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Deutschburg Cemetery Burials

Deutschburg Cemetery at Find A Grave
 

NAME BORN DIED EPITAPH OR NOTES

Ben Brod (h/o Mary Brod)

15 Aug 1875 24 Mar 1932  

Mary Brod (w/o Ben Brod)

05 Jan 1879 28 Jun 1955  

Clyde Ludvick Cavallin (h/o Frieda Schmidt Cavallin)

07 Nov 1907 10 Sep 1988  

Frieda Schmidt Cavallin (w/o Clyde Ludvick Cavallin)

19 Aug 1907 12 Dec 1995  

Clifford Paul Cooper (h/o Frankie Faye Stallard Cooper)

14 Feb 1932 07 Jun 2013  

Linda Elaine Dillard (d/o Murel William & Louise Annie Schmidt Dillard)

02 Jan 1945 20 Jul 1965  

Lottie Marie Lynn Dillard (w/o Murel William Dillard)

27 Dec 1913 01 Nov 1994  

Louise Annie Schmidt Dillard (w/o Murel William Dillard)

13 Jan 1910 17 Jul 1965  

Murel William Dillard (h/o 1 Louise Annie Schmidt Dillard; 2 Lottie Marie Lynn Dillard)

02 Mar 1918 16 May 1998  

Amalie Marie "Maja" Schmidt Gerhard (w/o Dr. Herman Gerhard)

18 Apr 1872 19 Jan 1944  

Anna Marie Eloge Gerhard (w/o Paul John Gerhard)

05 Dec 1895 26 Sep 1987  

Emma Schmidt Gerhard (w/o Erwin Paul Gerhard)

13 Jun 1895 30 Jan 1920  

Erwin Paul Gerhard (h/o 1 Emma Schmidt Gerhard; 2 Alma Ida Streich; 3 Alvina Augusta Emilie Streich)

07 Feb 1894 16 Feb 1949  

Minnette Peigh Gerhard (w/o Werner Herman Gerhard)

21 Mar 1911 11 Apr 1957  

Paul John Gerhard (h/o Anna Eloge Gerhard)

09 Mar 1895 08 Sep 1961 TEXAS Wagoner Sup Co, 34th Inf, World War I

Werner Herman Gerhard (h/o Minnette Peigh Gerhard)

27 May 1896 26 Dec 1956  

Wilhelm Heinrich Christian "Herman" Gerhard, Dr. (h/o Amalie Marie "Maja" Schmidt Gerhard)

03 Apr 1869 06 Sep 1920  

Heinrich C. Iloge [Eloge] (h/o Marie Schmidt Eloge)

14 Jan 1858 29 Jan 1920  

John Kopnicky (h/o Pauline Kopnicky)

22 Jun 1868 23 Jun 1940 Ruhe Sanft [Sleep Safely]

Pauline Koronka Kopnicky (w/o John Kopnicky)

14 Jan 1872 20 Feb 1942 Ruhe Sanft [Sleep Safely]

Joseph "Joe" Kuba (h/o Josephine Kuba)

19 Mar 1869 25 Apr 1930 Sleep in Peace

Bruce Erwin Kubecka (s/o Oswald Richard & Martha Marie Magaretha Gerhard Kubecka)

02 Dec 1949 22 Jun 1951  

Martha Marie Gerhard Kubecka (w/o Oswald Richard Kubecka, Sr.)

10 Aug 1920 08 Oct 2004  

Oswald Richard Kubecka, Sr. (h/o Martha Marie Gerhard Kubecka)

25 May 1920 20 Dec 2006  

Gordon Thomas Mutchler (h/o Tina D. Mutchler)

22 Nov 1954 19 Feb 1985  

John Valentine Mutchler (h/o Adele Louise Gerhard Mutchler)

29 Jun 1920 20 Nov 1994 US Army WWII

Guadalupe Nevarez, Sr. (h/o Victoria Nevarez)

24 Aug 1931 17 Nov 1999  

Leonardo Nevarez (h/o Matiana Gonzalez Nevarez)

07 Nov 1904 27 Jan 1988  

Matiana Nevarez (w/o Leonardo Nevarez)

07 Sep 1904 29 Mar 1999  

Rodolfo Nevarez

13 Jul 1952 07 Jan 1980  

Alvin George Rampmeier (h/o Rubye Neuszer Rampmeier)

13 Aug 1908 09 Mar 1976  

Johanna Fritt Rampmeier (w/o John G. Rampmeier)

05 Jan 1872 30 Jul 1931  

John G. Rampmeier (h/o Johanna Rampmeier)

12 Jan 1872 05 Feb 1961  

Rubye  A. Neuszer Rampmeier (w/o Alvin George Rampmeier)

01 Mar 1909 20 Mar 2000  

Fred Roda (h/o Annie Roda)

10 Nov 1856 01 Mar 1926  

Augusta Knote Schmidt (w/o Frederick Schmidt)

04 Apr 1870 11 Nov 1934  

Diedrich Herman Heidrich Schmidt

07 Mar 1872 23 Apr 1942  

Evelyn Schmidt (d/o Paul J. W. & Alvina Freak Schmidt)

29 Sep 1953 01 Oct 1971  

F. W. Schmidt (h/o Maggie Schmidt)

1875 1927 Rune Sanft

Friedrich [Frederick] Schmidt (h/o of Augusta Knote Schmidt)

07 Oct 1868 01 Sep 1949  

H. J.  "Harry" Schmidt (s/o Frederick and Augusta Schmidt)

30 Jan 1906 26 Sep 1984  

Heinrich Schmidt

28 Jul 1885 11 Apr 1951  

Paul J. W. Schmidt (h/o Alvina Freak Schmidt)

29 Jun 1901 10 Oct 1971 Nebraska, PVT US Army, WWII

Remmer Oscar Schmidt

21 May 1900 22 Aug 1980  

Heinrich Dietrich Hinrich Schutte (h/o Marie Sophia Krichhop Schutte)

26 Jan 1864 16 Feb 1920  

Marie Sophia Margarete Krichhop Schutte (w/o Heinrich Dietrich Hinrich "Henry" Schutte)

11 Nov 1857 16 Feb 1948  

Anna Margaret Gerhard Sells (w/o Norval D. Sells)

29 May 1929 01 Jan 2007  

Norval D. Sells (h/o Anna Margaret Gerhard Sells)

10 Feb 1926 08 Jun 1994  

Bertha Augusta Stewart (w/o Frank Stewart)

29 Jul 1926 15 Nov 2006  

James L. Williams (h/o Emma Gerhard Akers Williams)

05 Apr 1914 14 Jan 1993  

 


Funeral Services Are Held Wednesday For Mrs. Mary Brod

Funeral services were held June 29 for Mrs. Mary Brod of Blessing. Mrs. Brod was 76.

Rosary was said at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Blessing Catholic CHurch. Burial was in the Deutschburg Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Foster of Blessing, Mrs. Joe Trojcak of LaWard, Mrs. Tony Johs of Pinehurst, and Mrs. A. C. Spies of Houston; two sons, Willie of El Campo and Bennie of Irving; one sister, Mrs. Annie Knezek of Schulenburg, and one brothers, Louis Breska of Moravia, Texas.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 7, 1955
 


Clyde Ludwig Cavallin

Funeral services for Clyde Ludwig Cavallin, 80, of Palacios will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel  with the Rev. Hollie Briscoe officiating. Burial will be in Deutschburg Cemetery, Deutschburg Community.

Mr. Cavallin was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Texas to John and Annie Marie Cavallin and died Sept. 10, 1988, at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home, Palacios.

A resident of Palacios for 50 years, he was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Freida Schmidt Cavallin of Palacios; four sisters, Rosa Lee Johs of Deutschburg Community, Frances Newsom of Port Arthur, Ellen Tubbs of San Antonio and Laura Dillard of Nederland; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Henry Day, David Day, Arvid Loff, Murel Dillard, Oswald Kubecka and Larry Dillard.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, September 12, 1988
 


Freida Cavallin

Freida Cavallin of Palacios passed away December 12, 1995 at Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p. m. Thursday, December 14, 1995 at the Palacios Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Deutschburg Cemetery.

Daily Tribune, December 13, 1995
 


Clifford Paul Cooper
(February 13, 1932 - June 7, 2013)

PALACIOS - Clifford Paul Cooper was born on February 14, 1932 in Nixon, Texas to George and Ima Ivy Cooper. He passed peacefully on June 7, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Paul moved to Palacios, Texas in the early 40's. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and served in the Korean War as a Master Sergeant. He married the love of his life, Frankie Faye Stallard on June 11, 1955. To this union, sons, Stephen and Rodney Cooper were born. He worked in the oil industry and retired from Neumin Production Company as Production Supervisor. After retirement, he spent 9 years as a professional guide at the King Ranch. His passion was hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He worked with kids in 4-H and also helped popularize Team Roping. Farming and ranching were also a very big part of his life. He lived a very active lifestyle in the Deutschburg Community from 1958 until his passing. He attended the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by wife, Frankie Faye Stallard Cooper of Deutschburg; sons, Steve and Kim Cooper of El Campo, Rodney and Kathy Cooper of LaWard; grandchildren, Courtney Cooper, Alexis Cooper, Shelby Cooper, Ryan and Kara Howard and Lindsay Howard; great grandchildren, Karys and Drew Howard and Kinlea Cooper; sisters, Margie Johs of Palacios, Dorothy and Claude Collins of Palacios, Shirley Rogers of Ewing, Kentucky, sisters and brothers-in-law, Novella and Raymond Bales of Marble Falls and Fannie Raye and Bill Ivy of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Peerbolte, and brother, Felton Cooper.

Pallbearers are Hensley Weaver, Larry Dillard, Eddie Vavra, Ronnie Kubecka, Van Crittendon, and Dick Kubecka.

Honorary Pallbearers are Cody Adams, Scott Arbuckle, Dean Blackwell, Robert Cornett, Billy Hamlin, A.J. Hebert, Bruce Kay, Craig Radley, Bill Scurlock, Brian Streams, Lonnie Williams and Bill Yeager.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7pm Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Interment will be 9am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Deutschburg Community Cemetery and a Memorial Service will follow at 11am at First Baptist Church in Palacios.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Palacios or the Deutschburg Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 10, 2013
 


Lottie Marie Lynn Dillard

Funeral services for Lottie Marie Lynn Dillard, 80, of Deutschburg, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Friday, Nov. 4, 1994, at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Deutschburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Dillard was born Dec. 27, 1913, in Bay City to Charles and Vivian Bandy Linn and died Nov. 1, 1994, at her residence.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Murel Dillard of Deutschburg; a step-daughter, Mary Elizabeth Dingwall of El Paso; two stepsons, Larry Dillard of Deutschburg and Robert Allen Dillard of El Campo; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Sam Adams of Beaumont; a brother and sister-in-law, Lerot and Dorothy Linn of Marble Falls; two nieces and two nephews, Wilma Rae Pickett, Jerry Pickett, Kay Adams and Charles Adams and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home of Palacios.

Daily Tribune, November 3, 1944
 


Murel William Dillard

Funeral services were held for Murel William Dillard, 80, of the Deutschburg Community, on May 18, 1998 at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with Rev. Charlie Parker officiating. Interment followed at Deutschburg Cemetery in the Community of Deutschburg.

Mr. Dillard was born March 2, 1918, to the late Mark and Lillie Taylor Dillard. He passed away May 16, 1998.

Mr. Dillard was a retired Alcoa employee and farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Palacios, the Deutschburg Community Club, and an active member of the Palacios Food Pantry.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Morrison Dillard; daughters, Mary Dingwall, Mary Morrison and Martha Jacks; son, Robert Dillard and Larry Dillard; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Schmidt Dillard; one daughter, Linda Dillard; and wife, Lottie Linn Dillard.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palacios or donor's choice.

Palacios Beacon, May 20, 1998
 


Anna Marie Gerhard

Funeral services for Anna Marie Gerhard, 91, of Palacios were scheduled for 10:30 a. m. today at First United Methodist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Bernard Richea officiating. Burial will be in Deutschburg Cemetery, Deutschburg.

Mrs. Gerhard was born Dec. 5, 1895, in Otoe County, Neb., to Henry and Marie Schmidt Eloge and died Sept. 26, 1987, in Palacios.

Survivors include six daughters, Martha Kubecka of Palacios, Emma Williams of Spring, Adele Mutchler of Alvin, Bertha Stewart of Palacios, Anna Sells of Olivia, and Irene Gordon of Los Angeles, Calif., a son, Paul Gerhard of Houston; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Dick Kubecka, Don Tardy, Allen Mutchler, Scott Stewart, Norval Sells Jr. and Larry Dillard.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gerhard, in 1961.

In lieu of the usual contributions, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palacios Memorial Fund, Deutschburg Community Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

Daily Tribune, September, 1987
 


Martha Marie Gerhard Kubecka

Martha Marie Gerhard Kubecka, 84, of Palacios died Friday, October 8, 2004.

She was born August 10, 1920, in the Deutschburg Community to the late Paul and Anna Gerhard. She graduated from Palacios High School in 1937 as salutatorian. She then attended Texas Women's University and received her teaching certificate. She was teaching school in the Cordele community when she met her husband, Oswald Kubecka.

They made their home in the Deutschburg Community for 63 years where they farmed and ranched. A dedicated homemaker, businesswoman, and member of the First United Methodist Church of Palacios, she was extremely active in her church and her community. She took extreme pride in her sons, their wives, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their accomplishments were her accomplishments.

Martha was a member of the Jackson Extension Education Association for 63 years, having held all offices at both the county and local levels during her membership. She served as District Director of the organization in 1984 and was named Outstanding Club Member in 1988. She was a member of Alapha Club for 40 years. During this time she held all offices in the organization and was named as their first honorary member. In 1979, Texas A&M University honored Martha and Oswald as Aggie Parents of the Year. In addition to their honor from the university, she was also a founding member of the Matagorda County A&M Mother's Club.

In the community, the Palacios Chamber of Commerce named Martha as Woman of the Year in 1978, the second person to receive this honor. Martha and her husband were among the originators of the Round Up 4-H Club in the Deutschburg community and were active members of the Deutschburg Community Club. She served as Chairman of the Deutschburg Community Seafood Supper for numerous years. Martha had been honored as a past FFA Sweetheart, an Outstanding Adult Leader for Matagorda County 4-H and as a Friend of 4-H in Matagorda County. She was an avid supporter of the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association. In 2000, Martha and her husband were honored as the Matagorda County Outstanding Cattleman of the Year and received Recognition of Leadership and Service to the Rice Industry of Jackson County in 2001. She and Oswald danced many miles both socially and as members of Mustang Squares.

She is survived by: her husband, Oswald R. Kubecka Sr. of Palacios; her sons, O. R."Dick" Kubecka Jr. and wife Shirley of Palacios, Don Kubecka and wife Shirley of Seminole, Dan Kubecka and wife Wanda of Edna, Douglas Kubecka and wife Jody of Palacios, Bill Kubecka and wife Maxine of Palacios, Ronnie Kubecka and wife Carolyn of Palacios, Gerald Kubecka and wife Jackie of Edna, Gene Kubecka and wife Nancy of Bay City, Dean Kubecka and wife Barbara of Palacios, Erwin Kubecka and wife Cathy of Bay City, and James Kubecka and wife Debbie of Palacios, as well as 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Erwin Kubecka; and her parents, Paul J. and Anna Eloge Gerhard.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Ray Wells, the Rev. Charlie Parker, and the Rev. Zeke Zirkel officiating. Burial followed at the Deutschburg Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons: Paul Kubecka, Pete Kubecka, Mark Kubecka, Michael Kubecka, Ryan Kubecka, Dane Kubecka, Robbie Kubecka, Steven Kubecka, Wade Kubecka, Christopher Kubecka, Daniel Kubecka, and Rusty Kubecka. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters.

The family is requesting memorial donations to First United Methodist Church of Palacios, the Deutschburg Community Cemetery Fund, the Palacios Library, or Hospice.

Arrangements were by Palacios Funeral Home 361-972-2012.

Bay City Tribune, October 13, 2004
 


Oswald Richard Kubecka, Sr.
(May 25, 1920 - December 20, 2006)

Oswald Richard Kubecka, Sr. was born on May 25, 1920, in Breslau, near Hallettsville, to the late Pete F. and Frances Kubecka.

He passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the age of 86, in his home near Palacios.

Oswald was an avid outdoorsman, a steward of the land and a generous volunteer in his community. He had great pride in his family and was a devout supporter of all of their activities and endeavors.

After attending Edna High School Oswald was helping on his family's farm near Cordele when he met Martha Marie Gerhard. Many dances and horseback rides later they married and moved to the Deutschburg area to begin farming, ranching and raising their twelve sons. He and Martha were active members of the Deutschburg Community Club their entire lives and helped found the Deutschburg March of Dimes Seafood Supper.  They were also among the originators of the Round-up 4-H Club and were later recognized as Outstanding 4-H Adult Leaders in Matagorda County and received the Friend of 4-H Award.  The FFA chapter in Palacios also honored Oswald as an Honorary Chapter Farmer.  He attended the International Farm Forum in Chicago in 1975 and was featured in their magazine as well as Successful Farming. These articles highlighted Oswald's firm belief in his family and the importance of his work ethic.   In 1979, Texas A&M University recognized the Kubeckas as "Aggie Parents of the Year."  In Palacios, Oswald served on the school board and was honored as the "1983 Farmer of the Year" by the Palacios Chamber of Commerce.  He also served as a director for the Farmer's Home Administration.  Oswald and Martha were regular supporters of the Matagorda County Fair Association.  He was a long time member of Matagorda County Cattleman's Association and was recognized as the county's "Outstanding Cattleman in 2000."   In 2001, he received an award for Recognition of Leadership and Service to the Rice Industry of Jackson County.  The Kubeckas danced many miles both socially and as members of Mustang Squares.

Oswald is survived by his eleven sons, O.R. "Dick" Kubecka, Jr. and wife Shirley of Palacios, Don Kubecka and wife Shirley of Seminole, Dan Kubecka and wife Wanda of Edna, Douglas Kubecka and wife Jody of Palacios, Bill Kubecka and wife Maxine of Palacios, Ronnie Kubecka and wife Carolyn of Palacios, Gerald Kubecka and wife Jackie of Edna, Gene Kubecka and wife Nancy of Bay City, Dean Kubecka of Palacios, Erwin Kubecka and wife Cathy of Bay City, and James Kubecka and wife Debbie of Palacios, as well as 31 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Florence Braden of San Diego, California, Sybil Ruyle of Fort Worth, Dagmar Filip of Houston, Erlene Zavadil of Gonzales, and his brother Pete Kubecka of Edna.

Oswald was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Martha Marie Gerhard Kubecka, his son Bruce Erwin Kubecka, his sister Iola Tylich, brother Leo Kubecka, and his parents Pete F. and Frances Kubecka.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21st at Palacios Funeral Home from 6 to 8pm. Oswald's funeral will be held on Friday, December 22nd at the First United Methodist Church in Palacios at 2 pm. Interment will immediately follow the funeral at the Deutschburg Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Deutschburg Community Center, Hospice Support Care, the First United Methodist Church of Palacios, or a charity of the donor's choice

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Guadalupe Nevarez Sr.

PALACIOS -- Guadalupe Nevarez Sr., 68, of Deutschburg Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999.

He was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Falfurrias, to the late Geromino and Manuela DeLeon Nevarez. He was retired from Alcoa and was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Victoria Nevarez; daughters, Yolanda Muniz of Katy and Lupita Yzaguirre of The Woodlands; son, Lupe Nevarez Jr., of Palacios; sisters, Emily Gutierrez of Elsa, Luz Elia Smith of Culver City, Calif., and Luisa Seanz of Pinedale, Calif.; brothers, Geromino Nevarez Jr., of Pinehurst and Joe Garza of Simi Valley, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: son, Rudolfo Nevarez.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Burial will be at Deutschburg Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, (361) 972-2012

Victoria Advocate, November 18, 1999
 


Matiana Nevarez

PALACIOS -- Matiana Nevarez, 94, of Palacios, died Monday, March 29, 1999.

She was born Sept. 7, 1904 in Realitos to the late Camillo and Luzgarda Gonzales. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a homemaker.

Survivors: daughters, Linda Escubedo, Leonides Garcia and Leonora Garcia, all of Palacios; sons, Leo Nevarez of North Carolina, Leon Nevarez, Leonardo Nevarez, both of Port Lavaca, Leonel Nevarez of Palacios and Wally Nevarez of Bay City; sister, Emma Garcia; brothers, Delfina Gonzales and Ernesto Gonzales; 42 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Palacios Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh.

Burial will be at Deutschburg Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, March 30, 1999
 


Alvin George Rampmeier

PALACIOS--Alvin George Rampmeier, 67-year-old rancher in the Deutschburg area, died Tuesday in a Palacios hospital. A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Rampmeier had lived in Deutschburg for 55 years.

He was born Aug. 13, 1908, in Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Webb of Palacios Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Deutschburg Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rubye Neuzer Rampmeier; two daughters, Norma J. and Janice C. Rampmeier of Deutschburg; two sons, Kenneth of Charleston, W. Va., and Al Rampmeier of Waco; two brothers, Herman E. of Rio Rancho, N. M., and Hans E. Rampmeier of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Victoria Advocate, March 11, 1976
 


Rubye Neuszer Rampmeier

PALACIOS -- Rubye Neuszer Rampmeier, 91, of Palacios, Deutschburg Community, died Monday, March 20, 2000.

She was born March 1, 1909, in DeWitt County, to the late John and Catherine Hester Neuszer. She was a retired rancher and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Palacios. She was a former member of Deutschburg Community Club and Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors: daughters, Norma Rampmeier and Janice Rampmeier, both of Deutschburg; sons, Ken Rampmeier of High Point, N.C., and AL Rampmeier of Bryan; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Alvin George Rampmeier; parents; brothers, L.P. Neuszer and W.R. Neuszer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel, the Revs. Andy and Janell Blair officiating.

Burial will be at Deutschburg Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, (361) 972-2012.

Memorials: Palacios Special Olympics, Carolyn LaQue, 504 Welch, Palacios, 77465 or Deutschburg Cemetery Association.

Victoria Advocate, March 22, 2000
 


F. H. "Harry" Schmidt

[H. J. "Harry" Schmidt]

Funeral services for F. H. "Harry" Schmidt, 78, were held Oct. 1 at 10 a. m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Boykin officiating. Interment followed at Deutschburg Cemetery.

Schmidt, a retired farmer, was the son of Frederick and Augusta Schmidt. He was born Jan. 30, 1906 in Nebraska and died Sept. 26, 1984 at his residence. He  had lived in the city for 75 years.

Survivors include three nieces, Irma Jean Shemek of Lincoln, NE, Doris Utrich of California and Linda Schmidt of Oregon; two nephews, Marvin Schmidt of Houston and Carl Schmidt of Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Herman Schmidt McKowan and Mrs. Otto Schmidt Blanchard of Nebraska; 14 great nieces and nephews and five great great nieces and nephews.

Palacios Beacon, October 3, 1984
 


Anna Margaret Gerhard Sells

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] - Anna Margaret Gerhard Sells was born May 29, 1929 to Paul and Anna Gerhard. She married Norval D. Sells on March 27, 1948. Until the summer of 2006, Anna lived in the Palacios area. In August 2006, Anna moved to Tomball and was a resident at The Heritage. Anna passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.

Anna lived most of her life in the Palacios area. She was a member of Palacios Methodist United Church. She was a member and past officer of the Deutschburg TEEA Club and a past officer in the Jackson County Extension organization. She was a member of the Santa Gertrudis Breeders International and Mid-Coast Santa Gertrudis Association. She was active in the Junior Associations of these organizations and was recognized as an Honorary Jr. Member. She was a past director and then selected as an honorary director of the Calhoun County Fair Association. She was a member of the Calhoun County Livestock committee; serving as superintendent of the livestock breeding committee. Because of her active involvement with youth, she was selected as an honorary member to the Louise and Port Lavaca FFA chapters and the Texas State FFA organization. Anna was a member and past president of the Alapha Club in Palacios. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Waller Chapter, and past Worthy Matron of the Edna Chapter.

Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Norval Sells; parents Paul & Anna Gerhard; and sisters Martha Kubecka and Bertha Stewart.

Survived by her children Norval D. Sells, Jr. and wife Sandy of Bryan, Robbie and Deborah Sells of College Station, Theresa & Mike Miller of Waller, and Marilyn and Gary Rollings of Waller; grandchildren Jamie and Kristin Sells, Jason Sells, Kerri and Brian Moore, David Sells, James Sells, Krista and Bryan Olson, Brian and Stephanie Rollings and Brett Rollings; great-grandchildren Cody Sells and Kinsey and Ashley Moore; brother Paul Gerhard and sisters Emma Williams, Adele Mutchler, and Irene LaCroix and many nephews, nieces, and relatives.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 at the Palacios Methodist church. Services will be held at the Palacios Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, with Dr. Rodney Bowman officiating.

Burial will follow at the Deutschburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Gene Kubecka, Ray Greaves, Ronnie Sells, Glen Mutchler, Mark Kubecka, and Bud Bates. Services under the direction of Canon Funeral Home, Waller, 936-372-3683.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palacios United Methodist Church 3rd & Lucas, Palacios, TX 77465; Mid Coast Santa Gertrudis Association to the Norval Sells Scholarship Fund, 4610 St. Andrews Drive, Baytown, TX 77521, Lighthouse Hospice, 14011 Park Drive, Tomball, TX 77377, or to the Deutschburg Cemetery 4597 FM 1862 Palacios, TX 77465.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on January 3, 2007
 


Norval D. Sells Sr.

Funeral services for Norval D. Sells Sr., 68, of Olivia, are scheduled for 2 p. m. today at First United Methodist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Ralph Smith and Dr. Rodney Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Deutschburg Community Cemetery in Deutschburg.

Mr. Sells was born Feb. 10, 1926, to Monroe and Beatrice Sells of Olivia and died June 8, 1994, in San Antonio.

A graduate of Palacios High School, he was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a former member, lay leader and choir director of First United Methodist Church of Hempstead. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Palacios, a member of Masonic Lodge #767 of Edna, a member and past director of Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, a member, past director and officer of Mid-Coast Santa Gertrudis Association, the past president and director of Calhoun County Cattleman's Association, director of the Calhoun Fair Association. He was a recipient of State FFA Honorary Degree and recipient of outstanding leadership and devoted service to Calhoun Soil and Conservation District. He was named honorary member of the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association and worked extensively with youth and agriculture.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Anna Gerhard Sells of Olivia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Norval Jr. and Sandy Sells of Bryan and Robbie and Deborah Sells of College Station; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Mike Miller of Waller and Marilyn and Gary Rollings of Waller; eight grandchildren, Jamie and Jason Sells, Kerri, James and David Sells, Krista Miller, Brian and Brett Rollings; three sisters, and brothers-in-law, Olive Wrenn of Port Lavaca, Libby and Merle Ramsey of Palacios, Katie Gene and Emmott Chiles of Bayou La Batre, Ala.; a brother an sister-in-law, Harold and Patsy Sells of Palacios and Grace Sells of Port Lavaca.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Beatrice Sells and a brother, Monroe Sells Jr.

Pallbearers include his nephews, Dick, Bill, Ronnie and Gene Kubecka, Ronnie Sells and Glenn Mutchler.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, John Carleston, Carl Critendon and Mike Pfeifer.

Memorials may be made to Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Youth Endowment Fund in Kingsville; First United Methodist Church in Palacios or the Deutschburg Community Cemetery Association in Deutschburg.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Palacios.

Daily Tribune, June 9, 1994
 


Bertha Augusta Stewart
(July 29, 1926 - November 15, 2006)

Bertha Augusta Stewart, 80 of Palacios died Wednesday, November 15,2006 in Bay City. She was born July 29, 1926 in Palacios, Texas to the late Paul J. Gerhard, Sr. And Anna Marie Eloge Gerhard. She was a chartered member of the Alapha Club, member of the Lioness Club, President of the PTA, member of Home Demonstration Club, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Palacios.

She is survived by her husband Frank Stewart of Palacios, Son Scott Stewart and his wife Mona Stewart of El Maton. Daughter Brenda Sliva and her husband John of Blessing. Sisters, Emma Williams of Spring, TX, Adele Mutchler of Alvin, TX., Anna Sells of Tomball, TX., Irene LeCroix of Gardena, CA. Brother, Paul J. Gerhard. Jr of Edna, TX. Grandchildren, Jamie Sliva, Lisa Sliva, John A. Sliva, Jeff and his wife Terry Stewart, Mandi Stewart, and Brandon Sliva. Great grandchildren, Jenna Langhorne, Sterling Sliva, Lauren Jones, Mason Taylor, and Kendal Greene. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Martha Kubecka.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 17, 2006 at Palacios Funeral Home with Dr. Darel Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Deutschburg Cemetery. Pallbearers include Dicky Kubecka, Tommy Beard, Charles Peterson, Johnny Thompson, and grandson, Jeff Stewart and Brandon Sliva. The family will receive visitors at Palacios Funeral Home, Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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