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Patrick Joseph "Bubba" Kasper won the battle, was finally healed, and went home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2012. He was born July 24, 1954. Pat passed away while battling Melanoma for the past 10 months. He was first diagnosed and fully recovered from brain cancer in 1996, followed by a fall which he hit his head resulting in a traumatic brain injury in 2006. Pat has always wanted to visit the moon, and now he has a perfect view of it! He is now free to walk, free to run, free of cancer, free to play softball once again, and free of all disabilities.
Pat retired after 30 years of service with the Houston Fire Department in 2004. Pat took such pride in serving The City of Houston as a firefighter and paramedic. Sharing his testimony of what the Lord has done in his life, fighting fires and saving lives was his passion next to being a loving husband and the world's greatest father! As a firefighter, he was always 'First In and Last Out.' As a paramedic, his peers said he was "on the short list;" meaning if any of their own lives or their family members lives were on the line, they would want PAT KASPER as their paramedic.
He lived to embarrass his daughters, taking ownership of a room as soon as he entered, and making people laugh. Pat stared death in the face multiple times through medical challenges and while serving the Houston Fire Department, but God had a different plan and it was not his time! Pat has always followed the path our Lord Jesus Christ has laid out for him! Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart, Debbie Kasper. Pat and Debbie have been married for 38 years. He is also survived by his 2 daughters Kayla and Patricia. He was preceded in death by his father (Leo), mother (Alice), and best friend (Dale). Pat loved being a man of God, father, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Pat spent his last days/weeks enjoying his three girls, watched both daughters graduate from college, going to a Texans game, going to his last Houston Rodeo, spending quality time with family and friends, and overlooking the ocean on a California bluff while whale watching and enjoying sunsets. There will be a service to celebrate his life held on Friday April 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Spring First Church, 1851 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX, 77388. Burial will be on Saturday April 7, 2012 in Utopia, TX where Pat enjoyed many hours over the years floating down the Frio River


John P. Kelly, retired Houston Fire  Fighter, born September 1, 1937, passed away August 7, 2010 at the age of 72.He is survived by his beloved wife, Dale Kelly; daughters, Denise Luman and husband Bill; Theresa Murry and husband James; sons, Michael Kelly and wife Shirley and Kevin Kelly and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Greg and John Luman, Ashley Mead, Jennifer Gonzales, Brian Murry, Jaclyn and Taylor Kelly, Mandy and Misty Kelly; great grandchildren, Aaron Luman, Madeline and Max Luman, Mallory and Nate Mead, Mia, Marron, Matthew and Madeline Gonzales, Issac and Marcello Barbosa; step- granddaughter, Christina Bouche and husband Andrew; step- grandson Daniel Wier and wife Chelsa; step- great grandchildren, Chase, Maris, Liam, Dexter and Finnegan Bouche and Leona Wier.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, August 14, 2010 in the Chapel of Kingwood Funeral Home. We invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family at www.kingwoodfuneralhome.com


Rodger Dewayne Kendrick, 71, of Seabrook, Texas passed away November 14, 2011. He was a naval veteran and a firefighter for many years. Rodger was preceded in death by his son Louis Darryl Kendrick. He is survived by his wife Jerry Kendrick, his sons Wilson Fenoy Kendrick (Lorena), Alan Dewayne Kendrick (Tina), Kenneth Earl Sparks and Kevin Tyler Kendrick, daughter Amanda Shawn Hamilton, four grandchildren and great grandchild.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas with services at the graveside, Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:00 noon, Forest Park East, Webster, Texas.
Crowder Funeral Home
Dickinson, Texas


The family of  has requested that the pension fund announce the following information pertaining to Mr. Kendrick's funeral services: A funeral service will be held at the Crowder Funeral Home (851 FM 517 W. and Hwy. 646, Dickinson, TX 281-337-1515)on November 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A burial service will be held at 12 p.m. on November 18th at Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery (21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 281-332-3111).


Austin Pevy Kennada, 84, passed away on Feb 18, 2007 born Sept 18, 1922 in Lockridge, Texas to parents David W. and Maudie A. Harrell Kennada of Tennessee. He was a World War II Vet. serving with the 36th Division, Army "T-Patchers". He was a P.O.W. survivor, 17 months in Germany. He was a member of Houston VFW Post 581. He began his career with the Houston Fire Fighters/Fire Prevention in 1956. He retired Chief of Inspectors, Houston Fire Dept in 1983. Survived by brother Grover H. (Mickey) Kennada, sister Leodell Foster, niece Cathleen Kennada, niece Cynthia Averrett Nieto & husband Frank Nieto, nephew Jack C. Averrett III & wife Ruby G. Averrett, all of Houston. Viewing to be held Thursday Feb 22, 2 pm til 9 pm in the main chapel, Forest Park Lawndale. Service to be held Friday Feb 23, 11 am in main chapel with burial following. Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale Ave, Houston, Texas.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/21/2007.


 Carl P. Kent, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Graveside Services will be held 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Rosewood Memorial Park.


Alvin Thomas Kiel slipped quietly into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept 8, 2011. Born May 22, 1924 in Houston TX. He served proudly aboard the USS Tennessee during WWII. Alvin retired in 1977 from the Houston Fire Department after 22 1\2 years. He was married to his lifelong love, Ruth, for 65 years, 8 months and 11 days. He will be greatly missed by his wife Ruth; children, Lynn Kiel and wife Peggy, Debbie Kiel , Peggy Clack and husband Larry; grandchildren, Jennifer Clack, Kelly and Chris Turk, Kevin and Robin Kiel, Lauri and Curtis Lenox; great grandchildren, Taylor, Haley, Kristin, Kori, Kaley, Leah , Layla, Lucy. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00pm Monday, September 12, 2011 at Brookside Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Brookside Memorial Park.



Norman Kiesewetter Sr., passed away on 10/3/2009 surrounded by his family in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his father Norman H. Kiesewetter mother Peggy Ercanbrach Kiesewetter, sister Mary Byers and nephew Bobby Key. He was honorably retired for the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He retired for the City of Houston as an Arson Investigator as well as retired from the Pasadena Fire Department and a reserved peace officer for the City of La Porte. He is survived by his loving family; daughter Scarlett Ward and husband Brad, sons; Norman Jr. and wife Nicole, James and wife Angela and Wallace, sisters; Linda Walker, Deborah Hensley and Candace Atkins and Aunt Betty Landing. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 nieces, 2 nephews as well as 4 great nieces and 12 great nephews. Visitation on Wednesday, October 7th, from 4-9 pm at American Heritage, Chapel. Funeral service on Thursday, October 8th at the funeral home chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment at the Houston Ntional


 Thomas James Kleis, 42, of Houston, passed away November 13, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012, at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX 77096. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts be made to the Thomas Kleis Scholarship Fund at Houston Texas Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union. Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com


Roy Koy Jr., 76, passed away August 16, 2010 in Huffman, Texas. Roy served proudly for the Houston Fire Department for 33 years. He was also affiliated with numerous other organizations. He was a 32nd degree mason and a Provost Guard for the Shriners for 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Faye Koy and his son, Craig Alan Koy. Roy is survived by his son, Kevin Koy and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Connor and Megan Koy; brother, Glen Koy and wife Janice; sister, Beverly Koy; numerous friends and brothers and sisters of the Houston Fire Department. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home, Humble, Tx. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Stouffer officiating. Graveside services will follow at Forest Park Lawndale.


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Lonnie Krueger, 75 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2004 in Bluebonnet Hills Care Center.

Lonnie was born September 15, 1929 in the Rocky Hill Community of Washington County to Adolph and Sophia Koehne Krueger. He was baptized on December 1, 1929 confirmed March 25, 1945 in St. John Lutheran Church by Rev. Paul Goglin. He attended Rocky Hill school. Lonnie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, having served for several years overseas during the Korean War. He completed serving his duty in the Military Police at Camp Polk, Louisiana. He moved to Houston where he served the City of Houston as a fireman and from where he retired. He moved to the Prairie Hill-Independence area and became a rancher and also worked for Cattleman's Supply, Inc. as their first employee. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved gardening and barbequing and was a huge Astro and TV Westerns fan.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Hermann Krueger and nephew Allan Schwartz.

Survivors include daughters Peggy Lynn McPherson of Plano, Sharon Kay Martin of Friendswood and Carolyn Ann Krueger of Houston; brother Waldo Krueger of Brenham; sister Florence Schwartz and husband Leon of Sandy Hill; nephews Mark Schwartz and wife Shannon, Scottie Schwartz and wife Toni all of Sandy Hill; great nieces and nephews Addie Louise and Tanner Lee Schwartz and Kelsey Linnae, Carter Scott and Clayton Allan Schwartz all of Sandy Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Rev. Calvin Beckendorf will officiate. Interment will follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery at Prairie Hill.

Pallbearers are Leon Schwartz, Mark Schwartz, Scottie Schwartz, Joe Smith, Arwin Wagner, Vernon Wagner.

Memorials may be given to Prairie Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.

The family wishes to thank all who provided love and care for Lonnie after suffering a stroke, especially those at Bluebonnet Hill Care Center where he resided for the last eight years.

Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2003 Stringer St., Brenham 979/836-3611 


Samuel Keen, 27, passed away March 17, 2014. Services were held on March 20. Interment at Houston National. Rosewood Funeral Home, Porter, TX.


Charles Kinzbach - Veteran Fireman
He was born in 1873 in a two storied house at the corner of Preston and San Jacinto Streets in Houston, Texas. In his early years he worked at a lumber yard and with his father, Charles Kinzbach Sr., importer of wine and spirits. At the age of 17 he joined a group of volunteer fire fighters, and in 1894-95, he was Pres. of Curtain Hose Company No 9. He did a few years of railroading, and then joined the new paid Houston Fire Department in 1900. He was a lieutenant of Hose Company No.9 by 1902, and later was a lieutenant and engine driver with Engine No. 7 at fire station No. 7, located at 2403 Milam at McIlhenny from 1903 to 1912.
The worst fire in the history of Houston occurred February 21 1912. A general alarm brought all ten of the cities fire companies, and fire fighters came from surrounding towns including Galveston. By the end of the day, the fire had destroyed a church, a school, 13 industrial plants, many stores, over a hundred houses, over a hundred railroad boxcars,tank cars, etc. and a large number of bales of cotton.
Charles Kinzbach's eyes were damaged while fighting a fire at a carbide plant. When water hit the chemical, fumes rose up in the air. Charles became a fire department alarm operator and dispatcher. Eventually Charles lost his sight. He became known as "the blind operator". In 1941, he received his 40 year stripe. Charles Kinzbach and his wife Emma had no children of their own, but "Uncle Charlie" was beloved by many nieces and nephews. 


Funeral service for Raymond Martin Kellerman Sr., 92, of Sacul and formerly of Rusk and Houston will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Dickie Allen Funeral Home Chapel with John and Pat Hillis officiating. Burial will be held in the Sacul Cemetery. Mr. Kellerman passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Nacogdoches. He was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Houston to Walter and Margie Kellerman. He lived most of his life in Houston and moved to East Texas after he retired in 1977. Raymond was a World War II veteran and retired as district chief from the City of Houston Fire Department. Ray, or "Georgie" as he preferred, was an accomplished pilot and he loved the Lord with all of his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Craig Martin Kellerman and Raymond Martin Kellerman Jr.; and twin sister, Rosemary Goldberg. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and James Billingsley of Boerne, and Karla Kellerman-Brooks and Randy Brooks of Sacul; son, David Kellerman of Florida; grandchildren, Dierdre Clough, Christian Post Jr., Leslie Lankford, Lacey Brooks-Sanchez, Hunter Billingsley, Matthew Billingsley, Raymond Martin Kellerman III and Robert Kellerman; and great-grandchildren, Morgan Perry, Courtnie and Tallulah Lankford, Braiden Sanchez and Parker Clough. Pallbearers will be Michael Clough, Aaron Lankford, Hollis "Buster" Mallard, Michael Sanchez, Dan Goldberg and Glen Channel. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, before services at the funeral home in Cushing. Dickie Allen Funeral Home. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailysentinel/obituary.aspx?n=Raymond-Martin-Kellerman&pid=172281919#sthash.dc6tSBhh.dpuf