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Kulhanek, Adolph E.


Funeral services for Adolph E. Kulhanek, 86, were held April 19 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Werner Buckholt officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. He died April 17 at River Oaks Nursing Home in Columbus.

Adolph Kulhanek was born June 15, 1898 in Piesak [sic] Community to Frank and Anna Shumbera Kulhanek. He married Alma Pecashek on December 15, 1925. He lived most of his life in Frelsburg area. He was a retired farmer.

Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Kulhanek of Frelsburg; daughter and son-in-law Ruth Mae and John Poncik, Sr. of Galveston; son and daughter-in-law Elmond and Shirley Kulhanek of Columbus; three sisters, Albina Krenek of Wallis, Celestine Kubicek of Frelsburg, and Annie Meyer of Columbus; two step-sisters; Vlasta Halfmann of Frelsburg and Lillie Krueger of Frelsburg; three step-brothers; Nick Kulhanek of Frelsburg, George Kulhanek of Frelsburg and Raymond Kulhanek of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two step-brothers.

Colorado County Citizen, April 25, 1985

Kulhanek, Albert G

Albert G. Kulhanek

Albert G. Kulhanek passed away at his residence in Columbus on May 9. He was born January 11, 1917 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kulhanek Sr. of Fayetteville. He was a retired sheet metal and roofing contractor.

Survivors are his wife, Ruby of Columbus, daughter, Peggy Aldrege and granddaughter, Lauri Thomas of Houston. Sisters are Mrs. Elo Goerig of La Grange, Mrs. Bill Goerig of El Campo and Miss Annie Kulhanek of Granger. Brothers are Lad and Anton Kulhanek of Columbus, Clarence Kulhanek of Houston and Edward Kulhanek of Pasadena. Also surviving are, a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Kovar and a brother, Joe Kulhanek.

Rosary was led by Mr. Robert Schobel on May 9. Mass was held by Father Brian Crookes at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on May 10. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery with Henneke Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.'

Serving as pallbearers were his nephews: Robert Kovar Jr. of Fayetteville, Dennis Goerig of La Grange, Gil Goerig of Friendswood, David Michael Kulhanek of Temple, Bobby Kasmiersky of Fayetteville, and Steve Potter of Houston. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Davis Taylor of Jacksonville, Craig Schilling of Austin, Ralph Goerig and E. J. Goerig of La Grange, William and Leonard Goerig of El Campo, S.Sgt. Gene Kulhanek of Pennsicola[sic], Fla., Clarence Jr. and Carl Kulhanek of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, May 17, 1984, page 2

Kulhanek, Annie I. (Hubenak)


Annie Kulhanek, 74, passed away at the Columbus Community Hospital October 12.

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Brian Crookes officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Annie Kulhanek was born January 16, 1910 in Ellinger to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hubenak. She married Robert A. Kulhanek on July 23, 1930.

Mrs. Kulhanek worked as a housewife. She lived in the Columbus area most of her life.

Mrs. Kulhanek was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Kulhanek and son, Daniel F. Kulhanek.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dottie Kasmiersky and Mrs. Jane Irving, both of Houston, and Mrs. Rosemary Peters of Columbus. She has 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Steve Kasmiersky, Tommy Kasmiersky, Edward Peters, Mike Peters, Daniel Kulhanek Jr., David Kulhanek, Larry Irving Jr., and Anthony Irving.

Colorado County Citizen, October 18, 1984, page 2

Kulhanek, Annie (Miller)

Mrs. Kulhanek’s Services Are Held Monday

Funeral services were held at Untermeyyer[sic] Funeral home Monday, with continued services at Sts.. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Frelsburg, for Mrs. Raymond Kulhanek, aged 29, who died in John Sealy hospital in Galveston Friday afternoon, after an illness of a week. Rev. Edward Geiser officiated.

Rosary was said for Mrs. Kulhanek Saturday and Sunday nights at the funeral home. Burial was in the Frelsburg Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Kulhanek was the former Annie Miller, daughter of Alois Miller and the late Mrs. Miller of the Brushy community.

Besides her father, she is survived by her husband; 4 children, Raymond Jr., 10; Margie 8; Delbert 3 and Darline, 14 months; also by 6 sisters and 4 brothers.

Pallbearers were Nick, Joe and George Kulhanek and Henry, Albert and Frank Miller.

Colorado County Citizen, November 15, 1954

Kulhanek. Annie (Tomastik)

Final Rites for Mrs. Kulhanek, 67, Held At Columbus

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Kulhanek, 67, mother of Mrs. Edward Marek of Weimar, were held Monday at Untermeyer Funeral Home and St Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus. Burial was in the Fayetteville Catholic Cemetery.

Revs. Kraus of Columbus and Dittner of Eagle Lake officiated.

Mrs. Kulhanek died Saturday at Laughlin Hospital in Eagle Lake after a long illness. The former Miss Annie Tomastik, she was the widow of the late Albert Kulhanek.

Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. John Polach, Mrs. R. L. Schobel, and Mrs. Victor Baca of Columbus, Mrs. Henry Dostal of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Allen Baumbach of Ellinger, Mrs. Ben Zapalac of La Grange, Mrs. F. Novosad of Fayetteville, Mrs. Claudia Schneider of Houston and Mrs. Emil Kovar of Plum; two sons, Jerry Kulhanek of La Grange and Robert Kulhanek of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Zatopek of Ellinger and Mrs. Edward Marek of Weimar; two brothers, Joe Tomastik of Little River and John Tomastik of Temple, 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1954

Kulhanek, Cyril J.


Cyril J. Kulhanek, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away April 5 in Fayetteville.

He was born in Fayetteville, Dec. 20, 1926 to Joe M. and Anna (Novosad) Kulhanek and married Jeannette Jurecka, Jan. 7, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joe Kulhanek.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Edward Kolenovsky of Houston and Theresa and Andrew Keilers of Fayetteville; Sons and daughters-in-law, David and Beth Kulhanek of Houston and Joseph and Tanya Kulhanek of San Antonio; sister, Anita Boyer of Austin; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandsons. Funeral services were conducted April 8 at St. John's Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

His grandsons served as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, April 10, 2002

Kulhanek, Elmond L.

Kulhanek Funeral

Funeral Services for Elmond L. Kulhanek of Columbus were held Saturday, July 10, 1993 at 10:00 a.m. from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Dan Morales officiating
Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mr. Kulhanek passed away in the Columbus Community Hospital Wednesday, July 7. He was 67 years of age.

Born in Fayetteville July 7. 1926, he was the son of Adolph and Alma Pechashek Kulhanek. He was a lifelong resident of the Columbus and Fayetteville area and was a retired assistant manager of Gindlers Dept. Store. He wrote "Pisek News" for this newspaper for a number of years.

He was united in marraige[sic] with the former Shirley Hattermann on April 12, 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Kulhanek of Columbus; his mother, Alma Kulhanek of Frelsburg; and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and John Poncik of Galveston.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers were David Wavra, David Kulhanek, John Poncik Jr., Emil Koehl, Marv Ulbricht and Alan Hattermann.

New Ulm Enterprise, July 15, 1993, page 3

Kulhanek, Frank Sr.

Frank Kulhanek Sr. Services Are Held In Frelsburg

Funeral services were held Monday morning at his home near Frelsburg for Frank Kulhanek Sr., who died there Christmas Day. Continued services were held in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Frelsburg, with Rev. Edward Gelser officiating. Burial was in the Frelsburg Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Kulhanek, who had spent the greater part of his life in Frelsburg, was born in Europe May 29, 1865. He emigrated to this country with his parents in 1880, settling near Fayetteville. In 1908 he was married to Miss Annie Pavlicek. His widow survives.

Other survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Albina Krenek, Orchard; Mrs. Annie Meyer, Fayetteville, and Mesdames Celestina Kubicek, Vlasta Hoffman and Lillie Krueger, New Ulm.

Also 11 sons, Lawrence, Frank Jr., Ludwig, Adolph and John of Fayetteville, route; Victor of Ellinger, and Nick, Walter, Joe, George and Raymond of New Ulm, route. Two brothers, Joe of Fayetteville and Anton of La Grange and a sister, Mrs. Mary Canik of Fayetteville, also survive, also 42 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, December 31, 1953
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kulhanek, Nicodem “Nick”

Kulhanek Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Nicodem (Nick) Kulhanek of Frelsburg were held Tuesday, September 14, 1993 at 10 am. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Dan Morales officiating.

Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Kulhanek passed away Sunday, September 12 at his residence. He was 85 years of age.

A lifetime resident of the area, he was born June 26, 1906, the son of Frank and Anna (Pavilcek) Kulhanek. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired road grader operator, having been employed by Colorado County Precinct 3 for 31 years.

He was united in marriage with Gusta Schipula July 18, 1942. She preceded him in death on February 17, 1992.

Suvivors[sic] include a daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Emil Socha of Frelsburg; brothers, George Kulhanek of Frelsburg and Raymond Kulhanek of Fayetteville; sisters, Lillie Krueger and Vlasta Halfmann, both of Frelsburg; a half-sister, Celestine Kubicek of Frelsburg; grandchildren, Cathy Bruner, Kim Holder, Robert Socha, Monica Socha and Nichole Socha; and great grandchildren, Amanda Bruner and Zachary Holder,

Pallbearers were Robert Socha, Gene Kulhanek, Delbert Kulhanek, Paul Michalsky, Mitch Holder and David Kulhanek.

Funeral Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, September 16, 1993, page 3

Kulhanek, Raymond P.

Raymond P. Kulhanek

Raymond P. Kulhanek, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away March 12 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Frelsburg, June 10, 1917 to Frank and Annie (Pavlicek) Kulhanek and married Annie Moeller July 18, 1943. He served in the military during World War II and was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Nick, George, Walter and Joe Kulhanek; sisters, Lillie Krueger and Vlasta Halfman; half-brothers, Lawrence, Ludvik, Frank, John, Adolph, Lad and Victor Kulhanek; and half-sisters, Celestine Kubicek, Annie Meyer and Albina Krenek.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Emil Socha of Frelsburg and Darlene and Charlie Zettel of Industry; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond Gene and Gracy Kulhanek and Delbert and Laura Kulhanek all of Lone Oak; sister-in-law, Caroline Moeller of Fayetteville; brother-in-law, Alois Moeller of Brenham; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were conducted March 16 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Colby Kulhanek, Devin Kulhanek, Justin Malota, Robert Socha, David Kulhanek and Gene Pflughaupt Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, March 17, 2010
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Kulhanek, Robert A.

Robert Kulhanek

Funeral services for Robert A. Kulhanek were held Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with The Rev. Francis Kolar officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mr. Kulhanek died in St. Lukes Hospital in Houston May 20 after 13[sic] after an illness of 3 months.

He was born in the Pisek community Feb. 20, 1907. His parents were Albert and Annie Tomastek Kulhanek. He was affiliated with St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger.

In addition to his wife, Annie, he was survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Dottie Kasmiersky and Mrs. Jane Irving of Houston and Mrs. Rosemary Peters of Columbus; one son, Daniel Kulhanek Sr. of Alleyton; 8 sisters, Mrs. Emil Kovar of West Point, Mrs. Victor Baca, Mrs. Alton Baumbach, Mrs. Robert Schobel and Mrs. Margie Polach, all of Columbus, Mrs. Ben Zapalac of La Grange; Mrs. Frank Novasad of Fayetteville and Mrs. Henry Dostal of Eagle Lake: one brother, Jerry Kulhanek of La Grange; and 20 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Steve Kasmiersky, Michael Peters, Thomas Kasmiersky, Daniel Kulhanek Jr., Larry Irving Jr. and Edward Peters.

Colorado County Citizen, May 19, 1977

Kulhanek, Ruby (Davis)


Ruby Kulhanek, 90, of Columbus, passed away Oct. 27 at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born in Columbus, Dec. 18, 1915 to Robert and Elizabeth (Nelson) Davis and married Albert G. Kulhanek Aug. 19, 1939. She and her husband were the owners/operators of Kulhanek Sheet Metal and Roofing Company in Houston and members of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, David Davis and Robert Davis; and sisters, Elizabeth Taylor, Margie Sullivan, Tracy Naumann, Doris Potter Graham and Jimmie Faye Schilling.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Aldredge of Houston; granddaughter Lauri Bell and husband Breck; and great-grandchildren, Landon and Lexi Bell.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 30 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating. Interment followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Potter, Craig Schilling, Mike Kulhanek, Clarence Kulhanek, Robert Kovar and Gilbert Goerig.

Colorado County Citizen, November 1, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Kulhanek, Vladmir J.


Fayetteville, Texas, Dec. 5.--News was received here that Vladimir Kulhanek fell at the front October 31. He is survived by his wife and baby about a year old, his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1918, page 9
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