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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.


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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
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.

Funeral services were held in Seguin Monday, April 8, (1946) for Ernst Traugott Fischer, 97, who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edmund Bueche, in New Braunfels. Fischer was the son of pioneer Traugott Fischer who settled in New Braunfels in 1853. He is survived by nine children: Julius, Gustav and Robert of Seguin; Emil of Houston: Auguste, Mrs. Edmund Bueche of New Braunfels; Ottilie, Mrs. W. R. Raymer of Kenedy; Ida, Mrs. G. A. Gunderson of Houston; Meta, Mrs. W. F. Lambert of Dallas; and Selma, Mrs. Otto Rahe of Cibolo; one brother, Henry, of Schertz; twenty-one grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Hilmer Henry Bartels, 54, a New Braunfels carpenter, suffered fatal injuries Saturday when his car left Farm Road 306, ran through a fence and struck a tree. The accident occurred about 4 pm. Bartels died in New Braunfels Hospital at 5:10 pm. Highway Patrolman R. K. Mitchell said Bartels was traveling south on Farm Road 306 about 10 miles west of New Braunfels when his car ran off the right side of the road, wobbled back and forth on the road, then ran off the left side of the road and into the fence and tree. A verdict in the death was withheld pending an autopsy. - Published 27 Dec 1964, San Antonio Express and News

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernestine Doehne Schladoer, who passed away at her home in Bandera on June 25th, 1960 after an illness of only 3 weeks, were held last Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Plummer Funeral home in Bandera, with services being conducted by Rev. Pecht of Comfort.
Robt. C. Herbst of Fredericksburg read an obituary in which he gave a resume of her long and useful life.
A choir of three ladies with Mrs. Selena Saur at the organ sang two songs in the funeral home.
The pallbearers were Milton Rogers, Ernest Elsworth, Richard Schladoer, Egon Hoeke, Henry Schladoer and Otto Gass.
The funeral was largely attended and many lovely flowers were a mute tribute to the affection felt for the deceased.
Mrs. Ernestine Doehne Schladoer was born at Smithson's Valley on December 22, 1867, daughter of Mr. John Doehne and Katherine Gass. She grew up there, attended the Smithson Valley school and on September 16 1893, she was married to Richard Schladoer of Comfort.
The young couple made their home in Comfort from 1893 to 1920 and then they moved to Bandera to Mason Creek and later moved to their present place.
Mrs. and Mrs. Schladoer were blessed with eight children, Johnny, Herman and Emil who died in childhood; Annie (Mrs. Elsworth) died in 1949 and the others who survive their beloved mother are Ernest and Bennie from Bandera, Edwin from San Antonio, and Lena (Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer) from Comfort. Other survivors are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Ernst, John, Fritz, Julius Doehne and one stepbrother, Henry Wetz; sisters Annie Doehne, Louise Thiele, Minna Stieler and Emma Schladoer.
Mrs. Schladoer was a woman of fine character and was beloved by all who knew here. During her serious illness she bore her suffering cheerfully and with great fortitude.
Source: Comfort News, June 30, 1960

From the Fredericksburg Standard newspaper
Mrs. George Tally, 87, nee Catherine E. Doehne, of Hondo, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Knopp Nursing Home No. 1 in Fredericksburg.
Graveside services and interment were held Monday, July 28, at 11 A.M. in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cherry Spring with the Rev. David A. Heidtke officiating.
Mrs. Tally was a pharmacy clerk, and was born Aug. 16, 1915 in Galveston, the Daughter of John Doehne and Mathilda Alten Doehne. She married George Tally in San Antonio. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, John Tally, of Hondo.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Doehne, and a sister, Wally Chapman.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Order of the Sons of Hermann or to the charity of choice.
Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

From the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, November 16, 1991
Fred Doehne, 79, died Friday, November 15, 1991 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He was born March 4, 1912 to Frederick Doehne and Adele Heimer Doehne in New Braunfels, Texas. He was the grandson of German settlers of Comal County, Texas who came from German Kingdoms. He moved to San Antonio in 1921. While living there he was manager of the Ed Auge Packing Company for five years and a member of the Optimist Club. Always interested in sports, he coached baseball at San Antonio Junior College and served as an official of softball and bowling leagues in the city. In 1944, he moved to Corpus Christi, where he established the Doehne Provision Company at Clarkwood, which he operated until July 1967. He spent 39 years in the meat packing industry and was a charter member of the Texas and Southwestern Meat Packers Association, for which he served as president from 1960 - 1961. He was a member of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the Texas and Southwestern Raisers Association. He was active in 4H and FFA livestock shows held annually in Robstown. He served as director of the Citizens State Bank for 20 years. At the time of his death, he was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Corpus Christi Rotary Club, which he joined in 1949, and the Texas German Heritage Association.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gwendolyn Newman Doehne; daughters, Gaynell Doehne of Houston and Linda Ann Doehne of Austin; brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 A.M., Monday, November 18, 1991 in the Cage-Mills-Jackson-Langham downtown chapel with Rev. Darrell Gilbertson of St. Mark's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be held that afternoon at 3 P.M. in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Spohn Hospice Associationor the charity of one's choice.

San Antonio Express-News (TX) - May 15, 2006
Deceased Name: Louis Carl Doehne
Louis Carl Doehne was born in San Antonio April 30, 1923, and died May 12, 2006. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1941 and from Texas A&M, Class of 1945. He was a certified public accountant who practiced for sixty years. He was particularly proud that two of his granddaughters followed in his career path. He was a member of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the San Antonio chapter. He was a former member of Alamo Heights Kiwanis and the Morning Optimists Club, serving as its Treasurer for many years. He was a Republican Party supporter for over forty years, and served on the Texas Council on Employment and Training Advisory. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Pfeiffer Doehne, and three children: Diane Doehne Rath and husband, Gary Candy; Nancy Wolgamott and husband, James A. Wolgamott, of Houston; and Mark W. Doehne of San Antonio. He is also survived by grandchildren: Reagan Rath of San Antonio; Katherine, Anne and Allie Tropoli of Houston; and Zackery Czech of San Antonio; sister, Lili Thrailkill; niece, Sherri Thrailkill, and many cousins. Visitation will be Monday, May 15th from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough. SERVICE TUESDAY May 16, 2006 10:30 A.M. OUR LADY OF ATONEMENT 15415 RED ROBIN ROAD Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. You are invited to sign the guestbook at Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary.

Bernice Doehne Wenzel of New Braunfels, Texas passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Eden Home Inc., New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 81 years.
Bernice was born on April 6, 1921, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Hilmar and Hilda Doehne.
Public visitation will begin 8 a.m. Thursday at the Doeppenschmidt Funerl Home and will continue until 9 p.m.
A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Thursday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Marion, Texas with Msgr Roger Robins celebrant. Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

A funeral for Marilyn A. Smith, 78, of North Country Club Circle, was held Monday, November 22, 2004, at Denton-Funches Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sam Lanham officiating.
Mrs. Smith passed away November 19, 2004, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Marilyn A. Smith was born Wednesday, July 28, 1926, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Hilmar and Hilda Doehne. Marilyn worked as a medical technician for many years. Her main interest was her involvement at her place of worship, where she was devoted to the women's work and working with young children. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bernice Wenzel; and son-in-law, Garland Stewart. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harvey E. Smith of the family home; two daughters, Virga Ann Morris and husband, Jerry, and Celesta Lyn Stewart all of Hobbs; two sisters, Sylvia Brehmer of New Braunfels, and Janet Mae Wharton of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

Fritz Doehne, 64 years old, New Braunfels, was killed and his 15 year-old son, Fred, ws injured when the truck in which they were riding overturned on the slick pavement near Edinburg late Wednesday. the two were on their way to visit Bernhart Doehne, another son. living at Mercedes. - Published in the Waco News-Tribune, 21 Jul 1927

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