Hudec, Adolph G.
Adolph G. Hudec
ADOLPH G. HUDEC, 82, of Weimar, Tx died peacefully at home after a long illness on April 5, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna; his five children; Janis Winkler and husband, Billy of Austin; Mark Hudec and wife, Debbie of Missouri City; John Hudec and wife, Natalie of Bastrop; Mary Beth Koenig and husband, Keith of Austin; Monica Heine and husband, Donald of Rosanky; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Leo Hudec of Weimar; and 2 sisters, Mary Ann Diehl and husband Val, and Lillie Etta Hudec of Houston, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He served in the Normandy Invasion, as a staff sergeant of the 90th Infantry Division and was awarded a Purple Heart. He worked for Mission Manufacturing for 30 years in Houston. Then worked for Colorado County in Weimar until retirement. His greatest pleasures were raising cattle, and riding his four-wheeler with his grandchildren.
A rosary will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar, Tx. The funeral mass will be on Sunday, April 7, 2002 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar. Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Michael's Endowment Fund, Weimar, Tx.
Houston Chronicle, April 6, 2002
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Hudec, Albina (Kubenka)
Albina Hudec Funeral Held March 27
Funeral services for Mrs. Albina Hudec, 69, of Route 3, Weimar, were held Wednesday, March 27, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church with burial in the parish Cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Hudec died at 3:30 p.m. March 25 at her home after eight months’ illness.
She was born here Nov. 21, 1915, a daughter of Emil and Louisa (Janecka) Kubenka, and was married to Bill Hudec here on November 10, 1941. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Christian Mothers.
Her husband survives her, along with two sons, Emil Hudec of Houston and Franklin Hudec of Columbus; one daughter, Betty Vornsand of Weimar; four grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Kubenka of Weimar; and a sister Paulina Kopecky of Holland. A son, James Hudec, preceded her in death.
Serving as pallbearers were Henry Hudec Jr., Jerry F. Hudec, Joe Miller, Dennis Hudec, Carl Schobel, and Ralph Miles.
Weimar Mercury, April 4, 1985, p. 14
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Alfons Hudec Killed in Hunt Accident
Death came tragically and suddenly last Sunday evening to Alfons Hudec, 51-year-old farmer and life-long resident of this area, in a deer hunting accident on the Adolph Hudec farm in the Osage section.
Mr. Hudec, an experienced hunter, was climbing down from a tree stand, elated over the fact that his 14-year-old, son, Alphonse Jr., had just shot his first buck, when in some manner his .303-caliber rifle discharged, killing him instantly.
The accident occurred between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
The son related the events to the coroner, Justice of the Peace H. W. Hasse. He and his father were hunting from the same tree. His father fired once at a deed, missing. Then the son fired several times and hit it. Mr. Hudec started down the tree while Alphonse Jr. continued to watch the fallen deer. Mr. Hudec's rifle discharged, and he fell about five feet to the ground. He was dead when his son reached his side.
Shot in Chest
The slug from the powerful British-made rifle, according to the physician who examined Mr. Hudec, entered the left chest and shattered, part of it continuing through the body and emerging below the left hip. There were powder burns on the chest. Probably in his excitement the victim had neglected to return the rifle to the safety position after firing. Making his way down the tree, he may have laid the rifle on a limb and then reached back up for it.
Judge Hasse, called from La Grange where he was visiting relatives, reached the scene at 7:30 p.m. and returned a verdict of accidental gunshot death self-inflicted.
Born on Same Farm
Mr. Hudec and his family live in the Wildwood Section, but it was on this Osage farm, now owned by his brother, that he was born July 29, 1908. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Hudec. A lifetime resident of the Osage-Wildwood section, he was the husband of the former Miss Annie Matzke, whom he married Nov. 18, 1940. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Society.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Alphonse Jr., 14, Jo Ann, 4 and Paul Joseph, 9 months old; two brothers, Leo of here and Adolph of Houston and four sisters, Miss Josephine Hudec of Washington, D. C., Miss Hattie Chovanec of Ellinger and Mr. Mary Ann Diehl and Miss Lillie Etta Hudec of Houston.
Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and the Revs. Thomas Flanagan and Thomas O'Callaghan officiated.
Pallbearers were H. Ed Rabel, Bill Hudec, Edwin Kainer, Steve Rabel, Albin Rerich and Bill Hoffmann.
The Weimar Mercury, December 4, 1959
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Hudec, Edna M. (Krolozyk)
A Memorial Mass was held Wednesday, Aug. 17 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar for Edna M. Hudec, 82, who died at her home on Monday, Aug. 16.
She was born Jan. 6, 1928, the daughter of John and Martha Krolozyk. She married Adolph Hudec April 11, 1953 in Wallis. She and her husband enjoyed bowling in La Grange.
Survivors include three daughters, Janis Winkler and husband Billy and Mary Beth Koenig and husband Keith, all of Austin, Monica and Donald Heine of Rosanky, two sons, Mark Hudec and wife Debbie of Sugarland and John Hudec and wife Natalie of La Grange; two brothers-in-law, Val Diehl of Houston and Florian Demny of Tavener; 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years; parents and eight brothers and sisters. [place of interment unknown]
Fayette County Record, Friday, September 7, 2010
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Hudec, Edna “Tootsie” (Rerich)
Funeral for Edna Hudec Held Nov. 10
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna (Tootsie) Hudec, 76, of Weimar were held Sunday, November 10, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery Rev. John Bily officiated.
She died Friday morning, November 8, at her home, of heart failure.
Mrs. Hudec was the loving and devoted wife of Henry Hudec Sr. of Weimar. They were married in St. Michael Church on September 28, 1936. To this union were born four children, Annette Hudec Arterburn and Carolyn Hudec Ferguson of Houston and Henry H. Hudec Jr. and Thomas T. Hudec of Weimar, all of whom survive. Their spouses are Jim Arterburn, Jim Ferguson, Linda Kay Hudec and Linda Lou Hudec.
Affectionately known as “Grandma” to her seven grandchildren who are Mona McFrancis, Shannon Dreitner, Kelly Heger, Howard and Shanna Hewlett, and Kimberly and Robert Henry Hudec; she was “Nini” to her four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Danielle Heger and Henry and Zachary Dreitner.
Mrs. Hudec was born July 24, 1915, a daughter of Emil and Ludmilla (Heger) Rerich, in the Wildwood area, where she also attended school. Her survivors include four brothers, Bennie, Johnnie, Herbert, and Teddy Rerich, and two sisters, Elsie Hluchanek and Evelyn Kloesel, all of Weimar.
She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Christian Mothers. Her hobbies were quilting and embroidery, and she assisted many local ladies and organizations with these talents. She was a frequent visitor at Parkview Manor and a faithful participant in all activities of her parish.
Active pallbearers were Oscar Guenther, Hilliard Till, Norbert Banse, Paul Oncken, Darrell Kubesch, Bennie Kosler, Wilbur Grohmann Jr., and Ron Hayward. Honorary pallbearers were all nephews, John Jr., Charles, Dale, Paul, Vernon, Anthony, Teddy Jr., Patrick, Ronnie, and Blaine Rerich, Bennie Janecka, Emil Franklin, Jerry Jr. and Dennis Wayne Hudec, Patrick Hluchanek, Eugene Jr., Ernie, Elwood, Perry and Gregory Kloesel.
Altar boys at the Mass were grandson Robert Henry Hudec and Eric Billeck. Granddaughter Kimberly Anne Hudec gave the gospel readings. Gifts were brought up by grand-granddaughters Jessica and Danielle Heger.
Weimar Mercury, November14, 1991, p. 6
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Hudec, Emelie (Dworsky)
Mrs. Joe Hudec’s Rites Set Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe J. Hudec, who died at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 9 15 at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing with services at St. Michael’s Church at 9:30.
Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o’clock in the Funeral Home.
An obituary will be published next week.
Weimar Mercury, June 14, 1957, page 1
Final Rites for Mrs. Joe Hudec, 74, Held Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Hudec, 74, resident of the Weimar area 50 years, were held Friday at Hubbard Home and St. Michael's Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass was Rev. Thomas J. Flanagan. Deacon was Rev. Roman Janek, pastor at Ammannsville; Rev. Benton A. Thurmond, vicar substitute at Flatonia, was sub-deacon; Rev. Bernard Goebel, assistant at Moulton was master of ceremonies Msgr. A. F Drozd presided,
Mrs. Hudec died June 12 at the home of her oldest son Alphonse, of Weimar, after a lengthy Illness. She had been seriously ill about three months
Born in Schulenburg Feb. 16, 1883, she was the daughter of Frank and Antonio Dworsky, She was married Jan. 8, 1907, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hallettsville to Mr. Hudec, and they settled on a farm near Weimar, When they retired from active farming a number of years ago, they continued to make their home here with their son, Alphonse, and daughter-in-law. Mr. Hudec died about a year ago.
Mrs. Hudec was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and had been a member of St. Ann’s Society 30 years.
Surviving her are three sons, Alphonse and Leo of Weimar and Adolph of Houston; four daughters, Miss Josephine Hudec of Washington. D. C., Mrs. Hattie Chovanec of Ellinger, Mrs. Mary Ann Diehl and Miss Lillie Etta Hudec of Houston; one brother, Anton Dworsky of Hallettsville; and eight grandchildren, Two sons, two grandsons, two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were her nephews, Rudy Dworsky of Victoria, Paul Dworsky of HallettsvIlle, Herman and Richard Dworsky of Houston, Alfred Halkenwelder of Moulton, and Rudy Gaertner of Yoakum.
Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1957, page 1
Hudec, Evelyn Jane (Janecka)
E. Hudec Funeral Held April 5
Funeral services for Evelyn Jane Hudec, 70, a lifelong resident of Weimar, were held April 5 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Hudec died April 2 in San Antonio.
She was born March 28, 1923, in Weimar to Klement and Maria (Muzny) Janecka. She graduated from Wildwood Public School.
She married Jerry R. Hudec Sept. 23, 1940 in Weimar. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1991.
Hudec was a Grade A dairy and egg farmer and enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking kolaches.
Surviving Mrs. Hudec are one son, Jerry F. and Teresa Hudec of Weimar; three daughters, Jerlyn Coleman of Carrollton, Jean and Wayne Williams of Lakehills (San Antonio), and Joyce and Warren Hoke of Buda; six sisters, Mary Balcar, Lillie Perrard, Marcella Bulhanek, Georgia Barnes, all of Houston, Janie Fox of Deer Park, and Rosie Chovanec of Fayetteville; and nine grandchildren, Rob Coleman, Laurie Coleman, Suzanne Coleman, Keith, Jeanene, Christine, and Cheryl Hudec, and Stephanie and Audrey Hoke.
Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death, in addition to her husband.
Pallbearers were Wayne Wise, Joe Miller, Frank Kainer, Alvin Hagemann, Ludvig Chovanec, Edwin Billeck, Bobby Fox and Bennie Kosler. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Rob Coleman and Keith Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1993, p. 3
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Hudec, Frances (Miska)
DEATH OF AN AGED, RESPECTED LADY
Monday night Mrs. Frances Hudec (nee Myska), aged about 92 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frances Rerich, near town. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.
Mrs. Hudec was born in Moravia, Europe, in 1846, and came, with her husband, the late Vincent Hudec, to this country, locating in the Dubina section in 1880. Three years later the family moved to the Osage section, where the deceased lived up to the time of her death. Her husband preceded her death by about thirty-five years.
She is survived by four sons and five daughters. Two sons, Joe and Henry, live in the Wildwood district; Richard lives in Fort Worth; Jim in Columbus; two sons, Steve and Alois, are dead. Two daughters, Mrs. Frances Rerich and Miss Mary Hudec, live in the Weimar section: Mrs. Anna Skutca lives in Columbus: and Mrs. Josephine Weiz and Miss Flora Hudec are in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Hudec lived a long and useful life. She was one of the pioneer settlers of this section and doubtless in early life endured many hardships. She was a good, christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, a sincere, good friend throughout her entire life, and in her passing all realize that in deed and truth, a good woman has passed from among us.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, November 25, 1938, page 1
Hudec, Frances (Shumbera)
Mrs. Frank Hudec, 84, Of Wildwood Buried Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Hudec, 84, wife of Frank Hudec of the Wildwood section, were held Sunday morning, Dec. 9, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Rev. John Bily officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Hudec, who had been seriously ill only 4 days, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at her home.
She was born in Czechoslovakia on Sept. 11, 1878, and came to this country at the age of 4. She was the daughter of Anton and Anna Tumis Shumbera.
She married Frank Hudec on Oct. 15, 1907, in Weimar, and had lived in the Wildwood section since that time. She was a member of the Bohemian Christian Mothers and St. Michael’s Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Annie) Janecka of Weimar; 4 sons, Willie, Henry and Jerry, all of Weimar, and Edwin of Rosenberg; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ludmilla Hanus of Skidmore and Mrs. Joe Barta of Weimar; and 4 brothers, Emil, August, and Adolf Shumbera of Weimar and Frank Shumbera of Austin.
Two brothers, John and Julius Shumbera, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Bennie Janecka, Henry Hudec Jr., Thomas Hudec, Jerry Hudec Jr., Emil Hudec and Dennis Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1962, page 1
Final Rites for Frank Hudec, 79, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Frank Hudec, 79, of the Wildwood section, were held Tuesday, March 31, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Rev. Henry Rolf officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mr. Hudec died March 29 at Colonial Rest Home in Schulenburg after a short illness.
A lifelong resident of the Weimar rural area, he was born at Dubina January 29, 1885, the son of Vincent and Frances Miska Hudec. He married Miss Frances Shumbera October 15, 1907, in Weimar, and they settled at Wildwood, where he has lived since. Mrs. Hudec died in December of 1962.
Mr. Hudec was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the SPJST Lodge.
Survivors are one daughter, Mts. Victor (Annie) Janecka of Weimar; four sons, Willie, Henry and Jerry, all of Weimar, and Edwin of Rosenberg; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Rerich and Miss Mary Hudec of Weimar, Mrs. Tina Penn and Mrs. Josie Wise of Fort Worth; and two brothers, Jim Hudec of Weimar amd R. P. Hudec of Fort Worth. In additon to his wife, three brothers--Joe, Steve and Alois Hudec--and one sister, Mrs. Annie Skutca, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were his grandosns, Bennie Janecka, Henry Hudec Jr., Thomas Hudec, Jerry Hudec Jr., Emil Hudec and Dennis Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, April 2, 1964, page 1
Hudec, Henry Sr.
Henry Hudec Sr. Funeral Services Held March 30
Henry Hudec Sr., 90, of Weimar died as a resident of Parkview Manor on Monday, March 27. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery.
He was born July 13, 1915 to Frank and Frances (Shumbera) Hudec.
Henry spent his entire life in the Wildwood area doing farming and ranching.
He is survived by his daughter Carolyn and husband Richard Dorsey of Gilmer; sons Henry Hudec Jr. and wife Linda of Weimar, and Thomas Hudec of Weimar; son-in-law, Jim Arterburn of Weimar.
He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Mona Desselle of Weimar, Shannon Dreitner and husband Blaise of Yoakum, Kelly Heger and husband Dan of Bay cCity, Dr. Austin Hewlett and wife Mara of Huntington Beach Calif;
Shanna Hewlett Staley and husband Jason of Madisonville; Kimberly Hudec Bouquet and husband Michael of Houston, and Robert Henry Hudec and fiancee Destiny Nunn of Weimar; and 11 great-grandchildren. and two great-great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Edna “Tootsie” (Rerich) Hudec; daughter, Annette Arterburn; his parents; one sister; and three brothers.
Pallbearers were Robert Henry Hudec, Jerry F. Hudec, Buddy Hudec, Dennis Hudec, Joey Miller and Jason Staley.
Weimar Mercury, April 6, 2006
Hudec, James Clarence
James Hudec, 5, Succumbs To Leukemia
A nine-month battle against the blood disease leukemia ended last Friday for little James Clarence Hudec, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. (Bill) Hudec. He died at home at 4 p.m.
James would have been 6 years old on the 12 of next month. His illness was diagnosed as leukemia last May.
Funeral services were held Sunday morning, Feb. 22, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiating, assisted by Rev. Thomas Flanagan. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]
Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Hudec, Jerry Hudec Jr., Vincent Gray, Jonathan Kubesch, Franklin Valla and Allen Wayne Janecka.
James is survived by his parents, two brothers, Emil, 12, and Franklin, 8, and a sister, Betty Lou, 16, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudec and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubenka, all of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, February 27, 1959, page 1
Hudec, Jerry Raymond
Funeral for Jerry Hudec Here July 10
Funeral services for Jerry Raymond Hudec, 73, of Rt. 3, Weimar were held Wednesday, July 10, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Bily officiated.
Hudec, a retired farmer and county precinct worker, died July 7 at 5 p.m. in Hermann Hospital, Houston, of an abdominal aneurysm.
Born October 2, 1917, at Weimar, he was a son of Frank and Frances (Shumbera) Hudec. He attended Weimar Public School and after serving in World War II attended a GI school. He married Evelyn Janecka here on September 23, 1940. He served in the Army Air Force from February 12, 1943 until March 11, 1946, including duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. In addition to farming, he worked for Colorado County Precinct 2 for 27 years as a heavy equipment operator.
His family said of him: “In the past few years his primary joy was to go fishing and camping and spending time with his grandkids. When visiting with people, he always had a smile and something funny to say. He made your day a little brighter and your troubles a little less imposing.”
His wife survives, along with one son, Jerry F. Hudec, and wife Teresa of Weimar, three daughters, Jerlyn Coleman of Carrollton, Jean Williams and her husband Wayne of Lakehills/San Antonio, and Joyce Hoke and husband Warren of Buda; nine grandchildren; one sister, Annie Janecka of Weimar; and three brothers, Bill Hudec and Henry Hudec of Weimar and Edwin Hudec of Rosenberg.
Pallbearers were Frankie Kainer, Bennie Kosler, Joe Dusek, Alvin Hagemann, Bubba Billeck, Adolph Janecka, Ed Hanzelka Jr., and Charlie Huepers.
Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1991, p. 6
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Hudec, Joe J.
Final Rites for Joe J. Hudec, 80, Held Thursday
Funeral services for Joe J. Hudec, 80, resident of the Weimar area nearly 75 years, were held last Thursday at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass was Msgr. A. F. Drozd, pastor of St. Michael’s. Rev. Benton Thurmond as master of ceremonies; Rev. Eustace Hermes of Schulenburg was deacon and Rev. Stanley Petru of Schulenburg was subdeacon.
Mr. Hudec died May 22 at the home of his son, Leo, in Weimar. He had been ill four months and seriously ill one month.
Born in Moravia, Europe, on June 11, 1875, the son of Vincent and Frances Hudec, he emigrated to America at the age of 7, his family settling in the Weimar area, first at Dubina and later at Osage and Wildwood. He married Miss Emelie Dworsky. at St. Mary’s Church in Hallettsville on Jan. 18, 1907, and they settled on a farm near Weimar. When they retired from active farming, they sold the farm to their son, Alfonse, and continued to make their home with him.
Mr. Hudec was a member of St. Michael’s Church and had been a member of the KJT more than 50 years.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Miss Josephine Hudec of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Hattie Chovanec of Ellinger, Mrs. Mary Ann Diehl and Miss Lillie Etta Hudec of Houston; three sons, Alfons and Leo of Weimar and Adolf of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Rerich of Weimar, Mrs. Tina Penn, Mrs. Wise and Miss Mary Hudec of Fort Worth; three brothers, Frank and Jim Hudec of Weimar and Richard of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren. Two sons, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were all his Godchildren, Louis Rerich, Albin Rerich, Bill Hudec, Henry Hudec, Edwin Hudec, and Wilbert Genzer.
Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1956, pages 1 and 10
JOHNNIE HUDEC IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
Johnnie Hudec passed away in San Antonio Saturday evening, after a long Illness, at the age of 23 years, 3 months and 25 days. He had been under treatment in San Antonio the past two years.
Funeral arrangements were made and the body, was brought to Weimar Sunday on the 6:25 p. m. train, accompanied by his father. Mr. J. J. Hudec, and taken to his home. Funeral services were conducted at St. Michael's church, and he was laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Szymanski having charge of the services.
Johnnie attended St. Michael’s and Wildwood schools. During the year 1919 he was stricken with Influenza, from which he never fully recovered.
He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hudec, three brothers, Alfonse, Leo and Adolf, and four sisters, Josephine, Hattie, Mary Ann and Lillie Etta.
Active pall bearers were: Edward Layne Rabb, Victor Janecka, Steve Rabel, Fred Berger, Richard Freis and Bennie Rerich. The flower girls were: Misses MilIie and Martha Heger, Paulina and Adela Kubica, Albina Kubenka, Annie Hudec, Annie and Viola Cernoch, Edna Rerich and Martha Berger.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Haikenwelder, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Heinrich, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wenske, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Halkenwelder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wustenburt, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Riske. of Moulton; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Dworsky and Mrs. Annie Dworsky and children, of Halletsvllle; Mrs. Mary Gaertner and daughters, Miss Annie, and Mn. Geo. V. Wysatte of Yoakum; Louis Genzer and family of Schulenburg.
Johnnie was a fine young man and among his playmates and associates at school, he was a general favorite. His death is sincerely deplored.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, September 22. 1933, page 1
Hudec, Josef Fredy
Baby Son Buried Friday
The 17-day-old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hudec, who live on Route 3, died and was buried last Friday in St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. A number of sympathizing relatives and friends were present at the funeral of the little babe. Mr. and Mrs. Hudec have been having a siege of the "flu" in their home, practically every member of the family having had it, and with the death of their beloved baby it has been a severe trial. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to them in their bereavement.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, January 16, 1925
Josephine Hudec, 81, of Weimar, died Monday, Aug. 29, 1994.
Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Weimar, she was the daughter of Joe and Emilia Hudec. She was retired and a member of the Saint Ann Society.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar, with Father Bily officiating. [Interment St. Michael's Cemetery]
Serving as pallbearers were Mark Hudec, John Hudec, Alfons Hudec, Paul Hudec, Bob Chovanec and Michael Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Chovanec and Karl Fischer.
She is survived by her sisters, Hattie Chovanec of Columbus, Mary Ann Diehl of Houston and Lillie Etta Hudec; brothers, Adolph Hudec, Leo Hudec of Weimar and several nieces and nephews.
Ms. Hudec was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Emilia Hudec and three brothers, Alfons, Johnnie and Joseph.
Colorado County Citizen, September 7, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright
Hudec, Julia Josephine (Svetlik)
Funeral for Mrs. J. Hudec Here Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Josephine Hudec, 82, of Fort Worth, widow of the late Richard P. Hudec, were held Saturday, July 19, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Church here, with burial in the church Cemetery. Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.
Mrs. Hudec died July 15 at Fort Worth.
Born February 14, 1893, at Ammannsville, she was a daughter of Josef and Amalie (Lokasky) Svetlik. She was married to Mr. Hudec in 1914 and they settled here, later moving to El Campo and then to Fort Worth in 1936. Shortly after World War II, while they were still living at Fort Worth, Mr. Hudec built and sold a number of houses in what was then the northern edge of Weimar, still referred to as the Hudec Addition.
Mrs. Hudec's husband died July 18, 1966. A son preceded them both in death. She is survived by one son, Cmdr. Raymond W. Hudec (US Navy, ret.) of San Marcos; one daughter, Mrs. Ray F. (Leona) Sizemore of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; one brother, Steve Svetlik, and one sister, Mrs. Lena Stock, both of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Hudec, Leo Frank
Leo Hudec Funeral Services Held Nov. 11
Leo Frank Hudec, 86, of Weimar, died, Sunday Nov. 9, at Citizens Hospital in Victoria. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Altar servers were Brian Hudec and Samuel Winkler; Liturgy Readers, Monica Heine and Mary Beth Koenig.
Organist was Debbie Armstrong; and offertory gifts were carried by Mark Hudec and Barbara Lee Fischer.
Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Hudec was born May 18, 1917 in Osage to Josef J. Hudec and Amelia Dworsky.
He Married Rosie Rabel on Jan. 20, 1947 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.
Mr. Hudec was an auto mechanic and lived in this area all his life.
During World War II, he was a Staff Sergeant with the 62nd Signal Battalion of the United States 5th Army and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious services in support of Combat Operations in Italy by General Eisenhower.
He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Society.
Mr. Hudec is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Diehl and Lillie Etta Hudec, both of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Adolph, Alfons, John, and Joseph; and two sisters, Hattie Chovanec and Josephine Hudec.
Pallbearers were Michael Winkler, Kenneth Rabel, Steve Rabel, Brian Beck, Mike Armstrong, Alfons Hudec, Paul Hudec and John Hudec.
The Weimar Mercury, November 20, 2003
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Hudec, Lillie Etta
Lillie Hudec Funeral Services Held June 6
Lillie Etta Hudec, 79, of Houston, returned to her loving Lord on June 3. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.
She was the ninth child born to Joe J. and Amelia Hudec of Weimar on June 6, 1926.
Lillie spent 38 years working in Houston at Nabisco then retired in 1988.
Miss Hudec was a faithful parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church for over 55 years where she volunteered regularly and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters.
During her lifetime she enjoyed baking, gardening and sewing. She was known for her sense of humor, steadfast faith and genuine love and concern for others.
Her life was an example of simplicity and truly unselfish love and she will be warmly remembered by her family and friends to whom she was a constant support.
LiIlie will be missed by her many lifelong neighbors, dear friends and family. All who knew her realize her life was spent seeking God's heavenly kingdom. After a valiant fight against cancer, she is at peace.
She is survived by her dear sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Valentine Diehl of Houston; and sister-in-law, Edna Hudec of Weimar.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Josephine Hudec and Hattie Chovanec; brothers, infant Joseph, Johnny, Alfons, Leo and Adolph Hudec.
Pallbearers were nephews, Bob and Gene Chovanec, Mark and John Hudec, Alfons and Paul Hudec.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael and Zac Armstrong, Stormy Dowling, Karl Fischer, Bruce Moffett and Cory Watts.
Weimar Mercury, June 8, 2006
Final Rites for Miss Mary Hudec, 79, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Miss Mary Hudec, 79, who died Sunday, Aug. 2, after a two-year illness, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She died in Fort Worth, where she had moved only a week earlier. Born January 29, 1885, at Dubina, she was the daughter of Vincent and Frances Hudec. She had lived at Ft. Worth for a time, but most of her life had lived in the Weimar community.
Surviving her are two brothers, R. P. Hudec of Ft. Worth and Jim Hudec of Weimar; three sisters, Mrs. Tina Penn and Mrs. Josie Wise of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Frances Rerich of Weimar. Four brothers, Joe, Steve Frank and Louis Hudec, and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Annie) Skutca, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Leo, Adolf and Jerry Hudec, Frankie Krahl, Edwin Stock and Albin Rerich.
Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1964, page 1
Hudec, Richard Peter “R. P.”
R. P. Hudec, 72, Contractor, Dies, Ft. Worth
Funeral services for R. P. Hudec, 72, who died Monday, July 18, in Ft. Worth, will be held here Thursday morning, with Rev. Albert Hubertus officiating.
Services will be at 9:45 at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hudec, a building contractor, was a native of Weimar but had lived in Fort Worth the past 30 years. Born here Feb. 14, 1893, he was the son of Jim and Frances Miska Hudec. He married Miss Julia Svetlik in 1914 and they settled here, later moving to El Campo and then to Ft. Worth. Shortly after World War II, while living at Ft. Worth, he built and sold a number of houses in the northern part of Weimar.
Mr. Hudec is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Hudec of Ft. Worth; one son, Cdr. Raymond W. Hudec of Milton, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Leona J. Sizemore of Ft. Worth; two grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs. Frances Rerich of Weimar and Mrs. Tina Penn and Mrs. Josie Wise of Ft. Worth. A son and seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1966, page 1
Weimar, Tex., March 10.Vince Hudec, a Bohemian farmer living in the Osabe [Osage] community, died from the effects of poison taken with suicidal intent. Deceased was about 70 years of age. [place of interment unknown]
Dallas Morning News, March 11, 1904
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Hudec, Vincent "Jim"
Weimar Man, 7 Others Injured In Wreck Here
A 75-year-old Weimar man and seven others from Columbus and Fayetteville were injured in a grindling, near headon crash at 3 p.m. Monday, at the intersection of Osage Road and Highway 90, 1.2 miles east of Weimar.
In Youens Hospital with severe injuries is Vince ("Jim") Hudec, 75, of Weimar. He has a fractured pelvis, fractured collar bone and ribs, cuts about the face, neck and arms, and internal injuries.
Taken to Columbus Hospital were the seven occupants of the other car, three with broken bones and all with various cuts and abrasions.
Most seriously injured in the Columbus car was the driver, Mattie Winn, 44, who had both legs broken, a neck injury, and some facial cuts. The others and their injuries:
Lela McDonald, 70, facial injuries, possibly a broken cheekbone.
Timothy Wayne Whitehead, 8, right leg broken.
William Thomas Whitehead, 6, face cuts and leg abrasions.
Princess Whitehead, 65, deep cut on forehead.
Margie Whitehead, 26, neck injuries.
Elizabeth Orise, 45, broken arm and three broken ribs. She is from Fayetteville; the others are all from Columbus.
Highway Patrolman Joe French of Eagle Lake said Mr. Hudec was going east in his 1954 Chevrolet and turned left off Highway 90 to the Osage Road, into the path of the westbound Columbus car, a 1960 Chevrolet.
Both cars were total wrecks.
Weimar Mercury, 9 Sep 1965, page 1
Contributed by Matt Cross
Wreck Injuries Become Fatal For Jim Hudec
Injuries he suffered in a two-car wreck on Labor Day, Sept. 6, became fatal Saturday, Oct. 30 for Vincent (Jim) Hudec, 75-year-old retired resident of the river section near Weimar.
He had come out of the wreck with fractures of the pelvis, collar bone, and several ribs, in addition to multiple cuts and internal injuries. He spent five weeks in Youens Hospital here, then was transferred to Columbus Convalescent Home, where he died about two weeks later.
The wreck occurred at the intersection of the Osage road and Highway 90 as Mr. Hudec was turning left off the highway on his way home.
A bachelor, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He was born Sept. 23, 1890, at Dubina, a son of Vincent and Frances Hudec. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, and at St. Michael's Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Hudec, Edwin Stock, Frank Krahl, Alvin Rerich, Frank Skutca and Adolf Hudec.
Survivors are one brother, Richard Hudec of Ft. Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Tina Penn and Mrs. Josie Wise of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Frances Rerich of Weimar. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, November 4, 1965
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Hudec, Willie “Bill”
Willie Hudec Funeral Services Held Dec. 31
Willie (Bill) Hudec, 90, of Weimar, died Dec. 29, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.
A Parish and Knights of Columbus rosary was held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating.
Scripture readings and a story of his life were read by Kara Kunschick.
Interment followed at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.
Mr. Hudec was born July 29, 1913 in Weimar to Frank and Francis (Shumbera) Hudec.
He attended Wildwood School and served in United States Army from April 15, 1942 to Oct. 23, 1945. He spent two years overseas on Aleutions Islands and received a Bronze Service Star, and Asiatic Pacific Theater.
He married Allina Kubenka on Oct. 10, 1941 in Weimar.
He opened a business east of Weimar, which he owned and operated for 30 years. During this time he also worked for McCall Sanders, Happy Hen Egg, Cady’s Transit Mix and Blue Ridge Salt Mines near Stafford.
His last job was with Schindler Brothers Hurricane Fence Company. In 1967 he leased land in the Holman area and operated a gravel company designing and building his own equipment. He sold gravel to Colorado County Precinct No. 2 and other buyers.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
After his retirement he enjoyed fishing, but his big love was music. He would get together with several friends and play polka music. He entertained his fellow residents while at Magnolia Place in Columbus.
He was a quiet man and to himself, but as you can see he was way far from boring. He was always working on something, maybe several projects at one time. He collected old farm equipment and farm engines, the engines were displayed at many shows in the area
God has taken him into heaven to rest in peace. He will be missed.
Mr. Hudec is survived by one daughter, Betty Vornsand and husband James of Weimar; two sons, Emil (Buddy) Hudec and wife Kathy of Houston, and Franklin Hudec and wife Theresa of Columbus.
He is also survived by two brothers, Henry Hudec of Weimar and Edwin Hudec of Rosenberg; one sister Annie Janecka of Weimar; six grandchildren, James Purdy, Kara Kunschick, Ann Barlow, Jessica, Chris, and Kyle Hudec; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Emily and Reed Purdy, Justine and Brice Kunschick, Colby and Jaxson Barlow.
He was preceded in death by one son, James,; one brother, Jerry Hudec; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Hudec.
Pallbearers were James Purdy, Chris Hudec, Kyle Hudec, Toby Barlow, Dennis Kunschick, Keith Hudec, Robert Hudec and Jessica Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, January 8, 2004