Kraatz, Albert David
Albert Kraatz, Mrs. Koliba's Brother, Buried Here Mar, 26
Funeral services were held at. Columbus Funeral home, Tuesday afternoon for Albert David Kraatz, who died In Houston Monday morning after a heart attack.
Mr. Kraatz , the brother of Mrs. Homer Koliba Sr. of Columbus and' a nephew of Miss Maude Hope of Houston and Mrs. Annie Heller of Columbus. .
He was born Dec. 29, 1909, a son of Albert and, Dickie Hope Kraatz. His father died last November in Portsmouth, Va., and his mother died in 1931. Mrs. Koliba is only surviving member of this immediate family. Mr. Kraatz is also survived by his wife, 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Dr. Norman L. Roberts. officiated in the last rites and burial was in the Hope family plot in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.
Mr. Kraatz, who had lived in Houston 15 years, was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Pallbearers 'were Sam K. Seymour; Ellis G. Miller, 'Raymond Rau. John Davis, Boyd Smith and Willie Miekow.
Colorado County Citizen, March 28, 1957
Krahl, Frank J.
Frank J. Krahl Funeral Services Held June 23
Frank J. Krahl, 84, of Weimar died June 20 at the VA Medical Center in Houston. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John Peters officiting.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Mr. Krahl was born Feb. 20, 1921 in Weimar to Stephen and Mathilda (Svetlik) Krahl.
He attended Wildwood School until the ninth grade.
He lived his whole life in Weimar except for his military services.
Frank was a member of the Army of the United States. He also a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 5875.
When Frank was not in the army, he was a rancher back in Weimar.
He is survived by a sister, Tina K. Seydler of Weimar.
He is also survived by his nephews, Redd Seydler and wife, Sally, and Larry Seydler, all of Weimar, nieces[sic], Shirley Barlow and husbnd, Toby of Weimar; great-nephews, Toby Barlow and wife, Ann, Alex Seydler, Aaron Seydler, great-niece, April Seydler; and great-great-nephews, Colby and Jaxson Barlow.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Olga and Rosie Krahl.
Pallbearers were Redd Seydler, Larry Seydler, J. H. (Toby) Barlow, Toby J. Barlow, Alex Seydler and James Stock.
Weimar Mercury, June 30, 2005
DEATH OF MR. JOHN KRAHL.
John Krahl, a respected bachelor farmer of this section, died the first of the week and the remains were buried in St. Michaels Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Mr. Krahl was a quiet, hard working, good citizen, the possessor of many friends, and his death is sincerely deplored. He was a brother of Stephen Krahl, well known farmer living a few miles northeast of town.
Weimar Mercury, August 7, 1925, page 1
Krahl, Matilda (Svetlik)
Mrs. Matilda Krahl, 75, Succumbs To Long Illness
Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Matilda Krahl, who died just after midnight Saturday morning, Feb. 20, at her home in the Wildwood section. She was 75.
She had been ill three years, bed-ridden about two years.
Rev. John C. Bily officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Krahl was the former Miss Matilda Svetlik, daughter of Joseph and Agnes Turdy Svetlik. She was born March 6, 1889, near Ammannsville and spent her entire life in this area. She was married to Steve Krahl Oct. 29, 1918, and they settled at Wildwood. Her husband preceded her in death May 27 of last year.
Surviving are one son, Frank J. Krahl of Weimar; three daughters, Misses Olga and Rosie Krahl and Mrs. Alex (Tina) Seydler, all of Weimar; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Cecilia) Beyer of Alvin; two half-sisters, Mrs. Richard (Julie) Hudec of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Charles (Lena) Stock of Weimar; and one half-brother, Steve F. Svetlik of Weimar. A brother, Ottmar Svetlik of Megargel, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Edwin Haidusek, Alvin Prause, Edwin Holub, Charlie Allen, Adolf Janecka and Arthur Oncken.
Weimar Mercury, February 25, 1965
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Rosie Krahl Funeral Held Here June 21
Funeral services for Miss Rosie Krahl, 57, of Route 3, Weimar, were held Sunday afternoon, June 21, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Peters Jr. officiated.
Miss Krahl died at 4:39 p.m. on June 19 in Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for a month. She had been ill for a year with a liver ailment.
A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born February 12, 1924, a daughter of Stephen and Mathilda (Svetlik) Krahl.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tina Seydler and Mrs. Olga Koch, both of Weimar; one brother, Frank J. Krahl, of Weimar; nephews and nieces, Redd and Sally Seydler and Larry Seydler, all of Weimar, and Shirley and Toby Barlow of Houston; and two great-nephews, Toby Barlow and Alex Seydler.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Redd Seydler, Larry Seydler, Toby Barlow, Edwin Stock, A. J. Stock, and James Stock.
Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1981, page 6
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Krahl, Stephen T.
Steve Krahl, 89, 84-Year Area Resident, Buried
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, for Steve Krahl, 89-year-old retired farmer and a Weimar area resident 84 of those years.
He had been ill the past 10 years, confined to bed the past 10 months, when he died Wednesday, May 27, at his home in the Wildwood section.
Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church, with Rev. John C. Bily officiating. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Mr. Krahl was born Dec. 14, 1874, in Austria, a son of John and Josephine Steffek Krahl, who brought their family to this country in 1879, settling at Ammannsville. He married Miss Mathilda Svetlik on Oct. 29, 1919, at St. Michaels Church here, and they settled at Wildwood, where they have lived since.
Mrs. Krahl survives, along with three daughters, Misses Olga and Rosie Krahl, both at home and Mrs. Alex (Tina) Seydler, also of Weimar; one son, Frank J. Krahl of Weimar; and three grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded Mr. Krahl in death.
Pallbearers were John Hajovsky, Daniel Ulbricht, Adolf Rabel, Alfred J. Kainer, John Heger and Joe Adamcik.
Weimar Mercury, June 4, 1964, page 1
Kram, Anna (Klockmann)
Mrs. Anna Kram, 81, Dies, Funeral Rites Held Tuesday P.M.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 oclock for Mrs. Anna Kram, 81, at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, local Lutheran pastor, conducting the services. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Klockmann, Mrs. Kram was born at Frelsburg on December 6, 1863. She passed away at the Schulze Hospital in Schulenburg at 4:00 a.m., Monday, after a long illness. She was united in marriage to Leo Kram on Dec. 21, 1896, in Weimar, and to this union six children were born, two of whom, Olga and Mrs. Ella Hinkel, died several years ago.
Mrs. Kram was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at New Bielau. At the time of death she had attained the age of 81 years, 11 months nd 20 days.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Hoegemeyer, Miss Josie Kram and Mrs. Bertha Ulrich of Houston; three brothers, Robert Klockmann of Weimar, Willie Klockmann of Taylor, and one sister, Ms. Chas. Seydler of Rosenberg. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Hugo Helmcamp, Richard Muehr, Leo Hoegemeyer, Milroy Hoegemeyer, Ben Poppe and Edwin Lacina.
The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, November 30, 1945, page 1
Mr. Leo Kram, an industrious, respected German farmer of the Content neighborhood, died at the family residence last Friday afternoon at 2 oclock of heart failure, brought on by a severe attack of la grippe. He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A. Klockmann of this city, a man of noble character and disposition, and the possessor of a large circle of friends. He leaves a widow and several little children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. His remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday afternoon, Reverend Lenz of the New Bielau Lutheran church officiating, and a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends witnessing the last sad rites. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones in their loss.
Weimar Mercury, February 9, 1901
Mr. Leo. Kram, who resides about four miles south of Weimar, died on Friday, Feb. 1st, after an illness of only a few days. Mr. Kram, who is a brother-in-law of Mr. Chas. Seydler of High Hill, was a popular and progressive citizen; whose death is greatly deployed by his many friends. Schulenburg Sticker.
Shiner Gazette, 13 Feb 1901
Gazette obituary contributed by Matt Cross
Miss Olga Kram of the Content neighborhood is reported very low with typhoid fever, we regret to learn. Miss Olga finished her studies at the normal school at Columbus but a few days ago, and was almost immediately attacked by illness. Her condition at this writing is quite critical.
The above item had hardly been placed in type when we received the sad intelligence of this estimable young ladys death. This is indeed a misfortune and deeply regretted by scores of friends of the family. Mrs. Kram (who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Klockman of this city) has certainly had her share of misfortune. But a few years ago she lost her husband, after a brief illness. Then her fine residence was destroyed by fire, and now her oldest and most beloved daughter, a young girl just blooming into perfect womanhood, is dead, after a brief illness, her death occurring Thursday afternoon. The funeral, we understand , will take place this afternoon (Friday) at the Odd Fellows cemetery in this city. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family in the irreparable loss they have sustained.
Weimar Mercury, July 28 1906, page 8
Kram, Timothy Mark
Timothy Kram Services Set For March 1
Timothy Mark Kram passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the age of 41. He was born on July 29, 1966, in Weimar.
Tim graduated from Weimar High School as valedictorian in 1984.
Tim also attained the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Boy Scout when he received, his Eagle Scout pin in, 1985.
He continued his education at the University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology with a minor in chemistry.
Tim was one of three individuals in the United States who received a fellowship with the Center for Disease Control to study infectious diseases.
During this fellowship, Tim resided in Fort Collins, Colo., where he learned to enjoy the art of fly fishing.
Tim was employed by the Texas Health Department for the past 18 years, where he was chief of the diagnostic serology department, which focused on arthropod-borne viruses including the West Nile Virus.
Many professionals in the medical field sought Tim's expertise.
Tim felt a deep satisfaction in doing work directly benefiting the public.
Tim was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Tim enjoyed returning to Weimar for visits with his family.
Most of these gatherings took place at the family camp house, and Tim could always be found around a campfire no matter what type of weather conditions.
He was an avid University of Texas fan and enjoyed watching any sport where the Longhorns were playing. -
Tim is survived by his mother and father, Irene and Walter Lee Kram of Weimar, brother, Larry Kram of Houston; sister, Donna Poehlmann and husband Mark of Brenham; brother, Ken Kram and wife Sheila of Weimar and sister Becky Roberts of Weimar.
He is also survived by six nephews, Neil Poehlmann and wife Marlene of Temple; Derek Poehlmann and wife Hilliary of Brenham; Tyler Poehlmann of Huntsville; Bradley Roberts of Weimar, Brandon Roberts of Portland, Texas, and Kasey Kram of Weimar, two great-nieces, Emma and Isabel Poehlmann of Temple; one great-nephew, Carter Dale of Brenham and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Walter and Erna Kram of Weimar and Richard and Lena Kubesch of La Grange.
The rosary will be recited on Saturday, March 1, at 10 am. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, and the funeral mass will follow the rosary. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, February 28, 2008, page 2A
Krasucki, Adolph E.
Ad. Krasucki Killed by Car at Jourdanton
Adolph E. Krasucki, 81, of Jourdanton, formerly of the Weimar area, died Friday, Jan. 23, in Methodist Hospital at San Antonio, two days after he was struck by a car as he was walking in Jourdanton.
Mr. Krasucki, who had retired from farming and later from janitor work for the church and hospital at Jourdanton, had lived there about 25 years. He was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church and held an honorary lifetime membership in the Knights of Columbus.
Born Nov. 5, 1899, at High Hill, he was a son of John and Mary (Kasper) Krasucki. He married Emma Helmcamp on Feb. 12, 1923, at St. Michaels Church here. They moved to Fowlerton in 1925 and to Jourdanton in 1955.
Mr. Krasuckis wife survives him, along with three brothers, Joe Krasucki of Dallas and John and Henry Krasucki of Weimar; and two sisters, Annie and Virginia Krasucki, both of Weimar.
Funeral services were held from St. Matthews Church on Thursday, Jan. 26, with Rev. Lawrence Rindt of Corpus Christi celebrant of the mass. Concelebrants were Rev. Gerald Appleby of Charlotte, Rev. John Dowling and Rev. Patrick Ragsdale of Jourdanton, Rev. Dimon Brzozowski and Rev. Walter Schloesser of Corpus Christi.
Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery here, with Rev. Dowling and Rev. John Spirka officiating.
Pallbearers were local KC members Harvey Bartosh, Kenneth Hollas, John Hajovsky, Edwin Hartensteiner, Herbert Wick and Buddy Kusey.
The Weimar Mercury, Feb. 5, 1981
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Krasucki, Annie Regina
Funeral for Miss Krasucki Held July 4
Funeral services for Miss Annie Regina Krasucki, 78, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Sunday, July 4, from St. Michaels Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Rev. John C. Peters of Yoakum officiated.
Miss Krasucki died at 5:15 a.m. on July 2 in Fayette Memorial Hospital, La Grange, after three months’ illness with cancer. She had been in the hospital about two months.
Born August 17, 1903, in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, she was a daughter of John A. and Mary (Kasper) Krasucki. She was a member of St. Ann Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and St. Michaels Church.
Miss Krasucki is survived by one sister, Miss Virginia Krasucki of Weimar; and three brothers, Henry and John Krasucki of Weimar and Joe Krasucki of Dallas. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen as an infant and Adolph in 1981, and a sister, Marie, at age 6.
Serving as pallbearers were Johnnie Kasper, John Hajovsky, Joe Adamcik, Joe Krasucki, Erwin Kresta, and Herbert Wick.
The Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1982
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Krasucki, Henry August
Hy. Krasucki Funeral Held Here June 22
Funeral services for Henry August Krasucki, 73, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Sunday, June 22, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Rev. Charles Carolan, Pastor, and Rev. John Peter of Victoria officiated.
Krasucki died at his home at 2:40 p.m. Friday, June 20, of apparent heart failure.
A lifetime area resident, he was born August 12, 1912, at Sedan, northwest of Weimar, a son of John A. and Mary (Kasper) Krasucki. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a truck driver for 18 years for a company based in Nebraska. The last few years he spent farming.
Krasucki was a member of St Joseph Society, the Knights of Columbus and St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Surviving are one sister, Virginia Krasucki of Weimar and one brother, Joe Krasucki of Dallas. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Stephen as an infant, Adolph in 1961, and John in 1964 and two sisters, Marie at age 6 and Annie in 1982.
Weimar Mercury, June 26, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
Krasucki, John A.
Death Claims 90-year-old John Krasucki
Funeral services for John A. Krasucki Sr., 90-year-old retired farmer of the Sedan community, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church here Monday morning, April 25, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Rev. John C. Bily and Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.
Mr. Krasucki, a 65-year resident of Sedan, died at his home at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, April 23. While he had been growing more feeble with age, he had still been up and around every day, with the help of his sons and daughters.
Born at Horozanski, Austria, August 29, 1875, he was a son of Paul and Katherine Monznki Krasucki. He came to America with them at the age of 21. The family settled in Schulenburg. He married Mary Kasper on Nov. 9, 1897, in St. Michael's Church here and they lived in the High Hill area before moving to Sedan about 1901. Mrs. Krasucki died Jan. 29, 1958.
Mr. Krasucki was a member of St. Michael's Church, St. Joseph Society and the Sons of Hermann.
Surviving him are four sons, Joe of Dallas, John and Henry of Weimar and Adolf of Jourdanton; two daughters, Misses Annie and Virginia of Weimar; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Bloomingkemper and Mrs. Frances Mayer of Pilot Point. A daughter and son died as infants. A brother and a sister also preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Joe Krasucki, Ervin Kresta, Frank Kofnovec, John Kofnovec, Joe Berger and John Kasper Sr.
The Weimar Mercury, April 28, 1966
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
An accident which caused the death of a little 6-year-old white girl occurred in the Sedan neighborhood last Friday night. The accident occurred at the home of a farmer named John Krasicky[Krasucki]. Mrs. Krasicky[Krasucki] had built a fire in the kitchen stove and gone to the cow pen, leaving her little daughter in the house. It is supposed that while she was absent the child began playing in the fire, with the result that her clothing caught fire. Before help could arrive the little girl was badly burned and death resulted a few hours afterward. The funeral took place at St. Michaels cemetery in this city the following afternoon.
Weimar Mercury, Jan 12, 1907
Krasucki, Mary (Kasper)
Final Rites for Mrs. Krasucki, 77, Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Krasucki, 77, a 75-year resident of the Weimar area, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated.
Mrs. Krasucki, who had been ill several years, died Monday in Youens Hospital, where she had been a patient about two weeks.
Born May 2, 1880, in Austria, she came to this country with her mother, Mrs. Veronica Kasper, at the age of 2. She was married Nov. 9, 1897, in St. Michaels Church here to John Krasucki. She was a member of St. Michaels and St. Anns Society.
Survivors in addition to her husband are four sons, Joe of Dallas, Adolf of Jourdanton, and John and Henry of Weimar; two daughters, Misses Annie and Virginia Krasucki of Weimar; five grandchildren and give great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were John Kasper Sr., Edmund Kasper, Joe Berger, Albert Boeer, Otto Hollas and Ed Kainer.
The Weimar Mercury, Jan. 31, 1958
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Krasucki, Virginia Cungunda
Virginia Krasucki Funeral Services Held Feb. 18
Virginia Cungunda Krasucki, 87, of Seagoville and formerly of Weimar, died Sunday, Feb. 16 at Seago Manor in Seagoville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John C. Bily officiating, assisted by Father John Peters. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Miss Krasucki was born March 3, 1915 in the Sedan Community near Weimar to John and Mary Kasper Krasucki.
She was a member of the St. Ann's Society and Catholic Daughters. She was a homemaker and a farmer.
She lived most of her life in the Weimar area, but lived in Seagoville for the past six years.
Miss Krasucki is survived by four nieces, Wilma McCarty of Box Springs, Helen McCarty of Pasadena, Josephine Burk of Seagoville and Agnes Fry of Houston; four great-nephews, Terry McCarty, Gerald Burk, Ricky Burk and Steven Jordan; and two great-nieces, Debra Maddox and Cheryl Jordan.
The Weimar Mercury, February 20, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck.
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD HERE FOR MOULTON MAN
Burial services for Henry Krause, 85, who died Friday in Moulton were held here Sunday morning at Odd Fellows Rest. Burial was under direction of Masonic Lodge of Moulton. Mr. Krause was a former resident of Columbus. He married Miss Minna Hahn of Columbus. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Menefee of Beaumont and Mrs. Kado Holcomb of Houston. Burial services were arranged by Untermeyer Bros.
Colorado County Citizen, September 14, 1938, Pg. 1.
From the Files ofDavid Hahn.
Krause, John Henry
DIED, in this city yesterday morning, of diphtheria, JOHN HENRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Krause, aged 6 years, 8 months and 7 days. H was a bright, intelligent and promising little fellow, the pride of his parents hearts and a general favorite. His afflicted parents have the sincere sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. The remains were committed ot the dust at 11 oclock yesterday morning. He has escaped a world of turmoil, sorrow and disappointments to dwell in eternal bliss. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]
Colorado Citizen, September 9, 1886
Krause, John William (Johann Wilhelm)
John W. Krause Dies Suddenly; Funeral Friday
Funeral Services were held July 8 at Untermeyer Funeral home for John W. Krause, 83, who died suddenly of a heart attack while working in the yard the day before. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Rev. H. I. Anderson officiating.
Mr. Krause was born Mar. 2, 1883 in Frelsburg, to Mr. and Mrs. John William Krause, Sr. one of 9 children. In 1916 he married Loraine White, and the couple made their home in Columbus thereafter except for a 13-year period in Goliad. Mr. Krause was a baker before he retired.
He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Ben Frels of Houston, and Mrs. Arthur Schweke of New Ulm; a brother, Henry F. Krause of Schulenburg; 2 daughters Mrs.. Gary Starbuck of Red River, New Mexico and Mrs. W. M. Willis of Eagle Lake; and 4 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Edgar Litzmann, Thomas Glithero, Albert Brune, Carl Mattern, Louis Walvogel, all of Columbus and Jack Willis of Eagle Lake.
Colorado County Citizen, July 14, 1966
Krause, Loraine Lois (White)
MRS. LORAINE KRAUSE
Funeral services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbus Saturday for Mrs. Loraine Krause. The Rev. Robert Littlehales officiated, with Reagan Anderson serving as acolyte. [Interment made in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery] Mrs. Krause died at Columbus Community Hospital Nov. 16 of a heart attack. She was born May 16, 1891 in Columbus, daughter of C. H. and Lena Thuelemeyer White. She attended Columbus schools, and in 1915 was married to John Krause who preceded her in death in 1966. They owned a bakery in Columbus and later in Goliad, moving back to Columbus in the 1930's. Mrs. Krause was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the Women of St. John's. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frances Starbuck of Red River, N.M. and Mrs. Iva Ann Willis of Eagle Lake; three grandsons and one granddaughter. Pallbearers were C. F. Hardy, Edward W. Price, Neville Miekow and David, Walter and Marshall Willis of Houston. Honorary pallbearers were Thurmond West, T. W. Glithero, Albert Hausner, Louis Waldvogel and D. W. Heck.
Colorado County Citizen, November 23, 1978
Submitted by David Hahn
Krause, Robert Edward
Little Robert Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Krause, of this city, died on the 12th inst, aged five years, three months and four days. The parents and relatives of the precious one have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. He was buried at 4 oclock yesterday evening in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The angels of that beautiful world
Sped softly oer the shining way,
And passed beside his gentle form,
And bore your darling one away.
Colorado Citizen, December 14, 1882, page 3
Esteemed Moulton Lady Answers Last Summons
Funeral services for Mrs. Mina Krause, wife of Henry Krause, an old and respected citizen of Moulton, were held in Columbus Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock with interment in Odd Fellows' Rest cemetery. Rev. Father James Massollier of the Catholic faith pronounced the rites of the church at the grave. Deceased ws 65 years, six months and five days of age at the time of demise, and had been a life-long resident of Colorado county, Live Oak Hill being her birthplace. She was married to Mr. Krause on August 8, 1875, and of this union two daughters survive, Mrs. H. A. Menefee of Moulton, and Mrs. Guy T. Halton of Port Arthur. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marie J. Krause, also resides at Moulton. Mrs. Krause was esteemed and admired by all who knew her for the kindly, womanly virtues of her life exemplified, and a large circle of warm friends mourn her demise.
Colorado County Citizen, September 3, 1923
Submitted by David Hahn.
DOUBLE FUNERAL MONDAY
A double funeral took place at St. Michaels Cemetery Monday morning, when the bodies of Cyril Krecmer, a well known and popular farmer living a few miles west of town, and his little 2-year-old son, were laid to rest, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service. Mr. Krecmer and his little babe were victims of the flu. The baby son died Saturday night at 10 oclock and was followed in death by the father Sunday morning at 4 oclock, their deaths being just six hours apart. They were sick about eight or nine days. A widow and little daughter 5 years old are the sole survivors of the family. Mr. Krecmer was an upright, honest, good citizen, well liked by a large circle of friends and neighbors, and his sad death, as well as that of his baby son, is deeply and sincerely regretted. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved widow and little daughter.
Weimar Mercury, February 7, 1919, page 1
LIVE OAK-CONTENT NEWS
This section was greatly shocked Sunday when the sad news reached here that Mr. Cyril Krecmer and his little son died at their home near New Brunn, on the W. W. Williams farm. This noble young man and his little son were attacked by influenza several days ago, and was followed by pneumonia. Mrs. Krecmer was well known in this section and was liked by all. Mr. Krecmer married Miss Kruppa of the Shatto section several years ago. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.
Weimar Mercury, February 7, 1919, page 8
Krecmer, Joseph L.
Joe Krecmer Funeral Held Here April 3
Funeral services for Joseph L. Krecmer, 67, of Weimar were held Saturday, April 3, from St. Michaels Catholic Church, with Father Charles Carolan officiating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Krecmer died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Youens Memorial Hospital of a heart attack.
A lifelong resident of the area, he was born May 13, 1914, a son of Joseph and Sophie (Raska) Krecmer. He married Edna Miksch here on Feb 10, 1947.
A World War II veteran, he served overseas with a tank division of the US Army from 1942 to 1945. He was member of VFW Post ___ here.
His wife survives, along with a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Dennis Stavinoha of Houston, two grandchildren, Jason and Amy Stavinoha of Houston, a brother, Robert C. Krecmer, and a sister, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Lebeda, both of Weimar.
Pallbearers were Joe V. Adamcik, Henry Adamcik, Edwin Billeck, Adolph Janecka, Herbert Wick and Frank Lebeda, all members of the VFW post.
Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1982
Kreidler, Sue (Colly)
Sue Colly Kreidler, 66, of McAllen, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1994.
Morn in New Orleans, La., she grew up in Eagle Lake and attended Ward-Belmont in Nashville and Texas A&I in Kingsville. She was Most Worthy Matron of the MacAllen Order of the Eastern Star Chapter; a member of San Juan Chapter 627; member of LUV Doll Club; was a founding member of Chapter DS & DH of PEO; a member of Pan American Round Table and operated Abra Cadabra Needle Magic for several years. A past member of the Opera Guild, she was active in the dinner theatre group, VIPs. Mrs. Kreidler was also past president of McAllen Federation of Women's Clubs.
Funeral services were held Nov. 22, at the chapel of Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen with Rev,. Daryl Johnson and Rev. Sandy Kern officiating. Graveside services and interment were held Nov. 23, at the Masonic Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Local arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.
Mrs. Kriedler is survived by her husband, Maynard Kreidler of McAllen; daughters Mary Maude Wiginton of McAllen and Su Ellen Jones of Dallas; sons, John Kreidler of McAllen and Colly Kreidler of Austin; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1007 Walnut, McAllen, TX 78501, or Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cottey College, 1000 w. Austin, Nevada, MO. 64772.
Colorado County Citizen, November 23, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
Krejci, Anna (Cerny)
Final Rites for Mrs. Joe Krejci, 77, Held Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe R. Krejci, 77, whose death in Youens Hospital early Sunday morning followed that of her husband by just 15 days, were held Monday at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Frank Svoboda of Taylor officiated, speaking in both Czech and English.
Mrs. Krejcis health had been failing steadily since an operation ten years ago. She had been taken to the hospital Saturday, and died at 2:50 the following morning.
Born Anna Cerny in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of Marie and Vaclav Cerny. She and her husband brought their four children to America in 1911, settling in Fayette County. After several years there they lived at New Bielau a year, and in 1916 bought the farm a few miles south of Weimar where both spent the rest of their lives. A son, Charlie, the only child born to them in this country, died 21 years ago at the age of 20.
The Krejcis became American citizens in 1916. An industrious couple, they had a wide circle of friends. One of the high spots in their life was the 60th wedding anniversary at their home last October, when many relatives nd friends attended their open house.
Their companions and helpers the past 20 years have been their son-in-law and youngest daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Aleridge Rosenbaum.
Surviving also are two other daughters, Mrs. William Krizak of Baytown and Mrs. Adolf Shumbera of Weimar; a son, Emil Krejci of Baytown; a sister, Mrs. Frank Richter, and a brother, Frank Cerny, both living in Czecholovakia[sic]; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers at the funeral were Mrs. Krejcis grandsons, Ad., Joe, Emil G. and Charles L. Shumbera, Clarence M., George H. and Emil Krejci Jr., Joe Krizak and Leland Hensley. Honorary pallbearers were Chas. Miska, John Hadash, Chas. Hartensteiner Cr.[sic], Frank Anders, Adolf Hollek, Lester Miculka, Wm. Otto and Louis Stech.
Weimar Mercury, August 13, 1954, page 1 and 5
Bois D Arc News
We are sorry to report the death of the little girl baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krejci, which occurred near Borden Friday evening. The funeral took place in Weimar [Masonic Cemetery] Saturday morning about 10 oclock. Our heart goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, September 23, 1921, page 8
Krejci, Celie (Marek)
Krejci Funeral Scheduled Thursday Here
Funeral services for Celie Marek Krejci were scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Hubbard Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Weimar Cemetery.
Mrs. Krejci died Monday, July 4, at the age of 93.
Mrs. Krejci was born on Feb. 18, 1901, outside Hallettsville, Tex. to John and Rosie Fojt.
She married Emil Krejci on Nov. 27, 1923 and the couple had five children: Dorothy Krejci Hensley, Clarence Krejci, George Krejci, Shirley Anne Krejci Robinson and Emil Krejci, Jr.
The family lived in the Weimar area during the Depression years during which they lost their home in a fire.
They later moved to Rosenberg. Her husband preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include a number of grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
The Weimar Mercury, July 7, 1994
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Charlie Krejci Dead
Mr. Charlie Krejci, aged 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Krejci of Content, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital in Flatonia, died Wednesday morning. The operation took place. about two weeks ago and he seemed to be getting along finely, but the first of the week there was a sudden change for the worst and he passed away very quickly.
The remains were brought back to the family home at Content, and this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 oclock were laid to rest In the Masonic Cemetery here.
A fine young man has gone from among us! The Mercury next week will contain a suitable obituary. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, October 20, 1933, page 1
Mr. Charlie Krejci--Sketch of His Life
Mr. Charlie Krejci, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Krejci of the Content community, was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Fayette county. The first year of his life was spent with his parents at New Bielau,when the family moved to Content, where he resided up to the time of his untimely death. He had lived there twenty years. He had very good health up to the time he was 14 years old, when he had a case of pneumonia. However, he thereafter was blessed with good health up to a short time before he was stricken with appendicitis. He was then taken to the hospital in Flatonia and operated on. He seemed to get along finely until a day or so preceding his death, when a sudden and unexpected change took place, necessitating a second operation, from which, in his weakened condition, he failed to rally, and his death followed soon afterward. He was operated on Oct. 2, and his death ensued Oct. 17.
The remains were brought to the family home in Content community and on the following Thursday afternoon at 2:30 they were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery of this place, Rev. Vilt, minister from Needville, officiating in an impressive burial service. Services were held at the family residence in the Bohemian language, and at the grave in both Bohemian and English.
The pall bearers were John Hadash, Edwin Hartenstein, EmiI Dusek, Joe Dusek, Joe Hollek, Henry Krizak and Henry Kunetka. The flower girls were Misses Eran Brandes. Marcella Dusek, Tillie Schenk, Loretta Krizak, Agnes Dusek and Millie Christen. The wreath bearer was Miss Mary Dusek.
Deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Krejci, three sisters, Mrs. Adolf Shumbera, Mrs. Willie Krizak and Miss Louise Krejci, and one brother, Mr. Emil Krejci. One brother died in infancy.
Charlie was a faithful and consistent member of the Evangelical faith, and was also a member of the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge of Weimar.
Charlie was a fine young man, a general favorite among his friends and acquaintances, and his sad death has brought much sorrow to all.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1933., page 1
Krejci, Emil Melvin
Emil Krejci Funeral Held Here Sunday
Funeral services for Emil M. Krejci Sr., 85, of Rosenberg were held Sunday, March 31, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.
Krejci, a former Weimar resident, died March 28 in Leisure Lodge Nursing Center at Rosenberg.
Born April 11, 1899, in Austria, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krejci, who brought their children to America in 1911, settling first in Fayette County. They moved to the New Bielau area in 1916. Emil Krejci married Celie Marek of Bila Hora in 1923, and they moved to Rosenberg in 1943. He was in the building and contracting business.
His wife survives him, along with two sons, George Krejci of Needville and Emil J. Krejci of Rosenberg; two daughters, Mrs. Anne Robinson and Mrs. Dorothy Hensley, both of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Krejci; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Millie Krizak of Baytown, Mrs. Ludmilla Shumbera and Mrs. Libby Rosenbaum of Weimar. A son, Clarence, preceded him in death.
Serving as pallbearers were grandsons George Krejci Jr.; Clarence Krejci Jr., Emil Krejci Jr., Leland Hensley Jr., Robert E. Monroe Jr., and Norbert, Billy and Raymond Krejci.
Weimar Mercury, April 4, 1985, p. 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
The 2-year-and-4-months old child of Frank Krejci and wife, which was shot in the stomach last week while playing with a pistol, died Friday as a result of the accident, and the remains were buried Saturday afternoon in the cemetery west of town. Mr. and Mrs. Krejci have the sympathy of many friedds[sic] in their misfortune.
Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1915
Krejci, Frank J.
Funeral Services For Frank Krejci, 88, Held Saturday
Funeral services for Frank Krejci, 88, resident of this area more than 50 years, were held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. George E. Fuchs, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiated. Special music was rendered by the church choir and Robert Hilscher of Houston.
Mr. Krejci suffered a heart attack at his home in the Borden community Thursday morning and died at 7:30 p.m., that night in Youens Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1874, in Czechoslovakia, he emigrated to this country in 1905, his ship landing in Galveston. There he married Miss Tillie Valenta in 1906, and they moved to a farm near Weimar in 1911. In 1956 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their farm, with many relatives and friends attending.
Nine children were born to the Krejcis, 6 of them surviving to adulthood. It was the chief ambition of both Mr. and Mrs. Krejci to give their children the higher education which had been denied the parents, and through diligent effort this ambition was realized.
Two of the children died as infants and a daughter, Martha, died at the age of 12. Flight Officer Frank J. Krejci Jr. died in an airplane crash in 1943, at the age of 23. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Suler of Richmond, died at the age of 40.
Surviving Mr. Krejci in addition to his widow are 4 children, Dr. Joe C. Krejci of Phillips, Mrs. O. R. (Tillie) Helmcamp and Mrs. Harley (Viola) Cox of Houston and Mrs. Andrew (Alice) Braikovich of Galveston; 8 grandchildren, Fay Deen Krejci, Student at Texas Tech, Mary Jo Krejci of Phillips, Mrs. Abraham Hochman of Rosenberg, Frank Suler, instructor at the University of Houston, Jeanette Helmcamp, student at the University of Houston, Ronald Braikovich of Galveston and Bonnie Sue and Donald Cox of Houston; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Henry Brasher, John Hajovsky, Edward Hanzelka, John Heger, Alfred Kainer, Emil Krejci, Cecil Schutz and Adolf Shumbera Jr.
Weimar Mercury, November 15, 1962, pages 1 and 8
Krejci, Frank J. Jr.
FRANK KREJCI, JR. KILLED IN PLANE CRASH, JAN. 15
Word of the tragic death of Flight Office Frank J. Krejci., Jr., reached here Saturday morning. He was killed in an airplane crash at Barksdale Field, La., about 7 oclock Friday evening, when he and six other officers of the flying force were taking off on a night practice flight. The plane, a medium bomber, failed to make the take off and it dipped down and turned over, killing five members of its crew. Two escaped.
Other members of the planes crew killed were : Second Lieut. William E. Mitchell, 22, Cuba, Ala., pilot; Second Lieut. Melvin W. Kislingbury, 31, Winslow, Ariz; Second Lieut. Weldon C. Randall, 26, of San Antonio; Staff Sgt. Thomas G. Pavlinich, 27 Beaver Falls, Pa.
Young Krejcis body was brought to Weimar Monday at noon and on Tuesday afternoon at 3 oclock funeral services were held at the family residence in the Borden community, with the Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. Interment was made in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Flight Officer Frank Remmele of Barksdale Field, a companion of the deceased, was sent as escort by the U. S. Army. Remmele served in the same company with Krejci in Puerto Rico and Barksdale Field.
Otto Rahlwes Post, American Legion, of Weimar, rendered military escort and services at the grave. Pallbearers were Cpl. William Hudec and Pvt. Joe L. Krecmer, now in the U. S. Army, Willie Ripper, Fred Billeck, Robt Kosler, Louis Janda, O. E. Leidolf and Paul Brunner, American Legion members. Military part of the service was under the direction of Post Commander A. J. Kristek.
Young Krejci was born October 6, 1919, near Weimar and was reared here, graduating from Weimar High School in 1937. He attended the University of Texas two years, and in 1939 enlisted in the air corps, being sent to Borriques Field, Puerto Rico. He received a transfer to Kelly Field, then to Victoria, and finally was commissioned a Flight Officer at Ellington Field on December 13, 1942. Shortly after receiving his commission, he was sent to Barksdale Field where he remained until the fatal crash Friday night.
He was married to Miss Lillian Oncken of Weimar on January 2, 1943, at Shreveport, La. Flight Officer Krejcis death is the first reported loss of life, from other than natural causes, for the Weimar area.
Survivors beside his bride of less than two weeks, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs., Frank J. Krejci, Sr., of Weimar; one brother, Joe Krejci of Kaw, Okla.; and four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Helmcamp of Houston, Mrs. Andrew Braikovich of Galveston, Mrs. Julius Suler of Richmond, and Miss Viola Krejci of Houston.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jakovich, Mr. C. Braikovich, Mrs. J. C. Cihlar, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Braikovich, all of Galveston; Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Krejci and little daughter, Fay Deen, of Kaw, Okla.; Mrs. Yarbro of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Helmcamp and baby daughter, Jeannette Marie, and Miss Viola Krejci of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Suler and daughter, Tillie Marie of Richmond; and Flight Officer Frank Remmele of Barksdale Field, La.
The Mercury joins a host of friends of the deceased in extending sincere condolence to the bereaved wife, parents, brothers and sisters.
Weimar Mercury, January 22, 1943, page 1
Krejci, Joe Robert
Joe R. Krejci, 88, Succumbs, Funeral Here Saturday
Funeral services for Joe R. Krejci, 88, who died at 8:30 this (Thursday) morning at his home south of Weimar, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at Hubbard Funeral Home.
Rev. Frank Svoboda of Tyler will officiate. Burial will be in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Krejcis health has been steadily failing the past six years, but until very recently he had been active for a man his age. Wednesday night he lapsed into a coma which ended in the death 12 hours later.
Born October 7, 1865, in Czechoslovakia, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Krejci. He married Miss Anna Cerny there Sept. 29, 1893, and they emigrated to America in 1911, settling near Weimar. Last fall they held open house for a large number of relatives and friends, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Krejci was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed Church here and the SPJST lodge.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ad. Shumbera and Mrs. Aleridge Rosenbaum of Weimar and Mrs. Willie Krizak of Baytown; one son, Emil Krejci of Rosenberg; one brother, Frank Krejci of Weimar, 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Weimar Mercury, July 23, 1954, page 1
Death of a Popular, Beloved Little Girl
Martha Krejci, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krejci of the Borden section, who was taken to San Antonio a few days ago for an appendicitis operation, succumbed to her troubles and died Tuesday afternoon. We are told that the little girls condition was so bad when it was first discovered that she was suffering with appendicitis that her appendix burst ere she reached San Antonio. Everything possible was done for her, but without avail.
The remains were brought home for interment Tuesday night, and the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of town. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran pastor, officiating in a touching burial service.
Martha was in her 13th year, and was one of the brightest and most beloved little girls of this entire section. At school here she was a universal favorite and easily led in all her classes. She was the idol of her parents, and her death has brought sadness to many hearts throughout this section.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends.
Weimar Mercury, June 14, 1929, page 1
Krejci, Tillie (Valenta)
Funeral Service For Mrs. Krejci Held Thursday
Funeral services were held Thurday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Chapel here for Mrs. Frank Krejci Sr. who died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at St. Josephs Hospital in Houston. She was 88.
Rev. Robert N. Crawford, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiated. He was assisted by Nick A. Morris, president of the Supreme Lodge of the SPJST fraternal organization of Texas, of which
Mrs. Krejci was a 50-year member.
Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Krejci, daughter of Joseph and Theresa Valenta, was born Feb. 2, 1882 in Czechoslovakia. She came to this country in 1905 and married Frank Krejci the following year in Galveston, where they made their home for five years before moving to the Weimar area. Mr. Krejci died in 1962. For the past two years Mrs. Krejci has lived with her children.
Of the nine children born to them, the four surviving are Dr. Joe C. Krejci of Phillips, Mrs. Oscar (Tillie) Helmcamp of Houston, Mrs. Andrew (Alice) Braikovich of Galveston, and Mrs. Harley (Viola) Cox of Houston. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The five children who preceded Mrs. Krejci in death were Mrs. Mary Suler, Flight Office Frank J. Krejci Jr., Miss Martha Krejci, and two infants.
Pallbearers were Henry Brasher Jr., F. F. Brasher, John Hajovsky, Ed. Hanzelka, Leland Hensley, and Adolph Shumbera Jr.
Weimar Mercury, May 7 , 1970
Browse all obituaries with Krenek/Cranek/Crenek surnames
In the death of Mr. Phillip Kretschmer, who departed this life on the 19 instant, Columbus loses one of her old-time business men, who has been a resident of the city for twenty-one years. He died after a three weeks' illness of inflammation of the bowels and other maladies, in his forty-eighth year. He was born at Maffersdorf, Bohemia, April, 1849, and in his twenty-fourth year removed to Weimar in this county, where he resided about eighteen months, coming to Columbus in 1876. He assisted the late Mr. Theodore Harde in business until his death last Thursday. Mr. Kretschmer was of a quiet, unobtrusive disposition, attending strictly to his own business, and had many friends among those who knew him best. His remains were committed to earth last Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock under the auspices of Odd Fellows and Hermann Sons, the Rev. H. C. Howard officiating at the residence and the grave. To the bereaved relatives the Citizen tenders sorrowful sympathy. [Interment Columbus City Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, died: Aug 19, 1897
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm.
Kretzschmar, Augusta (Johse)
Funeral services for Mrs Augusta Kretzschmar, 87 year old resident of Ramsey were held Monday in the Mill Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. G Wolf officiating.
Mrs Kretzschmar, who died in the home of her daughter, Mrs Ada Finney, in Ramsey, was born near Cat Spring Jan. 21, 1863 and had lived in Ramsey since World War I.
Survivors include 4 sons, Arno and Leo Kretzschmar of Ramsey, Hillie Kretzschmar of Ramsey, Reuben Kretzschmar of El Paso, 4 sisters, Mrs Ellie Litzmann of Columbus, Mrs Ida Sens of Comfort, Mrs Minna Buechmann and Mrs Teresa Goebel of Sealy, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Henry and George Kretzschmar, James Finney, Milton Nelson, Woodie Ludwig and Daniel Becker.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, near Eagle Lake.
Colorado County Citizen, Jun 29, 1950
Contributed by Terry Jackson
Kretzschmar, Christina R. (Kainer)
Mrs. Christina R. Kretzschmar. age 82. of Eagle Lake, passed away July 25 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Eagle Lake, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 27 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating. Funeral services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]
Rosary was recited Friday, July 26, at the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel and was led by Mrs. Carolyn Noska.
Mrs. Kretzschmar was born, April 13, 1903 in Weimar, Texas to Fred Kainer and Veronica Dreitner Kainer. She had been a resident of the Ramsey and Eagle Lake area since 1921.
She married Hillie John Kretzschmar, on November 6, 1922 and he preceeded[sic] her in death November 16, 1980.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake and a member of the altar society.
Survivors include, daughters, Mrs. Woodrow L. "Leola" Ludwig, Bay City; Mrs. Milton 0. "Betty Jean" Nelson, Mentz; sister, Mrs. Adela Emmel, Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Julie Briges, Sandra Welfel both of Bay City; David Nelson, Sealy; Randy Nelson, Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Travis Nelson of Cat Spring. Five grand and 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of loved ones.
Colorado County Citizen, August 8, 1985
NATIVE SETTLER DEAD
From the Eagle Lake Headlight we learn of the death of Mr. E. Kretzschmar, a native of Colorado county, which occurred at the family home at Ramsey Sunday before last, aged 64 years. He is survived by his widow, four sons, Arno, Hillie, Leo and Reuben, and one daughter, Mrs. Clark Finney. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1927, page 1
George Kretzschmar, 90, of Columbus, and former resident of Eagle Lake and Bay City, passed away April 9, at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center Hospital in Weimar.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1912 to Arnold and Annie (Hollien) Kretzschmar in Ramsey. He served at the rank of Sgt. with the U.S. Army during WW II and served in battles of Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennnes and the Rhineland. He was awarded the EAME Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, and earned his Combat Infantry Badge on Dec. 12, 1944. He was employed by Central Power and Light Company in Eagle Lake for many years before moving to Matagorda County and retiring in 1978 at their warehouse in Bay City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Fern Taylor Kretzschmar; parents; and sister, Gussie Harborth.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Linda Kretzschmar of New Caney, and Tom and Cherie Moore of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law, Henry L. Sr, and Lucille Kretzshmar of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Charlie Kretschmar, Andrew Kretschmar, Deborah Moore, David Moore, John Moore, and Bill Moore; 11 greatgrandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and loved ones.
Funeral services were held Aril 11 from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Clements Richards, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers were David Moore, John Moore, Edward Harborth, Henry Lloyd Kretzschmar, Jr., Andrew Kretzschmar, and Charlie Kretzschmar. Alternate pallbearer was Elton Varnadore.
Colorado County Citizen April 24, 2002
Submitted by Mike Mattern
Kretzschmar, Henry Lloyd Sr.
Henry Lloyd Kretzschmar, Sr.
Henry Kretzschmar was born October 8, 1915, to Arnold and Annie (Hollien) Kretzschmar in Ramsey, Texas.
Henry graduated in the 1935 Class of Eagle Lake High School. May 24, 1936 he married Lucille Duddleston in the Lutheran parsonage in Sealy, because the bridge on the road to Columbus was out.
A private in the US Army in World War 2, Henry served as an expert rifleman, was in the landing on Omaha Beach, fought in the Ardennes, and saw further combat in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Purple Heart. Frostbite damaged his feet, a life-long affliction. He was discharged honorably in 1945.
After the war he worked for A. J. Struss Auto Supply, and owned and operated an appliance store. He also worked at the funeral home. He was a “people person” and believed in public service. He was a member of the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club since 1975, serving in many offices including National President. He was a member of Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, four years as Fire Chief.
He loved to travel, having owned two camping trailers and two motor homes. This past Thanksgiving he visited family members in Littleton, CO. He loved woodworking making magazine holders, napkin holders, dust pans, crosses, tables and various other wood products. .
Henry Kretzschmar was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake. He loved music and always had a hymn request on hymn request Sunday.
Pallbearers: Russell Konesheck, John Konesheck, Charles Kretzschmar, Marvin Duddleston, Brian Sulak, Michael Kretzschmar.
Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Dulany, Frank Navarro, Barry Shepherd, Darrell Williams, David Haas, Members of the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department and members of Grace Lutheran Church.
Memorials in Henry's honor can be made to the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Burial January 12, 2012, in Lakeside Cemetery, from Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Pastors Bill Mosley and Walter Miller, presiding.
Leo Kretzchmar[sic], age 87, of Eagle Lake passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1990 at the Southwest Medi-Plex in Austin following a brief illness.
He was born in Ramsey, Colorado County, Texas, to Emil and August[a] Josey [sic] Kretzschmar. A lifelong resident of our area, Mr. Kretzschmar worked as a carpenter for R. H. Reese Contracting of Eagle Lake most of his life. He loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could with nature. He gained a great deal of expertise in bee-keeping and was noted for raising queen bees which he shipped throughout the U S. and Europe.
He was a life member of the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., joining in 1926 and serving over 20 years with the department.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mrs. Vellie Grote Kretzschmar, in 1985; his daughter in 1982, Mrs. Gladys May Schenk; one sister and three brothers.
Survivors include his granddaughter, Mrs. Gladys Stansberry of Austin; two great grandchildren, Blayne and Meagan Stansberry, both of Austin; a brother, Ruben Kretzschmar of El Paso; numerous nieces, and nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 1990, from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. John Anderson, Pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake, officiating.
Interment followed at the Lakeside Cemetery of Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were Henry Kretzschmar, Sr., Henry L. Kretzschmar, Jr., Ed Harborth, Edward Walker, Adolph Vecera and Robert Fnney.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, November 29., 1990
Kretzschmar, Myrtle (Warschak)
Myrtle Warschak Kretzschmar, 83, of the Lone Oak community passed away June 22 at her residence near Lone Oak.
She was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Pesak [sic.] Community near Frelsburg to Edward and Francis Maertz Warschak. She was rancher and homemaker. She also loved gardening, flowers; especially zinnias and her devoted and best companion Bingo, the boxer dog.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Francis Maertz Warschak; brother, Ervin J. Warschak; and sister, Lola Cejka.
She is survived by her sister, Maurine Schley and husband Marvin, of Lone Oak; sister-in-law, Margaret Warschak of Bernardo; two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services took place June 24 at Henneke Funeral Home. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.
Pallbearers were Bobby Cejka, Edward Wilde, Dale Rinn, Ervin Warschak Jr., Jeff Pflughaupt and Larry Vasek.
Memorials may be made to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg.
Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 2008
Courtesy The Ctizen
Kretzschmar, Oswald Henry
Funeral services for Oswald H. Kretzschmar, 56, were conducted from the Lutheran Church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
Mr Kretzschmar's death occurred Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. He was born at Bernardo March 9th 1883, the son of Richard and Adeline Kretzschmar. On May 15th 1912 he married Miss Emma Venghaus. The family lived at Yoakum for four years and then returned to Colorado County where they lived near Altair, near Mentz and in Columbus.
He is survived by his aged mother, his widow, two children - Elsie and Elmore, two sisters - Mrs Pauline Jones of Texas City and Mrs Henry Ilse of Columbus, and by one brother, W D Kretzschmar of Glidden.
Interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest under the direction of Untermeyer Brothers.
Colorado County Citizen, June 1, 1939
Note: baptismal records state Kretzschmar was born at Cat Spring. Contributed by Terry Jackson
Kretzschmar, Vellie (Grote)
Funeral services for Mrs. Vellie Kretzschmar, age 92, of Eagle Lake, passed away April 29 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital, was held April 30 at the Dulaney[sic] Funeral Home Chapel, with the Pastor Walter Probst officiating of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cat Spring. Burial wa[s] held at Lakeside Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dulaney[sic] Funeral Home.
Vellie Kretzschmar was born November 10, 1892 in Wesley to Wilhelm Grote and Julia Beane Grote. She was a Eagle Lake resident for 50 years and a member of Lutheran Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Gladys Schenek in 1982.
Survivors include her husband, Leo Kretzschmar, Eagle Lake; brother, Walter Grote, Austin; granddaughter, Mrs. Gladys Stansberry, Manchaca, two great-granddaughters, Blayne and Meagan Stansberry of Manchaca.
Pallbearers: Adolph Vecera, Robert Finney, Edward Walker, Edward Harborth, Kenry[sic] Kretzschmar and Jooe[sic] Lee Foster.
Colorado County Citizen, May 9, 1985
Krhovjak, Elsie M. (Ohnheiser)
Elsie M. Krhovjak, 88, of Glidden, passed away June 25, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Schulenburg to Edward and Anna Billeck Ohnheiser. She married Ladik Krhovjak Oct. 23, 1946 and was a homemaker. She had been a residet of Glidden since 1953.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and daughter, Shirley Alleyn.
She is survived by her son, Don W. Krhovjak of Houston; foster daughter, Susan and husband Dr. Herman Patino, of New Mexico; son-in-law, Michael Alleyn of Houston and eight grandchildren, Kevin and Chris Krhovjak, Hal and Sarah Kunz, June Schobel, April Fayette, Blake and Brent Alleyn and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services took place June 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Domingo DeLlano and Deacong Bennie Holesovsky officiating. In-terment followed at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kevin and Chris Krhovjak, Hal Kunz, Gary Stavinoha, Brent Alleyn and Clay Fayette.
Colorado County Citizen, July 2, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen
Death of An Old Time Settler
Mr. Frank Kristek, Early Settler of This Section, Passes Unto His Reward.
In the death of Mr. Frank Kristek early Monday morning, there passed from among us one of the early settlers of this section, and a man who was highly regarded by all who knew him. He was a quiet, good, peaceloving man, and surrounded by every comfort that loving hands could. minister unto him, he passed unto his Creator.
Mr. Kristek was born in Austria in 1836, and came to this country in 1871, first settling in the Bluff Settlement, in Fayette county, where the greater part of his life was spent. For the last fifteen to eighteen years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Janak, near the southeastern city limits.
Mr. Kristek was the father of four children-- George Kristek of the Holman section, Adolf Kristek of Flatonia, Mrs. John Janak of this community, and one child dead. Mr. Kristek's wife preceded him to the grave some thirty-five years ago.
The remains were laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, the funeral services being attended by a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends.
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved family in their affliction.
Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1921, page 1
Krizak, Albina (Muhlstein)
Albina Krizak Funeral Service Held July 9
Albina Muhlstein Krizak, 91, of Weimar, passed away on July 6.
Funeral services were held July 9 at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.
Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Albina Muhlstein Krizak was born to John and Frances Smolik Muhlstein on Aug. 9, 1915, in the Hackberry Community of Lavaca County.
She attended school in the Hackberry schools.
Albina married Henry Krizak of Oakland on Nov. 18, 1935.
Albina was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent her life caring for her home, garden, and flowers.
Her "green thumb" was well known and her yard showed it.
She loved working outdoors and considered caring for her dogs a joy.
She was a hardworking woman whose tasks ranged from picking cotton and pecans to working in the hydroponic greenhouses in Weimar.
She was a country girl at heart. She enjoyed making kolaches and homemade egg noodles that could often be found everywhere in the house.
Albina joined the Weimar United Church of Christ after her marriage to Henry.
Her neighbors and friends, Doris Beken, Rosie Shumbera, and Maxine Janak afforded her transportation to Weimar UCC services and meetings of the Dorcas Circle.
She enjoyed being involved in the activities of the church.
She loved passing time with visits on the telephone with her friends.
Albina is survived by her sons, Louis and wife Karen Krizak of Austin, and Kenneth and Julia Krizak of Weimar; grandchildren, Gaylon and wife Jeanette Krizak, Stephanie and husband Derrek White, and Nicole and husband Alex Bozek; great-grandchildren, Colleen Krizak, Erin Krizak, and William Krizak White; sister, Frances Melnar sisters-in-law, Lou Muhlstein and Viola Melnar; brother-in-law, Lester Krizak; and nieces, nephews, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, and three brothers.
Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Berger, Darrin Holub, Kelly Janak Mack Janak, Alan Koehn and Les Simmons.
Weimar Mercury, July 19, 2007, page 2A
Krizak, Alvina C. (Barton)
Funeral Services For Mrs. Krizak; 78, Held Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Alvina Barton Krizak, 78, lifelong resident of the Weimar-Oakland area, were held Friday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery
Rev. George Fuchs, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiated.
Mrs. Krizak died at 2 a.m. Thursday as she was being taken to the hospital after her condition had suddenly worsened. She had been ill about two months.
Born Feb. 27, 1884, at Content, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barton. She was married to Joe F. Krizak in 1902 and he died in 1936. The last 43 years she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, the Milton Hoffmanns, near Oakland. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.
Surviving are five sons, Melvin and Willie Krizak of Baytown, Henry Krizak of Weimar, Lester and Emil Krizak of Oakland; seven daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Edna) Fojt of Baytown, Mrs. Emil (Bessie) Dusek and Mrs. Hilton (Lottie) Leppin of Weimar, Mrs. Eddie (Loretta) Hoffmann and Mrs. Milton (Margaret) Hoffmann of Oakland, Mrs. August (Hattie) Schlebach of Schulenburg and Mrs. Victor (Viola) Melnar of Hallettsville; 34 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Barton of Weimar, and one sister, Mrs. Barbara Brunkenhoefer of Weimar.
Pallbearers were grandson, Oscar McCullough, Emil Joe Dusek, Edwin Ray Fojt, James C. Fojt, Kenneth Krizak, and Eugene Krizak. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Krizak, Maurice Hoffmann, Larry Melnar, Marvin Leppin, Melvin Krizak Jr., Joe W. Krizak, Earl Leppin and Louis Krizak.
Weimar Mercury, January 17, 1963, page 1
Krizak, Annie Theresa (Ptacek)
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Theresa Krizak, 64, a resident of Baytown 41 years, were held Friday morning in Baytown with final graveside rites at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in Weimar.
Mrs. Krizak of 2630 W. Main died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in a Baytown hospital. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Society, KJZT Society and SPJST Society.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin J. Krizak of Baytown; three sons, Melvin W Krizak, Eugene J. Krizak and Daniel J. Krizak, all of Baytown; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine A. Rossow of Baytown; three sisters, Miss Lydia Ptacek and Mrs. Agnes Clawson of Baytown and Mrs. Edith Florus of Crosby; one brother, C. (Dutch) Ptacek of Baytown. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren.
A liturgical wake was held on Thursday night at Earthman Chapel. Services Friday were held at 8:30 a.m. at Earthman Chapel and at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Denis Kennedy of St. Joseph's officiating. The graveside service Friday afternoon was at St. Michael's Cemetery in Weimar. Burial was under direction of Earthman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Charlie Kava, Edwin Fojt, Robert LaVergne, Joe Krizak, Gene Bauer and Louis Sobotik.
Baytown Sun, Friday, October 7, 1966
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Krizak, Joseph F.
NEWS OF OAKLAND SECTION
The death of Mr. Joe Krizak came as a shock to his family and many friends. Mr. Krizak was 62 years old. He was the father of twelve children and several grandchildren. He purchased the August Strunk farm, about 2 miles from Oakland, several years ago and had resided here up to the time of his death. Mr. Krizak was a good citizen and was highly esteemed throughout this community. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife and children. May God in His love and mercy, comfort them in their great loss.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, November 20, 1936
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Among those present at the funeral of Mr. Joe Krizak at this place last Friday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Krizak and Mrs. Edna Fojt of Baytown and the Misses Lydia and Agnes Ptacek of Houston. They returned home Saturday.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, November 20, 1936
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Long Time Resident Is Claimed by Death
The Mercury of last issue briefly mentioned the death of Mr. Joe F. Krizak, whose death occurred in a Halletsville hospital Wednesday night of last week, following a severe operation a few days previous. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery in this city on Friday afternoon, and was attended by a large crowd of mourning relatives and friends.
Mr. Krizak was born Dec. 15, 1873, in Ratimor, Austria. He left his home in Rakovic, Austria, at an early age to emigrate to this country. He sailed from Bremen, Germany, on the first day of October 1881, and arrived in Galveston on the 29th day of October, same year. He came over on the ship, Hohenzollern. He first made his home in the Holman section north of Weimar, then moved to Weimar, where he engaged in the gin business, and for a time was in partnership with John Janak, Sr., under the firm of Janak & Krizak. Afterward he engaged in farming and some years ago bought a large, fine farm in the Oakland section, where he and his family resided up to the time of his death.
He was married to Miss Albina [Alvina] Barton on the 18th day of March, 1902. Twelve children were born to this union. He leaves to mourn his departure, besides his widow, the following children: Melvin Krizak of Baytown, Willie Krizak, Mrs. Edna Fojt, Mrs. Bessie Dusek, Henry Krizak, Emil Krizak, Miss Loretta Krizak, Mrs. Hettie Schlebach, Mrs. Milady Leppin, Lester Krizak, Miss Viola Krizak and Miss Margaret Krizak. Also twelve grandchildren. He was 62 years, 10 months and 27 days old at time of death.
Joe Krizak was well and favorably known throughout this section, where he had spent the best years of his life. He was a hard working man, an upright, good citizen, a devoted husband and father, highly regarded by neighbors and friends and his passing is noted with sincere regret by all.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, November 20, 1936, page 1
Krizak, Lester Adolph
Lester, Krizak Services Held May 31
Lester Adolph Krizak, 88, of Oakland, died May 29 at Veterans Hospital in Temple.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1918. in Weimar to Alvina Clara (Barton) Krizak and Joseph Frank Krizak. He attended Oakland School and obtained a business administration degree from Blinn College in Brenham.
On April 24, 1943, he married Ida Dora Rode in Natchez, Miss.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II.
He was stationed in Germany and France and was awarded a campaign medal with four Bronze Stars.
He worked as a rancher, a mechanic for Loessin's and Brasher's in Weimar and for a few years in Angleton for Shell Oil.
He was also a justice of the peace in Oakland for several years.
A funeral service was held on May 31 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar under the auspices of Weimar Veterans.
Interment, followed in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters, Jane Strmiska of Little River and Mary Ann Wade of Amelia, La.; one sister, Viola Melnar of Bila Hora; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on May 20, 2000, four brothers and six sisters.
Weimar Mercury, June 5, 2008, page 2A
Krizak, Millie (Krejci)
Millie Krizak Funeral Services Held Dec. 8
Millie Krizak, 90, of Baytown died Friday, Dec. 4 in Baytown.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the United Church of Christ in Weimar. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.
The service was conducted by her twin grandsons, Rev. Malcolm B. Monroe and Marshall B. Monroe.
Pallbearers were Bill Littlefield, Darrell Gray, Geary Mason, Duffie Wayne Monroe, Walter Gay and Randy Mason. Grandsons served as active and honorary pallbearers.
Millie, as she was known to many, was born March 31, 1908 in Czechoslovakia, the fourth child of Anna and Joseph Krejci. The family immigrated to Texas, and started farming in the Weimar area.
Millie married William Krizak on Nov. 22, 1927, and together they raised twelve children, Millie was a charter member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a member there for over 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe John Krejci, Emil Melvin Krejci, and Charlie Krejci; sister Ludmilla Krejci Shumbera and her husband William Shumbera ; and two of her children, Joe Krizak and Helen Krizak Melvin; and sons-in-law, Teddy Melvin and Otto (Johnny) Ray Gary; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Littlefield.
Survivors include; a sister, Libuse Krejci Rosenbaum; her children: Martha Gray, Lydia Littlefield and husband Raymond, Adela Mason and husband Glenn, Charlene Monroe and husband Duffie, Annette Rawls and husband Bryant, Millie Pearl Baxter and husband Steve, Willie Mae Barnett and husband Courtney, Dorothy Jane Bradshaw and husband Eldridge, Irene Edwina Winans and husband Doug, and Mary Rosalie McGrew; 31 grandchildren ; 43 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Weimar Mercury, December 10, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Krobroth, Frank, Sr.
Death of a Popular, Good Citizen
Frank Kroboth, Sr., Passes Away at the Family Home Near Borden.
Frank Kroboth, Sr., one of the most successful, best farmers of this section, died Thursday of last week at the family home near Borden, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral took place at the Masonic Cemetery in this city the following day, under the auspices of the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge, of which he had long been a member. Comforting words were spoken at the home and at the grave by Jos. Barton of this city, representing said lodge.
Mr. Kroboth was born Nov. 8, 1850, at Pisarov, Moravia. He died Sept. 8th. He emigrated to this country in 1890, first settling at Schulenburg. About ten years ago he moved to the vicinity of Borden, where he purchased a large farm, and lived there up to the time of his death. Mr. Kroboth was the father of thirteen children, of whom eleven are still living.
Mr. Kroboth was a hard working, successful farmer, known and like by a large circle of friends throughout this section. He leaves a widow and eleven children, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of all is extended.
Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1921, page 1
Kromeich, Nicalas Dan
Funeral services were held for N. D. Kromeich Friday at the Baptist church. He was 59 years of age. On January 26, 1930 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Hannah Clarke. Death came June 16 in Houston where he had been for some time receiving medical aid. He is survived by his wife, one sister and one brother, three half sisters and three half brothers, including J. A. Moss of this place.
Colorado County Citizen, June 23, 1932, page 3
Nicalas Dan Kromeich son of Ms. Emma Kromeich was born in Caldwell County, Mo., June 26, 1872.
He passed away in Houston, Texas, June 16, 1932 at the age of 59 years, 11 months and 10 days.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Hannah Clarke, Jan. 26, 1930.
Those mourning him in death are the heartbroken wife and four brothers, Will, Jim Moss, Amos Moss, Charlie Moss and four sisters, Ella Kelly, Mat Hays, Lydia Wachter and Ida Stotdard and a host of other close relatives and friends.
The services were conducted by Brother Wyatt of Columbus, at the Baptist Church in Rock Island.
The loved one was laid away in the Myrtle cemetery.
The evidence that remains as a dear memory to loved ones is that he passed this life with hope in Christ Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding.
O’er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say “Thy Will be done.”
By thy hand the boon was given
Thou hast taken but thy own;
Lord of earth and God of Heaven,
Evermore “Thy Will be done.”
And if our life on earth was lived
According to the words He gave,
We’re then received in mansions fair
To meet our loved ones over there.
Colorado County Citizen, June 23, 1932, page 8
Krueger, Clarence J.
Last rites for Clarence Krueger of New Ulm were held at Henneke Funeral Home Tuesday with The Rev. Werner Buckholt officiating
8urial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery at Frelsburg. Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Krueger's body was found Saturday night in a ditch on a county road a mile east of Frelsburg, the sheriff's office reported.
The body was lying In a bar ditch just west of the entrance to the Schutte Mill, officers said. A pathologist ruled that the death was the result of acute alcoholism.
An investigation into circumstances surrounding Krueger's death was continuing, the sheriff's office said.
Krueger was born Sept. 8, 1935 at Frelsburg, a son of Ronald and Martha Noska Krueger.
Survivors include his father; 4 sisters, Mrs. Harry Supak of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Rudy Jurecka of Fayetteville, Mrs., Eugene Gay of Calvert and Mrs. Gary Swenson of Columbus; 5 brothers, Lawrence of Baytown, Leon of New UIm, Wilbert of California, Allen of La Grange and Walter of Eagle Lake.
Serving as pallbearers were Emil Gully Jr., Albert E. Noska, Sylvester Zapalac Jr., Wilfred Luedecke, Vernon Warschak and James Noska.
Colorado County Citizen, February 10, 1972
Krueger, Crystal Marie
Graveside and burial services were held for Crystal Marie Krueger Tuesday, December from St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Father Tim Kosler officiating.
Crystal was born October 13, 1987 at Columbus Community Hospital to Martin Saenz and Darlene Marie Krueger.
Survivors include parents, Martin Saenz and Darlene Krueger of Alleyton; grandparents, Adam and Mary Saenz of Alleyton and Allen and Janice Krueger of Houston.
Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 1987
A German on Mr. Laas’ place, by the name of Fritz Krueger, died last Saturday morning at 6 o’clock. He had been sick for some time, but I don’t know what was his complaint. He left a family--some of them I think large enough to help in the farm work. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, March 21, 1891
WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS
We regret to note the death of Mr. Fritz Kregue, a renter on the farm of Mr. Christ Laas. The deceased has live in this community for several years and ws an honest, hard working and worthy citizen and his loss will be severely felt by the citizens of this neighborhood. Mr. Kregue haas been sick for several weeks and died Saturday at 6 o’clock, a.m. He was buried in the family graveyard near his home Saturday evening at 4 o’clock, followed by many friends to his last resting place.
Colorado Citizen, March 19, 1891, page 5
Gottfried Krieger, a well known farmer of the Borden section, died Wednesday night, of tuberculosis, and was buried the following day in the cemetery west of town. He was a member of Weimar Hermann Soehne lodge and was buried under the auspices of that order. [Interment in Weimar Mason Cemetery - death certificate also reads Krieger - tombstone is Krueger]
Weimar Mercury, May 16, 1913, page 1
Krueger, Lawrence A.
L. A. Krueger
Graveside services were held Friday, April 5, at the Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery for Lawrence A. Krueger. The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated.
Krueger was found dead at his residence April 3. He was a son of the late Roland and Martha Noska Krueger, born Aug. 2, 1932. He was a veteran of the Korean War and an oilfield worker.
Survivors include 5 sisters, Mrs. Harry Supak of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Rudie Jurecka of Fayetteville, Mrs. Eugene Gay of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Gary Swenson of Ft. Hood and Mrs. Donald Cain of Columbus; 4 brothers, Leon of New Ulm, Wilbert of Bakersfield, Calif., Allen of La Grange and Walter of Eagle Lake.
Knesek Chapel and Koenig Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
Colorado County Citizen, April 18, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Krueger, Leon R.
Leon R. Krueger, 64, of Frelsburg, passed away Dec. 15 at Columbus Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 19, 1941 to Roland B. and Martha Annie (Noska) Krueger and worked as a oil field roughneck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Lawrence, Clarence and Harold Krueger.
He is survived by his son, Bruce Krueger, of Brenham; sisters, Helen Supak, of Eagle Lake, Kathleen Jurekca, of Fayetteville, Clara Lopez, of Rockdale, Irene Wavra, of New Ulm and Dorothy Wostarek, of Frelsburg; brothers, Wilbert Krueger, of Del Valley, Allen Krueger, of Brenham and Walter Krueger, of Conroe; and granddaughter, Tatum Elaine Krueger.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.
Pallbearers were Paul Jurecka, Patrick Jurecka, Lloyd Jurecka, Tony Cain, Larry Supak and Walter Krueger.
Colorado County Citizen, December21, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen
Krueger, Theresia (Beck)
Mrs. Krueger, 85, Formerly of Here, Dies in Edinburg
Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Krueger, 85, of Edinburg, who died January 7, were held in that city January 10 with Rev. Paul Smith officiating.
Mrs. Krueger was a resident of the Weimar area from the time of her marriage to Gottfried Krueger until 1920, when she moved to Edinberg. Mr. Krueger died in 1913. She was a native of Europe, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Beck, with whom she came to this country when she was 15 years old.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Minnie Krueger of Edinburg, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Augusta Peters of Weimar; a son, Charles Krueger of Brazoria; 9 grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, World War I veterans, preceded her in death. Otto Krueger died in 1930 and Fritz Krueger in 1937.
Attending the funeral from here were John Peters Sr. and sons, Joe and Frank, and Mr. and Mrs. John Peters Jr. and son.
Weimar Mercury, January 16, 1953, p. 8
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Miss Annie Krug died last Saturday morning at the residence of Mrs. F. Stupl of this city, where she has resided for several years. Her remains were committed to earth, in the city cemetery at 4 o'clock Sunday evening. Father Spinneweber of the Bernard officiating.
Colorado Citizen, January 7, 1892
Kruppa, Frantisek/Frank Sr.
Old Settler of This Section Passes On
Mr. Frank Kruppa, Sr., an old settler of this section, died Thursday night of last week at the family residence between this city and Schulenburg. The funeral took place Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's Cemetery, this city, Revs. Szymanski and Anders officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.
Mr. Kruppa was born March 25,1854, in Czecho-Slovakia; died Dec. 1,1927; came to this country in 1882; married Miss Jenovefa Sumbera, and to this union thirteen children were born, of whom eleven survive, as follows: Frank J. Kruppa of Smithville, Joe Kruppa of Schulenburg, John Kruppa of El Campo, Richard Kruppa. of Holman, Edmund Kruppa of El Campo, Mrs. Frank Lacina of Schulenburg, Mrs. Henry Mosizek of Jourdanton, Mrs. Rud. Bacak and Mrs. John Baca of El Campo, Mrs. John Krecmer of Weimar. Mrs. Wm. Ball of Temple, and two brothers, John Kruppa of El Campo and Ludwig Kruppa of Skidmore.
Mr. Kruppa was a hard working, industrious, successful farmer, a good husband and father, ever proving himself a true friend and neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. His death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section.
Weimar Mercury, December 9, 1927, page 1
Kruppa, Joe A.
JOE A. KRUPPA IS BURIED HERE FRIDAY
Funeral services for Joe A. Kruppa, 53, were held Friday morning at St. Rosa Catholic Church in Schulenburg. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Weimar.
Mr. Kruppa who was 53 years of age, died at the family residence about three miles east of Schulenburg Wednesday morning.
Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1946, page 1
Kruppa, Richard J.
Richard Kruppa, 40, Schulenburg, Is Gun Suicide
The body of Richard J. Kruppa, 40, Schulenburg feed store manager, was found on the bank of the Navidad between Schulenburg and Oakland Friday night, a .410 shotgun beside him.
He had been missing since Thursday. His family said he had been in ill health the past two months.
Justice of the Peace Charles Eilers of Schulenburg returned a verdict of suicide.
The body was found by Fayette Deputy Sheriff Fritz Prilop at a spot about five miles southeast of Schulenburg.
It was Schulenburg’s third suicide in less than five months. Last August Lee Prause took his own life under similar circumstances. Two weeks later Ed Seidenberger killed himself with a shotgun
Mr. Kruppa had become manager of the Lee Prause Feed Store January 1. A bachelor, he made his home with a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Emil H. Jurak, at Schulenburg. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kruppa.
Born in Schulenburg Sept 16, 1916 he was a lifetime resident of that area and served 3 1/2 years in the Army in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and SPJST Lodge.
Military services were held Monday morning at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home and St. Rose Catholic Church, with Rev. Eustace Hermes officiating Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery here.
Pallbearers were Legionnaires Joe Krhovjak, Willie Jurek Jr., Oscar Fritsch, Calvin Seydler, Bob Lange, and Bob Janicek. Rhine Winkler and Jerome Holub, also Legion members, served as honor guard.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emil H. (Martha) Jurak of Schulenburg, Mrs. Rudolph (Elsie) Solansky of Weimar, and Mrs. Eugene (Josie) Hertel of Houston; and a niece, Miss Sharon Ann Hertel of Houston.
Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1957, pages 1 and 7
Kruppa, Mary (Hanzelka)
DEATH OF ESTIMABLE LADY
Mrs. Joe Kruppa aged 43 wife of a well known farmer of the Navidad section., died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the family home four miles west of Weimar. She leaves a husband, one son and three daughters. The funeral will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, at 9 o'clock this (Friday) morning. Friends of the family are invited to be present.
A more detailed account of Mrs. Kruppa's death will appear in next week's paper.
Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1935, page 1
Mrs. Joe A. Kruppa
News of the death of Mrs. Joe A. Kruppa occasioned much sadness. Mrs. Knippa died Wednesday afternoon of last week at 4 o'clock and the remains were laid to rest Friday morning at 9 o'clock, interment being made in the Weimar Catholic Cemetery, with Revs. F. X. Wolf and Jos. Szymanski officiating.
Mrs. Kruppa was born in Weimar, Colorado county, Nov. 15, 1892. She leaves to mourn her passing her grief stricken husband, one son, Richard, and three daughters, Elsie and Josie, and two brothers, Joe and Ed Hanzelka of Weimar.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. Henry Mozisek and daughter, Mrs. John Baca, Mr. and Mrs. Rud. Bacak, Mrs. Ed Bacak, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Nesiner[sic], Mrs. Edwin Rypple. Mrs. John Kruppa, Mr. Edmund Kruppa and son, all of El Campo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kruppa and daughters, Elsie and Edna, Mrs. John Stolle and baby of Smithville, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kruppa of LaGrange.
Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1935, page 1
Victim of El Campo Fire Buried Here
Miss Annie Krutilek, 74, who burned to death when fire destroyed a relative’s home in El Campo last Saturday, was buried Monday in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
The home belonged to her sister-in-law, a Mrs. Kutrilek[sic], with whom she lived.
Miss Krutilek was born in Weimar but had moved to the El Campo section many years ago. She was a distant relative of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Barta of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, June 13, 1953, page 1
MRS. MARY KRUTILEK DIED AT EL CAMPO
Mrs. Mary Krutilek, a former resident of this community, but living at El Campo for a number of years past, died at El Campo Wednesday of last week, aged 76 years. The remains were brought here Thursday afternoon and laid to rest by the side of her husband, who had preceded her to the grave twenty-nine years ago, in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Rev. Dobes of Houston performing the burial ceremony, a number of relatives and friends of he family being present to witness the last sad rites. Mrs. Krutilek at one time lived on the old Falwell place a few miles southwest of town, but for the past twenty years had made her home in El Campo with her son, Joe Krutilek. she was the mother of A. Krutilek of Ennis, Mrs. Joe Kunetka of Dubina, Mrs. Farak, Joe Krutilek and Miss Annie Krutilek, all of El Campo. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good, christian woman, loved by all who knew her, and her death is sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1918, page 1
Kuba, Jerry John
Jerry John Kuba, 89, of Altair passed away Monday Nov. 4, 2002, at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake. He was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Granger, Texas to Adolph Kuba and Maria Sill Kuba.
He moved to Colorado co. in 1948, and worked as an operator for Altair Rice Inc. and later retired from Rice Consolidated ISD Maintenance. After his retirement he enjoyed raising cattle and making homemade wine. He loved listening to polka music, telling stories to his grandchildren and playing dominoes with his family on Sundays. Jerry's smile and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Martinka Kuba of Altair; his children Henrietta Decker and husband, Jerry of Anton; Ted Kuba and wife, Dorothy of El Campo; Mildred Squyres and husband, Charles of Columbus; Rudy Kuba and wife, Vivian of Beasley; Milton Kuba of Altair; Rita Gavranovic and husband, Manier of Wharton; Helen Dooley and husband,k Ken of Richmond; Norbert Kuba and wife, Janice of West Columbia; Andrew Kuba and wife, Pat of Rosenberg; and a daughter-in-law,Pat Pettus of Huffman., He is also survived by a sister, Geraldine Kuba of Dallas, and 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death, by his parents, 6 sisters, 1 brother, and a son, Louis R. Kuba, a Houston Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1967.
The Rite of Christian burial was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake on Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada, Texas. Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Henneke Funeral Chapel in Columbus, Texas with a rosary recited.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons, Thomas Decker, Steven Decker, Marty Gavranovic, John Kuba, Jason Dooley and Louis Kuba. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Kuba, Manier Gavranovic Jr. and Joshua Kuba.
Colorado County Citizen, November 13, 2002
Kubac, Anastazie (Kuchar)
Final Rites for Mrs. A. Kubac Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Kubac, who died Thursday, Aug. 12, in Youens Memorial Hospital at the age of 91, were held Saturday at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kubac had been ill only one day, having entered the hospital Wednesday.
Born in Europe on July 26, 1880, she came to America with her parents while she was a baby. They settled in the rural area of Weimar, and she lived the rest of her life here. The past 23 years she had lived in town.
She was the former Miss Annie Kuchar, daughter of Anton and Mary Kuchar. She was married to Frank Kubac Nov. 19, 1900. He preceded her in death many years ago.
Surviving are one brother, Jim Kuchar, and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Emilie) Schenk, both of Weimar, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Kubac was an honorary member of the KJZT and the Christian Mothers.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Cejka, Anton Cejka, Johnny Kuchar, Johnny Schenk, Frank Tanecka, and Willie Kuchar.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, August 19, 1971
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kubac, Frantizek Manzel "Frank"
AGED CITIZEN OF HOLMAN TIRES OF LIFE AND ENDS IT
Mr. Frank Kubac, well known farmer living in the St. Paul section a few miles north of Weimar, was found dead in his home late Tuesday evening when his good wife returned from the cotton patch. The two had been picking cotton, when Mr. Kubac went back to the house. His wife soon afterward heard a gun fire, but supposed it was
someone hunting and paid little attention to it. Later when she returned to the house she found her husband sprawled out dead, from effects of a gunshot wound.
Mr. Kubac and his wife lived alone, having no children. We are told he was not in very good health and suffered greatly from some trouble in his head. Possibly this was the cause of the act. He had no cause for financial worry, we are told. He was a man about 60, we understand.
The funeral took place this (Thursday) morning at 9 o'clock. [Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1938, page 1
Kubala, Ruby (Kotrla)
Ruby Kotrla Kubala, 90, of Columbus, passed away May 19 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.
She was born in La Grange, Jan. 14, 1915 to Rudolph and Julia (Horak) Kotrla and married W.J. (Bill) Kubala, May 16, 1933.
Her skills as a seamstress endeared her to many of the ladies in Columbus during the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s. She often said privately to her family "If they can imagine and describe the dress they want, I can make it for them." Because it was her passion, she happily did just that for those who sought her out for their needs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Georgie Mae Kubala Lincke; sisters, Dorothy Cook and Margie Kotrla; and six brothers, Eugene, Elo, Randy, Lester, Floyd and Alfred Kotrla.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert M. and Carol Kubala of Pearland and Billy and Patty Kubala of Houston; son-in-law, Cleburn Lincke of Houston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Kotrla of San Antonio and Frank and Gladys Kotrla of Baytown; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted May 21 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Robert and Trevor Silvia, Brent Kubala, Joe Atwal, Jeff Steger and Mark Warner.
Colorado County Citizen, May 25, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen
Kubecka, Marie/Mary (Brenk)
Mrs. Mary Kubecka Succumbs at 90
NADA--Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kubecka, 90, were conducted Nov. 26 at 9:30 with a Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s church and burial in St. Mary’s cemetery, Rev. Edmund J. Bily officiating.
She passed away Nov. 24 at the home of her son, Emil.
Surviving are 3 sons, Peter of El Campo, Emil and William of Nada; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ed Fiala and Mrs. Mary Zbranek of El Campo, Mrs. Ed Kubena of Nada and Miss Stella Kubecka of Dallas; 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the KJZT and Christian Mothers societies.
Colorado County Citizen, December 4, 1958, page 2B
Stella Kubecka, 72, of Columbus, died Saturday, July 29, 1995.
Born April 12, 1923 in Hungerford, she was the daughter of Willie and Mary (Brenk) Kubecka. Ms. Kubecka, who was a nurse’s aide, was a member of Nada KJZT Lodge 17 and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus.
Funeral services were held July 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Monsignor Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Nada. Services were under the direction of Triska Funeral Home of El Campo.
Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Labay, Ted Holub, Lambert Brune, Danny Kubecka, Leonard Kubena and Johnny Marek.
Ms. Kubecka is survived by sister-in-laws, Mary Kubecka, Lucy Buzek and Adella Holub and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Zbranek, Frances Filia and infant sister, Ann; and brothers, Pete, Emil, Paul, Willie and Tophil.
Colorado County Citizen, August 9, 1995, page 12
Kubena, Edward Linhart
Edward L. Kubena, Nada Resident 33 Years, Dies
NADA -- Edward Linhart Kubena, a resident of the Nada community for the past 33 years died suddenly Nov. 18.
He was born in Burleson county Aug. 23, 1902 and was 65 years old.
Funeral services were held in Triska chapel Nov. 20. Mass was at St. Mary's Catholic church at Nada with Rev. E. J. Bily officiating.
Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
Casket bearers were Emil Kubecka, Johnnie Kubecka, Frank Edar, Simon Hruzek, David Labay and Clarence Hoelscher.
He is survived by his wife Louise; one son, Linhart of Nada; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leona Labay of Schulenburg, Mrs. Irene Skuca, of Nada, 16 grandchildren; 7 sisters, Mrs. Albina Fojtik and Mrs. Mary Jalowy of East Bernard, Mrs. Millie Kanak of Orchard, Mrs. Annie Venglar of Rosenberg, Mrs. Julia Hruzek of Sugarland, Mrs. Georgie Edar of Baytown and Mrs. Martha Heintschel of Hoffman; 3 brothers, Anton of Hillje, Jim of East Bernard and Henry of Caldwell.
Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1967
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kubena Infant Son
Our sympathy is extended Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kubena upon the loss of their infant son who was born Saturday Oct. 28th and lived only a short while. [Interred at St. Mary Cemetery.]
Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, November 9, 1939
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
NEWS OF ROUTE THREE
Mr. Anton Kubenka, Sr., died Saturday night at the home of his son, Mr. Emil Kubenka, in the Wildwood section. Mr. Kubenka was a splendid, good man, and was liked by everyone who knew him. He lived to be 72 years of age. The body was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday at 3 o’clock, by the side of his beloved wife, who preceded him in death about three years ago. The pall bearers were Messrs. Joe Seifert, F. J. Janecka, Anton Janecka, Joe Hudec, F. Kutac and Monroe Foster. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1931
Old Time Citizen Buried Here Monday
Mr. Anton Kubenka. aged citizen of this community for many years, died Sunday last and the remains were committed to mother earth Monday at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. The funeral was attended by large numbers of Mr. Kubenka's old time friends.
Mr. Kubenka had lived in this section for many years. Ill health had enfeebled him of late years and at his advanced age his death was not unexpected, but is nevertheless deeply and sincerely regretted. He was a good man and neighbor, well liked by all who knew him, and in his passing all realize that a good friend has gone from us forever.
Mr. Kubenka is survived by a number of children, all of them grown and settled in life. To all our heartfelt sympathy is extended.
Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1931
Pfc. B. Kubenka Dies of Wounds Received May 26th
Another Weimar soldier boy has been killed in action in the campaign against the Japs on Okinawa. This time it was Pfc. Bernard Kubenka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil W. Kubenka.
Private Kubenka died of wounds on May 26, according to a message received by his parents.
Private Kubenka was born January 25, 1924. He lived with his parents in the Wildwood community and attended school there, graduating from that school in 1939. He joined the United States Army on August 2, 1944, and went overseas Jan. 1, 1945, serving with the 96th Division.
He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil W. Kubenka; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Hudec of New York; and Miss Pauline Kubenka; one bother, Jerry Kubenka. One brother, Emil Kubenka, Jr. preceded him in death.
The mercury extends sincere sympathy to the family in the loss of their son and brother. He gave his all for his country.
Weimar Mercury, July 5,1945
Reburial Rites for Pfc. Bernd Kubenka Set Sunday Morning
Reinterment services for Pfc. Bernard Kubenka have been set for Sunday morning, April 3, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with further services at St. Michaels Church beginning at 9:30 oclock.
Pfc. Kubenkas body is due to arrive on the noon train Saturday. Rosary services will be held Satuday night, beginning at 8 oclock.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil W. Kubenka of Weimar, he was fatally wounded in the battle for Okinawa, expiring May 28, 1945.
Members of the American Legion and V. F. W. posts here will pay military tribute.
Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1949
Pfc. B. Kubenka Reburied With Military Honors
Reinterment services for Pfc. Bernard Kubenka, another of Weimars war victims returned from a military cemetery on Okinawa Island, were held Sunday morning, April 3, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with further services at St. Michaels Church.
The Rev. Alois J. Goertz officiated, with members of the local American Legion and V. F. W. Posts conducting military services at the grave. Interment was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Born January 25, 1924, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubenka. He lived on his parents farm in the Wildwood community and was graduated from the Wildwood School in 1939. Joining the Army August 2, 1944, he was sent overseas January 1, 1945, with the 96th Division.
Wounded in the battle for Okinawa, he died May 26, 1945, at the age of 21, one of several Weimar boys in the many who lost their lives there.
Survivors include the parents at Wildwood; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Hudec of Weimar and Mrs. Jim Kopecky of Houston; and one brother, Jerry Kubenka of Weimar. One brother, Emil, Jr., preceded him in death.
Pallbearers at the funeral included Louis Menis, Jr., Albert Janecka, Edwin Haidusek, Adolf Janecka, Alfred Kunz, Leonard Kubenka, Willie Kuchar, and Bennie Rerich.
Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1949
Kubenka, Emil Anton
Death of Little Boy
Emil Anton Kubenka, the 9 1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubenka of the Wildwood community, died Monday night, from some form of heart trouble, after a lingering illness extending over many months. The remains were committed to the grave in St. Michaels Cemetery Wednesday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.
This bright and popular little boy was injured in an accident some time ago, from the effects of which he never recovered, although everything possible was done for his welfare and comfort throughout his long illness. Little Emil was a cheerful sufferer, complaining but little, and always looking on the bright side.
In the death of their beloved little son, Mr. and Mrs. Kubenka have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section.
Weimar Mercury, October 2, 1931
Kubenka, Emil W.
Final Rites for Emil Kubenka Held July 12
Funeral services for Emil Kubenka, 79. were held Sunday afternoon, July 12, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michaels Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.
A native of Weimar, he was born Nov 22, 1890, a son of Anton and Frances Rerich Kubenka. He was a farmer until illness forced his retirement. He was a member of St. Michaels Church. Mr.Kubenkas wife died May 15, 1945. Two sons, Emil and Bernard, a grandosn James Hudec, and a brother, Anton, also preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Pauline) Kopecky of Hoilland and Mrs. Bill (Alvina) Hudec of Weimar; one son, Jerry Kubenka of Weimar; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Ludwig Kubenka of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Menis of Weimar and Mrs. W. F. Hoffmann of Houston.
Pallbearers were Leonard Kubenka, Emil Hudec, Franklin Hudec, Emil Janecka, Lary Kosler, and Victor Janecka.
Weimar Mercury, July 23, 1970
Kubenka, Frances (Rerich)
Mrs. A. Kubenka, Sr Passes Away
Mrs. Frances Kubenka, wife of Mr. Anton Kubenka, Sr., of this city who died recently, was before marriage, a Miss Frances Rerich. She was born in Partovic, Europe; came to America in 1876, and was married to Mr. Kubenka in February, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Kubenka lived in the Oakland section for many years, moving to this city several weeks ago on account of ill health and old age creeping upon them.
Mrs. Kubenka was taken seriously ill shortly after moving to Weimar, and although everything possible was done to save her, it was the wish of the Father that she should come unto Him; and His wish was obeyed.
The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery, this city, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.
Mrs. Kubenka is survived by her husband and five children, as follows: Messrs. Emil, Anton and Louis Kubenka, Mrs. Mary Menis and Miss Annie Kubenka. She also has one sister living, Mrs. Huebner of California, and two brothers, Messrs. Joe and Louis Rerich of this section.
Mrs. Kubenka was a good wife and mother, a splendid neighbor and friend at all times, possessed a large circle of friends, and her death is sincerely deplored.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, December 30, 1927, page 1
Mr. Ed. Kubisch[sic], died on Wednesday of last week, [Oct 8th]. Mr. Kubisch was a farmer and a brother of Joe Kubisch. His wife died a few years ago. He leaves besides his brother and other relatives, several children to mourn his demise. The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, October 17, 1913
Funeral Services for Edmund Kubesch, 42, Held Friday
Funeral services for Edmund (Jack) Kubesch, 42, of the Wildwood section were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Church Friday, Feb. 7, he Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.
Interment was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Mr. Kubesch died in Schulze Hospital, Schulenburg, Wednesday, Feb. 5, after an illness of about three weeks.
Born May 11, 1904, at Dubina, the son of Edward and Mary Kubesch, he spent his entire life in the vicinity of Weimar, as a farmer. On Oct. 25, 1927, he married Miss Elsie Steffek at Ammannsville. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Kubesch; two sons, Ernest and Leroy, both of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. Agatha Faldyn of Fayetteville; and two brothers, Richard, La Grange, and Florian, Weimar.
Pallbearers at the funeral included Ed Bahner, Joe Kubesch, Ray Kubesch, Eugene Kossa, Fred Steffek, and Frank Vavra.
Weimar Mercury, February 14, 1947, page 1
Kubesch, Harlan Paul
Harlan Kubesch, 16, Succumbs
Muscular dystrophy, diagnosed early in his life, on Feb 16 claimed the life of 16-year-old Harlan Paul Kubesch of Weimar.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at St. Michaels Catholic Church, with Father Vincent Fecher officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery. The funeral was under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home
Pallbearers were David Anders, Carl Brown, Patrick Rosenauer, Kenneth Rabel, Darrell Kubesch and Tony Rerich.
Harlan was born May 9, 1959, at Weimar, the son of Leroy and Bernice (kosler) Kubesch
Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Eichler of La Grange and Misses Arlene and Carolyn Kubesch of Weimar; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Elsie Kubesch and Mrs. Roy Palmer, both of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1976, page 8
Kubesch, Hattie (Wanjura)
Hattie Kubesch Funeral Held Here Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Kubesch, 79, of Weimar were held Tuesday afternoon, March 29, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Kubesch died March 26 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born May 11, 1908, a daughter of William and Theresa (Tengler) Wanjura. She was married to Raymond ("Rock") Kubesch here on May 11, 1948. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Ann Society.
Mrs. Kubesch's husband. died March 16, 1987. Also preceding her in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Mike Wanjura, Greg Wanjura, Dr. David Piassoli, David Wanjura, David Lippy, and Johnnie Kasper. Edgar Wanjura was an honorary pallbearer.
Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1988, page 15
Kubesch, Joe H.
Last Riles For Joe H. Kubesch, Sr. Held Here Saturday
Funeral services for Joe H. Kubesch, Sr., 64, were held from the family home near Weimar with services at St. Michael's Church, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery with the Rev, Emil Vinklarek officiating. assisted by the Rev. Ignatius Kopezymski.
Mr. Kubesch died suddenly at about 11:30 Wednesday morning at the family home, victim of a heart attack. He was 64 years, nine months. and eleven days of age.
Pallbearers were six members of the Sons of Herman Lodge. of which Mr. Kubesch was a member: Willie Ripper, Joe Grohmann, Julius Haas, Joe B. Kainer, Anton Beck, and E. Ammann.
Mr. Kubesch was born in Austria m 1876. He came to this country wIth his parents in 1881, settling in this section. He married Miss Mary Dobecka, November 16. 1898.
Surviving besides his wife are six children, Mrs. Ed Bahner of Holman, Raymond Kubesch of Weimar, Emil Kubesch and Joe Kubesch. Jr., of Alto. Lewis of New York City, and Miss Martha Kubesch of Schulenburg. Five grandchildren also survive.
Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. Cyril Sassin of Needville, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pratka and daughter of Needville, Mrs. George Sassin and sons of Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cowart of Boling, Mr. Frank Dobecka and son of Carrollton, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kainer and children of Hallettsville. and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hollek of Schulenburg.
Weimar Mercury, August 1, 1941, page 1
Johnnie Kubesch Died Late Wednesday Eve
Mr. Johnnie Kubesch, aged 25 years this month, after battling double pneumonia for a number of days, succumbed to this terrible disease late Wednesday eve, at the home of his aunts, the Misses Vavra, in the southwestern part of the city.
Previously he had been at work in the lower country, where he was taken ill and had to return home. Pneumonia developed and he was a very sick man up to the time of his death.
The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's Cemetery, with Rev. John Morkovsky officiating.
Johnnie is survived by his widow, three brothers, Jack, Richard and Florian, one sister. Mrs. Lad. Faltyn, and his two aunts, Misses Agnes and Hettie Vavra. He was left an orphan through the death of his parents when he was just a little fellow and was reared by his aunts, Misses Vavra. He was born in Fayette county, just over the line, and practically all his life was spent in and around Weimar.
He war a quiet, good natured man, well liked by all who knew [him], and his death is sincerely deplored.
Weimar Mercury, February 5, 1937, page 1
Kubesch, Joseph Sr.
Nada Citizen Passes
(by Nada Correspondent)
Mr. Joseph Kubesch, Sr. departed from this life Tuesday, January 11th about 11 oclock after being confined to his bed for about six months.
Mr. Kubesch was born in Europe, June 15, 1847. At the age of twenty-seven he came to America, settling in Fayette county where he resided twenty years then moving to Nada where he lived forty-one years. He died at the age of 88 years, 6 months and twenty-nine days.
His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago. Three sons were born to them, they are Emil of Hillje, Joe of Nada and William of Sibanal. Three stepdaughters, Mrs. Annie Ripple of Weimar, Mrs. Louis Kneitz of Needville and Mrs. Francis Huvar of Hillje.
Funeral services were conducted at ten oclock Thursday morning by Rev. . J. Benes, interment in the St. Marys cemetery.
Pallbearers were five of his grandsons, Messrs Emil Jr., Theodore, Herman, Henry and Fred Kubesch and Leo Heine.
Out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubesch and daughters, Mrs. Frank Huvar and son Frank, Mrs. Helen Bacak and Mrs. Pustjovsky of Hillje, Mrs. And Mrs. William Kubesch and daughter of Sabinal, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubesch, Jr. and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dornak and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Karstedt and son, Mrs. Rudolf Bacak, Mrs. Fred Michna, Mrs. Frank Triska, Sr., Mrs. Will Yackey and daughter, Mrs. Louis Dornak, Mrs. Fried and Herman Kubesch of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knebel, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Knebel, Mrs. Chas. Bayier and Mrs. Meer of Midfield, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripple, Mr. and Mrs. Will Ripple and Mrs. Annie Ripple of Weimar, Mr. and Mrs. John Zahradnick, daughters and son, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zahradnick of Sealy, Mr. Theodore Kubesch of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kneitz and Louis Kneitz of Needville and others whose names we failed to learn.
Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.
Colorado County Citizen, January 23, 1936
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Kubesch, Larry Edward
WEIMAR TOT DROWNS IN BUCKET OF WATER
Tragedy struck again in the Weimar community last Thursday afternoon at 4 oclock when 14-month-old Larry Edward Kubesch only child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kubesch, drowned in a buck of water on his parents farm at Wildwood.
Larry had been out of his mothers sight only about five or ten minutes when she found him, head down, in a 10-gallon container of the type used to cool soda water. By the time proper aid could be administered, it was too late.
Only the mother, the former Miss Virginia Rabel, and her son were at home when the accident occurred. Larry was a child who was unusually fond of water, and for this reason his parents had taken special precautions to keep vessels around the place emptied at all times. They had overlooked the large can at the corner of the house. Larry had placed a stick over a small drainage ditch, and by standing upon the stick was able to peek over the top of the can, filled about three-fourths to the top. Apparently he tried to reach the water and lost his balance. When his mother found him, he was wet from his head to his waist.
Larrys father was in a field about three miles from the house, but just as Larry was found the school bus stopped to let some children out. The frantic mother sent one of the children, a niece, in search of her husband, and another to the nearby farm of her half-brother, Steve Rabel. While the children were trying to locate Mr. Kubesch, Miss Estella Rabel ran to the Joe Hudec home and phoned the doctor in Weimar. Mr. Kubesch arrived at the house about 20 minutes after Larry was found and rushed him to Weimar, but the entire time period had been too long, and Larry could not be revived.
Funeral services for the little boy were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church Saturday morning, Oct. 8, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd and Rev. Alois Goertz officiating. Interment was made in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Larry was born July 27, 1948, in the Schulenburg Hospital. He is survived by his parents; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edmund (Jack) Kubesch of Weimar; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rabel of near Weimar.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Leroy Kubesch, Herbert Rerich, Teddy Rerich and Leo Popp.
Weimar Mercury, October 14, 1949, page 1
Kubesch, Mary (Dobecka)
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Kubesch, 70, Held Here Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kubesch, 70-year-old widow of the late Joseph H. Kubesch of this city, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Sunday, May 9, Rev. Benedict Prusia officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery, after services at St. Michael's Church.
Mrs. Kubesch had been ill only two days at the time of her death at her home here Friday.
Born Feb. 15. 1878, at Dubina, she was the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Dobecka. She was married to Mr. Kubesch at Dubina on Nov. 16, 1898, and they settled in Weimar. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ed Bahner and Miss Martha Kubesch, both of Weimar; four sons, Raymond, Joe and Lewis, all of Weimar, and Emil of Lometa, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Rud. Hollek of Weimar and Mrs. Annie Sassin of Needville; one brother, Joe Dobecka of Weimar; two half-brothers, Louis Pratka of Needville and Emil Pratka of Schulenburg; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers at the funeral were six nephews: Ed Hollek, Richard Kubesch, Victor Dobecka, Alfred Pratka, Louis Dobecka, and George Sassin.
Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1948, page 1
Kubesch, Raymond F.
Funeral For Ray Kubesch Here Mar. 18
Funeral services for Raymond F. Kubesch, 85, of Weimar were held Wednesday, March 18, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Kubesch, a retired carpenter and concrete finisher, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 16, in Sweetbriar Nursing Home at Brenham.
Born here April 20, 1901, he was a son of Joseph and Mary (Dobecka) Kubesch. He married Hattie Wanjura on May 11, 1948, at St Michael's Church. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II and was a member of VFW Post 5875 here.
His wife survives him, along with one sister, Martha Wehmeyer and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Serving as pallbearers were Al Anders, Joe Hartensteiner, Frank Schwelik, Joe Wick, Melvin Albright, William Lichnovsky, Leo Guenther and Alfred Helmcamp.
Weimar Mercury, March 26, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
Kubesch, Stephanie (Dornak)
Mrs. J. F. Kubesch, Native of Nada, Succumbs at 78
NADA -- Mrs. Joseph F. Kubesch died at the Nightingale hospital Nov. 21 at the age of 78.
She was born at Nada Jan. 6, 1889 and lived most of her life here. She married Joseph F. Kubesch in St. Mary's church here Nov. 5, 1905. They observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 5.
Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Claudia Mozisek and Mrs. Hermina Hubenak of El Campo and Mrs. Leo Hoffmann of Nada; 2 sons, Henry of El Campo and Fred of Nada; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Theophil Dornak of El Campo.
Funeral services were held in the Triska Funeral home at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 and Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Catholic church at 2:30 with Rev. E. J. Bily officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
Casket bearers were her grandsons, Gilbert Saha, E. J. Holub, K. G. Truman, W. C. Gohlke, Raymond Kubesch and Fred Kubesch Jr.
She was a member of the KJZT, Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers' societies.
Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1967
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Kubica, Adolf A.
Adolf Kubica Funeral Held Here June 3
Funeral services for Adolf Kubica, 72, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Tuesday, June 2, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Kubica, a retired Colorado County Prec. 2 employee, died at 7:16 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, after a stroke.
A lifetime resident of the Weimar area, he was born Dec. 2, 1913, a son of Joe and Annie (Ripper) Kubica. He married Tillie Matzke here Oct. 17, 1939. He was a member of St. Joseph's Society.
His wife survives, along with a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Julius Kutac Jr. of Weimar; four grandchildren, Patrick, Gerard, Renee and Karen Kutac and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Hauser and Mrs. Joe (Adela) Wick, both of Weimar.
Serving as pallbearer were Patrick Kutac, a grandson; John Hauser Jr., a nephew; and Lawrence and Erwin Ripper, John Neiser and Charles Peterek, cousins. Named honorary pallbearers were Raymond Herzik and Adolf Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1986
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
Kubica, Anna H. (Ripper)
Final Rites For Mrs. Joe Kubica Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Annie) Kubica, 77, were held Wednesday, Dec. 29. at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church, where Rev. Albert Hubertus was celebrant of a Requiem Mass, assisted by Rev. John Bily.
Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Mrs. Kubica died Monday, Dec. 27, at 12:30 a.m. in Youens Hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday, Dec. 23, after suffering a light stroke. She had been in poor health the past 10 years and a semi-invalid the past four years.
She was a lifelong resident of this area but had lived in Weimar only since March of 1964, when she and her husband sold their farm and moved to town.
Born Aug. 18, 1888, in the Holman community, she was a daughter of Joseph and Aloisia Berger Ripper. She was married to Mr. Kubica Nov. 12, 1912, in St. Michaels Catholic Church here. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1962.
Mrs. Kubica was a member of St. Michaels Church, St. Anns Society, and the Legion of Mary.
Surviving are her husband; one son, Adolf, and two daughters, Mrs. John (Pauline) Hauser and Mrs. Joe F. (Adela) Wick, all of Weimar; two grandchildren, Bernice Kubica and Johnnie Hauser; one sister, Mrs. Anton Walla of Houston; and one brother, Edward Ripper of Schulenburg.
Five brothers, John, Joe, Fred, Anton and Adolph, and two sisters, Mrs. Millie Blaschke and Mrs. Louisia Neiser, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were her nephews, Albert, Lawrence, Henry and Martin Ripper, Charlie Walla and John J. Neiser.
Weimar Mercury, January 6, 1966, page 1
Final Rites for Anton Kubica, 84, April 10
Funeral services for Anton Kubica, 84, were held April 10 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Mr. Kubica died Monday, April 8, in Houston, where he had lived the past 14 years. He was a former Weimar resident.
Born May 21, 1889, in Austria, he came to this country with his parents at the age of 7. He married Mary Herzik on Nov. 19, 1915. She died January 26, 1959. Two sons, two brothers and two stepsisters also preceded him in death.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charlie (Lillie) Peterek; one grandson, James, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Annie) Ripper of Schulenburg and Mrs. Ed (Katherine) Scholz of Houston.
Pallbearers were Adolf Kubica, Johnny Herzik, James Herzik, Bennie Cernoch, Joe Wick and Adolf Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, April 18, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
FORMER RESIDENT BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Aug. Kubica, aged former resident of this section, who died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. F. J. Warny of East Bernard, with whom she had made her home for some time past was brought here for burial first of the week, and laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery Wednesday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Quite a large crowd of relatives and friends of this aged lady were present to pay the last tribute of respect.
Mrs. Kubica lived in this section for many years prior to the time she moved to East Bernard. She was a splendid, good woman, wife and mother, a true christian, a devoted friend and neighbor, and her death is sincerely deplored.
Among her survivors are Mrs. Edward Ripper of the Holman section, Messrs. Joe and Anton Kubica of this section, Mr. Joe Kubica of Baytown, and possibly others whose names we can not recall at the present time.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, May 13, 1938, page 1
An Old Time Settler Passes Away Suddenly
Wednesday of last week, while Mr. August Kubica, well known and popular farmer residing a short distance east of town, was out in the yard at his home feeding his chickens, a sudden heart attack caused his death, and he was found dead where be had fallen. He had been in failing health for some time past, but no one considered his condition so serious as it afterward proved to be.
Funeral arrangements were made and the body laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery, this city, Friday, after appropriate services in St. Michaels Church, The funeral was attended by a large crowd of mourning relatives and friends.
Mr. Kubica was born in the old country but came to the United States early in life, about the year 1892. He first settled in the Karl Blaschke community. southwest of Weimar, where he lived five or six years. He then moved nearer to Weimar, where the remainder of his life was spent
Mr. Kubica is survived by his widow and seven children, as follows: Three children by his first wife--Mr. Anton Kubica, Mr. Joe Kubica and Mrs. Edward Ripper; two step-children, Mrs. Jos. Kloesel of Rosenberg and Mrs. Frank Warning of East Bernard: and two adopted children, Mrs. Paul Maywald of Houston and Mr. Joe Kubica of Baytown.
Mr. Kubica was a quiet. industrious, good man, a farmer by occupation, noted for being a good husband, father, neighbor and friend, and he possessed the friendship of everyone who knew him. He had a kindly word and greeting for everyone, and his sad and sudden death has caused a deep pall of gloom to pervade the hearts of Those who knew arid loved him
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1930, page 1
Funeral Set Thursday For Joseph Kubica
Funeral services for Joseph Kubica, 76, who died in his sleep Monday night or early Tuesday, will be held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church here Thursday morning, with burial in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Services will begin at the funeral home at 9:45, continuing at the church at 10, with Rev. Albert Hubertus officiating.
Mr. Kubica had had a failing heart condition for several years, and it had worsened this past year, but he had still been up and around most of each day.
He was a native of Austria but had come to this country with his parents as a four-year-old and had lived in the Weimar area since that time. Born Nov. 10, 1891, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Kubica.
Retired in 1954
He married Miss Annie Ripper here Nov. 12, 1912. In 1954 they retired from farming, sold their farm and moved into Weimar. Mrs. Kubica died Dec. 27, 1965.
Mr. Kubica was a member of St. Michaels church, St. Josephs Society, and the Catholic Knights of America.
Surviving him are one son, Adolf Kubica of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. John (Paulina) Hauser and Mrs. Joe F. (Adela) Wick, both of Weimar; two grandchildren, Mrs. Julius (Bernice) Kutac and Johnnie Hauser, also of Weimar; one brother, Anton Kubica of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Ed Ripper of Schulenburg, and a foster sister, Mrs. Ed Scholz of Addicks.
Weimar Mercury, March 14, 1968, page 1
Kubica, Mary (Herzik)
Funeral Rites For Mrs. Kubica Here January 28
Funeral services for Mrs. Anton (Mary) Kubica, 64, of Schulenburg were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Church here with interment in the church cemetery.
Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and Rev. Thomas Flanagan officiated.
Mrs. Kubica died Jan. 26 in a Houston Hospital, where she had been a patient seven weeks.
Born Sept. 16, 1891, on a farm near Dubina, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Herzik. She was married to Mr. Kubica Nov. 9, 1915. Two sons, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Anton Kubica of Schulenburg, one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Lillie) Peterek of Houston; one grandson; four brothers, Steve, Frank and Charlie Herzik of Houston and James Herzik of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Stall of La Grange and Mrs. Adolf Nohavitza of Weimar.
Pallbearers were Adolf Kubica, John Hauser, Bennie Cernoch, Johnnie Herzik, James Herzik and Charlie Herzik.
Weimar Mercury, February 6, 1959, page 1
Kubicek, Amelia (Pavlicek)
Mrs. A. Kubicek, Lifetime Frelsburg Resident, Dies
Last rites for Mrs. Amalia Kubicek, 85, were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Friday, with continued services in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Frelsburg. Rev. Werner A. Bockholt was celebrant of the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in the Frelsburg Catholic cemetery. Rosary was recited Thursday evening in the funeral home.
Mrs. Kubicek, the former Miss Amalia Pavlicek, was born in Frelsburg Oct. 27, 1877, and spent her entire live in that community. She was married to Frank Kubicek, who died 27 years ago.
Survivors include 2 sons, Frank and Joe of Frelsburg; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Schertz and Frances Kubicek of Frelsburg and Mrs. Elmer Eckermann of Fayetteville; a sister, Mrs. Frank Kulhanek; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Peter and Johnnie Kubicek, Hugo, Anton and Ewald Schertz and John Zapalac.
Colorado County Citizen, January 24, 1963, page 3
Kubicek Funeral Services
Funeral Services for Frances Kubicek of Columbus were held Wednesday, March 15, 1989 from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic in Frelsburg with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Miss Kubicek passed away in a Columbus nursing home Monday, March 13, at the age of 86 years.
Born March 6, 1903 in Frelsburg, she was the daughter of Frank and Amelia (Pavlicek) Kubicek. She was a lifetime resident of the area and had never married.
Survivors include one sister, Christina Eckermann of Frelsburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Heminia Kubicek of Frelsburg, several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Pete Kubicek, Justin Kubicek, Johnnie Kubicek, Clement Kubicek, Hugo Schertz and Ewald Schertz.
Services were under the direction of the Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.
New Ulm Enterprise, March 23, 1989
Kubicek, Jeanette Jan (Hrachovy)
Jeanette "Jan" Kubicek, 69, of Frelsburg, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Columbus Community Hospital.
She was born to Emil Hrachovy and Claudia Chovanec on July 28, 1938 in Fayetteville. In 1959 she married Justin Kubicek. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg where she also worked as a housekeeper at the church's rectory for 26 years. She was also a member of the St. Ann's Altar Society in Frelsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Grace Marie Kubicek.
She is survived by her husband, Justin Kubicek of Frelsburg; daughter Sharon Heinsohn and husband Andrew of Frelsburg; sons, Jim Kubicek and wife Michelle, and Mark Kubicek and wife Sharon, all of Frelsburg; sister Margie Urban and husband John of LaGrange; and grandchildren, Chelsea Heinsohn and Evan Kubicek.
Services will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with the Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating. An altar society rosary will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery]
Pallbearers scheduled are Brian Burton, Donald Noska, Tommy Kubicek, DeWayne Dvorak, Andrew Zapalac and Alvin Minarcik Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, September 25, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen
Kubicek, Joe W.
Funeral services for Joe W. Kubicek, age 71, were held December 27, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Werner Bockholt, officiated. Burial was at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Joe was born June 8, 1913 in Frelsburg to Amelia Pavlicek Kubicek and Frank Kubicek, Sr. He married Hermina Canik Kubicek on October 29, 1935. Joe lived his whole live in Frelsburg. He was a retired mechanic.
Joe was a member of the Catholic Church and Frelsburg K.C.
Preceded in death by one sister, Mary Schertz.
Survivors include his wife, Hermina Kubicek of Frelsburg; one daughter. Claredia Bronikowski and son-in-law, Stanley of Chapell Hill; three sons, Johnnie Kubicek and daughter-in-law, Evelyn of Columbus, Eugene Kubicek and daughter-in-law, Delores of Fayetteville, and Clement Kubicek of Frelsburg; two sisters, Christina Eckermann and Frances Kubicek both of Frelsburg; one brother, Frank Kubicek of Frelsburg; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Stanley Bronikowski, Jr., Michael Bronikowskl, Anthony Kubicek, Justin Kubicek, Ewald Schertz and Justin Wostarek.
Colorado County Citizen, January 3, 1985, page 2
Frank Kubitz, a Bohemian farmer of 45 years, living near Content, died Thursday last, and on Wednesday afternoon was buried at the Catholic cemetery in this city, Father Brooklin performing the funeral service. He leaves a family.
Weimar Mercury, November 24, 1894, page 3
Kubos, Annie (Janak)
MRS. ANNIE KUBOS DIED THURSDAY LAST
Mrs. Annie Kubos, beloved wife of Mr. Chas. Kubos and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Janak of this vicinity, died Thursday afternoon of last week, aged 27 years, after a brief illness. Mrs. Kubos was ill for several days previously, but not thought dangerously so, and the sudden change, brought about by heart failure, it is believed, came as an awful shock to the family. The remains were prepared for burial and on Friday afternoon were laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a tender burial service. Mrs. Kubos leaves a heartbroken husband, two little children, the youngest a babe only a few days old, her parents, besides many relatives and friends. She was a lovable, good woman, highly respected by all who knew her, and her death has caused much sadness throughout this community. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1923, page 1
Kuchar, Agnes (Tengler)
Mrs. W. A. Kuchar Dies Suddenly; Rites Saturday
Last rites for Mrs. Willie A. Kuchar, wife of the executive vice-president and assistant secretary of Colorado County Federal Savings & Loan Assn., were held at Untermeyer Funeral home in Columbus Saturday afternoon, with continued services in St. Anthonys Catholic church, Revs. Thomas Collins and Gedeon Stram officiating. Burial was in St. Anthonys Catholic cemetery. Rosary was recited in the funeral home Friday evening.
Mrs. Kuchar, who had felt ill only 2 days, died in Columbus hospital Thursday night. She was taken there that afternoon.
She was born in San Antonio Oct 29, 1921, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tengler, and was reared in Ammannsville. She and Mr. Kuchar were married there in 1943. She was a member of St. Anthonys Altar society and of the Ammannsville KJZT.
Besides her husband she is survived by 2 sons, W. A. Jr., 21, a junior at the University of Texas, and Michael, 13, 7th grade student in St. Anthonys school, and a daughter, Shirley, 19, a freshman in the University of Texas; her mother, Mrs. Lillian Tengler of Columbus and 2 brothers, Jerry Tengler of Angleton and Allan Tengler of Houston.
Pallbearers were John Meismer, Arthur Brune, Justin Stein, Leroy Janda, Lawrence Ripper, J. L. Drymalla, Frank Braden and Adolph Vacek.
Colorado County Citizen, February 23, 1967
Kuchar, Agnes (Janecka)
Final Rites For Mrs. A. Kuchar, 67, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Kuchar, 67, widow of the late Anton Kuchar, were held Sunday morning, May 7, at Untermeyer Funeral Home and St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Columbus, with burial in St. Michaels Cemetery here.
The Rev. Alex Kraus of St. Anthonys officiated in the Columbus services and was joined in the graveside services here by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd.
Mrs. Kuchar died Friday, May 5, in the Czech Catholic Nursing Home at Hillje.
Until moving to Columbus with her husband in 1948, she had been a lifelong resident of this area. Born July 8, 1893, she was a daughter of Joseph and Theresa Janecka. She was married here to Mr. Kuchar in 1915, and they engaged in farming, retiring in 1948. Mr. Kuchar died less than a year ago, in July, 1960.
Mr.[sic] Kuchar was a member of the Weimar KJZT and Christian Mothers Society and the Columbus churchs Altar Society.
She is survived by one son, William A. Kuchar, and three grandchildren, Billie, Shirley and Michael Kuchar, of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Krasucky and Mrs. Theresa Gold of El Campo and Mrs. Louisa (Emil) Kubenka of Weimar; and five brothers, Joseph, Anton and Clement Janecka of Weimar, Edward Janecka of Rosenberg and Louis Janecka of Houston.
Pallbearers at the services were Adolph Janecka, Rudolph Janecka, Emil Janecka, Henry Fisher, Henry Cejka and Bill Hudec.
Weimar Mercury, May 12, 1961, page 1
Final Rites for Albert Kuchar, 52, Held Here Monday
Funeral services for Albert Kuchar, 52, of Chicago,Ill., were held at Hubbard Funeral Home Monday with the Rev. Guido Nuernberger officiating. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Mr. Kuchar, who had left here more than 20 years ago, died last Thursday in a Chicago hospital. He had been ill about 5 years.
Born here April 11, 1903, he was the son of Mrs. Mary Kuchar and the late Frank Kuchar.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Katie Monke of Chicago; his mother, Mrs. Mary Kuchar of El Campo, two brothers, Victor Kuchar of Chicago and Maj. Emil Kuchar of New Jersey; and a sister, Ms. Frank Tanecka of El Campo.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Chas. Schenk, Anton Kuchar, Roy Krenek, Wm. Kuchar, Norbert Wick and Edwin Wick.
Weimar Mercury, July 15, 1955, page 1
Kuchar, Anna (Bayer)
Final Rites For Mrs. Kuchar, 82, Here August 26
Funeral services for Mrs. Vincent (Anna) Kuchar, 82, of Weimar were held Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Oswald B. Kahlich officiated.
Mrs. Kuchar died Monday morning, Aug. 24, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient two days. She had been in ill health for nine months.
Born at Dubina July 26, 1888, she was the daughter of John and Veronica Bayer. She married to Mr. Kuchar on Oct. 26, 1915, and they settled on a farm at New Bielau. They lived there more than 50 years, moving in 1966 to Weimar, where they have made their home with their son John and family.
Mrs. Kuchar was a charter member of the KJZT society, which recently honored her with a 50-year pin. She also was a member of the Christian Mothers.
Her husband survives, along with their son John Kuchar of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Sulak of East Bernard; Mrs. Eddie (Georgie) Anders of Weimar, and Mrs. C.J. (Mildred) Santoro of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her three grandsons, Michael Santoro, Garrett Anders, and Leonard Anders; a nephew, Anton Cejka; and Edward Michulka of Beasley and Leon Staff of East Bernard.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, Sept. 3, 1970
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kuchar, Anton J.
Final Rites for Anton Kuchar, 72, Held Here Today
Funeral services for Anton J. Kuchar, 72, of Columbus, were held this (Thursday) morning at Untermeyer Funeral Home in Columbus and St. Michaels Catholic Church in Weimar, with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Alex Kraus, pastor of St. Antohnys [sic] Church of Columbus officiated, along with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd, pastor here.
Mr. Kuchar was a native of the Weimar area and lived here until 1948, when he and his wife retired from farming and moved to Columbus, where their son and his family live. There he did part-time carpentering until three years ago when ill health forced him into full retirement. He died at about 3 a. m. Tuesday, July 19, at Flatonia Nursing Home.
He was born near Weimar Jan 29, 1888, the son of Anton and Mary Kuchar, and married Miss Agnes Janecka here in 1916.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Agnes Kuchar, one son, William, and three grandchildren, all of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Kubac, Mrs. Sophie Cejka and Mrs. Emilie Schenk, and one brother, Jim Kuchar, all of the Weimar area.
Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1960, page 1
Kuchar, Frank A.
Final Rites For Frank Kuchar, 53, Held Here Monday
Funeral services for Frank A. Kuchar, 53, who died in John Sealy Hospital at Galveston last Saturday after a long illness, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home at St. Michael's Church Monday morning, with Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiating.
Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery here.
Mr. Kuchar, who had retired from business four years ago because of failing health, had been seriously ill for the past month, spending a week in Youens Hospital here and two weeks at John Sealy.
Born Dec. 16, 1899, on a farm near Yoakum, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kuchar Sr.. He came to Weimar as a young man and took a job as a dairy helper for Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Ammann. Later he worked for H. P. Sachs in the ice business and, after that, for the Boettcher Company. In September of 1935, he went into business for himself, buying the produce and ice business formerly owned by Lothar Galle. The following January he also became Grand Prize Beer distributor for Colorado County. In September of 1939, because of ill health, he sold his business to Joe Hajovsky and retired.
He was a veteran of World War I, in which he served in the Navy.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Leona Rose, whom he married Dec.? 30, 1935; a sister, Mrs. George (Millie) Orsak, of Yoakum and three brothers, John, Richard and ??, all of Yoakum. In addition to his parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Jerome ??, George Orsak Jr. and Eugene Orsak of Yoakum, Edward and ?? Burke of Houston and Lawrence of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, October 16, 1953
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
Kuchar, Frank F.
FINAL RITES HELD FOR F. F. KUCHAR, 63
Funeral services for Frank F. Kuchar, 63, well-known area resident whose death occurred Monday, were held here Thursday morning from the residence of Frank Tanecka. at 8:30 a. m., with Rev. Louis Blinka of St. Michael's Church, officiating. Requiem High Mass was held at St. Michael's Church at 9 o'clock.
A native of Moravia, Europe, along with his parents Mr. Kuchar moved to America, at the age of two, the family settling at Weimar. He had engaged in farming practically all of his life, retiring from active labor in 1938 at which time he moved to El Campo. In 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Raska, who survives.
Additional survivors include: Three Sons, Victor and Albert Kuchar of Chicago, Illinois; Emil Kuchar of Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio: two daughters. Mrs. W. M. Slovak of El Campo, Mrs. Frank Tanecka of Weimar; three brothers, Anton and Jim Kuchar of Weimar, Louis Kuchar of Ennis: and three sisters, Mrs. Stacey Kubac, Mrs. Chas. Schenk, and Mrs. Sophie Cejka, all of Weimar.
Pallbearers included John Janak, Rudolph Mozisek, John Heger, Sr., Ed Rabel, Joe Krecmer, and Anton Beck.
Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery, under direction of the Koenig Funeral Home of La Grange.
To bereaved family members and relatives, the Mercury publisher extends sincere sympathy.
Weimar Mercury, June 14, 1940, page 1
Kuchar, Gertrude E. (Perkins) Naumann
Gertrude E. Naumann Kuchar, 84, of Marble Falls, Texas, formerly of Rosenberg and Columbus, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side April 30, 2007. She was born July 6, 1922, to Luther and Myrtle Bear Perkins in Saratoga, Texas.
Gertrude married LeRoy M. Naumann April 27, 1942, and lived in Rosenberg while rearing their family. Upon his death in 1961, she began working at Fort Bend Federal Savings and Loan and became personnel manager and a vice-president.
Upon her marriage to W. A. Kuchar on October 19, 1968, she moved to Columbus where they were active members of the Columbus community until his death in 1997. She then moved to Marble Falls to be near her daughter Sue.
Gertrude loved sewing, needlework, and was passionate about quilting. She was a member of a sewing club in Columbus and an active member of Thimble Thumpers in Marble Falls as well as being a charter member of the Quilt Club of Marble Falls. She (Tranny) was a most loving grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great-children. Gertrude was a member of Granite Mountain Baptist Church in Marble Falls and The Church at Horseshoe Bay.
Gertrude is survived by her son LeRoy and wife of Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters, Sue Nichols and husband of Marble Falls and Alice Craighead and husband of Rock Hill, South Carolina; two stepsons, Bill Kuchar and wife of Houston and Michael Kuchar of Columbus; one step-daughter, Shirley Rosson of Austin; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving care-giver, Renee' Semien, of Marble Falls.
Funeral services were at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas, on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Blake Craighead, Justin Lane, Trey Kuchar, Tom Mitchell, Steve Foust and Mark Dupre.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Camp Agape, a Christian bereavement camp for children, P.O. Box 1484, Marble Falls, Texas 78554 or by means of the website at www.campagape-texas.org.
Colorado County Citizen, May 9, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen
John Kuchar Funeral Services Held Sept. 7
John Kuchar, 88, of Weimar died Sept. 5 at Parkview Manor in Weimar. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 7 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.
Mr. Kuchar's four nieces brought up the offertory gifts.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
John was born May 14, 1918 in Weimar to Vincent and Anna (Bayer) Kuchar.
He attended St. Michael Elementary School.
Mr. Kuchar joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 14, 1941 and served with the 186th Infantry. His tour of duty took him to the South Pacific where he specialized as a machine gunner in the Philippines and New Guinea. John received his Honorable Discharge on Oct. 2, 1945.
After his discharge from the Army he returned to his parent's farm. He lived with them until 1966 when he built his house here in town and has lived in Weimar his whole life. He took care of his parents until their deaths.
He was employed by Billeck's Pressing Shop where he worked for several years, until it closed. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW and KJT.
John was a devoted son, brother and uncle to his four nephews and four nieces. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his sister, Mildred Santoro and husband Mike of Weimar; and brother-in-law, Eddie Anders of Weimar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Mary Sulak and Georgie Anders.
Pallbearers were Michael Santoro, Garrett Anders, Leonard Anders, Allan Anders, Edward Michulka and Leon Staff.
Weimar Mercury, September 14, 2006, page 2A
Kuchar, Leona Louise (Rose)
Kuchar Funeral Services Held Here Oct. 27
Leona Louise Rose Kuchar, 91, of Schulenburg and formerly of Weimar died Oct. 25 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center due to heart failure.
Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Norman Skip Sirnic officiating. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Louis J. Fernandez, Jr., and James G. Fernandez.
Mrs. Kuchar was born Aug. 9, 1907 to Emelia R Gerstenberger and Frederick A. Rose in Weimar.
She married Frank A, Kuchar on Dec. 30, 1935. She attended Weimar High School and Tyler Business School.
Mrs. Kuchar was a member of the Evening Circle of Weimar United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Kuchar was a bookkeeper and a resident of this area her entire life.
A sister, Alice Rose Burke of Schulenburg survives.
Mrs. Kuchar was preceded in death by her husband, seven brothers and two sisters.
She loved canasta, music, singing in the choir, baseball games and playing dominoes.
The Weimar Mercury, October 29, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
DEATH OF MRS. MARY KUCHAR
Mrs. Mary Kuchar, an old and highly respected citizen of this section,died at the family home a few miles south of Weimar Friday, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. Szymanski performing the funeral obsequies. Mrs. Kuchar was 70 years of age. She was a native of Austria, but had lived in this country for about forty years. She had lived on the old home place near town for the past thirty years. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are living, as follows: Louis Kuchar, Mrs. Mary Petrash, Mrs. Fannie Petrash, Frank, Anton and Jim Kuchar, Mrs. Kubach, Mrs. John Cejka, and Mrs. Chas. Schenk; the child dead was Mrs. Krutilek of Ennis. She also leaves two sisters, one at Wallis and one at St. John, and one brother, living at East Bernard.
Mrs. Kuchar possessed a cheerful, sunny disposition, was well liked by all who knew her, was a good friend and neighbor, and her death is sincerely regretted. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1919, page 1
Those summoned here Saturday by the death of Mrs. Mary Kuchar included Louis Kuchar of Ennis, Louis Petrash and wife of Ennis, Anton Vecera, wife and daughter of East Bernard, Anton Uhyrek and wife of Wallis, Miss Veronica Petrash of Wallis, Ignatz Jurek, wife and baby of Orchard, Mrs. Anton Hruzek of Orchard, and Mrs. Peluka of St. John.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, August 8, 1919
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Kuchar, Mary (Kubac)
Mrs. Mary Kuchar, 81, of El Campo Is Buried Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kuchar, 81, formerly of here but more recently of El Campo, were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Services were led by R. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and Rev. Victor A. Raska.
Mrs. Kuchar died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning, Sept. 29, in El Campo, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tanecka. She had been in ill health for some time.
Born Nov. 22, 1876, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubac, who brought her to this country when she was 6 years old. They settled in the New Bielau area. She continued to live in this area after her marriage to Frank Kuchar, until 1938 when they moved to El Campo. Mr. Kuchar died in 1940. For the past 10 years she had made her home with the Taneckas who moved from here to El Campo 4 years ago. She was a member of St. Phillips Catholic Church there.
Surviving in addition to the daughter, Mrs. Tanecka, is one son, Emil, of Freehold, New Jersey. A daughter, Mrs. Josephine Slovak and two sons, Albert and Victor preceded Mrs. Kuchar in death within the past five years, and another son died as an infant.
Pallbearers were Hugo Bubela of Nada, Eddy Green of Houston, Anton Kuchar of Columbus and Charles Schenk, Anton Cejka and Leo Lebeda of here.
Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
Kuchar, Pan Anton
A Bohemian farm named Kuchac, about 70 years old, died Sunday night at his home near this city, and was buried the following afternoon in St. Michaels cemetery, Rev. C. J. Benes performing the burial services.
Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1902
Final Rites for Vincent Kuchar, 87, November 15
Funeral services for Vincent Kuchar, 87, of Weimar, were held Thursday morning, Nov. 15, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Mr. Kuchar died Tuesday morning, Nov. 13 at Colonial Nursing Home in Schulenburg, where he had been a patient 16 months.
Bor at Weimar July 6, 1886, he was the son of Anton and Mary Kuchar. He married Anna Bayer Oct. 26, 1915, and they settled on a farm at New Bielau. They lived there more than 50 years, moving to Weimar in 1966 to make their home with their son John. Mrs. Kuchar died three years ago.
Mr. Kuchar was a charter member of the KJT Society, which honored him with a 50-year pin. He is survived by one son, John Kuchar of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Sulak of East Bernard, Mrs. Eddie (Georgie) Anders of Weimar and Mrs. C. J. (Mildred) Santoro of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Emelia Schenk of Weimar.
Pallbearers were his three grandsons, Michael Santoro of Dallas, Garrett Anders and Leonard Anders of Weimar; a nephew, Anton Cejka of Weimar; and Edward Michulka of Beasley and Leon Stoff of East Bernard.
Weimar Mercury, November 22, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kucherka, Joe Paul
Joe Kucherka Funeral Held
Funeral services for Joe Paul Kucherka, 39, were held at St. Anthonys Catholic church here Tuesday with Rev. Hubert Bauman officiating. Burial was in St. Michaels cemetery at Weimar with Untermeyer Bros. in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kucherka died in Austin Sunday.
He is survived by two brothers, Charles of Columbus and Stanley of Eagle Lake, and three sisters, Mrs. Val Rataz of La Grange, Mrs. Willie Ripper of Weimar and Mrs. R. A. Waldrep of Houston.
Colorado County Citizen, July 11, 1946
Kucherka, Lillian (Brune)
Lillian Brune Kucherka, 72, of Schertz, passed away April 19 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 4, 1933 to Max A. and Freida Klimple Brune in Columbus and attended Columbus Schools. She married Charles Kucherka Jr. May 8, 1949 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Max E. Brune and Harold Brune; and sister, Delores Lundquist.
She is survived by her husband; son, Dennis and daughters-in-law, Joyce, of Sequin and Theresa Ackermann, of Cibilo; sisters, Margaret Zajicek, of Columbus, Ruby DeDear, of Victoria and Evelyn Neuendorff-Doughit, of Pasadena; seven grandchildren; and two greatchildren.
Funeral services were April 21 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma.
Pallbearers were Chris and Jimmy Ackermann, of New Braunfels, Charles Kucherka, of Sequin, James Kucherka, of San Antonio and Larry Zajicek, of Stafford. Honorary Pallbearers were Max E. Brune, of Crosby and Mike Rawls, of Deer Park.
Colorado County Citizen, April 26, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen
MRS. MARY KUCHERKA
Mrs. Mary Kucherk passed out of this life at the family home here last Thursday. Funeral was held a St. Michaels Catholic Church in Weimar Friday morning, Untermeyer Bros. direcng and interment took place in the Catholic Cemetery at Weimar.
Mrs. Kucherka was born in Poland May 19, 1867, and was married to Mr. Kucherka in 1896. The family came to Texas in 1913 and to this community in 1924. Mr. Kucherka preceded her in death last August.
Survivors are three sons, Charles, Stanley and Joseph of this place, three daughters,Mrs. Valentine Rataj and Ms. Willie Ripper of Weimar and Miss Helen Kucherka of this city, thirteen grandchilden and three great grandchildren, to whom our symathy is extende[d] in their sorrow.--Columbus Citizen.
Weimar Mercury, March 4, 1938, page 7
Mr. Simon Kucherka
The death of Mr. Simon Kucherka occurred at the family home south of town last Thursday afternoon. Funeral was held at the St. Michaels church at Weimar, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating, and interment was made in St. Michaels cemetery.
Mr. Kucherka was born in Poland on May 5, 1863 and came to this country in 1898. He settled in East Texas after landing at Galveston, and came to the Weimar section in 1913. He removed to Columbus 13 years ago. He was married about 51 years ago.
Surviving him are the wife, three sons, Charles, Stanley and Joseph, three daughters, Mrs. Valentine Rataj and Mrs. Willie Ripper of Weimar and Miss Helen of this place, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The sympathy of the community is extended the sorrowing relatives.
Colorado County Citizen, August 12, 1937
Kucherka, Stanley L. Sr.
Stanley L. Kucherka Sr., 93, of Eagle Lake, died Monday, Aug. 8, 1994, in Eagle Lake.
Born Feb. 10, 1901, in New Waverly, he was the son of Simon and Mary Kucherka. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake, Knights of Columbus Council 4843 of Eagle Lake. For most of his life, Mr. Kucherka farmed and ranched. He had resided in Eagle Lake since 1940.
Funeral services were held Aug. 11, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Father Dan Morales officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.
Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Kucherka's grandsons, James McKeon and Dave, Paul, Mark, Chris Kenneth and James Kucherka.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Irene and J. M. McKeon of El Campo; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley L. and Magdalene Kucherka Jr. of Rosenberg and Wilbert and Vernell Kucherka of Eagle Lake; sisters, Helen Waldrep of Houston and Annie Ripper of Alleyton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by wives Amalie and Grace; his parents, a sister, Mrs. Betty Rataj; and two brothers, Charlie Kucherka and Joe Kucherka.
Memorial donations may be made to either the Knight of Columbus Memorial Building Fund, P.O. Box 725, Eagle Lake or Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary, 600 S. Austin Rd., Eagle lake or the charity of your choice.
Colorado County Citizen, August 17, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright.
Kucherka, Susan Grace (Sevier) Dornan Towell
Susan Grace Kucherka
October 21, 1904July 13, 1990
Mrs. Susan Grace Kucherka, 85, of Eagle Lake, passed away suddenly at her home Friday, July 13, 1990. She was born in Cheetham, Texas, October 21, 1904 to Marcus Jay Sevier and Ida Needham Sevier. Her parents preceded her in death along with her sister, Allie Mae Lundquist and brothers, Walter and Fred Sevier. Survivors include her devoted husband, Stanley Kucherka Sr., Eagle Lake; children, Hope and Ed Causey, Houston; stepchildren, Irene and Joe McKeon, El Campo, Stanley and Magdelan Kucherka, Rosenberg, Wilbert and Vernell Kucherka, Eagle Lake; three grandchildren, Jan Causey Brown, Corpus Christi, Jill Causey Williams, and Mark Causey, Houston; three great granddaughters, Amanda Williams, Ashley and Allison Brown; plus many step grand and great grandchildren; and other relatives and a host of loved ones.
Susan Grace Kucherka was dedicated to the nursing profession and received her R. N. Degree in 1925 from Baptist Hospital Nursing School of Houston (now Memorial Hospital Systems of Houston). Shortly after graduation, she married Albert Dornon. A daughter, Hope, was born to the union. She served in hospitals in Houston, Columbus and East Bernard until 1941 when she moved to Eagle Lake.
At the request of Dr. J.R. Laughlin, she came here to serve as Head Nurse at the new hospital which he proposed to build for the community. She helped him organize and put into operation the much needed, and greatly appreciated, medical facility for the community. At that time she was affectionately known as Dornon to the staff, many patients and citizens who came to know her.
During the years of WWII she served as the Red Cross Instructor for community classes. In 1947 she married Roy H. Towell. He preceded her in death in 1974. In 1950 she was appointed to the newly created position of Colorado County Health and School Nurse. She served in this capacity for many years until her retirement. During these years she was dedicated to the health and welfare not only of the school children, but also those residents of the community in need.
She assisted other concerned organizations and individuals in developing a Well Baby Clinic to provide vaccinations and a clothes closet to provide clothes for the needy. She was also active during these years in the Order of Eastern Star and served ads Worthy Matron in 1953-54. After her retirement she became interested in a local AARP Chapter and helped organize one for the community. In 1979 she and Stanley Kucherka Sr. were married in Eagle Lake. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 1900 from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Mann, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake and rev. Father Jesse Euresti, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Pall bearers were grandsons, Mark Causey, Kris, Dave, Mar, Kenneth and James Kucherka.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be made to the Eagle Lake Ministerial Alliance (Rev. David Mann, Secretary) or the charity of your choice. She will be greatly missed by her family and her friends in the city and surrounding area.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, July 19, 1990
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm
Kucherka, Vernell Elizabeth (Nelson)
Vernell Elizabeth Nelson Kucherka
Vernell Elizabeth Nelson Kucherka passed away Oct. 13.
Vernell Elizabeth Nelson was born to a family of farmers, Willie H. and Teckla Annie Nelson on October 27, 1929.
The sixth of six children, they all lived in the rural Mentz area at the time. Vernell attended Bernardo area schools in her youth. While attending Columbus High School, she had aspirations to learn the piano. However, her band teacher would find the call of duty for WWII with no replacement. She graduated class of 1947.
Her job after graduation was a telephone operator and then bank teller at Columbus State Bank. Then, Wilbert David Kucherka Sr. would change her life forever. They met at the Mentz Church Picnic held at Hillcrest at the time. They were wed on November 14, 1949 at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz. So started her life; of a farmer’s wife, loving mother and farm manager. They took up residence, affectionately known to the family as “The Middle Place”, approximately half way between Highway 90 Alt and FM102 on Calhoun Road till they moved in 1964 to their current residence one mile out of Eagle Lake on Calhoun Road.
Her selfless devotion to the Catholic faith was notable. Attending the aforementioned St. Roch Catholic Church, then moving to Parish of the Nativity (formerly known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help), she was a member of the Altar Society and Christian Mothers and currently a Catholic Daughters member of Court Our Lady of the Fields. She was also a vital link within the Parish’s Prayer Chain. And, if you got the chance, you may have sampled her delicious sweet tea, chocolate sheet cake or cream cheese rolls she served at all church functions. She was also very active in her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives by attending their extracurricular activities.
Vernell was preceded in death by her parents, brothers William and Joseph Dean “JD” and sisters Willfern and Rubylean.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Wilbert David Kucherka Sr.; children, Wilbert David “Dave” Kucherka Jr. and wife, Melinda, Diane Spanihel and husband, Joe Mike, Susan Poenitzsch and husband, Gary, Paul and wife, Kim, Mark and wife, Gracie.
She is also survived by her 15 grand-children: Wilbert David “Trey” Kucherka III and wife, Melonie, Amalie Phillips and husband, Ryan, Trent Kucherka; Stacey Leopold and husband, Dusty, Michelle Primrose and husband, Jody, Lauren Spanihel; Kyle Poenitzsch and wife, Lindsey, Kevin Poenitzsch and wife Nicole, Kayley Poenitzsch; Joshua Kucherka, Johnathan Kucherka, Haleigh Kucherka and one on the way; Karina Llanos, Lance Kucherka and Aaron Kucherka.
As well as, nine great-grand-children: Wilbert David “Will” Kucherka IV; Luke and Kate Phillips; Colton and Dakotah Leopold; Jakelyn Primrose; Dean Poenitzsch and one on the way; Ava Poenitzsch; and Hailey Llanos; and her only surviving brother, Milton Oscar Nelson
Services took place at Parish of the Nativity Friday, Oct. 16. Burial followed at St. Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.
Colorado County Citizen, October 21, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington
Kucherka, Victoria (Skutca)
Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Kucherka of Columbus were held Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.
Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home and were directed by The Rev. Arnold Anders.
Mrs. Kucherka, who resided most of her life in Columbus, died at Columbus Community Hospital Sunday at the age of 78.
She was born Nov. 6, 1901 at Weimar, the daughter of Frank Skutca and Anna Hudec Skutca. She was married on Oct. 30, 1922 to Charlie Kucherka who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1971.
She was a member of the Catholic Church and affiliated with the Altar Society.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie L. Kucherka Jr. of New Braunfels and Clarence A. Kucherka of Pearland; six sisters, Mrs. Millie Kuehn of Weimar, Mrs. Gladys Sebesta of Houston, Mrs. Mary Janda of San Antonio, Mrs. Regina Dittmar of Corpus Christi, Josephine Bartsch of Houston and Annie Krolczyk of Houston; one brother Frank Skutca of Alleyton; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stanley Kucherka, Ray Waldrip, Steve Skutca, Frankie Kainer, Ronnie Sebesta and Bennie Joe Skutca.
Colorado County Citizen, January 3, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht
Kuck, Anna (Gundelach)
Mrs. Gerhard Kuck Died First of the Week
Mrs. Gerhard Kuck, wife of a respected and popular farmer living a short distance north of Weimar, died Monday and the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran pastor, officiating. Quite a large crowd of relatives and friends was present at the funeral.
Mrs. Anna Kuck, wife of Gerhard Kuck, was born May 28, 1847, in Westerstede, Province of Oldenberg, Germany. She was married in Germany in 1875. The couple emigrated to this country in 1880. Five children were born to this union, three of whom are still living, as follows: Miss Lena Kuck, Messrs, Will and Henry Kuck. Other survivors are one brother, Mr. Friedrich Gunderlach[sic] of Columbus, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Kuck had been in ill health for a number of years--in fact was bedridden the past five years. She was 81 years of age at the time of her death. She ever proved a good wife, mother, neighbor and friend, and her death is sincerely deplored. Besides her husband she leaves several children, all grown and settle in life.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to here bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, April 27, 1928
Kuch [Cook], Bill H.
Bill Kuck, WW2 Veteran, Funeral Held
Funeral services for Bill H. Kuck, 79, of Weimar were held Friday, Aug. 21, at Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery here, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating. [His tombstone read "Bill H. Cook"]
Mr. Kuck, a retired painter and World War II veteran, died Aug. 18, at Veterans Administration Hospital inTemple.
He was born here May 3, 1902. He had no known survivors.
Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1981
[Bill was a grandson of Gerhard and Anna (Gundelach) Kuck. His tombstone, which is a government marker, states Bill H. Cook. DA]
Kuck, Gerhard Heinrich
Old, Honorable Citizen Is Claimed by Death
It was generally known that Mr. Gerhard Kuck, well known, aged farmer living a short distance north of town, had been in ill health for some time, but few of us regarded it as serious, hence when news of his death was learned Monday morning, there were many expressions of regret, for no man in our community stood higher in the estimation of his fellow citizens than did Mr. Kuck, who had lived in this section for a long time. The funeral took place at the Weimar cemetery Tuesday afternoon, with Revs. Meyer and Hightower, local ministers, officiating in a touching burial service. Many old time friends of the family were present to pay the last tribute of respect to this worthy, good man.
Gerhard Heinrich Kuck was born in Germany Oct 1, 1848. He was married to Anna Gundelach, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. He came to America over fifty years ago, and had lived near Weimar fifty-two years up to the time of his death Mr. Kuck was a horticulturist in the old country, and delighted in this work. He followed the occupation of farming up to the time of his death, which occurrred Feb. 4 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 4 days.
His survivors are two sons, Willie and Henry Kuck, one daughter, Lena Kuck, and four grandchilden, Will Kuck and Herbert Kuck of Dallas, Mis. Lillie Williams of Tahoka, Mrs. Clara Bason of Dallas, besides other relatives and numerous friends.
Ourt heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury February 9, 1934
Final Rites for Henry Kuck, 86, Held Wednesday
Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday afternoon, June 30, for Henry Kuck, 86, who died Monday afternoon at Colonial Rest Home, Schulenburg.
Rev. F. H. Horak, officiated. Burial was in the Masonic [Odd Fellows} Cemetery.
Mr. Kuck had been in the rest home only two weeks. Until then he had lived for 84 years on the Kuck homestead a short distance north of Weimar, cared for by his nephew, Bill Kuck.
Born Feb. 18, 1879, in Oldenburg, Germany, he was brought to this country by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Kuck, when he was 2 years old. They landed in Galveston and settled at Weimar. Mr. Kuck was never married. Although his farm is no more than a mile from Weimar, he had not been in Weimar since 1919. He was content to stay in his house and yard. A brother, Wm. Kuck, died several years ago.
His only survivors are two nephews, Bill Kuck here and Herbert Kuck of Dallas; and two nieces, Mrs. D. E. (Clara) Basden of Amarillo and Mrs. K. E. ( Lillie) Williams of Tahoka, Texas.
Weimar Mercury, July 1, 1965
JOHN KUCK DEAD
John Kuck, son of Gerhard Kuck and wife, respected citizens living a short distance north of town, was carried to San Antonio Sunday for medical treatment, being in very bad shape physically. His condition grew worse and he died Tuesday night. The remains were brought here for interment Wednesday, the ceremony taking place at the Odd Fellows Cemetery today (Thursday). John Kuck was a farmer by occupation. He had been in bad health for some time, and while his death was not altogether unexpected still it was a sad blow to the family and many friends. John was well and favorably known to our people, having spent the greater part of his life among us, and his untimely death is deeply regretted by all. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved family in their bereavement.
Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1919
MISS LENA KUCK DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Miss Lena Kuck, 59, at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, local Lutheran pastor, officiating. Services were at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Miss Kuck was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Kuck, and was born January 31, 1884. She died at the family home north of Weimar at about 1 p.m. Tuesday of a heart attack. She had been a sufferer of a weak heart for many years. Her entire life was spent in Colorado County. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two brothers, William and Henry Kuck.
The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved.
Weimar Mercury January 28, 1944
Wm. Kuck, 71, War 1 Veteran, Buried Sunday
Funeral services for William Kuck, 71, were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Bawel, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.
Mr. Kuck died Friday, Sept. 23, in Veterans Hospital at Houston, where he had been a patient at various times over the past several years. His last illness was about three months.
Born Dec. 14, 1888, in this county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt[sic] Kuck. His occupation was farming, and he was never married. He served 17 months in the Army during World War I, 9 months overseas.
Surviving ae one brother, Henry Kuck, and a nephew, Bill Cook, both of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, September 30, 1960
Alfred Kuehn Funeral Held
Funeral services for Alfred Kuehn, 78, a veteran of both World Wars, were held Friday, March 30, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel. Rev. D. L. R. McDougle officiated. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]
Mr. Kuehn died at his home March 27. He was a farmer and rancher.
Born August 6, 1897, at Holman, he was a son of August and Amelia (Tengler) Kuehn. He volunteered for army service in World War I and served just a few days. He was inducted in World War II in October 1942 and served until March 1943.
He is survived by two brothers, August Kuehn Jr. and Adolph Kuehn Sr. of Weimar; sister-in-law, Mrs. Aug. Kuehn Jr. of Weimar; seven nephews and three nieces.
Pall bearers were Erwin Kuehn, Gus Kuehn, Adolph Kuehn, Jr., Albert Kuehn, Allen Kuehn, and Herbert Kuehn, all nephews.
Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1976
Kuehn, Amelia (Tengler)
Final Rites for Mrs. Aug. Kuehn, 79, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. August Kuehn Sr., 79, who died last Friday in Youens Hospital after an illness of about three months, were held Sunday from Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. C. Emigholz officiating.
Interment was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Born June 19, 1873, in Austria, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Tengler, she was brought to this country as a 6-year-old child by her parents, who settled at Ammannsville. She was married to Mr. Kuehn Oct. 10, 1896, at Ammannsville.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Alfred August and Adolph, all of Weimar; and six grandchildren, Ervin Kuehn of Houston, Pvt. August Kuehn III of Fort Hood, and Dorothy, Alice, Adolph Jr. and Albert Kuehn, all of Weimar. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Erwin Kuehn, Pvt. August Kuehn III, John Hoegemeyer, O. P. Moore Jr., Rudolph Thumann, and John A. Hajovsky.
Weimar Mercury, December 12, 1952, page 1
Kuehn, August Sr.
August Kuehn Sr. Funeral Is Held, Burial In Weimar
Funeral rites for August Kuehn Sr., 80, who died In Columbus hospital Tuesday at 7: 30 a.m. were held in the Hubbard Funeral home at Weimar Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. C. Emigholz, Lutheran minIster at Weimar, officiating.
Mr. Kuehn lived In the Live Oak community south of Borden and had been a resident there for about 33 years.
He was born Dec. 30, 1873 near La Grange. The last few years he had made his home with his son Alfred Kuehn. He had been in the hospital for about 6 weeks.
Survivors Include 3 sons, Alfred, Adolph and August Kuehn, all of the Weimar area; a sister, Mrs. Katie Jarmon of Yoakum; and 7 grandchildren.
Burial was in the Masonic cemetery at Weimar. Pallbearers were Ervin Kuehn, August Kuehn III, Steve Kasper, John Heger, John Hajovsky and Frank Anders.
Colorado County Citizen, June 24, 1954
Kuehn, August “Gus” III
August (Gus) Kuehn III passed away June 26 at his home in Bila Hora.
A Rosary was held on June 27 at Hubbard Funeral Home. The funeral mass was held June 28 at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Buy and Father Peters, officiating. [Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery]
He was born June 9, 1929 in Borden to August and Millie (Skutca) Kuehn.
He married Shirley Mae (Mitchell) in Bellville, on Nov. 30, 1955. They had six children.
He served in the Korean War as Sergeant 1st Class, with the 45th Thunderbird Division from Oct. 7, 1952, A Company, 245th Tank Battalion, until Oct. 6, 1954.
He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and a National Defense Service Medal.
He was honored with a full military funeral. His last salute was given by the Weimar Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 5875, of which he was a lifetime member.
He worked as a welder from 1952 until 1997. He worked in numerous states, including Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, including work on the Alaskan Pipeline. He was a 51-year member of Local No. 798 Pipeliners Union.
He owned and operated August Kuehn Water Well Drilling Co. from 1970 until 1997, with his wife by his side.
He also did custom hay work for many local people, as well as farming and ranching for himself.
There were many things in his life that he enjoyed, including hunting and fishing.
He also enjoyed going to the beach with his children, grandchildren, and great-children[sic].
Most of all, he loved being in the outdoors. He also loved four o' clocks, roses, riding around on the Kawasaki mule, and taking long rides in the country with his wife.
On Father's Day weekend, one of his last requests was a ride through the country to El Campo. He enjoyed looking at the cattle, hay fields, crops, and spending time with his family.
Gus is survived by his wife, Shirley Kuehn; children, Susie Jahn, Judy Pesak, John Kuehn, Tom Kuehn, and Randy Kuehn; and sister, Dorothy Rerich of Weimar.
He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Kenneth Jahn, Keevan Jahn, Shannon Pesek, Christopher Jahn, Charlotte Pesak, J. E. Pesak, III, Johnny Kuehn, Brian Kuehn, Lisa Kuehn, Jamie Jahn, and Chris Jahn; and two great-grandchildren, Alisa Haynes and Hunter Pesek.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janis Jahn in March of 1993; and an older brother, Ervin Kuehn.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Kenneth Jahn, Keevan Jahn, Christopher Jahn, Johnny Kuehn, Brian Kuehn, and J. E. Pesak, III.
Honorary pallbearers were Chris Jahn, Wilton Pesek, Hunter Pesek, Zack Romine, Joseph Pesak, Jr., Don Minear, Alisa Haynes, Jamie Jahn, and Charlotte Pesak.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Hallettsville, TX 77964.
Weimar Mercury, July 12, 2007, page 2A
Kuhn, Albert S.
We are very sorry to report the sad and early death of Albert S. Kuhn. Mr. Kuhn arrived the age of 21 years, was a young man of excellent character, well liked by everyone who knew him, and a true nd good standing member of the H. F. B. O. of Frelsburg lodge No. 1900. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1900, page 1
Frelsburg, September 29.--Died here last night, Albert Kuhn, at the residence of Mrs. Ordner, from blood poison. He had a sore leg and the physicians cut from fifty to sixty holes in it to make enough opening for matter to come out of the wound freely. He was 21 years of age and a member of the Forum. He had a brother in Galveston who lost his life during the recent storm.
Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1900, page 8
Kuhn, Cecilia (Rolf)
Services for Mrs. J Kuhn Held Monday
Funeral services were held at St. Roch’s church in Mentz Monday morning for Mrs. Jacob Kuhn who died on her 73rd birthday, Dec. 27, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Henneke at Bernardo. Burial was in the Mentz Catholic cemetery. Services were conducted by her nephew, Rev. Henry Rolf, of San Antonio who was assisted in the high mass by Mrs. Kuhn’s two grandsons, Anthony Kuhn and Lee Ray Braden of Bernardo. Untermeyer Bros. were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kuhn was born Cecelia Rolf in 1874, a daughter of Leopold and Josephine Hanselmann Rolf, at Mentz. With the exception of about 10 years spent in Wharton County, she had lived her entire life in the Mentz community.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Leo Kuhn; three daughters, Mrs. Henneke, Mrs. Raymond Braden and Mrs. Alex Jones Jr. all of Bernardo; 18 grandchidren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Surviving sisters are Mrs. John Meismer, Bernardo; Sister Thomas Aquin, Fayetteville; Sister Mary Leopoldine, San Antonio and Sister Mary Benedicte Ennis. A brother, Joe Rolf, also survives.
Pallbearers were four grandsons, Aloies and Edward Henneke, Ray Jones and Sidney Frey and two nephews, Joe and John Meismer.
Many relatives from out of town attended the funeral.
Colorado County Citizen January 1, 1948 page 2
Contributed by Amanda Briscoe
Jacob Kuhn is laid to rest in Mentz Cemetery
Funeral services for Jacob Kuhn, 75 were held Friday morning in the Leo Henneke home at Mentz and later in St. Roch’s Catholic Church with Rosary said at 7:30 p.m. the preceding day. Burial was in the Mentz Catholic cemetery with Rev. Andrew Didner officiating.
Mr. Kuhn died in a Sealy hospital early Thursday morning after having been taken there the day before with a heart ailment.
He was born Feb. 20, 1874: had lived alone since the death of his wife about 5 years ago.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Henneke, Mrs. Raymond Braden and Mrs. Alex Jones and a son, Leo Kuhn, all of Bernardo as well a s18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Aloies and Edbert Henneke, Anthony Kuhn, Ray Jones, Leroy Braden and Vincent Schertz, his grandsons.
Untermeyer Funeral home was in charge.
Colorado County Citizen November 6, 1952 page 2
Contributed by Amanda Briscoe
Kuhn, Josephine A. (Lewandowski)
Mrs. J. Kuhn Succumbs at 87; Ellinger Native
Mrs. Josephine Kuhn, 87-year-old native of Ellinger and one of Colorado county's oldest residents, was laid to rest Tuesday morning after funeral services in St. Anthony's Catholic church and in Untermeyer's Funeral home.
Rev. Alex Kraus of St. Anthony's conducted the last rites for Mrs. Kuhn, who died in Columbus hospital Sunday after being in bad health for some time.
Mrs. Kuhn had made her home with her son, Otto Kuhn, !n Glidden for the past 3 years. She was born Feb 8, 1867
Her husband died in 1926.
Surviving are 6 children: Otto Kuhn of Glidden, Elo A. Kuhn of San Antonio; Frank Kuhn of Sugar Land, Mrs. Woodrow Chism of Aransas Pass, Mrs. Emil Keller of Orange Grove, Mrs. Ida Schmitt of Ft. Worth 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in St. Anthony’s cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence, William, Barney, Thomas and Charles Kuhn, Foy Whitlow, Clement Wind and Earl J. Frnka.
Out-of-town relatives and friends here for the funeral besides the children and pallbearers named were Mrs. M. L. McKinneon of Schulenburg, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Lewandowski of Hallettsville, Mrs. Tena Holmans, Mrs. Mae Dill, Lola Lippold, Daniel Lewandowski of East Bernard, Mrs. Rosie Burghardt, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kuhn of Bernardo, Mrs. Maggie De Foar of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. George Sciba of El Campo, John Miller of Sugar Land, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Keller of Tivoli, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Billeck, Steve Heller of Weimar.
Colorado County Citizen, January 28, 1954
Kuhn, Lawrence F. "Lovey"
Lawrence F. "Lovey" Kuhn, 88, of Glidden passed away Dec. 3 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.
He was born Aug. 9, 1914 in Victoria to Oscar Julius and Augusta Agnes (Munke) Kuhn. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WW II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6113 of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, William S. "Booby" Kuhn and Barney Kuhn.
He is survived by his adopted sons, John Kuhn and David Kuhn both of Houston; sister, Eva C. Kuhn Frnka of Columbus; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating, along with military honors by VFW Post #6113 of Columbus. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Daniel Kuhn, Tompo Kuhn, Harold Kuhn, Alan Frnka, Patrick Frnka and Aaron Frnka.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6113 of Columbus.
Colorado County Citizen, December 11, 2002
Courtesy of The Citizen.
Kuhn, Sophie (Burttschell)
DEATH OF MRS. F. KUHN
Mrs. Frank Kuhn, one of the oldest and most respected of Colorado county's citizens, died at the family home at Shaw's Bend on January 20th., at the age 82 years, 9 months and 16 days after a lingering illness.
Mrs.Kuhn, formerly Miss Sophie Burttschell, was born in Mentz, Germany, April 14, 1836. Coming to this county with her parents in 1945 and settled at Bernard. At the age of twenty, or in 1856, she was married to Frank Kuhn. In 1870 the family moved to Shaw's Bend, where they were living at the time of Mrs. Kuhn's death. She was the mother of 11 children, eight of whom are living. They are: Mrs. M. L. Pitzlin, Houston; Mrs. J. L. Walker, Shaw's Bend; Henry Kuhn, Shaw's Bend; Albert Kuhn, Ben Arnold, Phillip Kuhn, Lott; Willie Kuhn, Yoakum; F. J.Kuhn, Rowena; and Mrs. R. J. Lewandowski, El Campo.
There are 36 grand children and 12 great grand children.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. S.Strobel and the body was laid to rest in the Shaw's Bend [Fitzgerald] cemetery.
The friends of the grief stricken father and children extend their heartfelt sympathy.
Colorado Citizen, February 14, 1919
Antone Kula, 95, of Columbus, died February 25 at Spring Branch Medical Center in Houston. He was born on June 13, 1892 in Oxford Junction, Iowa, a son of Thomas F. and Veronica (Divoky) Kula. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was married to Laura Whear Kula. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic church.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 16, 1981.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 29 from St. Antonys Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Tim Kosler officiating Burial followed at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Nada. Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Rose Kula of Columbus, and a nephew, Wallace Schneider of Bolder[sic], Colo.
Pallbearers were Billy Mayes, Robert Means, Robert Means II, Keith Lundquist, Robert Burda and Vernon Brown.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, March 3, 1988
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Kulow, Helmuth Henry
Post Special; Columbus, May 27.--Mr. Henry Kulow, an old and highly respected citizen of Columbus, died at his home this morning. He will be buried tomorrow afternoon at Odd Fellows Rest by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which society he was a member of long standing. He is survived by his wife and several grandchildren.
Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1905, page 1
Kunetka, Anna (Koudelka)
Final Rites for Mrs. A. Kunetka, 87, Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Kunetka, 87, a 79-year resident of this area, were held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. F. H. Horak, Jr., pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiated.
Mrs. Kunetka died at 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in Youens Hospital after a week's illness.
Born October 12, 1870, in Czechoslovakia, she was four years old when she came to this country with her parents, Joseph and Anna Koudelka. She was married to Frank Kunetka in 1897.
They lived in this area except for four years' residence in Lyra, Palo Pinto County, Texas. After Mr. Kunetka's death in 1907, Mrs. Kunetka came back here to live with her son Edmund, who cared for her until the time of her death. She had been an invalid for the past 4 _ years.
She was a member of the Ccezh (sic) Moravian Brethren Church and the SPJST Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Henry Kunetka of Houston and Edmund of here; two daughters, Mrs. Adolph Pavlik of Schulenburg and Mrs. Emil Svetlik of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Pete Petrovsky of Cleburne and Mrs. Joe Hanzelka of Weimar; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nephews and nieces. One son Emil died in 1916 and two sisters, Mrs. John Folta and Mrs. Frank Baca also preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Erwin, Bennie, James and Robert Pavlik, Marvin Svetlik, all grandsons and Lawrence Barta
Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
Kunetka Rites Here Feb. 28.
Funeral services for Edmund Kunetka, 72, were held February 28 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. D. L. R. McDougle officiated.
Mr. Kunetka died of a heart attack Tuesday night, February 25, at Columbus Convalescent Home, where he had been a resident since 1970.
He was born at Weimar March 2, 1902, the son of Frank and Annie Kunetka and lived here until moving to Columbus.
He is survived by one brother, Henry Kunetka of Houston, two sisters, Mrs. Adolf (Millie) Pavlik of Schulenburg and Mrs. Emil (Annie) Svetlik of Houston.
Pallbearers were W. C. Duncan, James Pavlik, Bennie Pavlik, Bobby Pavlik, William Barta and Alfons Lichnovsky.
Weimar Mercury, March 13, 1975
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
The funeral of Emil Kunetka, a most estimable young man living a few miles west of town, took place Friday afternoon at the Masonic cemetery, Rev. Jos. Hegar of Granger performing the burial service. He was a son of Mrs. Annie Kunetka, and a young man well thought of by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy goes out [to] the bereaved relatives and friends.
Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1915, page 1
Kunetka, Emilia J. (Barta)
Funeral for Mrs. Kunetka Held Dec. 30.
Funeral services for Mr. John (Emilie) Kunetka of Weimar were held December 30 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Kunetka, mother of Mrs. Wilma Konz here, died Dec. 28 in Youens Memorial Hospital.
She was a former county treasurer, retiring in 1963 after serving 30 years. A lifelong Weimar resident, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Barta. Her husband was county treasurer from February 1932 until his death in August 1933. Mrs. Kunetka was appointed to finish his term and then was elected to several successive terms.
She is survived by one daughter, Mr. Wilma Konz of Weimar; two grandsons, Max Konz Jr. of San Antonio and Kenneth E. Konz of Cleveland, Ohio; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Owen G. Hoegemeyer of Columbus. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Laure (Edna) Brasher, in 1972.
Pallbearers were John Hajovsky; W. A Kuchar, Ed Rabel, Ray (Buddy) Kusey F. F. Brasher and Ralph Meadows.
Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1975
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here for Henry Kunetka, 76, of Houston. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. D. L. R. McDougle officiated.
Mr. Kunetka died at 3:45 a.m. March 23 in Houston after a brief illness.
He was born at Weimar March 10, 1900, a son of Frank and Annie (Koudelka) Kunetka, and lived here until entering the US Army in 1942. Discharged in 1944, he moved to Houston where he lived out his life. He was owner of a store there.
Mr. Kunetka is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Adolph (Millie) Pavlik and Mrs. Emil (Annie) Svetlik, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil and Edmond.
Pallbearers were William Barta, Marvin Svetlik, George Parkman, Jimmy Pavlik, Erwin Pavlik and Bennie Pavlik.
Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1976
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
COUNTY TREASURER SUCCUMBS THURSDAY
Funeral Held at Home of Daughter in Weimar Sunday Afternoon Is Largely Attended
Following an illness of only a few weeks, the death of Mr. John Kunetka, county treasurer, occurred at a hospital in San Antonio last Thursday night. Mr. Kunetka had been suffering from organic diseases for some years, but had been about his work with usual energy up until a few weeks ago.
Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Max A. Konz, Sunday evening at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. Maticka of Nelsonville officiating, assisted by Rev. Meyer and Rev. Hightower of Weimar. The services were attended by a large crowd from all over the county. [Interment was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]
Mr. Kunetka ws born in Ammannsville 56 years ago. He was a trusted employee of the T. A. Hill Bank for several years, later taking a position with the First State Bank of Weimar,in which position he remained for about twelve years. He was appointed County Treasurer in January last year to fill the unexpired term of J. H. Moore, resigned, and was elected to that office in the November election last year.
John Kunetka was known over the county as a quiet, reserved citizen of the highest integrity and moral character While he formed few intimate friends, he was highly respected and held in highest esteem by all who knew him.
He is survived by the wife and two children, Mrs. Max A. Konz and Mrs. Laure Brasher, both of Weimar, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Fisla of Taiton and Mrs. Otto Barta of Weimar. The sympathy of the entire county goes out to the sorrowing ones.
Colorado County Citizen, August 17, 1933
Kunetka, Josef R.
DEATH OF JOS. R. KUNETKA.
Popular Farmer of Dubina Section Dies After Brief Illness,
Jos. R. Kunetka, one of the most popular and highly respected farmers of this section, died Friday night at the family home near Dubina, after a comparatively brief illness, and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery west of town Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Wilp of Rosenberg, a Lutheran minister, officiating. The cause of Mr. Kunetka's death, we are, Informed, was the formation of a tumor on the brain. The funeral was largely attended, Mr. Kunetka possessing a large circle of friends throughout this section, where he had spent the greater part of his life.
Jos. R. Kunetka was born in. Austria-Hungary, now known as Czecho-Slovakia, in the year 1867, and was 53 years old at the time of his death. With his parents he came to this country at the age of eight years, the family settling near Weimar, and Mr. Kunetka lived in this vicinity up to the time of his death. He was married to Miss Rosa Krutilek about twenty-seven years ago, and the widow and one son, Edward, now grown, survive him.
Joe Kunetka was a man of many excellent qualities. A man of genial disposition, self educated to a high degree, honest, upright, a man whose friendly personality never changed, he was known and loved by a large circle of friends. It may be said of him that the friendly greeting he extended you was the same 365 days of the year--he was always the same genial, pleasant gentleman. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved widow, son, relatives and friends of the deceased.
Weimar Mercury, September 17, 1920, page 4
Kunetka, Keaton Wayne
Local Baby's Heart Goes to Doomed Girl
Keaton Wayne Kunetka, born to Kenneth and Kim Kunetka of Weimar on Oct. 27 1989, lived only until Dec. 29, but his tiny heart lives on in a baby girl born Dec. 22 with a potentially fatal condition, severe mitral stenosis.
Her doctors said she would not have lived another day without the transplant. The Kunetkas, who will only know the baby by her first name, have been informed that as of January 10 she was doing well.
Keaton was victim of the syndrome known as sudden infant death (SID). He died after being Star-Flighted to Brackenridge[sic] Hospital in Austin, and his parents decided to donate his organs to other infants. [Place of interment unknown]
The Kunetkas, who move here (Holman area) in July from Austin, have another son, Christopher, who is 2. Kunetka is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kunetka.
Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1990
Kunetka, Otec Josef
Mr. Jos. Kunetka, Sr.
The remains of Mr. Jos. Kunetka, Sr., were brought to this place Thursday for interment. This was formerly Mr. Kunetka's home. Mr. Kunetka, Sr., was the father of Jos. and John Kunetka and Mrs. Otto Barta, all residents of this section. The funeral was conducted from the residence of his son-in-law, Otto Barta, the services being in charge of Rev. Jos. G. Heger of Granger. [Interment was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery] A large crowd of sympathizing friends and relatives were present to witness the sad ceremony. Mr.Kunetka was born in Hodslavic, Moravia, Austria, April 25, 1837. In 1867 he married Miss Anna Barton. In November, 1873, he came to Texas and settled near where the community of New Bielau is located. In 1876 he became dangerously ill with yellow fever and hopes for his recovery were given up, but through the skillful medical attention of Dr. W. T. McLeary his life was saved. In 1879 he moved to Fayette county, settling between Sedan and Ammansville. He afterwards bought a farm near Weimar and resided thereon till after the death of his wife in 1898. Since that time he has resided with h is children, mostly with the eldest daughter, Mrs. Joe Fiala of Taiton, when[sic] he died Oct. 26. In religious faith he was a Lutheran Evangelic. He was the father of nine children, of whom only four are living, and eleven grandchildren Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, November 5, 1915
Kunetka, Rosie (Krutilek)
ADDITIONAL FACTS REGARDING LIFE OF MRS. ROSIE KUNETKA
Mrs. Rosie Kunetka, former resident of this immediate section, who died at the family home one mile north of Schulenburg last week and was buried in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Krutilek. She was born in Stranik, Czechoslovakia, in June, 1866. With her parents she came to this country in 1873. The family first settled in the Fayetteville section. From there they moved to Dubina, and later to Content, where on Jan. 31, 1892, she was united in marriage to Mr. Jos. Kunetka. The young couple then settled a short distance west of Weimar, where they lived for several years. In 1898 they again moved to the Dubina section, where the husband died Sept. 10, 1920. From that time on she made her home with her only son, Ed Kunetka. In 1925 she and her son moved near Schulenburg, where they lived up to the time of her death, April 2, 1930, at the age of 64 years. She is survived by an only son, Mr. Eddie Kunetka and two brothers and two sisters, namely Mr. Jos. W. Krutilek of El Campo, Mr. Andrew Krutilek of Ennis, Miss Annie Krutilek of El Campo and Mrs. A. A. Farek of Hockley, Texas. Thus has passed away another good and deserving wife and mother to her eternal reward. R.
Weimar Mercury, April 11, 1930, page 8
Kunschick, Corine Faye (Voitle)
Corine Kunschick Funeral Services Held June 7
Corine Faye (Voitle) Kunschick, 47, of Weimar died June 4. Funeral services were held June 7 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Rev. Ralph Ludwig officiating. Interment followed in Masonic Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 19, 1953 in Holman to Elsie Mae Voitle. She married Emil Kunschick Sr. on March 8, 1968 in LaGrange. She attended school in LaGrange and Snook.
She was employed as a factory worker at Prime Industries in Schulenburg. She was a resident of this area her entire life.
Survivors include: daughter, Nancy Marie Kunschick and son Emil Kunschick Jr. and wife Julie of Weimar; a grandmother, Pauline Griggs of Temple; and one grandson, Reece William Kunschick
Pallbearers were: Dean Kunschick, Jimmie Kunschick, Phil Kunschick, Lee Karstedt, Henry Polasek Jr. and Norbert Beyer.
The Weimar Mercury, June 8, 2000
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Kunschick, Florence E. (Collier)
Services Held For Florence Kunschick
Florence E. (Collier) Kunschick, age 64 years, 5 months, 24 days, of 809 Upton Ave. in Schulenburg, died at home on Saturday, March 29.
She was born Oct. 5, 1932 to William Archie and Thelma (Anderson) Collier in Four Oaks, N.C. She met Henry Kunschick Jr. at Fort Bliss in El Paso and they were married in Las Cruces, N. M. on Feb. 14, 1952. They had five children: four boys and one girl.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Schulenburg, with the Rev. Phillip Gary Robberson officiating. Interment was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were three grandsons, Chris Kunschick, Shannon Wells and Shane Wells; one nephew, Wallace Schimcek; and two friends, Leonard Schimcek and Billy Beiersdorfer. Honorary pallbearer was Thomas Schimcek, a friend.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Wendy Wells of Conroe; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Henry Phil and Marilyn Kunschick of Houston, Sandy Lee and Debbie Kunschick of Houston, and Robert Dean Kunschick and William Bill Kunschick, both of Schulenburg; one sister, Vira Bodin of Houston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Milton and Virginia Collier of Four Oaks, N. C., and George and Ethel Collier of Orange County, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Chris, Melissa and Nicole Kunschick, Shane Shannon, Brandon and Jacob Wells; and two step-grandchildren, Heather and Eddie Holmes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers and one granddaughter.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Kidney Association or to the charity of ones choice.
The Weimar Mercury, April 17, 1997
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Final Rites for Frank Kunschik[sic], 56, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Frank A. Kunschick, 56, lifelong resident of Fayette County, were held Sunday afternoon at Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange, with burial in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Rev. C. Emigholz of Weimar officiated.
Mr. Kunschick died Saturday in Weimar Hospital
A farmer of the Osage community, he was the son of Anton and Augusta Polasek Kunschick, European immigrants. His wife is the former Miss Elsie Denham, whom he married in 1943.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Olga, Lucille and Agnes; one son, Albert; one sister, Mrs. Emma Brunkenhoefer of La Grange; and two brothers, Willie Kunschick of Osage and Henry Kunschick of Borden.
Weimar Mercury, April 2, 1954, page 1
Kunschick, Henry Jr.
Henry Kunschick Jr., 73, of Schulenburg, died in the VA Hospital in Houston on April 16.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Schulenburg with interment in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Gary Robberson officiated.
Mr. Kunschick was born April 11, 1928 in Holman, the son of Henry Kunschick Sr. and Sophie (Voitle) Kunschick. He married Florence E. Collier in Las Cruces, N.M. Feb. 14, 1952. He served his country in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Richard Smith of Conroe; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Henry Phil and Marilyn Kunschick of Houston, Sandy Lee and Debbie Kunschick of Spring and Robert Dean Kunschick and William Bill Kunschick of Schulenburg; Evelyn Denham of Weimar; one half brother, Pete Kunschick of Schulenburg; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, three brothers and one grandmother.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
The Fayette County Record, May 1, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Henry Kunschick Funeral Services Held April 19
Henry Kunschick, Jr. age 73 of Schulenburg, died April 16, at the VA Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Schulenburg with the Rev. Phillip Gary Robberson officiating.
Interment followed in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Kunschick was born April 11, 1928 to Henry Kunschick Sr. and Sophie (Voitle) Kunschick in Holman.
He met Florence E. Collier at Fort Bliss in El Paso and they were married in Las Cruces, N.M. on Feb. 14, 1952.
Mr. Kunschick entered the Army on Sept. 22, 1949, and completed 13 years, 1 month, and 21 days of active service. He was a Sgt. E-5, heavy and very heavy field artillery crewman.
Awards and ribbons he received include Sharpshooter (carbine), Expert (M-1 rifle), Motor Vehicle Driver Badge with Bar, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense service Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal (Germany).
He was honorably discharged on March 7, 1962.
He is survived by one daughter, Wendy Smith and husband Richard of Conroe; four sons, Henry Phil Kunschick and wife Marilyn of Houston, Sandy Lee Kunschick and wife Debbie of Spring, Robert Dean Kunschick and William Bill Kunschick, both of Schulenburg; three sisters, Martha Krueger and Frances Mitchell both of Schulenburg, and Evelyn Denham of Weimar; one step-brother, Pete Kunschick of Schulenburg.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Chris Kunschick, Melissa Kunschick, Nicole Kunschick, Shane Wells, and Shannon Wells; two step-grandchildren, Heather and Eddie Holmes; one great-granddaughter, Kimberlee Kunschick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, three brothers, and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers were four grandsons, Chris Kunschick, Shannon Wells, Shane Wells and Brandon Wells; and two VFW members Matthew Quinlan and B. J. Fehrenkamp. Honorary Pallbearers were Wallace Schimek and Kathy Quinlan.
The family asks that memorials be made to a charity of ones choice.
The Weimar Mercury, May 3, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli.
Kunschick, Millie Doris
Miss Kunschick Wreck Victim, Buried Wednesday
Funeral services for Millie Doris Kunschick, 22, of Holman, killed in a car wreck early Monday morning were held Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Mehrtens of Schulenburg officiating.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery here.
Born April 18, 1940, at Holman, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Kunschick.
Surviving in addition to her parents are three sisters, Mrs. Martin (Annie) Herbrich, Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Cernoch and Miss Rosie Kunschick, all of the Weimar area; four brothers, Willie Jr., Eddie, Johnny and Charlie Kunschick, all of this area; and one stepsister, Mrs. Emil (Lillie) Ryba of Weimar.
Pallbearers were Emil Ryba, Wilbert Henry, Emil Denham, John Kana, Joe Kunschick and Eddie Kunschick.
Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1963, page 1
R. Kunschick Funeral Services Held Dec. 26
Rosie Kunschick, 67, of Weimar, died Dec 23 at Colorado Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.
Funeral services were held Sunday Dec. 26 at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar with Rev. Aaron Lee Everett officiating.
Ms. Kunschick was born Aug 4, 1937 in Fayette County to Willie and Rosie (Voitle) Kunschick.
She attended school in Weimar.
She lived in this area all her life
She is survived by two brothers, Charlie and Johnny Kunschick, and one sister, Lillie (Kunschick) Ryba; and one sister-in-law, Annie Kunschick; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers were A. L. Stock, Norbert Beyer; nephews, Larry, Billy, Jonathon Herbrich and Jimmie Kunschick.
Weimar Mercury, December 30, 2004
The fourteen days old child of Mr. A. Kunshek died Saturday of last week. [Place of interment unknown}
Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1894
Kunschick, Willie A.
Final Rites for Willie Kunschick, 74, Held Monday
Funeral services for Willie A. Kunschick Sr., 74, were held Monday afternoon, January 23, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic church, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. Joseph Hamala officiated.
Mr. Kunschick, who farmed north of Weimar all of his life, died Saturday morning at Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, where he had been admitted the day before.
Born near Weimar Aug. 12, 1892, he was a son of Anton and Annie Kunschick. He served in the Army in World War I. In 1926 he married Mrs. Rosie Voitle at La Grange.
She survives, along with four sons, Pfc. Charles Kunschick of Brooke General Hospital , San Antonio, Willie Jr., Eddie and Johnnie, all of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Martin (Annie) Herbrich of Mullins Prairie, Miss Rosie Kunschick and Mrs. Leslie (Mary) Vasut, Weimar; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Emil (Lillie) Ryba of Weimar; nine grandchildren; one brother, Henry Kunschick of Weimar. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Fritz Kunz, Edwin Billeck, John Fojt, Henry Bayer, Henry Kunschick and Clinton Herbrich.
Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1967, page 10
Kuntscher, Johanna (Bittner)
Johanna Bittner Kuntscher
Johanna Bittner Kuntscher, 98, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, February 1 at the River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.
Johanna was born on November 26, 1908 in Nada.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus and Altar Society at St. Anthony's.
Johanna Bittner Kuntscher was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alousia Wesselski Bittner; stepmother, Cecilia Bittner; husband, Henry Kuntscher; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include brother, Alois J. Bittner and wife, Irene, of Garwood; half-brother, Albert Bittner and wife, Beatrice, of Nada; half-sisters, Isabella Reinhard of San Antonio, Lucille Till and husband, Rudolph, of Garwood, Rosemarie Staff and husband, Leonard, of Nada.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with the Father Joseph Vrana officiating.
Rosary was held Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's in Nada. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Nada.
Pallbearers were Larry Bittner, Rudy Till III, Emil Staff, Frank Staff, Jeff Dugie and Richard Ries.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss
Eagle Lake Headlight, February 8th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck
Kunz, Benhard J.
Benhard Kunz Services Held On May 12
Benhard J. Kunz, 90, formerly of Weimar passed away May 10, in Burleson.
He was born on August 2, 1921 to Joseph and Karolina Wanjura Kunz in Schulenburg.
Bennie married Jean Arlene Neisteadt on October 21, 1951 in Huron, S. D.
He was in the Army-Air Force from October 1942 until January 1946.
Bennie was a farmer and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes and watching the Texas Rangers play baseball.
He is survived by sons, Larry Kunz and wife Naomi of Weimar and Kyle Kunz and wife Carol of Euless; daughter, Linda Markwood and husband Charles, of Burleson; brother, Henry F. Kunz of Columbus and sister, Alice Schultz of Weimar.
Bennie is also survived by six grandchildren, Chelsea, Makayla and Zakary Kunz; Matthew and Cody Markwood and Caitlin Kunz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 12 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers included: James Kunz, Henry L. Kunz, Delbert Kunz and Monte Peck, all nephews and Matthew Markwood, Cody Markwood and Zakary Kunz, grandsons.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 24, 2012, page 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Final Rites for Chas. Kunz, 76, Set Here Friday
Funeral services for Charles Kunz, 76, lifelong resident of the Weimar area, will be held Friday at 9:45 a. m. at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing with services at 10 oclock in St. Michaels Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kunz, an invalid since suffering a stroke 7 years ago, died at 10:45 a. m. Wednesday in Colonial Rest Home at Schulenburg.
Born near Weimar March 12, 1884, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Prokop Kunz. His wife, the former Miss Pauline Guenther, died in 1944. Mr. Kunz had retired from farming some years ago and was living with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kunz, until he had his stroke.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. W. E.(Pauline) Reinwein of San Antonio; three sons, Leo, Edwin and Alfred, all of Weimar area; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Klesel of Schulenburg, Mrs. Joe Michalke of Cameron and Mrs. Felix Krischke of Freyburg; six brothers, Joe Kunz of Weimar, Rudolf of El Campo, Frank of Hondo, Fred and Edmund of Schulenburg, and Edward of Freyburg; and several grandchildren. Two daughters and one son died as children.
Weimar Mercury, October 14, 1960, page 4
Kunz, Edwin S.
Edwin Kunz Funeral Held Here May 10.
Funeral services for Edwin S. Kunz, 69, of Weimar were held Thursday, May 10, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery at Holman, Father John Bily officiated.
Kunz owner and operator of Edwin's Place for many years, died May 9 at 3:03 am, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, of liver failure.
Born Aug. 14, 1920, in the Weimar area, he was a son of Charlie and Pauline (Guenther) Kunz. He married Georgia Vacek Bartosh at Holman on Jan. 15, 1951. He was a member of St. Michael Church and the Knights of Columbus.
His wife survives him, along with a son, Kenneth Kunz of Rockdale; a daughter, Veronica Mensik of Katy; five grandchildren; a brother Leo Kunz of Weimar; a sister, Pauline Reinwein of San Antonio; and a brother-in-law, L. F. Blue Vacek of Holman. A stepson, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Erwin Kunz, Alan Kunz, Bruce Kunz, Leonard Kunz; Norbert Banse and Leroy Rosenauer, al nephews.
Weimar Mercury, May 17, 1990, page 7
Kunz, Gladys (Mrazek)
Mother, 31, Dies In Freak Mishap
Rain so badly needed was the indirect cause of the tragic death of a 31-year-old Weimar mother Monday evening.
Mrs. Alfred (Fritz) Kunz was electrocuted at her home in the Borden area as she was taking clothes off a line when a rain shower began suddenly. It is believed she died instantly sometime between 4 and 5 p.m.
An electric light wire running from the house to provide light at the clothesline was connected to the same pole as the clothesline. Somehow the clothesline had become charged with electricity. And Mrs. Kunz grounded the charge as she stepped on the wet grass and touched the line.
Only she and her youngest son, 5 year-old Leonard Carl, were at home at the time. Mr. Kunz is employed on the precinct road crew and Monday afternoon was attending a short course in heavy equipment operation at Columbus.
Leonard Carl ran to his mother and received a light shock when he touched her. It pinched, he related later. Then he ran down to the cattle guard at the road, knowing his two brothers Bruce Michael, 7, and Gary Wayne, 6, would be home form school soon. When they arrived, one went for help from a neighbor.
Mr. Kunz arrived home at about 5 p.m. before the neighbors got there, and found his wife. He too felt a shock as he touched her. He shut off the power charging the clothesline to which she still clung.
The boys when they first arrived home had taken action that probably prevented further tragedy. Mrs. Kunz had been drying some clothes in the oven. The boys found these ablaze. They dragged them outside and turned off the stove.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. F. H. Horak, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Kunz was the former Miss Gladys Mrazek, daughter of August and Frieda Breithaupt Mrazek. She was born Nov. 15, 1931, at Holman, where she lived until her marriage April 4, 1952. She was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ.
Surviving in addition to her husband and three sons are her mother, Mrs. Frieda Mrazek of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Wegenhoft of Columbus; and four brothers, Willie Mrazek of Weimar, Ben Mrazek of Langtry, Leon Mrazek of El Paso and Lonnie Mrazek of New Gulf.
The Weimar Mercury, November 7, 1963
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Kunz, Henry Fred Jr.
KUNZ BABY DIES
The three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kunz died this (Thursday) morning from a congenital defect. The baby was born Tuesday, December 14. [Interment in St. Michaels Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, December 17, 1948, page 1
Kunz, Herman Edmund
Herman E. Kunz
Herman Edmund Kunz, age 48, of Columbus passed away Tuesday, April .3 at Memorial City General Hospital, Houston.
He was born April 26, 1935 in High Hill, Texas and has been a resident of Columbus for the past 20 years. He was a lodge brother of Woodmen of the World and his employer was Thorstenberg Materials Company where he worked as a mechanic.
The deceased was married September 29, 1963 to his wife Ruth Carolyn Buxkemper Kunz who survives him, along with Sons, Darren Ray Kunz of Columbus and James Allen Kunz of Columbus, his Mother Annie Kunz of Schulenburg and Sister, Dorothy Bowdoin of Splendora, Texas. Also surviving is a Brother, Arthur Kunz of Schulenburg.
Funeral services were held April 5, 1984 at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Brian Crookes officiated the service.
Interment was at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest Wayne Dowdoin[sic], Joe Krischke, Felix Buxkemper Jr., Kevin Lilie, Leslie Gene Brokmeyer, and Alfred Schindler.
Colorado County Citizen, April 12, 1984, page 2
Kunz, Joseph Frank
Joe Kunz, 84, Dies Suddenly; Buried Sunday
Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18, for Joseph Frank Kunz, 84, who died early Saturday morning, Dec. 17, at his home apparently of a heart attack.
Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church, with Rev. Sigmund Wojciechowski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kunz was born Sept. 8, 1882, in Fayette County, a son of Prokop and Theresa Till Kunz. He married Miss Karolena Wanjura here Sept. 2, 1919, and they settle near Schulenburg, then moved to the Weimar area 20 years ago.
He was a member of St. Josephs Society and a 60-year member of Hermann Sons Lodge.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Bennie of Weimar and Henry of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Monte (Alice) Peck of Weimar, ten grandchildren; three brothers, Edward and Edmund of Schulenburg and Frank of Hondo; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Michalke of Cameron and Mrs. Felix (Adeline) Krischke of Schulenburg.
Pallbearers were Fred Wick, Otto Hollas, Alois Banse, Charles Kalous, Edmund Streich and Lester Lipperdt.
Weimar Mercury, December 22, 1966, page 4
Mrs. Rudolf Kunz
Mrs. Rudolf Kunz, who, with her husband, moved upon the W. W. Williams farm two miles west of town Tuesday of last week, died Friday afternoon, after a brief illness. Mrs. Kunz had been in ill health for some time, but the end was not expected to be so near. The remains were prepared for burial and on Saturday afternoon, were laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Kunz was a splendid wife and mother, popular among a large circle of acquaintances, and her death at such an early age is deeply and sincerely deplored. She leaves a husband and little babe to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.
Weimar Mercury, November 13, 1914
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.
Kunz, Lena (Wanjura)
Lena Kunz Funeral Held Here Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph (Lena) Kunz, 83, a resident of Parkview Manor were held Saturday, February 3, from St Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Kunz died at 8 a.m. February 2, at the Manor, of a heart attack.
Born January 27, 1886 at High Hill, she was a daughter of Joseph and Karolina (Barwick) Wanjura. She was married to Joseph Kunz at Weimar on September 2, 1919. He died in December 1966.
She was a member of St. Michael's Church, St. Ann Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Mrs. Kunz is survived by two sons, Bennie Kunz of Weimar and Henry Kunz of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Monte (Alice) Peck of Weimar; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Wanjura of Weimar; and eight sisters, Mrs. Annie Kloesel, Miss Mary Wanjura, Mrs. Emma Pokluda, Mrs. Tillie Ulrich and Mrs. Martha Herzik of Schulenburg and Mrs. Lydia Novak of Dubina.
A granddaughter and a grandson preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were James Kunz, Delbert Kunz, Henry L. Kunz, Monte Peck, David Hrachovy, and Larry Kunz, grandsons.
Weimar Mercury, February 8, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
We regret to learn that little Mathilda, 10-year-old daughter of Chas. Kunz and wife, respected residents of this section, died Wednesday of last week and the remains were said to rest in St. Michaels cemetery the following day. Another daughter, Selma, is very low, and her recovery is doubtful. In their misfortune, Mr. and Mrs. Kunz have the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section, who hope and pray that the life of their other child may be spared.
Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1916, page 3
Kunz, Pauline (Guenther)
Mrs. Pauline Kunz Dies At Family Residence, Sunday
Mrs. Paulina Kunz, 61, died at the family residence north of Weimar Sunday evening after an illness of one week, victim of a heart attack the day her brother, Mr. Henry Guenther, Sr., passed away.
Funeral services were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home at 9:30 Tuesday morning, with Requiem Mass being held at St. Michael's Church at 9:45. Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery. Msgr. Jos. J. Szymanski officiated.
Mrs. Kunz was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther and was born in Fayette County, February 2, 1883. She was united in marriage to Mr. Chas. Kunz in the year 1906. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Chas. Kunz; one daughter, Paulina Kunz; three sons, Leo and Edwin Kunz of Weimar, and Sgt. Alfred Kunz now with the U. S. Army in Italy; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schneider of Floresville, Miss Johanna Guenther of Weimar, Mrs. Louisa Rosier of Nada; one brother, Joe Guenther of San Antonio.
The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, May 25, 1944, page 1
Final Rites- for Prokop Kunz, 90, Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Prokup Kunz, 90-year-old retired farmer of the High Hill section, were held this (Wednesday) morning from the Schwenke-B a ii m g a r t e n Funeral Home and St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg, Rev. Leo Goertz of that church officiating.
Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery here.
Mr. Kunz was born in Austria on May 24, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrue Kunz, and came to this country when he was 6 years old. He married Miss Theresa Till of High Hill on October 11, I881. His wife preceded him in death some time ago. Mr. Kunz passed away quietly at his home Monday, June 21.
Several children survive, including Joe Kunz and Charles Kunz, both of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1948, page 1
We regret very much to note that our friend, Chas. Kunz, suffered the loss by death of his other daughter, reported seriously ill in the Mercury a few days ago. The little girl was buried in St. Michaels cemetery last Saturday. To lose two bright daughters within a short time is indeed a heavy blow, and in his misfortune Mr. Kunz, has the heartfelt sympathy of everyone throughout this section.
Weimar Mercury, October 20, 1916, page 1
Kunz, Theresia (Till)
MRS. P. KUNZ DEAD
Many friends throughout this section regretted to learn of the death of Mrs. P. Kunz, wife of one of our most prominent and best farmers, living in the Clear Creek section, which occurred at the family home last week, from influenza, after an illness of several weeks. The remains were brought here Saturday morning and laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery, Re. J. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Kunz was a splendid, good woman, one of the best of neighbors and friends, a devoted wife and mother, and universally liked by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and several children, nearly all of them grown. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, January 24, 1919, page 1
We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. P. Kunz of this section, which occurred at the family residence last Thursday evening. Mrs. Kunz was in bad health for many years. She suffered with rheumatism, and a few weeks ago was taken very ill with influenza, followed by pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest at St. Michaels cemetery Saturday morning. She leaves a heartbroken husband, three daughters and several sons, of which two (Fred and August) are somewhere in France. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, January 24, 1919, page 7
Kunze, Charles R.
Mr. Chas. R. Kunze
Following an illness of slightly over a week, Mr. Chas. R. Kunze, 72, passed out of this life at his home here Sunday morning at about 7:15. He had awakened feeling a little better than usual, and when asked how he felt told Mrs. Kunze that he was feeling fine this morning. Mrs. Kunze left the room to prepare his breakfast and was absent about ten minutes, returning with an inviting tray she found him exhaling his last breath.
He had suffered with heart trouble for several years. His last moments were peaceful and without apparent suffering.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday evening at three, Rev. Mr. T. J. Windham of Houston officiating, and interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest.
Mr. Kunze was born in Richmond and came here when a young boy, and has lived in this community ever since. He was one of the staunch characters of this section, highly respected and loved by many.
Mr. Kunze is survived by the wife and a step-daughter, Mrs. C. K. Horton of Houston, too whom the sympathy of the entire community goes out.
Colorado County Citizen, February 11, 1932, page 1
Kunze, Love (Callison) Harbert
Mrs. Love Kunze Services Held Here Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services were held at St. John's Episcopal church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Love Callison Harbert Kunze, 78, who died in Houston Friday at about 5:30 p.m., after a lengthy Illness. Columbus Funeral Home had charge and the Rev. Robert Ninedorf officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.
Mrs. Kunze was born in Colorado county Oct. 7, 1875. Her husband, Charles Kunze died many years ago. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Mrs. Charles K. Horton.
Survivors include her son-In-law, Mr. Horton, of. Columbus and 2 granddaughters, Miss Charlotte Horton of El Paso and Mrs. Page Harris Northrop of Houston; 2 nieces, Mrs. Bill Harrington of Van Vleck and Mrs. Ethel Snell of San Antonio and one nephew, Ned Callison of Houston.
Pallbearers were Sam K. Seymour, Charles Rutta, W. H Miekow,Thurmond West, Jack Draper and E. G. Miller.
Colorado County Citizen, February 11, 1954
Kunze, Minna (Gehrke)
In this city, Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, Mrs. M. Kunze, aged 95 years. Mrs.Kunze was born in Prusia, and came to Richmond,Texas, in 1872. Her husband died there a year later, and soon thereafter the widow came to Columbus, where she resided up to the time of her death. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]
Colorado Citizen, Dec 5, 1913
Kusey, Annie (Heller)
Annie Kusey Funeral Services Held Aug. 5
Annie Heller Kusey, 97, of Weimar died Aug. 2 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily and Father John Peters officiating.
Interment followed in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.
She was the eldest of five children born April 7, 1903 in Weimar to Henry Heller Jr. and Magdalene Seifert. She married George Kusey on Oct. 28, 1920 in Weimar.
She attended St. Michael School.
Annie Kusey was an avid rancher. She enjoyed watching and tending to her cattle. She kept up with the cattle market and she knew each cow and calf as she fed them daily.
She continued this practice until she had a fall in October of 1996. She then had to give up her home filled with collectible antiques that she cherished. She had been a resident at Parkview Manor since November 1996.
Her favorite pastime was fishing and she knew every water hold in the area, keeping her fishing equipment in the trunk of her car.
She was a third generation member of St. Michael Church.
She is survived by: a son, Ray H. Buddy Kusey and wife Billie of Weimar; a daughter, Georgie Mae Waterhouse of Weimar; grandchildren, Nancy Waterhouse, Stan and Catherine Waterhouse, Ray Henry (Booger) and Laurie Kusey, Billy Joe Kusey and Alice Bayer; great-grandchildren, Charlie and Kristi Waterhouse, Benjamin Waterhouse and Matthew Kusey.
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Clara Heller of Weimar and Jacquelyn Heller of Dallas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband preceded her in death twenty-five years ago, in February of 1975. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Oscar Heller, Frank Heller, Wilburn Heller Sr.; sister, Henrietta Heller Kasper and daughter, Margaret Jane.
Mrs. James (Molly) Heger, served as lector for the funeral service. Nancy Waterhouse and Billy Joe Kusey served as gift bearers and organist was Mrs. Annette Coerver and choir. Altar servers were Matt Kusey and Clay Heller.
Pallbearers were: Tommy Hadash, Tom Stanzel, Henry Heller, Wilburn Heller Jr., Mark Heller and Speed Holcomb.
The Weimar Mercury, August 10, 2000
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Kusey, Frances (Barcak)
Final Rites for Mrs. Rudolf Kusey, 66, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolf Kusey, 66, of the Bila Hora community were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Church Sunday morning, January 10, with Rev. Benton Thurmond and Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiating.
Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
She died last Friday evening at Youens Hospital.
The former Miss Frances Barcak, she was born in 1887 at St. John in Fayette County, and was married to Mr. Kusey in 1907. They moved to Bila Hora in 1912.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Miss Angelina Kusey, of Bila Hora; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Tiechman. Two brothers, John and Ignac Barcak, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Emil and Frank Valla, Joe F. Dusek, John Michalcik, Eddie Barcak and Erwin Zapalac.
Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1954, page 4
Kusey, George J.
George Kusey, Ex-businessman, Succumbs at 77
Funeral services for George J. Kusey, 77, retired Weimar business man, were held Thursday, February 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Charles Carolan of St. Michael's and Rev. John Carl Peters of Yoakum officiated. Members of the seventh- and eighth-grade classes of St. Michael's School sang.
Mr. Kusey died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after three and a half years' illness.
He was a lifelong Weimar area resident. He was born May 7, 1897, a son of Valentine and Teckla Macha Kusey, and married Annie Heller here October 28, 1920. He was a third-degree and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and an honorary member of the Weimar Fire Department with more than 20 years' active service.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Kusey of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Georgie Mae) Waterhouse and Miss Margaret Kusey, both of Weimar; one son, Ray (Buddy) Kusey of Weimar; four grandchildren, Ray Henry Kusey II, Billy Joe Kusey and Nancy Waterhouse, all of Weimar, and Stan Waterhouse of Austin; nieces and nephews.
A brother, Ray Kusey of Schulenburg, survived him by six days. He died Monday night after a long illness.
Pallbearers were Joe Adamcik, Anton Schindler, Edmund Kasper, Johnny Kasper Jr., Frank Kahlich, and John Hajovsky. Honorary pallbearers were the third- and fourth-degree Knights of Columbus and members of the fire department.
Weimar Mercury, February 27, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kusey, Louis A. Sr.
Louis A. Kusey, Sr., 59, Buried Sunday With Military Rites
Funeral services for Louis A. Kusey Sr., 59, who died Sept. 12 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston after an illness of two years, were held Sunday from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church here, Msgr. A. F. Drozd and Rev. Benton Thurmond officiating.
Interment was in St. Michaels Cemetery, where military rites were conducted by Weimar veterans.
Mr. Kusey, an overseas Army veteran of World War I, had been in civil service work at Fort Sam Houston for the past 11 years. He had retired August 31 of this year, and a certificate commending his good service was being sent to him at the time of his death; it arrived the day of his funeral.
Born Nov. 5, 1892, in this county, he was the son of the late Val and Teckla Kusey. He married Miss Mollie Marie Schuman at Schulenburg in August, 1921, and they settled in Weimar.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Rerich, Mrs. Leo Guenther and Mrs. Lewis Kubesch, all of Weimar; a son, S.-Sgt. Louis A. Kusey Jr., of Randolph AFB; two brothers, George Kusey of here and Ray F. Kusey of Schulenburg; a sister, Mrs. Arnold Kansteiner of Alleyton; and three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Ed Blanchard, and a brother, Fred Kusey, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers for the services were Grady Little, Edwin Hoelscher, Joe J. Herring, Fred Billeck Jr., Henry Poppe, and Louis Janda.
Weimar Mercury, September 19, 1952, page 1
Kusey, Louis Jr.
M-Sgt. Kusey Buried Oct. 24
Funeral services with full military honors were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at San Antonio for Master Sergeant Louis Kusey Jr., 42, a former Weimar man.
Sgt. Kusey died in the early morning hours of October 19 at his home at Schertz, Texas, near Randolph Air Base where he had served most of his 23 years in the Air Force.
Services were held in Randolph Chapel No. 1 with Chaplain Francis Andrews officiating, and burial was in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Sgt. Kusey had retired in 1970 because of poor health. During one of his several overseas tours of duty he had contracted viral meningitis, probably in Peru, the doctors think. The onset of diabetes further complicated his condition. An autopsy showed heart failure to be the cause of death.
The sergeant had volunteered for the Air Force as a 17-year-old, and his entire time after basic training had been in the field of aerospace medicine. As a staff sergeant with three years' service he won formal commendation from his commanding general for saving the life of a student officer who became ill during training in a simulated 35,000-ft. altitude. Sgt. Kusey first removed him to a lock in which he could be "lowered" to earth pressure at free-fall rate, then after the man collapsed in the lock he administered artificial resuscitation to him during the entire "descent." The whole procedure was credited with saving the man's mental faculties well as his life.
Born August 5, 1930, at Weimar, Sgt. Kusey was the son of Louis and Mollie Schumann Kusey. He entered the Air Force immediately after graduation from Weimar High School. He married Vicky Cushman on January 15, 1949.
His wife survives, along with one daughter, Vicky, and four sons, Louis A. III, Douglas Henry, Mark David and Robert Cushman Kusey, all of Schertz; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Florence) Rerich, Mrs. Lewis (Bernice) Kubesch and Mrs. Leo (Mildred) Guenther, all of Weimar. His father died 20 years ago and his mother three months ago.
Weimar Mercury, November 2, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kusey, Mary (Binder) Kroboth
Funeral Services For Mrs. Kusey, 80, Set Here Friday
Funeral services will be held at Hubbard Funeral Home tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock for Mrs. Mary Kroboth Kusey, 80, who died Wednesday evening in Weimar Hospital.
She had been in the hospital two months.
Rev. Kyle Nagel, Methodist pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.
Born Mary Binder May 11, 1875 in Czechoslovakia, she came to this country at the age of 17, settling at Schulenburg. She was married in 1894 to Frank R. Kroboth Sr., and they lived at Schulenburg until 1911, when they moved to Borden. Mr. Kroboth died in 1921. In 1923 Mrs. Kroboth was married to V. B. Kusey, and he died in 1945.
Surviving her are five daughters, Mrs. Lillie Chavtil of Galveston, Mrs. Vlasta Shumbera of Weimar, Mrs. Minnie Noblet of Houston, Mrs. Nettle Labay of Garwood and Mrs. Olga Powell of San Antonio; four sons, Frank R. Kroboth Jr. of Weimar, Stanley Kroboth of North Carolina, Bill Kroboth of San Diego, Calif., and Florian Kroboth of Pittsburgh, Calif., and several grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death.
Weimar Mercury, December 16, 1955, page 1
Kusey, Mollie (Schumann)
Last Rites for Mrs. M. Kusey Held July 18
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Kusey, 72, were held Tuesday, July 18, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated.
Mrs. Kusey died at 4 a.m. July 16 in Youens Memorial Hospital. Her husband, the late Louis Kusey Sr., preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1952.
Born Sept. 20, 1899, she was a daughter of John and Rose Schumann of Schulenburg. She was married to Mr. Kusey in August of 1921 and they settled first at Weimar. The last 11 years before he retired and they moved back to Weimar, he was in civil service work at Ft. Sam Houston.
Mrs. Kusey worked as a seamstress in the L. Lauterstein store for 13 years before retiring in the interest of her health several years ago. She was a member ofr the Catholic Daughters of America and the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary.
Survivors are one son, Louis Kusey of Schertz; three daughters, Mrs. John (Florence) Rerich, Mrs. Leo (Mildred) Guenther and Mrs. Lewis (Bernice) Kubesch; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a brother, Richard Schumann of Houston. A sister, Mrs. Fred (Tillie) McClaren of Cameron, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Johnnie Rerich Jr., Lewis Kubesch Jr., Louis Kusey III and Douglas Kusey, grandsons; Charles Schumann, a nephew; and Emil Kloesel.
Weimar Mercury, August 3, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Kusey, Ray Booger
Ray Kusey II Funeral Service He'd Jan. 16
Ray "Booger" "Gator" Kusey II, 58, of Weimar passed away Jan. 13 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center due to kidney and heart failure.
Booger was born on Feb. 4, 1949 in Columbus to Billie Osina Kusey and Buddy Kusey.
When he was first placed in his mother's arms she said, "Oh, what a little Booger."
Affectionately, the name "Booger" remained with him.
He attended St. Michael School, Bishop Forest Class of 1967, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and St. Edward's University in Austin.
In 1985 he married the love of his life, Laurie Ramsey, from Ocala, Florida.
Together they had their only child, Matt, who was Booger's life dedication.
Thomas Schneider was a friend who shared in many memories, good as well as sad.
They grew as close as two friends or brothers could ever become. He became "the other brother!'
Booger was self-employed in the trucking business since the early 1970s.
His favorite pastime was to cook, especially on a huge BBQ pit he named "Gator".
He also enjoyed teaching his son to Bar-B-Que, which he took to very quickly, thanks to Booger's wonderful teaching.
He loved people, someone once stated, "he was a hell raiser with an angel's heart."
He was the proudest father any father could ever be and a wonderful provider.
A rosary was held Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Father John Bily and Father John Peters officiating.
The liturgy was prepared by Sister Laura Toman, readings were done by the Sisters and songs were sung by St. Michael School Choir under the direction of Mrs. Cathy Divin.
Gifts were carried by Thomas and Georgia Schneider.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Dean Adamcik, Paul Billeck, Lynn Braden, Randy Haulk, Barney Kasper, Gregory Kowalski and Stan Waterhouse.
Honorary pallbearers were: James Heger, Bruce Kloesel, Tim Bratton and Blake Christen.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Laurie and father, Buddy.
Surviving Booger is his mother, Billie; brother, Billy Joe and son, Matt.
Weimar Mercury, January 17, 2008, page 2a
Rudolf Kusey, 78, Bila Hora Resident, Buried Saturday
Funeral services for Rudolf Kusey, 78, retired farmer of the Bila Hora Community south of Weimar, were held Saturday morning, Aug. 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michaels Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Henry O. Rolf and Rev. Mr. Gerard Cernoch officiated.
Mr. Kusey died Thursday, Aug. 8, at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Born April 18, 1885, at Engle, Fayette County, he married Miss Francs Barcak in 1907 and they moved to Bila Hora in 1916. Mrs. Kusey died January 8, 1954.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. August (Angeline) Valla of Bila Hora; two brothers, Louis Kusey of Houston and Joe Kusey of Temple; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Frank and John, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Kocich, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were O. B. Hollcum, Henry Linhart, Herman Kusey, Ed Teichmann, Frank Kroboth and Emil Valla.
Weimar Mercury, August 15, 1963, page 9
Kusey, Valentine B.
Funeral Rites for Val. B. Kusey, 81, Held Here Friday
Funeral services were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home here for Valentine B. Kusey, 81, on Friday, August 24, with the Rev. C. A. Peterson, Methodist minister, of Schulenburg, officiating. Interment was in the :Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mr. Kusey, farmer, had been ill for seven months and died at the family home on Wednesday. August 22. He was born in Moravia, Europe on December 24, 1864 and came to this country in 1881, settling in Colorado County. He was united in marriage to Teckla Macha in 1883. His wife died many years ago. He later married Mrs. Mary Kroboth.
Pallbearers appointed by the family were W. W. Williams, Jr., Sgt. Ray Kusey, Louis Kusey, Jr., Charlie Kroboth, Johnnie Kroboth and Chas. Waterhouse.
Mr. Kusey had been a resident of this country for the past 64 years and was engaged in farming and stock raising.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Kroboth Kusey; two daughters, Mrs. Sophia Blanchard of Rowena, Mrs. Arnold Kansteiner of Alleyton; three sons. Louis Kusey of San Antonio, George Kusey of Weimar, and Ray Kusey of Schulenburg. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, August 31, 1945, page 1
Kutac, Ervin Joe Sr.
Ervin Kutac Sr. Funeral Services Held Sept. 18
Ervin Joe Kutac Sr., 77, of Weimar, died on Sept. 15 in Houston.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael Church on Sept. 18 with Father John Buy officiating.
Interment followed in St. Michael Church Cemetery.
Mr. Kutac was born May 29, 1927 in St. John to John and Antonia (Staha) Kutac.
He attended St. John School and Blinn College in Brenham, where he received a certificate in Business Administration.
He served as a member of the 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron Of the U.S. Army and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.
He married Josephine A. Knesek on April 7, 1947 in St. John the Baptist Church of' Ammansville.
He was a machinist for 21 years before semi-retiring to Weimar where he then worked for St. Michael School and then Weimar Jr. High School as a custodian.
Then he permanently retired and tended to harvesting his pecan crop and his garden.
He was a member of SPJST Lodge No. 88 of Houston, Weimar Knights of Columbus Council No. 2153 and Weimar VFW Post No. 5875.
Mr. Kutac had resided in the Weimar area for the past 19 years, and also previously resided in Houston and Schulenburg. He was exceptionally hard working, never found time to be idle and never denied help to anyone.
From years of unrelenting work, his large and callused hands were amazing, for they could turn to velvet with his gentle and comforting touch.
He was a humble and caring man.
Mr. Kutac had a unique kindness about him; his calm voice and pleasing smile could ease the most anxious situations.
He has left his family with excellent examples of love, traditional values and the perfect combination of strength and gentleness.
He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Alton and wife Cindy of Weimar, Donny and wife Debra of Houston, Ervin Jr. and wife Sandy of Pinehurst, Elvin and wife Joann of Plantersville.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Matthew and wife Katie of Austin; Lesley, Megan and Nicholas Kutac, all of Weimar; Jennifer Kutac, Stephanie Arambula and husband Daniel; Jason and Adam Kutac, all of Houston.
Also, Jeffrey and Brittany Kutac of Pinehurst and Shelly, Joseph, 'Kelly and Ashley Kutac of Plantersville.
Also surviving are four great-grandchildren: Danielle and Lauren Arambula and Brooke Kutac of Houston and Ty Kutac of Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Matthew, Jason, Jeffrey, Joseph, Adam and Nicholas Kutac.
Weimar Mercury, September 30, 2004
Kutac, Josephine A. (Knesek)
Josephine Kutac Funeral Services Held July 20
Josephine A. (Knesek) Kutac, 80, of Weimar died July 17 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at the St. Michael Catholic Church Cemetery in Weimar.
Mrs. Kutac was born March 19, 1924 in Ammannsville to Frank E. and Eugenia (Barta) Knesek.
She attended Ammannsville School.
She married Ervin J. Kutac Sr. on April 7, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a member of the SPJST Lodge No. 88 of Houston.
Her smile could brighten the darkest room and warm the most frigid situation. Her brown eyes would glisten and sparkle with happiness and love, even when she was distressed from her own anguish and pain; and she always knew how to comfort her family.
Now she is in a world where her smile will never fade, her melodious laughter will never cease, and she will never again face another hard ship. We will miss her dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ervin J. Kutac Sr. of Weimar; four sons, Alton Kutac and wife Cindy of Weimar, Donny Kutac and wife Debra of Houston, Ervin Kutac Jr. and wife Sandy of Pinehurst, and Elvin Kutac and wife Joann of Plantersville; and two sisters, Annie Rohan and Dorothy Cernoch, both of Rosenberg.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Matthew Kutac and wife Katie of Austin, Lesley Kutac, Megan Kutac and Nicholas Kutac, all of Weimar, Jennifer Kutac, Stephanie Arambula and husband Daniel, Jason Kutac and Adam Kutac, all of Houston, Jeffrey Kutac and Brittany Kutac, both of Pinehurst, Shelly Kutac, Joseph Kutac, Kelly Kutac and Ashley Kutac, all of Plantersville; four great- grandchildren, Danielle Arambula, Lauren Arambula and Brooke Kutac, all of Houston, and Ty Kutac of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, and two sisters.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Matthew Kutac, Nicholas Kutac, Jason Kutac, Adam Kutac, Jeffrey Kutac and Joseph Kutac.
The Weimar Mercury, July 29, 2004
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Kutac, Julius J. Jr.
Julius Kutac Jr.
Julius J. Kutac Jr., 71, of Weimar, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
He was born on Jan. 10, 1939 in St. John to Julius and Frances (Hermis) Kutac. He attended St. John and Freyburg schools. On Oct. 7, 1967, he married Bernice Kubica in Weimar. Mr. Kutac was employed by Utex Industries.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; his mother; three children, CSM Patrick Kutac and wife Karen of Okinawa, Japan, Renee Hlavinka and husband Frank of East Bernard, and Karen Shupak and husband Jerry of Weimar; a sister, Frances Kubenka and husband Leon of Flatonia; three brothers, Henry Kutac and wife Loretta of Flatonia, Daniel Kutac and wife Kathy of Schulenburg and Rudy Kutac and wife Carolyn of Schulenburg; a sister-in-law, Carol Kutac of Schulenburg; a brother-in-law, Bennie Novosad of Shiner; and four grandchildren, Ashley Kutac, Jared Hlavinka, Jonathan Shupak and Hunter Shupak.
Preceding him in death were his father; one son, Gerald Kutac; one sister, Evelyn Novosad; one brother, Eugene Kutac; and a sister-in-law, Fay Kutac.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, with Rev. John Bily officiating. Interment followed in the St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar. Pallbearers were his nephews, James Novosad, Marvin Novosad, David Kutac, Gregory Kubenka, Daryl Kutac and Calvin Kutac.
Schulenburg Sticker, 30 Dec 2010, page 3
Contributed by Matt Cross
Kutach, Cody Steve
Cody Steve Kutach, 4, of Rock Island, passed away Dec. 15 at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin.
He was born in Eagle Lake, Jan. 18, 2003 to Ronnie Steve and Brooke Ashley (Wilkerson) Kutach.
He is survived by his parents; brother, Riley Jacob Kutach of Rock Island; grandparents, Steve and Dolores Kutach and Leslie and Susan Wilkerson all of Rock Island; great-grandparents, Julia Kutach of Rock Island, Bill and Shirley Wilkerson of Eagle Lake and Louis and Helen Valigura of El Campo; aunts and uncles, Erica Wilkerson, Les Wilkerson and fiance, Melanie Lloyd, Delila and Shannon Owers, Victor "Bubba" and Valerie Kutach, Sherry and Steven Cardwell and Steve and Amber Kutach III; cousins, Jr. Kutach, Ross and Ashlee Owers, Todd and Ashlyn Rezineck, Brooke and Dylan Cardwell and Preston, Jordan and Wyatt and Morgyn Kutach.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Dec. 19 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial will follow at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.
Pallbearers scheduled are Gilbert Kutach, Les Wilkerson Jr., Todd Reznicek and Roy "Burr" Cranek.
Honorary pallbearers are Chris Machart, Victor Kutach, Allan Valigura, Willie Moore and Justin Machart.
Colorado County Citizen, December 19, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen
Kutach, Steve V.
S. V. Kutach Dies at 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, as married June 28, 1937, to Julia Galilee at Sweet Home.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. at the Cabana 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.
Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, March 30, 1967
Transcription by Dennis Boatright.
Kuykendall, James Monroe
FUNERAL OF J. M. KUYKENDALL
The funeral of James Monroe Kuykendall, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fannie Finucane, at Glidden Monday afternoon at 1:10 oclock was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 oclock, interment being made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Columbus, Rev. Keeling, pastor of the Baptist Church of Columbus officiating.
Mr. Kuykendall at the time of his death was aged 77 years. He is survived by three sisters, Mesdames Fannie Finucane and John Duncan of Glidden and Callie Lacey of San Antonio, other relatives and a large circle of friends.--Halletsville Herald.
Weimar Mercury, April 17, 1925, page 2
Kveton, Glen Wallace
Kveton Succumbs On Fishing Trip; Funeral Is Today
Glen Wallace Kveton, the 46 year-old county commissioner of Precinct 4 who would have been 47 next Nov, 20, died sometIme Sunday night or Monday morning whIle on a fishing trip at Rockport.
His body was found Monday morning sprawled across the side of a boat anchored on an island near Mills Wharf, near Rockport. He was believed to, have died of a heart attack 6 or 8 hours before he was found.
Mr. Kveton, who took office Jan. 1, 1950 as a county commissioner, had gone on the fishing trip Sunday with Red Barnett, Eagle Lake barber.
It was reported that Mr. Kveton, who had had heart trouble some time, went to the Island alone Sunday night to d0 some fishing for Reds and to flounder. When he had not returned next morning, a search began.
Funeral services are being held this morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mills Funeral home in Eagle Lake. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery in Eagle Lake. Mr. Kveton was a member of the BaptIst church.
The likeable[sic], soft-spoken commissioner was born at St. Felipe and moved with his family to Eagle Lake In 1913. He graduated from Eagle Lake high school.
He had been in the trucking business in Eagle Lake and also was once employed on coring rigs and in geophysical work.
Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Marcie Lee, 6; a stepson, Leon Simank, a student at A. & I.; and one brother, Elton Kveton of Eagle Lake.
Elton Kveton said that the family knew Glen had heart difficulties--but that in recent months they believed him much Improved. He said that he had to go to East Texas last weekend or he would have been with his brother and Mr. Barnett on that trip.
Colorado County Citizen, October 21, 1954
Kveton, Illian Mary (Kaiser)
Illian Mary Kveton, 93, of Bernardo, passed away Oct. 18 at Columbus Community Hospital.
She was born in Bernardo, Aug. 27, 1913 to Henry and Louisa (Frey) Kaiser and married Emmett Kveton, Nov. 8, 1933. She was a member of St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz and the St. Roch's Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Agnes Braden; brother, Hugo Kaiser; and nephews, Lee Kveton and Johnny Batla.
She is survived by her brother, Henry Kaiser of Bernardo; nieces, Ruby Belle Henneke, Joyce Meyer, Jewell Tomlinson, Ora Lee Plengemeyer, Bobbie Boatwright, Carolyn Poenitzsch and Shirley Hauerland; and nephew, Rubin Kveton.
Funeral services were conducted Oct. 21 at St. Roch's Catholic Church with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment followed in the Sealy City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rubin Kveton, Bill Kollar, James Henneke, Frank Strieder, Sidney Frey and Joe Sutherland.
Honorary pallbearers were Larry Poenitzsch, Tony Hauerland, Dennis Boatwright and Howard Plengemeyer.
Colorado County Citizen, October 25, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen
Lee Kveton, 83, of Bernardo, passed away Dec. 10 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.
He was born Oct. 11, 1921 to Herman and Nora (Uhlig) Kveton. He was a self-employed rancher and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6113 of Columbus and served in the army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Ruebin and wife, Avie Kveton of Bernardo; nieces and nephews, Joe Helen Schobel and husband, Jerry of Houston and David Hajovsky and wife, Judy of La Grange; great-nephew and great nieces, Steven Scott Schobel and wife, Marie of Bernardo, Tammy Woffinden and husband, Brent of Victoria, Mandy Backlas and husband, Terry of New Braunfels, and Holly Madrigal and husband, Mike of Houston.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 13, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed at The Haven of Rest Mausoleum in Sealy.
Pallbearers were Larry Poenitzsch, Tony Hauerland, Brent Woffinden, Terry Backlas, Mike Madrigal and James Henneke. Honorary pallbearers were George Hagan and Kurt Atkinson
Colorado County Citizen, December 15, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen.
Kyle, LaVonne (Johnson)
LaVonne Johnson Kyle, 66, of La Grange, formerly of Lago Vista and Austin, passed away Jan. 7 at Care Inn. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with the Rev. J. Paul Bruhn officiating.
Kyle was born Nov. 24, 1940 in Louise, the daughter of Hensley A. Johnson and Ruby Hassett Johnson. She was a retired claims clerk with State Farm Insurance in Austin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew Jerry Spann; and brother-in-law Manuel Spann.
Survivors include sister, Gloria Spann of Columbus; nieces and nephews
Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen
Eagle Lake, April 13.--In a difficulty at Henry Thomas place nine miles below here, in this country, last night, Willis Kyle, a negro, was shot and instantly killed. The constable of this precinct has a young negro gambler named Robert Wooderds in custody charged with the killing. Wooderds claims self defense. [place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, April 19, 1902, page 2