Roland “Dutch” Rabenaldt

Roland “Dutch” Rabenaldt of Karnes City, Texas, passed away, October 17, 2013 in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City at the age of 91. Dutch was born, December 22, 1921.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Sunday, October 20, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 10 AM, Monday, October 21, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenedy with interment following at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Yorktown, Texas.

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Robert G. Cruz

Robert G. Cruz, 64, of Kenedy, Texas, passed away October 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Robert was born in Lubbock, Texas, February 5, 1949 the son of Santornino Cruz and Olivia Gutierrez Cruz.

Robert is survived by his mother; 3 sons and 1 daughter. A rosary will be recited at 1 PM, Monday, October 21, 2013, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel and a memorial service will begin at 1:30 PM, Monday in the chapel.

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Otto Frank Krause, Jr.

Otto Frank Krause, Jr., 81, of Kenedy, Texas, passed away in his home, Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Otto was born March 6, 1932 in Gonzales, Texas the son of Otto Frank Krause, Sr., and Gertrude DeJardo Krause. He is survived by his wife, Anita Garcia Krause; his children, Juanita (Johnny) Munoz, Jimmy (Claudia) Krause and Otto (Phyllis) Krause, III; his 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held, 6-8 PM, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in the Eckols Chapel, Kenedy Texas. Funeral services will be held, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 also in the chapel. Interment will follow in the Pawnee Cemetery, Pawnee, Texas.

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Erwin L. Kramer, Jr.

Erwin L. Kramer, Jr., entered eternal rest, Monday, October 7, 2013 at 5:56 P.M. in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 70.

Erwin was born in Cuero, Texas the son of E. L. Kramer, Sr., and Edna Byars Kramer on April 1, 1943. In March 1951, has dad opened Kramer and Son Body Works and in January 1979 the name changed to Kramer Body and Frame. In April 1995, after his father’s passing; Erwin, Jr., took over the family shop and in December 2011 after sixty years and ten months of work retired from the body shop. On March 7, 1964, he married the love of his life, Anna Mutz in Karnes City. Erwin was of the Lutheran faith and was an active member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy, Texas.

Mr. Kramer is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, June Slaughter and husband Milton. Erwin is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Anna Mutz Kramer; his sons, Erwin Louis “Tripp” Kramer, III, and wife Leslie of Edna and Dirk Kramer, Sr., of Crosby and his grandsons, Dirk Lance Kramer, Jr., David Scott Kramer and Quade Colton Kramer.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held, 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Good Shepherd Luther Church in Kenedy with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery with T.D. Pawelek, III, Mark Pawelek, Nathan Mutz, Tim Murphy, Michael Slaughter and Milton Slaughter, Jr., serving as pallbearers.

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Alice “Peggy” M. Brockman

Alice “Peggy” M. Brockman, a longtime resident of Pettus, Texas, passed away in her home, Sunday, October 7, 2013 at 9:20 P.M., at the age of 93 years.

Peggy was born July 13, 1920, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of James Campbell and Alice Brown Campbell. On March 31, 1948; after losing her first husband in World War II, Peggy married Elmo Brockman in San Antonio, Texas.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Elmo L. Brockman of Pettus; her daughters, Pam Wachutka and husband Sean of Dumfries, Virginia, Rebecca Kaspryzk and husband David of Elgin and Cathy Brockman of Brenham; her son, Mike Brockman and wife Marsha of Cestohowa; her sister, Shirley Cook and her brother, Bill Campbell both of Pine Bluff Arkansas. Peggy is also survived by her 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brockman is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mark Brockman; her sisters, Dorothy McRae and Charlyne Round and her brother, Jimmy Campbell.

Gravesides services will be held, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to The March of Dimes; 7400 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216; The American Heart Association; 8415 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229 ; or to the charity of your choice.

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Justo R. Salas

Justo R. Salas, a lifelong resident of Pawnee, Texas, passed away, Sunday, September 29, 2013 in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital Kenedy, Texas at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 10 days. Justo was born, July 9, 1932 in Nell, Texas the son of Vicente Salas and Juanita Rodriguez Salas. On April 15, 1956, Justo married Elida Gonzales in Three Rivers, Texas.

He is survived by his daughter, Carolina Yzaguirre husband Heraclio; his 2 grandchildren, Veronica and Heraclio, Jr.; his brothers, Julian Salas and wife Carmen, Vicente Salas and wife Louisa, Chico Luna and Juan Salas and wife Christina and his sisters, Licha Gonzales and husband Raul and Gloria Contreras and husband Jose. Mr. Salas is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his sons, Juan Carlos and Jose Carlos and his siblings, Eulalio R. Salas, Jesusa S. Cuellar, Ruben R. Salas, Damas Velasquez and Nate Luna.

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 PM, Tuesday in the chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated, 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy. Interment will follow in the Nell Cemetery.

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James Barnes, Sr.

James Barnes, Sr., a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas passed away in his home, Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 21 days. James was born December 6, 1937 in Oilton, Texas the son of Thomas Alfred Barnes and Ruby Vaughn Barnes. James proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Later, on September 16, 1958, James married Leonora Garza in Laredo, Texas.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Leonora Barnes; his daughters, Barbara Guerrero and husband Armando of Tustin, California and Brenda Villanueva and husband Edward of Kenedy; his sons, James Barnes, Jr., and wife Phyllis of Karnes City, Michael Barnes and wife Katherine, Mark Allen Barnes and wife April and Brian Barnes and wife Cheryl, all of Kenedy; his sisters, Cheryl Schultz and Lisa Fisher and his brothers, Johnny Schultz, Charles Schultz, Larry Barnes and Rodney Gill. James is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ruby Barnes.

Visitation will be held, Monday, September 30, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M., Monday in the chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy with Rev Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

 

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Annie Mary Johnson

Annie Mary Johnson, a former resident of Pawnee, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:45 A.M., in the Hacienda Oaks Nursing Canter in Beeville, Texas at the age of 95 years and 21 days.

Annie was born, September 4, 1918 in Marlin, Texas the daughter of Frank Schroller and Annie Haferkamp Schroller. She graduated from Pawnee High School and later went on to become a teacher for Pawnee. On June 14, 1939, Annie married the love of her life, Charles Edward Johnson in Pawnee, Texas. Charles preceded Annie in death on February 20, 1979.

Annie is survived by her children, Charles Edward Johnson, Jr., and wife Lanna; Norman Ray Johnson and wife Marcella; Gary Johnson and Betty and Mary Ann Kolodziej and husband Wilbert; her sisters, Leona Smith and Janie Metting and her 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Ms. Johnson is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Emma Schroller, Mary Page and Willis Mueller; her sisters, Olivia Ellis, Lorene Polozeck and her brother Leo Schroller.

Visitation will begin at 10 AM Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenedy, Texas with funeral services to follow at 11 AM, Saturday. Interment will follow in the Pawnee Cemetery, Pawnee, Texas.

 

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James Allen Donnell

James Allen Donnell, age 56, of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, September 24, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at 5:50 P.M. James was born, February 16, 1957 in Kenedy, Texas the son of R.V. Donnell and Frances Waltersdorf Donnell.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Brenda Moses Donnell; his father, R.V. Donnell; his daughter, Heather Gomez; his son, Colton Donnell; his sister, Brenda Kotzur and husband Jesse; his brother, Douglas Rose and wife Becky and his grandchildren, Dezhmen, Bella and Payton.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Friday, September 27, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy. Funeral services will begin at 3 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the Eckols Chapel with interment following in the Choate Cemetery, Choate, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Robert Anthony Hinojosa

Robert Anthony Hinojosa, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away in his home, September 22, 2013, at the age of 44 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was born June 5, 1969 in Pasadena, Texas the son of Richard B. Hinojosa and Criscelia Villanueva Hinojosa.

Robert is survived by his mother, Criscelia Villanueva Hinojosa of Kenedy; his daughters, Celeste Marice and Devon Hinojosa of Kenedy; a son, Robert Anthony Hinojosa, II, of San Antonio; his brothers, Roger Hinojosa of San Antonio and Richard Hinojosa of Beeville and 1 grandchild.

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 PM, Tuesday in the chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated, 11 AM, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy with Rev Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

 

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