Larry Hedtke

Larry Hedtke, 72, of Karnes City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. 

Mr. Hedtke was born Oct. 2, 1946, to Gustav and Viola Hedtke in Karnes County. He was a graduate of Karnes City High School and attended San Antonio College. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic for two years and was a Vietnam veteran. He married Beverly Deskin on Aug. 19, 1972, in Karnes City and for almost 40 years worked for Farm Bureau family and clients. He also served on many local boards and councils. He enjoyed shredding on his tractor, gardening, boating, his country, Karnes County and the Ojo Rojo ranch. 

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home chapel. 

The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City. Service to conclude at church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorialdonations may be made to CTRC San Antonio,, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Linda Patterson

Dearest Beverly,

How I wish I were there to give you a hug today. I am thinking of you and your family with a heavy heart, but also with joy for having known Larry. He was indeed a great man and a blessing to all who knew him. I will be in touch, and hope to make a trip to Karnes City later this fall. Praying for you.


Bobby and I are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great person and we are so lucky to have been friends. Beverly, we love you and the rest of the family. We are thinking about you and keeping you and your family in our prayers.

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