New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, May 8, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
KERMIT E. HEIDRICH
Kermit E. Heidrich passed away in New Braunfels on Thursday, May 5,2005 at the age of 86.
He was bom on December 15, 1918 in New Braunfels, Texas to Erhart Heidrich and Ella Kaderli Heidrich. Kermit grew up on the family ranch on Texas 46, but returned to his aunt’s house in town when it was time to start school. In 1925, he was among the first class to attend the newly built Carl Schurz School. For three years he attended school in town and spent his summers on the ranch. By 1929, he was old enough to ride his horse to Mission Valley School where he continued his education.
Kermit married Inez Moose Heidrich on July 31, 1942, two months prior to beginning his military service in World War II. Kermit served in Canada, building the Alaskan Highway and later he served in Germany and was part of the troops that liberated the concentration Camps. After returning from Worldwar II, Kermit continued the family tradition of ranching the land that had belonged to his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Kermit was a long-time member of Mission Valley bowling Alley, the VFW. He was also an avid skat player.
I Kermit Heidrich is survived by his wife, Inez Moose Heidrich, daughter, Deanna I lei-drich Cook and husband Lowell; son Danny Heidrich $nd wife, Susan; brother Calvin Heidrich and wife Helen; grandchildren Wendy Hanson and husband James; Cody Ervin and husband Tim; Andy Heidrich and wife Molly and Angela Heidrich; great-grandchildren Colton
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Kate Heidrich and Jacob I lei-drich and nephew Allen I lei-drich and wife Marcie.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. The family will greet friends at die funeral home on Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for IO a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2005, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral I lome with the Reverend Marvin Koenig officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Comal Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church of New Braunfels or to I lope I lospice of New Braunfels.
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A celebration of the life of Thresa Temple, 82, of Longview, was held at IO a.m. Friday, May 6,2005, at Mob-berly Baptist Church, Longview, with Dr. Laney Johnson officiating. Interment was in Feat own Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. She passed away May 21, in Dingview.
Thresa graduated from high school in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1941. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Longview, where she went on to graduate from BMI. During World War II, she worked as a secretary in various industries that supported the war effort, including the military hospital where LeTourneau University now stands.
Many friends know her as the “PTA lady.” She was always very involved with her children's activities and was a local leader in the PTA for many years.
Since becoming a Christian as a child, serving in the church has been her heart's desire. Thresa was instrumental in the growth of the WMH at First Baptist New Braunfels, and continued this in El Dorado, Arkansas, and then at Mobberly Baptist Church in Inngview. In every
The Family of Juan Gallegos would like to acknowledge and express our sincere and deepest gratitude to all our dear relatives, friends and neighbors for their masses offered, prayers, food, phone calls, cards, flowers, all the acts of kindness during our time of sorrow and loss of our beloved
—“ Rosie A. Gallegos
Your attendance at the Rosary, church and cemetery will always be cherished and remembered. Special thanks are extended to Zoellers Funeral Home of New Braunfels and Father Jim Wasser, Parish Priest, Holy Family Church for their care and personal attention.
God Bless every one.
Mourners gather to remember ■ Precious Doe’
j KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 300 mourners gathered Saturday for a memorial service to remember the little girl once known only as “ Precious Doe.”
The child remained unidentified for four years after her body was found in April 2001 hear an intersection in Kansas City. Days later, her head turned up nearby, wrapped in a trash bag.
She was dubbed “Precious Poe" while authorities sought her identity and her killers. Police identified die child this past week as Erica Michelle Marie Green, who was nearly 4, and charged her mother and her mother’s husband with murder.
“This experience brings us face to face with mans destruction toward man, face to face with evil,” said the Rev. Wallace I lartsfield of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. “But life cannot be dismembered, covered up and put in a dash bag. That’s why we’re here."
Hie child’s mother, Michelle M. Johnson, 30, and Johnson’s husband, Harrell Johnson, 25, face one count each of second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
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WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS THEIR HEARTFELT GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE SUPPORT, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS RECEIVED FROM OUR MANY FRIENDS. CO-WORKERS, STUDENTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.
YOU HAVE HELPED US SURVIVE THIS TRAGIC TIME IN OUR LIVES. PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER MICHAELEE AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.
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was a leader in the nursery departments.
She was lovingly known to many children as “MamaT.”
Thresa was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ed Temple in 1989. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Thresa Ann and Dr. Joe Kuehler of New Braunfels, Texas., Susan and Lonnie Green of Longview, Eddie and Cynthia Temple of New Braunfels, Amy and Tom I lar-riss of Longview, and David Alan Temple of Jefferson; grandchildren, Ken and Usa Kuehler, Katherine and Matt Walters, Kris and Jaimie Kuehler, Whitnee Temple, Jordan Temple, Lane Harriss, and David Harriss; great grandchildren, Bayden Kuehler, Jackson Walters, and Atinagrace Walters.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Mobberly Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 625 E. Loop 281, Longview, Texas 75605.
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CHARLES B. ALTUM
Mr. Charles B. Altum, 58, of Temple and formerly of New Braunfels, died at his residence in Temple early Saturday morning following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Charles DeHaven will officiate. Burial will be in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home.
Mr. Altum was born in Belton, Texas on Dec. 12, 1946. He was the son of Sammie and Lucille Meadows Altum. I Ie graduated from the New Braunfels school system. He was a graduate of Southwest State Teachers College in San Marcos. He was employed with the Internal Revenue
service before he became ill. He was married to the former Miss Wilhelmine Herrmanni on Feb. ll, 1972. They had been living in Temple for the last several months. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of New Braunfels.
He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmine (Minnie) Altum of Temple. One daughter, Dr. Susan Hudson of Temple. TVvo sisters, Mackie Ragland of Austin and Kay Sprinkle of San Antonio. Also by one grandson, Beck Hudson of Temple.
The Zoeller Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Statue of Columbia astronaut unveiled
LUBBOCK (AP) — NASA astronauts and officials were among those who gathered Saturday to dedicate a 15-foot bronze statue of Willie McCool, who died on the space shuttle Columbia.
About 200 people attended the unveiling of the statue, which shows McCool’s hand pointing north toward the flight path of Columbia before
it disintegrated during reentry in January 2003. All seven astronauts aboard the shuttle were killed.
“I say a prayer of thanks each day I’m allowed to serve with heroes like Willie at the Johnson Space Center,” said Jefferson Howell.
The name of McCool’s widow, I .ani, is etched on his ring on the statue.
TFie Chapman family would like to pay special thanks to the nurses on the third floor at Mckenna Memorial Hospital who cared for our father, Wilson Paul Chapman Sr. during his recent illness. We would also like to pay special thanks to Cindy and Laura from Hope Hospice, God bless you both for the care and compassion you bestowed on our father in his time of need. For this we will he forever greatful . Special thanks also goes to the rest of the Hope Hospice crew. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Julia Dehoyos she will always he remembered for the kindness and compassion she showed while caring for and treating our father as well as other family members.
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Fur as long as I can remember, my mother has always been an integral part of not only my life, but also the lives of my three brothers
When we were kids, living in the country, we had few neighbors to play with. My mom introduced us to hide outs in the living room under sheets strung over chairs. She taught us how to break rocks with a hammer to see the crystals inside.
Mom taught us to ride hikes, build tree houses, take care of rabbits and SO MUCH MORE!
As a child, my dad had to work long hours to support the family; therefore, my Mom taught us how to respect others, do our chores, read and write and pray. As we grew up, mom supported us in everything we did - girl scouts, baseball and raising animals for stock shows. She was our chauffeur, taxi, coach and once again SO MUCH MORE!
Mom always had a shoulder and a willing ear as we talked about first loves, breakups, future careers, life and death. Even to this day, she will always make us her top priority if we need help, whether it’s babysitting the
kids, picking them up from school when they are sick, loaning money in times of need and ...... SO
Now that we are all grown, Mom is still an integral part of all our lives.
She is my best friend. When I was trying so desperately to get pregnant, she helped me through each time
I thought I w'as, hut wasn’t. When I finally did get pregnant, I couldn't wait to celebrate with her. Mom was present when my son, Randy, was horn and she helped this greenhorn learn how ro take care of a baby. I
learned how to he a good mother from the best role model I could have had. Bur she has been SO
Mom has been involved in all stages of her five children’s lives and I 3 grandchildren’s lives. She attended my children’s birthday parties, first communions, dance recitals, hall games, high school graduations, and hoot camp graduation. She was also present at the birth of my first grandchild and her first greatgrandchild, Rhyse Joshua Pittman. Over the years, she has been there for all of us sharing tears, fears, disappointments, joys and SO MUCH MORE!
I cannot imagine having grown up without her to teach me right from wrong. She still teaches me today through her total commitment to her children. Words cannot express how powerful is the love my brothers, sister and I have for our Mother. She is one of a kind AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!
I love you with all of my heart, Momma. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. cjOoue C^arodu
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