SAN ANGELO — Herbert Alvin Fuessel, child of God, husband, father, grandpa, gg’pa, finished his journey here, sitting in his recliner he entered into the glories of heaven, his final destination.

Herbert, 84 years old, was born April 8, 1927, in Sandoval, Texas, to Ludwig and Lena Meier Fuessel, the fourth of five children. He attended schools in Mereta and Eola, Texas.

Herbert went into the armed services from August 1945 until March 1947, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, communications division, during the occupation of Europe, spending most of his time in Italy.

Upon his return from the military, Herbert continued his life as a farmer, first as a share-cropper and then, two farmers wanting to retire asked him to purchase their farms. He farmed in the Wall area for many years, raising livestock, cotton and maize, later subdividing his farms for housing.


Max Weldon Kennick 4 year old son of John and Jana Lyn Kennick, and great grandson of Ruth Davis and the late Weldon Davis of Eldorado, passed away Nov. 6th of 2011 in Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas.

Max and his triplet sisters, Maci and Molli were born March 14th of 2007 in Austin. Max touched the hearts of many people in his short life, despite his challenging medical history.

He is survived by his parents, brothers, Reece and Ryan, and his triplet sisters. Grandparents are George and Shirley Kennick and great grandmother, Sena Wilste of Bonners’ Ferry, Idaho, Charlie and Jacque Wilson and great grandmother Opal Wilson, of Pearsall, Tx and Ruth Davis of Eldorado and several uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

Services were Nov. 10th 2011 at First Baptist Church of Taylor, Tx.

Carmen Page Joy Preston went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 8, 2011.  Carmen was born February 6, 1977 in San Angelo, Texas to Kerry and Debbie Joy of Eldorado.  She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1995 and obtained her Nursing Degree from Angelo State University.  Carmen was a practicing RN and currently worked as a home health nurse, traveling all over the Concho Valley to care for her patients.


Thelia Luedecke was born July 2, 1921, in Schleicher County, Texas, to John Herbert and Lizzie Smith Luedecke. She grew up on the family farm, the middle child of eight.

She attended schools in Eldorado, but graduated from high school in Portales, NM. She married her great love and friend, Johno Mayo on August 17, 1941. They lived and farmed in Schleicher County, but moved to San Angelo when Johno was drafted. After the war she and Johno partnered in Cactus Oil. In 1951, with his usual good timing, Johno decided to move back to Eldorado to the family farm. The great drought hit and the ensuing years were hard. Though money was scarce, she and Johno were true helpmeets, built their family and home on love and laughter, and always welcomed friends and family.

She worked for Southwest Texas Electric Coop and Schleicher County. For 17 years she was the Secretary to the Superintendent of schools. Many teachers, especially coaches, and students appreciated the assistance she gave them. After her retirement, she and Johno ran their cotton-buying business until his ill-health prevented their continuing.