Obituaries

Fri
03
Feb

Joe Hull

Joe Allen Hull, 55, of Rockport, Texas passed away Jan. 30, 2017. He was born to the late Josephine C. Harris and Melvin B. Hull in Cuero, Texas on Jan. 17, 1962.

He was a heavy equipment operator, former shrimper and had numerous hobbies. He loved his dogs, the outdoors and was always in his shop creating something.

Before he became ill, he loved to fish and hit the open road on his handmade trike or his Harley.

He loved his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly J. Hull, his three children, twin sons, Jason L. Hull (Emily) of Wisconsin, Nathan A. Hull of Rockport and daughter Jennifer L. Hull of Wisconsin, two step-daughters, Scarlett Wetzel (Michael) of Stockdale, Texas and Cynthia Sutton (Brian) of Sasebo-shi, Japan, his loving brother Melvin L. Hull (Linda) of Pleasanton, Texas, a half-brother Dennis Hull of Rockport and a half-sister Iris A. Hotz (Gary) of Cuero, Texas. He was blessed with five grandchildren.

Thu
02
Feb

Jose Arguellez

Jose Francisco Arguellez, 60, of Cuero, was called home to his heavenly father Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. He was born Oct. 4, 1956 in Brownfield to the late Porifirio Arguellez, Sr. and Juanita Banda Arguellez. Jose was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, serving on the Liturgy committee, the Guadalupanos Bereavement Committee and a member of the choir. He had a passion for music and loved to play the bass guitar.

Wed
01
Feb

Burma Wendel

Burma Lee Wendel, 76, of Meyersville passed away  peacefully at home with her children at her side on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. She was born March 26, 1940 in Hallettsville to the late Frank John and Ida Era Holly Buschermihle. Burma married Fred  Arlen Wendel on Jan. 23, 1960 in Hallettsville. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, active in the Altar Society and a CCD teacher. Burma was a homemaker and enjoyed time with her family and cherished all of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, watching hummingbirds and being a prayer warrior for all.

Wed
01
Feb

Ulysses Screws, Jr.

Ulysses Screws Jr. was born on Oct. 20, 1951 to Ulysses Screws Sr. and Emma Lue Screws in Cottonton, Alabama. He was the second of four children.

Ulysses began his education in Pittsview School District, in Pittsview, Alabama. He graduated as the Valedictorian of his class in 1969, and continued his education at Alabama A&M University. He was employed at American Electric Power Company, where he retired after 33 years of service.

Ulysses accepted Christ and began to serve the Lord while under the leadership of Bro. Frank Barron at World Mission Church.

Ulysses met the love of his life, Joyce Ann Monroe, in 1977. They married on Dec. 2, 1978 in San Antonio. As he loved and worked tirelessly, he also was a pillar of strength for his best friend for the duration of their 37 year marriage. Through this union were born three beautiful children.

Mon
30
Jan

Marsha Wolf

Marsha Kaye Wolf, 70, of Yorktown passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. She was born Oct. 6, 1946 in Sinton, Texas to Melba Brown and the late J. W. (Jake) Hughes. She graduated from Yorktown High School and Southwest Texas State University. She was an active member of the 1st United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, Grenau Hall, Ladies Auxiliary of V. F. W. Post #8136, Red Hat Society, Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR), Friends of The Library, Yorktown Historical Museum, Keep Yorktown Beautiful and National Mah-Jongg League. She was a retired school teacher and played bridge and Mah-Jongg weekly with the ladies group.

She is survived by her son Kevin (Becky) Wolf of Cuero, daughter Monica Kaye Wolf of Yorktown, mother Melba Brown Hughes of Yorktown, sister Linda (Barry) Hughes Bateman of Bergheim, Texas, brother Fred (Jennifer) Hughes of Yorktown and grandchildren Bradley Wolf and Anndrea “Andi” Wolf both of Cuero.

Mon
30
Jan

Kathy Borchardt

Kathy Ann Borchardt, 62, of Cuero passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. She was born Jan. 12, 1955 in Yorktown to the late Ewald and Lillian Dolgner Borchardt. Kathy graduated from Cuero High School. She worked at Cuero Community Hospital for 13 years,  then went to work for the Yoakum School District for 27 years. She was known and loved for her delicious cookies and sweet rice.

She is survived by her brother, Harold Borchardt and wife, Martha of Cuero; nieces, Deborah Boswell and husband Frank of Victoria and Katherine Felter and husband DeWitt Felter of Natchez, MS; nephew, Keith Borchardt and wife, Megan of Katy; great- nieces and nephews, Tyler, Jordan, Blaine, Audrey, Zack, Abby, Jackson, Samantha, Jack, Lillian and Riley; step-nieces and nephews, Melissa, Megan, Derek, Breanna, Ashley, Miya, Melanie, David, Anthony, Robert , Oliver, Chloe,  Meredith, Gaston, Destonie, Christianna, Matthew, Chelsea (Jesus), Gabriela, Angel, Barbara (Colton) and Brooklyn.

Mon
30
Jan

Melba Eckstrom

Melba Trevathan Eckstrom, 93, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. She was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Mexia to the late Howard E. and Macie B. Murphy Trevathan, Sr. Melba married Charles M. Eckstrom on Jan. 24, 1946 in Houston. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for TIRR in Houston. She was a homemaker, seamstress, artist, “Pitty Pat” the clown, loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by son N. Neal Eckstrom and wife Carol of Cuero; sister, Donna Houser of Houston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; daughter, Madge Ledkins; sons, Charles H. Eckstrom and Timothy E. Eckstrom ; and brother, Howard E. Trevathan, Jr.

Thu
26
Jan

Gladys Mueller

Gladys G. Mueller, life-long resident of Yorktown, passed away on January 23, 2017, at the age of 97 years, and 5 months.  She was born on August 31, 1919 to the late Edward John Huebner and Annie Theresa Kuester.  She attended Weldon School where she met her future husband.  On October 21, 1940, Gladys married her childhood schoolmate, Carlton Mueller, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Yorktown, and in 1942, they moved to their present homestead.  The couple was blessed with three children:  Charles, Marsha, and Phil.  Gladys and Carlton fulfilled a life-long dream of travel with several trips to Germany, other points in Europe, the Holy Land, Australia, as well as numerous trips in the United States with family and friends.  Gladys delighted in spending time with her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and her cats, dogs, and other animals always part of her life.

Wed
25
Jan

Velinda Trautwein

On Jan. 22, those of us who knew and loved Velinda Trautwein Stevens, lost one of our greatest gifts. She passed away at home in Kalispell, Montana. Breast cancer took Velinda from us before we were ready, but her contributions to our lives will continue.

Velinda was born in Cuero, Texas to Verlin and Colleen Trautwein. While attending high school in Houston, she met her future husband, Mark Stevens, on a blind date. After college, Velinda began her career in hospital administration. She worked with healthcare institutions across Texas, in Edna, Victoria, Brownwood, Austin, and Longview, before settling in Kalispell, Montana where Velinda served as the President/CEO of Kalispell Regional Healthcare for 18 years.

Mon
23
Jan

Kenneth Wyche

Kenneth Truman Wyche, 77, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. He was born Nov. 20, 1939 to the late William and Martha Doreck Wyche. He married Ann Hildebrandt on July 9, 1965 in Cuero. Ken graduated from Kenedy High School then went to Delmar College in Corpus Christi to become a Master Electrician. He was an honest, hardworking man and was always helping people. Ken worked for Alcoa for many years then started his own business, Kenco Electric. He worked with Wal-Mart stores all over the United States for 18 years. Ken loved his life and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and animals. He loved having his miniature Yorkie, Barbie, by his side. We will miss this wonderful man.

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