Mary Guerra De La Garza

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Mary Guerra De La Garza, Age 74 of Kenedy, TX passed away on January 19, 2016 in Karnes City, TX.   Mary was born on July 13, 1 941 in Gillett, TX to the late Domingo and Juanita Ramirez Guerra. On April 20, 1963 she married Edward “Wasso” De La Garza in Kenedy.    Mary retired as a Head Culinary Specialist for Kenedy Manor Nursing Home in Kenedy and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edward “Wasso” De La Garza; her parents, Domingo and Juanita Ramirez Guerra; sisters, Julia Garcia, Linda Aguilar; brothers, Roy Guerra, Robert Guerra, Santiago Guerra, Rudy Guerra, Joe Guerra, and Domingo Guerra.

She is survived by her daughters, Diana “DeeDee” Villanueva and husband Gilbert of Karnes City, Sandra De La Garza of Karnes City, Mandy Grullon and husband Chris of San Antonio, Terri De La Garza of Karnes City; son, Eddie De La Garza and wife Sandy of Kenedy; sisters, Isabel Aguilar of Oceano, California, Eva Martinez of Smiley; brother Henry Guerra of Nixon; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12Noon at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

A.H. “Petie” Hierholzer, Jr.

A.H. “Petie” Hierholzer, Jr. age 88 of Fashing died Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Karnes City. He was born June 24, 1927 in Fashing to A.H. &  Clementine Wahl Hierholzer, Sr.   Petie was a member of Fashing United Methodist Church and a farmer & rancher.  He married Josephine Walleck January 1, 1949 in Fashing.

Petie is survived by his wife Josephine, two son Wayne (Charlene) Hierholzer, Gary Hierholzer all of Karnes City, daughter Ruth Ann Rowland of Austin One sister Katie Reader of San Antonio. Grandchildren Joi  Ernst, Jodi and Jayson Hierholzer, and Jacob (Hannah) Hierholzer,  Great grandchildren Briley & Kacelyn Ernst.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 20th. At 10:00 AM at the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will be in the Fashing Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to your choice .

Dorothy E. Cooper

Dorothy E. Cooper age 85 passed away Jan. 10, 2016 in Houston,TX . She was formerly of Seguin and Kenedy, Tx. Dorothy was born in Riverside, CA to John & Mae Hammett.  She married T.J. Cooper Jan. 22, 1955 in Los Angles and he preceded her in death Sept. 9, 2012.  Dorothy was a RN working in hospitals and Dr.’s officers for 35 years.

She is survived by her daughter,r Terri Bell; son, Thomas John Cooper; Sister, Norma Gardiner; Granddaughters, Reese and Ryann Bell, and Great-Grandson Thomas James Cooper.

A Graveside Services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Kenedy Cemetery with Dr. Tom Warner officiating.

Carlos Basaldu

Carlos Basaldu obit picCarlos Basaldu, Age 58 raised in Kenedy, TX passed away Jan. 3, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Carlos was born on October 23, 1957 in Galveston, TX to Rosendo Basaldu, Sr. and Yolanda Rodriguez. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and of the Catholic Faith.

He is survived by his mother, Yolanda Rodriguez; sons, Carlos Gonzales, Jesse James Perez, Michael Basaldu, Carlos Basaldu, Christopher Basaldu; sisters, Yolanda Krueger, Lucinda DeLaPaz, Dora Ann Esparza, Yolanda Allen, Isabel Basaldu-Prado, Maria Basaldu; brothers, Rosendo Basaldu, Jr., Andres Garcia, Jr., Victor Garcia, Enriquez Basaldu and 11 Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his step-father Andres Garcia, Sr. and father Rosendo Basaldu, Sr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM with A Rosary will being recited at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Allen Hedtke

Allen Hedtke age 79 of Coy City passed away January 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Coy City to Gus & Viola Tiemann Hedtke Dec. 30, 1936.

Allen was a veteran of the US Air Force, and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and worked for Valero, Costal States, and was a Crop adjuster with Wells Fargo, and farmer & rancher.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, wife Judy Donnell Hedtke, and daughter Vickie Lynn Hedtke.

He is survived by his adopted son Thomas Sailer, and by his brother Larry (Beverly) Hedtke of Karnes City and his children, Wade Hedtke, and Garrett (Ashley) Hedtke. His sister Ruby Seeger of New Braunfels, and her children, Terrell (Stacey) Seeger, Jerry (Kelli) Seeger, James Seeger, and Bob (Kathy) Seeger.

A visitation will be held January 6th. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will be in the New Bremen Cemetery.

Roger A. Overby

R. Overby Obit PicRoger Allen Overby, 80, of Kenedy, Texas passed away on January 2, 2016 after a month long illness. He was born on August 23rd, 1935 in Pawnee, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest “Butch” and Alma Overby.  He married Farris Schmidt on December 22, 1962 in Somerset, Texas, recently celebrating 53 years of marriage.

Roger graduated from Pawnee High School and received his undergraduate degree and his Master’s degree from Southwest Texas State University. He began his career in education in coaching however soon became an administrator of Special Education for nine school districts, a position he held until his retirement in 2000.

Roger was a member of the Pawnee United Methodist Church. He was past president of Kenedy Little League.  He was a board member of TexStar Federal Credit Union.   Past member of Kenedy Jaycees.

He is survived by his wife Farris Overby; his son Kerwin Overby and his wife, Anne, of Kerrville, Texas; his twin sons, Landon Overby and his wife, Lisa, and Diron Overby and his wife, Kimberly, all of Cypress, Texas; his grandchildren Kaitlyn of Houston, Zachary at UT, Madeline at Ole Miss, Sidney, Dylan, Drew, Megan and Ashlyn all of Cypress; his brother Keith of Corpus Christi; and his four nieces.

A family visitation will be held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy on Tuesday, January 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6th at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy with visitation luncheon and graveside services to follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Pawnee United Methodist Church PO Box 526 Pawnee, TX 78145 or the George W Dumont Scholarship Fund (non 501 (c)3) 103 Bluebonnet Dr  Kenedy, TX 78119.