Evangelina Ramirez Escamilla, age 80, of Hondo, passed away July 5, 2020, Hondo.  She was born in Lytle Aug. 8, 1939.   The Rosary was recited and  Funeral Mass celebrated July 8, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.  Condolences: 







Gilbert Arnold Friesenhahn, longtime resident of Castroville, formerly of Macdona, entered into eternal rest July 4, 2020, at the age of 94 years, 9 months.   He was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Fratt, which is now northeast San Antonio.   The Rosary wil be recited and Mass of the Resurrection celebrated at 10 a.m.  Thur., July 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Please Note: the number of people allowed in church is limited to 120 for the Mass of the Resurrection. Face coverings are required and social distancing shall be practiced. Memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Catholic School or the charity of one’s choice.  Condolences:







Charlotte Marie Koch Lutz , age 86 of Hondo, passed away June 27, 2020.   She was born in D’Hanis, Jan. 26, 1934.  Rosary was recited July 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by celebration of the Funeral Mass. Interment ws in Hondo Cemetery, St. John Section.   Condolences:


Richard Cazares Schmidt, age 54 of Hondo, passed away July 3, 2020 in San Antonio.  He was born in Hondo Dec. 20, 1965.  Visitation is set for 8:30 -9:30 a.m. Fri., July 10, at Hondo Funeral Home. Celebration of the Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment will be in Hondo Cemetery.  Condolences: 


Evelyn Marie Wiemers Grell Steubing, age 77 of Hondo, passed away June 28, 2020.   She was born in Hondo, Aug. 2, 1942.   Funeral was July 3 at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was in Quihi Cemetery.   Condolences:




















Charles D. Toepperwein, age 79 of Hondo, passed away peacefully at his home June 30, 2020.  He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Leon Springs.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, there will be a small private graveside service for the immediate family, with a celebration of life at a later date.   Condolences: mission