Infant Daughter of Weimar Couple Dies
Beverly Ann Billeck, seven-weeks old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Billeck, expired Saturday in a Hallettsville hospital where she had been taken following an attack of pneumonia.
Funeral services for Beverly Ann were held Sunday from St. MichaeI's church, with the Rev. Louis Blinka officiating. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]
Prior services were conducted at the Hubbard Funeral Home who had charge of arrangements. A large number of friends and relatives were present who paid final tribute with beautiful floral offerings.
The Mercury staff joins with scores of friends in Weimar and adjoining areas in extending to the bereaved parents its most sincere sympathy. It is truly a tragic event and in the loss of their baby daughter, the young couple have the deepest sympathy of this entire section.
Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1941, page 1
Funeral Rites for Chas. 0. Billeck, Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Charles 0. Billeck, 51, of Schulenburg, native of this area were held Wednesday morning at St. Rose Catholic church, Schulenburg. with Rev. Leo Goertz officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery here.
Mr. Billeck who had been in ill health for the past two years, died suddenly at his home Monday.
He had been manager of the Elkins store in Schulenburg for the past 21 years. Before going to Schulenburg, he had been in the confectionery business here with John Breitkreuz, and had worked in H. R. Knebel’s department store here.
Born in 1898 in Bois d’Arc section northwest of Weimar, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Billeck, Sr. He married Miss Mathilda Friedrich on October 23. 1922 in Weimar. Mr. Billeck was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church at Schulenburg.
Surviving are his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Billeck Sr., of Weimar; his widow: one daughter, Miss Myrtle Marie Billeck of Schulenburg: one son, George Billeck of Sinton; six brothers. Rudolf of La Grange: Joe of Houston: Henry. Richard, Fred, Jr., and Frank Billeck, all of Weimar; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lillie) Bittner of Holman, Mrs. Henry (Frances) Bahner of Columbus, Mrs. August (Mary) Juergens and Mrs. Henry (Leona) Reimers of Weimar.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Roy Boeker, Edwin Lierman, Harris Beyer, Alvin Beyer, "Sonny" Bahner, “Bubba” Billeck, Leroy Reimers, and Herbert Reimers.
Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1949, pages 1 and 3
Elsie Billeck Funeral Services Held March 10
Elsie Billeck, 85, of Weimar, died Friday, March 7 at the Heart Hospital of Austin.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 10 at St. Michael Catholic Church is Weimar with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael mausoleum.
Mrs. Billeck was born July 26, 1917 in Hallettsville to Frank and Teresa (Gebauer) Schulte. She attended Brown School and Hallettsville High School.
She married Richard Billeck on Dec. 28, 1939 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville.
She was a housewife, and worked for Lauterstein's Department Store, Elkin Store and Ben Franklin, and J & W Decorating.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Colorado-Fayette Medical Center Auxiliary, the Pink Ladies.
She lived in this area since 1939 also living in Hallettsville.
Mrs. Billeck is survived by her husband, Richard Billeck of Weimar; daughter, Judy Faulconer and husband Bill of Kingwood; sons, Richard A. Billeck and dear friend Charlotte Miller of Houston, Darryl Billeck and wife Stella of Houston, and Robert Billeck and wife Janice of Houston.
She is also survived by siblings, Adela Kite of Houston and Hilda Gibson of Victoria; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Beverly; four brothers, Frank, Fred, Anton and Erwin; and sisters, Agnes, Emma and Martha Pagel of Hallettsville.
The Weimar Mercury, March 13, 2003
The 5-months-old baby son of Ferd. Billeck and wife of this section, previously reported in a critical condition, died Sunday after an illness of several weeks, and was buried in St. Michael's cemetery Monday. In their bereavement the grieved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Weimar Mercury, June 5, 1914
Final Rites For Fred Billeck Sr., 91, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Fred Billeck Sr., who would have become 92 on the 20th of this month, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Henry Rolf officiated.
Mr. Billeck, a native of Fayette County and resident of this county more than 50 years, had been in remarkably good health for his advanced age until a few days before his death. He died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in Youens Hospital after 9 days there.
Mr. Billeck had lived in the Bois d’Arc section for many years before moving to Weimar. His wife, the former Miss Paulina Bayer[sic], died 9 years ago, after which he lived alone on their farm until 3 years ago when he moved to town. His home was near two of his children, Mrs. August Juergens and Frank Billeck.
He is survived by four sons, Frank, Henry and Richard of Weimar and Joe of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Reimers of Glidden, Mrs. Henry Bahner of Columbus, Mrs. Charles Bittner of Holman and Mrs. August Juergens of Weimar, 25 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anton Scheler of Schulenburg; and one brother, John Billeck of El Campo. Five sons, Fred Jr. Charles, Rudolf, Edward and Emil preceded him in death.
Pallbearers for the services were Eugene Juergens, Bill Abell, Leroy Reimers, Herbert Reimers, Leonard Billeck, George Billeck, Charles (Buck) Bittner and Edwin Billeck.
Weimar Mercury, September 6, 1962, page 1
Ex Merchant Billeck Dies at 78
Funeral services for Frank J. Billeck, 78, retired businessman, were held Monday afternoon at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Patrick Marron officiated.
Weimar Mercury, June 22, 1972
Josephine Billeck funeral Services Held Dec. 22
Josephine H. Billeck, 90, die Dec. 19 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at St. Michael Church with Rev. John bily officiating.
Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery.
Mrs. Billeck was born Dec. 31, 1913 in Weimar to Steve and Helena Munke Heller.
She attended St. Michael school in Weimar.
She married Henry E. Billeck June 11, 1935, in Weimar, and was a homemaker.
Mr. billeck died June 13, 1995 after 60 years of marriage.
Mrs. Billeck was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas #559 and St. Ann’s Society.
She loved to cook. Everyone liked her molasses cookies and coconut pie.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, flower gardening, and attending daily Mass.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two sons, Henry S. Billeck and wife SuNell of La Grange, and Paul Billeck and wife Maxine of Weimar; two daughters, Barbara Stepchinsky of Spring, and Jo Helen Posas and husband Edward of La Grange; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Frank F Heller.
Pallbearers wee Joe Stepchinsky Jr., John H. Stepchinsky Sr., Brian and Eric Billeck, Mark Steinhauser and Frank Zuniga.
Weimar Mercury, December 23, 2004
Last Rites for Mrs. Ferd. Billeck, 82, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Billeck, 82, wife of Ferdinand Billeck, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiated.
Mrs. Billeck died Sunday afternoon at 2:45 at Youens Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past five weeks.
Born in Fayette County June 15, 1870, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beyer. She was married to Mr. Billeck at Dubina in 1892 and they lived a year In Fayette County before moving to the present Billeck homestead northeast of Weimar, their home for the past 60 years. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Anne's Society.
Survivors in addition to her husband are six sons, Frank, Fred, Henry and Richard of Weimar, Joe of Houston and Rudolph of La Grange: four daughters, Mrs. Henry Reimers and Mrs. August Juergens of Weimar, Mrs. Charles Bittner of Holman and Mrs. Henry Bahner of Columbus; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death: Emil as a baby: Ed. who was killed in a bridge accident some 20 years ago; and Charles, who died at Schulenburg In recent years
Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1953, page 1
Richard Billeck Funeral Services Held Feb. 8
Richard (Edwin) Billeck, 91, of Weimar, died Thursday, Feb 5 at Parkview Manor Nursing Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 8 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Billeck was born Feb. 9, 1912 in Weimar to Ferdinand (Fred) and Pauline (Beyer) Billeck. He attended Bois D'Arc and St. Michael schools.
He married Elsie Schulte on Dec. 28, 1939 at Sacred Heart Church in Hallettsville.
He was in a business partnership with his brother, Henry Billeck, until 1946 when he bought Billeck's Pressing Shop and was sole owner for 35 1/2 years.
He retired in 1977 and worked part time for the City of Weimar for several years.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Lions Club, and the Weimar Fire Department for 32 years.
He was an avid deer hunter and hunted at Miller Camphouse for over 50 years. He was active in youth baseball programs, both coaching and umpiring, with his three sons.
Mr. Billeck is survived by one daughter, Judy Faulconer and husband Bill of Kingwood; three sons, Richard A. Billeck and wife Charlotte of Houston, Darryl J. Billeck and wife Stella of Houston, and Robert J Billeck and wife Janice of Houston, four grandchildren, five step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Juergens of Weimar.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Billeck; one daughter, Beverly Ann; eight brothers, three sisters and his parents.
Pallbearers were Bryan Kotrla, Bill Faulconer, Charles Bittner, Michael Pagel, George Wayne Kloesel and Paul Billeck.
Weimar Mercury, February 12, 2004