Gary Wayne Dieringer

Gary Wayne Dieringer, a resident of Beeville, TX, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:17 P.M. in his home at the age of 64 years.  Gary was born on June 6, 1949 in Cuero, TX; the son of Edwin J. and Gertrude Shock Dieringer. Gary was an oilfield consultant for R.W. Dirks and of the Lutheran faith.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin J. and Gertrude Shock Dieringer.  He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Debbie Dieringer of Beeville, TX;  daughters Jacquelyn Rust of Huntsville, TX; Tammy Gonzales of Beeville, TX; Becky Chamrad of Round Rock, TX; sons Gary Wayne Dieringer, II of Beeville, TX; Wayne Barnes of Sugarland, TX; grandchildren Mckayla Barnes, Addie Barnes, Braylon Barnes, Jake Prothro, Noah Porthro and Samantha Chamrad;  sisters Doris Pope and Fay Smart of Kenedy, TX; and brothers, Charles  Dieringer of Sealy, TX and Ray Dieringer of Kenedy, TX.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.  in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T.J. Burris officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sand Branch Cemetery in Bigfoot, TX.

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Alfredo Ortiz

alfredo ortizAlfredo Ortiz our beloved husband, father and grandfather was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on January 18, 2014 at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 9 days.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, Cruz and Antonia Ortiz; brothers, Doniciano and Isaac Ortiz; sisters, Brigida Serenil, Juanita Ochoa, and Pura Cruz.

He is survived by his wife of forty two years, Rosa Maria Ortiz; his daughters, Yolanda Gonzales; Nora Moncavias and her husband Pedro; Marisol Garza and her husband Jesse; son, Cruz Ortiz and his wife Joann, all of San Antonio; Grandchildren Jessica, Ashley, Emma, Michelle, Crystal, Joshua, Nicole, Cruz Jr. Samantha, Justin, Christopher and Adrian; his brothers, Victor Ortiz and his wife Gloria; Roberto Ortiz and his wife Sylvia; Cruz Ortiz and his wife Manuela; and Daniel Ortiz;  his sisters, Antonia Torres, Alice Rossett and her husband Larry; all of San Antonio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be, Cruz Ortiz, Jesse Garza, Angel Cruz, Joshua Ortiz, Justin Hettler, Christopher Hettler and John Raye Carmona.

Visitation was held, Monday, January 20, 2014, in the Eckols Funeral Home, Inc., Kenedy, Texas, and a prayer service was held Monday at 6:00 P.M., in the funeral home chapel. Funeral services were held, Tuedsday, January 21, 2014 in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 P.M., followed with interment in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. David Friedman, and staff at the Cancer Care of South Texas.

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Linda Kay Johnson

Linda Kay Johnson, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:50 A.M., in her residence at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 26 days.

Linda was born April 22, 1950 in Freer, Texas, the daughter of Troy Bennett, Jr., and Wanda Whitley Bennett.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Bennett. She is survived by her husband of over 19 years, Bobby G. Johnson of Kenedy; her father, Troy Bennett, Jr.; her daughter, Elisha Faye Johnson of Kenedy; her sons, Bradley Johnson of Kenedy and David Eric Velau of Vermont; her grandsons, Dylen Malaer, Nicholas Troy Velau, Phillip Blankenship, and Robert Blankenship, and her brother, Dan Bennett of Victoria.

Visitation will be held at 12:00 Noon, Sunday, January 19, 2014, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 4:00 P.M., Sunday in the chapel with Rev. Walter Hill, III, with interment following in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association; P.O. Box 26460, Austin, Texas 78755.

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Ofelia R. Lopez

Ofelia R. Lopez, 79, of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Kenedy, Texas. Ofelia was born August 2, 1934 the daughter of Tomas Rodriguez and Claudia Escobar Rodriguez. Ms. Lopez is survived by her 9 children.

Rosary will be recited, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Olga Ramos Espinoza

Olga Ramos Espinoza, 73 of Kenedy, Texas passed away, Friday, January 10, 2014. She was born January 20, 1940 in Kenedy, Texas the daughter of Eufracio Ramos and Belen Garza Ramos. She is survived by her 3 children.

Rosary will be recited, Monday, January 13, 2014, 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 9:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

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Julius Slezinsky

Julius Slezinsky, entered eternal rest, Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:08 A.M., at the Frank M. Tejada Veteran’s Home in Floresville, Texas at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 29 days.

Julius was born January 12, 1925 in El Campo, Texas the son of Rudolf Slezinsky and Jennie Stepan Slezinsky. Julius proudly served his country in the United States Air Force having fought in World War II and Normandy Bay. After leaving the Air Force, Julius married the love of his life, Vivian Audilet; March 1956 in Kenedy, Texas. Julius began working for John Deere as a salesman and continued with them for 46 years until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed hobbies such as fishing, gardening and woodworking. Julius was of the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Slezinsky is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Jennie Slezinsky and his brothers, Rudolf Slezinsky, Jr., Henry Slezinsky, Robert Slezinsky and Otto Slezinsky. Julius is survived by his beloved wife of over 57 years, Vivian Slezinsky of Kenedy; his daughters, Yvonne Ruhmann and husband Russ of Cotulla, Texas and Elizabeth Soden and husband Scott of Stockdale; his grandchildren, Zachary Ruhmann and wife Lauren, Trenton Ruhmann, Jennifer Soden and Tyler Soden; his brother, Walter Slezinsky; his sister-in-law, Eilene Slezinsky and his nieces, Virginia Lee, Rebecca Lee Shirley Coleman.   

Visitation will be held, Sunday, January 12, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin, 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2014 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

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Pablo “Mino” Reyes, Jr.

Pablo “Mino” Reyes, Jr., a  lifelong resident of Poth, Texas, passed away peacefully at Regency Manor Nursing Home in Floresville, Texas at 4:17 P.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 24 days. Pablo was born, March 13, 1921 in Saspamco, Texas the son of Pablo Reyes, Sr., and Magdalena Morales Reyes.

Mino is survived by his beloved wife, Lydia Ramirez Reyes; his daughter, Dina Martinez and husband Louis of La Porte; his son, Rene Reyes and wife Alice of La Porte and his grandchildren, Rachel Reyes, Belinda Reyes, Crystal Rapstine, Cynthia Martinez, Mario Hernandez, Norman Gomez and Adam Hernandez. He is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Reyes is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo, Sr., and Magdalena Reyes.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 10, 2014 in the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Poth, Texas with a prayer service following at 7:00 P.M., in the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., at Emmanuel Assembly of God Church with Rev. James Collins, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Assembly of God Cemetery, Poth, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Mario Hernandez, Larry Gomez, Vince Stock, Jose Acosta, Felipe Lara and Felipe Sauceda.

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Claudia Guerra Davila

DAVILA OBIT PICTUREClaudia Guerra Davila, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:51 P.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 1 day.
Claudia was born December 3, 1925 in Fashing, Texas the daughter of Fermin Guerra and Amada Gonzalez Guerra. In 1941, after a world wind romance, Claudia married Antonio Treviño Davila. Together the two of them owned and operated Davila Garage in Kenedy, Texas, where Claudia tended to the front office and kept the books.
Mrs. Davila is preceded in death by her parents, Fermin and Amada Guerra; her son, Antonio Davila, Jr.; her sisters, Celia Alejandro, Ninfa DeLaGarza and Belia Friesenhahn and her brothers, Benito Guerra, Manuel Guerra and Guadalupe Guerra. Claudia is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, Antonio T. Davila and her sons, Manuel Davila and wife Madelon of Kenedy, Alfred G. Davila and wife Viola of San Antonio and Rudy Davila and wife Sylvia of Victoria. Claudia is also survived by her 5 grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. A rosary will be recited; Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Celebration of Mass to follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.
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Frank S. Clyne

Frank S. Clyne, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:38 A.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 6 days.

Frank was born and raised in Kenedy, Texas, July 22, 1923 the son of Charles Ernest Clyne and Mittie Fikes Clyne. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Navy having fought in World War II. Frank was a member of the Kenedy Fire Department for over 30 years and was a mechanic for Kauffman Motor Company in Kenedy, Texas. Mr. Clyne was of the Baptist faith.

Frank’s beloved wife, Ruth Clyne preceded him in death on January 30, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mittie Clyne. Mr. Clyne is survived by his sons, Frank Clyne, Jr., of San Antonio, Carl Clyne and wife Paulette of Boerne, Billy Clyne and wife Gloria of Cuero, Everett Clyne and wife Susan of Helena, Charles L. Clyne of Kenedy, Charles Brown and wife Wanda of Kenedy and Lance Clyne and wife Raquel of San Antonio.

Visitation will be held, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Eckols Chapel with T.J. Burris officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

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Robert L. Underbrink

 

Robert L. Underbrink, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:20 A.M., in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 20 days.

Robert was born September 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Urban L. Underbrink and Beatrice Johnson Underbrink. On July 3, 1964, Robert Married Mary Louise Ford in Choate, Texas. Robert was a school teacher and taught for 35 years in both the Pettus and Runge School Districts.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of over 49 years, Mary Louise Underbrink of Kenedy; his daughters, Joy Tam and husband Pat of Kenedy and Brenda Underbrink of Kenedy; his son, Robert L. Underbrink of Kenedy; his brother, Urban L. Underbrink and wife Nancy of Victoria; his sisters, Mary Ruth El-Hakam and husband Bakri of Sugarland and Nellie Mae Barnes of Charco. Robert is also survived by his 4 beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Chrystal, Paige and Kevin Tam. Mr. Underbrink is preceded in death by his parents, Urban and Beatrice Underbrink.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas.  Funeral services will be held, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013, from the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery, Choate, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas Children Home or to the Choate Cemetery.

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