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BOTTLINGER, DEAN HERMAN

BOTTLINGER, NORA EMMA SOPHIA (KELM)

BUSCH, THELMA H. (SCHRANK)

KRUEGER, OTTO PAUL "JOE" 

MEISSNER, RAY

SCHMIDT, ALVINA CAROLINE (SOMMERFELD)

SCHNEIDER, MARY ANNA (WILSON)

SCHRANK, EULA ERNESTINE (ADAMS)

SCHRANK, GILBERT CAR

SCHRANK, SANDRA "DOCKLE" (SANFORD)

SCHRANK, WERNER LEE, JR. 

SEIDER, META LOUISE SOPHIE (FELDMAN) (KUKLIES)

STREGER, SIDONIA ERNESTINE MARIE (KELM)

WENZEL, MATILDA LOIS (DRESCHER) 

YELVINGTON, JEANNETTE  FAY (ISENSEE) (LEE)

BOTTLINGER, DEAN HERMAN

The Hamilton Herald-News, September 25, 2003

Dean Herman Bottlinger, 64, of Hamilton died Sept. 16, 2003 after a 15-month battle with cancer. Services were held Sept. 20, 2003 at St. John Lutheran Church, in Hamilton. Burial was in Aleman Cemetary. Mr. Bottlinger was born in Aleman, the son of Ermin and Gertrude Bottlinger, on Jan. 12, 1939. 

He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1957 and attended Tarleton Junior College from 1957-1959 where he was a defensive tackle on the football team. He graduated from Texas A & M College in 1961 with a degree in Entomology. 

Mr. Bottlinger owned his own business in Dallas, Chemical and Turf Specialty Co. from 1971 to 1991. Until his death he was employed as a salesman for Greensmiths in Frisco. 

He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton and before moving to Hamilton in 1998, Zion Lutheran Church of Dallas. Mr. Bottlinger was a hard working active man who ran his home, ranch, business and family with love for the Lord. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to watch baseball, football and basketball in his spare time. 

Mr. Bottlinger and his wife loved to travel and had vacationed in many places during their marriage. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Nancy Jane Leeth on September 10, 1960. They lived their lives to the fullest with Christ as the center. 

Mr. Bottlinger was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Earl Bottlinger. 

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Dana Bottlinger Young and husband Dr. John M. Young and granddaughters Caitlyn, Christian, Callan and Camryn Young, all of Amarillo; a son, David Hunter Bottlinger and wife Shelly Boyd Bottlinger and granddaughters Amber and Alyssa Bottlinger all of Murphy; two brothers, Bryan Bottlinger and wife Pat of Hamilton and Wayne Bottlinger and wife Bernice of Vancouver, BC, Canada and many neices and nephews. The family requests memorials be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Hamilton, Texas, The American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. 
Riley Funeral Chapel

 

BOTTLINGER, NORA EMMA SOPHIA (KELM)

The Hamilton Herald-News, April 17, 2003

Nora Emma Sophia Bottlinger 93, died April 10, 2003 at Hamilton. Funeral services were held April 14, 2003 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with burial in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman, Pastor Russell Nebhut and Vicar Aaron Kretzschmar officiating. 

Mrs. Bottlinger was born November 8, 1909 at Aleman, the daughter of Otto Adolph Kelm and Lena Ana Limmer Kelm. 

On June 14, 1931 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Aleman, she was married to Lee Monroe Bottlinger. They shared fifty-one years of married life prior to his passing on August 13, 1982. 

She was a loving devoted wife and helpmate to her husband, a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great- grandmother. She worked many years not only taking care of her family but also taking care of children of others in the community. Providing care for children brought great joy to her life. 

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Murlin and Mildred Bottlinger, Betty and Rudy Senger, Jane and Darman Wagner, all of Hamilton, Mona and Luther Smith of Herndon, Va. and Billie Katherine and Mike Looney of Henderson, Nev.; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Paula Bailey of Burnet and Meta Braun of Hamilton; two sister-in-laws Opal Kelm of Austin and Leona Kelm of Hamilton. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers. 

Pallbearer were David Senger, Mark Bottlinger, Charles Bottlinger, Tom McNair, Steve Bottlinger, Doug Wagner, Darrell Wagner, Ed Looney, Dale Looney, Rebecca McNair and Stephanie Smith. 

Honorary Pallbearers were Larry Green, Charles David Kelm, Roger Kelm, Raymond Rosentreter, Dr. James R. Lee. 

Riley Funeral Home

BUSCH, THELMA H. (SCHRANK)

The Hamilton Herald-News, March 13, 2003

Thelma H. Busch 89, died in Hamilton on March 7, 2003. Funeral services were held March 10 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Aleman, Pastor Donald Bahr officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman. 

Mrs. Busch was born September 22, 1913 in Hamilton County, the daughter of Robert and Matilda Kelm Schrank. She was baptized February 11, 1913 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Pastor E.F. Morbe. Pastor E.F. Morbe confirmed her at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on April 8, 1928. 

She has lived all of her life in Hamilton County except for working two years during World War II at the Naval Base in Grand Prairie. On May 31, 1944 she was married to Hugo E. Busch at Aleman, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1987. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

Survivors include one daughter, Frances and son-in-law Lewis Wunderlich of Bruceville; three step-grandchildren, Jeanette Marie Wheeler of Moody, Cynthia Anne Howard of Cedar Fall, Iowa; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters Erna Smith of Hamilton, Norma Lee of Grand Prairie; one brother Vernon Schrank of Aleman; two nieces and one nephew. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and three brothers. Pallbearers were Oscar Melde, David Melde, Ray Messiner, Alan Schrank, Lloyd Melde and Marvin Schrank. 

Riley Funeral Home

KRUEGER, OTTO PAUL "JOE" 

The Hamilton Herald-News 08/17/2000 

Otto Paul (Joe) Krueger, 88 of Aleman died Aug. 8 in the Hamilton General Hospital. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman with Pastor Alvin Meissiner and Pastor Timothy Carr officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. 

He was born Aug. 22, 1911 in Hamilton County, the son of Fritz and Sophia Sommerfeld Krueger. 

Mr. Krueger was married to Hattie Feldman on Dec. 21, 1932. He was a farmer in the Aleman community and a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Krueger of Aleman; his three children, Betty Haile and husband C.H. of Weatherford; Dennis Krueger and wife Bernadene of Hamilton and Patsy Chilton of Hamilton; a sister, Frieda Meissner of Hamilton; six grandchildren, Denise Hughes, Denette Gilmore, Deanna Melde, Sharon Wiley, Bradley Haile and Jodie Chilton and six great-grandchildren. His parents, three sisters and four brothers precede him in death. 

Pallbearers were Bradley Haile, John Wylie, James Hughes, Kevin Gilmore, Darrell Melde and Kenneth Schrank. 
Riley Funeral Home

MEISSNER, RAY 
The Hamilton Herald-News     02/19/2004


Ray Meissner, 60, died at his home in Evant Feb. 11, 2004. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at St. Paulsí Lutheran Church at Aleman with Pastor Wilbert Sohns officiating. Burial was in the St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery. 

Mr. Meissner was born January 1, 1944 at Hamilton, the son of Henry Edwin Meissner and Frieda Hulda Krueger Meissner. 

He worked for the Rainbo Bread Company as a route representative for 26 years. Later he operated Ray Meissner Lawn and Ground Maintenance and for the past two years served as a substitute mail carrier. He had recently been awarded a contract mail route with the Postal Service. He was married to Yvonne Gummelt on Dec. 29, 1990. 

He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers one dying in infancy and Halbert Gene Meissner. 

He is survived by his wife; his mother Frieda Krueger Meissner of Hamilton; five children Brenda Ann Armstrong and Travis Meissner, both of Hamilton, Toby Lloyd Glosson of Dripping Springs, Gary Dale Glosson of Austin, Tavia Dawn Glosson of Evant; nine grandchildren; one sister Mavis Drueckhammer of Priddy and two very close relatives that he viewed as brother and sister, Lloyd and Janice Melde of Blue Ridge. 

Pallbearers were Toby Glosson, Gary Glosson, Martin Seider, James Sommerfeld, Jeff Rice, Stephen Melde, Darrell Melde and Sam Gummelt. 

The family has designated CCS Hospice of Dublin and St. Paulís Lutheran Church for memorials.
 Evant Funeral Chapel

SCHMIDT, ALVINA CAROLINE (SOMMERFELD) 
03/24/1999

Alvina Caroline Schmidt, 90, died Tuesday, March 16, at Hamilton General Hospital after a short illness.

Services were Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Aleman with Pastor Alvin Meissner officiating. Burial was in the St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Schmidt was born March 23, 1908, in the Aleman community of Hamilton County, the daughter of Albert and Caroline Wenzel Sommerfeld. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paulís Lutheran Church. On Dec. 19, 1934, she was married to Herman Albert Schmidt at St. Paulís. She was a homemaker who also worked the land farming.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Darvon Lee Schmidt.

Survivors include a daughter, Imogene Payne and husband Melvin of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, Jerry Payne and wife Melinda and Larry Payne and wife Beth, all of Grand Prairie, Donna Payne of Arlington and Norma Gosset and husband Mike of Irving; and eight great-grandchildren, Cody and Nick Payne, Eric and Melissa Payne, Jared and Baylee Gosset and Jessica and Ryan Payne.

Pallbearers were Dennis Conally, Donnie Eary, Mike Gosset, Eric Gilpin, Bob McFarlin and Cecil Wenzel

 

SCHNIEDER, MARY ANNA (WILSON) 

The Hamilton Herald-News June 23, 2004 

Mary Anna Wilson Schneider, 76, died June 15, 2004 in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Aleman with Pastor Russell Nebhut officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. 

She was born November 15, 1927 in Stephens County, the daughter of Harrison Ellsworth Wilson and Anna McFall Cochrane Wilson. 

She was married to Bruno Oswald Schneider at Cisco on March 22, 1958. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1988. 

Mrs. Schnieder was a devoted and loving wife, aunt and friend. She had a great joy of life, helping others, traveling and visiting with her many friends. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Anna Wilson; two sisters, Patty Wilson and Kathryn W. Kerwood and a brother, H. Ray Wilson 
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Survivors include a niece, Ann M. Garner and husband Warren and their children; a nephew Jimmie Lee Maxwell Jr. and his wife Geraldine of Fort Worth; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. 

Pallbearers were Charles Hayes, Michael Burnett, Jay McDaniels, Gary Boelter, Scott Burnett and Steve Schneider. 

Riley Funeral Home

SCHRANK, EULA ERNESTINE (ADAMS)  

12/09/1999

Eula Ernestine Schrank, 81, died Nov. 30 at her home. Services were at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman with Pastor Alvin Meissiner officiating. Burial was at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Schrank was born March 29, 1918 at Ireland, Texas, the daughter of Dave and Kate Adams.

She graduated from Gatesville High School in 1936 and attended John Tarleton College at Stephenville where she earned a teachers certificate in 1943. She taught eighth grade English briefly in The Grove.

She moved to Santel, Calif. and was married to Werner Lee Schrank on February 23, 1943. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Aleman.

Her parents, a sister and six brothers precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Werner Lee Schrank of Aleman; six children, Priscilla Lucas and her husband Wilford of McAllen, Peggy Luker and Lee Ellen Schrank, both of Robinson, Mona Richard and her husband Tommy of Copperas Cove, Marla Pack and her husband Rickie of Eastland and Stanley Schrank of Arnett; three sisters, Caroline Whatley and Genevieve Burt, both of Fritch and Elizabeth Brown of Gatesville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.

SCHRANK, GILBERT CAR
01/13/2000

Gilbert Carl Schrank, 78, died Jan. 5, at Forest Ridge Nursing Center in Hamilton. He had been afflicted by multiple health problems for a year and a half. Services were held Jan. 8, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Aleman with Pastor Alvin Meissner and the Rev. Wilbert Sohn officiating. Burial was in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery in Aleman.

Mr. Schrank was born June 28, 1921, in Aleman to Ralph and Annie (Moerbe) Schrank. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Aleman by his grandfather Reverend Emil F. Moerbe.

He attended St. Paulís Lutheran School, Aleman High School, and Hamilton High School. He attended Draughn Business College prior to World War II and worked in Fort Worth and Freeport. During World War II, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps and was activated in February, 1943.

He was commissioned as an officer and received his wings as a pilot in Altus, Oklahoma. And served as a flight instructor in Coffeville, Kan.

Mr. Schrank served in Europe as a B-17 bomber pilot in the 8th Air Force and with the 381st Bomb Group flying a total of 26 combat missions while stationed in Ridgewell, Essex County, England.

After the war, he graduated from John Tarleton Agricultural College in 1948 and Texas A & M. College in 1950 with a degree in engineering. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service for 27 years as an engineer in San Angelo, San Saba, Eden, Fort Worth, and McKinney.

Mr. Schrank served in the Air Force Reserve from 1947 to 1972 retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement he lived and farmed in Aleman. He was active in Walther League, Lutheran Laymenís League and was a life long and devoted member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Aleman, faithfully attending Bible class and church services.

He was affectionately known as "Uncle Gibby" by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Annie Schrank, two brothers, Edgar Schrank and Raymond Schrank.

Survivors include a brother, Martin Schrank of Hamilton, five nephews, Larry Schrank of Tyler, Michael Schrank of Falls City, Douglas Schrank, Fredrich Schrank and Stephen Schrank of Hamilton; a niece, Joan (Schrank) Whaley of Hamilton; their families, and many relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Schrank, Douglas Schrank, Fredrich Schrank, Stephen Schrank, B. J. Whaley, and David Moerbe. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Schrank, Paul Gromatzky, Charles Hoble, Johnny Oswald, Leonard Schrank, Maj. L. L. Schrank, Oran Schrank, Melvin Gromatzky, and Fred Zehr.

SCHRANK, SANDRA "DOCKLE" (SANFORD) 

10/07/1999

Sandra S. "Dockle" Schrank, 54, of Meridian, died Sept. 26 at her residence. Services were Sept. 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton with Rev. Greg Knippa and Rev. John Austin officiating. Burial was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Aleman.

 

Mrs. Schrank was born and raised in Gatesville. She was married to Kenneth Schrank on April 6, 1968 in Hamilton and worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Schrank of Meridian; her daughter, Amber Schrank of Kerrville; her son, Cody Schrank of Boulder, Colo.; her parents, Hazel and John Sanford of Gatesville; a sister, Judy Miller of Ballinger; several nieces and nephews other relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Ernest Reinke, Rodney Schrank, Todd Miller, Mark Kohler, John Huntley and Gary Marks.

 

SCHRANK, WERNER LEE, JR. 



The Hamilton Herald-News, October 21, 2004 

Werner Lee Schrank, Jr. 86, died Oct. 12, 2004, in the Olin Teague Veterans Hospital in Temple. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Aleman with Pastor Donald Olson Jr. officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery. 

Mr. Schrank was born in the Aleman Community on June 25, 1918, the son of Werner Lee Schrank Sr. and the former Antonia Schrank. He was baptized July 14, 1918, by Pastor F. Behrmann. He was confirmed on April 10, 1932, by Pastor E.F. Moerbe. 

His mother preceded him in death in 1921, when Werner was only three. In 1923, when Werner was five, his dad married the former Ola Windham from the Jonesboro area. From this union Werner gained a brother, O. B. Schrank, who would later be killed in action in the Korean Conflict in 1951, and a sister, Ann Schrank, who survives him today with her husband, Paul Hollingsworth, in Clifton. Other survivors include his six children, Priscilla Lucas and husband, Wilford, of McAllen; Peggy Hill and husband, Bobby, of Robinson; Mona Prichard and husband, Tommy, of Aleman; Marla Pack and husband, Rickie, of Eastland; Stanley Schrank of Arnett; and Lee Ellen Schrank of Robinson. Also, there are seven surviving grandchildren: Jason and Toby Lucas; Heidi and Zachary Zerkle; Mitzi, Trevor, and Trent Pack; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Zerkle, Nate Hall and Jaleigh Hall. 

Like his father, who preceded him in death in 1968, Werner was a war veteran, serving in WWII from 1942-1945 in Europe, where he was a corporal in the US Army. He received the Bronze Star for bravery and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. Amazingly, the same shrapnel that wounded Mr. Schrank killed his brother-in-law, Jack Craigo. Because of his ability to speak German, Werner was able to read and translate intercepted German messages for the Allied Forces. In 1943, he was married to Ernestine Adams of the Levita Community. She was baptized and confirmed in his church, and they attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church together faithfully until her death in 1999. 

Mr. Schrank was a man with clear-cut philosophies. He never owned a credit card, always paid his debts, sent six children to college on a farmer's and hatchery-man's pay, and loved music and dominoes. He had a quick wit and labeled each family member with a nickname. Pallbearers were Keith and Bryan Hollingsworth, Jason and Toby Lucas, Zachary Zerkle, Trevor and Trent Pack, Nicholas Zerkle and Nate Hall 

Memorials can be made to the cemetery fund of St. Paul's, Aleman, or the general fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church 
Riley Funeral Home 

SEIDER, META LOUISE SOPHIA (FELDMAN) (KUKLIES) 

The Hamilton Herald-News September 30, 2004 

Meta Louise Sophie Feldman Seider, 94, died Sept. 18, 2004 in Hamilton. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with Pastor Russell Nebhut and Vicar Robert Reibau officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman. 

Mrs. Seider was born on April 15, 1910, the daughter of Fred and Frieda Feldman of Aleman. The family were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Aleman, where on May 16, 1910, Pastor Moerbe baptized and at the age of 13 she was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Pastor Moerbe. 

Meta was married to Erich Seider on Oct. 28,1937 and with Pastor Moerbe officiating Throughout her life she loved to have people in her home to play 42 or 84 and spend time visiting. Some of the fondest memories of her grandchildren were the times they would cross the pasture and spend time with grandma playing dominos or putting puzzles together in the afternoons. Meta inherited a strong work ethic from her parents and this was evident in her life on the farm. She always had a large garden and an abundance of flowers around the house. Roses were her favorite, and she grew beautiful rose bushes to add beauty to her home. She spent time every day working in the yard and providing a beautiful home for her family. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Erna Feldman who died at the age of four. 

Survivors include her hus-band, Erich Seider of Gustine; her two children, Martin Seider and wife Juanita of Gustine, and daughter Juanita Anders of Gustine; four grandchildren, Donnie Jones and wife Kelly, Keisha Jones, Roy Seider, and Jason Seider; three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Seider, Logan Jones and Loren Jones; an extended family of step-grandchildren, Terri Wallace and husband Chuck, Tammie Miller and husband Alan and Tracy Birkett and husband Tom and nine step-great grandchildren, Britt Miller, Baylie Miller, Karli Hudson, Kyle Hudson, Levi Wallace, Emily Birkett, T.J. Birkett, Melanie Birkett and Georgia Birkett. 

Pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Jason Seider, Truman Marwitz, Edwin Seider Jr. and Slim Witzsche. The family has requested memorial be made to Forest Oaks Nursing Home in honor of the great care and support they provided to their mother and the family. Riley Funeral Home 

SEIDER, META LOUISE SOPHIE (PETRICK) (KUKLIES) 

The Hamilton Herald-News, September 23, 2004 

Meta Louise Sophie Seider, 94, died Sept. 18, 2004 in Hamilton. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with Pastor Russell Nebhut and Vicar Robert Reibau officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman. 

Mrs. Seider was born on April 15, 1910, the daughter of Fred and Frieda Petrick of Aleman. The family were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Aleman, where on May 16, 1910, Pastor Moerbe baptized and at the age of 13 she was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Pastor Moerbe. 

Meta was married to Erich Seider on Oct. 28,1937 and with Pastor Moerbe officiating Throughout her life she loved to have people in her home to play 42 or 84 and spend time visiting. Some of the fondest memories of her grandchildren were the times they would cross the pasture and spend time with grandma playing dominos or putting puzzles together in the afternoons. 

Meta inherited a strong work ethic from her parents and this was evident in her life on the farm. She always had a large garden and an abundance of flowers around the house. Roses were her favorite, and she grew beautiful rose bushes to add beauty to her home. She spent time every day working in the yard and providing a beautiful home for her family. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Erna Feldman who died at the age of four. Survivors include her husband, Erich Seider of Gustine; her two children, Martin Seider and wife Juanita of Gustine, and daughter Juanita Anders of Gustine; four grandchildren, Donnie Jones, Keisha Jones, Roy Seider, and Jason Seider; three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Seider, Logan Jones and Loren Jones; an extended family of step-grandchildren, Terri Wallace and husband Chuck, Tammie Miller and husband Alan and Tracy Birkett and husband Tom and nine step-great grandchildren, Britt Miller, Baylie Miller, Karli Hudson, Kyle Hudson, Levi Wallace, Emily Birkett, T.J. Birkett, Melanie Birkett and Georgia Birkett. 

Pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Jason Seider, Truman Marwitz, Edwin Seider Jr. and Slim Witzsche. 

The family has requested memorial be made to Forest Oaks Nursing Home in honor of the great care and support they provided to their mother and the family. 

Riley Funeral Home

STREGER, SIDONIA ERNESTINE MARIE (KELM)

02/24/1999

Sidonia Ernestine Marie Streger, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 20, at Forest Oaks Nursing Home.

Services were Monday, Feb. 22, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Aleman with Pastor Alvin Meissner officiating. Burial was in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Riley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Streger was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Shive, the daughter of Herman and Emma Wagner Kelm. She was baptized on Sept. 24, 1916, at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor H.C. Wedmeyer and confirmed on June 1, 1930. She was married to Melvin Fredrick Streger on Nov. 28, 1945. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1971. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Kelm, and a brother-in-law, Bobbie Boydston.

She was a homemaker and for a number of years prior to her retirement she worked in the nursing homes as a nurses aid. She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Corene Streger of Hamilton; two sisters, Arina Witzsche and husband Norman of Austin and Leona Boydston of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Wayne Witzsche, Leslie Bosse, Harvey Wagner, Charlie Pate, Johnny Wagner, Macy Allen, Jeffrey Blankenburg, Larry Blankenburg, Raymond Rosentreter, Dr. Randy Lee and Michael Patton. Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Kanetzky and Leon Schurman.

WENZEL, MATILDA LOIS (DRESCHER) 

The Hamilton Herald-News February 10, 2005 

Mathilda Lois Wenzel, 82, died at Hamilton Feb. 4, 2005. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, 2005 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with Pastor Russell Nebhut and Vicar Robert Reibau officiating. Burial was in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman. 

Mrs. Wenzel was born on June 5, 1922, the daughter of Charles Carl Drescher and Elizabeth Mary (Schutz) Drescher in Smithville. 

She was married to William (Willie) Carl Wenzel on Jan. 21, 1950. They were members of St. Paul Lutheran in Aleman until 1964 when they transferred to St. John Lutheran in Hamilton. Mrs. Wenzel was an active member of St. Johnís Ruth Guild until her health prevented her from leaving her home as well as a member of the Hamilton VFW auxiliary serving in various offices over the years. She was also a member of the American Legion auxiliary of Hamilton. She also enjoyed working at the Hamilton Senior Citizens Center where she volunteered a great deal of time. 

Mrs. Wenzel loved the outdoors. She spent countless hours tending to her flowers and her yard. She worked hard to clear and cultivate the large lot behind her house. When her health began to decline, she often spoke of her desire to be able to go outside and work in her flower beds. 

Mrs. Wenzel is preceded in death by her parents and three of her siblings, Frank Drescher, Marie Nietsche, and Minnie Drescher, and one step-grandson Patrick Scott Lumby. 

Survivors include her two sons; Carl John Drescher of Hamilton and Charles Eugene and wife Jeannette of Gatesville; two brothers, Paul Drescher and wife Liz of Austin, and Alfred Drescher and wife Dina of LaGrange; an extended family of grandchildren, Marsha Alta and husband John, Charles Drescher Jr., Kassandra Drescher, and Andria Rogers; five great-grandchildren, Macy Baker, Dawn Drescher, Shelby Drescher, Ashleigh Barney, and Valley Meisner. 

Pallbearers were Frank Drescher, Joe Haynes, Glenn Howard, Roy Nietsche, Eddie Rauch and Jimmy Rausl. 
Riley Funeral Home

YELVINGTON, JEANNETTE  FAY (ISENSEE) (LEE) 


The Hamilton Herald News November 11, 2004 

Jeannette Fay Yelvington 43 passed away at Hamilton, Nov. 2, 2004. Funeral services were held Nov. 6 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with Vicar Robert Reibau and Pastor John Feierabend officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Aleman. She was born April 20, 1961, the daughter of Weldon and Dorothy (Seider) Isensee the third of four children. 

Mrs. Yelvington's life was filled with many fond memories from her childhood. While in high school, she and her friends spent many days riding horses and enjoying the unique blessings living in the country. It was evident to many that she would have a career in cosmetology. On numerous occasions she would invite friends from school to her house and spend afternoons giving hair cuts and exploring the gift she had for make-up and skin care. 

After graduating from Hamlton High School, she moved to Dallas where she attended cosmetology school. 


Mrs. Yelvington worked as an esthetician in the Nieman Marcus downtown store in Dallas and she also worked in Ft. Worth. It was during these years that she met and married Lynn Lee and was blessed with her first son, Barrett. It was a few years after her marriage ended that she met and married Bob Yelvington and was blessed with a second son, Nicholas. Mr. Yelvington's life was ended tragically in a home accident leaving Mrs. Yelvington to raise her two sons. She had the unique ability to remember special days in the lives of those she loved. She rarely failed to send a card or gift for a birthday, anniversary, or some other special occasion as these days came around each year. She brought much joy to the lives of her family and friends as she celebrated special occasions with them. 

Even though she faced many great difficulties, Mrs. Yelvington never lost sight of the blessings which were hers. She was a loving and supporting mother who provided for her two sons and guided them through the difficult times they faced. Following a car accident, Jeannette was plagued with back and neck problems which caused much pain. With the focus on past injuries, those treating her did not realize that cancer was invading her body. A few short months ago when the cancer was final1y diagnosed, the doctors gave little hope. Even with little possibility for success, Jeannette fought a valiant battle. With the cancer progressing Mrs. Yelvington and her family realized there was little more that could be done. She trusted that God would not only take care of her but that He would also care for her two sons she was leaving behind. 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lynn Lee on May 22, 2001; by her second husband, Bob Yelvington, on October 8, 1997; and her father, Weldon Isensee, on December 27, 1985. 

Survivors include two sons, Barrett Lee and Nicholas Yelvington; her mother, Dorothy Schoedel and husband John of Hamilton; two sisters, Julie Wood, and husband, Gary, of Salado and Sharolyn Lawson and husband, Billy of Hamilton; one brother, John Isensee and wife Donna of Stephenville; her grandmother, Josephine M. Seider; her former mother-in-law, Mary Lee O'Conner, of Forth Worth and stepdaughter, McKenzie Yelvington, also of Fort Worth and many nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers were Barrett Collins Lee, Nicholas Lee Yelvington, Adam Stegemoller, Michael Wood, Matthew Wood and Christopher Hyffman. 
Riley Funeral Home


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