Robert R. Charles, Sr.

Robert R. Charles, Sr., Age 78 of Runge, TX passed away on July 20, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. Robert was born on August 12, 1942 in Runge, TX to the late Julio and Josephina Rodriguez Charles.  Robert was the Pastor of Church on the Rock in Pettus, TX, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many who will be greatly missed.  Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Julio and Josephina Rodriguez Charles; son, Rudy Charles; daughter Elena Charles; 3 sisters and 4 brothers.  Robert is survived by his loving wife Luzelida De Los Santos Charles of Runge; daughters, Donna Kay Rios of Runge; sons, Robert Lee Charles and wife Esther of Runge, Israel Charles and wife Sarah of Tuleta, Ricky Charles of Runge, Moses Charles and Wife Rebecca of Beeville; sister Lydia De Los Santos of Elmendorf numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of family members.  A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Heavenly Gates Family Worship Center at 7:00 PM.  Services will be Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Heavenly Gates Family Worship Center with the Rev. Robert Lee Charles officiating.  Interment will follow in the Runge Cemetery in Runge, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Israel Charles, Jr., Julian Patrick Charles, Bobby Lee Charles, Elijah Charles, Jesse Rios, and Aaron Charles.

Honorary Pallbearers: William Charles, Isaiah Charles, Noah Rios, Jordan Rios, and Jimmy Rios.

Ray Dean Hinojosa

Ray Dean Hinojosa, Age 45 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021.  Ray was born on July 30, 1975 in Beeville, TX to Reynaldo Hinojosa, Jr. and Alice Cano Saenz.  He was a contractor, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend to many who loved to hunt, fish, spend time with his family and was of the Catholic Faith.  Ray is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents, Lupe and Armida Cano; Paternal Grandfather, Reynaldo Hinojosa, Sr.; Aunt, Shirley Hinojosa; and Uncle Lupe Cano, Jr.  Ray is survived by his loving wife, Angie Naranjo Hinojosa of Kenedy, Mother, Alice (Felix) Saenz of Kenedy; Father, Reynaldo Hinojosa Jr. of Kenedy, daughters, Lindsey Allyson Hinojosa (Chris Pena) of Kenedy, Audriana Rae Hinojosa of Kenedy; Sons, Matthew Ray Hinojosa of San Antonio, Jacob Ryan (Savannah) Hinojosa of Corpus Christi; Grandmother, Anita Hinojosa of Kenedy; Sister, Stacia (Johnny) Jacques of Kenedy; Brother; Stevie Ray Hinojosa of Kenedy; grandchildren, Roman Ray Pacheco of Kenedy, Liam Daniel Pena of Kenedy; Nephews and Nieces, Zeke (Victoria) Jacques of Kenedy, Kaitlin Jacques of Kenedy, Timothy Jacques of Kenedy, Ava Hinojosa of Kenedy, Arianna Hinojosa of Kenedy, Arya Hinojosa of Kenedy; Great Nephew Reese Johnny Jacques of Kenedy and a host of family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sunday, July 25, 2021 in the Eckols Chapel.  A Reception will follow at the Kenedy City Hall immediately after the Celebration of Life Services.

Honorary Pallbearers: Zeke Jacques, Timothy Jacques, Roberto Infante, Joe Naranjo, Marcus Villarreal, Sr, and Chris Pena.

ALL THOSE ATTENDING RAYDEAN”S SERVICES ON SUNDAY ARE ASKED TO WEAR THEIR MASKS INTO FUNERAL HOME AND ECKOLS CHAPEL.

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Manuel P. Galindo

Manuel P. Galindo, of Kenedy, Texas( since October 2018) , age 91, was born on November 13, 1929 in Chihuahua, Mexico passed away on July 17, 2021. Mr. Galindo’s remains will be privately interred in the Kenedy Cemetery . Memorials may be made to the Kenedy Cemetery Associaton.

 

Vernell Joyce Oehlke

Vernell Joyce Oehlke, 84, of Kenedy, TX passed away on July 18, 2021. She was born on May 23, 1937 in Goliad County, TX to the late William and Erna Volkmer. She married Ruben Paul Oehlke on December 30, 1955 in Schroeder,TX. Vernell stayed busy working in the home and upon Ruben’s passing she maintained the ranch and her cattle.

In addition to her husband Ruben, she is preceded in death by her parents: William and Erna Volkmer; brother: William Volkmer; In-Laws: Gus and Ella Oehlke; brothers-in-law: Darwin Oehlke, Alton Oehlke and sister–in-law: Laverda Oehlke.

She is survived by her daughters: Glenda Arnold (Jeffrey) of Sugarland, TX, and Shirley Bleidt (Barry) of Seguin, TX; son: Vernon Oehlke (Tammy) of La Grange,TX; grandchildren: Brooke Oehlke, Ryan Ermis (Leah), Cody Arnold, Justin Oehlke (Amber), Courtney Garrett (Van), Jackie Gilley (Tommy) and Brittany Bleidt; great grandchildren: Emma Bleidt, Carlie Pochron, Weston Oehlke, Caleb Gilley, Colton Oehlke; brother-in-law: Gaylon Oehlke (Kathy) and sisters-in-law: Barbara Volkmer and Sarah Oehlke.

Public visitation will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Randy Bruno officiating. Interment to follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ryan Ermis, Cody Arnold,  Justin Oehlke, Tommy Gilley, Van Garrett, and Brad Volkmer.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Hospice of South Texas.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 409 N. Wilbern St., Runge, TX 78151 or the Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave., Victoria, TX 77901.

ALL THOSE ATTENDING MUST WEAR THEIR MASKS INTO ECKOLS FUNERAL HOME AND INTO ECKOLS CHAPEL .

WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.

Genovevo Buentello

Genovevo Buentello, of Kenedy, TX was born on January 31, 1931 in Runge, TX passed away on July 15, 2021 at the age of 90. Mr. Buentello is survived by cousins in Runge, TX and his family at the Kenedy Health and Rehabiliation Center.  His Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00a.m.at the Kenedy Cemetery  led by his cousin, Priscilla Sanchez and her mother. Those that knew Genovevo are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to the Kenedy Cemetery Association.

Wesley L. Doreck

Wesley Lee Doreck of Kenedy, Texas was born on July 25, 1939 in Choate, Texas to Walter Doreck and Alice Atkinson Doreck passed away on July 14, 2021 at the age of 81. Mr. Doreck was preceded in death by his parents, his sister: Faye Stockton, brother: Ray Doreck, niece: Jo Ann Lieke, nephew: Troy Doreck. Survivors include his wife of 61 years who he married on June 25, 1960 : Katherine Marie Krueger Doreck of Kenedy, TX; daughters: Cheryl (Jeffrey) Fudge of Mineral, TX, Susan (David Miller) Doreck of Choate, TX and D’ Ann Doreck of San Antonio, TX; sons: William (JoAnn) Doreck of Choate, TX and Jesse (Kris) Doreck of Coy City, TX; 8 grandchildren: Darryl Fudge, Kristi Rodgers, Mandy Doreck, Morgan Rollins, Dylan Doreck, Kelsey Pullin, Hali Pawelek and Luke Doreck; 6 grandchildren: Retha Rodgers, Briley Fudge, Kooper Rollins, Kasen Rollins, Wyatt Collier, Braxton Pullin; sisters: LaVerne Simmons, of Kenedy, TX, Ida Ruth O’Niell of Ingleside, TX and Bea Ramsey of Cotulla, TX; brother: Joe B. Doreck of Mineral, TX;   numerous nieces nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17 , 2021 from 11:00a.m. to 12:00 Noon with Funeral Services beginning promptly at 12:00 Noon at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Pax Traxler  officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Cemetery, Choate, TX. Pallbearers: Dylan Doreck, Luke Doreck, Craig Doreck, Darryl Fudge, Zack Pawelek, Derek Pullin, Thomas Kalinowski, Matthew Rollins. Honorary Pallbearers: Kooper Rollins, Kasen Rollins, Wyatt Collier, Braxton Pullin, Ryan Rodgers, Wayne Stockton, Leslie Doreck and Clint Collier. Memorials may be made to the Choate Cemetery Association, c/0 David Morgan, 181 PVT RD 8200, Kenedy, Texas 78119.

Maria Alaniz Salinas

Maria Alaniz Salinas, of Kenedy, Texas was born on March 9, 1933 in Karnes County, Texas to Rosa Garza Alaniz and Cecilio Alaniz passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the age of 88 surrounded by family.

Mrs. Salinas was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She married Benito P. Salinas on July 5, 1950.

Mrs. Salinas was preceded in death by her husband: Benito (1997); her daughter: Rachel Salinas; son: Bennie Salinas; daughter: Maria Cecelia Salinas; sisters: Manuela Botello and Virgina Ponce and brother: Joe Alaniz Sr.

She is survived by her daughters and sons: Cynthia (Jimmy) Solis Jr. of Kenedy, TX; Baldomero “Bo” Salinas of Kenedy, TX;  Clara Rosa “Katy” Salinas and husband Felix Barrera of Falfurrias, TX and Robert Salinas; sister: Sylvia Ortiz of Lubbock, TX;  19 Grandchildren; 29 Great grandchildren; 7 Great Great Grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Rosary to be recited on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9:30a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment following in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Parish Hall.

Pallbearers: Daren Cruz, Nathan Cantu, Sean Sutton, Bodie Salinas Jr. Colton Salinas, Michael Salinas, Dillon Cruz and Larry Villarreal.