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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIESHERALD-ZEiTUNG.COM | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 3 HOW TO SUBMIT AN OBITUARY ■    By Email — obifsijlherald-zeitung.cofn ■    By T®l«phon« — Call 625-9144, ext 214 (Saturday ext 221) Obituaries are paid advertisements TODAY’S SERVICES ■ GUZMAN, Ruddy E.. Funeral Services at noon in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel. ONLINE EXCLUSIVE To comment on obituaries or to read comments made by others, visit herald' Ferman Louis Wetz fcrman Louis Wetz u'as born Aug. 2f), 1931 in Guadalupe County fo Hilmar |a(ob and Erna Kusch Wetz and f)assed away at the age of 80 on Sept. 18, 2011. Me and nis two sisters were raised on the family farm outside Marion, He was baptized and confirmed at St. john's Lutheran in Marion where his grandparents were c harter members, and a memfx^r of the Texas Joanne Marie Duffy Joanne Marie Duffy, neé Mar-quedant passc'd away c^uietiy on Sept. 19, 2011. She was born on Aug. 24, 1933 in Holbrook, Mass. to Francis and Ora Marqucxiant. joanne married lames F. (Jim) Duffy on April 29, 19S1 and they were fortunate to share more than 60 years of commitment to and contentment with one another. He attended Scheffel School from kindergarten through 7th grade, then atlendtxl 8th grade at Mary B. Frskine in Seguin, and graduated from Seguin High School in 1949. While in high school he [)layc‘d l)aseball, playcxJ the trum[)et in the band, and also enlistc'd in the* Texas Army National Guard 36th Inl.intry Division whc're he also a l)and member After graduation, he attended Texas University where he played in the Bugle* (or[) as part of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. I le went on to graduate with a B.u hc'lor of Scienc degree Irom Southwest Tex.IS Stale icMchers Col-Ic'ge in 19S Fc’rman con-tinuc'd to be involvc'd with the tamilv farm throughout his life, but he movc‘d to N('W' Braunfels in 19S4. That year, he* was hired f)y Kayinond Stotzer to w'ork tor the iexas Highway Dc'partmc'nt. As an c'ngineer and field {rc'vv supervisor hc' helpc'd plan and c onstruc I major liighwavs in the .irea sue h as Hvvy 4(>, L()o|) 3 5 7, I Kvv 281, and Hwv 90 in Seguin to tiamc‘ a tew. He r(‘lir(*d in 1991 after 37 vcvirs {)t (k'dicatc'd service. I lc‘ marric'd Sarah "Sally ” jones in I9S9 and thc'y were bic'sseci with thrc'e c hildren. I le was .in active mem-l)(‘r ot Si. Paul l utheran ( liurch until he rc'tired to the' (arm. lerman also joined the Voluntec'r I ire I3e[)artment in 1959 where he servcxi toi 20 yc'.us and rc'tired as a (aptain. I le believed strongly in sc'rving his community and was a long-time active member of the New Braunfels Evening Lions ( lub, an Assistant Scout-m.ister for Troop I i3, and an Umpire for NB Little League, a supporter cjf EFA aiul the lunior 1 ivestock Sii()w, a S0+ year member ot Hermann Sons Lodge, A&M Association of Former Students. Ferman enjoyed many outfk)ors activities such as hunting, camping, dutch oven cooking ancl t)arbe-quing. Fie also had fun with triends bowling nine )in at Barbarosa and Frei-leit. His natural interest in history and gecjgraphy led the family on fun aclven-tures on the back roads of the EHill Country and he also had a passion for reading Westerns and history about other Western states. He is preceded in death by both his sisters, Evelyn Schlueter and Betty Dietert. Ferman is survived by his daughter Alisa Badley of New Braunfels, son Steven Wetz and his wife Diane of Flarper, daughter Lyn Gilcrease and ner husband Glen of New Bra untéis. He loved and was [)roud of his grandchildren Dayson Badley of Fort Collins, Colo., Erin Badley of Denver, Cx)lo., Oystal Wetz of Flarper, Braden, Katelvn and Kaycee Gilcrease of New Braunfels. He was blessed in lite with a wonderful extendc*d family and many friends. The family will receive friends trom 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Zoeller Funeral Flome. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with a [)rivate family burial, Rev. jim Witschorke offic iating. Honorary Pallbears are Dale Reile^y, Darren Rei-ley, Mark Narendorf, Carroll Hoffman, C.E. "Buck" jonc^, Dayson Badley, John Badley, and Braden Gilcrc'ase. Memorials may be made to New Braunfels Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 133. ZOlTJiiR F11NIÌRAI. HOMF: l unerdls & Cremations D'HP.'iy 615 l^nda. New BraunteLs (830) 625-2349 She served as the proud, diligent wife of her career military spouse and its consecjuence of many changes. As a military spouse, she volunte*ered for many years with the Air Force Family Services Program, lending assistance to othc'r military families on the move, ancl was highlighte'd by receiving an award of recognition for outstanding work in 1992 from Bergstrom Air Force Base Family Services. They had six children, Sue l“)uffy, ( arol Squire, Patty (and sf)ouse Mike) Kalinowski, Mary Franklin, Bill Duffy (clt'c'd.), and |im Duffy (dec'd.). loanne enjoyexi a number of hobbies, ceramics, sewing, ncKxlle'work, c ross-word puzzle's, and reading. Following military re^tire-ment, Joanne's spouse continuexl work with the University of Tc'xas System, and when thc'y ultimately retired, he helpexi loanne follow her dream of travel to many places across the Unitexi State's, Alaska, On-tral America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, and many other f)lacc's. loanne is survived by hex husband Jim, her sister Evelyn Mulcahy, brother loe and wife' Charlotte Marcjuedant, brother Fran and wife (Onnic' Mar- quedant, their four daughters, grandchildren Andy Squire, Jennifer Squire, |oey Gangemi, Liz Franklin, Teresa and her s[)ouse lason Pratt, Ryan and his spouse Kimberly (^rsinger, and Andrea and her sf)ouse Donald Benson; ancl two great grand-children, Aidan and Patrick. loanne Duffy, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend will be missed by everyone who knew her Memorial services will be Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank the HOPE Hosf)ice program of New Braunfels, and all the staff at ( jruene Senior Living Center for their love and c are to loanne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to HOPE Hosf)ice, 611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 781 30, 830-625-7525 or to an Alzheimers' fund. Those wishing to Ic'ave online condolence's may do so at /()f:i.i.i:r r nf;r/V1.iíomf I unorals & C a-maticm^ Lt. Col. Omar Gillum Snyder Lt. Col. Omar Gillum Snyder USAF Retired, passt'd peacefully Sept. 18, 2011, in New Braunfels, Texas. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, 201 1 from 8 a. m. to 12 p. m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be* held on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. at Fort Sam IHouston National Cemetery with Interment to follow Mr. Snyder will receive full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National ( emetery in San Antonio, Texas. ZOFÜÆR FliNKRALH( )MF Fum'ral.s & C n‘ni.ihoas 61S1 .inda, Nw Hraunfcl (830) f)25-234‘» CISD board to OK tax rate From staff reports The Comal ISD Board of Trustees will vote on a tax rate to supf)ort its $137 million operations budget for 2011-12 during its monthly mex'ting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the fTSI3 Su[)f)ort Services Building, 1404 l-i5 North, Nc’w Braunfels. Administrators are rec ommending an interest and sinking il^S) rate of 39 cents per $100 valuation, an inc rease of 6 cents above last year's tax rate», and a maintenance and o[)erations rate* 'M^Oi of $1.04 [)er $100 valuation. The school board also will addrc'ss sc' house kc'c'ping issue's that inc hide reports and upclaU's on pur chasing c oo[)er.itive contrae t fee*s, ( oiirse guide ( hangc's for 2012 1 i, (*nd-of-c oursc exams and Alamo ( ollegc's Memorial E.irly ( ollege High Sc hool. The board will .ilso dis-c uss the district's strafc'gic plan ancl the im[>a( t of Sc'n-ate Bill 100 rc'garcling trustex' c'l(‘( tions TxDOT: FM 306 project should be finished by 2015 D'K'"*y ' 1 «inda. New Braiiiitels (830) 625-2349 State: Power line sparks likely cause of blaze Expert: Man accused in rapes mentally ill EDNA(AP) A Tc'xas man suspectc'd ot bc'ing a scxial rapist who tar-gc'fed oldc'r wcjnien sutlers from multiple personality disorder likely brought on b\' iibuse, a psychiatrist told )Lirors Tuc'sday. Prosec utors have dis missed the suspect's behavior as a ploy to avoid punishment. Billy Jc>c Harris, a former Texas prison employe'e, has ple*aded not guilty by reason of insanity in the lanu-ary rape of a 59-year-old disabled woman in Edna. AUSTIN (AP) S|)arks from ekx trie power ines likely started the blaze that i)ecame the most destructive wildfire in Tc'xas history, fire officials said Tuesday. The Sept. 4 l)laze started near Bastrop al)out 25 mile's east of Austin, destroying more than 1,500 homes and killing two pe'o[)le. The Texas Fore'St Service would not elaborate on the^ cause Tuescl.iy to The Associated Press. Flowever, a co|)y of the report stated that the massive blaze start-exl as two tirc's ignitexl al)out five miles apart around the same time. One fire began when winds top[)led a dead pine tree onto power lines, showering tne dry vegeHa-tion below with sparks. The other fire ignited when fallen tree branches btx ame tangled with power lines, showering dry grass and branches with sparks. Northerly winds gusted at u ) to 3 I mph on Sept. 4 at f ie National Weather Service office in Austin, according to the re(X)rt. Tlie* relative humidity was 22 percent, and fc'mperatures reached 99 de^grees. The findings echo those of the* BluebonneX Elcxtrie Cc)0[)erativc', the electricity [)rovider for the area. Heart of Texas Cremations Direct Ocmation $775.00 (CA)mplctel 877-271 0507'artoftcxasLremiitiom.iOm C'all or .see website tor details CORRAL MISS ME BRIGHTON YELLOW BOX Y^ancing I'ashiuii Boutique Downtown New Braunfels Mon Sat 10 6 • Sun 12 5 From staff reports G)nstruction ot the $47 million Farnvfo-Market Road U)6 expansion projc'ct should hc'gin in late 2012 or early 2013, said Ben Fngleh.irdt, arc'a engineer for the* Tc*xds Department of Trdnsporfafion. "It'll h(* (*arly 2015 hv the time construction is c om-f)le*te," said Englehardt, spt'.ik-ingTue*sclay at a Ne*vv Braunfels Chamber of (ommerc e lunche*on. The pro|e*ct would make FM U)6, the increasingly crowded mam roadway connecting Nen\ Braunfels and 1- ^5 with the ( anyon Lake area, wider and safer from I- r> to Hunff't Road Fngk'hardf said rising tr.iffK ( ounts on the two Line, com-binc'cl v\ifh two dangeous anrl traffic i logging a!-gr,ul(' r.iil-road crossings, mak(' the pro|-(*( f nec (*ssary 'We're going fo [)uf folks up on bridges going ovc*r lh(* railroad fr.u ks," he* said Fhe ()ro|('( t is now in the (k'sign |)has(*, I nglehardt said N(*xt steps includi* finding a ( ontracfor, acc|uiring propc*rty and relot afing utiiitic's. ('omal ( ounf\ and th(* ( i!v ()l Nev\ Braunt(*ls have ea< h ( ontrihufc'd $(i million to the ¡)r())c*ct thank yoi SALC than ih I The fiimily of John Conlin would like to express their sincere i^ratitncle to the (iood Samaritans who stopped to help us on the fateful ni^ht of Friday, September 2nd. Your kindness can never he repaid, and your actions will never he forgotten. 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