur was widely known as a man of integrity and honesty. Treating his customers with respect and appreciation was his hallmark. He learned the feed business largely on his own and took great care in producing a quality product for his farmers. He was known as a gentle giant among friends and family. He was a wonderful father to his children and a loving husband to his bride. He was a very generous man and always ready to help where he could. He was also a humble man, quick to downplay any accolades he might receive, and always complimentary of those who helped him.
    Survivors include daughters: Diann Hultstrand and husband Bob of Frisco, Gina Pape husband Ken of Frisco, Sherie Killgo and husband Kory of Coppell; sons: Dale Felderhoff and wife Julie, and Ronnie Felderhoff and wife Sharon of Muenster; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters: Imelda Rohmer and Mary Ann Walterscheid of Muenster; and sisters-in-law: Georgia Barry of Dallas and Mickey Spaeth of Valley View.
    Arthur was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 67 years, Evelyn; his parents, Joe and Mary Elizabeth Felderhoff; sisters: infant Eleanor Felderhoff and Sr. Georgia Felderhoff, OSB; in-laws Arnold Rohmer, Norbert Walterscheid, Mary and Lee Haverkamp, Agnes and Joe Kneupper, Francis Spaeth, Tillie and Andrew Schoech, Polly and Wilfred Reiter, Henry Spaeth, Theresa Mae and Mark Kuta, and Walter Barry.
    Per Arthur’s wishes, pallbearers for the funeral service will include two grandsons, Chad Felderhoff and Mitch Felderhoff; two local farmer/ranchers; Leonard Bayer and Leon Klement; and two local businessmen; Troy Sicking from Rohmer’s Restaurant and Mike Hennigan from Hennigan Auto Parts.
    In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully appreciate memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Chapel fund.
 

 


Trudy Kay (Bowman) Buck
1943 - 2016

Trudy Buck     A graveside service for Trudy Kay (Bowman) Buck, age 72 of Saint Jo, is set for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Illinois Bend Cemetery with Steve Chism officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
    Trudy was born on November 20, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a member of Saint Jo Church of Christ. Her parents were Stanley Bowman and LaVern (Castle). Her father was killed in World War II. Her stepfather was Alton Trammel.
    Trudy is survived by the love of her life, William "Bill" Buck. They had a special 55 years together. Also surviving her are: daughters: Debbie Bays and husband, Danny of Sanger, and Cheryl Buck and boyfriend, Chad Bilbrey of Sanger; grandson, Garrett Bays and fiancé, Taylor Worthey of Sanger; brother: William Bowman of Garland; uncle, Don Castle and wife, Jo of Saint Jo; and several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by: her father, Stanley Bowman; stepfather, Alton Trammel; mother, LaVern (Castle) Bowman Trammel; grandparents: Virginia and Shorty Castle; uncles: Bloyce and Doyle Castle and Young Darnell; sister-in-law, Judy Bowman; and aunt, Marie Johnson.
    Trudy was a very loving, happy, smiling person. She always tried to make people feel better and help them. Trudy was loved by many. She was a very special person. Trudy passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family.
    We will always love you, love your family.
    Pallbearers were: Jerry Raymond, Curtis Bowman, Arnold Dennis, Paul Mooring, Sr., Paul Mooring, Jr., and Charlie Taylor.
 

 


Nicholas "Nick" Walter Moster
1980 - 2016

Nicholas MosterNicholas's Story
8/13/1980 - 5/7/2016
    Nicholas “Nick” Walter Moster was born August 13, 1980 in Gainesville, Texas to Michael Moster and Judy (Watkins) Roberts.
    Nick leaves behind his greatest joy, his son, Jacob Moster; parents, Judy Roberts, Michael and Candy Moster; sisters, Sarah Moster, Heather Moster, Meghan Roberts Hackler and Tessa Thurman; brothers, Kevin Roberts and Thomas Herron.
    He was especially close to his cousins, Jeff, Bo, Jennifer Douthit, and Staci Moster.
    It's hard to imagine anyone loving their son as much as I love Nicholas.
    On Saturday May 7, 2016, God took Nicholas home to be with his Savior for eternity.
    Nick loved his son, Jacob with all of his heart, soul and mind. His son was the greatest gift God could give him.
    Every chance Nick got he was at the lake fishing. He loved history and was an avid learner.
    Nick had a good relationship with God and his fruits were shown. He would help anyone who needed him.
    Nick's visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
    His celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Gainesville First Church.
    I urge everyone who shared Nick's life with him, 1 day or 35 years, good or bad to come join us.
    This is not “Goodbye” this is see ya “later Nick!”
 

 


John "Papa" Marshall Gaston
1930 - 2016

John Gaston John “Papa” Marshall Gaston, of Saint Jo, was born April 5, 1930 in the Post Oak Community, in Montague County to Charlie and Minnie (Howard) Gaston. He married Carolyn (Snapp) Gaston on March 26, 1950 in Bonita, Texas. They became the proud parents of four children.
Papa went to heaven surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends on Saturday, April 23, 2016. From the age of 13, John began working as a brick mason, a trade he was very proud of and went on to teach to his son and sons-in-law and the fourth generation masons, his grandsons. He loved attending Friendship Church and was an active Gideon for many years. He was creative and loved to work with wood. John had a great sense of humor. He had so much compassion and loved people unconditionally. Papa's presence, love, and hugs will be missed by all who knew him.
    John is survived by his children: Kay and Bob Moore of Roby, TX, Marsha and Mike Hofbauer of Saint Jo, TX, Letha Hillard of Saint Jo, and J.M. and Candy Gaston of Saint Jo, TX; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sisters: Mary Tuck of Azle, TX, Sue DeMoss of Nocona, TX, and Thelma Gaston of Saint Jo, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Snapp) Gaston, sisters: Ava Denis and Jeanie Mangiapane; brother, Brean Gaston; and two great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service is set for 1:30 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Friendship Church with Pastor Curt Simmons and Bryce Moore officiating. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gideons International.

 

 


Janet M. (Stannard) Wlodarczyk
    1935 - 2016

Janet Wlodarczyk    Janet May (Stannard) Wlodarczyk, age 80 of Muenster passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.
    Janet was born on August 11, 1935 in Oakland, CA to George and Mildred (May) Stannard. She married Thaddeus John Wlodarczyk on December 27, 1952 in Vallejo, California. They became the proud parents of five children. She was a business owner for 25 years, served as the president of America Business Women and was named Woman of the Year. Janet was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Alter Society at St. Leonard’s in Fremont, CA, and a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Muenster, TX. She enjoyed cooking, stitchery, sewing and was a floral designer.
    Janet is survived by her husband, Thaddeus Wlodarczyk of Jamestown, CA; daughters and spouses: Debra and Kevin Fisher of Vallecito, CA, Shelley and Daniel Riegel of Roseville, CA, and Jennifer and Lee Aldriedge of Saint Jo, TX; sons and spouses: Daniel and Audrey Wlodarczyk of Tracy, CA, and Kenneth and Karen Wlodarczyk of Grand Prairie, TX; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred (May) Stannard, half-sister, June Oliveria, and great-grandchild, Cody Wlodarczyk.
    A Rosary and Vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the funeral chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Pallbearers will be: Daniel Wlodarczyk, Kenneth Wlodarczyk, Lee Aldriedge, Dan Riegel, Austin Aldriedge, and Timothy Wlodarczyk.

 

 


Gertrude Catherine (Rohmer) Voth
    1914 - 2016

Gertrude Voth     Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude Catherine (Rohmer) Voth, age 102 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil will be held at 6:30 PM, Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the church. Mrs. Voth died Friday, April 1, 2016.
     Gertie was born February 22, 1914 to Leo and Anna (Koelzer) Rohmer. She attended Sacred Heart School until the 7th grade then helped her family on the farm. She was always proud that she could pick cotton faster than her brothers! She married the love of her life, Ben Voth, on August 21, 1934. Ben and Gertie worked side by side gardening and farming for 72 years until Ben’s death, December 14, 2006. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish all her life and a member of Saint Anne’s Society. Gertie was a hard worker and loved to garden, crochet, quilt, and bake.
     Gertie is survived by her daughter: Ruth and husband, Tommy Knabe of Muenster; grandchildren: Joe and wife, Kristy Koesler, Sue and husband, James Yosten, Mary Lin and husband, Duane Knabe, Kathy and husband, Kevin Creed, Steven and wife, Katrina Knabe; seventeen great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren. Extended family members include Mary Ann Koesler, Carol Ann and Gene Luttmer and family, Max and Cindy Koesler and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Anna (Koelzer) Rohmer; husband, Ben Rohmer; daughter, Carol Ann Voth Koesler; son-in-law, Alfons Koesler; sisters: Mary Rohmer, Bertha Wooten, Eleanor Sicking, Rita Becker, Martha McKinney, Agnes McCallion, Adeline Pettit; brothers: Albert, Ed, Alois, Arnold, Urban, and Norbert Voth; and granddaughter, Barbara Koesler.
     Pallbearers are: Joe Koesler, Steve Knabe, Mitch Creed, Kristopher Creed, Nicholas Yosten, and Jonathan Yosten.
     The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Trust Fund.


Patrick "Pat" Anthony Klement
    1945 - 2016

Pat Klement     Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick Anthony Klement, age 70 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and officiated by Father Ken Robinson. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil will be held at 5:30, Monday, March 28, 2016 at the church. Mr. Klement died Thursday, March 24, 2016.
     Pat Klement was born May 6, 1945 to Anthony (Tony) and Isabel (Sis) (Schmitz) Klement in Conway, South Carolina. He was the second oldest of 15 siblings. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1963. Pat served in the Army from 1965 to 1967 in Korea and was honorably discharged as a SP-5.
     Pat married Ruth Yosten on June 22, 1968. He was a devoted husband of 47 years. He was employed by G & H Backhoe. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved his kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchild and enjoyed spending time with them.
     Pat is survived by his wife, Ruth (Yosten) Klement of Muenster; daughters and spouses: Renee and Donny Knabe of Muenster and Crystal and Jerry Stoffels of Muenster; sons: John Klement, Frank Klement, and Darren and wife, Brandy Klement, all of Muenster; grandchildren: Madison and husband Chris Shurbet, Taylor Knabe, Trace Klement, Hillary Klement, Seth Stoffels, and Allie Stoffels; one great-grandchild Blayne Shurbet; mother: Isabel (Sis) Klement of Muenster; sisters and spouses: Patsy and Paul Dangelmayr of Muenster, Joyce and Tom Bayer of Muenster, Janet and Willie Fisher of Muenster, Alice Walterscheid of Muenster, Diane and Dave Muller of Muenster, Darlene and Don Abney of Dye Mound, Marlene and Giles Walterscheid of Moss Lake, Peachie and Neil Huchton of Muenster; brothers and spouses: Robert F. Klement of Muenster, Roy and Carol Klement of Muenster, Steve and Dianna Klement of Muenster, Kevin Klement of Muenster, Gary Don Klement and life partner, Charles Cummings of Gainesville.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony (Tony) Klement and brother, Jim Klement, brother-in-law, Kenny Walterscheid, and niece, Stephanie Huchton.
     Pallbearers are Trace Klement, Martin Brungardt, John D. Bartush, Adam Bayer, Ron Dangelmayr, Bubba Klement, Curtis Pagel, Kenneth Walterscheid, and Ryan Klement.
 


Larry Hennigan
    1937 - 2016

Larry Hennigan     Mass of Christian Burial for Larry Hennigan, age 78 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the church. Mr. Hennigan died Monday, March 14, 2016.
    Larry Hennigan was born June 26, 1937 to Fred, Sr. and Caroline Hennigan. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1955. Larry served in the Army from 1960 to 1962. He was co-owner of Tony’s Seed and Feed until 1999 when he retired. Larry enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and working with his cattle on the farm. He was a devout husband to Mary Lee (Lawson) for 55 years. Larry loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Caroline (Wimmer) Hennigan and his brothers, Fred Jr. and Art Hennigan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee (Lawson) Hennigan of Muenster; four sons and their spouses: Chris and Mariah Hennigan, Steve and Angela Hennigan, Ricky and Ammie Hennigan, and Keith and Tammy Hennigan; brothers: Donald and Sandra Hennigan and Jerry Hennigan; and sisters: Joan and Felix Pelzel and Francis and Victor Sicking. Larry had nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were: Brad Hennigan, Ryan Hennigan, Shane Hennigan, C.B. Hennigan, Thomas Hennigan, and Christopher Harmon.
 


Murlene Faye (Parks) Steadham
    1934 - 2016

      Graveside services for Murlene Faye (Parks) Steadham, age 81 of Bowie, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Dye Mound Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, prior to the graveside service. Mrs. Steadham passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016.
    Murlene was born April 15, 1934 to Elbert and Linnie (King) Parks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was dedicated to creating a loving home and accomplished anything she put her mind to. Murlene was a member of First Christian Church.
    Murlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Ray Steadham of Bowie; daughter, Rhonda Fay Keesling of Henrietta; son, Larry Bob Steadham of Bowie; grandchildren: Raelene Fae Keesling of Henrietta and Garrett Asher Keesling of Wichita Falls; great-grandchild, Nora Fai Moore of Wichita Falls; and her sister, Floye Dean Allen of Nocona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Linnie (King) Parks; her sisters: Elizabeth Curnutte and Cleta Jean Mize; and her brothers: Elbert Parks, Jr. and Danny Allen.
 

 


Adeline Hilda (Yosten) Sicking
    1919 - 2016

Adeline Sicking   Mass of Christian Burial for Adeline Hilda (Yosten) Sicking, age 96 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the church. Mrs. Sicking died at her home on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
     Adeline was born November 14, 1919 in Muenster, Texas to John A. and Hattie (Endres) Yosten. She married Bernard J. Sicking on October 25, 1938 in Muenster. They became the proud parents of ten children.
     Adeline was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Parish. Her catholic faith was important to her life and she maintained a regular weekly mass and novena schedule. She was involved with the Catholic Daughters of America, helping with funeral meals and church functions. She was also a member of the Texas Extension Homemakers Association. She was employed by the Junior Elite Dress factory and by the Muenster School District. Gardening remained a favorite hobby of hers with flowers her special love.
     Adeline loved the family gatherings when her children and grandchildren would gather at her home for eating and visiting.
     Adeline is survived by her daughters: Betty and husband, Bill Schneck of Lewisville, TX, Judy and husband, Ben Kittler, of Bryant, AR, Donna and husband, Don Schad of Lindsay, TX, Denise and husband, James Landers of Forestburg, TX; sons: James D. and wife, Gloria Sicking of Tulsa, OK, Melvin and wife, Sheila Sicking, of Callisburg, TX, Wayne Sicking of Lawton, OK, Herbert and wife, Darlene Sicking of Muenster, TX, and Allen and wife, Martha Sicking of Muenster, TX, and son-in-law, Willie J. Matthews; sister, Bonnie (Leona) Hess; thirty-three grandchildren, and forty-six great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Sicking, her parents John A. and Hattie (Endres) Sicking, daughter, Lorraine (Sicking) Matthews), daughter-in-law, Marie Sicking, one grandson, her sisters: Marie Hoedeback, Elsie Horn, Gen Pels; and her brothers, Joe, Frank, Andrew, Richard, and Walter Yosten.
     Pallbearers were: David Matthews, Cory Schad, Josh Sicking, Devin Sicking, Clint Sicking, Justin Landers, Jamie Sicking, and Jeffery Sicking. 

 


RD Davis
    1926 - 2016

RD Davis

     The world is a little less jolly now after the passing of R.D. Davis who died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the age of 90.
    R.D. was born February 2, 1926 to Will Herman Davis and Sarah Della Cook Davis. R.D. was proud of the fact he was born on Groundhog Day and often said maybe that was what led to his interest in the weather. He grew up on a farm near Capps Corner and attended Cottonwood School. He played baseball, basketball and competed in pole vault. As a teenager, he went to work in the oil field, a career that lasted until his retirement from Galloway Oil in 1990.
    He served in the Navy during World War II on the transport ship the USS Neville. He traveled through the Panama Canal and spent time in California and Boston. He was part of a crew who raised the American flag on the previously Japanese-held Truk Island at the end of the war.
    After a long courtship, he married Isla Jo (Sis) Martin on October 16, 1956. They settled in Saint Jo and had three children, Kelly, Nancy, and Jill. R.D. loved raising his family just across from the school and walking across the street to band concerts, plays and ballgames.
    His greatest joy was his family. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren who all made him very proud. He was a kind, patient, loving man with a wicked sense of humor.
    R.D. is survived by his children: son, Kelly Davis and wife Karen of Muenster; daughter Nancy Schoppa and husband Ira of Saint Jo, and daughter, Jill Dlott and husband Keith of Plano; fifteen grandchildren: Joe (Lindsay), Andy (Jamie), Stephen (Ashley), Isaac, Michael, Aaron, Mark, Thomas, and Sarah Davis; Maria, James and Zane Schoppa; and Kaitlin, Sam and Elizabeth Dlott. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Davis Wisdom and brother-in-law Paul Wisdom. His parents, wife, and sister Mirtie Davis Ivins preceded him in death.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church of Saint Jo with Reverend Larry Coleman and Sonny Cole presiding, with interment following at Mountain Park Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
    Memorials may be sent to the Saint Jo ISD Educational Foundation or Saint Jo Volunteer Fire and EMS.

 


Irma Catherine (Starke) Forrester
     1938 - 2016

Irma Forrester     Services for Irma Catherine (Starke) Forrester, age 77 of Saint Jo will be at 11am on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Rosary will be at 5pm on Friday, February 19, 2016 followed by visitation from 6pm – 8pm at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Irma suffered a massive stroke on the evening of February 9th and slipped away peacefully on early Thursday morning, February 18th, surrounded by her family.
     Irma was born on July 18, 1938 to Joseph and Anna (Schettler) Starke of Muenster at Dr. Myrick’s Clinic. She graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1956. She married Vincent Forrester on February 17, 1958 at Sacred Heart Parish. They resided in Saint Jo for a few years before building their home and raising their family north of Forestburg.  She was employed by Wilde Chevrolet, the Muenster Sale Barn, and as a jailer for Montague County and Denton County. Irma was known for her deep affection of children and animals, being a care-giver, and for her happy disposition, always with a smile. She and Vincent enjoyed traveling, they visited Alaska & Hawaii after their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary and retirement, along with many other destinations in their RV. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish.
     Irma is survived by her husband of 58 years, Vincent Forrester of Saint Jo; her daughter, Mona and husband, Paul Ray Baird of Henrietta, sons: Virgil Forrester of Wichita Falls, Michael Forrester of Saint Jo, Mark Forrester and wife Djuna of Saint Jo, Vernon and wife Sammie Forrester of Saint Jo and her 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and extended family members, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters: Marian Gruber of Lindsay, sisters and brothers-in-law, LaVerna & Leonard Pfaff of Lakewood, Colorado, Ella & Vincent Taylor of Lakewood, Colorado, Jo Ann & Charles Beldon Snyder of San Jose, California, and Mildred & Robert Miller of Hemet, California, and her brother Henry and wife, Margie Starke of Muenster.
     Irma was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Robert Starke, Joe Starke Jr., Daniel Starke, and Edward Starke, and brother-in-law, Robert Gruber.
     Pallbearers were: Brett Baird, Jared Forrester, Kyler Monroe, Steve Forrester, Keith Scott, and Richard Mitchell.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 212 East 6th Street, Muenster, TX 76252, the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 638, Saint Jo, TX 76265, the Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department, 261 Gainesville Street, Forestburg, TX 76239, or to Easy Street Animal Shelter at 69 Hwy 82 East, Saint Jo 76265.
 

 


Harold Eugene Knabe
     1931 - 2016

Harold Knabe     Mass of Christian Burial for Harold Knabe, age 84 of Muenster was held 10:00 AM, Monday, February 15, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. A Rosary and Vigil was held at 5:30 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the funeral home in Muenster. Mr. Knabe died Friday, February 12, 2016.
     One of the eight children of Joseph John and Mary Catherine (Klimpt) Knabe, Harold Eugene Knabe was born on March 12, 1931. He married Bertha (Neusch) Knabe on June 14, 1957 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay. They became the proud parents of five children.
Harold was a member of St. Joseph’s Society, an officer for National Catholic Men’s Union, and an officer in the Knights of Columbus. He was proud of being a 4th degree Colorguard.
     Harold loved to dance, work in his garden, play dominos, and going fishing. He loved watching the local football games on Friday nights and he enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Harold enjoyed traveling for meeting with Men’s Catholic State League. He loved to spend time with his family. Harold was proud of being a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during his service with the US Army during the Korean War.
     Harold is survived by his wife, Bertha (Neusch) Knabe of Muenster; daughter, Cindy and husband, Jim Puckett of Gainesville; sons: Greg Knabe, Duane and wife, MaryLin Knabe of Muenster, Rusty and wife, Sarah Knabe of Fort Worth, and Brad and wife, Courtney of Plano; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary and husband, Wassie Reynolds of Forestburg; and brother, Leon Knabe of New Hope, Illinois.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers: Gerald, James, Richard, Gilbert, and Fred Knabe.
     Pallbearers were: Clayton Knabe, Kyle Knabe, Jason Knabe, Jim Puckett, Jerry Reyonlds and Jeremy Yosten.
 

 


David James Vogel
     1944 - 2016

David James Vogel     Mass of Christian Burial for David James Vogel, age 72 of Muenster, will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the church. David died Monday, February 8, 2016.
     David, the first born son of Lawrence and Philomena Stoffels Vogel, was born on January 9, 1944 in Muenster, Texas. He attended and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1963. After high school, he served in the U. S. Army from June 1965 – 1967 where he was stationed in Maine and Homestead, Florida. After the Army, he returned home to Muenster where he worked for several years at Community Lumber Company. Then, David became a home builder where he built several homes in the Muenster area.
     In 1971, David married Linda Lubbers of Southmayd. They made their home in Muenster where they raised two daughters, Dyann and Laura, who survived him. Later, David retired from home building and became a rancher raising cattle, which was one of his passions. David also loved to garden. Each year, he planted a garden providing his family and friends with vegetables. David served as an usher for Sacred Heart Church for 39 years. He loved this ministry and would greet many people entering the church each week. David also loved his family and was devoted to his sisters, brothers, wife, children, and grandchildren.
     He is survived by his wife, Linda Vogel; daughter and son-in-law, Dyann and Kelly Campbell of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Ted Fuhrmann of Muenster; six grandchildren, Sam, Maddie, and Joe Campbell & Levi, Julia, and Abigail Fuhrmann. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law; Flo and Jimmy Broussard of New Iberia, Louisiana, Irma Koelzer of Muenster, Shirley and Marvin Tischler of Southmayd, Texas. He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law; Larry and Kathy Vogel of Myra, and Gene and Carol Vogel of Muenster.
     David was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law; Karla and John Cunningham, and brother-in-law; Ivan Koelzer.
     Pallbearers were: Leonard Bayer, Tom Hartman, Jason Brogdon, John Shiffer, Ronnie Bayer, Mel Walterscheid.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Chapel Fund or American Diabetes Association.
 

 


Samantha Ruth (Zett) Williams
    1965 - 2016

Samanatha Williams     A memorial service for Samantha Ruth (Zett) Williams, age 50 of Denver City, Texas were held Friday, February 12, 2016 at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo, Texas. Officiating the service was her uncle, Marion W. Parker with Rev. Jeff Roe offering prayers. Candice Moore sang “Amazing Grace” and “It Is Well, With My Soul.” Samantha died February 5, 2016 in Denver City.
     Born on September 27, 1965 in Midland, Texas, Samantha was the daughter of Frank and Betty Zett. After graduating high school, she attended Texas Tech University. Samantha married Mark W. Williams on May 25, 1995 in Destin, Florida. They made their life together in Denver City, where she was a secretary and Mark worked for Oxy Petroleum as a lift specialist. Samantha was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church. She will be missed by all those who knew her including her Sorority Sisters.
     Samantha is survived by her husband, Mark Williams of Denver City, Texas;; a stepdaughter, Audra Leigh Williams of Midlothian, Texas; stepson: Jarrod Wayne Williams and his wife, Lindsey of Dallas, Texas; and a grandson, Tucker Wayne Williams; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Wayne and Nancy Williams, of Saint Jo; brother-in-law: John Lee Williams; nephew John Cameron Williams and her mother, Betty Zett of Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Zett.
 

 


Wilfred "Boots" Sicking
     1928 - 2016

Wilfred "Boots" Sicking     Mass of Christian Burial for Wilfred “Boots” Sicking, age 87 of Muenster, was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Muenster. Rosary and Vigil were held at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the funeral home. Mr. Sicking died Monday, February 1, 2016.
     Boots was born in Muenster on October 17, 1928 to Henry J. and Mary Knabe Sicking. He had a dairy for 37 years, and at one point went 12 years without ever taking a single day off. As a child, Boots said his mother could always pick more cotton then he could, and he couldn’t understand how that was possible. His daughter Rose Ann was his best tractor driver. Boots loved gardening and shared his vegetables with everyone. He loved to sit on his front porch and wave to everyone who went by.
    Boots married Marge Reiter Walterscheid on June 19, 1990. Their life together was great. It was like having Christmas every day.
    He is survived by his wife Marge of Muenster; daughters Rose Ann Mitchell of Gordonville, Gayle Herbert of Benbrook, Janet Vance of Weatherford, and Karla and husband Carroll Derrington of Weatherford; son Steve and wife Kelly Sicking of Jolly; stepdaughters Robin and Danny Hess of Gainesville and Judy Walterscheid of Oklahoma City; son-in-law Bert Walterscheid; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Ann and Jerry Pels of Pilot Point, Gladys Gieb of Muenster, Henrietta Coleman of Rowlett, and Clara Mae and husband Byron Black of Dallas.
    He was preceded in death by his son Hank Sicking, grandsons Dalas Cunningham and Joey Sicking, sister Christine Gieb, and brothers Harry and Lee Roy Sicking; stepdaughter Jill Balthrop, stepdaughter-in-law Delanne Walterscheid; and brothers-in-law Bernard Gieb and Gene Gieb.
    Pallbearers were Nick Walterscheid, Bobby Sicking, Leo Lutkenhaus, Tyrel Warren, Tim Walterscheid, Randy Hess, Richard Dangelmayr, and Mike Bartush.

 


Evelyn Anna Spaeth Felderhoff
     1925 - 2016

Evelyn Felderhoff    Evelyn Anna Spaeth Felderhoff, age 90, went to be with her Savior and Lord on January 31, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, TX with the Rev. Ken Robinson, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home. Mrs. Felderhoff’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. A rosary and vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster.
    Evelyn Spaeth Felderhoff was born on June 1, 1925, on the family farm just northeast of Lindsay, Texas, the eighth child of George and Elizabeth Spaeth. She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1942. On October 26, 1948 she married Arthur Felderhoff at St. Peter’s Church in Lindsay. The new couple made their home in Muenster where Arthur was owner and operator of Muenster Milling Company. From the earliest days of their marriage, Evelyn helped Arthur at the Mill when an opportunity presented itself and eventually became the bookkeeper for the growing business.
    “Evie,” as most people called her, was active in the local community and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Society and served as treasurer for the church’s finance committee for several years in the 1980s. For 19 years, from 1981-2000, Evie worked with Sacred Heart High School teacher Joe Caserta as a volunteer and advisor to students who were learning the ins and outs of the Stock Market.
    Evie was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was an extremely creative person and enjoyed people from all walks of life. As the saying goes, “she never met a stranger.” She was famously known for her homemade sweet rolls and bread and was an accomplished seamstress. She loved games of all sorts and for years was a member in a 42 club and a poker club. She enjoyed music and loved to entertain, which she and Arthur did often. Together they hosted many parties for family, friends and co-workers. Evie was particularly interested in genealogy and spent many hours researching her family history. In 2012 she published her memoirs, fulfilling a long-desired dream. Copies of her book are available in the Muenster Library and Muenster Museum.
    Evelyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Arthur; daughters, Diann Hultstrand and husband Bob, Gina Pape and husband Ken, Sherie Killgo and husband Kory; sons, Dale Felderhoff and wife Julie, Ronnie Felderhoff and wife Sharon; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Barry of Dallas, sister-in-laws, Imelda Rohmer, Mary Ann Walterscheid, and Mickey Spaeth, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Spaeth; sisters Mary Haverkamp, Agnes Kneupper, Frances Spaeth, Tillie Schoech, Polly Reiter, and Theresa Mae Kuta; brothers Henry Spaeth and Frank Joseph (Joe) Spaeth; in-laws, Lee Haverkamp, Joe Kneupper, Andrew Schoech, Wilfred Reiter, Mark Kuta, Walter Barry, Loretta Spaeth, Arnold Rohmer, Norbert Walterscheid, and Sister Georgia Felderhoff, OSB.
    In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully appreciate memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Chapel fund.

 


Weldon Martin
     1943 - 2016

Weldon Martin     Services for Weldon Lee Martin, age 72 of Wichita Falls are set for 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Scott Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. The family will receive visitors at 1:00 PM, Thursday, prior to the funeral at the chapel.
     Weldon lost his battle with cancer January 25, 2016 in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 3, 1943 in Rotan TX to Sylvester and Bessie (Chester) Martin. He attended college at Texas Tech University and owned an upholstery store for many years along with ranching in his spare time.
     Weldon is survived by his adopted son, Brian Stevens, nephew Jody and wife, Patty Thompson, great nephew Eric and wife, Lauren Thompson, great-great nephews Bentley and Hausten Thompson and several cousins, classmates and friends that he kept in contact with throughout the years. He also had a special place in his heart for his great friend and caregiver Bobbie Palmer. Weldon was preceded in death by his parents.
     In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

 


 Claramae Elizabeth Lewis Schmitt
     1919 - 2016
Claramae Schmitt     Burial for Claramae Elizabeth Lewis Schmitt, 96, of Saint Jo was held at 10:30 on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster with Father Ken celebrating the service.
     Claramae passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was born November 7, 1919, one of the six children of William and Vella Hill Lewis. Claramae attended North East Missouri State Teachers College (Truman College) and received a degree in Elementary Education. She married Dr. Allen Dean Schmitt on November 22, 1942, in Edina, Missouri. Allen Dean had a home town friend (Lester Victor) who encouraged them to come to Saint Jo. In 1945, the young couple arrived and were warmly accepted and welcomed into the community. Claramae taught in Saint Jo while Allen Dean started his first medical practice. Along the way, they also became parents of two daughters, Harriet and Sara. As a family they enjoyed doing simple things like wiener-roasts in the pasture, raising collies, horses, sheep, goats and even a pet fox.
     Claramae was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed playing bridge, having lunch with Miss Tommie and friends, needlepoint, was an avid reader and looked forward to the yearly visits of her ‘Lewisville Teacher Friends’. Claramae enjoyed her church and the people that have included her in their lives.
     She is survived by daughters Harriet and husband Sandy Livingston. Sara and husband Eddie Yetter; granddaughters Elizabeth Livingston Trout, Abby Livingston, Christina Tripple; nephew Duane Lewis and niece Jane Lewis Montequin. She was great-grandmother to Henry, JET and Tessa.
Claramae was preceded in death by her parents William and Vella Lewis; husband Allen Dean Schmitt; three brothers William Joseph, Robert Andrew and Paul Warren; two sisters Mary Millen and Louise Williams.
     Claramae was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Bluebonnet Study Club and she was a retired teacher. She has requested that any remembrances be made to the Emergency Service of your choice.

 

 

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