Obituaries For Comal County, Texas

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Sent on May 26 2009

I am the niece of Floyd Schlameus and thought the Comal County would like to know that Floyd has passed away.  c beery <> below is his obit



Floyd Schlameus

1921 - 2009



Born in Fischer Store, TX to Cora Guenther and Harry Schlameus on December 21, 1921, Floyd met his wife Ferne Jensen Schlameus at the Hollywood Palladium ballroom. He asked her to dance because she was "the prettiest girl in the room."" Floyd and Ferne were married on August 5, 1945 in The Wee Kirk O' The Heather Chapel, Forest Lawn, in Glendale, CA.


Spending most of his youth in Texas, Floyd graduated from college at age 20 and went on to get his master's in education. Floyd, a proud Marine, spent four years in active duty, mostly in the South Pacific. Floyd and Ferne then moved to Montana where Floyd spent more than 35 years as an educator, athletic trainer and guidance counselor. They welcomed their only child, Jeff, in 1949. Floyd and Ferne moved to Edmonds, Washington in 1981 to be close to their son, daughter-in-law, Jan, and only two grandchildren, Brett and Brooke.

Floyd and Ferne traveled the world and played an active role in their church. Floyd enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with Jeff, and telling countless stories and jokes. He was always looking for something to fix around the house and was known as "Papa" to family and far beyond.


Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Ferne; and his son, Jeff.

Floyd is survived by his daughter-in-law, Jan; grandson, Brett (Ali) and granddaughter, Brooke.


Floyd died peacefully on May 13, 2009.

A celebration of Floyd's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 21, at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W, Edmonds.


Sent by Wilfred Schlather <>

Doris Mergele Young

Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:20 am

Doris Mergele Young passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital. She was born on Apr. 28, 1925, to Emil and Etta Kohlenberg Daum Mergele in New Braunfels. She was preceded in death by her parents and her half brother, Marvin E. Daum.

She is survived by a nephew, Thomas M. Daum of New Braunfels and a niece, Martha Young of Eden, N.C.

She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Sons of Herman, AARP and the Humane Society of New Braunfels.

There will be no services. She will be cremated and her ashes interred in the Comal Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank her doctor, William Reeves for his kindness and care over the years and her neighbor and friend, Belinda Villarreal.

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27 April 1917

  Mr. Albert Voss, who died at his home in Comal Town Wednesday last week of paralysis  of the heart, was born at Altenplachtow, Saxony, Germany in 1852 and hence had reached the age of 65 years. He immigrated to Texas in 1869, then only 18 years of age, and soon there after moved to York Creek, where he farmed successfully until December 1916, when he and his wife moved to New Braunfels to live at rest the remaining years of his life, but his health soon failed. Suffering from rheumatism, from which he sought relief at Marlin, but without success, his death followed as the above stated. Decedent in 1873 married Miss Friedericke Dietert, who survives him, of which union ten children were born one of whom died in  early childhood.

Deceased is survived, besides his widow, by three sons, Willie, Richard and Albert Voss and six daughters, Mrs. Aug Dreibrodt, Mrs. Gus Rabe, Mrs. Gus Fischbeck, Mrs. Gus Schubert, Mrs. Fritz Loep and Mrs. Edwin Meyer.

The funeral took place in Zorn Thursday last week, Rev. Mornhinweg conducting the services, and a large concourse of sympathizers attending the obsequies

Here are the transcriptions of the obituaries published in the Herald-Zeitung, a New Braunfels newspaper:

Roy E. West, age 69 years, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 1994 at his residence.  He was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to James E. West and Edith West.  He joined the Navy in 1942.  He served proudly aboard the U.S.S. Monterrey.  He moved to Texas in 1946.  He retired after 36 years of dedicated service from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.  He was an engineer for most of his 36 years of service.
Mr. West is survived by his two sons, Glenn West and Irving West of New Braunfels.  Also a sister, Edith Rodgers and a brother,
James West of San Antonio.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Zoeller Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels.

Wilma (Jeannie) West passed away on Monday, May 26, 2003, at the North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas,
at the age of 75 years. She is survived by two sons, Glenn Allen West, of New Braunfels and Irving Wayne West, and wife,
Diane Kimball, of McQueeny, Texas; three sisters, Caroline Rawlins, of Georgia, Eleanor Fuchs , of Long Island, N.Y. and
Shirley Dibe, of DeLand Fla., and also by one grandchild, Avery Kimball.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. West, and one sister, Betty Miller.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday.  Services will be
Friday, May 30, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. 
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice.

Irving Wayne West.  Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Irving Wayne West, who passed away
on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the age of 48 years.  
He is survived by his wife, Diane Kimball of Seguin, Texas; daughter, Avery Kimball of Seguin and one brother, Glenn West. 
Irving was also survived by several aunts.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 8:30 a.m. Thursday.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the charity of one's choice.

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Harlingen, TX. - Mary Ann Fortin
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June 7, 2008 - 10:34PM
78, passed away on June 5, 2008. She was born in New Braunfels, TX to Herbert and Lydia Jonas. She was a life long resident of Harlingen.
She was involved with the Genealogy and Historical Societies of Harlingen for many years. She maintained a booth in Frankie's Collections in the Downtown District.
She is survived by her daughters Betty (Ronnie) Miller, Carol (Bob) Demmert, and grandsons, Jared, Matt, Eric (Shelley), Scott (Laura), Bill (Chris). She is also survived by a great-grandson, Dillon and a great-great granddaughter, Jamie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Scotty Fortin, son Jimmy, and two grandchildren.
She loved all of her children and friends dearly. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and son-in-laws.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 8, 2008 from 1 PM to 9 PM with family present from 5 PM to 7PM.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harlingen.
Graveside services will follow at Mont Meta Cemetery in San Benito.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Paul Lutheran School or the charity of their choice in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home of Harlingen.