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Frederick Jerome De Grodt, age 84, of Hondo was called home to the Lord March 11, 2014. He was born May 25, 1929, to Fritz Harm and Cara Renken De Grodt in Hondo. He graduated from Hondo High School. He enjoyed a career as a firefighter and retired from the Alamo Heights Fire Department in 1981. A lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Poerner De Grodt of Hondo; daughter Janet Edwards and husband Mark of Pearland; granddaughter, Tracy Weber Tapia and husband Ernest; and great-grand-children, Aiden and Ainsley Tapia, all of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Helen Poerner Boehme of Hondo and her family. Memorial service is at 2 p.m., Friday, Mar. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the family ranch north of Hondo. The family suggests memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Building Fund, 2102 Ave. J, Hondo TX 78861, or the
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Published in Express-News on Mar. 19, 2014