Graveside services for Pedro Perez, Jr., age 68 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Pastor Concepcion Trevino officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Perez was born March 4, 1955 in Mexico to Maria Luisa (Cruz) and Pedro Perez, Sr. He married Adelina Quezada Guerrero in Mexico in September of 1981. Mr. Perez was a Catholic and was a loyal employee of JB Pipe Manufacturing for many years. He was a lovely person who always thought of others before himself and did his very best at everything he did. Mr. Perez was an honest, caring, hard-working man who always kept himself busy doing something. Pedro enjoyed the outdoors more than anything and never complained of hot or cold; he loved any type of weather.
Pedro Perez, Jr. passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Adelina Perez of Sherman, Texas; three sons, Daniel Perez and wife Ruby of Mexico, Pedro Perez II of Sherman, Texas, and Gerardo Perez of Denison, Texas; two daughters, Iris Perez of Seminole, Texas, and Fabiola Perez of Sherman, Texas; his mother, Maria Luisa Cruz of El Paso, Texas; nine brothers, Luis Rascon, Arturo Rascon, Javier Rascon, and Santos Rascon, all of El Paso, Texas, Salvador Perez, Orlando Perez, Juan Pedro Perez and Jesus Perez, all of Mexico, and Martin Perez of Colorado; and seven sisters, Angela Perez, Zulema Perez, and Elida Rascon, all of El Paso, Griselda Perez, Imelda Perez, Aracely Perez and Elva Perez, all of Mexico; and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Johan Klassen, age 70 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor Isaak Fehr officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Klassen was born February 23, 1953 in Mexico to Elizabeth (Heinrichs) and Cornelius Klassen. He married Elizabeth Guenter on July 6, 1980 in Mexico. Mr. Klassen was a member of Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. He enjoyed doing shooting sports and listening to Bible tapes; he dearly loved his grandchildren.
Johan Klassen passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Permian Residential Care Center in Andrews, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elizabeth in 2020, five brothers, and three sisters. He is survived by three sons, Bernhard Klassen and wife Margarita of Copeland, Kansas, and Cornelius Klassen and wife Tina and Henry Klassen and wife Mary, both of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Tina Fehr and husband Abram and Liliana Wiebe and husband Jacob, both of Seminole, Texas; five sisters, Margaret Wall and husband Cornelius of Canada, Susana Teichroeb and Helena Banman, both of Mexico, Anna Friesen and husband Peter and Elizabeth Froese and husband Peter, both of Paraguay; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Bernard Penner, age 31 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, January 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Penner was born June 23, 1991 in Seminole to Aganetha (Dyck) and Bernard Penner. He married Gertruda Fehr in Seminole on August 10, 2019. He was a member of Community Church and enjoyed fishing, eating his sister-in-law’s food, and being around his family. He loved his wife dearly.
Bernard Penner passed away at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas on January 27, 2023. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Penner in 2021. He is survived by his wife, Trudy Penner of Seminole; and his dad, Bernard Penner of Seminole.
Funeral Mass for David Davila, age 67 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Monday January 30 from 6-7:00 p.m. at the church. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Davila was born February 28, 1955 in Lubbock, Texas to Antonia (Rodriguez) and Claronaldo Davila. He married Juanita Salinas in Seminole on January 6, 1976. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and worked as a diesel mechanic. David loved working on tractors and rebuilding old cars. He owned Davila Tractor Mechanics for forty years. He enjoyed joking around with people and always tried to act like he was a mean man, but was a gentle giant, always ready to help others. One of his proudest moments was when his son bought him a motorcycle after he had not owned one for many years. David loved his family dearly; his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
David Davila passed away Friday, January 27, 2023 at Northwest Texas Health Care System in Amarillo, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Claronaldo Davila; one great-grandchild, and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Davila of Seminole; one son, David Lee Davila and wife Cindy of Seminole; two daughters, Debra Davila and husband Richard Macias, and Alexandra Davila, both of Seminole; one brother, Lauro Davila of Smith Station, Alabama; one sister, Janie Warren and husband Danny of Longmont, Colorado; his mother, Antonia Davila of Seminole; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Jacobo Neufeld, age 28 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Bishop Jacob Rempel officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Mennonite Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Neufeld was born in Mexico on November 30, 1994 to Katherina (Harms) and Jacob Neufeld. He married Maria Dyck in Mexico on July 13, 2014. He was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church and was a self-employed building contractor, where he loved his job and helping others. Jacob enjoyed going on vacations, especially with his daughters, and having fun with them. No matter how hard he worked or how tired he was, he always enjoyed spending time with his girls at the end of the day. Jacob was finally able to buy his dream truck, and was so very proud to have it. He always invited numerous friends and family to his home every Sunday.
Jacobo Neufeld passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023 near his home in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by one child. He is survived by his wife, Maria of Seminole; three daughters, Amanda, Judy, and Rachael Neufeld, all of Seminole; two brothers, David Neufeld and wife Margarita, and Abe Neufeld and wife Eva, both of Mexico; four sisters, Katherina Froese and husband John, Maria Neufeld, Margarita Krahn and husband Abram, and Elisabeth Fehr and husband Peter, all of Mexico; and his parents, Jacob and Katherina Neufeld of Mexico.
Funeral services for Franklin Gerald Hummel, age 84 of Denver City, Texas, will be held Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Hummel was born June 23, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois to Dahlia (Carpenter) and Ernest Hummel. He married Suellen Bledsoe in Plains, Texas on June 4, 1982. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and worked in the oilfield as a lease operator; he had worked for Shell Oil for twenty-seven years. Gerald collected aluminum can tabs and donated them to the Ronald McDonald House. He enjoyed camping and he loved his dog, “Booger Bear.”
Gerald Hummel passed away at Yoakum County Hospital in Denver City on January 29, 2023. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Tawana. He is survived by his wife, Suellen Hummel of Denver City; one son, Franklin Gerald Hummel, Jr. and wife Penny of Pleasanton, Texas; one brother, Larry Hummel of Eunice, New Mexico; one sister, Carolyn Brannon of New Town, Missouri; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service to honor the life of Cody Allan Parker, age 36 and formerly of Seminole, Texas, will be celebrated Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gaines County Park Community Building in Seminole, with Pastor Allan Speed officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers to please donate to any children’s charity of your choice in Cody’s name.
Cody was born May 27, 1986 in Bowie, Texas to Suzan and Robert Parker. He attended Seminole schools all 13 years, graduating in 2004. Cody was active in all sports but found his real passion in singing and performing. He performed for many community events starting in junior high school, singing the national anthem for school activities and sporting events.
Once in high school Cody became more focused on music under the guidance of his mentor, Eric Hindman. He set high goals and achieved those goals, advancing to state competition every year in high school while performing with Jazz Brigade and Acapella Choir. His senior year he was invited to New York City to perform in the National Choir at Carnegie Hall. Before college Cody worked as a camp counselor and remained in contact with friends and their families made during those years. He attended Louisiana Tech where he studied vocal performance, performing in many musicals during his time there. Cody also performed at the Opera House in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cody worked as a welder and a cook. He loved being able to prepare meals that “appealed to the eye as well as the belly.” He also loved being in the water with the kids. Fishing with family or teaching Jackson to fish was a beloved pastime. He was always ready to jump in and lend a hand to anyone whether he knew them or not; he never met a stranger.
Cody Allan Parker left this world to sing in the Lord’s choir on December 25, 2022. Those surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Summer of Nocona, Texas; two children, Cameron and Jackson of Gilmer; his parents, Suzan and Robert Parker of Gilmer, Texas; one brother, Michael Wetzel Parker of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Tiffany Parker of Seminole, Texas; grandparents, Rosemary Cessnun of Jal, New Mexico and Billy Don Kelley of Pittsburg, Texas; and a host of beloved friends.
Private graveside services for Berry Royce Harris, age 83 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Gaines County Cemetery, with Pastor Vance Thomas officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Royce Harris was born January 31, 1939 in Jones, Louisiana, one of eleven children from the marriage of Robbie (Cole) and William Green Berry Harris. Royce married the love of his life, Glenda Lumaron Smith, on July 9, 1957. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who cared deeply for his family. He never missed a day of work unless he was seriously ill.
Royce had been a working man all his life, first as a farmer, then as an oilfield hand, working his way up to a tool pusher. Twenty years ago he took a job as a truck driver to begin his second career, first hauling carbon dioxide to the oilfield, and then peanuts. At the age of 83 he was still working as a truck driver, a skill he was proud to pass on to his driving partner and grandson, Cole. He knew no other way of life other than to work so that he could provide for his family.
Royce Harris passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Glenda Lavada Turnbull; one granddaughter, Jennifer Denise Salls; one great-granddaughter, Addyson Jolee Edwards; seven brothers, Calvin Harris, Earnest Harris, G.W. Harris, E.L. “Pete” Harris, James Herschel Harris, Hersey Harrell Harris, and Lee Harris; and one sister, Marie Moore. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Glenda Lumaron Smith Harris; one son, Steven Cole Harris and wife Marta; two sisters, Jewel Marie Harris Ruth and Betty Sue Harris Middlebrooks; three grandchildren, Billy Royce Routh, Corie Routh, and Cameron Truett Cole Harris; five great-grandchildren, Emmy Edwards and husband Austin, Bryan Routh, Staci Routh, Cadence Ray, and Kylie Routh; two great-great-grandchildren, Acklyn Edwards and Aspyn Edwards; a special family friend Margie Hicks; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Cole Harris, Billy Routh, Bryan Routh, Austin Edwards, Melvin Harris, Sergio Luna, and Doug Issac. The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice of Lubbock staff, especial Candace Lewis, R.N., for the care and support provided.
Graveside services for Joycie Williams, age 81 of Cuero, Texas and formerly of Seminole, Texas, will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Gaines County Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tony Pitcox officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mrs. Williams was born February 27, 1941 in Seminole to Rosa (Brooks) and Buster Buck Pitcox. Joycie grew up working on a ranch with her dad and taking care of the cows and other animals. In 1961 she married Eugene Williams in Seminole and enjoyed being a homemaker for several years; she then took on driving a dump truck for several years which she very much enjoyed. Every summer Joycie would take her children, nieces, and nephews to hoe cotton to teach them about cotton. In Joycie’s last few years, she moved from Seminole to Cuero with her daughter where she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Joycie Williams passed away at her daughter’s home in Cuero on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Williams; three brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Diann Hernandez and husband Junior of Marble Falls, Texas, Connie Williams Henry of Temple, Texas, and Pamela Williams of Cuero, Texas; five grandchildren, Asa and wife Crystal Salinas of Odessa, Texas, Veronica Zamora and husband Johnny of San Antonio, Texas, Lance Ramirez and wife Idyle of Florida, Rosa Williams of Cuero, Texas, and Joycie Mae Martinez of Cuero, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Shirley Ann Howard, age 85 of Royse City, Texas, will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Dewayne Ivy officiating; burial will follow. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Shirley was born June 15, 1937 in Roby, Texas to Lea Ellen (Hurst) and Thurman Glen Stewart. She was a devoted mother to her three daughters. When she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found in her sewing room, quilting. Shirley was also passionate about animals. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Shirley Howard went home to Jesus on January 14, 2023. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Stewart, and two sisters, Mary Bledsoe and Carolyn Jones. She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Barnett and husband Mike of Midland, Texas, Kay Owen and husband Billy of Alto, New Mexico, Mechelle Ivy and husband Dewayne of Royse City, Texas, and one brother, Charles Stewart of Andrews, Texas, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass for Julio Gomez Villalva, age 93 of Seminole, Texas, will be celebrated Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at St. James Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Villalva was born February 24, 1929 in Alpine, Texas to Ladislada (Gomez) and Francisco Villalva. He married Ramona Cantu in Seminole, Texas on July 13, 1963. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He worked as a custodian and was always very creative and energetic; he lived his life to the fullest. Julio had a very active mind even when his body wasn’t. He loved his family dearly.
Julio Villalva passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City, Texas. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Villalva in 2021; five brothers, and one sister. He is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Lopez and husband Domingo of Odessa, Texas, Juanita Guzman and husband Lupe of Seminole, Texas, Mary Hernandez of Taylor, Texas, and Leticia Perez of Seminole, Texas; one brother, Luis Villalva and wife Carol of Edison, New Jersey; one sister, Gabriella Rodriguez of Roswell, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass for Sara Emily Padilla, age 37 of Seminole, Texas, will be celebrated Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Rosary will be held Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Ms. Padilla was born June 30, 1985 to Mirta (Rivas) and Richard Padilla. She married Juan Coronado and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Sara was a free spirit who loved life; her love of family, animals and the outdoors were her delights. Her memory will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. She had a heart of gold, a smile that was contagious, and never met a stranger. Her purpose in life was to take care of her daughter. Everyone who knew her affectionately called her “Padilla.”
Sara Padilla passed away at her home in Seminole, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Padilla, and her grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Juan Coronado of Seminole; one daughter, Eryka Lynn Coronado of Seminole; her mother, Mirta Padilla of Seminole; two brothers, Jesse Reney Padilla and wife Sylvia of Greenwood, Texas, and Lucas Padilla and wife Mary of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Monica Padilla of Seminole, and Amanda Gonzalez and husband Joel of Seminole; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Johan “Johnny Mack” Neufeld, age 59 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Community Church with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Johnny Mack Neufeld was born April 25, 1963 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Aganetha (Dyke) and Peter Neufeld. He married the mother of his children, Elizabeth Neufeld, on February 13, 1983 in Mexico. He had lived in Seminole for 35 years and drove a truck, hauling cotton for a living. Mr. Neufeld later married Cori Crim on August 14, 2021 in Hobbs, New Mexico. He enjoyed tinkering with things, especially wood working, and loved to take his grandchildren for rides on his tractor, but his trucking business was his true passion. Everyone in town knew him as Johnny Mack.
Mr. Neufeld took great pleasure in music and played the guitar and the accordion; he even collected guitars along with rocks. He loved fishing and adored the state of Oregon; he greatly enjoyed going to the beach. He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Johan Dyke Neufeld passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sons, one brother, two sisters, and father-in-law Harvey Crim. He is survived by his first wife, Elizabeth of Seminole; his second wife, Cori of Washington; two sons, Johnny Neufeld and wife Jenna of Andrews, Texas, and Billy Neufeld of Seminole; one daughter, Trudy Neufeld of Farwell, Texas; five brothers, Peter Neufeld and wife Maria of Seminole, David Neufeld and wife Katharina of Canada, and Jacob Neufeld and wife Susana, Isaak Neufeld and wife Katharina, and Franz Neufeld and wife Susana, all of Mexico; seven sisters, Katharina Wall, and Helena Loewen and husband Jacob, both of Mexico, and Aganetha Fehr and husband Jacob, Maria Enns and husband Cornelius, Getruda Neufeld and husband Abram, Susana Thiessen and husband Peter, and Anna Guenther and husband Aaron, all of Canada; and four grandchildren, Jadyn, Jalyssa, Jude, and Lincoln.
Funeral Mass for Baltazar Galvan, Jr., age 66 of Denver City, Texas, will be celebrated Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Williams Catholic Church Vercelli Center with Father Eduardo Teo officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Galvan was born October 1, 1956 in Karnes City, Texas, to Odulia “Lula” (Lopez) and Baltazar Galvan, Sr. He married Ufemia “Mary” Juarez on July 8, 1989 in Denver City, and was the owner of Jr’s Car Wash for twenty-nine years, providing customer service for the citizens of Denver City and the surrounding area. The station was known for the friendly care that Jr. and his family provided. He retired from a maintenance position with the County of Yoakum after closing the shop’s doors. Jr’s passions included family time, rooting for and critiquing the Dallas Cowboys, and backyard barbecuing. His yard was meticulously cared for, and he loved spoiling his two dachshunds, Paisley and Penny. Innumerable afternoons and evenings were happily spent with Tejano music playing in the background, laughter and the smell of delicious barbecue in the air. Beautiful memories were made with this wonderful husband, amazing father, best grandfather, uncle, cousin, great brother and loving son. He was a friend to all and leaves a void in many hearts. Only the memories of these times will help fill said voids.
Baltazar Galvan, Jr. passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, where he was well-cared for and where he fought his last battle. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Galvan; one daughter, Kendra Galvan; one brother, Luis Galvan; one sister, Estella Galvan; and one great-granddaughter, Ardyn Tabarez. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Denver City, Texas; one son, Chris Galvan and wife Brenda of Lubbock, Texas; six daughters, Patricia Castillo and husband Joe, and Cassandra Galvan, both of Denver City, Texas, Roxann Rodriguez and husband Thomas Perez, Ruchi Davis and husband Tory, and Samantha Galvan, all of San Antonio, Texas, and Erica Melendez of Garland, Texas; three brothers, Joe Galvan and wife Gloria of Denver City, Texas, Johnny Galvan and wife Cynthia of Falls City, Texas, and Ricky Galvan and wife Jennifer of Andrews, Texas; one sister, Belinda Peña of Denver City, Texas; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind a legacy full of love and laughter, and he will be greatly missed. May he rest peacefully.
Steven Wayne Boyer, age 76 of Butte, Montana and formerly of Seminole, Texas, passed away December 29, 2022 at his residence in Butte. No services are planned at this time. Steve was born January 15, 1946 in Fillmore, California to Evangeline (Davis) and Warren Boyer. After his parents divorced, he moved back to Texas with his father and lived with his grandparents until his father remarried Lois Renfro in 1953. He recalled living with his “Ma” (Grandma Nellie) as some of his best childhood memories.
Steve attended Seminole High School but left to join the U.S. Navy in June 1965. He served his country for 23 years including tours in Vietnam, and on aircraft carriers USS Merrick, USS Kittyhawk, USS Jesse L Brown, and USS Leftwich. His naval career took him as far as London and included stations in California, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Virginia. Following his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer, E-7, he earned a B.S. in Architecture from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and had lived in Butte since the year 2000.
Steve had several hobbies including being a voracious reader, making omelets, walking, drawing, car mechanics, history research, storytelling, and incredible guitar playing. His children and grandchildren have many memories of him playing guitar and singing to them.
In addition to his parents, Steve is preceded in death by one grandson, Logan Boyer. He is survived by his wife, Christina; by five children, Kareniesa Kohn & husband Cy, Terence Boyer & wife Chara, Tanisha Boyer, Daniel Boyer, and Natasha Boyer; three brothers, Dean Boyer and wife Candy, Gene Boyer and wife Mary, and Ernest Taylor and wife Janet; 15 grandchildren, Jade Ditmanson & husband Travis, Kaleb and Paige Staudohar, Gavin, Elizabeth, Ryan, Anna, Jeffrey, Marjorie Jean, Lilly, Titus, and Iris Boyer, and Storm, Ivan, and Auron Lorenz; and two great-grandchildren, Cassius Ditmanson and Caspian Boyer.
Graveside services for Erika “Kuger” Dolloff,age 29 of Seminole, Texas will be Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.at Gaines County Cemetery with Fernando Gomez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Kuger Dolloff Scholarship that will send people with special needs to Camp Benedictine. Please contact Virginia at National Institute on Developmental Delays at 405-395-2939.
Kuger Dolloff was born in Seminole, Texas on April 21, 1993 to Stacey (Paquin) and Jay Dolloff. Kuger was a much-loved person with a humorous and intuitive personality; she almost always had her county music playing while enjoying her hobbies of dancing, creating art and traveling. She loved playing cards with her family unless she was losing. She was very meticulous in her mannerisms and with her belongings. Kuger was a ground breaker during her years in the school system where she achieved state participation in the Skills USA program and graduated from Seminole High School. Almost everyone who met Kuger loved her, although she was very guarded as to who could gain her trust. She had a keen sense of awareness and was very comfortable and proud of who she was.
Surrounded by love, Kuger Dolloff passed from this life into the loving, healing arms of our Father on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. In addition to her father, Jay Dolloff, she is preceded in death by her grandfather, Clyde Dolloff, and her grandparents, Mary and Jerry Paquin.
Kuger will always be in the hearts of her mother, Stacey Paquin; her brothers, Jay Anthony Dolloff, and Adam Dolloff and wife Stephanie of Durango, Colorado; and nieces Erin and Ella; her grandmother, Mary Dolloff of Seminole, and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and everyone who knew her. Stacey is very grateful and thankful to everyone who loved Kuger and cared for her during her too-short life.
Funeral services for Peter Knelsen age 70 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Monday, January 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Joseph Knelsen officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Mennonite Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Peter was born July 26, 1952 in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, Campo 17 to Peter and Susanna (Penner) Knelsen. Peter married Helena (Neufeld) Neufeld on August 15, 1976 in Mexico. He was baptized in 1972 by Om Heinrich Dyck of Reinland, Mexico and was a lifelong member of the Reinlander Mennonite Church. Early in his life he enjoyed farming and raising cattle. Although he loved all things agriculture, he found his true love selling REDA cable. He loved serving all his customers to the very end! Family and friends will remember him for his work ethic, wit, and voice. Everyone he met loved his cheerful smile and heart. Peter never met a stranger.
Peter Penner Knelsen passed away peacefully from this life at his daughter’s home on January 5, 2023 in Seminole, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by family and friends. In addition to his parents' death, he is preceeded in death by one brother, one sister, and one daughter. He is survived by Helena Knapp of Seminole, Peter and Lena Knelsen of Seminole, Frank and Annie Knelsen of Seminole, Nettie Adams of Seminole, Tina Knelsen of Lubbock, Eva and Michael Fisher of Ashville, North Carolina, and Anna Knelsen of Lubbock. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and one adopted grandchild. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Jacob Knelsen and wife Susanna of Canada, Johan Knelsen and wife Elizabeth of Canada, Heinrich Knelsen and wife Margret of Mexico. He is survived by 2 sisters, Anna and husband David Dyck of Canada and Susanna Knelsen of Seminole.