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Huvar, Alice (Westphal)

Alice Huvar

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Alice Huvar January '2 at Dulany Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Krupicka of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mrs. Huvar was born October 17, 1905 in Frelsburg to Hugo and Helene Kickler Westphal.

She was united in marriage to Ben Huvar in 1954 in Hallettsville. She was the owner-manager of Huvar's Grocery in Garwood and a member of the Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Huvar

Survivors are two sisters, Lorene and Viola Westphal of Frelsburg; two brothers, Herbert and Willard Westphal of Frelsburg; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, January 12, 1984, page 2

Huvar, Ben L.

Funeral services for Ben L. Huvar, 71, of Garwood were held Friday morning from the Mill-Bauer chapel in Eagle Lake, Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiated.

Cremation following the service was under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. [Memorial marker Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Frelsburg]

He died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Huvar was born Oct. 18, 1910, in Garwood the son of Henry and Frances Matzek Huvar.

He owned and operated Huvar's Grocery Store in Garwood for 20 years before retiring. Huvar was a member of the Catholic Church and served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Westphal Huvar of Garwood and one sister, Mrs. Adele Knolle of Sandia, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 1982
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Huvar, Edith Ruth (Frnka)


Edith Ruth Huvar, 97, of Garwood, passed away Aug. 18.

She was born Feb. 17, 1907 to Edward Richard Frnka and Annie K. (Kallina) Frnka. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, Nada Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Huvar; son, William Edward Huvar; brothers, Henry and W.R. Frnka; and one sister, Irene Meyer.
She is survived by daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Huvar of Houston; sons, Jack L. Huvar of Garwood, Frnka Huvar and wife, Sandra, of Garwood; and sister, Charlyne Williams of Garwood.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Inter-ment followed at the church cemetery in Nada.

Pallbearers were Walter Braden, Mike Huvar, Jon Kyle Huvar, James Jurica, Joshua Jurica, Kenneth Brune, Philip Huvar and George Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Huvar, Doug Huvar, Robert Raley, John Williams, Richard Williams, Bill Olsen and Jim Jurica.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or the Garwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Colorado County Citizen, August 25, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Huvar, Francisek

Old Time Citizen Passes Away Wednesday

On Wednesday night of last week, at the family home in the northern part of town, Mr. Frank Huvar, an aged and good citizen of this community, passed unto his eternal reward, after a long illness. Mr. Huvar’s condition had been precarious for many days, and at his advanced age, but little hope was held out for him after the seriousness of his illness was realized. The remains were prepared for burial and on Saturday morning, after services were held at St. Michael’s Church the body was tenderly conveyed to St. Michael’s Cemetery and laid to rest in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service.

Mr. Huvar was born in Czecho-Slovakia, Dec. 1845, came to Texas Nov. 17, 1882, with his family, consisting at that time of his wife and five children. The family landed at Galveston and then proceeded to this section, where Mr. Huvar spent the remainder of his life, living at all times within a radius of three miles of Weimar. His first wife died Aug. 23, 1891. He afterward remarried. Throughout his life Mr. Huvar followed the occupation of farmer, and was quite successful. He was at all times, up to his last illness, active in church and school work. it will be remembered that years ago a school was established in the northern city limits and named for Mr. Huvar. During his lifetime Mr. Huvar was a quiet, good citizen, a man who believed in the precepts of the golden rule, and by all regarded as a model, good citizen and neighbor. Mr. Huvar raised a large family of children, the most of them now grown and settled in life.

He is survived by his widow and eleven children, as follows: Frank Huvar, Jr., of Hillje, Wharton county; Sister Mary Philbert of Providence Convent, now teaching school at Frydek, near Sealy, in Waller county; J. R. Huvar of Yoakum, W. H. Huvar of Garwood, Fred Huvar of Victoria, W. J. Huvar of Flatonia, Mrs. Mary Schindler of Victoria, Mrs. Annie Macek of Needville, Cyril Huvar of El Campo, and Misses Genevieve and Theresa Huvar of this city, besides 37 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. All of Mr. Huvar’s children were present at the funeral. A touching feature of the funeral was that six of Mr. Huvar’s sons officiated as pall bearers.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, March 29, 1929, page 1

Huvar, Genevieve

Funeral For Miss Huvar Held Sept. 19

Funeral services for Miss Genevieve Huvar, 92, of Weimar were held Saturday, Sept. 19, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Miss Huvar died Thursday, Sept. 17.

Born Oct. 28, 1895, at Weimar, she was a daughter of Frank and Mary (Kabot) Huvar. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Ann's Society.

She is survived by a sister, Miss Teresa Huvar, of Weimar; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Huvar of Flatonia and numerous nieces and nephews. Six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Val Huvar, Adolph Matcek, Harry Beck, Ray (Buddy) Kusey, John Hajovsky and Ridenour.

Weimar Mercury, September 24, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Huvar, Henry William

Henry W. Huvar, Retired Garwood Rancher, Dies

Last rites for Henry William Huvar, 72-year-old Garwood merchant and rancher who died in the Laughlin Hospital at Eagle Lake last Thursday, were held Saturday morning at the family residence, with continued services in St. Mary's Catholic church at Nada. Rev. Edmund Bily officiating.

Mr. Huvar was born near Weimar July 21, 1881, and spent his childhood and school days there.

In 1903 he and Mrs. Frances Matcek were married and the couple moved to Garwood, where he was interested in farming and ranching and where he owned a business place.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Knolle of Sandia; 2 sons, W. J. and Ben L. of Garwood and 4 grandchildren, Jack Huvar of Lubbock, Frank Huvar, Garwood; Pvt. William E. Huvar, with the army in Germany, and Jennie Knolle, Sandia. Other survivors include 3 brothers, Fred of Victoria, W. J. of Shiner and Cyril of El Campo and 5 sisters, Misses Theresa and Genevieve Huvar, Weimar; Mrs. Joe Schindler, Deer Park, Mrs. Annie Matcek, Needville, and Sister Philibert of Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Rudy and Leroy Drlik, Valerian Matcek, Valerian and Edward Huvar and Charles Matcek.

Burial was in the Nada Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Triska funeral home of El Campo.

Colorado County Citizen, November 5, 1953
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Huvar, Mary (Kabot)

Final Rites for Mrs. Mary Huvar, 93, Held Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Huvar, 93, one of Weimar’s oldest citizens, were held this (Thursday) morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Huvar, who had been in poor health for a number of years, became seriously ill last Friday. She died at noon Tuesday in Youens Hospital.

Born in Europe Sept. 24, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Kabot, she came to this country as a young girl, settling near Weimar. In 1892 she was married to Frank Huvar, who died in 1929. She was probably the oldest living member of St. Michael’s Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Misses Theresa and Genevieve Huvar, both of Weimar; a son, Cyril Huvar of El Campo; three step-daughters, Mrs. Adolf Matzke of Needville, Mrs. Joe Schindler of Deer Park and Sister Philebert of Our Lady of the Lake Convent in San Antonio, Texas; two stepsons, Fred Huvar of Victoria and Will Huvar of Houston; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, July 23, 1954, page 1

Out-of-Town People Here for Huvar Rites

Among those who attended funeral services here for Mrs. Mary Huvar last week were the following:

Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Matcek, Wharton; Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Matcek Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Warny, Needville; Mrs. Ed Warny, West Columbia; Mrs. Leona Mahlee, Rosenberg; Mrs. Henry Huvar, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Huvar, Garwood.

Frank Schindler and son, Mrs. Joe Schindler, Deer Park; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huvar, Mr. and Mrs. Val Huvar, Fred Huvar Jr., Edward Huvar, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holcak, Johnnie Holcak, all of Victoria; Frank Huvar, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sternadel, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baca, all of Louise.

Mrs. Ed. Holub and son, Mrs. Tom Schindler, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huvar and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bena, Mrs. Lewis Lippman, Mrs. Mona Tlustas, Mrs. C. F. Huvar, Miss Wilma Hunt, all of El Campo; Mrs. Dennis Bode, San Antonio; W. J. Huvar Sr., Norbert Huvar, Mrs. Henrietta Tackett, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ridenauer, Mrs. Fowler Roberts and son, Adolf Matcek Jr., all of Houston; Mrs. Alfred Schimcek and family of Schulenburg; Mrs. Frank Bartosh of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, July 30, 1954
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Huvar, Tekla

MR. FRANK HUWARD[sic], whose little baby was buried last week in the Catholic cemetery, has again been deprived of a valuable helpmeet in the person of his wife, who died Sunday last of consumption. In this double loss, Mr. Huward[sic] has the sympathy of the entire community.

Weimar Mercury, August 29, 1891

Huvar, Thekla

Mrs. Thekla Huvar, the aged mother of Mr. Huvar of this section, died Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery, this city, Monday afternoon. She was 90 years of age , and loved and respected by a large circle of acquaintances. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1908, page 4

Huvar, unknown child

The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover, who live near Osage,died one day last week, and was buried at the Catholic cemetery in this city. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved parents in their sad loss.

Weimar Mercury, August 22, 1891, page 2
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