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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday, March 2, 2003 — Herald-Zeitljng — Page 3A Obituaries — DINKLAGE Jimmie Wedgeworth Din-klage was born on May 8, 1936, to James D. and Grace Hammons Wedgeworth in Mississippi. The first of three daughters, she went to high school and to Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., where she received an associate of arts degree. She moved to Houston seeking job opportunities. While? working in Houston she met and married Chris Dinklage. She is survived by her husband, Chris Dinklage; sisters, Peggy Szurek and husband, Ron, and Maybelle Brent and husband, Joe; brothers-in-law, Edward Dinklage, Robert Dinklage and Tfed Dinklage and wife, Mary. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Jimmie was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Guadalupe Valley Shrine Club, Alzafar Shrine Recreational Vehicle Club and the German-American Society of New Braunfels. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2003, from I p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with an Order of the Eastern Star Burial Ceremony to follow at Comal Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Dinklage funeral service will be Tbmmy Gillespie, Clyde Guynes, Fred Reeves, Earle Jessop, Dallas Kuykendal and Jim Wend-land. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home STRUBE CoL Delbert Howard Strube, U.S.A.F. retired, age 82, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital after a short bout with leukemia. Delbert was bom Aug. 28,1920, to John Henry and Rebecca Strube in Bettie, Texas. He married Reba Christine Davis at Waples United Methodist Church in Denison, Texas on Dec. 22,1943. He served in the U.S.A.F. for 34 years and then worked for Raytheon in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 13 years. After retiring, he and his wife moved to New Braunfels. He was an active member of the Masons, Shriners, Lions, Elks, and Eastern Star. His Masonic affiliations included: Lone Star Lodge No. 403 (Denison), Denison Chapter No. 138, R.A.M., Denison Council 83, R&S.M., Denison Commandery No. 24, KT, T?xian York Rite College No. 60 (San Antonio), Guadalupe Lodge No. 109 in Seguin (dual; past master 2001-2002), Seguin Chapter No. 344, R.A.M. (dual; past High Priest 1999-2000), Seguin Council No. 281, R&S.M. (dual; past Thrice Illustrious Master 2000-2001), San Marcos Commandery No. 56, KT. (dual; past Commander 1997), Knights of the York Cross of Honor Tfexian Priory No. 78 (San Antonio), Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel, Super Excellent Master Degree, Masters, Past Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Association (Masonic District 35), District Deputy Grand High Priest, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas (2002-2003), and District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Tfexas (2001-2002). He was a member of the Seguin Chapter No. 555 Order of the Eastern Star (past Patron 1999). The life Delbert lived always showed a love of discipline, hard work, God and country. His hobbies included coin and airplane model collecting, telling jokes, reading and taking care of his beloved wife, Reba. He and Reba have always said that their greatest hope for their children was that they live long, happy and fruitful lives. Delbert did just that; he will be greatly missed. Col. Strube was a member of Waples United Methodist Church in Denison and attended both St. John’s Episcopal Church and Christ the King Anglican Church in New Braunfels. Survivors include his wife, Reba, of New Braunfels; son, Col. Larry Strube, and wife, Patty, of Scott AFB, IIL; daughter, Linda Strube, of Denton, Tfexas; brothers, Royce Strube, and wife, Laverne, of Pittsburg, Tfexas, and John Morris Strube, and wife, Nelda, of Gilmer, Texas; and three grandchildren, Lauren, of Fort Worth, John, of Tfexas A&M University in College Station, and Steven, of Scott AFB, 111. A chapel service is scheduled for noon Monday, March 3, 2003, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald D. Zipp officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. Public visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family being present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Masonic Pallbearers are: Dick Bedford, Wayne Gallion, Jimmy Maxwell, Dick Moore, Basil Shields and Chuck Tfeeter. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to: Galveston Shiners Hospital, 815 Market St. Galveston, Tfexas 77550. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home FORSTER Dennis Dwayne Forster passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at his residence in New Braunfels at age 43. He is survived by his wife, Susan Forster, of New Braunfels; mother and step-father, Glenna and Arthur Lakey of Seguin, Texas, stepmother, Hazel Forster, of New Braunfels; brothers, Ottie Ray Forster of Gaffeney, S.C., Alan M. Forster, of New Braunfels, and Dana Forster, of New CASEY David A. Casey of New Braunfels passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Yucaipa, Calif., at age 29. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 and continue until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6,2003, HOLMES * George Bryan Holmes of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Eden Home at age 80. Mr. Holmes was bom in El Dorado, Ark., to George Bauta and Aurelia Ann (nee Wilson) Holmes on Feb. 22,1923. He was very proud to have been a Marine paratrooper during World War II and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Tfexas at Austin. GOMEZ Jose DeJesus Gomez of New Braunfels passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at his residence at the age of 47 years. Mr. Gomez worked for the City of New Braunfels for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Janie Martinez Gomez; son, Ricky Gomez; daughter, Andrea Gomez; father, Ignacio Gomez Sr.; stepmother, Santos Gomez; brothers, Ignacio Gomez Jr. and his wife, Luisa, Herculano Gomez, Alfonso Gomez and his wife, Atana-cia, Juan Gomez and his wife, Lupe; sisters, Rebeca Gomez Sierra and her husband, Victor Sierra Sr., Olivia Gomez Navarro and her husband, Jesse Navarro Sr. His mother, Raquel Gomez, Braunfels; stepbrothers, Lewis Roberts III, of New Braunfels and Arthur Lakey Jr.; and stepsisters, Julie Daugherty, of New Braunfels, and Glenna Lakey. Greeting the family will begin at IO a.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Services will be ll a.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Zoeller Funeral Home preceded him in death. Pallbearers will be Juan Sierra Jr., Victor Sierra Jr., Jesse Navarro Jr., Alfonso Gomez Jr., Aldo Gomez and David Gomez. Robert Gonzales will be an honorary pallbearer. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2003 for a IO a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Zoeller Funeral Home AGUILAR Services for Guadalupe ‘Lupe” Aguilar, 63, of Lawton were held at I p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Stever-son Funeral Home Chapel in Anadarko. Aguilar was born Sept. 19, 1939, in New Braunfels, Tfexas, to Vidal and Felipa (Cantu) Aguilar and passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Mr. Aguilar grew up in the rural Binger/Gracemont area and attended schools at Binger, Gracemont and at St. Patricks Mission. He did farm work until he entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 2, 1956. As a member of the Fourth Army 25th Infantry Division, he served in Vietnam, wher ehe earned the Purple Heart and ct VSM with Bronze Star, the Combet Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and many oth#r medals and ribbons. He had attained the rank of Sergeant when his injuries forced him into disability retirement. He lived in Gracemont until 1971 when he moved to law-ton. He made his home there since that time. Mr. Aguilar liked to restore old cars. He played the guitar and was a big fan of George Jones. He was the nephew of Manuel Cantu and his wife, Kika of New Braunfels. CRONEN Allan (Al) Cronen passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Al was born Oct. ll, 1938, the son of Alvin and Barbara Burkovic Cronen. He grew up in the small town of Etna in the southwest comer of Pennsylvania, a steel-making area. Al attended the Etna Public School system and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in petroleum engineering. Immediately after graduation from the University of Pittsburgh Al began his 33-year career in oil exploration and production with Shell Oil in Metairie, Louisiana. After five years with Shell, he joined Amoco International Oil Co. at their New York headquarters in 1964. He continued to work for Amoco, with numerous engineering and management positions, until his retirement in 1992. During this tenure, he provided engineering expertise at locations around the world, including New York, London, Chicago, The Netherlands, Cairo, Jakarta, Gabon, Tbkyo, Houston and West Tfexas. Al was the consummate engineer, with a total understanding of all facets of the oil business. In addition to his professional expertise, he was a true friend to all who knew him. He will be remembered for his dry wit and sense of humor which always defused stressful situations and brought everyone back to reality After his early retirement and their move from Houston to New Braunfels, Al discovered and loved the Tfexas Hill Country. He would take short, impromptu trips down interesting looking, winding roads, talk with people, and sometimes wind up buying property in an area that appealed to him. Al was a devoted husband, praising his wife Nancy for making their surroundings so beautiful because “she wants to make things better for people.” Al was a member of the New Braunfels Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, active in the Knights of Columbus, state certified as an Ombudsman investigating elderly rights in nursing homes, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Al is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Nancy Picone Cronen; daughter Elizabeth Cronen Soha and sons Allan Jr. and Christopher Cronen; loving grandchildren Matthew McNabb, Sean and Alexander Cronen; and dear sister Barbara Cronen Mein-ert. Visitation will begin at I p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 9 p.m. The family will be present from 4 p.m. Monday to greet friends. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Mass will be conducted at ll a.m. Tuesday at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, with entombment to follow in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Mausoleum. The family asks that, in lieu-of flowers, contributions in AIV memory be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 386 NJ Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130 or Mission of Divine Mercy at 386 N. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Tfexas, 78130. 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Funeral services will be I p.m. "Thursday, March 6,2003, at Cross Lutheran Church with graveside services to follow with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Zoeller Funeral Home Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife of exactly 52 and one-half years, Rev. Norida Womack Holmes. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Hope Hospice Chapel, 611 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Tfexas, 78130. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Zoeller Funeral Home Q f(e/p±a    Luvern/'/ Canyon Middle School Topcat WILVER! Junior H i is ii Solo Southwest Texas State University Dance & Drill Team Competition Love: Mom, Pail, Amanda, Daniel, Grayson & Kaulee joust ;