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Gazette community report Geronimo Creek ..th« -titteri .„., TWO NEIGHBORS within a weeks time your srnn»r have expressod a deep and heartfelt "aufwiedersehen" to two nf nnr vorv rVnr noi"h- bers. The first one was Alva, the wife of Paul Willmann and to Oscar the husband of Frances Frances Thormeyer. Alva Willmann passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 1971 and Oscar Thormeyer passed passed away on July 19, 1971. L W A! lmann had ***" 'n health for several years, but was able to be at home and "I™ f° r »*r family and enjoy the labors of a growing vegetable garden and helpharvestandstore the many good foods raised in it. of the year of a outstanding pharmacy alumnus of the University of Texas. From 1955-196$ he was chief pharmacist pharmacist at the UT Health Center and also served as a special Instructor at the UT College of Pharmacy. Tiemann is a 1946 graduate of Seguin High School and attended attended Texas Lutheran College for tliree years before enrolling at the University. He Is married and has two daughters, Terrl 14, and Lisa 11. ' Youth sent to conference Youth representatives from other state youth organizations will play an expanded role In the 1971 Texas Youth Conference Summer Program which Is being held at Texas Lutheran College July 29-Aug. 1. According to TYC officials, about 400 high school youths will attend the 9th annual session with special delegates coming from such states as Montana and Alaska, Delegates are selected in their local communities and sponsored by civic and service clubs. Theme of the 1971 conference conference Is "From Words to Actions." Actions." Conference «71 will contain representatives who have a work- Ing knowledge of several youth organizations, as well as officials officials from the "grass roots" levels of all major state-wide youth organizations. Rap ses-i slons have been planned to provide provide an arena for the exchange of Ideas so that there will be more communication and co operation among the many youth organizations In the state. It has been determined that many organizations have similar and overlapping goals with no open line of communication. The possibility possibility of a federation of all existing youth organizations might become a reality. An Impact Clinic Is being set up which Is expected to become a focal point among youth for discussions discussions between the young people and guest consultants as to how youth-designed and youth- led projects can have maximum Impact upon the community. Delegates will be able to walk Into the Project Clinic with some knowledge of his community and with the aid of guest consultants and resource materials design a project In detail on any particular particular problem for his community. community. Also new this year Is an Idea Bank which Is aimed at Inviting contributions In the form of project project Ideas and experiences to be communicated to the greatest number of delegates as resource materials In the Project Clinic. Rick Alexander of Lubbock Is president of the TYC and he will address the delegates at the opening opening session Thursday night, July 29, Special guests during the conference conference Include Bernard Suttler, administrative assistant and chief Inspector to J. Edgar Hoover Hoover at the Federal Bureau of In. vestlgatlon In Washington, D.c. and Lewis Tlmberlake, past I president of the Texas and Na- | t tonal Javcees. An Awards Assembly, following following the reception, Is expected to draw approximately 1,000 people to the House of Representatives Chamber. On Sunday, July 11, 1971. she became ill and had to be hospitalized. hospitalized. She remained in a critical condition and passed away on Tuesday, July 13, around the noon hour. Alva Willmann Willmann was the daughter of the late Kmil Mattfeld and his wife Nee Marie Weigang, She was born in the Laiibach community on June 29,1895. She was baptized baptized in Emanueis Lutheran church by Rev. Weiskopf r.rd confirmed her vows in Friedens church during thepaslorateofthe late Rev. J. J. Jaworski in the year 1910. She attended the recent recent confirmation reunion at Friedens U.C. C. on June 20, 1971 and enjoyed the experience of r»«k)nriIinT memories, mo^MnR old friends and the renewal of her confirmation vows.an experience experience which her family treasures treasures also. She attended school in the Laubach community and she and her husband,Paui Willmann.ex- changed their wedding vows on Aug. 25, 1916. The couple established established their home on the ancestral ancestral Mattfeld homestead. Mrs. Willmann became a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Seguin Seguin and her family lives a testimony testimony of her faith In God and the examples of Christ's teachings. teachings. She is survived by her husband Paul, three sons, Paul Jr., David, and Raymond Willmann. Willmann. Mourning her death also is her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul Willmann Jr. Her grandchildren grandchildren John Paul and Josephine treasure the wonderful experiences experiences of having Alva as their grandmother. grandmother. Mrs. Edna Mattfeld is also among the survivors. Others Others include, her sisters in law. Mrs. Paul Alvina Enck, and Mrs. George Fannie Groin. Her other relatives and friends will also miss her cheerful personality. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Elmer and a brother brother Erwin. Memorial services were conducted for her by her paston the Rev. D. D. Schorlc- mer. and the Rev. Helneke in Emanuei's Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 15, at 3 p.nu Paulus Braulich sang two of her favorite hymns. Graveside services were conducted on the I-one Oak cemetery. Pallbearers Pallbearers included Raymond Mattfeld. Harris Zunker, Leroy Weigang, Marvin Tschocpe, Robert Willmann, Willmann, and Willie Grcin. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the memorial services for Alva Willmann came from San Antonio, Fashing, Karnes Karnes City and Corpus Christi. They were Mrs. Hilda Zunker and her son .Harris, Mr. and Mrs. George Weigang, Miss Alice Weigang and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Weigang. The other neighbor, Oscar Thormeyer passed away on July tor Steinmann and confirmed his vows and became a member of Frieden's Church on March 24, 1918 during the pastorate of Pastor Koerner. He and Miss Frances Flcke exchanged their marriage vows on November 5, 1930 and the couple established their home on the ancestral Thormeyer Thormeyer homestead. He was preceded preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and sister Emmie, Emmie, a daughter Charlotte and a son Herman Otto, and by his father-in-law, Mr. Otto Ficke. Those cherishing his memory are his wife Frances, his daughter daughter Katherine and her husband, husband, Jim Benson of College Station. Others are his sisters, sisters, Hertha and her husband Alfred Kirst Sr. and Hulda and her husband,Ray mend Downs and several nieces and nephews'and great nieces and nephews. Among other survivors are Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Ficke of Martindale and their family. Another one who will miss his presence is his mother In law, Mrs. Tina Ficke. Oscar also deemed it a privilege to attend his confirmation reunion on June 20, and also experienced great joy to witness the confirmation reunion of his daughter. Katherine Katherine and her husband,Jim Benson, Benson, This one was held on July lof 1971, Oscar was always known as, a very diligent and active person person and remained so until his untimely death while attendim; the meeting and enjoying the social social hour of the Laubach Hermann Sons Lodge. Memorial services were conducted for him by his Pastor, the Rev. Barney Federwisch Federwisch on July 21st at 4 o'clock in the afternoon in the sanctuary of Friedens U.C.C. The adult choir sang one of his favorite hymns Take Thou and Lead Me, and a very special beloved anth- emn, "My God and V by Wch- tol. Graveside rites were conducted conducted on the Ivone Oak cemetery. The following neighbors served as pall bearers. David Willmann Marvin Tschoepe, Frank Huber. tus, Gus Habcrle, Richard Neumann Neumann Jr. and Arnold Thormcycr. A large group of relatives, relatives, friends and acquaintances acquaintances gathered at the church and cemetery for their final respects to this esteemed gentleman. A RETURN VEIT a to for at August Braunfels as by of 75th the 19, 1971. He too had been in fragile fragile health but this neighbor was also able to attend the many duties duties of his farms and cattle holdings holdings and very capably served this county princinct No. 3 as Justice of Peace. He was also a member of the Board of Directors Directors of the Ceronimo Gin Company, Company, and a membcer of the Laubach Laubach Sons of Herman Lodge and a worker in the Guadalupe County County Fair Association.Other activities activities included his participation as a worker in Triple A office and later as a reporter with the A.S.C. office of Guadalupe County. He was also a very active member of the Lone Oak Cemetery Association. Association. Other interests included included a membership in the American American Hereford Association. Oscar served his God by being active in the worship and work of Frieden's United Church of Christ, He had served on the church council, sang in the church choir, served as a treasurer treasurer of the church school served as a member of the Building Committee when the church was renovated in 1947 and 1948 / served as chairman of parsonage building committee committee in 1963 and was a member of the adult church school class. Oscar Thormeyer was the son of the late Herman Thormeyer and his wife Emma Nee Schlueter. Schlueter. He was born in the Laubach Laubach community on March IL 1904. He was baptized by Pas- Captain and Mrs. Nelson Harborth Harborth and their children, Pamela Pamela dnd Michelle returned to their new home In Montgomery, Alabama Alabama after they attended the wedding of her brother, Roger Erxleben to Laura Warnock. They remained in Texas until June 29 and they were accompanied on hemlines go Jnl •^•l.imilfliTnm t^m* etectric power go

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  1. The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise,
  2. 29 Jul 1971, Thu,
  3. Page 24

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