Obituary of Russell "Buddy" DeDear
- Obituary of Russell "Buddy" DeDear
15 Feb 1990
Russell "Buddy" DeDear Laid To Rest
Russell "Buddy" DeDear of Yoakum, formerly of Shiner, entered eternal
rest at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 1990 in Stevens Nursing Home
in Yoakum. He reached the age of 75 years, 11 months and 26 days.
One of six children, he was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Hochheim to Henry
and Eva (Kelly) DeDear. He was raised on the family farm and
attended Hochheim School.
On August 2, 1938 he was married to Anita Granz. One son, Dennis,
was born to this marriage union. She passed away Jan. 16, 1953.
On January 8, 1966, he was united in marriage with Selma Westphal.
They made their home in Shiner until her husband became a resident of
Stevens Nursing Home when Mrs. DeDear moved to be near her daughter.
He was an employee of Kaspar Wire Works in Shiner for 39 years and
was a member of United Dr. Martin Luther Church in Shiner.
In 1951, "Buddy" DeDear enthusiastically joined Elton Zander and the
late Adolph Sembera in organizing Little League Baseball in Shiner so
their sons could play ball. DeDear put in 12 years with the youth
baseball program in Shiner and was also involved when the Shiner
Clippers Ball Club was organized.
A prayer service conducted by Pastor Cooper was held Sat., Feb. 10 at
6:00 p.m. at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at United Dr.
Martin Luther Church in Shiner with the Rev. Paul Cooper officiating.
Burial followed in the Shiner City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers
were Billie Goetz, Jessie Canalas, Elton Zander, Laddie Stluka,
George Albrecht, and Charlie Kurtz.
Surviving are his wife, Selma DeDear of Yoakum, a stepdaughter, Mrs.
Emil (Karen) Blaschke of Yoakum; two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Ann)
McMeninam of Hazlett, N.Y., and Mrs. Otto (Willie Mae) Krum of Cuero;
one grandson, Michael DeDear, serving with the Navy in Norfork, VA;
and two step-grandchildren, Shannon and Sharene Blaschke of Yoakum.
Mr. DeDear was preceded in death by his father, Nov. 16, 1972; his
mother, Sept. 18, 1980; a son, Dennis Russell DeDear, Apr. 23, 1984;
three brothers, Thomas Wayne DeDear, who died Aug. 27, 1939 at the
age of 18 years; Clyde DeDear, Oct. 29, 1966; and Otis J. "Buck"
DeDear, Aug. 24, 1985.
Submitted by Brenda Lincke Fisseler
Posted by Matt Cross
Note that Buddy DeDear is also listed as a pallbearer in Paul W.
--- In TexasCzechs@y..., Nangotoo@a... wrote:
> Well, finally one that has to do with my family. This Buddy DeDear
> late g-aunt's brother. Thanks, Matt.
> San Diego.CA