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PAUL KRACALA, Sr.

Galveston Daily News, Tuesday, October 8, 1907

KILLED BY A BLOW

Yoakum, Tex., Oct. 7.-- Paul Kracala Sr., an aged Bohemian farmer residing about five miles east of Yoakum, died Friday night under circumstances warranting investigation by the authorities. At the inquest held by Judge Wimberly at the residence of the deceased, it was determined that death was produced by a blow on the head, caused in an unknown manner. The matter is under investigation in the hope that the facts in the case may be discovered.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ANNIE SIMPER KRAL

Victoria Advocate, 15 Aug 1989, page 12A

Annie Kral

SHINER – Annie Kral, 79, of Shiner died Sunday in a Houston hospital following a short illness.

A combined KJZT, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Dan O’Brien officiating.

Burial will be in Shiner Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home.

A rosary was recited Monday evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kral, a native of Shiner, was born Aug. 14, 1909, to the late Isidor and Rosie Michalec Simper.

She is survived by three daughters, Georgie Vogt Grissom of Livingston, Angie Paramore of Houston and Jan Cerny of Plano; three sons, Ernest Kral Jr. of Austin, and Jim Kral and Joe Kral, both of Stafford; a sister, Agnes Havel of Shiner; a brother, Adolph Simper of Shiner; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Kral Sr. in 1987; a daughter, Ann Schreiber; a son, Dennis Kral; a sister; and a brother.

Pallbearers will be Michael Schreiber, Paul Schreiber, David Content, Russ Content, Terry Vogt, Brian Cerny and Duane Vogt.

Kevin Kral will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Contributed by Matt Cross

FRANK KRAL

Shiner Gazette, 22 Nov 1905

Death On The Rail.

Frank Kral was struck by a passing freight train last Thursday night about 7 o’clock, just south of the city, and injured so badly that he died during the night. Kral had been drinking during the day and was supposed to be walking on the track at the time. He has no known relatives in this country and no permanent home. He was buried Friday in the city cemetery.

Frank Kral's grave appears to be unmarked. Contributed by Matt Cross

MARY VALIS KRAL

Shiner Gazette, 22 Mar 1951, page 1

Mrs. Mary Kral Last Rites Held

Impressive funeral services were held Saturday morning at 8:45 from the resident of Anton Janik for Mrs. Mary Kral, who passed away Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 a.m., at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Janik. With Roeder service officiating, the remains were conveyed to the Shiner Catholic Church where Requiem High Mass was held at 9:00 a.m. Rosary was recited at the Janik home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 8:30 p.m. led by the Reverends J. J. Hanacek and Stanley Petru. Rev. Hanacek conducted the funeral rites. Interment was in Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ernest Janik, Ernest Kral, Willie Kutac Jr., Laddie Janik, Laddie Pesek, Gilbert Janecek, all grandsons.

Mrs. Kral was born in Shiner, August 4, 1882, at the time of her passing, she had attained the age of 68 years, 7 months and 11 days.

She was married to Vaclav (Jim) Kral, a native of Czechoslovakia, about 45 years ago. The ceremony was read in the Shiner Catholic Church. They made their home on a farm in the Boundary Line community, where she continued to reside until she became ill. Mr. Kral came to America at the age of 19. He passed away March 13, 1944, at the age of 60 years, 5 months and 14 days. Mrs. Kral passed away on the seventh anniversary of the interment of her husband.

Others preceding her to the grave were her parents, John and Annie Lauer Valis, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Husinecky.

Survivors include a son, Ernest Kral, Shiner; four daughters, Mrs. Anton (Mary) Janik, Mrs. F. A. (Lillie) Dolezal, Shiner; Mrs. Willie J. (Annie) Kutac, Sweet Home; Mrs. Walter (Emelie) Kowalik, Panna Maria; 22 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Valis Sr. and Joe Valis Sr., Shiner.

Mrs. Kral was a devoted and loyal member of the Catholic church and an honorary member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Society of the K.J.Z.T. Lodge. Members attended the last rites in a body.

Death brought release to the suffering of Mrs. Kral, who had been ill a long while. Her malady baffled medical skill and professional nursing.

Her serious illness extended over a period of seven months. Two months was spent in the local hospital and the last five months she was confined at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anton Janik.

She had many good characteristics and made many personal sacrifices to be a devout christian [sic], a dependable friend and a kind, obliging neighbor.

We extend sympathy to all in their bereavement.

Contributed by Matt Cross

VACLAV "JIM" KRAL

Shiner Gazette, 16 Mar 1944, page 1

Jim Kral, Prominent Shiner Citizen, Passes Away Monday

Gently and peacefully, after a useful life spent in service to his God, his family and his fellowmen, Jim Kral, aged 65 years, 8 months and 14 days, one of the most prominent and respected residents of the Boundary Line community closed his eyes in everlasting sleep, Monday at 3:15 p.m. and his soul went forth to meet his Master whom he had served so well while on earth. Death occurred at the Wagner Hospital, where he had been taken for treatment Saturday evening, after an illness of few days. Everything within human power was done to nurse him back to health but an all-wise Creator decreed otherwise.

Funeral services were held from the family home on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m., thence to the St. Cyrill [sic] and Methodius Church where Requiem High Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Mons. Netardus who also paid a deserving tribute to the deceased in a consoling sermon. Father Hoffmann performed the services at the home and grave.

Interment followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery under a coverlet of beautiful springtime blossoms. The attendance at the funeral was very large, attesting to the esteem in which the deceased was held in this community.

Casket bearers were: Laddie Baros, Joe Patek, Jerome Patek, Geo. J. Valis, John W. Valis, Joe Valis Jr.

Jim Kral was born in Czechoslovakia and came to America at the age of nineteen. His sister Katie, now Mrs. Frank Baros, accompanied him. He first made his home with the family of his aunt, the Patek family, then began working for the railroad, with which he remained for a long time.

In 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Valis, and they established their home near the Boundary Line School, where with his family he enjoyed the evening of his life. Five children, with their mother are left to mourn his passing, they are: Ernest Kral; Mrs. Anton (Mary) Janik; Mrs. Frank A. (Lillie) Dolezal; Mrs. Wm. (Annie) Kutac all of this community and Mrs. W. A. (Emily) Kowalik of Panna Maria. Other survivors are: fourteen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Frank (Katie) Baros of Shiner. His mother and one sister in Europe were not heard of from for some time.

Mr. Kral was a man of excellent habits and fine character. His was the soul of honor and his friends and friendships were sacred to him. Today we miss his kindly smile and friendly greeting. He was a devoted husband and kind father, and to his friends the soul of fellowship. He as never too tired to minister to his loved ones or to lend a helping hand to his fellowmen, believing that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of others, who lets into the dark places of life, the sunshine of human sympathy and happiness, is filling the purpose of life. He was always interested in the welfare of his community.

He was a highly valued member of the KJT Society, for many years a trustee of the Kopecky-Boundary Line district and also a director of the Shiner Farmer’s Gin.

To the grief stricken survivors who linger in the shadow of sorrow, we can but say, “May you be guided by the star of hope which promises a reunion with your loved one over there.”

Contributed by Matt Cross

CARL KRAM

Shiner Gazette, 9 Jan 1908, page 1

Death of Charles Kram.

Carl Kram, son of Mr. Joe Kram, died last Thursday at the home of his father about two miles east of Shiner, aged 18 years.

Carl had been sick for nearly two months and suffered very much. He was first taken with slow fever which developed into Typhoid and finally into dipthteria [sic]. Everything was done for him that could be done in the way of medical skill and nursing but all in vain, he finally succumbed to the dread disease. The funeral took place on Friday, Jan. 3rd., at 2:30 o’clock p. m., and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and relatives. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Konzak and hymns were sung by the choir and the Shiner Mannerchor. The bereaved parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

Shiner Gazette, 9 Jan 1908, Shiner School No. 2 column

Wednesday, Jan. 1st., 1908, at 8 o’clock in the evening, the death angel visited the home of Joe Kram and took from them their beloved son, Charley. Charles was just budding into manhood. He was in his youthful age and it seems hard, Oh, so hard that it should be taken away; but God knoweth best and He that giveth to us also taketh from us. It has been the writer’s pleasure to know Charley for many years and being his teacher for two years had learned much of his noble character. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones of the deceased.

Contributed by Matt Cross

EDMUND KRAM

Shiner Gazette news clipping

Services Held For Edmund Kram

Edmund Kram, 83, of Moulton, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1984 in Seton Medical Center in Austin.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton. The Rev. Robert Schmidt officiated.

Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were officers of the Fire Dept., Edward Darilek, President; Willie Hoepfl, Fire Chief; Alfons Fojtik, Dennis Fisbeck, Gene Klesel, Robert Huehring, Sr., Ervin Patek and Jim Kubicek.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the fire department and the following grandsons, David Ward, Dace Ward, Mark Kram, Keith Kram, Robert Ring, and a nephew, Marvin Kram.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Moulton, where the body lay in state. The members of the Moulton Fire Department formed an honor guard.

Mr. Kram was an active member of the Moulton Fire Department for 50 years and served as Assistant Fire Chief for 10 years, Fire Chief for 10 years and President of the Department the past 13 years.

Mr. Kram was a member of the Moulton Catholic Church.

He was born October 23, 1900, at Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, son of Friedrich and Margaretha (Wendel) Kram, natives respectively of Eichenzell, Kreio Fulda Regirungsvezirk, Germany, Kasil Provence and Hessen Nasau; and Texas. He was reared on the family farm north of Shiner and attended Green School and St. Ludmila Academy.

On October 15, 1923, he was married to Frieda Bleier in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner with the Rev. L.P. Netardus performing the ceremony. The couple celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in 1973 and observed their 60th, last year.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frieda Kram of Moulton; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Lorine E.) Ward of Austin and Mrs. Alice Miller of Hallettsville; a son, Edward Kram of Sugar Land; two brothers, Adam C. Kram and Victor Kram, both of Shiner; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Feb. 28, 1911; his father, Jan. 6, 1955; and his stepmother, Mrs. Rosa Erdelt Kram, Sept. 11, 1974.

Contributed by Matt Cross

FRIEDA MARIE BLEIER KRAM

Shiner Gazette, 31 Dec 1992

Frieda Marie Kram, 89 years, one month and 15 days, of Moulton, died Friday, December 25, 1992 at Citizens Medical Center in Victoria.

Rosary was recited at Smith Funeral Home by Ms. Bessie Fike and an inspirational prayer was given by neighbor Annie Laurie Matus. The eulogy was given by David Ward.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton with the Rev. Gabriel Maison celebrating the Funeral Mass. Graveside services were held at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, David Ward, Dace Ward, Bob Ring, Mark Kram, Keith Kram and nephew Marvin Kram.

Honorary pallbearers were Kinmon Thompson, Larry Osina, Bruno Wenske, Wendell Callis, Ewald Erdelt and John Shulak.

She was born November 10, 1903 in Shiner to the late Mat and Ludmilla Brosch Bleier. She attended Michna School and St. Ludmila Academy in Shiner. She married Edmund Kram on November 10, 1923 in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with the Rev. L.P. Netardus officiating at the ceremony. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1973 and their 60th wedding anniversary in 1983.

Mrs. Kram was co-owner of Kram's Garage in Moulton for 45 years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughers, Lorine Ward of Austin, Alice Miller of Hallettsville, and one son, Edward Kram of Sugar Land; five grandchildren, David Ward, Dace Ward, Daphne Ring, Mark Kram and Keith Kram; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on October 16, 1984; her parents, a brother John Bleier and a sister Rosie Erdelt.

Memorials may be made to the New Altar Fund for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton or to the Moulton Fire Department.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOYCE BERGER KRAM

Victoria Advocate, 28 Mar 2007

JOYCE KRAM

HALLETTSVILLE - Joyce Kram, 69, of Hallettsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in Hallettsville.  She was born in Shiner to the late Edwin and Adella Steinocher Berger.

She is survived by: husband, Edward Kram; sons, Keith and Mark Kram; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Shirley Phillips and Darlene Pokluda.  She was preceded in death by: brother, Edwin Berger; and sister; Dolores Berkenhoff.

Visitation: begins 12 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m., at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner. Burial: Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, 361-594-3352.

Contributed by Matt Cross

MARGARETHA L. KRAM

Shiner Gazette, 2 Mar 1911

Death of Mrs. Fred Kram.

After a lingering illness, Mrs. Margerite Kram died last Monday night. The interment took place Wednesday evening in the Catholic cemetery. The family have our deepest sympathy.

Margaretha L. Kram, 28 Jun 1878 – 28 Feb 1911, was buried in SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery, Shiner. Contributed by Matt Cross

WILLIAM KRAM

Weimar Mercury, 23 Apr 1937

WM. KRAM DIES IN SHINER HOSPITAL

Wm. Kram of the Shiner section, whose serious injury when a horse kicked him is reported in another item elsewhere in this paper, sucumbed to his injuries in the Shiner hospital Friday night. An emergency operation was performed, but it was without results.

Mr. Kram was born in Germany Oct. 3, 1879. He came to America in 1893, settling near Weimar, living here two years, then moving to Lavaca county. In 1903 he was married to Miss Lena Wendel, and she and four children survive; two brothers and a sister are also among his survivors. He was buried in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

KRAMER

Shiner Gazette, 15 Aug 1895, page 1

Yoakum, Aug. 12. – A dead man was found yesterday afternoon about one mile north of this city along-side the railroad track. Word was at once conveyed to the officials and Coroner Joe Levy held the inquest. Some papers were found on his person which indicated that his name was Kramer, and his home, Berlin, Germany. He was poorly clad and showed signs of sickness and probably died from natural causes.

Contributed by Matt Cross

CHRISTINE VESELKA KRAMETBAUER

Shiner Gazette, 22 Mar 1951, page 1

Krametbauer Rites Held

Brief funeral rites were held from the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, Tuesday, March 20, at 8:45 a.m., thence to Sts. Cyril and Methodius’ Church at 9:00 a.m. for Mrs. Christine Krametbauer, age 53 years and 5 months, who passed away in the local hospital Monday, March 19, at 1:00 a.m., following hospitalization of 53 days.

The body reposed in state at the Funeral Home until the hour of burial. Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Requiem High Mass was given by the Rev. Stanley Petru. Burial was in the family plot beside her husband in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bessie) Kurtz Jr. and Miss Virginia Mae Krametbauer of Shiner; two sons, Charles Krametbauer, Shiner, and Arnold Krametbauer of Alice; one brother, Jerry Veselka, Shiner; four sisters, Mrs. Adolph (Mary) Beran, Moulton; Mrs. Charles (Frances) Bolech, Mrs. Frank (Lillie) Roznovsky and Mrs. Herbert (Helene) Hoepfl, all of Shiner; also three grandchildren.

Preceding her to the grave were her husband, Charles Krametbauer, who died December 15, 1940, her father, Joseph Veselka, who passed away August 6, 1936, her mother, Mrs. Anna (Balajka) Veselka, died December 22, 1950; four brothers, Charles and Frank, died in infancy, Joe, died Mar. 11, 1910, and Willie Veselka, died March 22, 1948.

Mrs. Krametbauer was born in Moulton, October 19, 1897. She was married to Charles Krametbauer in Moulton in 1916. They settled there after marriage and later lived in the Henkhaus community.

Mrs. Krametbauer was a faithful and loyal member of the Catholic Church, a woman of devout christian [sic] faith, a devoted mother and an obliging and kindly neighbor. Death came as a kind messenger of relief from a prolonged illness that defied medical skill and professional nursing.

Pallbearers were Adolph Beran, Ben Bolech, Alfons Kalisek, George, Ben and Frank Roznovsky. We extend sympathy to all in their sorrow.

Contributed by Matt Cross

KRAUSE Infant

Shiner Gazette, 13 Dec 1894

The little baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Krause died Wednesday evening, December 5th, after an illness of about three days. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the young couple in their sad loss.

Contributed by Matt Cross

CHARLES KRAUSE

Weimar Mercury, September 22, 1906, page 6.

Shiner, Sept. 13.—Chas. Krause, aged 21 years, son of Julius Krause, a prominent farmer living near Dryer, Gonzales County, killed himself by shooting out his brains with a shotgun, at noon yesterday. Mrs. Krause found the dead body of her son near the cow lot while searching for eggs at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The only cause assigned is ill health. He was a young man of good habits.
Transcribed by Sharon Sutton

JOE A. KRAUSE

Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, October 3, 1972

HALLETTSVILLE -- Funeral services for Joe A. Krause, 70, of Moravia, whose body was recovered from his submerged pickup truck in Rocky Creek near Hallettsville Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Moravia Catholic Church with the Rev. Benton Thurmond officiating

Burial under direction of Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville will be in Moravia Cemetery.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Krause's truck was believed to have plunged into the creek late Saturday afternoon, and was discovered by fishermen Sunday.  Death was attributed to natural causes.

He was born June 7, 1902 in Lavaca County, and was married on Oct. 30, 1923 to Julia Chromcak, who died Aug. 16, 1972.

Mr. Krause was a member of Moravia Catholic Church and SPJST Lodge, Moravia chapter.

Survivors include three sons, Clarence J. of San Antonio and Julius H. and Ted Krause of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Roznovsky of Houston; two brothers, Victor M. of San Antonio and Charles Krause of Weslaco; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Felip of El Campo, Mrs. John Trlica of Moravia and Mrs. Joe Hahrda, and Mrs. Ben Jurica of St. John; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

LeROY KRAUSE

Victoria Advocate, Thursday, February 23, 2006

LeROY KRAUSE - MOULTON

MOULTON - LeRoy August Krause, 86, of Moulton, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Lavaca County, to the late Ed and Martha Wustenbart Krause. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, a mechanic at Mrs. Shelby Cookie Company and a Lutheran.

Survivors: brother, LeVern Krause of Witting.

Preceded in death by: wife, Elenora Janca Krause.

Public visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Friday at Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner.

A prayer service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

Memorials: Hospice of South Texas in Hallettsville.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

LORENE ANN TROJCAK KRAUSE

Kubena Funeral Home - Hallettsville

Lorene Ann Krause, 78, of Moulton, passed away May 16, 2009. She was born on January 25, 1931 to Emil D. & Annie Steinocher Trojcak in Ganado. She was married to Levern E. Krause. 

Lorene is survived by: her husband Levern; daughter Sharon Khaled & husband Ahmand of Katy; brother Franklin Trojcak of Cuero; sister Genevieve (Jeanette) Supak of Ganado; 3 grandchildren, Ashley, Brandy, and Matthew; and 1 great granddaughter Autumn.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents. 

Graveside Service: 2 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Hallettsville City Cemetery. Visitation: 2 pm, Tuesday, at Kubena Funeral Home. Officiate: Dr. Alan Williams. Pallbearers:Frankie Trojcak, Carl Trojcak, Albert Supak, Ahmand Khaled, Bruce Sulak, and Travis Morrison. Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

CHARLES J. KREJCI

Cuero Record, Friday, Sept. 24, 1976

Charles J. Krejci, 72, of Shiner, father of Harvey Krejci of Cuero, died Tuesday in the Shiner Hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Shiner Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Other survivors are the wife, Mary; four other sons, Charles of Pasadena, Edward of Edna, Milton of Spring Branch and Arlin of Katy; a brother, Emil of Moulton; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Krejci, Mrs. Ed Maresch and Mrs. Ed Batey, all of Moulton; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

EDWARD KREJCI

Weimar Mercury, Friday, September 18, 1942

EDWARD KREJCI DIES OF GUNSHOT WOUND TUESDAY

(Hallettsville Herald) 

Edward Joe, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Krejci of Koerth, was accidentally killed with a .22 rifle in the hands of his 16-year-old brother, Ignac, at the family home Tuesday afternoon about five o’clock.  The boys had been to the mail box and hunting together in the morning and the rifle was left loaded. 

That afternoon the older lad and his two sisters, Margaret and Anita, were in the bedroom upstairs and he was looking at a book.  Ignac was downstairs listening to the radio while his mother sewed, but decided to go upstairs too, so picked up the gun.  In some manner it was discharged as he entered the room, the bullet entering Edward Joe’s right side.  He died within a few seconds. 

The girls rushed downstairs, and told their mother, but there was nothing she could do.  Dr. C. T. Dufner was notified, but the boy was dead when he arrived. 

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

LORENE PULKRABEK KREJCI

Victoria Advocate, June 28, 2012

LORENE PULKRABEK KREJCI

PLANO - Lorene (Pulkrabek) Krejci, 81, of Plano, TX, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2012. She was born October 22, 1930 in Moulton, Texas, to the late Anton and Mary (Simcik) Pulkrabek.

Lorene is survived by her four sons, Melvin and Helen Krejci of Denton, Tx , Douglas and Susie Krejci of Plano, TX, Glenn and Teresa Krejci of Plano, TX and Bruce Krejci of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Thomas, Aaron, Marissa, Bonnie and Ben; sister, Lillie (Pulkrabek) Dornak of Moulton, TX and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at Smith Funeral Home, Friday, June 29 starting at 4:00 pm. A rosary is to be recited at 9:30 am, Saturday, June 30, 2012, followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moulton. Graveside service will follow at the St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com.
Smith Funeral Home, 404 West Bobkat Drive, Moulton, Texas 77975, 361-596-4631.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

MARTHA JEMELKA KREJCI

Victoria Advocate undated clipping

MARTHA JEMELKA KREJCI

MOULTON - Mrs. Martha Jemelka Krejci of Moulton passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at the age of 86.

She was born in Moulton on Oct. 4, 1924 to the late Rudolph and Agnes Migl Jemelka.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher Krejci and wife Beverly of Victoria, and Wayne Krejci and wife Beatrice of Moulton; two daughters, Marian Darilek and husband Ben of Moulton, and Loretta Marquette and husband Richard of Victoria; one daughter-in-law, Loretta Krejci of Wharton; one brother, Daniel Jemelka of Yoakum; three sisters, Margaret Simper and Eugenia Pustejovsky both of Moulton, and Agnes Adamek of Yoakum; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Krejci was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene B. Krejci on Oct. 12, 2010; son, Patrick Krejci; one brother, Rudolph Jemelka; and two grandchildren, Bradley Darilek and Jennifer Marquette.

Visitation will begin 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Moulton. The rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moulton. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Maison officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Altar servers will be her great-grandsons, Christopher Herman, Matthew Herman and Dylan Redding. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Clinton Darilek, Wyatt Darilek, Ryan Krejci, Stephen Krejci, Wesley Krejci, and Casey Marquette.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com Smith Funeral Home, 404 West Bobkat Drive, Moulton, TX 77975, 361-596-4631.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ADOLPH PAUL KREMLING

The Shiner Gazette, June 2, 1960

Ad. Kremling Dies At Rest Home

Adolph P. Kremling, 71 died at Mrs. Adella Sawey’s Rest Home in Yoakum, May 22, 1960 at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services were held from the Buffington Funeral Home at Yoakum Tuesday, May 24 and at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Peter Higgins officiated. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery in Yoakum.

Adolph P. Kremling was born in Hackberry, Lavaca County, April 19, 1889. November 14, 1910 he was united in marriage with Emilie Ehler in Hallettsville.

Survivors include Three sons and three daughters; namely, Paul Kremling of Hallettsville, Ben F. and Elo Kremling of Shiner, Mrs. Fritz (Louise) Zikuhr of Hallettsville, Mrs. Muritz (Mary) Laake and Mrs. Herbert (Annie) Laake, both of Cuero; two brothers, Charlie Kremling of Wied and Otto Kremling of Hallettsville

Contributed by Ed Neubauer

CHARLES KREMLING

Shiner Gazette news clipping

Kremling Rites

Charles Kremling, 63, of Shiner, died Sunday morning, Feb. 15 in a San Antonio hospital.

Military funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church with the Rev. Eugene Janson officiating. Burial to follow in Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Buffington Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Kremling of Shiner; two sons, Barry of Gonzales and Kenneth of Shiner; three brothers, Louis of Yoakum, Ben of Shiner, Bill of Sherman; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Oakley, Mrs. Rosie Hansen and Mrs. Carrie Riebschlaeger, all of Corpus Christi; Mrs. Annie Hempel of Yoakum; and one grandchild. More to follow next week.

Contributed by Matt Cross

EMILY KUBENA KREMLING

from Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville

Emily Kubena Kremling, 94, of Yoakum, died Feb. 24, 2009. She was born on Sept. 20, 1914 to Frank & Karolina Bujnoch Kubena in Lavaca County, Texas. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum. Emily is survived by: daughter Angeline Ulcak of Breslau; 2 sons, Edwin & wife Ann of Yoakum, and Frank & wife Barbara of Cuero; sister Frances Dolezal; brother Tom Kostelnik; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

Emily was preceded in death by: husband Frank Kremling; son Marvin Kremling; 2 daughters, Carol Rickman, and Earline Lucas; mother Karolina; maternal father Frank Kubena; step father Steve Kostelnik; sisters, Ann Brosch and Julia Sassin; and brothers, Joe and Steve Kostelnik.

Service: 2 pm, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at St. Mary’s Church. Visitation: 2 pm, Thursday, at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville. Rosaries: 7 pm, Thursday at Kubena Funeral Home; and 1:30 pm, Friday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery. Officiate: Rev. John Peters. Pallbearers (grandchildren): Edwin Kremling, Marvin Kremling, Frank Kremling Jr., Jeff Lucas, Joseph Ulcak, and Patrick Ulcak. Honorary Pallbearers: All grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorials: Accolade Hospice of Yoakum or Donor’s Choice.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ESTHER MAE NEUBAUER KREMLING

Shiner Gazette, November 22, 1962

Mrs. L. Kremling Buried In Shiner Rites Held Monday

Funeral services were held a 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19 at United Dr. Martin Luther Church for Mrs. Louis Kremling, age 35 years, seven months and 28 days. The Rev. Edwin Oehlke officiated at the last rites and burial in the Shiner City Cemetery. The remains rested in state at the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, until 1:00 p.m. Monday when they were conveyed to the church to await the hour of services.

Serving as pallbearers were Edwin Kelch of Yoakum, Herman Wunderlich of Yorktown, Bill Somora of Eagle Lake, Henry Riebschleager of Corpus Christi, Charles Frey and Otto Kremling of Waller.

Hymns sung during the services were “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go” and “Abide With Me.”

Mrs. Kremling, nee Ester Neubauer, was born March 19, 1927 at Shiner, daughter of Fritz and Hanna (Koenning) Neubauer. Her formal education was acquired while attending the Menger, Wied and Bunjes Schools.

She was married to Louis Kremling June 13, 1957 in United Dr. Martin Luther Church.

During the past five years, beginning soon after her marriage, she and her husband have been working for Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Griffin. Her particular work was that of serving as housekeeper.

Having been in generally good health previously, she was, aside from a slight headache, still well as she began her day’s work Saturday morning. Having suddenly become critically ill at 8:30 a.m., she was rushed to the Frank Wagner Memorial Hospital where every possible means was used to save and prolong her life.

As a result of a cerebral hemorrhage which she had sustained, her condition failed to respond. Her untimely death occurred at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 1962.

Surviving are her husband, Louis Kremling and mother, Mrs. Hanna Neubauer, both of Shiner.

Preceding her in death were her father, Fritz Neubauer, who died October 24, 1950 and a brother, Elo Neubauer, who died at the age of 10 years.

Mrs. Kremling was a member of United Dr. Martin Luther Church. Having been baptized in infancy, she was confirmed April 5, 1942 with the Rev. Richard Schuetze officiating.

Contributed by Ed Neubauer

MARVIN HENRY KREMLING

Shiner Gazette

DEATH OF A BABY

Marvin Henry, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kremling Jr., of Rt. 1, passed away at the local hospital Friday, a few hours after birth.

The remains were taken to the John Steinocher home from where the funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Services in the Catholic Church were conducted by Father Hoffmann who also officiated at the Catholic Cemetery, where interment was made.

Survivors are the parents, 3 sisters and one brother, also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kremling, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kostelnik.

Many friends join the Gazette in extending sincere sympathy to the parents, in the loss of their little babe.

Contributed by Matt Cross

EDWARD A. KRENEK

Victoria Advocate, December 29, 1999

Edward A. Krenek, 85, of Victoria, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999.

He was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Fayettville, to the late Theodore P. and Mary W. Krenek. He was an electrician employed by Saint Luke Hospital in Houston and a Catholic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Department, V.F.W. and American Legion.

Survivors: wife, Josephine Neisser Krenek; step-daughters, Mary Ann Baker of Hallettsville and Eileen Shannon of Victoria; step-sons, Joseph Stastny Jr. and Gerald Stastny, both of Victoria; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at Colonial Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Rev. Celestino Say officiating.

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hallesttsville. Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, 578-3535

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

FRANK KRENEK

Weimar Mercury, 20 May 1938, page 7

FARMER DROPS DEAD WHILE PLOWING

Hallettsville, Texas, May 13.—Frank Krenek, 73, farmer, dropped dead while plowing Thursday. Four daughters survive, Miss Ann Krenek of Fort Worth, Miss Mary Krenek of Kansas City, Miss Frances Krenek of Lovelady, and Miss Julia Krenek of Hallettsville; also five sons, Edward of Kilgore, Frank, Isidor and Adolph of Lovelady and Rudolh of El Paso and two brothers.

VIVIAN ILLA RIECKE KRENEK

Victoria Advocate, January 2, 2011

HALLETTSVILLE - Vivian Illa Riecke Krenek, 84, of Hallettsville, passed away Dec. 30, 2010. She was born on March 4, 1926 to Clarence and Mary Miller Riecke in Green Ridge, Mo. She was a person of the Baptist faith.

Vivian is survived by her son, Roger Reyburn, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Honish Reyburn of Missouri City; sister, Loretta Riecke Hare of Lincoln, Mo.; half-brother, Carroll Riecke of Lawton, Okla.; grandson, Brent Reyburn; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Emilie Reyburn.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Ronald Riecke.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at Hallettsville City Cemetery, the Rev. Terry Horton officiating.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

 

AGNES E. WELFL KRESTA

Victoria Advocate, 11 May 1999

AGNES E. KRESTA

MOULTON—Agnes E. Kresta, 82, of Moulton, died Sunday, May 9, 1999.

She was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Moulton, to the late Vaclav and Emma Berckenhoff Welfl. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Henry Kresta; daughters, Henrietta Mican of Moulton, Evelyn Darby of Houston, Rose Mitchon on Shiner and Rita Mitchon of Witting; sons, Daniel Kresta and Marvin Kresta, both of Moulton and Jim Kresta and Henry Kresta Jr., both of Houston; 13 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: two sisters; and three brothers.

A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. tonight at Smith Funeral Home chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating. Burial will be at Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, 596-4631.
Contributed by Matt Cross

ALFONS J. KRESTA

Victoria Advocate, Sunday, November 7, 1971

Alfons J. Kresta

HALLETTSVILLE—Alfons J. Kresta, 59, of Route 2, Hallettsville, died at 8 p.m. Friday at his home.

He was born July 22, 1920, in Lavaca County and was a member of the SPJST Lodge of Moravia.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9 a.m. from the Kubena Funeral Home Chapel with Requiem mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Moravia Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Kalina officiating. Burial will follow in Moravia Catholic cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carrie Kresta of Hallettsville; three sons, Marvin Kresta of Victoria; Alfons Kresta Jr., of Rosenberg and Harvey Kresta of Hallettsville; one daughter, Mrs. Martha House of Houston; three brothers, Fred Kresta of New York City; Richard Kresta of Moulton and Edwin Kresta of Wharton; three sisters, Mrs. Emith Orsak of Hallettsville, Mrs. Ed Kocich of Lubbock and Mrs. Rudolph Koncaba of Tokyo, Texas and 10 grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. by the family and at 7:30 p.m. by the parish.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

DAN F. KRESTA

Victoria Advocate, May 15, 2004

Dan F. Kresta

SHINER - Dan F. Kresta, 69, of Shiner, died Friday, May 14, 2004.

He was born April 18, 1935, in Lavaca Co., to the late Julius and Emily Hanslik Kresta. He owned and operated Kresta Rebecek Barber Shop in Shiner for 47 years and was a Catholic.

Survivors: wife, Margie Rebecek Kresta; daughters, Linette Pustka of Shiner and Jennifer Jeske of San Antonio; sons, Ronnie Kresta and Tim Kresta both of Shiner; sister, Emily Kotar of Houston; brother, Pete Kresta of Houston; and ten grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Robert E. Knippenberg officiating.

Burial will be at Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, 361-594-3352.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

FRANK KRESTA

The Moulton Eagle, Friday, October 12, 1917

Frank Kresta Commits Suicide

Frank Kresta, a well-to-do farmer residing at Komensky, committed suicide Saturday morning by shooting himself in the head with a shot gun. Mr. Kresta was born in Europe 59 years ago and came to America at the age of 12, locating at Komensky, where he has resided ever since. He was twice married and leaves a large family. His remains were interred in the Moulton Public cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

HATTIE L. KRESTA

Victoria Advocate, January 13, 2002

MOULTON—Hattie L. Orsak Kresta, 77, of Moulton, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.

She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Moravia, to Rosie Tupa Orsak of El Campo and the late Joe Orsak. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Altar Society and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: sons, Richard Kresta Jr. of Moulton and David Kresta of Hardin; mother; brothers, Joe Orsak of El Campo, Clement Orsak and Edwin Orsak, both of Victoria; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Richard Kresta Sr.; and father.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at Smith Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

Burial will be at Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, 361-5896-4631

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

HENRY J. KRESTA, Sr.

Victoria Advocate, 13 Jul 2003

Henry J. Kresta Sr.

MOULTON - Henry John Kresta Sr., 89, of Moulton, died Thursday, July 10, 2003.

He was born April 20, 1914, in Komensky, to the late Frank and Mary Maresh Kresta. He was a rancher and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Henrietta Mican of Moulton, Evelyn Darby of Houston, Rita Mitchon of Witting and Rose Mitchon of Shiner; sons, Daniel Kresta, Jim Kresta and Marvin Kresta, all of Moulton, and Henry Kresta Jr. of Houston; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Agnes Kresta.

A rosary will be recited 5:30 p.m. tonight at Smith Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, 361-596-4631.
Contributed by Matt Cross

JIM G. KRESTA

Victoria Advocate, December 2, 2000

YOAKUM—Jim G. Kresta, 59, of Yoakum, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

He was born May 2, 1941, in Moulton, to the late Charlie and Hattie Koudelka Kresta. He was employed in offshore drilling and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Yoakum American Legion.

Survivors: wife, Betty Kresta; daughter, Kandi Sanchez of Yoakum; son, Trey Kresta of Yoakum; sister, Evelyn Hancock of El Campo; brother, Jerry Kresta of El Campo; and one grandson.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at Buffington Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-2333.

Memorials: Cancer Therapy and Research Center, P.O. Box 1657, San Antonio 78296-1657, St. Joseph Building Fund or St. Michael Endowment Fund of Cuero

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

JOE P. KRESTA

The Hallettsville New Era-Herald, October 4, 1966

Joe P. Kresta

Funeral services for Joe P. Kresta of Route 2, Hallettsville were held at the Kubena Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 1966 and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at Witting at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Psencik officiating. Burial was in the Breslau Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Steffek, W. L. Shimek, Hubert Tobola, Alfred Technik, Joe Kolacny and Henry Ulcak.

Born in Lavaca County May 9, 1905, he was 61 years of age. He was married to Julia Rable in St. Anthony’s Church on September 11, 1923.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bennie Kresta of Hallettsville, three daughters, Mrs. Alois H. (Lucille) Grahmann of Hallettsville, Mrs. Leon (Lillian) Fikac of New Braunfels, Mrs. Eugene (Margie) Pavlas of Austin; 3 brothers, Julius of Shiner, Victor of Hallettsville, Robert of San Antonio; 5 sisters, Mrs. Albert Kleckar, Mrs. John Berger, Mrs. Frank Ulcak, all of Hallettsville; Mrs. Joe Havel of Wharton and Miss Annie Kresta of Houston and 18 grandchildren.

Rosaries were recited at the funeral home Friday night by the KJT of which he was a member at 7:45 and by the parish at 8 o’clock.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

LOUIS KRESTA

Shiner Gazette, 13 Oct 1897

SHOOTING AFFRAY.

At Komensky school house Sunday night, between Moulton and Moravia, a difficulty arose between E. J. Jalufka and a young man and Jalufka fired at the latter. Deputy Sheriff Louis Krasta was near by and attempted to arrest Jalufka. It seems that when they ran together each threw down his gun and the weapons crashed and were discharged. Jalufka received a slight wound in the forehead from a bullet while Krasta received what is considered at this writing to be a fatal wound. Jalufka left for Halletsville Monday morning to give himself up. Jalufka is postmaster and general merchant at Moravia.

[same issue in Moulton column]

As the GAZETTE goes to press word comes that . . . Louis Krasta is still living.

Shiner Gazette, 23 Feb 1898

Death of Louis Krasta [sic.].

Louis Krasta, what was shot through the brain by Deputy Sheriff Jalufka at a school house between Moulton and Moravia one night last fall, died Monday night. It is reported that his death resulted from riding a wild horse, the horse pitched with him and the wound in his brain was re-opened. His case had created wide-spread interest, as he was shot directly through the brain behind the eyes, and a large amount of brain matter escaped from the wound. He was nursed back to life and it was thought that he was alright. His death was in the nature of a surprise to everyone.

Contributed by Matt Cross

PAULINE OLSOVSKY KRESTA

The Lavaca County Tribune, Tuesday, July 29, 1952

Last Rites for Mrs. Joseph Kresta

Saturday the last rites were held for Mrs. Joseph (Pauline) Kresta, 78, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She died Thursday at the home of her son, Victor, following an illness of sereval months duration. Interment was in the Breslau Catholic Cemetery.

The Rev. Henry Psencik was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass with the following assisting him: Very Rev. A. J. Morkovsky, Deacon; Williams Halata, Seminarian (grand nephew of deceased) as sub-deacon; Rev. Hubert Janak of Sweet Home, Czech sermon. Two of her grandsons – August and Leon Klekar served at the Mass.

The deceased was born at Moravia, nee Pauline Olsovsky, and was married in 1892 to Joseph Kresta, who preceded her in death. Eleven children were born to this union and are surviving her mother:  Mrs. Cyril Micanik of Sweet Home, Mrs. Albert Klekar, Mrs. Ulcak and Miss Annie Mae Kresta, of Hallettsville; Mrs. John Berger of Witting, Mrs. Joe Havel of Wharton; Julius of Shiner, Joe and Victor of Hallettsville, August of Vanderbilt, and Robert of San Antonio. Three are also 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and three sisters – Mrs. John Kuchar of Shiner, Mrs. Emil Staffa of Rosenberg and Mrs. Jim Starustka of Moravia.  One brother Fr. Olsovsky preceded her in death.

The deceased was a member of the Altar Society and the K.J.Z.T. Society.

Pallbearers were her six grandsons – Bennie, Pete, Milton and James Kresta and Alfons and Albert Klekar.

The large floral offerings showed how highly the deceased was regarded by her many friends.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

ROBERT A. KRESTA

Lavaca County Tribune, March 16, 1993

Robert A. Kresta

Robert A. Kresta, 76, of San Antonio died in Persona Care, San Antonio, Thursday, March 11, 1993 at 6:24 p.m.

He was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Lavaca County, son of Joe and Pauline Olsovksy Kresta.  He was a World War II veteran and a sales representative.  He was a member of the KJT and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in San Antonio.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Kresta, of San Antonio; three daughters, Bernadette V. Ahrens of Comfort, Beverly J. Fischer of Boerne and Cheryl A. Reynolds of Lubbock; two sons, Robert J. Kresta of Canyon Lake and Michael A. Kresta of Bulverde; a sister, Annie Kresta of Rockport; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pauline Kresta: five sisters and five brothers.

Visitation was held from 12 noon, Sunday, March 14 till 8:45 a.m. Monday, March 15 at Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kubena Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m.  Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, west of Hallettsville.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Revs. Celestino Say and William Halata officiating.

Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Leo Christ, Dan Kresta, John Henke, Joe Pavlicek, Sam Hromadka, Blasé Ahrens.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

RUDOLF KRETSCHMER

Shiner Gazette, 27 Feb 1907, page 1

A Suicide at Moulton.

Moulton, Texas – Rud Krechmer [sic.] committed suicide hereSaturday [sic.] by shooting himself with a 38 Smith & Wesson revolver. It is still fresh in the minds of people that he attempted suicide one year ago. Some state that this was his fifth attempt.

Rudolf Kretschmer, 27 May 1870 – 17 Feb 1907, was buried at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Moulton. Contributed by Matt Cross

MARY MLADENKA KRHOVJAK

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

Mrs. Krhovjak‏

Advocate News Service
HALLETTSVILLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Krhovjak, 59, of El Campo, were held Friday at Moravia Catholic Church, with burial in Moravia Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Terrance Nolan officiated.

Survivors include her husband, Oldrich Krhovjak; three brothers, John and Adolph Mladenka, both of El Campo, Frank of Houston; three sisters; Mrs. Matus Cada, Mrs. Sophie Kunetka, and Mrs. E. J. Berger, all of El Campo.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

EMILY MOZISEK KRISTEK

Victoria Advocate, July 17, 2001

HALLETTSVILLE—Emily Mozisek Kristek, 89, of Hallettsville, died Monday, July 16, 2001.

She was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Moravia, to the late Joseph and Frances Hanslik Holik. She was a member of St. Mary's Church of Hallettsville.

Survivors: daughter, Bernice Schulte of Houston; sons, Dan Mozisek, Ervin Mozisek and Gilbert Mozisek, all of Hallettsville, and Joe Mozisek of Shiner; sister, Frances Sciba of Hallettsville; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: first husband, Joe Mozisek; second husband, Joe August Kristek; parents; sister, Clara Mozisek; and brothers, Frank John Holik, Willie James Holik, Joseph Holik, Emil Holik and Julius Holik.

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at the chapel and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. John Peters officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271.

Memorials: St. Mary's Church of Hallettsville.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

PETER J. KRISTEK, Sr.

Victoria Advocate, Sunday, April 24, 1966

Peter J. Kristek Sr.

HALLETTSVILLE—Peter J. Kristek Jr. [sic.], of Route 2, died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born in Czechoslovakia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Vaclav Kristek, Mr. Kristek was a member of the Catholic Church and the St. Isidor Society.

A rosary was said Saturday night at Kubena Funeral Home Chapel and another Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at Kubena chapel and at 9:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Msgr. Alois J. Morkovsky officiating. Burial will be in Hallettsville Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Christina Belicek Kristek and three daughters, Mrs. Herman Etzler, Mrs. Herbert Etzler and Mrs. F. P. Henke, all of Hallettsville; five sons, Herman, Jerome, Edward and Joseph Kristek of Hallettsville and Peter Kristek Jr. of Tomball; a brother, Adolph Kristek of Hallettsville; 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

SELMA EHLER KRISTEK

Victoria Advocate, January 19, 1999

Selma Kristek

HALLETTSVILLE—Selma Kristek, 84, of Hallettsville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.

She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Lavaca County, to the late Joe and Mary Holocher Ehler. She was member of Sacred Heart Church of Hallettsville, Catholic Daughters, KJZT, Garden Club and Christian Mothers Society.

Survivors: sons, Wilbert Kristek of Hallettsville and Marvin Kristek of Cuero; brother, Erwin Ehler of san Antonio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Anton J. Kristek; sisters, Rosie Knippa and Evelyn Daniels; brothers, Edwin Ehler and Benard Ehler; one granddaughter.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. today to 12 p.m. Wednesday at Kubena Funeral Home.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and again 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating.

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

ALBINA KROEGER

San Antonio Express, 30 Apr 1934

KROEGER - Died, Sunday, April 29, at a local hospital, Mrs. Alvina P. Kroeger, aged 24 years. Beloved wife of James Kroeger, 219 Taft

Blvd.; mother of Joyce Jean Kroeger; daughter of Mrs. Mathilde Dolejki; Sister of August Dolejki, Mrs. James Moran, Mrs. Glenn Smith

and Miss Frances Dolejki. The remains will be sent to Shiner, Tex., this (Monday) afternoon via the 3:30 Southern Pacific. Interment at

Shiner will be Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock. Arrangement by the Riebe Undertaking Company.

Shiner Gazette, 3 May 1934

MRS. JAMES KROEGER

Relatives and friends were saddened over the news received Sunday of the death of Mrs. Albina Dolejsi-Kroeger at the Santa Rosa Infirmary in San Antonio. The remains arrived Monday night and were conveyed to the home of her mother Mrs. Frank Dolejsi, where brief services were held Tuesday morning, May first. The services concluded at the Catholic Church.

Deceased was born in Shiner 8 February 1910. Here she spent all of her life, until a few months before graduation from the local high school, she entered the nurses training program at Santa Rosa infirmary in San Antonio where she graduated in August of 1931. In August of the same year she was married to Mr. James Kroeger of the Alamo City and continued to make that her home. Besides her husband she is survived by an infant daughter only three weeks old. She had been desperately ill for nearly a month, 12 blood transfusions having been administered to save her life. Other surviving relatives are her mother, three sisters, Mrs. James Moranond and Miss Frances Dolejsi of San Antonio and Mrs. Glenn Smith of Corpus Christi, also an only brother, August Dolejsi of Victoria.

The pallbearers were Laddie Janecek, Paul Berckenhoff, Ed Havel, Ed Jaks, R. J. Strauss Jr. and Edwin Janecek of Charco.

Father Netardus conducted impressive funeral services. To all who held her near and dear the Gazette extends tender and biding sympathy.

Contributed by Matt Cross

MARIE KAINER KRISTEK

Victoria Advocate, Monday, October 16, 1967

Mrs. Joe J. Kristek

HALLETTSVILLE—Funeral services for Mrs. Joe J. Kristek, 71, of Kingsville, who died Friday morning, will be held Monday at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mrs. Kristek was born June 26, 1896 in Dubina, Tex., and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church of Agua Dulce. She was married Nov. 8, 1920 to Joe J. Kristek, who died March 18, 1966.

Survivors include a son, Joe E. Kristek, of Goodrich, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. B.D. Walker and Miss Eleanor Kristek, both of Houston, and Mrs. Jaro Prasek of Kingsville; two brothers, Joe Kainer of El Campo and Joe Kainer of Rosenberg; a sister, Mrs. Albina Cernoch of El Campo, and seven grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JAMES M. KROEGER

Victoria Advocate, 16 Dec 1997

James M. Kroeger

Yoakum - James M. Kroeger, 88, of Yoakum, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997.

He was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Idlewild to the late Gustave and Catherine Kauffman Kroeger. He was a retired retail store manager. He was a member of Hermann Sons, K.J.Z.T. Society and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Margaret Erdelt Kroeger; daughters, Joyce Word of Devine and Carol Jungman of Yoakum; son, Robert Kroeger of Midland; brother, Walter Kroeger of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at Buffington Funeral Home chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph

Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum. Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum.

James Kroeger was first married to Alvina Dolejsi, who died in 1934. Contributed by Matt Cross

MARGARET ERDELT KROEGER

Victoria Advocate, 18 Jun 2007, page B2

MARGARET E. KROEGER

YOAKUM - Margaret E. Kroeger, age 93, of Yoakum, died on Friday, June 15, 2007. She was born on May 16, 1914, in Yoakum, to Joseph and Elenora Brosch Erdelt.

She was a food service supervisor for 25 years with San Antonio Independent School District and a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Joyce Jean Word and Carol Ann Jungman and husband Robert, all of Yoakum; son, Robert J. Kroeger and wife Johanna of Van Alstyne; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, James M. Kroeger; brothers, Benjamin Erdelt and Franklin Erdelt; and a grandson, Robert Jungman Jr.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating.

Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. today at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home and a Catholic Daughters of America rosary on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to: St. Ann's Church Building Fund, St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, or donor's choice.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.thielecooper.com

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-5656.
Contributed by Matt Cross

WILLIAM KROSCHEL

Weimar Mercury, 1 Mar 1890, page 2

CONDENSED SPECIALS.

Wm. Krochel [sic.], a well-known citizen of Halletsville, died on the night of the 26th.

There is a marker with William Kroschel's name, but no dates, along with the names of Mrs. S. S. McLean, Wm. Tate, and Miriam Steward, in the old Hallettsville Graveyard.

JOHN KRPEC

San Antonio Light, Friday, May 7, 1948

YOAKUM—May 7.—Funeral services for John Krpec, 89, were held at Sweet Home Catholic church.

Survivors are: Daughters, Mrs. Ed Baros, Ganado; Mrs. Joe Trobel, Gonzales, Mrs. Nelson Boyd and Mrs. E. V. Slanina, Houston; sons, Joe, Yoakum; Charlie, Houston, and Louis, Shiner; 16 grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

MARY ORSAK KRPEC

Victoria Advocate, Friday, July 30, 1971

Mrs. Mary Krpec

SHINER—Mrs. Mary Krpec, 95, of Shiner, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in a Shiner hospital following several months illness.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hanacek officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Yoakum under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home of Shiner.

The body will lie in state at the church from 8:30 a.m. until time of the services.

Rosaries were recited Thursday night by the parish and KJZT and another Rosary will be recited Friday night.

Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. Ann Sievenhausen of Shiner, Mrs. Charlie Belicek and Mrs. Henry Herchek of Yoakum, Mrs. Joe Chomout of El Campo, Mrs. William Cook and Mrs. George McCormick of Houston, Mrs. Harvey Holifield of Tyler, Mrs. Joe Griffe of Irving and Mrs. Virgil Medling of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, John Orsak of Yoakum; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great greatgrandchild

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

VALENTINE KRPEC

Victoria Advocate, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1964

YOAKUM – Funeral services for Valentin Krpec, 93, were held Wednesday at Buffington Chapel and at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  The Rev. Peter Esterak officiated and burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Rosary was recited at the chapel Tuesday night. 

Mr. Krpec died at the Colonial Rest Home in Schulenburg Monday at 2:30 p.m.  A former Yoakum resident, he was a native of Czechoslovakia.  He was born Dec.  20, 1870. 

A sister, Mrs. Mary Pish, numerous nieces and nephews are among survivors.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ADOLF KRUEGER

Shiner Gazette, 7 May 1908

Deaths.

KRUEGER. – Moulton, Texas, April 30 – The 18-month old son of Mrs. F. J. Krueger died Tuesday morning after an illness of two weeks’ duration. The remains were laid to rest in the Moulton public cemetery.

Adolf Krueger, 12 Oct 1906 – 28 Apr 1908, was buried in the Moulton City Cemetery. Contributed by Matt Cross

CHARLES "CHARLIE" KRUEGER

Weimar Mercury, June 15, 1972, page 5

Rites Held for Weimar Native Chas. Krueger

Funeral services for Charlie Krueger, 70, of Schulenburg were held Wednesday afternoon June 7 at the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel and St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with interment in Andrews Chapel Cemetery.

Rev. Patrick Marron officiated, assisted by John Carl Peters of Weimar, a grandnephew of Mr. Krueger.

Mr. Krueger died Monday morning, June 5.

Born March 10, 1902, in the Weimar area, he was a son of Gottfried and Theresa Beck Krueger. He married Miss Ida Heinsohn on May 1, 1923.

They lived in the Hackberry community a few years, then for a short time in the New Bielau area. From there they moved to Brazoria, where he was employed for 23 years by Jefferson Lake Sulphur Co.

Mr. Krueger’s wife died in 1966. On March 31, 1967, he retired and moved to the Schulenburg area.

Surviving are one sister Mrs. Minnie Krueger of Edinburg, and several nephews and nieces. One sister and six brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were his nephews, John, Joe and Frank Peters, along with Frank Krahl, John Muhlstein, and George Schimcek.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

FRED J. KRUEGER

Shiner Gazette, 21 Nov 1907

F. J. Krueger Dead.

It is with profound sorrow that THE EAGLE chronicles the death of F. J. Krueger, which occurred at his home in this city Thursday morning, November 7, of typhoid fever. All the care and love that medical aid and an anxious household could devise and apply for his comfort were brought into play, but the messenger came from the unseen lands and claimed him as his own. The news flew over the city as on wings of the wind. Wherever it touched it left sorrow, and the expressions of sympathy for the bereaved ones were many and from the heart.

Mr. Krueger, at the time of his death, was in his thirty-fourth year. He was born at Black Jack Springs, Fayette county, July 6, 1874. In 1894 he was married to Miss Mathilda Niebuhr. Three children, two girls and a boy, blessed the union.

He was a member of the Sons of Hermann and the Woodmen of the world. – Moulton Eagle.

Fred J. Krueger, 16 Jul 1874 – 7 Nov 1907, husband of Matilda Krueger Etlinger, was buried in the Moulton City Cemetery. Contributed by Matt Cross

IGNATIUS KUBALA

Galveston Daily News, Saturday, February 5, 1921

Yoakum, Tex., Feb. 4.—Ignatius Kubala, 53 years old, died at his home near this city. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rev. Father Kuratka of Sweet Home delivered the funeral address in Bohemian, and Rev. Father Kieffer of this city delivered services in English. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

THERESA J. KUBALA

Victoria Advocate, September 17, 1979

SHINER – Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. for Mrs. Theresa J. Kubala, 94, who died Saturday at a nursing home in Edna.  Services will be held at First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Melvin D. Zornes officiating. 

Mrs. Kubala was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of SPJST Lodge.  She was born March 27, 1885, in Fayette County. 

Survivors include a son, Leon Kubala of Edna; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Miller and Mrs. Lorene Crabb of Edna; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JOSEPHINE MALY KUBALA

Hallettsville newspaper clipping, Friday, September 18, 1942

Mrs. J. Kubala Passes Away

Yoakum--Mrs. Josephine Kubala, aged 76 years and 7 months, one of theYoakum community's oldest and most esteemed citizens, passed from this life Thursday, Sept 10, at 11:30 a.m. at her home in Yoakum, 220 Dallas Street.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Sept 12, at Stl Joseph's Catholic church, by Rev. H. V. Hug, interment being made in St. Joseph's cemetery, Beck Mortuary directing.

Rosary was said on the previous day at 8:30 p.m., at the Beck Chapel.

Pall bearers were H. A. Donnelly, Jim Vesely, E. G. Raska, R. Trenk, Bill Dyer, Chas. Merlan.

Mrs.Kubala was born in 1866 in Czechoslovakia but had spent much of her useful Christian life in the country and had lived for the past 40 years in the Yoakum community. Her marriage to Ignatius Kubala occured in Yoakum in 1902, Rev. Hefner officiating, her husband prceeding her to the Beyond in 1921.

Immediate surviving relatives are one daughter, Miss Mary and three sons, Joe of Yoakum, John of West, Ignatius Kubala of Kennedy; two sisters Mrs. Pauline Kikulin of Dime Box, Mrs. Emilie Jezek of West; and one brother, Frank Maly of Shiner.

Contributed by Darlene Baker

ALBERT W. KUBECKA

Victoria Advocate, Friday, July 9, 1976

Albert Kubecka

SHINER—Albert W. Kubecka, 84, of Shiner died at a Gonzales hospital Thursday.

Mr. Kubecka was a retired farmer and veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shiner Catholic Church with burial in Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at Buffington Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include a wife of Shiner; a son, Albert A. Kubecka of Cuero; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Siegel of Gonzales and Mrs. Daniel Brom of Moulton; a brother, August Kubecka Sr. of Shiner; a half-brother, John Kubecka of La Grange; ten grandchildren and four great grandsons.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

DORIS DREYER KUBECKA

Victoria Advocate, June 22, 2012

DORIS "HATSY" KUBECKA

YOAKUM - Doris "Hatsy" Kubecka, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

She was born on October 18, 1927 in Shiner to Julius and Alvina Noack Dreyer.

She was a Lutheran, a housewife, and loved living in the country with her animals.

Survivors: sister, Edith "Duckie" Pulkrabek of Shiner; niece, Geraldine Jahn of Yoakum; nephews, Rick Jahn, David Jahn, Ron Ehler, Don Ehler, Doug Ehler and Chris Ehler.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Laddie Kubecka; brother-in-law, Victor Pulkrabek; niece, Barbara Ehler and companion, George Albrecht.

Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Mielke officiating. Interment at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Online guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum, 361-293-5656.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

LADDIE FRANK KUBECKA

Victoria Advocate, 29 Jan 1968, page 1

Cuero Man Killed in Auto Wreck

CUERO – Laddie Frank Kubecka, 48, of Route 4, Cuero, was dead on arrival at a Yoakum hospital after his pickup truck crashed into a concrete bridge 4.9 miles north of Yoakum Sunday night.

Highway Patrolman Charles Heath of Cuero said Kubecka was alone in the truck.

The fatal wreck occurred on a paved county road between U.S. Highway 77A and State Highway 111. The road is generally known as “Boot Leggers Lane.”

The body was taken to Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner where funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday night.

Among the survivors is Kubecka’s wife.

Contributed by Matt Cross

Victoria Advocate, January 30, 1968

Laddie F. Kubecka

SHINER—Rosary for Laddie F. Kubecka, 48, of Route 4, Cuero, will be recited at Buffington Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Kubecka was dead on arrival at a Yoakum Hospital Sunday night after his pickup truck smashed into a concrete bridge 4.9 miles north of Yoakum on a paved county road.

Mr. Kubecka was born in Shiner in August, 1919.

Survivors are the wife, who is the former Doris Dreyer; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kubecka of San Antonio, and a brother, B. Edward Kubecka of San Antonio.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

AGNES KUBENKA KUBENA

Victoria Advocate, Monday, June 6, 1977

Mrs. Kubena

MOULTON—Mrs. Frank Kubena, of Yoakum, formerly of Moulton, died Sunday in a Yoakum hospital.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Moulton.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton with the Rev. Robert Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Freytag of Yoakum; a brother, Joe Kubenka of Moulton; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Tousek, Mrs. Bessie Steinocher and Mrs. Louis Targac, all of Moulton; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ANTON J. KUBENA

Victoria Advocate, Saturday, May 15, 1976

Anton Kubena

HALLETTSVILLE—Anton J. Kubena, 83, of Hallettsville, founder of the Kubena Funeral Home and father of Mayor Robert Kubena, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday in a local nursing home.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Stanley Petru officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Kubena was born Jan. 8, 1893 in Lavaca County. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Society, American Legion, Rotary Club, Texas Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

A veteran of World War I, he founded the Kubena Funeral Home in 1926. He was a licensed funeral home director and embalmer for more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, another son, Daniel of Hallettsville; a sister, Sister M. Constance of Victoria; and seven grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

BESSIE MARY ZAPALAC KUBENA

Moulton Eagle, July 1987

BESSIE KUBENA

Mrs. Joe (Bessie Mary) Kubena, 90, passed away in San Antonio, July 16, 1987. Nee Bessie Zapalac and a native of the Novohrad-Praha community, she was a resident of San Antonio for the past 47 years.

She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Vineto Lodge No. 015-3, Sons of Hermann and K.J.Z.T.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 P.M. Friday, July 17, at the Roy Akers Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moulton with Rev. Jerry Caponi officiating.

Survivors include: a daughter, Anita Von Winkle and son-in-law, P. J. (Rip) Van Winkle; a son, Milton Kubena and daughter-in-law, Alma Kubena; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Kubena; grandchildren, Mike, Tricia, David, Sandra and Gerald Kubena, Paulette Shelton, Debbie Rogers and Carolyn Kubena, all of San Antonio; 7 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

BOHUMIR F. KUBENA

Victoria Advocate, Monday, April 23, 2001

BOHUMIR F. KUBENA

Bohumir F. Kubena, 83, of Ganado, died Saturday, April 21, 2001.

He was born July 22, 1917, in Moulton, to John and Kathrine (Tylich) Kubena.

Mr. Kubena served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a retired potsman from Alcoa. He was a member of Gulf Coast Czech Singers and Assumption Catholic Church, Ganado.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Sklenarik Kubena; two sons, John Kubena of Seattle, Wash. and Frank Kubena of Ennis; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Erwin Kubena.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Assumption Catholic Church, Ganado.

Burial will follow in Assumption Catholic Cemetery of Ganado.

Ganado Funeral Home, Ganado, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

EDWIN "COOTER" KUBENA

from Thiele Cooper Funeral Home, Yoakum, TX

Edwin “Cooter” Kubena, age 77, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. He was born on August 9, 1932 in DeWitt County to Anton & Antonia Barnets Kubena.

He was a rancher and a Catholic.

Survivors: niece, Doris Hairell of Yoakum; nephews. James Moore of Yoakum and Bobby Moore of Gonzales.

Preceded in death by: sister, Elizabeth Sasse and a brother, Louis Kubena.

Family visitation was from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Thursday at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. on Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating.

Pallbearers: Richard Hairell, Robert DeDear, Alfred Baros, Allan Baros, Dennis Baros and Robert Orsak.

Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

ERWIN J. KUBENA

Moulton Eagle, March 8, 1945

2 KILLED ON LUZON

Pfc. Anton Kresta Jr. and Pfc. Erwin J. Kubena have been killed in action, both on Luzon Island in the Philippines.

Pfc. Kresta was killed on Feb. 12 as the War Dept. notified his parents, Mr. Anton Kresta Sr. of Komensky.

Pfc. Kubena, son of Mr. John Kubena of Moulton, had been across 33 months. He was killed on Feb. 5 at the age of 30 years and six months.

Surviving are the father and one brother, Seaman 1/C Bohumil Kubena of Galveston.

The Moulton Eagle, Friday, September 25, 1987; Article written by Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Kubena, Ganado, Texas

ERWIN J. KUBENA, WAR HERO

P.F.C. Erwin J. Kubena, (Serial No. 38,057,856), born at Moulton, Texas, Lavaca County to John and Katherine Tylich Kubena.

He attended the Parochial and Public Schools in Moulton.

In 1932, the family moved to Victoria County where they were engaged in farming. Later in the year of 1937, the family moved again and this time to Ganado, Jackson County, Texas.

On July 16, 1941, Erwin J. Kubena was drafted into the peace time army before Pearl Harbor.

First, he was sent to Dodd Field in San Antonio for his military training, then to Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells for further training.

He was home on leave from Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells before being sent to Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

After training there he was sent to Indian Town Gap Military Reservation in Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania, for training overseas in Europe.

eanwhile Erwin J. Kubena was made a P.F.C. and was a member of Company K., 148th Infantry, 37th Division, an Ohio Guard Division.

After finishing training for overseas duty he was sent to San Francisco for duty in the South Pacific where things were getting very serious and active.

On May 24, 1942, at the port of embarkation in San Francisco, California, the troops were loaded on the S.S. President Coolidge and S. S. Santa Lucia and sailed for Suva, Fiji Islands for training in Jungle warfare.

P.F.C. Erwin J. Kubena participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, New Georgia, Baiskora Trail and Bouganville Island.

On January 9, 1945, the division moved to Lingayen Gulf on Luzan, Phillipines Island.

From Lingayen Gulf, the troops of the 148th Infantry moved overland enroute to Manila.

On February 5, 1945, P.F.C. Erwin J. Kubena died a heroic death at the hands of a Japanese sniper in the city of Manila, Phillipine Islands.

P.F.C. Kubena was overseas for 33 months at the time of his death and was 30 years old and single.

He was buried at Manila and later his body was sent to Moulton,Texas for reburial. He was buried on July 9, 1945 in the Catholic cemetery beside his father and mother.

P.F.C. Kubena is survived by a brother, B. F. Kubena, of Ganado, Texas.

He is a nephew of the late Henry Sr. and Susie (Kubena) Butschek.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

FRANK KUBENA

Shiner Gazette, 28 September 1911

FROM HALLETTSVILLE

MET VIOLENT DEATH

OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING SUPPOSED MURDER OF FRANK KUBIANA

Hallettsville, Texas, September 21 - Frank Kubiana, a prominent farmer, who resides between here and Wied, a country store, ten miles west of this city, was found dead in his wagon about two miles from Wied last night at 12 o'clock. He had sold a bale of cotton, drawing only $15 which he had when he left for home about sundown. When found his right Temple was broken and crushed in and a rock found lying in the wagon by the side of his head. The money had also been taken from his pocket. Officers left for the scene as soon as notified last night and Squire Peterson held an inquest.

Frantisek Kubena, 2 Feb. 1863 – 20 Sep 1911, died at Smothers Creek, TX, was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery near Hallettsville. Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

GENE KUBENA

Victoria Advocate

YOAKUM - Gene Kubena, age 65, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. 

He was born April 9, 1948 in Alice, Texas to Eugene and Mary Korenek Kubena.   Gene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, belonged to Knights of Columbus and was retired from Hochheim Prairie Insurance after 34 years of service as a data specialist. He was a member of Yoakum Lions Club for 31 years and served as the treasurer for 21 years. 

Survivors are his mother, Mary Kubena; wife, Elaine Drozd Kubena; daughter, Melissa Jones and husband James of Cedar Park and Granddaughter Kenedy Schimcek. 

Preceded in death by his father; daughter, Laura Kubena and sister, Kathleen Simpson. 

Rosary 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph School Endowment Fund. 

On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com.  Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JOHN KUBENA

The Moulton Eagle, Friday, 23 March 1945

JOHN KUBENA SUCCUMBS AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

RITES HELD HERE TUESDAY

John Kubena, well and favorably known resident of Moulton and Ganado, passed away at the Renger Hospital in Hallettsville Friday evening, March 16, at 9:23 o'clock. He had been ill for some time.

The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lockstedt in Moulton Tuesday morning with services in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, interment being in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery, Rev. Joseph Kopp officiating.

The pallbearers were: Joe J. Wagner, Albert Ermis and Edgar Freytag, Moulton; C. M. Srubar, Ludwig Kahanek and Ed. Sklenerak, Ganado.

Mr. Kubena was born and reared at Moulton and reached the age of 55 years and 8 months. He was married to Miss Katherine Tylich in 1912 and resided here until about 12 years ago when the family removed to Ganado. Mrs. Kubena passed away on December 17, 1943.

He is survived by one son, S1-c Bohumir Kubena and wife. A son, Pfc. Erwin John Kubena, was killed in action on Luzon Island on February 5. He also leaves one brother, Joe Kubena of San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hofner and Mrs. Annie Jurek of San Antonio; Mrs. Henry Butschek and Mrs. Ignac Jalufka of Moulton.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

LOUIS JOHN KUBENA

Victoria Advocate, 4 Nov 1999, page 9A

LOUIS JOHN KUBENA

YOAKUM—Louis John Kubena, 76, of Yoakum, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999.

He was born March 3, 1923, in Dewitt County, to the late Anton and Antonio Barnec Kubena. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivor: brother, Edwin Kubena of Yoakum.

Preceded in death by: sister, Elizabeth Sasse.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery, the Rev. John Peters officiating. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, (361) 798-3271.

Contributed by Matt Cross

MARY CAKA KUBENA

Shiner Gazette, 27 August 1925

MRS. JOHN KUBENA DIES

Mrs. John Kubena, aged 70 years, 1 month and 24 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Butschek at Moulton Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock (August 18, 1925). Deceased was the widow of the late County Commissioner Kubena. She died suddenly of heart failure and the news of her death was a shock to all who knew her.

The funeral was held from the Henry Butschek home Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Jos. Kopp of Moulton, Rev. P. P. Kasper of Plum and Rev. F. W. Neubert of Praha officiating.

Pallbearers were: F. L. Filipp, John Jurek Jr., Joe Hollub, Louis Pospisil, Joe Wagner and Frank Jahn.

Mrs. Kubena, nee Miss Mary Caka, was born in Bohemia, Europe, June 24, 1855, coming to this country with her parents at the age of 24. She was married to Mr. John Kubena at Praha on Nov. 20, 1882. Four years later the couple moved to Lavaca county near Henkhaus. 35 years ago they bought a place 2 miles east of Moulton. 20 years ago they moved to within half a mile of Moulton. Mr. Kubena died January 11, 1922.

The following children are left to mourn a kind and loving mother, Mrs. Ignac Jalufka, Moulton; Frank Kubena, Moulton; Mrs. Ad. Hofner, Shiner; John Kubena, Moulton; Mrs. Henry Butschek, Moulton; Mrs. F. F. Jurek, Hallettsville; Joe Kubena, Flatonia; and Bohumir Kubena, Moulton. 20 grandchildren survive. There are also one brother and three sisters; Albert Caka, Mrs. Anton Jemelka, Mrs. Frank Janacek, and Mrs. Jim Lahodney, all of Shiner.— New Era

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

MARGUERITE E. BRENEK KUBENA

Dallas Morning News, May 1996

MARGUERITE E. KUBENA

Marguerite E. Kubena, 73, of Irving passed away recently.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marcus Brenek in 1979, and husband Johnny V. Kubena (formerly of Moulton) in 1983.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Rosemarie S. Kubena of Agoura, CA; a sister, Evelyn Brzozowski of Yoakum; a brother, Leslie Brenek, also of Yoakum; grandchildren, Ryan M. Kubena and Rebecca M. Kubena, both of Agoura, CA.

The wake was conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Jerome Duesman was the celebrant.

Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Yoakum.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

MILTON J. KUBENA

San Antonio Express-News, January 1996

KUBENA

Milton J. Kubena, born in Lavaca County, died Thursday, January 25, 1996, at the age of 76. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and belonged to numerous organizations including: Hermann Sons Lodge Siemering No. 32, St. Joseph's Society, Old Trail Drivers Association, V. F. W. Post 837, Highland Southeast, Veterans of China, Burma, India Campaigns and Bexar Co. Czech Society.

Surviving are his wife, Alma; son, Gerald W. Kubena; daughter, Carolyn Kubena; sister, Anita Van Winkle; numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 p.m., at Roy Akers Funeral Chapels. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 31st, at 1:00 p.m. in Roy Akers Funeral Chapels. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemeter6y. Visitation will begin Monday, 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

BESSIE PELECH KUBENKA

Shiner Gazette, 25 Jul 1985, page 5B

Funeral Rites For Bessie Kubenka

MOULTON – Mrs. Bessie Kubenka, 66, of Moulton, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 1985 in a Victoria hospital.

She was born March 1, 1919 in Moulton to Albert Pelech and Emma (Jemelka) Pelech.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 at the Smith Funeral Home in Moulton where the body lay in state.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday July 16 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton with the Rev. James Sullivan officiating.

Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie F. Kubenka of Moulton; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Simper of Gonzales and Mrs. Patricia Bahlmann of Seguin; a brother, Rudy Pelech of Moulton; a sister, Mrs. Amalie Schumann of Moulton; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Matt Cross

BOHUMIR KUBENKA

Weimar Mercury, March 11, 1927, page 7

BOHUMIR KUBENKA DIES.

Moulton, Texas, March 3. —Bohumir Kubenka, 28, prominent farmer residing near Moulton, died Tuesday at a San Antonio hospital. Ther funeral was held from the old Kubenka homestead, east of town, Thursday morning.

CHARLES F. KUBENKA

Victoria Advocate, April 13, 1976

Charles Kubenka

MOULTON - Charles F. Kubenka, 70, of Moulton died Sunday in a Shiner hospital. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Kubenka is survived by his wife, Mrs. Justine Kubenka of Moulton; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Drozd and Mrs. Welden Rother, both of Victoria; a son, Leroy Kubenka of Austin; two brothers, Anton Kubenka of Lolita and Johnny Kubenka of Moulton; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton, with burial in Moulton Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited Monday night at the funeral home chapel.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

FRANK KUBENKA

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1964

YOAKUM—Frank Kubenka, who marked his 101st birthday Sunday but who was too ill to celebrate it, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday in Huth Memorial Hospital where he had lived for the past several years.

Mr. Kubenka received the last rites of the Catholic Church on Christmas Day. He cheerily observed his 100th birthday Dec. 29, 1962, but was too ill Sunday.

Born in Czechoslovakia, he had lived in Yoakum for the past 30 years. He had moved to Yoakum from San Antonio when the Sisters took charge of Huth Memorial Hospital, and had been a gardener and caretaker.

Rosary will be recited Wednesday night at Buffington Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JOHN KUBES

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 1895 page 4

Neighborhood Notes

A Few Breezy, Interesting Item Culled from Our Exchanges

Houston Post Special: Hallettsville, Texas, January 21.—This morning at 8 o’clock John Kubes was found in an unconscious condition in the back room of a saloon where he had a shoe shop. Drs. Lay and Newberry were summoned. They had decided that he had taken morphine and decide to try and save him. Although they worked faithfully he died this afternoon about 2 o’clock.  Kubes had for several months run a lunch stand in one of the saloons here, but had been discharged for getting drunk. He had a shoe shop, but did not work in it himself, having an old Irish man to do the work and it was he who yesterday bought for him 25 cents worth of morphine. It is not known when he took it.

Several parties who slept in the room where he was found this morning say he was down on the floor last night, but that they did not want to disturb him, supposing him to be drunk.

He was a native of Bohemia, but had been in America for many years and served in the Federal army during the late war and later was a soldier at San Antonio. He has also lived in Denver, Colo. So far as known he has no relatives. As he has no property he will be buried by the county.

Transcribed by Sharon Sutton

AGNES SUSTR KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 18 Aug 1983

Rites For Mrs. Agnes Kubicek

Mrs. John B. Kubicek, nee Agnes Sustr, entered rest at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 1983 in De Tar Hospital, Victoria, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 16 days. She had been a resident at Trinity Lutheran Home since January 14, 1983.

The body lay in state at the Buffington funeral Home, Shiner, until 1:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, when it was taken to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church where Holy Mass was offered at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Abdon Josol.

Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ben Sustr, Sam Sustr, Scott Sustr, Bobby Haas, Julius Petras and Frankie Bannert Jr.

Rosary was recited at the Buffington Chapel Sunday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. led by Father Josol.

Mrs. Kubicek was born March 27, 1899 at Praha, Fayette County, Texas, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hodanek) Sustr. She was reared on the family farm.

On Nov. 7, 1921, she was married to John B. Kubicek in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at Breslau. The couple made their home on the Kubicek farm in the Charlottenburg community where they resided continuously. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary in 1981 and also celebrated their 50th in 1971. Her husband died Feb. 13, 1983.

John and Agnes Kubicek had no children, however, they were blessed with numerous nieces and nephews to whom they were endeared.

Survivors include two brothers, Jim and Joe Sustr, both of Moulton; nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Sept. 23, 1917; her father, June 11, 1944; one brother, John Sustr, Sept. 4, 1965; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Annie) Petrash, May 21, 1970; Miss Janie Sustr, John’s twin, Oct. 2, 1977; Mrs. Joe J. (Frances) Anderle, Dec. 17, 1978.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ALFONS KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 26 May 1966

Last Rites For Alfons Kubicek

Alfons Kubicek, 77, life-long resident of Moulton, passed away at his home Sunday, May 15, 1966 at 2:15 a.m.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17 at 8:45 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, and continued at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Requiem Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Rosary was recited at the Smith Chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Interment was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jim and George Kubicek, both of Moulton, Frankie and Steve Kubicek and Ewald Erdelt, all of Shiner and Pat Kubicek of Yoakum.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alfons (nee Mary Dlouhy) Kubicek of Moulton; three brothers, Frank Kubicek of Shiner, Jim and Isidor Kubicek, both of Moulton and three sisters, Mrs. Ignac (Mary) Balajka of East Bernard, Sister Mary Bernadette of Our Lady of Victory School, San Antonio and Sister Sophie who teaches school at Wallis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary (Branecky) Kubicek; one sister, Frances; four brothers, John, Emil, Joe, who passed away June 23, 1943, and Willie Kubicek who died June 11, 1955.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ELIZABETH DLOUGHY KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 8 Aug 1976, page 8A

Mrs. Kubicek

SHINER - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Kubicek, 75, of Shiner, who died at midnight Friday in a local hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Shiner Catholic Cemetery under direction of Buffington Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Frank of Shiner; a son, Frank Jr., of Shiner; two daughters, Mrs. Ewald Urdelt and Miss Henrietta Kubicek of Shiner; two brothers, Frank Dlouhy of Yoakum and Albert Dlouhy of Moulton; two sisters, Mrs. Isidor Kubicek, Mrs. Mary Kubicek, both of Moulton.

Contributed by Matt Cross

FRANK KUBICEK

San Antonio Light, October 17, 1911

YOAKUM, Tex., Oct. 17.—Frank Kubicek, aged 81 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Matula in this city, the cause of his death being old age. His body was shipped to Moulton today for burial.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

FRANK KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 6 Dec 1979

Frank Kubicek Sr., a retired farmer, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1979 in the Shiner Hospital.  He reached the age of 77 years, 1 month and 15 days.

Mr. Kubicek was a member of the Shiner Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the KJT Society.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel by the parish and at 7:45 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and the KJT Society.

The body lay in state at the Buffington Chapel until 1:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, when it was conveyed to the Shiner Catholic Church were Holy Mass was offered at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Patrick Fidgeon.

Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were George Kubicek, Jim Kubicek, Steve Kubicek, Jerry Kurtz, George Machart and David Condel.

Mr. Kubicek, one of twelve children, was born Oct. 16, 1902, at Praha, Fayette County, Texas, son of Frank and Mary (Branecky) Kubicek.  He was reared on the family farm.

On Nov. 10, 1924, he was married to Elizabeth Dlouhy in the Shiner Catholic Church with the Rev. L.P. Netardus officiating.

The couple made their home in the Charlottenburg community and engaged in farming.  Three children were born to this union.  His wife died Aug. 6, 1976.

He is survived by his son, Frank Kubicek Jr. of Shiner; two daughters, Mrs. Ewald (Sadie) Erdelt and Miss Henrietta Kubicek, both of Shiner; a brother, Isodore Kubicek of Moulton; and two sisters, Sister Sophie Kubicek and Sister Bernadette Kubicek of San Antonio.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ignac (Mary) Balajka, Dec. 28, 1972; Frances Kubicek; six brothers, Joe Kubicek, June 23, 1943; Willie Kubicek, June 11, 1955; Alfons Kubicek, May 15, 1966; Jim M. Kubicek, May 8, 1976; John and Emil Kubicek.

GEORGE ALFONSE KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 8 Oct 1999

MOULTON—George Alfonse Kubicek, 69, of Moulton, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999.

He was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Moulton, to the late Isidor and Annie Dlouhy Kubicek. He worked in the electro plating department for Kaspar Wire Works and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughter, Lucinda Ann Leazer of Gonzales; sons, Stanley George Kubicek of Brenham and James Edward Kubicek, Michael Duane Kubicek and Adrian Paul Kubicek, all of Moulton; sisters, Elizabeth Koranek and Helen Kubicek, both of Moulton; and four grandchildren.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating.

Burial will be at Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, (361) 596-4631.

Contributed by Matt Cross

HENRIETTA MARIE KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 17 Sep 2004

Henrietta M. Kubicek

SHINER - Henrietta Marie Kubicek, 75, of Shiner, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004.

She was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Shiner, to the late Frank H. Sr. and Elizabeth Dlouhy Kubicek. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors: brother, Frank H. Kubicek Jr. of Shiner.

Preceded in death by: sister, Sadonia "Sadie" Erdelt.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at Buffington Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, the Rev. Robert Knippenberg officiating.

Burial will be at Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, 361-594-3352.

Memorials: Shiner Catholic Schools or donor's choice.

Contributed by Matt Cross

HILDA C. BUCEK KUBICEK

San Antonio Light, Sunday, April 26, 1959

Mrs. Hilda Kubicek, age 62 years of Schulenburg, died in San Antonio Friday.

Survivors: Sons, E. J. and Eugene O. Kubicek, San Antonio; brothers, Frank K. Bucek, Hallettsville, Roy Bucek sr., Schulenburg; sisters, Mrs. Emilie Maresh, Washington State, Mrs. Pauline Krenek, Engle, Texas, Mrs. Emma Miculka, Miss Clara Bucek, Schulenburg; five grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral home, Schulenburg. Requiem mass will be Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg. Interment in Hallettsville Catholic cemetery.

Arrangements with Riebe Funeral Home.

Hilda C. Bucek, 1896-1959, was married to Oswald A. Bucek. Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ISIDOR KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 5 Jun 1980

Kubicek Rites In Moulton

Isidor Kubicek, retired farmer, passed away at the Shady Oak Nursing Home in Moulton, Saturday, May 24, 1980 following a lingering illness. He attained the age of 89 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton with Father Robert Schmidt officiating. Interment was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Grandchildren, Connie Janak, Darby McLean and Kevin Jacob, brought the offertory gifts, while a granddaughter, Patrice Koranek, served as lector. Altar boys were Michael Kubicek, a grandson and Joe Nieto Jr.

His grandsons, Stanley and James Kubicek, David Koranek, Henry Janak, Darwin Jacob and Ernie McLean, served as pallbearers.

Mr. Kubicek, one of thirteen children, was born Feb. 6, 1891 at Praha, son of Frank and Mary (Branecky) Kubicek.

In 1919, he was married to Annie Dlouhy in the St. Ludmila’s Catholic Church at Wied.

Following their marriage, the couple settled in the Henkhaus area where they farmed till 1924 when they moved near Moulton. About twenty years ago they retired from farming and moved into the town of Moulton. Due to illness, Mr. Kubicek became a resident of Shady Oak Nursing Home about four years ago.

He was a member of St. Isidore Society and the Moulton Knights of Columbus, who formed an honor guard at the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Sunday which was held at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Kubicek of Moulton; a son, George Kubicek of Moulton; two daughters, Miss Helen Kubicek and Mrs. Alfons (Elizabeth) Koranek, both of Moulton; two sisters, Sister Bernadette Kubicek and Sister Sophie Kubicek, both of San Antonio; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ignac (Mary) Balajka, Dec. 28, 1972; Frances Kubicek, seven brothers, Joe Kubicek, June 23, 1943; Willie Kubicek, June 11, 1955; Alfons Kubicek, May 15, 1966; Jim M. Kubicek, May 8, 1976; Frank Kubicek, Dec. 1, 1979; John and Emil Kubicek.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JIM KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 27 May 1976

Jim Kubicek Funeral Held

Jim M. Kubicek of Moulton passed away Saturday morning, May 8, 1976 at Stevens Convalescent Center, Hallettsville, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 11 days.

The Rosary was recited by the family, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8 led by Kenneth Fisbeck and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. by the Parish, led by Rev. Robert E. Schmidt.  Members of the Knights of Columbus K.J.T. and St. Joseph's Society formed an honor guard.

The body lay in state at the Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, until 3 p.m. Monday, May 10, when it was conveyed to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moulton for the concelebrated funeral Mass at 4 p.m. by the pastor the Rev. Robert E. Schmidt assisted by Rev. Edward Jansky and Rev. Vaclav Bily.

Sacred hymns were sung throughout the Mass by Mrs. Darwin Vasek, William Styrk and George Jasek Sr., accompanied by Sharon Kubicek, granddaughter on the organ.

Burial was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Emil Jalufka, Bill Novosad, Willie Steinocher, Jim Sustr, Arnold Freytag and Willie Hoepfl.

Mr. Kubicek, the eleventh of twelve children, was born Sept. 27, 1900 near Moulton, Lavaca County, Texas, son of Frank and Mary (Branecky) Kubicek.

He was married to Mary Schoenfeld, Oct. 26, 1926 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moulton.  They settled in the Moulton area where they farmed until 1963 when they moved to Moulton.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Father Joseph Kopp Council #3244, KJT and the St. Joseph's Society.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Kubicek of Moulton; two sons, Jim Kubicek Jr. of Moulton and Pat Kubicek of Nursery; two sisters, Sister Bernadette and Sister Sophie of San Antonio; two brothers, Isador Kubicek of Moulton and Frank Kubicek of Shiner and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Eugene J. Kubicek, Mar. 24, 1973; grandson, Rodger Kubicek; two sisters, Mrs. Ignac (Mary) Balajka, Dec. 28, 1972; Frances Kubicek, five brothers, Joe Kubicek, June 23, 1943; Willie Kubicek, June 11, 1955; Alfons Kubicek, May 15, 1966; John and Emil Kubicek.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOHN KUBICEK, Sr.

Shiner Gazette, 6 Dec 1945

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO JOHN KUBICEK, SR.

At the advanced age of 81 years, 5 months, and 17 days, John Kubicek Sr. passed away Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m.  His illness had extended over a period of two years and he had been confined to his bed since November 11.

Mr. Kubicek was born at Frelsburg, Texas, June 24, 1864.

He was married to Wilhemina Branecky in Praha 61 years ago.  They resided in Praha three years, then moved to Moulton and later to Charlottenburg where he had lived for 35 years and where he died.

His wife and three children survive.  The children are Mrs. Frank (Janie) Bujnoch, Moulton; John Kubicek, Jr., and Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Machacek, Shiner.  Six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

All brothers, Frank, Joe, Hy. and Anton Kubicek preceded him to the grave, also three sisters, Mrs. Matilda Vackar, Mrs. Theresa Matula, Mrs. Annie Faltisek.  His parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubicek are also deceased.

The one surviving sister is Mrs. Clara Vackar of El Campo.  Mr. Kubicek spent all of his life on a farm.

Funeral services were from the Willie Kubicek residence Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, thence to Shiner Catholic Church for Requiem High Mass.  Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery Tuesday.

Casket bearers were, Jim Sustr, Anton Faltisek, Jim and Isidor Kubicek, Moulton; Otto Sofka, Houston and Adolf Dudik, Galveston.

Officiating at the services were Rev. Leo Moczygemba, Rev. R. C. Hoffmann and Rev. Edmund J. Bily.

Mr. Kubicek was a native Texan and his courageous spirit endured the privations and sacrifices of the early settlers.  The friendships he formed over these years proved of lasting duration and a wide circle of acquaintances deeply regret his passing.

The Gazette extends sympathy to all in their hour of grief.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOHN B. KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette, 17 Feb 1983, page 4B

Kubicek Rites

John B. Kubicek of Shiner, age 88 years, 8 months and 23 days, passed away Sunday, February 13, 1983 at 9:15 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Home. The body lay in state at the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1983, when it was taken to the Shiner Catholic Church where Holy Mass was offered at 3:00 p.m.

Rosary was recited at the Buffington Chapel Monday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Interment was in Shiner Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites. Complete write-up next week.

Shiner Gazette, 24 Feb 1983

John B. Kubicek Rites Held

John B. Kubicek of Shiner, age 88 years, 8 months and 23 days, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Home, Shiner.

The body lay in state at the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, when it was taken to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church where Holy Mass was offered at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Patrick Fidgeon.

Participating in the impressive rites were his great-nephew, Paul Sofka of Houston, who gave the eulogy, after the Homily by Father Fidgeon. Offertory gifts were brought to the altar by his nieces, Mrs. Bessie Sweeney and Mrs. Hermina Dudik, both of Galveston.

The soloist and organist was Mrs. Paul Sofka of Houston. She selected to sing “Be Not Afraid” and “Turn To Me.” She also rendered the organ prelude and postlude.

Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Julius Anderle of Moulton, Bobby Haas of Hallettsville, Roger Sustr of Schulenburg, Scott Sustr of Houston, Freddie Jaks and James Sofka, both of Shiner.

Military graveside rites were conducted by fellow Legionaires [sic]. Color guards and colorbearers were Emmett Blohm, W.A. Steinbauer, Frank Steiner and Edward Machacek.

Louis Dusek folded the flag which was presented by Chaplain George Watzlavick. Paul Sofka received the flag on behalf of Mrs. Kubicek, widow of the deceased.

The chaplain read the committal rites and the sounding of “Taps” concluded the military rites.

A rosary recited at the Buffington Chapel, Monday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. was led by the Sisters from St. Ludmila Academy.

John Ben Kubicek, one of five children, was born May 20, 1894 near Moulton, son of John B. and Wilhelmina (Branecky) Kubicek, natives respectively of Frelsburg and Praha, Texas. During his early childhood his family established their home on a farm in the Charlottenburg community where he since resided.

On Nov. 7, 1921, he was married to Agnes Sustr in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at Brelsau. In 1981, the couple was privileged to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They also observed their 50th in 1971.

John and Agnes Kubicek had no children. However, they have numerous nieces and nephews, to whom they are endeared.

Mr. Kubicek was a veteran of World War I. He entered the US Army Sept. 19, 1917 at Camp Travis, San Antonio, and served with Company M, 360th Infantry Division for two years. His overseas assignments took him to France and Italy for some 18 months.
After the war, he returned to the Charlottenburg community and resumed his farming activities continuing up to the time of his death.

He was a self-taught musician and played the violin. He was a member of the Kubicek Band from 1920-1923. He was also the church organist at St. Anthony’s Church in 1920-21.

He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, and was a life member of the American Legion Kolar-Stanek Post 201 in Shiner having joined the organization 59 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Kubicek of Shiner; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Sofka Bujnoch of Moulton, resident of Stevens Convalescent Center in Hallettsville, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Machacek of Shiner; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dec. 1, 1945; his mother, Feb. 5, 1952; a brother, Jerome “Jerry” Kubicek, age 7 years, in 1900; and an infant sister, Annie Kubicek.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOHN LOUIS KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 27 Apr 1997, page 18A

JOHN L. KUBICEK

MOULTON - John Louis Kubicek, 33, of Moulton, died Friday, April 25, 1997.

He was born Oct. 16, 1963, in Shiner to Jim Louis and Rosalie Kalischko Kubicek Jr. of Moulton. He was a construction worker for Smith Farms of Flatonia. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moulton Fire Department and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton.

Survivors: parents; and sisters, Sharon Etlinger of Moulton and Margaret Klekar of Hallettsville.

Preceded in death by: grandparents.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Moulton. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, 596-4631.

Memorials: donor's choice.

Read account of accident in which Travis Paul Gold was also killed. Contributed by Matt Cross

MARY GRILL KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 23 Nov 1972, page 16A

Mrs. Kubicek

SHINER - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kubicek, 82, who died Monday in a Shiner nursing home, were held Wednesday afternoon at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

Burial was in Shiner Catholic Cemetery under direction of Buffington Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kubicek was born March 25, 1895, in Praha.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Adamek; a grandson, Gilbert Adamek, a granddaughter, Mrs. Jerry Dolezal, all of Shiner; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary Grill first married August Picha, who was Mary Adamek's father. William Kubicek was her second husband. Contributed by Matt Cross

ROSALIE KALISCHKO KUBICEK

Victoria Advocate, 7 Jun 1997

ROSALIE K. KUBICEK

MOULTON - Services for Rosalie Kalischko Kubicek, 67, of Moulton, who died Thursday, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating.

Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, 596-4631.

Pallbearers: Russ Kubicek, James Kalischko, Elton Moeller, Steve Rosenauer, Douglas Dlouhy and Christian Rabel.

Contributed by Matt Cross

WILHELMINA BRANECKY KUBICEK

Shiner Gazette news clipping

Mrs. J. Kubicek Final Rites Held Wednesday A. M.

At the advanced aged of 84 years, 7 months and 9 days, Mrs. John (Wilhelmina) Kubicek Sr., passed away Tuesday, February 5, 1952, at 4:00 a.m. Her illness had extended over a period of about two years. She had been making her home for the past 53 years with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Machacek and son-in-law, Mr. Machacek.

Mrs. Kubicek was born at Praha in Fayette County, July 26, 1867. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Hajek) Branecky.

She was married to John Kubicek Sr. November 20, 1886 at Praha. They resided at Praha three years, then moved to Moulton and later to Charlottenburg with daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Machacek, where she spent the remainder of her life. Her husband, John Kubicek Sr., died December 1, 1945, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 7 days, having spent 59 years with her life’s companion. They celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1936.

Survivors include three children, John B. Kubicek Jr., Shiner; Mrs. Frank (Janie Sofka) Bujnoch, Moulton; and Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Machacek, Shiner; two sisters, Mrs. John (Agnes) Fenik, San Antonio; and Mrs. John (Annie) Surmann, Flatonia; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband, were one son, Jerome, and a daughter, Annie, died in infancy. Four brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death. They were John and Frank Branecky, Flatonia; Willie Branecky, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Roman Wotipka, Flatonia; Sister M. Sophie Branecky, San Antonio, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Kubicek, Moulton; Mrs. John (Josephine) Mikulik, Flatonia; and Mrs. Barbara Spann, Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services were held from the Roeder Funeral Home Wednesday, February 6, at 8:30 a.m., thence to the Shiner Catholic Church for Requiem High Mass at 9:00 a.m. Rosary was recited at the funeral home Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. All religious rites were conducted by the Rev. Stanley J. Petru.

Casket attendants were her grandsons, John and Otto Sofka, Houston; C. J. Sofka, Shiner, J. J. Sweeney, Galveston; Adolph Dudik, Galveston and a nephew, Willie Kubicek, Shiner.

A loving wife, devoted and indulgent mother, has entered into eternal rest. Her family has been long prominent in this vicinity. May her sleep be sweet and the light of eternity shine upon her.

Contributed by Matt Cross

WILLIE KUBICEK

Hallettsville New Era Herald, 17 Jun 1955, page 1

Willie Kubicek Funeral Rites Read in Shiner

Willie Kubicek was born at Praha, October 16, 1896 and passed away in the Wagner Hospital Saturday, June 11 having attained the age of 68 years, seven months and 25 days.

Funeral services were conducted from Buffington Funeral Chapel in Shiner Monday, June 13th at 8:15 and continued at Shiner Catholic Church at 8:36 with Rev. J. J. Hanacek officiating. Burial was in Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was recited Saturday and Sunday at the funeral chapel at 8 pm.

Mr. Kubicek, who followed the occupation of ginner and farmer, was married on April 18, 1914 to Mary Grill Picha at Shiner, who is listed among the survivors.

He is also survived by a one step daughter, Mrs. Mary Adamek of route 2 Shiner, four brothers, Frank Kubicek of Shiner, Isidor , Alfonse and Jim Kubicek all of Moulton, three sisters, Sister Sophie of Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, Sister Gerard of the Good Sheppard Convent, Mrs. Mary Balajka of East Bernard, 26 grandchildren and two great-grand children.

Contributed by Matt Cross

HENRY L. KUBOS

Victoria Advocate, Monday, November 1, 1976

HALLETTSVILLE -- Henry L. Kubos, 79, of Moravia, died Saturday morning in a Weimar hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Czech Moravian Brethren Church in Vsetin, with the Rev. Henry Beseda officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at Kubena Funeral Home until 12:45 p.m. Monday, at which time it will be taken to the church.

Mr. Kubos was a retired farmer and member of SPJST Lodge.  He was born in Czechoslovakia Nov. 19, 1896.  On Oct. 19, 1920, he married Tracy Fojt.

Survivors are his wife; a son, Milton M. Kubos of Spring; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Hermann of El Campo; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pelucka of Czechoslovakia; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

TRACY KUBOS

Victoria Advocate, October 14, 1979

HALLETTSVILLE – Mrs. Tracy Kubos, 79, of Schulenburg, died Friday in a Victoria nursing after a lengthy illness. 

Born Oct. 24, 1899, in Bila Hora, Texas.  Mrs. Kubos was a member of Czech Moravian Brethren Church of Vesetin and a member of SPJST Lodge.  She was married Oct. 19, 1920, in Hallettsville to Henry L. Kubos, who died Oct. 30, 1976. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Czech Moravian Brethren Church of Vesetin, with the Rev. Henry Beseda officiating.  Burial will be in Vesetin Cemetery under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and two sisters. 

Mrs. Kubos is survived by a son, Milton Kubos of Spring; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Lillie Heimann of El Campo; two brothers, Victor Fojt of San Antonio and Willie Fojt of Moulton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

LOUISE OLSOVSKY KUCHAR

The Weimar Mercury, May 29, 1953, page 5

Frank Kuchar’s Mother Buried inYoakum

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kuchar attended the funeral of Mr. Kuchar’s mother, Mrs. Louise Kuchar, 81, in Yoakum May 19.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Aud. Hybner and Mrs. George Orsak, both of Yoakum; four sons, John of Shiner, Richard of Yoakum, Ben of Oregon and Frank of Weimar; two sisters; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

CHRISTIAN KUCK, Jr.

Shiner Gazette, 28 Oct 1903

Christian Kuck, Jr.

Died last Sunday at his home near Dreyer, Mr. Christian Kuck, Jr., of Diabetus Miletus. The funeral took place Monday in the Shiner cemetery and was attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends.

Mr. Kuck had been ill for several years, and his death was not unexpected.

Christian Kuck, 28 Oct 1874 – 25 Oct 1903, was buried in the Shiner City Cemetery. Contributed by Matt Cross

CHRISTIAN KUCK, Sr.

Weimar Mercury, April 23, 1904 , page 3.

Shiner April 12. Christian Kuck a well to do  German farmer who lived about six miles west of here met a tragic death last night. Mr. Kuck had been to Shiner on business and not arriving home at the accustomed time the family became uneasy and one of his sons started on horseback towards town and found his father cold in death at the main pasture gate. A doctor was hastily summoned and made an examination of the body. One hand was badly lacerated, one rib broken and body more or less bruised. The supposition is that his team ran away and dragged him to death. Mr. Kuck was 66 years old and leaves a large family.

Transcribed by Sharon Sutton

J. J. KUCK

Shiner Gazette, Thursday, July 6, 1939, Page 1

J. J. Kuck

YOAKUM, Texas, June 30.—J.J. Kuck, aged 72 years,5 months and 12 days, was taken by death at his home on Hochheim Prairie at 9:55 p.m. Friday after an illness of some time.

Mr. Kuck was one of the best known rural residents of this section of the state, having resided in the Dreyer and Hochheim Prairie communities since 1893. At the time of his passing, Mr. Kuck was president of the Hochheim Prairie Mutual Fire and Storm Insurance Association, the largest association of its kind in the state, and had completed 27 years as president of the association at the annual 48th annual convention held here in May of this year.

Mr. Kuck had served as president of the Farmers Union Cooperative from 1921 to 1929; had served as Grand Trustee of the State Herman Sons Lodge for 12 years; and had served as president of the Hochheim Prairie Hall Association for 25 years before retiring several years ago.

Mr. Kuck was known widely for his fair dealings, his wise decisions and mature judgment, for his honesty and truthfulness in all transactions and for his honest desire to be of service to his fellowman. He gained and held the respect and friendship of all with whom he came in contact through these many admirable traits of character, and many of his older friends had stated that “he is the one man we know who has never betrayed a trust of any kind or told a lie.

Being endowed with progressive ideas, he worked hard and faithfully to assure the advancement of any undertaking for which he might have become interested, and it was under his personal leadership that this insurance association continued to show progress and an increase of business each year he was president.

Mr. Kuck was born in [???]de, Oldenburg, German, on January 18, 1867. He came with his parents to Texas in 188?, landing at Galveston on Oct. 4. The family proceeded immediately to Black Jack Springs in Fayette county and in 1890 moved to Gonzales county, near Shiner. After moving to Dreyer and residing there for 12 years, Mr. Kuck moved to the present home site on Hochheim Prairie in 1905.

Mr. Kuck was united in marriage to Miss Helene Gerdes on November 9, 1892. He had been a faithful member of the Lutheran Church since childhood, and was a member of the Herman Sons.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 o’clock from the family home on Hochheim Prairie by Rev. Paul Bechter, pastor of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Interment was made in the Herman Sons cemetery under the direction of the Beck Mortuary.

Mr. Kuck is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Kuck; three daughters, Mrs. Ed. (Martha) Dahse, Route 2, Shiner; Mrs. Oscar (Ella) Ortmann, Orange Grove; Mrs. Edmund (Lenore) Langhoff, Route 1, Yoakum; one son, Otto Kuck, Route 1 Yoakum; and eight grandchildren; one son and one daughter presided him in death; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Remmers, Shiner, Route 2, Mrs. Chas. Gaedke, Shiner Route 2; two brothers, Eilert Kuck of Yoakum Route 1, and Henry Kuck of Shiner, Route 2; and one cousin, Mrs. Henry Reichert, Shiner.

The casket bearers were M. Rathkamp, William Koehlre, M. F. Mueller, Phillip Lorfing, H. J. Menke and John Bendnarz.

The honorary pall bearers were E. Hagens, Ed. Palmer, John Kvinta, Horace Wimberly Sr., John Kattau, William Hagendorf, herman Jostes, Geo. Boening, Henry Stahl, John Blank, H.H. Stratman, W.F. Menke, H.J. Striebeck, C.O. Stirl, M. Mueller and D. Huck.—Yoakum Herald.

The Gazette extends sincere sympathy to those bereaved.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

SOPHIE GRIEF KUCK

Lavaca County Tribune-Herald, December 2, 1975

Mrs. Kuck

SHINER. – Mrs. Sophie G. Kuck, 92, of Shiner, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1975, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Buffington Funeral Home chapel in Shiner with Burial in City Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Walter and Victor Kuck, both of Shiner, and Oscar Kuck of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Arnold Tietjen of Shiner, Mrs. Stella Oncken of Houston and Mrs. Gilbert Langbein of Boerne; three brothers, Edgar Greif of Floresville, Alvin Grief of Kingsville and Arthur Greif of Port Neches; a sister, Mrs. Henry Teltschik of Floresville; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

PAUL KUEHN

Shiner Gazette, 11 Jul 1900

PAUL KUEHN.

A spirit of sadness prevailed over Moulton Friday morning when it was learned that Mr. Paul Kuehn, who for the past three weeks had been suffering with Typhoid fever, died Thursday night, at 8 o’clock. Mr. Kuehn was a member of the Knights of Honor and the Woodmen of the World and carried $500 insurance in the former lodge and $200 in the latter. He leaves a wife and three children besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death. May the God of Heaven help the sorrow stricken ones to hear their grief with resignation and patience that is born of hope and love and a holy faith. – Moulton Eagle.

His many friends and acquaintances in and around Shiner, join in the fullest sympathy for the bereaved wife and children.

Paul Kuehn, 25 Jan 1871 – 5 Jul 1900, was buried in the Baursville Cemetery. Contributed by Matt Cross

IDA KUENSTLER

Shiner Gazette, 25 Apr 1907, page 1, Sweet Home News column

We are very sorry to report the death of Mrs. E. H. Kuenstler, resulting from Bright’s disease of several months’ standing. She leaves a large family and many relatives to mourn her death. She was the second wife of E. H. Kuenstler, her first husband was Mr. Henninghaus. The remains were interred at Yoakum.

Hallettsville Herald, 16 May 1907, page 2

DEATHS.

Mrs. Ida Kuenstler, age 40 years [sic.], 5 months; died April 31 [sic.] at Sweet Home; cause lagrippe.

Ida Stoermer Kuenstler, wife of E. H. Kuenstler, 22 Nov 1856-22 Apr 1907, was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Gazette obituary contributed by Matt Cross

WALTER KULHANEK

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

Mr. Kulhanek

SHINER—Funeral services for Walter Kulhanek, 47, who died at noon Sunday in a Shiner hospital, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, with burial in Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church at 8:30 a.m. where it will remain until time of services. Buffington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Walter of Gonzales; eight daughters, Mrs. Wayne Johnson of Port Lavaca, and Mrs. Tommy Walleck, Carolyn, Roselyn, Mary, Doris, Dorothy and Cynthia Kulhanek, all of Gonzales; and two brothers, Ernest of Darien, Ga., and Alvin Kulhanek of Bon Aire, Ga.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

AGNES NICKEL KUNETKA

Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1970

Mrs. Agnes Kunetka

YOAKUM—Mrs. Agnes Kunetka, 84, of Yoakum died at 1:19 a.m. Monday in a local hospital.

Mrs. Kunetka was born March 11, 1885, in Lavaca County.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Billy Derrick officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery near Yoakum.

Survivors include two sons, Jim of Victoria and John of Yoakum; two daughterss, Mrs. Agnes Adams and Mrs. Lillie Smith, both of Yoakum; three brothers, Lee and Frank Nickel of Yoakum, and Henry of Cheapside; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Svoboda of Yoakum and Mrs. Frances Midgel (Migl?) of Gonzales; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hanys, Charlie Nickel, Norman Nickel, Marvin Kunetka, Willie Kunetka and Eddie Hollub.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

BILL KUNETKA

Victoria Advocate, February 23, 2001

YOAKUM—Bill Kunetka, 63, of Yoakum, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001.

He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Lavaca County, to the late Rudolph H. and Clara J. Gaidusek Kunetka. He was a cutter in the leather department at Torel Inc. and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors: brother, Marvin Kunetka; three nieces; one nephew.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at Buffington Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-2333.

Memorials: donor's choice.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

CARRIE KUNETKA

Victoria Advocate, Saturday, Dec. 4, 1965

Mrs. F. W. Kunetka

YOAKUM—Mrs. F. W. (Carrie) Kunetka, 85-year-old long-time resident of Cuero, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a Shiner hospital.

Mrs. Kunetka was organizer of the first Order of Eastern Star Chapter in Cuero and was active in the organization for many years. She was born on Jan. 10, 1880, in LaGarto in Live Oak County.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Guin and the Rev. John A. Jacobs, both of Cuero, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Yoakum.

Surviving are her husband, F. W. Kunetka of Cuero; three sisters, Mrs. H. Seekamp of Yoakum, Mrs. J. R. Chandler of Kingsville and Mrs. J. E. Simpson of Runge, nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

GEORGE KUNETKA

Kubena Funeral Home

George Kunetka, 87, of Hallettsville, passed away March 10, 2014. He was born on Nov. 24, 1926 to John & Emma Sestak Kunetka Sr. He was a member of the Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church in Moravia, TX. 

George is survived by: a nephew, Robert Kristek of Tomball; and a niece, Rose Mary Ohnheiser of Houston. 

George was preceded in death by: his parents; brother John Kunetka Jr.; and 2 sisters, Lillie Kristek and Adela Kunetka. 

Funeral Mass Service: 10 am, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church in Moravia, TX. Officiant: Msgr. John Peters. Visitation: 9 am, Thursday, at Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church. Rosary: 9:30 am, Thursday, at Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church. Memorials: Donor’s Choice. Burial: Ascension of our Lord Catholic Cemetery.

 Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JOHN E. KUNETKA

Victoria Advocate, Monday, July 19, 1965

John E. Kunetka

YOAKUM—John E. Kunetka, 84, of the Sweet Home community, died at 7:30 a.m. in a Shiner hospital where he had been a patient for the past month.

Mr. Kunetka was born Feb. 17, 1881, in Lavaca County.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Yoakum, with the Rev. Henry E. Beseda Jr., of Beeville, officiating. Burial will be in McCutcheon Cemetery at Sweet Home.

Survivors include a brother, Frank of Schulenburg; and two nephews, Frank Kunetka of Sweet Home and Louis Kunetka of Weimar.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

MARY KUNETKA

San Antonio Express, Friday, June 7, 1940

HALLETTSVILLE, June 6.—Mrs. John Kunetka, 76, of Breslau, native of Czecho-Slovakia, died at her home and was buried at Moravia Thursday. She leaves her widower and four sons, Rudolph and John Jr. of Breslau, Adolph of Moravia, and Joe of Hallettsville.

Mary Kunetka, 1863-1940, was buried in Moravia Ascension Cemetery. Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ROYCE KUNZE

Lavaca County Tribune, 23 Jun 1944

Illness Fatal to Little Boy

On the morning of Monday, June 19, at 6 a.m. in a Victoria hospital, the young life of Royce Kunze, 10, son of Mr. & Mrs. Chas Kunze, came to a sudden end after only a short illness.  On Sunday, June 11, while visiting here with his mother, Royce was stricken with the measles.  Later, he contracted pneumonia and was taken to a Victoria hospital, where everything possible was done to same his life, all to no avail.

The sad funeral rites were held from the Kubena Funeral Home Tuesday, June 20, at 9:15 a.m., and at the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 a.m., where the Rev. Alois Morkovsky celebrated a Requiem High Mass, and Msgr. F.O. Beck of Victoria delivered an eloquent sermon in English.  Burial took place in the Catholic Cemetery here.

Pallbearers were Lt. Milton Werner, Carlwyn Werner, Gus Appelt, Rogan Beal, Gilbert Gerdes and Charlie Strauss.

The deceased was born on the 22nd day of September 1934, in Hallettsville.  A few months ago the family moved to Victoria.  It was a sad shock to all who knew Royce, for only one week before his death, the little boy was enjoying a week’s visit with the relatives here.

Besides his parents, an elder brother, Cpl. Charles, stationed at Pearl Harbor survives Royce.

To the greatly bereaved parents and relatives, the Tribune extends heartfelt sympathy.
Contributed by Regena Williamson

ALFONSE J. KUPKA

Victoria Advocate, May 16, 1999

SWEET HOME—Alfonse J. Kupka, 84, of Sweet Home, died Friday, May 14, 1999.
She was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Lavaca County, to the late Louis and Angelina Peters Kupka. He was a veteran of World War II with the 1st Calvary Division, a member of 1st Calvary Division Association and a member of Queen of Peace Church. After retiring from the Texas Highway Department, he sold used cars in the local area.

Survivors: wife, Margie Lewis Kupka; sons, Larry Kupka and John Kupka, both of Sweet Home and Stephen Kupka of Telferner; sister, Lenora Gaidousek of Houston; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Additional services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Queen of Peace Church, the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating.

Burial will be at Queen of Peace Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 798-3271.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

JENOVEFA KUPKA

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, March 23, 1977

Mrs. Jim Kupka

SWEET HOME—Mrs. Jim Jenovefa Kupka, 90, died Monday at 3:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Kupka, born in Lavaca County Sept. 25, 1886, was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She was also a member of KJZT and the Altar Society.

The body will lie in state at Kubena Funeral Home until 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sweet Home Catholic Church with the Rev. Al Padalecki officiating. Burial will be in the Sweet Home Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary will be recited by the parish at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie W. of Hallettsville and Adolph of Pasadena; two daughters, Miss Alvina Kupka and Mrs. Frank Polansky of Hallettsville; one half brother, Joe Smahlik of Shiner and 6 grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

MARY KUPKA

Tribune Herald, 25 Feb 2009

Mary Kupka, 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Adolph Kupka.

Mary is survived by a son, Eugene Kupka and wife, Barbara; a daughter, Patricia Prentice and husband, Alvin; five grandchildren, Monique Kupka, Daniel, Dana, Anthony and Adam Prentice, and two great-grandchildren, Samatha and Ericka Barrera.

Visitation began at 6 p.m. and continued until 8 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 24 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Graveside service will follow in Forest Park Cemetery.

Contributed by Regena Williamson

PAUL KUPKA

Victoria Advocate, Sunday, July 15, 1973

Lavaca Resident Drowns

YOAKUM—Paul Kupka, 27, of Sweet Home, drowned Saturday afternoon in a stock tank on a farm owned by uncle, Alfonse Kupka, three miles east of Sweet Home.

Investigators said a cousin, Edward Kupka, attempted to make a rescue but almost drowned in doing so. After his efforts railed, the cousin rant to his house a quarter of a mile away and telephoned for help.

The victim, who officers said didn't know how to swim, entered the tank after he and several other persons had cleaned some brush from around the pond.

Thirty minutes after Yoakum Fire Department ambulance attendants arrived, the boy was recovered by Louis Kupka, another cousin, and Allen Ray Migl.

Yoakum police were advised of the incident at 3:14 p.m.

Justice of the Peace Claud Jacobs of Yoakum pronounced Kupka dead at the scene and ruled death by accidental drowning.

Lavaca County deputy sheriffs assisted with the investigation.

Kupka was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Hallettsville and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home. He was born March 14, 1946.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Queen of peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home with the Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Catholic Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville until 8:30 a.m. Monday.

A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Kupka and a daughter, Dorothy Mae Kupka, all of Sweet Home; two brothers, Charlie Kupka Jr. of Sweet Home and Frankie Kupka of Moulton and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Prasek of Hallettsville.

The body was originally taken to Buffington Funeral Home.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

KURC Infant

Shiner Gazette, 15 Dec 1910

The two-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ida Kurc, of Yoakum, died last Saturday night and was buried Sunday. Mrs. C. H. Schmidt and sister, Mrs. August Schmidt, attended the funeral. We extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JACOB KURC

Shiner Gazette, 16 Dec 1909

The sad news reached the city last week of the death of Mr. Jacob Kurc, of Moulton. Mr. Kurc was the father of Mr. Ed. Kurc who recently wedded Miss Ida Schmidt of Shiner.

Shiner Gazette, 23 Dec 1909, page 1, Moulton News column

Willie Kurc of Markham, Ed. Kurc of Shiner and George Kurc of Houston were here Saturday in attendance upon the funeral of their father, Jacob Kurc.

Jacob Kurc's marker in the Moulton City Cemetery lists the birth and death dates, 22 Jul 1862 – 14 Dec 1910 [sic]. Contributed by Matt Cross

ROSA LEE PARMA KURC

Victoria Advocate, Friday, April 30, 1971

YOAKUM—Mrs. W. P. Lee Kurc, 85, resident of Yoakum for the past 60 years, died at 9 a.m. Thursday in a Yoakum hospital.

She was born Sept. 4, 1885, in Frelsburg, Tex.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Yoakum.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael O'Shaughnessy officiating. Burial will be in Shiner Catholic Cemetery in Shiner.

Survivors include a son, Leon W. Kurc of Yoakum; four daughters, Mrs. Bennie Tiller, Miss Henri Etta Kurc, both of Yoakum, Mrs. Gene D. Vancil of Houston and Mrs. Gerald Hulin of San Antonio; a brother, Jim Parma of El Campo; five grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Steffek, Clyde Clark, Vincent Honc, Louis Korenek, Leonard Walker and John Ferrell.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ALBERT KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 23 Jul 1942

Albert Kurtz Passes Away Saturday

Another aged and respected citizen of our town answered the final summons, when on Saturday, July 18, Albert Kurtz, aged 82 years, 3 months and 15 days, passed away at his home at 10 p.m., following an illness of long duration.

Funeral services were conducted from the family home on Monday at 10 a.m. Requiem High Mass was celebrated in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church by Father Bily, who also paid tribute to the life of the deceased in an appropriate sermon. Interment was made in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. The attendance at the last rites was unusually large and many beautiful floral offerings adorned his last resting place.

Pall bearers were his grandsons: Charles Jr., Jerry, Herman and Henry Kurtz, Laddie Michalec and Eugene Kubenka.

Albert Kurtz was born in Czechoslovakia where he was also united in marriage to Miss Anna Sykora. Fifty-five years ago they came to this country and settled at Praha. In 1900 they moved to Henkhaus where they resided until they moved to our town, which was 27 years ago. In 1938 his wife passed away. Since then he was ministered to, by the loving hands of children and grandchildren.

The following are the survivors: Five sons, Jacob, Jim, Frank, Charles and Albert all of this community; two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Annie) Kubenka of Moulton and Mrs. Steve (Christine) Michalec of here. Also 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren survive. One daughter passed away in infancy. Two brothers John and Joe and one sister, Mrs. John Baca of Flatonia, also survive.

Deceased was an honorable and upright citizen. During his long residence in this community he had endeared himself to everyone with whom he was associated. He was true to his church and true to his friends and never failed to do his part by his community or his fellow-man. His departure from this community will be keenly felt.

To those whose hearts are heavy with sorrow the Gazette offers sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ANASTASIA PATEK KURTZ

Lavaca County Tribune, 14 Jan 1966, page 6

Mrs. A. Kurtz

Mrs. Anastasia Kurtz of Shiner died in Holmes Hospital in Gonzales January 10, 1966 where she had been a patient for ten days. She was 79 years, six months and four days of age. She was born in Czechoslavakia April 6, 1886.

Funeral services were held from the Buffington Funeral Chapel in Shiner and continued at the Shiner Catholic Church at 9:00 am. Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery with Jerome Charles and Joe Patek Sr. Jacob Velek, Joe and August Siegel serving as pallbearers. A rosary was recited at the funeral chapel at 7 pm.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Kurtz, five sons; William, Norbert, Godfrey (Sonny) Kurtz, all of Houston , Jack III of Schulenburg and Otto Kurtz of Fort Worth; three daughters Mrs. Richard (Agnes) Jones of El Cajon, CA, Mrs. Glenn (Antonia) Rodgers, Santee, CA, Mrs. Pete (Louise) Petrash of Fort Worth, two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Siegel of Shiner, Mrs. Theresa Mertlik of Los Angeles, CA and 14 grand-children.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ANNIE KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 10 Nov 1938, page 1

MRS. ANNIE KURTZ

Mrs. Annie Kurtz, beloved wife of Albert Kurtz Sr. of our city answered the call of her Maker, Monday, November 7th, at 7 a. m. Death came suddenly and without warning, as she was preparing to go out in the yard to perform her morning chores.

Funeral services were arranged for Wednesday morning, the procession leaving the family home at 9 o’clock for the Catholic Church where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Monsignor L. P. Netardus who also delivered a touching sermon.

Burial was made in the local Catholic Cemetery. A large attendance witnessed the last rites and many beautiful flowers adorned the newly made mound.

Pall bearers were her grandsons Otto Michalec, Chas. Kurtz, Hy., Herman, Jerry and Charles Kurtz.

Mrs. Kurtz, nee Miss Annie Sykora, was born in the old country in 1860. She came to America with her brother in March 1881. On January 1st., 1882 she was married to Albert Kurtz and they made their home in Praha for 20 years. They then moved to the Henkhaus section where they resided for 14 years, after that they moved to our city which has been home to them ever since.

Survivors are: her husband, 5 sons, Jacob of Sulphur Park; Charles, Frank, Jim and Albert Jr. of the Shiner section; two daughters, (Annie) Mrs. Otto Kubenka of Komensky and (Christine) Mrs. Steve Michalec of Shiner. One brother, Jake Sykora of Baylor Co., 33 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Deceased was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor, a true friend, kind and generous to all and will be sorely missed by relatives and friends alike.

The Gazette extends deepest sympathy to her loved ones and may the memory of the happy years spent with her, help the bereaved ones to bear their great loss.

Contributed by Matt Cross

BEN KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 3 Jan 1935

Ben Kurtz

Following an illness of only one week, Ben Kurtz passed away at the local hospital at 3 o’clock Monday morning. Funeral services were held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kurtz Sr., with whom he lived, Wednesday morning at 9:30, thence to Catholic Church, Father Netardus conducting all services. His was the first death in a family of 11 children.

The surviving brothers and sisters are – Mrs. Albert (Frances) Dolezal, Mrs. John (Katie) Dolezal, and Miss Agnes Kurtz, John, Joe, Willie, Clement, Ed Charles, and Victor Kurtz.

Deceased was born and lived all his life a few miles from Shiner and had scores of friends who are saddened over his death. He was born July 5th, 1904 and at the time of his death was 30 years, 5 months and 26 days old. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

His severe illness and death falling during the holiday season brings an additional sorrow to the family circle.

The Gazette offers sincere and heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones in their great sorrow.

Contributed by Matt Cross

CHARLIE J. KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 26 Jan 1967

Rites Held At St. Ann’s Church For C. J. Kurtz

Charlie J. Kurtz of Yoakum, age 64 years, 11 months and 11 days, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, January 9, 1967 in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston where he had been a patient for five days.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Yoakum.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 12 from the Buffington Chapel and at 10 a.m. with Requiem Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church near Yoakum. The Rev. Father John Matocha officiated at the last rites and graveside services in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Paul Kurtz of Placedo, Marvin Kurtz, Eugene Simper and Frank Hrncirik, all of Shiner, Frank Berckenhoff Jr. of Houston and Eugene Kremling of Eagle Lake.

Charlie J. Kurtz was born January 28 1902 at Shiner, son of Joseph and Magdalene (Lauer) Kurtz, natives respectively of Micoviah, Germany and Frelsburg Colorado County, Texas. He was reared in the Shiner community and in 1921, was married to Mrs. Pauline Havel, nee Hrncirik. The couple first made their home at Shiner. In 1936, the family moved to Gonzales County and after two years, returned to Shiner. Later they moved to the Petersville community. His usual occupation was that of farming.

His wife, Mrs. Pauline Kurtz, passed away February 28, 1946. After this, he made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vinklarek and family in Yoakum.

Survivors include two sons, Edwin Kurtz of Placedo, Alfonse Kurtz of Cuero; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Pauline) Berckenhoff of Shiner, Mrs. Martin (Helen) Vinklarek of Yoakum; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Alphonse (Elizabeth Havel) Kurtz of Shiner; two brothers, Joe Kurtz Sr. of Schulenburg, Clement Kurtz Sr. of Shiner; two sisters, Mrs. John (Katie) Dolezal of Shiner, Mrs. John (Agnes) Wiles of Houston; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his father on March 17, 1952; his mother on November 11, 1938; and five brothers, Ben died December 31, 1934; Victor passed away January 1, 1942; Edward Kurtz died April 1, 1944; John P. Kurtz passed away May 2, 1966, William B. Kurtz died June 7, 1966; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Dolezal Sr. died July 20, 1966, and two grandchildren.

A kind and good neighbor, friend and father has been called to rest and death has again claimed a native born, lifelong resident of this community and area. Our sympathy to all in their hour of sorrow.

Contributed by Matt Cross

CLEMENT KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 27 Nov 1980

Full Military Honors Accorded WWII Veteran, Clement Kurtz

Clement John Kurtz, Jr., World War II veteran, passed away Friday, November 21, 1980 at 5:15 p.m. in the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, where he was a patient for three weeks. He reached the age of 62 years, 11 months 15 days.

The body lay in state at the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, until 1:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, when it was conveyed to the Shiner Catholic Church where services followed at 2:00 p.m. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the Rev. Eugene Janson of Shiner and Rev. Charles Kram of Yoakum.

Rosary was recited at the Buffington Chapel Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m., led by the Rev. Patrick Fidgeon and Sunday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m., led by Father Janson.

Graveside services with full military honors took place in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Members of the Shiner VFW and American Legion formed an honor guard and participated in the final tribute.

Serving as pallbearers were Floyd Siegel, Marvin Coldeway, George Kutach, Frank Raska, Steve Kubicek and Ronnie Berckenhoff.

Color bearers were Melvin Ahrens, Emmett Blohm and William Steinbauer; color guards, Edward Machacek and Emil Chumchal.

The firing squad included Adolph Seidenberger, Rudolph Neusser, Otto Stary, Edward Wagner, Paul Mueller, Marvin Kram and Denis Berger.

Ewald Erdelt served as squad leader and Louis Dusek, sergeant at arms.

Larry Riemenschneider folded the flag which was presented to the widow of the deceased by Chaplain George Watzlavick. In closing the ritualistic committal rites were read by the chaplain and “Taps,” pre-recorded by Leonard Darilek, were sounded.

Mr. Kurtz, one of two children, was born Dec. 6, 1917, near Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, son of Clement C. and Magdalena (Gallia) Kurtz. He was reared on the family farm and attended St. Ludmila’s Academy.

He was inducted in the military service June 15, 1942 at Ft. Sam Houston and served faithfully and courageously with the Medical Detachment, 54th Armored Div. He was discharged Sept. 13, 1945 with the rank of Tech. 5th Grade.

He departed for overseas Sept. 26, 1942 and participated in battles and campaigns at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, Algeria - French Morocco and Sicily.

He was awarded the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge, EAME Campaign Medal with 7 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead and the Good Conduct Medal.

After the world conflict, he and his wife, the former Magdalen Petru, whom he married in July 1942 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, made their home in the coastal city where both were employed for several years. In 1949, they moved to Shiner, where they have since resided. He had been in ill health for several years.

He was a lifelong member of the Shiner Catholic Church and a member of the Shiner Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madgalen Kurtz; his mother, Magdalena Kurtz; and a brother, Alfons Kurtz, all of Shiner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dec. 10, 1968.

Contributed by Matt Cross

DANIEL J. KURTZ. Sr.

Houston Chronicle, March 5, 2011

Kurtz

Daniel J. Kurtz, Sr., 76, passed away March 2, 2011.

Daniel was active in the Czech/German music community having played with the Rudy Kurtz, Bill Mraz and Donnie Wavra Orchestras and was a member of K of C 3081, Shiner, TX.

Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Kurtz; son Daniel J. Kurtz, Jr. and wife Sherri; daughter, Cindy Davis and husband Barry; loving "PawPaw" to Lexi, Laken and Lindsey Davis and Daniel Joseph Kurtz; sister, Helen Malick, brothers, Eddie, Laddie and Ernest Kurtz.

Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Waltrip Funeral Directors, the Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 7, 2011 in the Waltrip Chapel. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Contributed by Rebecca Herder

DONNA JEAN KURTZ

Victoria Advocate, 10 Jan 1972, page 8A

Donna Jean Kurtz

HALLETTSVILLE – Donna Jean Kurtz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kurtz Jr. of Rosenberg, died shortly after birth Saturday in a Rosenberg hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Kubena Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating. Burial will be in Koerth Catholic Cemetery.

The infant’s mother is the former Joyce Ann Polasek.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kurtz Sr. of Shiner, and Mr. and Mrs. William Pratka of El Campo.

Contributed by Matt Cross

EDWARD KURTZ

Shiner Gazette

Edw. Kurtz Dies Saturday

The death of Edward Kurtz which occurred in the local hospital, Saturday, April 1 at 12:30 p.m. was sudden and unexpected. Although not enjoying good health for many years he was up and able to do his work until the day before his death.

The body was prepared for burial and rested at the Eschenburg Funeral Parlor, until Monday at 9:30 a.m. when it was conveyed to the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church for Requiem High Mass, celebrated by Rev. Hoffmann, who also officiated at the Funeral Home and at the grave. Msgr. Netardus delivered a sermon in Czech. Burial was made in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. The floral offering was beautiful and profuse and amny sympathizing relatives and friends witnessed the last rites.

The following acted as casket bearers: Klement Kurtz, Wm. Kurtz, Joe Kurtz, John Kurtz, John Dolezal and Albert Dolezal.

Edward Kurtz was born in Yoakum on Dec. 8, 1896. The family moved from Yoakum to the Shiner section about 40 years ago. Deceased attended school at Boundary Line, Beasley and St. Ludmila’s Academy. He never married.

Surviving are his father, Joseph Kurtz of Shiner; five brothers, John, Joe, William, Klement and Charles of Shiner; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Dolezal, Mrs. John (Catherine) Dolezal of Shiner and Mrs. John (Agnes) Wiley of California. His mother and two brothers, Ben and Victor, preceded him in death.

Deceased was of a quiet and unassuming nature. He was a man who attended strictly to his own affairs and was honest and upright in his dealings with his fellowmen.

He leaves numerous relatives and friends to mourn his passing to whom we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ELIZABETH JANIE KURTZ

Lavaca County Tribune
March 24, 1944

Little Daughter dies

Elizabeth Janie, thirteen month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kurtz of Shiner passed away at the Wagner Hospital Friday Mar. 17 at 10 a.m.

Funeral services were held from the family home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with services at the Catholic Church and interment was in the Catholic Cemetery.

The little one is survived by her parents, three brothers, Tom, Emil jr., Ludwig and one sister, Edith. 
Contributed by Regena Williamson

JERRY F. KURTZ, Sr.

Victoria Advocate, 28 Jul 2005

Jerry F. Kurtz SR. - SHINER

SHINER - Jerry F. Kurtz Sr., 91, of Shiner, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

He was born April 2, 1914, in Shiner, to the late Jim E. and Magdelina Janda Kurtz. He was a farmer and a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Joyce Chunda of Livingston and Jerilyn Vett of Pasadena; son, Jerry Kurtz Jr. of Hallettsville; sister, Christina Dierschke of Moulton; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Elizabeth Fishbeck Kurtz; sister, Mary Ulcak; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at Buffington Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, the Rev. Frank Lenz officiating.

Burial will be at Shiner Catholic Church. Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, 361-594-3352.

Memorials: donor's choice.

This obituary erroneously states his wife preceded him in death. Contributed by Matt Cross

JOHN P. KURTZ

Hallettsville New Era Herald, 24 May 1966, page 5

John P. Kurtz

John P. Kurtz of Route 1, Shiner died in the Wagner Memorial Hospital in Shiner at 5:15 am Sunday Mary 22, 1966 at the age of 81 years, nine months and 22 days. He was a retired farmer.

Born in Lavaca County July 30, 1884, he was married to Miss Mary Ulcak in Shiner November 10, 1910.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kurtz, one son, John J. Kurtz of Yoakum, two daughters Mrs. Emil (Mary) Tichavsky of Gonzales, Martha Sykora of Corpus Christi, four brothers Joe Kurtz of Schulenburg, Bill of Moulton, Clement of Shiner and Charles Kurtz of Yoakum, three daughters, Mrs. John Dolezal and Mrs. Albert Dolezal both of Shiner, Mrs. John Willis of Houston eight grandchildren and seven great grand children.

The body was prepared by Kubena funeral home and transported to Buffington Funeral Home where services were set for 8:45 Tuesday morning May 24th and Shiner Catholic Church at 9 am, the Reverend John Hanacek officiating. Burial will be in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOSEPH KURTZ, Sr.

Lavaca County Tribune, 21 Mar 1952, page 5

Long time Shiner Settler Passes Away

Tuesday funeral services were held from the Shiner Catholic Church for Joseph Kurtz Sr., 87. He died in the Wagner Hospital. Father S. J. Petru performed the sad rites. Born in Germany in 1865, he came to this country when 16 years old. He married Madelene Lauer of Yoakum and they settled at Frelsburg, then at Shiner. She preceded him in death some years ago.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Albert Dolezal, Mrs. John Dolezal, Shiner, Mrs. Johnnie Wiles, Houston; sons John, William B. And Clement of Shiner, Charlie of Yoakum, three sons died, also he leaves his brothers Jacob, Albert and John as well as one sister Mrs. Katherine Baca.

Contributed by Matt Cross

JOSEPHINE MICHALEC KURTZ

Shiner Gazette news clipping

Last Rites For Mrs. Wm. Kurtz Held In Moulton

Mrs. Wm. B. Kurtz of Moulton passed away at the Crews’ Hospital in Gonzales Sunday, September 13, 1964 at 6 a.m. She attained the age of 70 years, 3 months and 14 days.

Born at Praha on May 29, 1894, she was one of nine children born to the late John Michalec and Mrs. Rosie (Zavesky) Michalec. She spent most of her childhood in the Henkhaus community. October 28, 1913 she was united in marriage to Wm. B. Kurtz at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Moulton. After their marriage the couple resided at Moulton for a short time, then moved to the Yoakum and Sweet Home communities where they farmed for livelihood approximately 28 years. Then in 1942, the family moved back to Moulton where they spent the remainder of their married life on the farm.

Mrs. Kurtz entered the Crews’ Hospital in Gonzales Friday, August 28 after becoming ill suddenly that morning while on her way home from the field where she had been picking cotton. She underwent major surgery at the Crews’ Hospital Tuesday, September 1 and then again on Thursday, September 10, but in spite of all the medical aid rendered and the loving care of her family, Mrs. Kurtz failed to rally.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15, 1964 at the Smith Funeral Home in Moulton at 8:45 a.m. and at 9:00 a.m. at the ST. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Sigismund Wojciechowski officiating. Interment was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary was recited Monday, September 14 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel at 8:00 p.m.

Surviving are her husband, Wm. B. Kurtz of Moulton; four sons, Henry and Rudy Kurtz of Houston; Victor Kurtz of Baytown and Steve Kurtz of Cuero; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Emily) Brom and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Gast of Houston; Mrs. Bruno (Frances) Wenske of Moulton and Mrs. Ed. (Bessie) Heidaker and Mrs. Steve (Maggie) Pavlica of Yoakum; 24 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Also surviving are four brothers, Joe Michalec (her twin) and John Michalec, both of Moulton; Frank Michalec of California and Steve Michalec of Shiner; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Simper of Moulton.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bill Kurtz, who passed away September 13, 1950 at the age of 34 years; her father who died in 1934 and her mother in 1953; two brothers, Louis J. Michalec who passed away June 6, 1961 and one brother in infancy and two sisters, Mrs. Isidor (Rose) Simper Sr., who died September 13, 1957 and Mrs. Paul Mayer, died in 1944.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons David, Steve, Ronnie and Bobbie Kurtz; Eugene Heidaker and Victor Mach Jr.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

NORBERT V. KURTZ, Sr.

Shiner Gazette, 14 Oct 1993

Norbert V. Kurtz Sr.

Norbert V. Kurtz Sr., age 64 years, 4 months and 9 days, of Houston died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1993.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Caponi officiating.

Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner.

He was born May 27, 1929, in Charlottenburg to the late Joseph J. and Anastasia Patek Kurtz. He was a car salesman and a Catholic.

He is survived by three daughters, Sheryl Nash, Dinah Nichols and Lauri Kurtz, all of Houston; three sons, Norbert Kurtz, Richard Kurtz and Stephen Kurtz, all of Houston; three sisters, Agnes Jones, Tonie Roger, both of California and Louise Petrash of Schulenburg; two brothers, Otto Kurtz of Fort Worth and Sonny Kurtz of Houston; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jan. 10, 1966; his father, Jan. 31, 1976; two brothers, William James Kurtz, Feb. 20, 1979; Joe J. Kurtz III, Jan. 1, 1988; and two infant sisters.

Contributed by Matt Cross

PAULINE HRNCIRIK HAVEL KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 7 Mar 1946, page 1

MRS. PAULINE KURTZ BURIED HOCHHEIM SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning from the family residence and St. Ann’s Catholic Church for Mrs. Pauline Kurtz, age 51 years, 8 months and 11 days. Burial was in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Hochheim.

Mrs. Kurtz passed away Feb. 28, in the local hospital. She was born June 22, 1894, and was a native Texan.

Rev. Joseph Pustka officiated at the last sad rites.

Survivors include: her husband, Charlie Kurtz of Route 1, Yoakum; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kurtz of Shiner; Mrs. Pauline Berckenhoff of Route 2, Shiner, and Miss Helen Kurtz of Route 1, Yoakum; two sons, Edwin with the U. S. Army and Alfonse of Route 1, Yoakum; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kocurek of Gonzales; one brother, Rudolph Hrncirik of Bebe; two step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Dornak of Route 2, Shiner, and Emma Habacek of Patterson, Texas; 4 step-brothers, Ralph Tichavsky of Gonzales; Joe Tichavsky of Shiner, Louis Tichavsky of Arkansas, and Emil Tichavsky of Gonzales; and four grandchildren.

A loyal member of the Catholic Church, a devoted wife, mother and sister, a genial and kindly neighbor and friend has passed to her eternal reward.

We extend heartfelt sympathy to all who mourn her loss.

Contributed by Matt Cross

RUDY E. KURTZ

Victoria Advocate, 11 Feb 1999, page 9A

RUDY E. KURTZ

HOUSTON – Rudy E. Kurtz, 67, of Houston and formerly of Shiner, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.

He was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Shiner, to the late William and Josephine Michalec Kurtz. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, American Legion in Shiner and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church for many years.

Survivors: wife, Joyce Zimmerman Kurtz; daughter, Kimberly Kurtz of Houston; brother, Steve Kurtz of Yoakum; and sisters, Bessie Heidaker and Maggie Pavlica, both of Yoakum, Frances Wenske of Moulton, Emily Brom of Houston and Dorothy Gast of Navasota.

Preceded in death by: brothers, Bill Kurtz, Victor Kurtz and Henry Kurtz.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Fred De Oliveria officiating.

Burial will be at Shiner City Cemetery in Shiner. Pat H. Foley Funeral Home, Houston, (713) 869-6261.

Memorials: donor’s choice.

Contributed by Matt Cross

VICTOR KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 8 Jan 1942, page 1

Victor Kurtz Passes Away Suddenly

A profound shock was dealt to this community when it was learned that Victor Kurtz had suddenly passed away. Death occurred New Year’s Day, at 9 p. m. at the home of his father-in-law, Louis Kasparek. So shocking was the news that it was almost impossible to believe, for Mr. Kurtz had been in perfect health, and until a short time before his demise was conversing with members of the family. He complained of a pain in his chest and passed away before a doctor could be summoned. He was 33 years, 6 months and 6 days of age.

Born near Shiner, Mr. Kurtz had lived in this community most of his life. He attended St. Ludmila’s School and 11 years ago was married to Miss Janie Kasparek at St. Ann’s. Since their marriage the couple had resided at Yoakum, one year at Kinkler and recently near Shiner. One son, Marvin, now 10 years old, was born to the union.

It has truly been said that we know not the day nor the hour. Always healthy and full of vitality, it is unbelievable that this fine young man should be gone from this life forever. His wife and small son are desolate and the heart of everyone in the community goes out to them in sympathy. None but those who have so suddenly lost a loved one can truly understand the grief of those left behind.

The funeral was held from the residence of Louis Kasparek Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, thence to the Shiner Catholic church where Requiem High Mass was said by Mons. L. P. Netardus, who also delivered a beautiful sermon. Interment was made in the Shiner Catholic cemetery. Rev. E. Bily officiated at the home and Mons. Netardus and Rev. H. V. Hug of Yoakum held services at the grave. In spite of the bitterly cold weather which prevailed, large numbers of friends and relatives came to pay their last respects to the deceased, and many beautiful floral offerings covered the last resting place.

Pallbearers were Doc Kasparek, Rudolf Kasparek, Alb. Dolezal, Jr., Jim Raindl, Alphonse Kurtz and Klement Kurtz.

Besides his wife and son, Mr. Kurtz is survived by his father, Joe Kurtz; six brothers, John, Joe, Willie, Klement, Eddie and Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Dolezal (Frances), Mrs. John Dolezal (Katie), of Shiner and Mrs. John Wiles (Agnes) of Houston.

To the bereaved, the Gazette tenders its most profound sympathy. May God’s comfort and peace be with them.

Contributed by Matt Cross

WILLIAM KURTZ, Jr.

Shiner Gazette, 21 Sep 1950, page 1

Wm. Kurtz Jr. Funeral Rites Held At Moulton

William Kurtz Jr. of Houston passed away in the Strieder Hospital, Moulton, Saturday at 5:55 p.m. at the age of 34, following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held from the Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, Monday, September 18, thence to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m., the Rev. John Matocha officiated at all religious rites. Burial was in Moulton Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Kresta, Charlie Mayer, Norbert Kurtz, Houston; George Mayer, Frank Simper Jr., Moulton and Joe Kurtz III, Schulenburg.

Numerous floral offerings and spiritual bouquets testified to the respect and esteem in which deceased was held. He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and a loyal member of the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge.

Mr. Kurtz was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kurtz Sr. of Route 3, Shiner.

Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Ed. (Bessie) Heidaker of Yoakum; Mrs. Steve (Maggie) Pavlica, Miss Dorothy Jane Kurtz, Shiner; Mrs. Bruno (Frances) Wenske, Moulton; Mrs. Eugene (Emily) Brom, Houston; four brothers, Victor Kurtz, Baytown; Steve of Cuero; Henry and Rudy, Houston.

Sympathy is extended to those who sorrow.

Contributed by Matt Cross

WILLIAM B. KURTZ

Shiner Gazette, 23 Jun 1966, page 1

Last Rites For William B. Kurtz

William B. Kurtz, age 75 years, 4 months and 28 days, passed away in the Frank Wagner Memorial Hospital, Shiner, Tuesday, June 7, 1966 at 11:45 p.m.

The body rested in state at the Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, where brief services were held Friday, June 10 at 8:45 a.m. and continued with Requiem Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiating.

Burial was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers were his grandsons, Eugene Heidaker, David, Stevie, Bobbie, Ronnie and Billie Kurtz.

Rosary was recited at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday led by Bill Novosad and Thursday by the parish at 8:00 p.m. by Rev. Emil Vinklarek.

William Ben Kurtz was born January 9, 1891 near Yoakum, the son of Joe Sr. and Magdalene (Lauer) Kurtz. He was married to Josephine Michalec October 28, 1913. After their marriage they lived in Moulton for a short time then moved to the Yoakum-Sweet Home Community where they farmed for approximately 28 years. In 1942 the family moved back to a farm south of Moulton, where they spent the remainder of their life.

Surviving are four sons, Henry and Rudy Kurtz, both of Houston, Victor Kurtz of Baytown, Steve Kurtz of Cuero; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Emily) Brom and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Gast of Houston; Mrs. Ed (Bessie) Heidaker and Mrs. Steve (Maggie) Pavlica, both of Yoakum and Mrs. Bruno (Frances) Wenske of Moulton; 25 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. John (Katie) Dolezal, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Dolezal, both of Shiner, Mrs. John (Agnes) Wiles of Houston; and three brothers, Clement Kurtz Sr. of Shiner, Charles Kurtz of Yoakum and Joe Kurtz Jr. of Schulenburg.

Besides his wife, who died September 13, 1964, he was preceded in death by one son, Bill Kurtz on Sept. 16, 1950; his father, March 17, 1952; his mother, November 11, 1938; four brothers, Ben died December 31, 1934; Victor passed away January 1, 1942; Edward Kurtz died April 1, 1944 and John P. Kurtz passed away May 22, 1966.

Contributed by Matt Cross

MARIE BROSH KUSAK

Victoria Advocate

SHINER - Marie Brosh Kusak, ag361-293-5656e 83, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013. 

She was born January 13, 1930 to Frank and Helen Konecny Brosh in Karnes City. 

She was a Catholic, member of the choir, Altar Society and Adoration Chapel server, and a housewife. 

Survivors: daughters, Karen Erwin (John) of Hempstead, Rosie Thiele (Bill) of Yoakum, Betty Medlin (Walter) of Point Comfort, Margaret Rhodes (Chuck) of Portland and DorothyCkodre (Robert) of Nordheim; sons, Robert Kusak (Susan) of Victoria and Edward Kusak (Georgie) of Gonzales; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and a brother, Andrew Brosh (Evelyn) of Shiner.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Adolph Kusak; son, Joseph Kusak and brother, Raymond Brosh. 

Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary Friday, June 21, 2013 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home.    Funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, with Rev. Tommy Chen officiating. Burial at Shiner Catholic Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Lee Kusak, Christopher May, Jimmy Kusak, Joseph Ckodre, Chuck Rhodes II and Jonathan Medlin.    Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Kevin Kusak, Rebecca Jessup, Johnny May, Kenneth May, Jennifer Bennett, Sue Beth Martinez, Miranda Buller, B.J.Ckodre and Deidre Villarreal and special nephew, Gary Kusak. 

Memorials may be given to St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Altar Society. 

On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com  Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 361-293-5656.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis 

AGNES KUTAC

San Antonio Express, Friday, January 31, 1930

KUTAC—Mrs. Agnes Kutac, aged 40 years, died at a local hospital Tuesday. The remains were sent to Sweet Home, Texas, under direction of Porter Loring, mortician.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ANNIE F. KUTAC

Victoria Advocate, Friday, October 16, 1970

YOAKUM—Miss Annie F. Kutac, 82, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday in a Yoakum nursing home.

Miss Kutac was born March 8, 188 (as printed) in Lavaca County, and was a lifelong resident of the Yoakum area.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Al Padalecki officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Louise Kubos, Mrs. Florian Julia Petru, and Miss Mary Kutac; three brothers, Ed, Anton, and Nick Kutac, all of Yoakum.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ANNIE KRAL KUTAC

Shiner Gazette, 14 Jul 1960, page 1

Mrs. Willie Kutac Placed At Rest

After a prolonged illness of six years duration, Mrs. Willie (Annie) Kutac gently closed the final chapter in the Book of Life Saturday, July 2, 1960 at 11:10 p.m. at the age of 47 years, 10 months and 28 days.

Mrs. Kutac was born at Shiner August 4, 1912, daughter of the late Jim and Annie (Valis) Kral. All of her life was spent in this area. She was married to Willie Kutac and they made their home near Sweet Home on Route 2, Yoakum. She received her formal education at St. Ludmila’s Academy.

Funeral services were held from the Buffington Chapel, Shiner, Tuesday July 5 at 8:15 a.m. and continued with Requiem High Mass at the Sweet Home Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. Father Victor Raska was celebrant of the Holy Mass and also delivered an eloquent sermon in English. The Rev. Father G. Kuratko spoke in the Czech language of the stern faith of the deceased, accompanied by patience and resignation to God’s Holy Will. Rosary was recited at the funeral home Monday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. by friends, relatives and parishioners, led by Rev. Father Victor Raska and at 8:30 by the K.J.Z.T. Society of which she was a member. The Rev. Father Sigismund Wojciechowski also offered a prayer for the deceased.

Burial took place in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery with the following nephews serving as pallbearers: Edward Dolezal of Ingleside, Ernest Janik of San Antonio, Wilbert and Albin Kutac of Sweet Home, Julius Vrana Jr. of Shiner and James Kowalik of Panna Maria.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Willie Kutac Jr. of Gallup, New Mexico; four daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Mary Ann) Novak and Miss Dorothy Kutach of Houston, Misses Helen and Rose Mary Kutac at home; one brother, Ernest Kral of Shiner; three sisters, Mrs. Anton (Mary) Janik and Mrs. Frank A. (Lillie) Dolezal of Shiner, Mrs. Walter A. (Emily) Kowalik of Panna Maria; one grandson, Eric Joseph Kutac of Gallup, New Mexico.

She endured much suffering during her long and incurrable [sic] malady, having been a patient in the local hospital and the M. D. Anderson Hospital on many occasions for treatment. For six weeks prior to her death she was at Anderson Hospital where she passed away.

Mrs. Kutac had many friends throughout this vicinity who were grieved over her passing and who joined in expressions of esteem to her memory at the last sad rites.

She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church, a kind and indulgent mother, a devoted wife. To the bereaved we extend abiding sympathy in the shadowy way.

May those who revere her memory and cherish the heritage she has left them realize for their comfort that life is a pilgrimage which ends in reunion with the souls most precious to them, who live with Him.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ANTON KUTAC

Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Friday, August 22, 1980

Attending the funeral of Anton Kutac, 89, at Yoakum Tuesday from Seguin were Mr. and Mrs. August Kutac, Mr. and Mrs. Bob McDermott and Mrs. Tillie Cuttin. Burial was in Sweet Home Cemetery near there. He was an uncle of the local folk.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

HENRY KUTAC

From the Tuesday, February 17, 1959 issue of an unknown newspaper:

HENRY KUTAC SUICIDE MONDAY

YOAKUM - A verdict of self-inflicted shotgun wound in the head was returned here Monday morning in the death of Henry August Kutac, 50, railroad man who lived at Bingham and Dullye streets in Yoakum. JP Matt Chudej returned the verdict after an investigation in which Chief Norvan Dietze, Constable Albert McElroy and Patrolman Billy Moore took part. The body was found in a '50 Ford in which Mr. Kutac had driven away from home about 6:30 A.M. Monday. He drove the car to a point half a mile down Meyer Road, just out of Yoakum past the Drive-In Theatre. The body was found, slumped in the car, at 8:30 A.M. by Guy Meyer after Mrs. Meyer had noticed a car parked on the road. A note in the car was sealed and addressed to Mrs. Kutac. It was little more than a farewell note, she indicated.

Mr. Kutac is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Kutac, and five children, four of the eldest attending St. Joseph's School here. They are Bobby Kutac, 18; Johnny, 16; Tommy, 12; Carolyn, 9; and Paul, 6 years old.

A number of brothers and sisters also survive. Funeral arrangements are pending at Buffington's in Yoakum.

Illness and uncertainty of steady employment were believed to have been among the victim's difficulties.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

JOHN KUTAC

Shiner Gazette, 3 Oct 1900

A SUDDEN DEATH.

John Kutach, a young man who has been working at the oil mill, died very suddenly last Sunday, it is thought from sun stroke. He was found dead in a pasture about two miles from town. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of America and was buried Monday in the Catholic cemetery.

John Kutac, 12 Apr 1876 – 30 Sep 1900, was buried in SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery, Shiner. Contributed by Matt Cross

JOSEPH JOHN KUTAC

Victoria Advocate, June 8, 2012

JOSEPH JOHN KUTAC

SWEET HOME - Joseph John Kutac, 85, of Sweet Home, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, after a short illness.

He was born in Sweet Home, Texas on August 24, 1926, to Nicodemus J. Kutac, Sr. and Agnes Malik Kutac.

He lived a wonderful life, thanks over 20 years of endless love and care from the nurses and staff at Cuero Nursing Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents as well as other cherished family members: his cousin, Georgia Vahalik, his aunts, Mary, Annie, and Cecelia Kutac, and his uncle, Anton Kutac.

He is survived by his brother, Nick J. Kutac, Jr., of Houston, his nieces, Cherry Kutac and Carolyn Ohrt, her husband, John, all of Houston, plus numerous cousins.

Rosary and Mass will be held in his honor on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 10 AM by Father Charles Sonnier, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home, where Joseph served in his youth as an altar boy along with his brother.

Burial will follow in the Queen of Peace Cemetery.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com.
Buffington Funeral Home, 520 N. Ave C, Shiner, Texas 77984 361-594-3352.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

PEARL KUTAC

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, August 21, 1996

PEARL L. KUTAC, 87, of Yoakum died Tuesday, August 20, 1996.

She was born June 19, 1909, in Los Angeles, California, to the late Edgar Briney and Wilhelmina Butschek Calcote. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Kutac of Yoakum; sons, Robert H. Kutac of Brownsville and John Kutac, Tom J. Kutac and Paul H. Kutac, all of Houston; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Henry A. Kutac on Feb. 16, 1959; a sister, Edith Calcote; and a brother, Virgil Calcote.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Buffington Funeral Home chapel, Yoakum.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum.

Contributed by Jeanne Walshak Boothe

VIOLA O. KUTAC

The Victoria Advocate (online) -
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com
Sunday, June 4, 2006

VIOLA O. KUTAC - HALLETTSVILLE

HALLETTSVILLE - Viola Olsovsky Kutac, 91, of Hallettsville, died Saturday, June 3, 2006.

She was born July 29, 1914, in Lavaca County, to the late Frank J. and Frances Kubos Olsovsky. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and SPJST.

Survivors: husband, Herbert Kutac of Hallettsville; daughter, Beatrice Jakubek of Hallettsville; sons, Andrew Kutac of Hallettsville and Patrick Kutac of San Marcos; sister, Edith Kalina of Engle; brothers, Albert Olsovsky of Moravia and Willie Olsovsky of Apple Valley, Minn.; and six grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: son, James Kutac; an infant sister; and brothers, Julius R. Olsovsky and Jerome F. Olsovsky.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home Chapel.

A rosary will be recited 6 p.m. tonight at the chapel.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. John Peters officiating.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

WILLIE JOHN KUTAC

Victoria Advocate, 23 Jul 1989, page 12A

Willie Kutac

SHINER – Willie John Kutac, 80, of Shiner died at 8:45 p.m. Friday in a Yoakum hospital.

He was born Aug. 24, 1908 in Sweet Home, son of the late Joseph N. and Mary Pesek Kutac. He was a farmer and painter and member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating.

Burial will follow in Shiner Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home of Shiner.

A rosary will be recited at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. Another rosary was recited Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Surviving are a son, Willie J. Kutac Jr. of Farmington, N.M.; four daughters, Mary Ann Novak of San Antonio, Dorothy Winkelmann of Cypress, Helen Patek of Shiner, and Rose Siegel of Houston; two sisters, Clara Petru and Mary Vrana, both of Shiner; three brothers, Emil Kutac of Sweet Home, John A. Kutac of Shiner and Stanley Kutac of Yoakum; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Vincent Siegel, Billy Patek Jr., Mark Novak, Julius Vrana, A.J. Kutac and Alton Petru.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hoby Biederman and Ronnie Schroeder.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Kutac in 1960; and brother, Charles Kutac.

Contributed by Matt Cross

AGNES STRAUSS KUTACH

Victoria Advocate, Friday, June 30, 1972

Mrs. Kutach

SHINER—Mrs. Agnes Kutach, 61, of Shiner, died at 3 a.m. Thursday in a Houston hospital. A lifelong resident of Shiner she was born Jan. 9, 1911.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with a Requiem High Mass to be sung at Sts. Cyril and methodius Catholic Church in Shiner.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner.

Mrs. Kutach is survived by seven sons, Eugene, Alois and Julius Kutach, all of Austin, Edward and Robert Kutach, both of Houston, and Dennis and George Kutach of Shiner; two daughters, Miss Evelyn Kutach of Houston and Mrs. Billy Technik of Gonzales; five brothers, Henry Strauss of Yoakum, Ben Strauss of Houston, Otto Strauss of Bishop, and Victor and Joe Strauss, both of Shiner; two sisters, Mrs. Nick Hill of Robstown and Mrs. Louis Cullin of Seguin; and 21 grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

ANTON THOMAS KUTACH

Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1970

HALLETTSVILLE—Anton T. Kutach, 64, died Monday at 8:45 a.m. at a local hospital.

Mr. Kutach was born Jan. 29, 1905, in Lavaca County. He was a member of Koerth Catholic Church.

Services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Kubena Funeral Home and at 9:30 from Koerth Catholic Church. The Rev. E.B. Kolodzie and the Rev. Anthony Matula will officiate. Burial will be in Koerth Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife; six sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Konvicka and Mrs. Josephine Mizera of Hostyn, Mrs. Cecilia North of Houston, Miss Annie Kutach and Mrs. Clara Svoboda of Danbury and Mrs. Hatie Serria of Nevada, Calif.; four brothers, August, Edward and Richard Kutach of Houston, and Fred Kutach of Hallettsville; and a half-brother, Victor Kutach of Hallettsville.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

J. F. KUTACH

Weimar Mercury, 28 Jan 1927

LEAVES NINETEEN CHILDREN.

J. F. Kutach, a prominent farmer of the southern part of Lavaca county, died last week at thte age of 75 years. He was twice married and leaves nineteen children. Paralysis was the cause of death. —Moulton Eagle.

JOHN KUTACH

Dallas Morning News, October 1, 1900

Shiner, Tex., Sept. 30.-- John Kutach, a young man about 24 years old, was found dead this evening about two miles from town. He had been to town and is supposed to have died from sunstroke.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JULIUS J. KUTACH

Shiner Gazette, 14 Jul 1983

J. J. Kutach

HALLETTSVILLE - Julius J. Kutach, 87, of Hallettsville died Thursday, July 7, 1983 at 4:36 p.m. in the Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville.

A rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the church by the Saint Isidor Society.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Holy Mass offered by the Rev. Celestino Say.

Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Fred Hoffer, Charles McAfee, Gene Valenta, George Koncaba, Hilbert Bludau, and Louis Matula.

The body lay in state at the Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville until 9 a.m. Saturday when it was taken to the church.

Mr. Kutach was born Aug. 28, 1895 at St. Mary's, Lavaca County, Texas, son of John A. and Veronika (Pesek) Kutach.

He was married to Vlasta Hajek, and was the owner of an antique furniture shop.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville and the Saint Isidor Society.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vlasta Kutach of Hallettsville; two sisters, Misses Annie Kutach and Katherine Kutach, both of Sweet Home; and a brother, Jim Kutach of Hallettsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Peter Paul Kutach, Mar. 19, 1980; Rudolph and Tom Kutach.

Contributed by Matt Cross

LOUIS W. KUTACH

Dallas Morning News, December 15, 1921

Shiner, Texas, Dec. 14.—Louis Kutach was killed yesterday in an automobile accident near Weid, about eight miles from Shiner. Mr. Kutach was alone in his car driving toward Shiner, when the car went into the ditch, turning over on him, the broken parts of the windshield penetrating his bowels. Mrs. [sic.] Kutach was extricated from under the car by neighbors and passers-by, but died in a short time. Justice of the Peace Lichey was called and held an inquest, rendering a verdict of death by accident.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

MARY KUTACH

Shiner Gazette, 27 Feb 1893, page 1

DROWNED.

Thursday evening little Mary Kutach, daughter of Frank Kutach living near Hermis, went down to the creek with some other children to fish. The hole of water where they were fishing was about six feet deep. In some way little Mary fell in the water and was drowned. She was twelve years old. The funeral took place Friday eve.

Contributed by Matt Cross

MARY L. RYBAK KUTACH

Victoria Advocate, Sunday, Jan. 21, 1968

Mrs. Mary L. Kutach

Mrs. Mary L. Kutach, 63, of 2403 E. Trinity St., died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in a Houston hospital following an extended illness.

A resident of Victoria for 20 years, Mrs. Kutach was born Sept. 6, 1904, in Moravia, Tex., to the late Joseph and Mary Tupa Rybak. She was a former resident of Hallettsville and a member of the Catholic church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services.

Burial will be in the Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery at Sweet Home at 4 p.m. under the direction of McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Rybak Jr., Johnny Rybak, George Rybak, Joe Rybak III, Eugene Rybak and William Machalec.

A Rosary was recited Saturday evening at the funeral home chapel.

Surviving are her husband, Mike J. Kutach of Victoria; a daughter, Mrs. Don Krueger of Victoria; two sons, Jerome Kutach of Houston and Dr. Casper J. Kutach of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Vana of Victoria and Mrs. Stella Mechalec of Moravia; four brothers, Victor Rybak of Victoria, Joe Rybak Sr. of Houston, Ernest Rybak Sr. of Needville and Willie Rybak of Schulenburg, and three grandchildren.



Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

 

 

 

VLASTA HAJEK KUTACH

Shiner Gazette, 2 Feb 1995

Vlasta Kutach, age 92 years, 1 month and 3 days of Hallettsville died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995.

The parish rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Kubena Funeral Home chapel and the Society rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. before the funeral services held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. John Peters officiating.

Burial was in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville.

Pallbearers were Marty Bludau, Richard Bludau, Pat Henke, David Smolik, Dennis Matula and Eugene Kutach.

She was born Dec 25. 1902, in Lavaca County, to the late John F. and Mary Ficl Hajek. She married the late Julius J. Kutach on Aug. 28, 1929 in Sweet Home. She was retired after teaching at various schools for 60 years. Her last teaching assignment was at Sacred Heart School in Hallettsville.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the KJZT Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Bohuslav of Hallettsville; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, July 7, 1983; her mother, March 21, 1955; her father, June 6, 1937; three brothers, Emil Hajek, May 4, 1953; Ernest J. Hajek, Jan. 24, 1964; Ed. J. Hajek, Nov. 24, 1966; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Pechacek, Dec. 13, 1968; Mrs. O.S. (Agnes) Manning, April 28, 1975 and Mrs. Adolph (Mary) Bohuslav.

Contributed by Matt Cross

STEVE V. KUTACH

Colorado County Citizen, March 30, 1967

S. V. Kutach Dies At Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND—Steve V. Kutach, 62, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Mar. 20, in his place of business after suffering a heart attack.

He was born July 29, 1904 in Lavaca county, was married June 28, 1937 to Julia Gallia at Sweet Home.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. at the Kubena Funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hallettsville and burial was in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery.

He is survived by his widow; 4 sons and 6 daughters.

Mr. Kutach operated the former T. S. Kennedy place here in Rock Island.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

BOB KUYKENDALL

Hallettsville Herald, 5 Feb 1891

Bob Kuykendall, col., was killed by John Koonce, col., last night.  Yesterday Koonce had Kuykendall placed under a peace bond.  The two started ont home together.  When they reached somewhere in the neighborhood of Bill Walkers  home, on the Cuero road, about a mile from town, they became involved in a difficulty, which resulted in Koonce disemboweling Kuykendall with a knife.  The wounded man was taken to the home of Bill Walker, where he died shortly afterwards.  Koonce was arrested this morning. 

Contributed by Regena Williamson

CALLIE KUYKENDALL

Colorado Citizen, 29 Oct 1891, page 3

Hallettsville Herald: Mrs. C. A. Kuykendall died at the residence of her son, Mr. Charles Kuykendall, in this city, on Saturday afternoon, the 17th inst., at 3 o'clock, at the advanced age of 67 years, she having been born on the 31st day of December, 1824. Mrs. Kuykendall had been sick but a few days with the illness that terminated fatally. Mrs. Finucane of Columbus, Mrs. Dexter of Flatonia, Mrs. John Duncan of Glidden, daughters of the deceased, and Miss Lizzie McGaughey, a granddaughter, arrived in time to attend the funeral which took place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A large number of friends and acquaintances attended the remains to the cemetery where the solemn service was performed by the Rev. Mr. Harris, from near Moulton.

Callie Kuykendall is buried in the Hallettsville City Cemetery.

HATTIE KUYKENDALL

Schulenburg Sticker, 29 Dec 1922, page 1

Miss Hattie Kuykendall

Hallettsville, Dec. 26. – Funeral services were conducted here for Miss Hattie Kuykendall, who died Thursday. She is survived by her mother and two brothers. Miss Kuykendall was for years a teacher in the local schools, but recently operated a millinery store here.

Contributed by Matt Cross

GLADYS M. KVETON

Galveston Daily News, Friday, August 28, 1998

YOAKUM, TEXAS—Mrs. Gladys M. Kveton, 83, passed away August 26, 1998. Services will be held Saturday, August 29, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Yoakum. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Kveton is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Anna Carter of Victoria, Texas; and son, Matthew Patrick Kveton Jr. of San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Patrick Kveton.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

JUSTINA BRUNE KVETON

Galveston Daily News, Thursday, December 7, 1967

Mrs. Frank A. (Justina B.) Kveton, 89, of Oleander Homes, Galveston died Wednesday at Moody House.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the J. Levy & Bro. Funeral home with the Rev. Grayson Glass, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Yoakum.

Mrs. Kveton was born Sept. 27, 1878, in Austin County, Tex. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and has lived in Galveston 25 years.

Survivors include her husband; Matthew Paul Kveton of Galveston; Frank B. Kveton, Rex G. Kveton and Thomas J. Kveton, all of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. D. P. MacDonald of Galveston; two brothers, Ed Brune of Sealy and Will Brune of Houston; a sister, Mrs. I. L. Horne of Luling; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

MATTHEW PATRICK KVETON

Galveston County Daily News, Friday, January 24, 1997

YOAKUM—Mr. Matthew Patrick Kveton, Sr., 87 of Yoakum, Texas, passed away January 22, 1997. Mr. Kveton was born November 18, 1909, in Yoakum. He was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad as a Conductor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon. He was a member of the United Trainman Union No. 773.

Mr. Kveton was preceded in death by his parents, Frank A. and Justina Brune Kveton; and his three brothers, Frank B. Kveton, Rex G. Kveton, and Thomas J. Kveton; and sister, Juanita MacDonald.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys McMurrey Kveton of Yoakum (married February 16, 1932); his daughter, Anna Carter of Victoria; son, Matthew Patrick Kveton, jr. of San Antonio; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

Family visitation will be Friday, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Buffington Funeral Home, P O Box 712, Yoakum, Texas. Services will be Saturday, January 25, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Yoakum, Rev. Richard Bowden officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

KAASE - KOZEL

KRACALA - KVETON

There are over 4,000 obituaries of Central Texans with Czech roots at Steve Alvarez's TXBHS web site. These include many people from Lavaca County and some with German surnames.