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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Paid advertisements RNHnHMHHMi Thursday, May 12, 2011 - Herald-Zeitunc - Page 3 The Rev. Canon Dr. William L. Griffin PatherWill Griffin, 83, of Canyon lake in C >jmal County, Texas dic'd on May 10,2011. He was born on December 7, 1927 in t )maha, NE, son of Dr. John A. and Mary R. Griffin. He was married to Karen M. Griffin on April 15,2007 with the Right Rev. Richard Boyce, Diocese of The West, Anglican Province of America officiating. This union followed the death of wife Sherry L Griffin in 2001. lie was also preceded mental in organizing the in death by daughter Carol Griffin and is survived by his other children, Mark and John Griffin and Virginia Thompson, with six grandchildren all of the Charlotte, NC area. A graduate of Conception Seminary in Missouri and Creighton University in Omaha, "Fr. Will" received his Mas-tersdegree in psychology/counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and later a Ph.D. At the time of his death, Fr. Will had retired from the practice of psychology and also as Rector of St. Joseph Anglican Church in New Braunfels, TX. He then served as an assisting priest at Christ Our King parish. He had been in the health care field from 1963 to 2000 while also serving in various ministerial capacities. He entered recovery as an alcoholic in 1977 and joked about having earned his masters degree while drunk and in denial; that he had majored in psychology as a subconscious cry for health. Six years after receiving the degree he found Alcoholics Anonymous and had continuous sobriety until he died. His dedication to the IWelve Step philosophy of living was well known, and he was active in both alcoholic and narcotic recovery programs, maintaining that they had first saved his life and later his sanity when nothing else worked. He was a spiritual retreat master and facilitated continuing education for counselors and psychologists place for my having been here. nrimarilv in Mirhi'iTan     .    •    >    ,    . primarily in Michigan. A former long-time activist in the Republican Party, Griffin had served as a school board member, city council member, county elections board chairman, and as party chairman prior to moving to Michigan in 1986. He had established many firsts as a Republican in then solidly Democrat North Carolina. He also took perverse pride in being an ex-R.C. monk and an ordained Catholic priest, who loved and ministered to the recovering community, "especially if they want to get married or need to be buried, or vice versa." He served as an Anglican Province of America priest in Michigan and Texas in later years, and was instru- lf not, I will have tried. I admit that I could be pompous and that I often lacked the true humility that I sought. I was noted for my wit, my glib tongue and for a desire to have things done right - the reasons I wrote my own obit.” Fr. Will Griffin A Requiem Mass will be celebrated 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15,2011 at the Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX with The Right Reverend Richard Boyce as Celebrant. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations D'gnjty 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 'CHAMPAGNE LADY* NORMA ZIMMER DIES AT 87 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norma Zimmer, the "Champagne Lady” of TV's "The Lawrence Welk Show” and a studio singer who worked with Frank Sinatra and other pop stars, has died She was 87. Zimmer died peacefully Tuesday at her Brea, Calif., home, Welk's son, Larry, said Wednesday. Larry Welk didn’t know the cause of death but said Zimmer had been living an active life in recent years. “She was one of the most gracious, likable people that anyone could ever meet. The other people on the show, to this day, just respect and love her,” Larry Welk said. Heart of Texas Cremations Direct Cremation $775.00 (Complete) 877-271-0507 ww w.heartofiexascremations. com Call or see website for details Jk’ NOW ENROLLING ■ Fully accredited 4 star school - Certified Teachers ■ Summer/Fall Hands on learning ■ Voted Best Pre-school 2 yrs. in a row by Reader's Choice (830)620-5453 2797* IH 35 South www.littleetnsteinspreschoolacademy.tom MM Anglican Church in North America. Griffin was a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, state and international certified addictions counselor and criminal justice specialist. He was honored as an "Admiral in the Great Navy of The State of Nebraska" by the governor in 1953 and as a Diplomat of Health Care by the American Academy of Medical Administrators. He was a member of the Royal Society of Health, a BSA professional service fellow, member of local and national Councils on Alcoholism; MAAA, and various other professional associations, including NAADAC and MAADAC, resigning both due to their liberal political trends. Fr. Will was also a member of Canyon Lake Rotary, had forty years of non-consecutive perfect attendance, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and had organized two local United Funds before turning from the organization due to fiscal disagreement. “If you do not want my opinion, don’t ask!” Griffin’s life was marked with professional Boy Scout service, local AMA and hospital management, activism in the Republican Party and other conservative causes, and in ministry in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican branches of the Church. “I want the world and our community to be a better ArnoW. Scholz Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Arno W. Scholz, who passed away on Monday at the age of 91 years. He was born in Bulverde, Texas and grew up in the Horesville, Pleasanton area, were he worked on his family’s farm. He was a WW II Army veteran. After his military time he worked for many years for the Texas Highway Dept, in New Braunfels and retired in a management Funeral Home chapel. Inter- position. He is preceded in death by his wife, Annie Valka Scholz and is survived by his caregiver and best friend, Euphrasia Ott of New Braunfels and many friends and relatives. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon I hursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time. Services will be Thursday, May 12,2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Zoeller ment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the charity of one’s choice. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations aMmfW^l’ir,F‘mTii'iTiiii i)  .......... u Florence Marie Staleski Florence Marie Staleski peacefully passed away Thursday, May 5th at her home at Gruene Senior I jving in New Braunfels, Texas. Florence is survived by her sister Gen Vaaler of Canton Georgia; brother john Staleski of Raleigh, North Carolina; and sister Helen Mingle of Los Angeles, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in 1918, Florence was pre-deceased by her parents john and Teoflla Staleski and brother Ed Staleski all of Masontown, Pennsylvania. Florence loved to dance and even with her ailments, managed to kick up a good jig now and then to entertain her friends at Gruene. Special thanks to the staff at Gruene who treated her as family and cared and comforted her during her last year. Your hugs and kisses brought her joy and love. Per her wishes, Florence’s final resting spot will be with her parents in Pennsylvania. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations »X 615 Linda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 D'gpjty 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 USAF MSgt (Ret) William “Bill” Glenn Burkeen USAF MSgt (Ret) William “Bill” Glenn Burkeen passed away on Saturday, May 7,2011 at the age of 79. Bill was born on November 17,1931 to Eva Bell and Leon Burkeen of Dexter, Kentucky. A decorated Vietnam veteran, he served our country proudly in the United States Air Force for twenty years. He continued his career and service to others for an additional twenty-two years as the purchasing director at bered as “Dadoo.” St. Luke's Hospital until his retirement in 1996. Mr. Burkeen is survived by his wife, Rosemary Burkeen, his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ray Schoch, his granddaughter, Jennifer Schoch Adams, and three great-grandchildren, Collin, Caitlin, and Rosie, all of New Braunfels, Texas. Other surviving family members include his siblings and their families: Charles Burkeen, Elaine Nimmo, Eugene Burkeen, Frances Hill, and Gary Burkeen, all of Dexter, Kentucky. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, and will always be affectionately remem- BILLY GRAHAM, 92, HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evangelist Billy Graham was alert and resting comfortably Wednesday evening after being admitted to an Asheville, N.C. hospital for the treatment of pneumonia, doctors said. The 92-year-old Graham arrived Wednesday morning at Mission Hospital after he suffered a health episode overnight that included sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty, Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “But he was never in distress or an acute situation,” Ross said. “Throughout his stay, he had remained alert and in good spirits and with his humor intact,” Ross said. “He signed his own admission papers.” SAVE GAS! 'SHOP LOCAL!] dancing PGfl fk Fashion Boutique Downtown New Braunfels Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5 Visitation will be on Sunday, May 15, from 4-6 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Graveside Service will be on Monday, May 16th at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, and a memorial service on Iliesday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, officiated by Pastor Lynda Dinsdale. Memorial contributions may be made to New Braunfels Presbyterian Church and Hope Hospice ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations D'spiiy 615 Linda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 VAC IN BRIEF The Associated Press JUDGE ACQUITTED OF CORRUPTION CHARGES EL PASO — Jurors have acquitted a West Texas state district judge of all counts brought against her in an official corruption investigation. The El Paso County jury deliberated for less than three hours on Wednesday before acquitting suspended state District Judge Regina Arditti of two bribery counts, two counts of abuve of official capacity and one of prohibition applicable to trading. Prosecutors had accused the judge of agreeing to hire state District Judge Manuel Barraza’s sister as court coordinator in return for Barraza agreeing to hire Arditti’s son as a bailiff. STORM WINDS CAUSE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE DALLAS — Savage thunderstorms unleashed hail and damaging straight-line wind gusts that damaged roofs, downed tree limbs and power lines, smashed sheds and toppled trailers across North Texas. The storms moved through the area Wednesday afternoon, leaving damage reports in their wake and about 20,000 people in the dark. Wise County Fire Marshal Marc Dodd says lightning struck and ignited an oil tank battery, which wras quickly extinguished. He says winds reported as high as 70 mph toppled four recreational vehicles at a Decatur lot. PATROL TRADES FIRE ACROSS RIO GRANDE MISSION — Authorities on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border are investigating after U.S. Border Patrol agents traded gunfire with an unidentified man who fired at them from across the Rio Grande. Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey tells The Monitor of McAllen that U.S agents were near an RV park in the lower Rio Grande Valley city of Mission just before midnight Tuesday when they saw smugglers trying to bring marijuana across the river on rafts. if so, you may qualify for a research study of an investigational medication to treat asthma. Qualified candidates must be at least 12 years of age. 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