Aug. 24, 2019
Carolyn Jean Knopp, nee Kaderli, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the age of 82 at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. She was born in Seguin, Texas, to Gilbert Thomas Kaderli and Charlotte “Lottie” Beatrice Knopp Kaderli.
She is survived by four daughters and one son-in-law: Gregory and Karen Klein of Fredericksburg, Texas; Kathleen Knopp of Boerne, Texas; Kimberly Knopp of Bryan, Texas; Kristy Knopp of Hondo, Texas; grandchildren Jason Hicks, Elizabeth Klein and Joseph Klein, all of Fredericksburg, Jeremiah Luna of Hondo, and two great-granddaughters, Aislin Hicks of Fredericksburg and Natalie Luna of Hondo. In addition, she is survived by one sister-in-law, June Kaderli of Fredericksburg, sister Elaine McClaine of Houston and brothers and spouses Gerald and Joan Kaderli of Austin, Thomas and Marty Kaderli of Fredericks-burg and Gregory and Eileen Kaderli of Fredericksburg.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Fredolin Kaderli and brother-in-law Russell McClaine.
She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Fredericksburg, Texas. After high school, she attended Seton School of Nursing in Austin, Texas, where she received her diploma of nursing in 1957 and became a registered nurse. After she became a RN, she worked nights at Seton Hospital when her children were young, and after the family moved to Boerne she worked night shifts until the youngest started school. She then became the director of nurses at Town and Country Manor and continued in that position for 22 years before she retired. She was compassionate, skilled, and would go above and beyond to ensure that the residents were cared for. She was honored to be the Director of Nurses of the Year for Summit Care Corporation in 1987 and 1991.
Carolyn was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She made sacrifices to ensure her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew they were loved. She raised her daughters to be strong women in their faith in God and in their lives. She was their best friend and mentor. She taught them love of God and neighbor through words and actions.
She had a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humor and was able to find the positive in any situation. She was gifted with artistic abilities which included oil painting and sewing her children’s clothes when they were young as well as clothes for their dolls. She always made holidays special and loved to decorate inside and outside for each one. She loved gardening and baking, and while her arthritis limited some of these things she continued to be active.
She was active in her community and her parish over the years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Boerne and was a former member of the Altar Society. She also formerly served on the Kendall County Housing Board as well as the Kendall County Child Welfare Services board where she served as the chairperson for a term. After her retirement she volunteered as the Ombudsman at a local nursing home.
She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and will be forever in our hearts. Donations can be made to the Association of the Miraculous Medal, St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, or to the charity of your choice.
Vigil-Rosary services were held on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg.
Graveside services and entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum in Fredericksburg.
Visitation and receiving friends was on Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 7 P.M. in the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
Arrangements are by the Schaetter Funeral Home
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com