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Velma Burger Saathoff


Velma Burger Saathoff, 94, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, at her home. She was born in Tarpley on July 21, 1919 to William Schmidt and Katie Heinen Schmidt.

As a child, Velma attended schools in Tarpley and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Quihi.

She also worked at Collins of Texas in Medina for a number of years.

Velma is survived by her daughter, Margie Doran of Comanche; sons, Jesse Ray Burger and David Burger, both of Medina; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband and the father of her children, Jesse Burger; and her second husband, Ehme Saathoff.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Grimes Funeral Chapels with interment following at Bandera Cemetery.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.