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Lloyd, Jerry L.


Funeral services were held for Jerry L. Lloyd Saturday, October 24 from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus
with the Rev. George Buck and Rev. Bernard Ritchea officiating.

Burial was at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Mr. Jerry L Lloyd was born, October 6. 1930 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Ernest Wayne Lloyd and Roberta Ledbetter Lloyd. He married Virginia Nan Dittfurth Lloyd December 28, 1957.

He was a instrument fitter for Gas Plant Construction.

Mr. Lloyd was affiliated with First United Methodist Church of Hallettsville and he was also affiliated with V.F.W of Runge, Texas. He served in the Korean War in the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lloyd of Sheridan mother, Roberta Lloyd of Rogers, Arkansas: daughters, Jeri Ann Munoz and Kathryn Jeanine Botard both of Sheridan; sons[sic], Michael L. Lloyd of Minden, La; sister, Jeannine Perry of Fayetteville, Arkansas; brother, Kennith Lloyd of Rogers, Arkansas; and six grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Heather, Matthew, Jennifer, Stephani and Melanie.

Pallbearers were Albert Botard, Guy Bennett, Jean Walker, Thad Mercer, David McCloud and Eddie Ray Taylor.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1987, page 2

Lobpries, Edward Frank

Ed Lobpries Of Garwood Dies Of Heart Attack Tues.

Ed Lobpries, prominent Garwood citizen died suddenly shortly before noon Tuesday from a stroke and heart attack suffered while at work in his blacksmith shop. He collapsed without any warning and although medical aid was summoned immediately, he was pronounced dead when Dr. J. C. Laughlin of Eagle Lake arrived at the scene.

Mr. Lobpries operated the Lobpries and Baumgarten Blacksmith Shop with his son, Victor Lobpries, and his son-in-law, Wilson Baumgarten. His sudden death shocked his many friends in the community and county.

. . . . 9:00 a.m. Thursday Jan. 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. [Interment in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery]

Mr. Lobpries was born on May 23, 1892 at High Hill, Texas. He was married on Jan. 24, 1911. The family lived in Garwood until 1930 when it moved to Schulenburg where he set up a blacksmith shop. They returned to Garwood in 1940.

Surviving are: his wife, six daughters, Mrs. Ella Blackburn, Houston, Mrs. Lydia Laake of Galena Park, Mrs. Lucille Baumgarten of Garwood, Mrs. Aileen Meyers of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Elaine Steinmann of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Helen green of El Campo; two sons, Frederick (Fritz) Lobpries of La Grange and Victor Lobpries of Garwood; two brothers, Bill Lobpries of Houston and Rudolph Lobpries of Victoria; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Alexander and Mrs. Annie Schmuck of Houston and Mrs. Louise Holloway of Los Angeles, Calif.; and fourteen grandchildren.

One brother, Joe Lobpries preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 1957.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 15, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Lobpries, Harry D.


Harry D. Lobpries, 83, of Garwood, passed away at his residence July 26.

He was born June 26, 1921 in Beaumont to Joseph and Mary (Pauler) Lobpries. He was a 1939 graduate of Garwood High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 8 Bomb Group in England during World War II. He served as a bus driver and maintenance man for the Garwood School District for 33 years, owned and operated a waterfowl processing plant and Harry's Café a number of years. He also served as Water Superintendent for the Garwood Municipality. He served with the Garwood Lions Club and coached Little League and Babe Ruth League for 40 years. He was a former member in the Knights of Columbus. He married Rae Stewart in Chester, England on Aug. 2, 1945 and on July 25, 1986, he married Rosie Konvicka in Garwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and brother, Howard Lobpries.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Margaret Sitka and husband, A.J. of Wharton; son, David Lobpries and wife, Terri, of Wharton; step-children, Charles Tise of Arkansas and Shelley Lovett and husband, Chad, of Lufkin; sisters, Annie Russo of Houston, Edna Whitus of Spring, Louise Dunn of Houston and Madeline Pavlu of Garwood; grandchildren, Kelly Matula and husband Bryan of Sugar Land, Kara Lockley and husband, Richard of Wharton, Kristen Cranek of Wharton, Kyle Cranek and wife, Evelyn of Columbus, Leigh Ann Sitka of Wharton, Kristi Lobpries and Jami Lobpries both of Wharton; step-grandchildren, Danielle Kramer and Krystal Kramer of Victoria; six great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Duncan Stewart of Lumberton.

Funeral Services were conducted July 28, from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joseph Kobel, officiating. Cremation followed. [St. Mary's Church Cemetery]

Pallbearers were Kyle Cranek, Thomas Kallina, Greg and Howard Lynn Lobpries, Fred Wesselski and Paul Bittner.

Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren, all former Little League and Babe Ruth Players and all former student bus riders.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Veterans Library, P.O. Box 275, Garwood, TX 77442 or Garwood Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 131, Garwood, TX 77442.

Colorado County Citizen, August 4, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lobpries, Howard Frank

Howard Frank Lobpries, 79, of Garwood, passed away April 3 .

He was born in Beaumont, Dec. 7, 1922 to Harry and Mary Ann (Pauler) Baum and married Clara Jane Kasmiersky, Dec. 31, 1945. He worked as a mechanic and welder for Garwood Implement for 40 years before establishing G&H Repairs. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a veteran of World War II. He was a Corporal in the Army serving in France and Germany.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and step-father, Joe Lobpries.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Jane (Kasmiersky) Lobpries of Garwood; daughters, Brenda Wendel of Potomac, Md. And Beverly Kotrla of Katy; sons, Howard Lynn Lobpries of Angleton and Greg Lobpries of Garwood; Sisters, Ann Russo of Houston, Edna Whitus of Spring, Louise Dunn of Houston and Madelyn Pavlu of Garwood; and brother, Harry D. Lobpries of Garwood.

Funeral services were conducted April 6 at St. Mary's Church in Nada with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery under the auspices of the American Legion Post 251.

Pallbearers were David Lobpries, Bryan Popp, Darby Hoffman, Kirk Schneider, Gary Zbranek and Jerry Socha.

Colorado County Citizen, April 10, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Lobpries, Rae Leigh (Stewart)


Mrs. Rae Stewart Lobpries. age 58, of Garwood, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was born, July 22, 1926 in Ceres, South Africa to Norman Stewart and Gladys Zeeman Stewart. Mrs. Lobpries later moved to England where she met and married Harry Lobpries, who was stationed in England with the 8th Airforce, on Aug. 2, 1945 in Chester, England. She has been a Garwood resident for many years and recently opened a BBQ stand with her family in Garwood, and was very active with the Veterans Memorial Library in Garwood and the Little League.

Survivors include: Husband, Harry Lobpries of Garwood, daughter, Mrs. Margaret Sitka, Wharton. son, David, of Garwood. brothers, Allen Stewart, Johanasburg, South Africa. Neville Stewart, England, and Duncan Stewart of Lumberton, Tx. Grandchildren, Kelly, Kara, Kristen and Kyle Cranek, Leigh Ann and Shea Sitka, Kristi Lobpries. Other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Rosary was recited, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. from the Dulany Funeral Home chapel led by Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov 9. from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel, Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating. Following cremation, burial, will, take place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers were all little Leaguers coached by the Lobpries famlly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be wade to the Veterans Memorial Library in Garwood. Arrangements are under the direction of' Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, November 15, 1984, page 2

Lockett, Anderson


Anderson Lockett, 39, negro of this city, was brought here from Fort Worth for burial Monday. Lockett left here on Tuesday of last week with about $200 in his possession. Pulmonary tuberculosis was given as the cause of his death Saturday. His money was gone.It is believed here that he met with foul play. --Columbus Citizen.

If we mistake not the above party is a son of the late Anderson Lockett, Sr., at one time one of the most prominent colored farmers and largest cotton raisers of this section. Anderson Lockett, Sr., and family moved to the Columbus section a number of years ago, and Anderson died down there. If we mistake not, several members of the family still live in the Columbus section. [Place of interment Columbus City Cemetery ]

Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1931, page 2

Lockett, Dicie

“Aunt Dicie” colored, the aged mother of Anderson Lockett, died Monday night and was buried the following day in the colored people’s burying ground west of town. It is said that “Aunt Dicie” had reached the advanced age of 105 years. Her funeral was largely attended.

Weimar Mercury, August 14, 1914, page 5

Lockett, Frank W.

Frank W. Lockett, nephew of John A. Lockett and a former resident of this community, died at Hearne, Tex., last Tuesday and was brought to this city the following day and laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery. Congestion was the cause of his death. He had just returned from the Indian territory, where he had gone with cattle, was taken sick and died within a few days. He was a young man of about 28 years, generous, of a cheery disposition, and had many friends who regret his untimely death. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives in their loss.

Weimar Mercury, September 18, 1897


Lockett, Julia B.

The Mercury extends condolence to the family of Mr. John A. Lockett and other relatives in the death of Mrs. Julia B. Lockett, mother of Mr. Lockett, Mrs. J. A. Darby and Mrs. Harrall, which occurred in this city last Sunday morning at 6 o’clock, in the 84th year of her age. Mrs. Lockett was apparently in splendid health the day before her decease, and many of her friends commented upon the fact of her looking so well. At 1 o’clock Sunday morning, however, she was taken very sick and complained of being in great pain. The family physician was sent for, he administered opiates,and she fell asleep. When some one of the family essayed to wake her up at 6 o’clock Sunday morning she failed to respond as usual and this alarmed the family, but it was too late. She had “passed over the river” but a few seconds before, sweetly and calmly, without a struggle. Mrs. Lockett was one of those genial, pleasant ladies that one can only love and admire, and the numerous friends she leaves feel that they have sustained an irreparable loss. Her remains were interred at the Masonic cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. T. W. Staton of the Baptist church performing the funeral obsequies.

Weimar Mercury, September 24, 1892, page 3

Lockett, Lueburta (Clayborne)


Lueburta Lockett, 89, of Columbus passed away April 23 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

She was born Oct. 1, 1914 in Rosebud to Archie and Miranda (Dodson) Clayborne. She married Robert C. Lockett and was employed as a restaurant owner. She was a member of the New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Louis James Evans; and brothers, Emmit Clayborne, Rubin Clayborne, Ottis Clayborne, Archie Clayborne and Frank Clayborne.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ann Evans of Omaha, Neb.; sisters, Ora Lee McDaniels of Columbus, Annie Mae Davis of Houston and Ester Lee Glenn of Columbus; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph Hargrove officiating. Interment will follow at Paradise Cemetery in Weimar.

Colorado County Citizen, April 28, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lockett, unknown


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lockett died the 4th instant near this place. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 10, 1885

Lockhart, Leroy D.


Dr. Leroy D. Lockhart, 58, well known doctor and community leader, from LaMarque, Texas died Saturday,
August 13, in a three car accident on Texas 6 two miles east of Alvin. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An orthopedic surgeon at Mainland Center Hospital in LaMarque, Lockhart had been a member of the medical staff at Mainland Center Hospital since 1962 and a member of the board of directors since 1974. He was also a past chairman of the board, past president of the medical staff and past chairman of surgery and orthopedics departments at Mainland Center Hospital.

Dr. Lockhart was a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and Texas Medical Foundation. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran, Church in LaMarque having served as president and councilman of the congregation.

Funeral services for Dr. Lockhart were held Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in LaMarque. On Tuesday a memorial service was held in Columbus at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pastor Vernon Rabel of Weimar, a longtime school friend, officiated in Columbus. Dr. Lockhart graduated from Columbus High School in 1947.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Lillian Lockhart, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; his--mother Mae Lockhart of LaMarque; a son, Dr. L. B. Lockhart, a pediatric eye surgeon in Austin; two daughters, Teri Glen of Silver Spring, Md. and Shari Campbell of Carrollton, Tx; three grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with pallbearers being from the 1946 Columbus High School football team; Ernest Baumgart, Jr., V. M. Crawford, Don W. Rau, Harold Untermeyer, J. W. Golla and Leslie Koehl. Honorary pallbearers were the remaining members of the 1946 football team.

Colorado County Citizen, August 25, 1988, page 2

Lockhart, Mae W. (McDonald)


Mae W. Lockhart, 91, of LaMarque, died, Feb. 23, 1996 at St. John’s Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas.

Born June 8, 1904 in Colorado County, she was the daughter of John Evans and Alwida May (Garrison) McDonald. On Dec 21, 1926, she married Alonzo Leroy Lockhart. Formerly of Columbus, Mrs. Lockhart had resided in LaMarque for the past 30 years and was retired from the dietary service at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Galveston.

Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Jack Wilkins, Mike Smith, Ray Shaw, Brad Lockhart, Bryant Campbell and Harvey McGinnis.

Mrs. Lockhart is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dr. Lillian Lockhart of La Marque; and sister Gladys Janes and nephew Dale McDonald, both of Greyball, Wyo.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Dr. Leroy Lockhart; daughter Doris Wilkins; and brothers Clarence and Arthur McDonald.

Colorado County Citizen, February 28, 1996, page 16

Locklier, Glenn

Glenn Locklier

Glenn Locklier, 81, of Eagle Lake passed away Sunday, May 31 in Eagle Lake. He was born February 21, 1928 in Calvert, Texas. He was the owner of Western Auto Store and worked at the Colorado County Court House.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memories his wife, Eva Locklier of Eagle Lake; sons, Robert Locklier of Hawkins, Texas,Jason Locklier, Stephen Ebarra, Gary Wayne Ebarra and Vida all of Eagle Lake; daughter, Linda Sosa and husband, David of Eagle Lake; sisters, Katherine Quackenbush of Arizona and Marjorie Bailey of Austin; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 1 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home. A rosary was recited at the Parish of the Nativity Church starting at 7 p.m.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Michael Sosa, Matt Sosa, Mark Sosa, Colin Locklier, Wayne Ebarra and Jason Locklier.

Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 4th, 2009

Locklin, Hal Kirkman


Hal Kirkman Locklin, 72, of Columbus passed away March 17.

He was born in San Antonio on Nov. 14, 1935 and adopted by his parents, Percy Willard and Thekla (Schwarz) Locklin. He grew up in Mirando City and Bandera and graduated from Bandera High School in 1954. He served in the United States Navy From July 1954 through June 1958, sailing on the aircraft carriers U.S.S. Shangri-La and Princeton. He married Jo Ann Cherry, formerly of Columbus in 1959.

He worked for Western Electric, now Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories of the AT&T System in Houston as a technician on telephones, teletypewriters and computers from 1960-1990. He coached Little League and YMCA basketball and tee ball when his sons were young. He and his wife moved to Columbus in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Patrick Locklin.

He is survived by his wife, sons and daughters-in-law Kirk and Susan, Steven and Linda, Mark and Vicki and Neal; brother, Jerry; five grandchildren and one great grandson.

Burial services took place at Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery on March 21.

Colorado County Citizen, April 9, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Locklin, Neal Percy

Neal Lockin Of Columbus Died May 11

Neal Percy Locklin, 43, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, May 11.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1967 to Hal and Jo Ann (Cherry) Locklin of Houston.

Neal was self-employed as a Musician, songwriter, and writer.

He spent 5 years in the Columbus area.

He is survived by his mother; and brothers, Kirk Thomas Locklin and wife Susan of Ponder, Steven Frazer Locklin and wife Linda of Columbus and Mark Christopher Locklin and wife Vyki of Houston.

Neal was preceded in death by his father.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar at a later date.

The Weimar Mercury, May 20, 2010
Contributed by Joyce Stancik

Loeniker, Ida

Ida Lseniker [sic.] daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Leoniker [sic.], aged between 3 and 4 years died last Monday morning and was buried the next day in the Masonic graveyard. The Gimlet offers sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Gimlet, Thursday, Dec 24, 1885
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Loennecker, Philipine Dora

Died, in this city, on the 7th inst., at the residence of Mr. Henry Wagenfuhr, little Philipine Dora, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Loennecker, aged eight days. The little sufferer was too pure for earth, and God claimed her as His own, to shine as a resplendent diadem in His crown.
“He doeth all things well.”
“Smiling lips and eyes of azure
Now are laid in quiet sleep,
While above her hearts are aching
With a sorrow wild and deep.”
[Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado Citizen, November 10, 1881, page 3

Loennecker, Therese (Kulow)


Died.---At El Paso, at 3 o’clock p.m., last Monday, Jan. 4th Mrs. Therese Loenicker[sic], wife of Mr. C. Loenicker[sic], and daughter of Mr. H. Kulow, of this place. Mrs. Loenicker[sic], with her husband was long a resident of Columbus, where she has a host of friends and many affectionate relatives to mourn her loss. Her father, Mr. Kulow, is one of our most respected citizens, and he and his wife have the sincere sympathy of all who know them. The deceased will be buried here in the Odd Fellows’ burying ground by the side of her only child. Mrs. Henry Wagenfuhr is a sister of Mrs. Loenicker[sic], and the sympathy of the whole community is extended to them all in this, their hour of deep affliction.

Weimar Gimlet, January 7, 1886

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Theresa Loennecker, which occurred at El Paso last Monday, was received by our community with sincere regret. She died, after a short illness, of pneumonia. She was a general favorite of this city, where her girlhood years were passed, and was distinguished in a marked degree for her energy, industry, genial, happy disposition and lovable traits of character. The afflicted parents and relatives have the sympathy of all.
The funeral will take lace from the Kulow hotel, at 3 o’clock this afternoon, at the Odd Fellows’ Rest.

Colorado Citizen, January 7, 1886

The remains of Mrs. Theresa Loennecker arrived from El Paso last Thursday, and were committed to the dust at Odd Fellows; Rest in the evening. Her distressed father, Mr. H. Kulow, desires us to return his sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted in making preparations for the sepulture, and for their generous hearted sympathy. Words of condolence are of little worth in such an hour, yet
“Death is the end of earthly strife,
Where grief shall vex no more,
A wafting to immortal live
On Canaan’s blissful shore.”

Colorado Citizen, January 14, 1886

Loesch, Gale M. (Hebert) Ulbig


Gale M. Loesch, 61, of Rock Island passed away April 7 following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 1, 1946 in New Iberia, La. to Farley "Mike" Herbert and Mazie Marie Walts. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1965. She was united in marriage with Donald Wayne Loesch on Jan. 25, 1991. She was owner of The Lone Star Caf/[sic] in Rock Island.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Wayne Ulbig; son, Farley Wayne Ulbig; mother; and grandmother, Corine Langllnais.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; father and mother, Farley and Aletha Hebert; father, Earl Walts; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Kevin Redden of Cypress; three sons, Brett Ulbig and his life partner, Glen Coleman of Longview, Mike Loesch and his wife, Ann of Rock Island, and Donny Heffernan and his wife, Lexi of Baytown; daughter, Tina Bell and her husband, Brian of Columbus; six sisters, Debbie Hebert, Tammy Bertrand, Dixie Slaughter, Margaret Derise, Nancy Landry and Earlene Cheek; two brothers, Jody and Mike Hebert; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Sass, Shannon Ulmer, Briana and Brandyn Alepa, Harley and Cody Bell, and Brandon and Katelyn Heffernan; five great-grandchildren, Courtney and Cody Walker, Casey Ulmer, Joseph Sass and Brooklynn Alepa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services took place April 11 at Rock Island Methodist Church in Rock Island with the Rev. John Britfch officiating. [Place of interment unknown]

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice in Loesch's name at

Colorado County Citizen, April 16, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Loessin, Alice Jeanette “Johnnie” (Malinak)

J. Loessin Services Held March 6

Johnnie Loessin, 88, passed away March 2 at the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.

Alice Jeanette Malinak, better known as Johnnie, was born on June 26, 1920, in Houston, to Joe and Mary (Ewald) Malinak.

She grew up there along with her eight brothers and sisters.

She attended Reagan High School and Massey Business College.

She worked in Houston in the offices of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

On June 28, 1941, she married Lawrence Loessin of Weimar.

During World War II they lived in several different locations, including Liberal, Kans.; San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Her husband, Lawrence, was a B-24 and B-29 Bomber Pilot Instructor.

Their first-born son, Larry, was born in Liberal, Kans.

Their son, Mike, was born after they moved back to Houston.

When Lawrence was offered part ownership in his father’s John Deere dealership, the family made their final move to Weimar in 1950.

Their daughter, Jenny, was born several years later.

Johnnie worked as a homemaker while living in Weimar.

She was a member of The Weimar United Church of Christ, the Naomi Ruth Circle of the Weimar United Church of Christ and the Weimar Literary Guild.

She was a Cub Scout Leader, Girl Scout Leader and Sunday school teacher.

She was also very active with the Weimar Public School PTA.

She enjoyed playing bridge and fishing at the coast.

Funeral services were held March 6 at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Pastor Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers included her grandsons Brent Loessin and Nathan Grohmann and her nephews Lorence Bravenec, Robert Bravenec, Jerry Faigle, Otto Crenwelge, Buster Malinak and Maurice Malinak.

Honorary pallbearers included the four wonderful ladies who sat with Johnnie during the past seven years: Ella Lucko, Bernice Billeck, Milady Ermis and Laverne Seidel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers and her four sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years; son Larry and wife Sophie of Austin; son Mike of Weimar and daughter Jenny Grohmann and husband Clifford of Weimar.

She leaves four grandchildren Brent Loessin and wife Kim of Houston, Jason Loessin of Austin, Nathan Grohmann of Weimar and Renee Grohmann of Weimar, as well as three great grandchildren Austin Loessin, Matthew Loessin and Robin Loessin.

She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Elva Belt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 2009
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Loessin, Anna (Studlar)

Mrs. Herbert H. (Anna) Loessin, 78, of Eagle Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 1994, in Eagle Lake.

Born Nov. 6, 1915, in Witting, near Moulton in Lavaca County, she was the daughter of Albert and Ann (Hodanek) Studlar. On March 29, 1937, she married Herbert Henry Loessin and had resided in Eagle Lake since 1941. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, past president of the Eagle Lake Study Club, served on the board of directors for the Prairie Edge Museum, was an active member of Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She also served for a number of years was both a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.

Funeral services were held Aug. 30, in the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. David Mann officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Drew Tate, Trent Tate, Herb Tate, R. Gregory Mason, Bruce Waddell and George Causey. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Clipson Sr., Henry Sunderman, Cliff Evoritt, Dan Thornton, George Cason, Doyle Waldrop, Raymond Waddell, Louis Muzny Jr., Ray Van Nordt, Noel Tiedt and Weldon Tiedt.

Mrs. Loessin is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Evangeline Loessin Whorton and Husband, Dr. Elbert B. Whorton Jr. of Galveston, Patricia Loessin Tate and husband, Dr. Albert M. Tate Jr. of Austin; sister, Lillie Tiedt Stewart of La Grange; brother, Jerry Studlar of Hobson, Texas; grandchildren Lalise (Whorton) Mason and husband, R. Gregory Mason of Houston and Anna Linae Whorton, Drew Loessin Tate, Trent Sansing Tate, all of Austin, and good friend for many years, Earl H. Rodgers Jr. of Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Feb. 6, 1971, sister Agnes Studlar and brothers Rudolph and Joseph Studlar.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Lake charity of the donor's choice.

Colorado County Citizen, August 31, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Loessin, Benno

Funeral for Benno Loessin Here

Funeral services for Benno Loessin, 91, were held Tuesday afternoon, July 13, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Donald McDougle officiated.

Mr. Loessin died July 11 at Parkview Manor.

Born in the Black Jack community near La Grange, in Fayette County on May 1, 1885, he was the son of Ferdinand and Johanna Hinze Loessin.

He was a rancher at Black Jack until 1957 when failing health forced his sister and him to move to Weimar. He had been a resident of Parkview since 1974.

Mr. Loessin is survived by a brother, Julius of Stockdale, seven nieces and nephews and ten great-nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were Larry Loessin, Lloyd T. Prilop, Terry Belt, Gabe Larson, George Ulbrich and Leslie Rabel.

Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1976
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Loessin, George Frank

Geo. Loessin, Longtime Businessman, Buried

Funeral services for Geo. F. Loessin, 78, retired Weimar businessman, were held Friday afternoon, Jan. 6, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. F. H. Horak officiating.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Loessin, who was in business here 45 years before retiring in 1957, died during his sleep at 1 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, after four months’ illness. He had had heart trouble for several years.
George Frank Loessin was born in the rural community of Black Jack, near La Grange in Fayette County, on May 2, 1888, a son of Ferdnand[sic] and Johanna Ganzer[Hinze] Loessin, and grew to manhood there.

As a young man he worked as a street-car conductor in Galveston for several years before coming to Weimar in 1912 to join his brother-in-law in the cattle business and meat market. Later he established his own business. He was an insurance agent, wholesale oil products distributor and monument dealer, and later went into the farm implement business as Loessin Implement Co. He also served as constable and public weigher for a time in the early days.

He retired in 1957 when his health began to fail.

Mr. Loessin was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge No. 423.

He married Miss Emily Huebner here on March 9, 1915. She survives along with one son, Lawrence, of Weimar, two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Aline) Schietinger of Bay City and Mrs. Floyd (Elva) Belt of Weimar; six grandchildren; two brothers, Julius Loessin of Stockdale and Ben of Weimar; and two sisters Mrs. Augusta Heller and Miss Martha Loessin, both of Weimar. A brother, Hugo, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Joe Rabel, preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, January 12, 1967, page 1

Loessin, Gus F.

Gus F. Loessin

September 9, 1924 • March 9,1993

Gus F. Loessin, age 68, of Eagle Lake, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 9, 1993, in the Columbus Community Hospital. He was bom September 9, 1924, in Fayette County to Henry and Sally Smith Loessin. He married Verna Oehlers in Fayette County, November 14, 1948, and they moved to Eagle Lake. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake. He was employed with the Lower Colorado River Authority over 19 years and retired in March 1989. He was a member of the Texas Sportsman's and National Rifle Associations, Texas Farm Bureau and life member of American Legion Post 8783 of Eagle Lake. A veteran of World War II, he served with the Army 391st Infantry in the Pacific. Among his honors were two Bronze Stars, and Bronze Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and three Overseas Service bars. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Herbert Loessin. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Verna; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Steve Nelson of Altair; sisters, Mary Edna Studler of Hobson, Lucille Walters of Muldoon, Katie Warnke of Smithville, Gracie Taylor of La Grange and Tillie Remmert of Houston; brothers, Alfred Loessin of Richmond and Otto Loessin of Columbus; mother-in-law, Helen Oehlers of Eagle Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11, in the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Walter Meyer, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Graveside service and interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. VFW Post 8783 served as honor guard for the flag presentation ceremony. Serving as pallbearers were Bob Moland, Wayne Lipperdt, Johnny Bums, Jon Keith Loessin, Sidney Loessin and Bob Walters. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of the LCRA of Eagle Lake. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 18, 1993
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Loessin, Johanna

Death of Mrs. Johanna Loessin Last Week

From the LaGrange Journal we glean the following facts regarding the life of Mrs. Johanna Loessin of O’Quinn, mother of Mrs. Joe Rabel and Mr. Geo. F. Loessin of this city, who passed away one day last week:

Deceased was born in Germany and when a small child came with her parents to Texas and grew to womanhood in the Black Jack section. She was united in marriage with Ferdinand Loessin over fifty years ago, and the family remained on the farm in the Black Jack section continuously until Mr. Loessin’s death and until now.

Mrs. Loessin was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Hinze, early settlers in this county, and beside her children, four sons, Hugo, Benno and J. W. Loessin of the Black Jack section and George Loessin of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Augusta Heller of Ammannsville, Mrs. Anna Rabel of Weimar and Miss Martha Loessin at the family home she leaves the following: Will Hinze of Bluff, Mrs. Minnie Munke of La grange, Mrs. Louise Ganzer of Ammannsville.

Wednesday afternoon the body was buried at the Black Jack cemetery, Rev. R. Heise, Lutheran minister of LaGrange officiating.

Weimar Mercury, December 30, 1927
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Loessin, Martha Friedricka

Miss Loessin, 88, Dies; Funeral Held Monday

Funeral services for Miss Martha Friedricka Loessin, 88, were held Monday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in Masonic Cemetery here. Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiated.

Miss Loessin died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday May 3, in Youens Memorial Hospital after five weeks’ illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1881, near La Grange, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Johanna Hinze Loessin. Except for a two-year period at Port Lavaca, she lived in the O’Quinn and Blackjack community until 1957, when she and her brother Benno moved to Weimar.

Miss Loessin is survived by two brothers, Benno of here and Julius of Stockdale; one sister, Mrs. Augusta Heller of Weimar; and a number of nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Annie Joe Rabel, and two brothers, George F. and Hugo, preceded her in death.

Pallbearer were Weldon Strayhorn, Floyd Belt, Thomas Loessin, Fritz Prilop, Gabe Larson and Harold Schietinger.

Weimar Mercury, May 9, 1969, page 10

Loessin, Stephen Craig

Six-Year-Old Drowning Vicim Buried Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Stephen Loessin, 6, who drowned Friday afternoon in a stock tank on the place of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Naumann east of Columbus.

The boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Loessin. The mother teaches he fifth grade in Columbus schools and the father is employed in Eagle Lake.

The boy and a playmate, Michael Martin, also six, went to the tank after donning men’s rubber boots and telling the grandfather they were going to make a swimming pool. Mr. Naumann, working in a nearby field, could see the boys. He heard the young Martin crying, ran to the tank and found his grandson was missing. He waded into the tank and soon found the body.

The respirator owned by the Columbus Fire Department was used by members of that organization in an effort to save the boy’s life but without success.

Services were held in the Columbus Funeral Home and St. Anthony Catholic church with burial in the Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1957, page 1

Loeve, Celestine (Strauss)


After suffering with patience and fortitude the results of a stroke of paralysis which came upon her about two months before, Mrs. Celestine Loeve died at the Henry Girndt home south of Columbus, Thursday night, January 25, at 11:45 p.m. Mrs. Loeve was 75 years 9 months and 14 days of age at the time of her death.

The funeral service was conducted at the Catholic church by Rev. Joe Szymanski and the body was laid to rest in Odd Fellows’ Rest Friday morning at 11 o’clock in the presence of relatives and friends of the family.

Mrs. Loeve came to America from Germany with her husband in 1875 and they settled in this county, where Mrs. Loeve has since made her home. Mr. Loeve has been dead about 18 years. To this union there were born nine children, all of whom are living. They are: Mrs. August Girndt, Live Oak Hill, Mrs. Fritz Lillie, Richmond, Mrs. Henry Girndt,south of Columbus, Mrs. Ed. Denk of Glidden, Mrs. Fred Hils, Brushy, Mrs. Minnie Sopolac, Herman Loeve, Ellinger, Otto Loeve, Granger, and Henry Loeve, Richmond. All of them were present for the funeral except three and these had illness in the family and were unable to attend.

Besides immediate members of the family who attended the funeral from out-of-town there were three grand children--Misses Roxie Belle Lillie, Richmond, and Vera Lillie of the same place and Otto Lillie of Houston--and other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers were: E. B. Mayes, H. Braden, John Hastedt, O. G. Hoegemeyer; G. A. Franz and Ben Wilde.

At the time of Mrs. Loeve’s death there were five people in the Girndt home, where she died, down with influenza.

Colorado Citizen, February 2, 1923

Loewendel, Charles

SUICIDE.--We regret to announce that Mr. Charles Loewendel, a quiet, peaceable young man, this morning committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. He has for sometime been engaged in keeping bar at Ilse’s hall, recently purchased by Mr. Gustav Dick and is said to have been drinking considerably for two or three weeks past--to such an extent, in fact, that he was unfit for business. This was doubtless the cause of his committing suicide. A coroner’s jury decided that he came to his death by a pistol fired by his own hands. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, January 14, 1874, page 3

Logsdon, Doris (Pontruff)

Doris Pontruff Logsdon, 76, of Victoria Community Center, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.

She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Brenham, to the late Louis Henry and Selma Faltejsek Pontruff. She was a retired registered nurse for Citizens Medical Center and a member of Grace Presbyterian.

Survivors: daughter, Jane Logsdon of Victoria; sons, Michael Logsdon of San Antonio and William Logsdon of Houston; sister, Mary Jo Henderson of Weimar; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Presbyterian in Victoria, the Rev. Dan Fultz officiating. Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, 361-573-4546.

Victoria Advocate, September 11, 2002

Logue, John G.


John G. Logue, prominent attorney of Houston, died at the Hermann Hospital in that city Monday at about 2:50 p.m. following a brief illness.

Bishop C. S. Quinn officiated at funeral services at the home Tuesday at 4 o’clock. [Interment in Forest Park]

Mr. Logue was born in this city on May 16th, 1882, graduated from the high school here, attended Baylor University and completed his law course at the University of Texas in 1904. He has been a member of the same law firm in Houston, now Andrews, Streetman, Logue and Mobly, since that time.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Kate Holloway of Weimar, one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Hooper, a grandson, three brothers, Dr. Lyle J. Logue of Houston, Connie G. Byars of Olney and Russell Byars of New Orleans, and one sister, Mrs. J. K. Rowan of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, March 10, 1933, page 1

Logue, Lyle J.

SUDDEN DEATH--We announce in much sorrow he death of Lyle J. Logue, Esq., an old citizen of Columbus, and a gentleman universally esteemed. He died suddenly at his residence in this city at 6 o’clock this morning, of congestion. We have merely time to announce the sad news. Promising an appropriate notice in next issue.

Colorado Citizen, May 15, 1884


Died, at his residence in this city, Thursday morning last, at six o’clock, Lyle J. Logue, Esq, of congestion of the lungs. Mr. Logue, having spent the greater portion of his life in this place, was well known far and near, and the announcement of his death vibrated the chords of sorrow and sympathy in every heart. HIs severe illness was very brief, and so unexpected was the dread event that friends and relatives were alike paralyzed. He was born in Columbus, Miss., Nov. 21, 1849.. When only a few months old his mother was removed to her eternal home, but her place was abundantly supplied by his adopted mother, the present Mrs. Mattie Cook, (relic of the late R. V. Cook,) who became his father’s wife when Lyle was three years, three months and twelve days old. When he had attained eleven years and twenty-one days, his father paid the great debt of nature, and his mother was left his sole guardian. Faithfully and lovingly she performed her duty in molding his infant mind, and developing his character; while ever between them existed a link of affection fervent, holy, indissoluble, and to her he accorded palms of victory for the rearing of “the noblest work of God, an honest man.”

He was admitted to the practice of law at an early age, for which he was eminently qualified, and creditably filled the offices of County and City Attorney, which he assumed by the voice of the people. In April 1880, he married Miss Hattie Cook of this city, a young lady superior in every respect, and who cast a glow of happiness over his life that could emanate from no other source. Three little darlings came to claim their love,but the first, a little girl, was recalled to the spirit land after a stay of a few short weeks. Two little boys--one aged two years, the other two weeks--were strong ties to bind him to earth. While his inanimate form was reposing under his own roof, little Johnny said, “Papa is sleeping, tomorrow he will wake and talk to me.” Dear little innocent prattler! they words are prophetic. Assuredly he is sleeping the last, the long, the dreamless sleep, but in the bright tomorrow of eternity you shall hold sweet converse with him.

Columns could be written upon the vacuum his loss occasions. His old familiar haunts drearily miss him, and even the streets that resounded to his clastic[sic] tread seem lonesome and drear. As a citizen he was enterprising, as a business man prompt and energetic, as an official fearless and just, in the circles of pleasure social and urbane, in appearance prepossessing, as a friend reliable, a dutiful and tender son, a kind brother, a loving, thoughtful and devoted husband, and indulgent father. In the summer of life, while the vernal freshness lingered around him, and the expanding buds exhaled sweet incense, joyfully foretelling of honors yet to be reaped, he has been summoned to the bar of “Heaven’s high chancery.”

Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock the Rev. J. B. Armstrong, Pastor of the Columbus Baptist Church, made some feeling and appropriate remarks of sympathy and consolation to the bereaved ones, in the funeral service at their residence,after which the mortal remains, bearing a floral cross at the feet, a crown at the head, symbolical of the triumph of death over life, were conveyed to the city cemetery where reverently committed by his brother Odd Fellows to the dust, the Knights of Honor, Knights and Ladies of Honor and Legion of Honor Lodges attending in a body. The long cortege and sad countenances fully attested the proud position he held in the hearts of the people, and a deep pulse of pain throbs through the entire community for the afflicted relatives. The Citizen sadly extends heartfelt condolences.

His mother is deprived of a needed solace and staff, his children have suffered an irreparable loss, but words are impotent to paint the dark abyss of grief into which his young widow is plunged.

“Could all her pain but quiver up
From its sad depths, ‘twould pierce the gates of heaven,
And angels e’en might stay their songs to shed
The dew of pity on her agony.”
The willow and cypress cast their shadows over her pathway, but may the golden, sacred light of resignation form a divine halo round her, for--
“Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot beat.:’

Colorado Citizen, May 22, 1884

Loner, Bonnie (Bennett)


Bonnie Loner, 77, of Sheridan died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital

Born April 5, 1918 in Iola, she was the daughter of Thomas and Eva (Taylor) Bennett. On Nov. 26, 1937, she married George A. Loner in Alvin. Mrs. Loner was a member of the Church of Christ in Sheridan.
Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Church of Christ in Sheridan with Gordon Koonce and Bill Edwards officiating. Interment followed in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Serving as pallbearers were Nathan Loner, Bradley Loner, John Loner, Joshua Loner and Jason Loner.

Mrs. Loner is survived by sons George W. Loner of Magnolia, Dale A. Loner of Katy and Dennis F. Loner of Saudi Arabia; sister Vera Jackson of Galveston; granddaughter Stacey Loner; and grandsons Nathan Loner, Joshua Loner, Bradley Loner, Jason Loner and John Loner.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 3, 1986; her parents; and a brother, Earl Bennett.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions maybe made to the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department.

Colorado County Citizen, December 27, 1995, page 10

Loner, George A.


Funeral services were held for George A. Loner, age 72, of Sheridan, Saturday, July 5 at the Church of Christ in Sheridan with Rev. Gordon Kounce officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Mr. Loner as born on November 2, 1913 to Mary Danner and Frank Loner in Mexia. He married Bonnie Bennett Loner on November 26, 1937 in Alvin.

Mr. Loner worked for Shell Oil Company for forty years in the productions department. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Loner of Sheridan; three sons, George W. Loner, Magnolia; Dale A. Loner, Katy and Dennis F. Loner, Midland; two sisters, Rosalie Hendry, Troup and Vera Marshall, Athens, Georgia; two brothers, Blake Loner, Refugio and Russell Loner, Evant and six grandchildren, Nathan, Joshua, Stacey, Bradley, Jason and John.

Pallbearers were William Warburton, Harry Brisco, Bill Edwards, Ed Parham, Bob Criswell and Jerry Hajovsky.

Colorado County Citizen, July 10, 1986

Long, Darrell Dean

Wreck Claims Life of Weimar Teenager

Darrell D. Long, 17, who would have been a senior at Weimar High School this fall, was killed when his car overturned at 1:05 a.m. Sunday on FM 155 at the Mullins Prairie Store corner.

His two passengers, David Streckfus, 17, and Lawrence (Larry) Seaman, 30, were unhurt.

DPS Trooper Kenneth Schmidt of La Grange said Long’s car, a 1970 Chevrolet Malibu, was headed north as it approached the sharp curve. He said it left skid marks for about 500 yards as Long tried to make the turn. The car finally went into a sideway skid for 50 feet or so, made one complete flip, and landed on its top.

None of the occupants was thrown out. Schmidt said it appeared Long died of a head injury. Justice of the Peace Lloyd Goehring pronounced him dead at the scene.

The wreck site is 6.2 miles southeast of LaGrange.

It was the second time in four months that FM 155 had claimed a Weimar young person’s life. Emilia Wanjura was killed on the last day of March this year when her car missed a bridge.

Funeral services for Long were held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 14, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Father John Peters officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Sainz, Rubin Sainz, Gary Phelps, Andy Novak, Larry Seaman, and David Farley.

Darrell Dean Long was born Nov. 11, 1961, at Houston, a son of Harold Gene Long Sr. and Josephine Vanlee (Raabe Long) Peters. He and his family moved to Route 3, Weimar, in 1973. He was freshman class president, a member of the National Honor Society, and junior class president.

Darrell was a part-time employee of the Weimar Mercury.

Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Josephine Peters, and step-father, Eddy Peters, of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Sonja Ann Mica of Houston and Mrs. Sandra Rae Anders of Katy; one brother, Harold Gene Long Jr., and one step-brother, Leo Everett Peters, both of Weimar; his grandmother, Mrs. Ella Long of Baytown; and his grandfather, Alfred Raabe of Weimar. His father preceded him in death in 1974.

The Weimar Mercury, August 16, 1979
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Long, Harold Gene Sr.

Harold Long Funeral Held Here Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 24, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel here for Harold Gene Long Sr., 63, who died early on the morning of Nov. 22 of multiple cancer.

He had been ill about nine months and was in Youens Memorial Hospital for about a month. He had gone home and had been there just a day at the time of his death.

Rev. Charles Carolan officiated in the services. Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Long had lived in Houston the past 25 years, moving to Weimar when he had retired in June 1973. He had been the manager of Weldon’s Cafeteria and later a Stop-n-Go grocery, both in Houston. He also was superintendent of a construction firm there.

Born July 19, 1911, at Marshall, he was the oldest son of Thomas and Ella Woods [sic - Wood] Long. He married the former Josephine Raabe of Weimar in Houston in 1955.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Johnny (Sonja) Mica of Houston and Miss Sandra Rae Long of Weimar; two sons, Harold Gene Long, Jr. and Darrell Dean Long, both of Weimar; his mother, Mrs. Ella Long of Baytown; four sisters, Mrs. Jetta McConnell of Baytown, Mrs. Genevieve DeMoney of Marshall, Mrs. Laveda Cornwell of Groves, and Mrs. Lareda Well of Houston; and a brother, Huey P. Long of Houston.

His father and three brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Melvin Otto, Harvey Mica, Marvin Hrcek, J. T. DeMoney, Joe Adamcik, and Tye Holman.

[Submitter’s Note: His given name at birth was Hester Green Long. He did not like his name and later changed it, whether done legally or not is unknown.)

Weimar Mercury, November 28, 1974
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Long, Jeremy Wayne

Graveside Services for Jeremy Long

Jeremy Wayne Long, who was dead at birth on February 21 at Youens Memorial Hospital, was buried Friday, February 22, in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, with father Charles Carolan officiating.

Jeremy is survived by his parents Harold and Stefanie Long, his sister Jessica, 4, and brother Jason, 2 _, all of Weimar; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Janak of Hallettsville, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Peters of Weimar; and his paternal grandfather, Alfred Raabe of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Long, and uncle, Darrell Long, both of Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, February 28, 1985
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
(Submitter’s Note: Alfred Raabe was the paternal great-grandfather.)

Longmire, Elma Louise "Sis" (Harris)

Elma Louise "Sis" Longmire, 95, of Bonus, passed away Dec. 31, 2002 at Avalon Place in Wharton, following an extended illness.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1907 in Eagle Lake, to Thomas Sander and Mattie (Ussry) Harris. She married George Mason Longmire on Oct. 7, 1927 in Eagle Lake. The couple lived in Ft. Worth until 1940, then moved to the Bonus community in Wharton County. Mrs. Longmire was a very active member in the Bonus Baptist Church. She also belonged to the Wharton County Demonstration Club, Canasta Club, Community Sewing Club and the Eagle Lake Garden Club. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Matthews General Store, Parker's Variety Store, Priesmeyer's Department Store and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Clyde Thomas Harris; and sisters, Hattie Hazel Carter and Velma Lorena Sauers.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Joy Dromgoole; and grandchildren, Mack Wade Dromgoole, Dena Shea Gammill and LeShon Dromgoole all of Bonus.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 2, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Temple of Katy officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Mack Wade Dromgoole, Ari Gammill, Francis Krenek, Phillip Krenek, Jason Waller and John Waller.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Support, P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437.

Colorado County Citizen, January 8, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Longmire, George Mason

Services Held At 4:30 Wed. For George Longmire

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 4th at 4:30 p.m. for George Longmire, 62, well-known farmer and rancher in the Egypt area who died suddenly at his farm at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Longmire were feeding cattle and he was driving a tractor when the fatal heart attack struck. He stopped the tractor and then collapsed and died soon afterward.

The services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Banes, pastor of the Bonus Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: J. J. New, Henry Rutledge, Koy Sanders, Howard Fitzgerald, John Barts, and Jerome Barta.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elma Harris Longmire; one daughter, Mrs. Heyne Dromgoole, attending Texas A. and I. College; his mother, Mrs. Maude Longmire of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Wright of Fort Worth and Mrs. H. H. Barten of Columbus, and two brothers, W. B. Longmire and J. P. Longmire of Houston.

George Mason Longmire was born on August 8, 1896 in Eagle Lake to Mr. and Mrs. John Longmire. He resided in and around Eagle Lake during his entire life and was a prominent farmer – rancher. He was married to Elma Louise Harris on October 7, 1927 in Eagle Lake.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Eagle Lake.

Mr. Longmire was loved and respected by all who knew him and he leaves a host of friends who join in extending sympathy to the family in the loss of their loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 5, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Longoria, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Longoria

Elizabeth Longoria, 15, of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, February 3, 2003 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston following an extended battle with leukemia.

Elizabeth was a homebound student who participated in the Special Olympics from 1995 to 2000.

She was a life-long resident of Eagle Lake and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her parents, Pete and Carmel Longoria, and sister, Connie Longoria, all of Eagle Lake; maternal grandmother, Aurelia Leal of Crescent; paternal grandmother, Flora Longoria of Bonus; niece, Kali Celest Longoria of Eagle Lake; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Father Lawrence Matula officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were John Richard Perez, Alex Gonzales, Jonas Leal, Steve and Rene Longoria and Salvador Rodriguez.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 13, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Loomis, Hattie C.


In this place on the 28th inst, at the residence of W. B. Edwards, of inflamation of the brain, HATTIE C., daughter of Rev J. J. and Mary E. Loomis, aged three years, two months and six days.

"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither in the north wind's breeath,
And stars to set, but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, oh! death"

The flower is not withered—its fragrance hath not perished. God has transplanted it, and its fruitage is in Heaven. The prologue of suffering—the wail of earth's anguish and pain, is changed into the harping symphonies of endless bliss—the __ed epilogue of peace. Death is not death, but life. The grave is an illumined temple of apotheosis—a shrine of immortality—into which the loved one has gone to put on the vestments of Heaven. Saved by virtue of the atonement, the beautiful has been taken from the evil to come, earth's sorrows, and introduced to an eternity of progressive glory. May the mourning father and the grief-stricken mother, and the sorrowing friends and kindred, meet with the loved, the beautiful, the departed, up there in the starry sky, where the angels are. K. H. O. [burial place unknown]

Colorado Citizen, Saturday, July 3, 1858

Lopez, Adan

Adan Lopez

Adan Lopez, 68, of Eagle Lake passed away at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake following a sudden illness.

A native of Goliad County, he was born August 5, 1934, at El Charco to Valentin Lopez and Aurora Balboa Lopez.He was baptized in the Catholic Church in Runge and confirmed at San Isidro.

A former resident of Brenham, he had been a resident of the Eagle Lake and Pecan Valley area most of his life.

He and Corine Martinez were married in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 14, 1954. Lopez led a career as a heavy equipment operator and a commercial truck driver, retiring from Eagle Lake Concrete. He had currently been working for G & S Trucking of Eagle Lake.

Lopez served honorably with the U. S. Air Force during and after the Korean War as a specialist in weapons, fire fighting and aircraft rescue and was a member of American Legion Post 108 of Eagle Lake.

Preceded in death by his father; survivors include his devoted wife of 48 years, Corine Lopez of Eagle Lake; daughter, Mary Jane Faithauer and husband, Herbert Wayne of Brenham; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Juan E. Pena of San Antonio; sister, Onfalia Pena Rivera and husband, Raymond, of San Antonio; brothers, Everado Lopez of Duluth, Minnesota, and Juan E. Pena Jr. of Palmdale, California; grandchildren, April Fanelle Bilski and husband, Donald, and Anthony Brent Faithauer, all of Brenham; great granddaughters, Brittany and Shelby Bilski of Brenham; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

A vigil Service was held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Winkler presiding. A Rosary followed led by Rev. James Janish of St. Joseph's Parish of Honey Creek, near San Antonio.

Funeral Mass followed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, from the Parish of Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake with Rev. Eddie

Winkler, Rector, officiating.Other ministers included Javier Rios, Cross Bearer; Philip Soto, Lector; Donna Gertson, Cantor; Cynthia Sunderman, Organist; Ruby and Guadalupe Gasca, Gift Bearers; Paten Holders, Gayle Gertson and Javier Rios, Special Ministers of Communion; Guadalupe Gasca, Ruby Gasca and Jo Ann Gertson.

Pallbearers were David Delgado, Jim Klopsteck, Gayle Gertson, Jim Brainard, Eloy Resendez and Bob Barkley.

Flag Presentation and Taps were under the auspices of VFW Post 8783 of Eagle Lake. Cremation followed with private committal services to be held at a later date..

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 5, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Lopez, Cirilda (Soto)


Cirilda Soto Lopez, 72, of Bryan, passed away Aug. 13 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bryan following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Matthews, to Jose and Josefina (Barrientes) Soto. She was baptized on Oct. 16, 1932 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard, was raised in the Catholic faith and graduated from Wharton High School class of 1949. She married Blaz Lopez June 23, 1956 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jose Carranza; brothers, Phillip Soto, Sr. and Joe Soto; and sisters, Mary Cordova and Candida Saenz.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Laizette Carranza of Houston; sisters, Lola Valdez of Eagle Lake and Janie Guerrero of Houston; grandchildren, Richard Wayne, Christopher Lee and Crystal Renee Carranza; great-grandchildren, Ricky and Peyton Carranza; and daughter-in-law, Janie S. Carranza of Houston.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, from the Parish of the Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary of Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Latin Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers scheduled are Richard and Christopher Carranza, Alfred Cordova, Louis Soto, James Guerrero and Frank Valdez.

Colorado County Citizen, August 18, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lopez, Theresa A. (Steinhauser)


Theresa A. Steinhauser Lopez, 44, of Guy passed away June 16 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

She was born in Weimar May 7, 1959 to Frank and Marcelline (Fojtik) Steinhauser and married Oscar Lopez Sept. 18, 1978.

She was a food service cook for Prince Food Service and a member of St. Cyril and St. Methodius Catholic Church in Damon.

She was preceded in death her father; and infant brother, David Steinhauser.

She is survived by her husband; mother; daughter, Jennifer I. Lopez of Fairchild; son, Bennie Lopez of Guy; sister, Carolyn Ann Steinhauser McMillian of Columbus; and brother, Eugene Steinhauser of Columbus.

Funeral services were June 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Danny Lopez, Raul Lopez, Isidro Lopez, Kenny Capuchino, Michael Peikert and Jorge Martinez.

Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Lostracco, Tony Angelo Jr.

Tony Angelo Lostracco, Jr.

Oct. 3, 1958 - July 6, 2006

Tony Angelo Lostracco, Jr., better known to all as “Tal” went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 6, 2006 after a short illness in Tyler, Texas.

Tal was born October 3, 1958, in Freeport, Texas.

Tal is survived by: his mother, Kathy Lostracco and step-father, Howard Austin of Katy, Texas and his father, Tony A. Lostracco, Sr. and step-mother Theresa of Weimar, Texas; sister Terri Rafter and her husband Mike; nephew Russell and niece Lauren, all of Bay City, Texas.

Also surviving Tal is paternal grandfather, Angelo P. Lostracco of Nacogdoches and may aunts, uncles, cousins, loving friends, colleagues and his beloved and faithful dog, Gilly.

Tal was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Van and Ruby Herring, paternal grandmother Opal Lostracco, uncle Carl Lostracco and aunts Dianne Alsobrook and Christine Howland.

Tal graduated from Katy High School in 1977, where his love for theater was nurtured under the direction of Bo Williamson. He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and later received his Master of Science Degree in Theater from Lamar University.

He taught theater and speech at the junior high, high school and collegiate levels for 20 years. At the time of his death, he was head of the theater department at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.

Tal was best known across the state of Texas for sharing his love of acting and theater with thousands of students and teachers while conducting numerous workshops and clinics in preparation for the UIL One-Act Play contest in which he had participated since his freshman year of high school.

His expertise was highly sought after for judging at all levels of the One-Act Play contest, culminating with his judging the Conference A state meet contest in 2005.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Tal was held on Friday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Athens High School Auditorium Annex. A reception will follow at the TVCC Theater.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tal Lostracco Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Care of Lostracco Realty, PO Box 668, Weimar, Texas, 78962. [Memorial at Lostracco Cemetery]

Bay City Tribune, July 16, 2006
Contributed by Terri Rafter

Lott, Howard L.


Howard L. Lott, 70, of Eagle Lake, passed away April 4, at Triumph Hospital of Southwest Houston in Sugar Land.

A native of Polk County, he was born in Bering on Dec. 6, 1932 to Joseph Calvin and Pearl Minnie (Herring) Lott. He was a graduate of Jeff Davis High School in Houston and led careers with Entex in Houston and the City of Eagle Lake. Lott had been a resident of Eagle Lake since 1980 and retired from the city in 1994. He and Ernestine Contreras were married in Eagle Lake on March 28, 1981. Lott served honorably as an aviation machinist's mate airman with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Joseph Lott.

He is survived by his wife; children, Denise and Gilbert Arellano of Ft. Worth, Kimberly Ann Lott of Eagle Lake, Tracy Lott of Colorado Springs, Colo., Miles Lott of Houston, Miguel Lott of Houston, Timothy Paul and Kim Jones of Eagle Lake; sister, Therma Dominy of Huntsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Nita Lott of Ft. Worth, Jim and Joyce Lott of Longview; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted April 7, from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Mario Vasquez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Getsemani of Eagle Lake, officiating. Sister-in-law, Mrs. Larry "Sylvia" Contreras was a soloist. Entombment followed at Lakeside Mausoleum in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Miles Lott, Miguel Lott, Timothy P. Jones, Steve Torrez, Gregory Contreras, Rupert Contreras. Alternates: Christopher and Bradley Kulow.

The family has requested memorials be made to Rice District Community Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, TX 77434

Colorado County Citizen, April 9, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Loughridge, Albert H.


Albert H. Loughridge, 75, of Houston, passed away Monday, February 23, 1987 in a local hospital after a long illness. He retired from Shell Oil Refinery in 1974 after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Sons of Hermann. Survivors: Wife, Dena Loughridge, Houston; Daughter, Patricia Noerr, Houston; Son, Joe Burger, Conroe; grandchildren, Paula Owens, Margaret Pollicove, Joe Burger Jr., Stephen Burger, Susan Noerr; five great-grandchildren; nephew, Dick Loughridge; numerous great nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1:30 Wednesday, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Chapel, Pastor Alfred Toerne officiating. Interment Forest park Lawndale Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale, 928-5141

The Houston Post, Tuesday, February 4, 1987
Submitted by Catherine Balusek Ryan

Loughridge, Flossie E.


Mrs. Flossie E. Loughridge, 85, passed away Sunday, May 8, 1977 in Columbus, Texas. Houston resident for many years. Member of the Methodist Church. Survivors: Son, Albert H. Loughridge, Houston. Grandchildren, Mrs. Billie Morgan, Houston, and Richard Neal Loughridge, Spring, Texas. 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Chapel with Pastor Richard Isenford officiating. Interment Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kevin Bratcher, Rick Bracher, Joe R. Burger, Robert Noerr, Hubert Munsch, Hubert Scott. FOREST PARK LAWNDALE FUNERAL HOME, 6900 Lawndale Avenue, 928-5141.

The Houston Post, May 9, 1977
Submitted by Catherine Balusek Ryan

Loughridge, Ligon L.


Ligon L. Loughridge, 11945 Hwy. 75 North, passed away Sunday. Member of the Riverside Methodist Church. Manager of Dick's Hickory Pit. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Lois Loughridge; son, Dick Loughridge; daughter, Mrs. Billie Pringle; brother, Albert Loughridge; mother, Mrs. Flossie E. Loughridge, all of Houston; six grandsons; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday Earthman's Gulf Freeway Chapel, Rev. Keith Kellow officiating. Interment in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Floyd Foster, Robert Craham, Rob Noerr, Tom Crawford, Hubert Scott, Roy Berger. Earthman Funerals, 6330 Gulf Freeway, exit 6, 644-1641.

The Houston Chronicle, Tuesday, February 3, 1970
Submitted by Catherine Balusek Ryan

Loughridge, Lois Agnes


Lois Agnes Loughridge, 68, died May 31, 1984. Survivors: Son, Richard Loughridge, Spring; daughter, Billie Langford, Houston; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Corine Munsch, Webster, Mabel Cochrane, Marble Falls, and Billie Brodt, Pearland. Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 1984, Earthman Gulf Freeway Chapel, The Rev. Jeremiah Ward officiating. Interment: Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Houston Chronicle, Friday, June 1, 1984
Submitted by Catherine Balusek Ryan

Lowe, Annie Mae (McGrew)

Annie Mae McGrew Lowe
September 10, 1929 - January 29, 2004

Annie Mae McGrew Lowe of Altair passed away Thursday, January 29, 2004.

On September 10, 1929, a daughter was born to Willis Sr. and Mamie Campbell McGrew. They named her Annie Mae McGrew.

Born and raised in Vox Populi, she grew up and attended school in Colorado County.

In 1947 Annie Mae married Theodore Lowe Jr. and started a family. Eleven children were born to this union. The family resided in Altair where Annie Mae was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband; both parents; three brothers, Willis McGrew Jr., Arizona McGrew and Freddie (Bunny) McGrew; and one grandson, Cedrick Lowe.

She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Linnard Lowe (Barbara), Ray Lowe (Joyce), Theodore Lowe III (Mazel), Norris Lowe (Peggy), Glen Lowe and Elvis Lee Lowe; daughters, Dorothy Lowe, Cheryl Lowe, Danette Lowe, Barbara Lowe and Annette Lowe; grandchildren, Fenyang Lowe, Jessie Scott, Fredrick Lowe, Takiesha Lowe, Jason Lowe and Andre Lowe; step-grandchildren, Tracy Davis and Michael Davis; sisters, Narsetta McGrew Haynes and Leoma McGrew Hurd; one great-granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7, at 1 p.m. from South Point Baptist Church in Garwood with Rev. Truman Scott Jr. officiating.

Interment followed at Williams Paradise Cemetery in Vox Populi.

Final arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Jerome Haynes, Larry Haynes Sr., Larry Henderson Sr., David Wayne Jones, Norman Henderson Jr., and Don Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Linnard Lowe, Theodore Lowe III, Glen Lowe, Ray Lowe, Norris Lowe, and Elvis Lowe.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, February 12, 2004
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Lowe, Ben Vineyard


Ben Vineyard Lowe, 59, negro rice farmer of Garwood, was killed instantly about midnight Monday when his car left the highway and collided with a concrete culvert abutment.

The driver, alone in the car, was thrown through the windshield by the impact, according to Highway Patrolman W. M. Yeary, who investigated.

The officer said there was no indication of what had caused the car to leave the pavement and hit the culvert. The car, a 1952 Mercury with approximately 2,000 miles on the speedometer, was damaged an estimated $800. [Interment in Williams Paradise Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, October 31, 1952, page 1

Lowe, Bruce W.

Bruce W. Lowe, 42, of Sheridan, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994 at an Abilene, Texas medical center.

Born July 1, 1952, in Fort Stockton, he was the son of Frank and Betty (Prossser) Lowe. On Nov. 16, 1982, he married Nancy Fleming Lowe. A truck driver, Mr. Lowe had resided in Sheridan since 1989.

Graveside services were held Dec. 27, at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with Rev. Brendt Pittman officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife and his mother, Mrs. Betty Hooker, both of Sheridan; three daughters, Tammy Sheffield, and Krystle Sheffield, all also of Sheridan; son Bruce Lowe Jr. of Sheridan; sisters Cheryl Poole of Houston, Kaye Weaver of Onalaska, Texas and Marie Hamm of Fruita, Colo.; and his brother Frank Lowe Jr. of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 28, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Lowe, Frank E., Sr.

Frank E. Lowe Sr., 60, of Sheridan died February 24 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston following a sudden illness. Mr. Lowe, a resident of Colorado County most of his life, was born in San Antonio on May 18, 1928, a son of Paul K. Lowe Sr. and Marguerite Lowe. A member of the Houston Fire Department, Mr. Lowe retired in 1973 after nearly 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Frances Lowe. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Poole and Kay Weaver, both of Houston, and Marie Hamn of Colorado; two sons, Frank Lowe Jr. of Houston and Bruce Lowe of Spring; two sisters, Therisa Smith of Spring and Nan Toothman of Kansas; three brothers, Paul Lowe Jr. of Kansas, Bill Lowe of Spring, and Kim Lowe of Houston; 13 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside services were held from the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island on Tuesday, Feb. 28 with Rev. Charles Runk, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, officiating. Burial followed. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 2, 1989
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Lowe, Frank Wilson

Frank W. Lowe Funeral Services Held At Rock Island

Funeral services for Frank W. Lowe, 72, of San Antonio were held Sunday afternoon at Rock Island Methodist Church, Rev. Clayton MacMahill officiating. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Mr. Lowe died Saturday in San Antonio. He was born June 13, 1866 in Davis County, Iowa. He has been in the employ of the Houston Electric Co. of San Antoniio.

Survivors are his wife, four daughters and two sons. Arrangements were made by Columbus Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1939

Lowe, John J. Kim


John J. Kim Lowe, 65, of Houston, passed away March 26 at Spring Branch Medical Center in Houston.

He was born in Columbus, Jan. 6, 1939 to Paul K. Lowe Sr. and Marguerette Lucille (Falardeau) Lowe. He was a retired yellow cab operator and member of Shady Acres Baptist church in Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Therese Smith; and brothers, Paul K. Lowe Jr., Frank E. Lowe and William F. Lowe.

He is survived by his wife, Ana Lowe; daughters, Wilma F. Lowe and Sandra A. Lowe of Houston; son, John A. Lowe of Houston; sister, Nan Tuthman of Salina, Kan.; and two grandchildren, Amarosa L. Lowe and Gabrilla S. Lowe of Houston.

Graveside services were conducted March 30 at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with the Rev. Carl Wright officiating.

The Colorado County Citizen, March31, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lowe, Laura Etta (Wilkinson)

Rock Island Item
(By Mrs. M. J. Nicewander)

Last Rites Held For Mrs. Laura Lowe, Formerly of R. Is.

Funeral services were held in Rock Island Saturday afternoon, December 20th at the Methodist Church for Mrs. Laura Lowe, a former Rock Island resident, who passed away Wednesday in Kerrville. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Mrs. Lowe was 83 years of age and had been in ill health for a long while.

Her son, Clyde Lowe and family of Houston and a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Rttick and son of Beaumont were joined by a number of friends from Houston to attend the services here in charge of the Rev. Jordan Mann, pastor of the Methodist Church of Columbus.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 23, 1952

Lowe, Marguerette L.(Falardeau)

Rock Island Item
(By Mrs. M. J. Nicewander)

Funeral services for Marguerite Falardeau Lowe of Rock Island were held at the Catholic Church in Columbus at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the pastor of the Weimar Catholic Church conducting the service.

She was born December 7, 1899, in Big Rapids, Michigan, and had made her home with the family in Rock Island for the past several years. Mrs. Lowe passed away Monday at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Paul Lowe, six children, and her father, Eli V. K. Falardeau of San Antonio. Interment was made in Lyrtle [Myrtle] Cemetery at Rock Island Tuesday afternoon.
. . .
Mrs. Frank Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Falardeau, Mrs. Tommie Fanelle and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson of San Antonio were here Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Paul Lowe.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 20, 1939

Lowe, William F. (Bill)

William (Bill) F. Lowe, 67, of Houston passed away March 12 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Sheridan, Aug. 9, 1934, to Paul Kinsel and Marguerite Lucille (Salardeau) Lowe.

He is survived by his wife, Isabelle Lowe; children, John, Jason and Joshua Lowe, Anna Alexiou and Marvin Pineda; sister, Nan Toothman; brother, John Kim Lowe; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted March 14 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel in Houston. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Colorado County Citizen, March 20, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Lowery, John R.


It is sad, that we announce the death of John R. Lowery, a pupil of Prof. Holt’s school, who died of pneumonia on the 4th last., at 5 o’clock, p.m., at the residence of W. K. Little, near Oakland. His remains were carried to Weimar for burial in the Odd Fellows’ Rest.

Colorado Citizen, December 10, 1885


We regret to chronicle the death of Johnny Lowery, son of our esteemed friend Mr. Joe Lowrey[sic]. John was 17 years old. He died of pneumonia at the residence of Mr. Wm. Little, near Oakland, last Friday at 12 M. We offer our deepest sympathies to the bereaved parent and others of the family.

Colorado Citizen, December 10, 1885

A notice of the death of Johnny Lowry[sic], son of J. R. Lowery, of this place was written last week but there was a quantity of local matter written that there there was not room for in the paper, and this notice was unintentionally left out with other items. Johnny died of pneumonia six miles south of Weimar on the 4th inst, after a painful illness of several days, and was buried the next day in the masonic graveyard at Weimar. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Gimlet, December 17, 1885

Dunlavy, Robert H. &

Lowrey, Andew Stephens/Steve A.

Former Weimar Citizens Die at Columbus and Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake and Columbus papers of the past week recorded the death of two former citizens of this city and section -- Mr. Robert Dunlavy at Eagle Lake, and Mr. A. S. Steve Lowrey at Columbus.

Robert Dunlavy, near relative of the Holloway families and W. S. Shaver of this city died at Eagle Lake Saturday morning of last week. He had been in ill health for some time past, we understand. Mr. Dunlavy in previous years had often visited Weimar, and was well and favorably known to many of our people. He leaves a widow (formerly Miss Flora Secrest) one daughter, Miss Thelma Blanche, and one son, Clyde. He was 59 years of age at time of death. He was born and raised at Fayetteville. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at Columbus, Rev. J. C. Wilson officiating. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

The other death referred to was Mr. A. S. (Steve) Lowrey, whose death occurred at the family home in Columbus Wednesday of last week. Mr. Lowrey had been in feeble health for some time past, but was able to be up and down town the Saturday preceding his death. He was taken seriously ill on Sunday, we understand, and the decline came so quickly he was unable to be present at the funeral of his brother, Mr. John A. Lowery, his own death following that of his brother John by two days. The remains were buried at Eagle Lake.

A. S. Lowrey was born in Webster county, Georgia in 1849. His family came to Texas in 1869. He lived in Weimar for many years, and it was here while engaged in carpenter work in one of the brick buildings now occupied by the Boettcher Company that he sustained a fall which crippled him for life. He was on a scaffold engaged in work on the ceiling when he lost his balance and fell to the floor beneath, sustaining an awful break of one of his legs, the bones being splintered and protruding through the flesh. Mr. Lowrey later moved to Columbus, and had resided there some twenty-three years prior to his death. He was a good man, true as steel to his friends, honest, upright, a devoted husband and father, and his death is sincerely deplored.

He leaves his widow, two sons, Walker of Houston and Charles of Columbus, three brothers, Joe R. Lowrey of Alabama, Frank Lowrey of North Texas and George Lowrey of Houston and one sister, Mrs. Henry C. Thomas of Ramsey, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of many old time citizens and neighbors is extended.

Weimar Mercury, October 10, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mr. A. S. Lowery

The death of Mr. A. S. Lowrey occurred at his home in the city yesterday afternoon at 3:30, following a period of feeble health and a severe illness of a few days.  Mr. Lowrey walked down town last Saturday and had been confined to his bed since Sunday.  Funeral services will be held at the residence this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 and interment will take place at the Eagle Lake cemetery.  Mr. A. S. Lowrey was born in Webster County, Georgia, March 23rd, 1849.  He came to Texas with his parents in 1869 and to Columbus some twenty three years ago.  During the past years he has conducted a boarding house here.  He was a prominent and loyal citizen, entering into local matters and always doing his duty to his community and country.  His death followed that of his older brother John A., by two days.

The Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1930
Submiitted by David Hahn

Lowrey, Annie Laura (Cohen)

Mrs. Annie Lowrey, 64, Buried Here After Houston Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Laura Lowrey, 64, who died Saturday night at her home in Houston, were held Monday morning at Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home in Houston, with Rev. J. C. Knowles officiating. She was buried in Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery that afternoon.

Mrs. Lowrey, a niece of the late Dr. C. Cook, lived in Weimar many years ago. The former Annie Laura Cohen, she was a native of Carrollton, Ala. She had lived in Houston the past 17 years and was a frequent visitor in the home of Mrs. Cook here. Mrs. Lowrey was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include on e son, E. T. Lowrey Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Ala; a sister, Mrs. O. C. Gerhardt, of Houston; and one granddaughter.

The Weimar Mercury, November 6, 1953
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Lowrey, Ellen Virginia (Scates)

Mrs. Jennie Lowrey, wife of Mr. James Lowrey, a well known and respected citizen of this place, died last Sunday morning at the family residence, after a lingering illness of many months duration of consumption. Mrs. Lowrey was an exemplary christian lady, a fond and devoted wife and mother, and possessing many friends. She was a daughter of the late Col. Skates[sic], a well-known citizen of Osage in the early days of this county. She leaves an almost heart-broken husband and one son. Her remains were laid to rest last Sunday afternoon at the Masonic cemetery, the burial service being touchingly performed by Rev. T. O __lle_. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereft ones in this sad affliction.

Weimar Mercury, April 21, 1894
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson.

Lowrey, Emmie Elizabeth (Rabel)

Rites Held for Mrs. W. H. Lowrey, Accident Victim

Funeral services for Mrs. Wiley H. Lowrey, 49, of Hillsboro, who died in a Waco hospital August 14, were held Friday morning from the First Methodist Church of Hillsboro, with Rev. Leslie W. Seymour of Waco and Rev. Hubert Smith of Waxahachie officiating.

Mrs. Lowrey, the former Miss Emmie Elizabeth Rabel of here, was one of nine injured in a head-on collision of two cars, which also took the life of a National Guard sergeant in the other car. Two sergeants and a girl were in the car which crashed about 11 o’clock Saturday night into the car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey, their son, Newell and daughter, Madlyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oncken of San Antonio, who were returning to Hillsboro from Waco. All the others in the Lowrey party were badly injured with the exception of Newell Lowrey, who received slight bruises and cuts and was later released from the hospital. The others are in Waco hospitals recovering from numerous broken bones, cuts, bruises and shock.

A profusion of beautiful flowers banked the altar and choir loft of the church where a large cross of white gladioli, carnations and lilies formed the background. Burial was made in Ridge Park Cemetery at Hillsboro. Pallbearers were John Hunt, John Patterson, Robert Marshall, T. C. Eubanks, L. C. Penny, and Dr. R. N. Beskow.

Mrs. Lowrey was born in Weimar February 22, 1890, the daughter of Frank and Teresa Rabel. She was married to Mr. Lowrey June 7, 1922, at Weimar, where they lived for four years while he was postmaster here. In about 1925 they moved to Dallas, where Mr. Lowrey was with the Texas Power and Light Company, and two years later moved to Hillsboro where he was made manager of the company’s Hillsboro office.

Mrs. Lowrey is survived by her husband, a son, Newell; a daughter, Madlyn; six brothers, Joe, Fred and August all of Weimar, Emil of Columbus, Frank of Strawn, Texas, and Adolf of Waco; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Seifert of Weimar, Mrs. Geo. Hillje and Mrs. Walter Oncken, both of San Antonio.

Attending the funeral from here were Fred Rabel, Mr. and Mrs. August Rabel, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seifert, Edward Seifert, Ray Seifert, Miss Mildred Seifert and Ed Rabel. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Rabel and Vernon Frank attended from Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1948
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Lowrey, James C.


James C. Lowrey, an old and honored citizen of this place, died Monday morning at the residence of his son, W. B. Lowrey, after a long illness, aged 72 years, and the remains were interred in the Masonic Cemetery Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. J. E. Stack, pastor of the Baptist Church, performing a touching burial service. Mr. Lowrey had been in ill health for a number of years prior to his death, but bore his sufferings uncomplainingly and with christian resignation He was an honorable, good citizen, a kind neighbor, true friend, ever ready to do a good turn for any and everyone, highly esteemed by all and his death is sincerely deplored. Surviving him are a son, W. B. Lowrey of this city, two brothers, John and Steve Lowrey, at Columbus, two brothers in Georgia, one in North Texas, another brother, George, at Eagle Lake, and one sister, Mrs. H. C. Thomas, at Eagle Lake, to whom our heartfelt condolence is extended.

Weimar Mercury, November 8, 1918
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson.

Lowrey, Janie M. (Glithero)

Mrs. Charles Lowrey Dies; Last Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services were held in St. John’s Episcopal church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Charles Lowrey, 66, who died in Hermann hospital at Houston shortly after midnight Saturday.

The Rev. James H. Watt officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Untermeyer Funeral home was in charge.

Mrs. Lowrey, who had been in Columbus hospital since Dec. 13, was taken to Houston for further treatment shortly before she died.

Born in Columbus Oct. 20, 1897, she was a daughter of Charles and Kate Miller Glithero. She and Mr. Lowrey were married Oct. 4, 1916.

They lost a son, Russell, 36-year old World War II veteran, in 1955. Mrs. Lowrey is survived by her husband and another son, Jack, of Brenham, and 2 grandsons, David and Russell Lowrey.

Surviving sisters and brothers include Donald Glithero, Houston; Freelan Glithero, Glidden; Mrs. Frank Untermeyer, Thomas W. Glithero and Mrs. Allen Reyer of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Edgar Litzmann, Lester Hastedt, E. G. Miller, W. H. Miekow, E. H. Baumgart Jr. and Dick Lynton.

Among relatives from out of town at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Schultz, Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lowrey and family of Lake Jackson, Mrs. Maude Chapman, Mrs. Nettie Lowrey, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lowrey and daughter Judy of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 23, 1963, page 6

Lowrey, John Alexander

Former Weimar Man Dies At Columbus

Mr. John Lowrey, former Weimar citizen died in Columbus Monday and the remains were brought to this city for interment in the family lot here [Weimar Masonic Cemetery] Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Lowrey in years gone by lived here and was regarded as one of our leading, best citizens. He was an old Confederate soldier, and in the Civil War served his beloved Southland faithfully and well.

For a number of years he has made his home in Columbus with his daughter, Mrs. Sallie Cone. One brother, Joe R. Lowrey, lives in Alabama, and another Steve Lowrey, lives in Columbus. W. B. Lowrey of this city is a nephew of the deceased.

Mr. Lowrey was a splendid man, a typical old time Southerner, and his death even at his advanced age has caused a feeling of sadness to pervade the hearts of his many friends thuout (sic) this section.

Weimar Mercury, October 2, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mr. John A. Lowrey

Death came to one of our oldest citizens Monday, bringing sadness and sorrow to the entire community.  John A. Lowrey, 87, laid down the burdens of this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sallie Cone, after a fight of several weeks for survival.  He had been in feeble health for nearly a year, but had been up and around until a few weeks ago.  The grim reaper triumphed at about four o' clock Monday evening.  During his last illness he was always cheerful, joking about little things and seldom if ever uttering a complaint.  One of the saddest features of the case was the sorrow of his twin brother in Alabama at his inability to be by the beside of his pal.  Funeral services were held at the residence of his grand daughter, Mrs. Ned Burford, at 2:30 Tuesday and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at Weimar, Rev. A. Guyon of the local Methodist Church officiating.  Pall bearers were L. S. Lawrence, A. W. Hahn, S. A. Harbert, Brandon Fitzpatrick, John Adkins and J. E. Hester.

The Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1930
Submitted by David Hahn

Lowrey, Mollie

The death of that estimable, christian lady, Mrs. Mollie Lowrey, wife of John Lowrey of Rosenberg, which occurred last Tuesday morning in this city at the residence of Mr. J. J. Armstrong, was indeed deeply regretted by the people of our community. Mrs. Lowrey was visiting in our city, and her death, caused from some heart trouble, was both sudden and unexpected. Her remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Wednesday morning., She was a pure. sweet woman, the possessor of friends where ever known, and her death has brought sorrow to many hearts. god pity and contort the bereaved ones, is our sincere prayer.

Weimar Mercury, November 3, 1900

Lowrey, Olivia Aquilla (Townsend)


Mrs. W. B. Lowrey, former Weimar resident who had been living in Kinkard Nursing Home at Hillsboro for some time, died there at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the age of 89.  Services were held Friday afternoon, July 12, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.  Rev. Howard MacAllister, pastor of First Methodist Church here, of which she was still a member, officiated assisted by Rev. Guy Perdue of First Methodist Church at Hillsboro.  The former Miss Olevia Aquilla Townsend, she was born August 24, 1873, at Columbus.  Her parents moved to Weimar during her early childhood, and spent most of her life here.  She was married to W. B. Lowrey Nov. 12, 1895, and he preceded her in death in 1937.  Surviving are three sons, Wiley H. Lowrey of Hillsboro, Walter B. Lowrey Jr. and Kent H. Lowrey, both of Houston; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. E. H. (Netta) Smith of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1963
Submitted by David Hahn

Lowrey, Russell Gordon

Russell Lowrey’s Last Rites Held New Year’s Eve.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve for Russell Gordon Lowrey, 37, who died in Youens hospital at Weimar Thursday night. The services were in St. John’s Episcopal church with Rev. James Hudson officiating and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest. Untermeyer Funeral home was in charge.

Mr. Lowrey underwent an operation in Galveston in May 1954 for a brain tumor. He became well enough several months following the operation to resume his duties as assistant cashier at Columbus State Bank, but several weeks ago he became ill again and later sank into a coma from which he never rallied.

Born in Columbus May 6, 1918, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowrey. His mother was the former Janie Glithero. He graduated from Columbus High school in 1935 and worked for the Everett Bros. Store in Alleyton until he entered the army during World War II. He served 4 years, 16 months of which were spent in Rheime, France.

After his discharge from the army, Russell attended the University of Texas, receiving his B. A. Degree in 1949. Upon his return home he joined the bank here.

He was a former junior warden in St. John’s church and had belonged to the American Legion and the University of Texas Ex-Student association.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Jack Lowrey, and a nephew, David Lowrey, of Navasota.

Pallbearers were Doyle Betts, George Jochetz, Gaines Moore and Riley Williams of Houston and Sam K. Seymour III, Delmar Fehrenkamp, Gus Miller Jr., Albert Hahn, O. P. Moore Jr. and John Wegenhoft of Columbus.

Others from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Schultz and Mr. and Mrs. James Howell, Austin; Harold Weatherbee, Rockdale; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lott, Mrs. Blanch Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Lowrey Jr., Mrs. W. W. Lowrey Sr. and Mrs. Gaines Moore, Houston, Dick Lowrey, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Glithero, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Semmier, Ganado; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Kingsbury; Mrs. Buster Blumber, Seguin; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gertson, Lissie.

Colorado County Citizen, January 5, 1956, page 1

Lowrey, Walter B. Sr.

Prominent Citizen Goes To His Reward

After a lingering illness that lasted for many months, the poor, tired spirit of our good friend and fellow-townsman, Mr. Walter B. Lowrey, Sr., succumbed to the inevitable early Tuesday morning and winged its flight Heavenward, for in our mind, knowing Walter Lowrey since early boyhood and knowing the life he led, we know that Heaven was his destination. He led a good, clean life always, was never known to speak ill of his fellow-man, always anxious to do all the good he could in this life, an exemplary husband and father, law abiding citizen, Christian gentleman, none knew him but to admire and praise his upright character and sturdy manhood. He will indeed be missed by his large circle of friends throughout this section.

The funeral took place at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted at the family home by Rev. J. H. E. Willmann, his late pastor. It was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings, attesting the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow-men. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

If we are not mistaken, he was born and raised in this section or community. The writer knew him from the time he was quite a young boy, and he filled various positions of trust during his life-time. For many years he was carrier of mail on old Rural Route No. 4. and among the patrons along he was greatly beloved. A few years ago he was retired by the postoffice department, and since that time he had no regular occupation. However, ill health beset him soon after his retirement, so he was really unable to do much in the way of work.
Walter Lowrey was one of the cleanest, steadiest, best men we ever knew. He was strictly honest, a quiet, lawabiding citizen, a devoted husband and father....

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Wiley of Hillsboro, Walter B. and Kent of Houston, and several grandchildren, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1937
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson.

Luchak, Lisa Renee

Lisa Renee Luchak, 33, of Weimar, TX passed away on June 15, 2012 in Weimar. She was born on October 6, 1978 to Kenneth and Suzanne (Glenn) Luchak in Houston, TX.

Lisa is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Sue Luchak of Weimar, TX; brother, Stephen Luchak and wife Heather of Austin, TX and their children Lily and Lola Luchak; and grandparents, Steve and Evelyn
(Kubenka) Luchak.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas and a Rosary being at 6:30 p.m., Sunday. Mass services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, Texas with Fr John Bily officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.

Memorials are suggested to the Luchak Memorial Fund, % Texana Center - Tracy Shaw, 4910 Airport Ave., Bldg. B, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Austin American-Statesman, June 17, 2012
Submitted by Ron New

Luck, Stella (Bauer)

Mrs. T. P. Luck’s Funeral Held At Columbus

Columbus, Oct. 4 – Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. T. P. Luck, 62, who died at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Luck, daughter of an old pioneer Columbus family, was an enthusiastic worker in the Episcopal church. She was married to T. P. Luck of Columbus, who operated the Luck Bottling Works until his death.

Mrs. Luck is survived by one sister, Mrs. R. L. Roberson of Beaumont. Services will be from the Columbus Funeral home with Rev. J. W. E. Alrey of Houston officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, October 10, 1941
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Luckett, Melton S.

Glidden Child Dies

Melton, the 23 months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Luckett of Glidden died last Saturday, following an illness of about ten days with measles. Funeral services were held Monday and interment effected at Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated.

Sympathy of our people goes out to the sorrowing parents.

Colorado Citizen, July 3, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Lucko, Ernest Walter

Ernest Lucko Funeral Services Held July 2

Ernest Walter Lucko, 70, of Weimar died June 29 at his home.  Funeral services were held July 2 at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Doug McLemore officiating.  Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Lucko was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Borden to Rena Trojan and Walter Lucko.  He attended Oak Grove School.  He served in the National Guard in Columbus.

He was married to Margaret Brunkenhoefer, who preceded him in death in 1988.

Mr. Lucko worked in construction, cattle ranching and BBQ cooking.  He lived in this area all his life.  He was president of his family’s cemetery, Miller Creek Cemetery.

He married Eleonora Freis Lucko  July 15, 1997 in Weimar.

He is survived by his wife Eleonora Lucko of Weimar; three step-daughters, Beverly Nunn of Weimar, Peggy Jurica of Columbus and Suzie Ulrich of Weimar; three sisters, Pauline Jones, Gladys Pesak and Ann Lucko all of Weimar; six step-grandchildren; 13 nieces and nephews; and 17 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Erna Lucko; wife, Margaret (Brunkenhoefer) Lucko; stepdaughter Barbara Kalden; and two brothers, Leonard and Owen Lucko.

Pallbearers were Douglas Pesak, Robert Pesak, Kenneth Pesak, Marshall Herzik, Joseph Pesak Jr., John Paul Pesak.

Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Vornsand, Shakey Jones, Edwin (Peanut) Kansteiner, Gaylon (Cotton) Kalden, Wilbert Lucko, Paul Lucko, Greg Ulrich, Larry Nunn, Paul Jurica, Walter Guthmann Jr., Joseph Pesak Sr., Harvey Fishbeck, Paul Hattermann, Leo Pavlik, Wilbert Olsovsky, Leroy Rosenauer, George Tofel, Hilliard Till, and Norbert Banse.

The Weimar Mercury  July 12, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Lucko, Leonard

Borden Youth Killed Accidentally

Lenard Lucko, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lucko of the Borden-Oak Grove community, died last Saturday, Jan 29, from wounds received when a shotgun was accidently discharged, the load of No. 7 shot striking the youth in the right leg just below the knee. The boy was first brought to Weimar for treatment and later taken to Columbus to a hospital, where he died shortly afterwards from loss of blood and shock.

As reported to the Mercury, young Lenard and his brother, Ernest, 12, had been out hunting rabbits. Upon returning from the hunt Ernest was unloading the 12-gauge shotgun when it was discharged, the full force of the load striking the younger boy in his right leg.

Lenard Lucko was born at the family home near Borden, and was a student of the Oak Grove school. Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in the Millers Creek Cemetery, the Rev. G. Wolf officiating.l

Survivors include his parents, three sister, Gladys, Pauline and Augusta; two brothers, Ernest and Owen.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1944

Lucko, Owen Louis

Accident is Fatal To Borden Youth

Owen Lucko, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lucko of Borden, was instantly killed Monday evening when a hay rake he was disengaging from a tractor pinned him against the tractor, breaking his neck.

His parents tried frantically, but unsucessfully[sic], to free him, and both were injured in the attempt. Mr. Lucko, trying to lift the heavy machine, strained his back, and Mrs. Lucko wrenched a knee so that it had to be put in a cast.

Had they been able to free him immediately, it would not have helped. Owen’s spinal cord had been severed by the force of the blow. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Youens Hospital here.

Mr. Lucko was about 150 yards away from Owen when the tragic accident occurred, and Mrs. Lucko was at the house, about a quarter of a mile away. The father and son had been raking and baling hay and Owen was detaching the rake to attach a trailer.

Mrs. Lucko heard her husband’s cries for help and drove to the hayfield in the car.

The tractor-drawn rake is equipped with a jack, which Owen had put down, but apparently had set on an uneven piece of ground. He was leaning down from the tractor, attempting to complete the job, when the jack fell allowing a part of the rake to fall against the tractor, pinning him between.

The accident occurred shortly before 6 in the evening.

It was the second time in little more than a decade that death had struck cruelly in the Lucko family. In January of 1944 they lost an 8-year-old son, Leonard, in a gunshot accident.

Funeral services for Owen were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, with burial in Miller Creek Cemetery near Borden.

Born March 29, 1941, at Borden, Owen was a 6th grader in Weimar Public School.

In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Ernest, of Borden; three sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Pauline) Whisenhunt of Burras, La., Mrs. Joseph E. Pesak of Boling Texas, and Miss Augusta Ann Lucko of Borden; and his grandmother, Mrs. Paul Lucko of Fort Worth.

Weimar Mercury, December 3, 1854, page 1

Lucko, Walter August

Walter Lucko Funeral Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Walter August Lucko 76, were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, from Faith Lutheran Church, Weimar, with burial in Miller Creek Cemetery. Pastor Robert Cordes officiated.

Mr. Lucko, a farmer of the Borden-Oak Grove area, died Sunday, Oct. 3, at Youens Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been hospitalized for six days.

Born Aug. 23, 1906, at Malone, Hill County, a son of Paul and Alvina (Trojan) Lucko, he married Erna Trojan there on Sept. 18, 1926, and they settled in this area. He was a member of Herman Sons.

His wife survives, along with one son, Ernest Lucko, and three daughters, Gladys Pesak, Pauline Jones and August Ann Lucko, all of Weimar; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Lucko of Temple and Alvin Lucko of Fort Worth; and two sisters, Lucille Day of Fort Worth and Ann Young of Burleson.

Two sons, Leonard and Owen, and two brothers, Charlie and Alfred Lucko, preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Pesak Jr., Kenneth Pesak, Robert Pesak, Douglas Pesak, John Paul Pesak, and Wilbert Lucko. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron German, Paul Binder and Gaylon Kahlden.

Weimar Mercury, October 7, 1982

Ludwig, Katie Rose (Braden)

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Mrs. Ludwig

Last rites for Mrs. Katie Rose Ludwig were held in Untermeyer Funeral home Saturday morning with continued services in St. Anthony's Catholic church, Revs. Joseph Deane and Thomas Collins officiating. Burial was in St. Antony’s Catholic cemetery. Rosary was recited Friday evening in the funeral home.

Mrs. Ludwig, who had been in failing health for some time, died Thursday in Youens hospital at Weimar, where she had been a patient for 2 weeks.

Born in Vox Populi Aug. 9, 1883, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Witte Braden. She had lived in Columbus since 1944 and before that, she resided in Garwood.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herman Balzer of Shaw’s Bend; a son, Leon Lindner of Ft. worth; 2 sisters, Mrs. L. T. Richardson and Mrs. Paul King of Columbus; 4 brothers, Ben Braden, Shiner; Louis and Edmund Braden, Houston and Otto Braden Garwood; 2 grandchildren, Donald Skarke, Denver, Colo., and Miss Kay Lindner, Ft. Worth; 3 great-grandchildren, and 6 stepchildren, Edwin Ludwig, Industry, Mrs. Grady Fisher, Bellville; Mrs. Walter Vankald, Bellville; Mrs. Willie Schubert, Sealy, and Mrs. Edwin Freis and Mrs. Lillie Baker, Houston.

Pallbearers were Clarence Braden, Henry Dungen, Arthur Untermeyer, Edgar Suchadoll and Alton Huelsebusch.

Colorado County Citizen, November 5, 1964

Luedecke, Wilfred C.

Wilfred C. Luedecke

Wilfred C. Luedecke, 75, of Eagle Lake passed away Sunday, May 11 at Rice Medical Center.

He was born October 1, 1932 in the Rexville Community near Sealy.

Wilfred was a welder and worked in construction. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a constable for Colorado County Precinct 4 and was a member of the Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church and Polka of America in Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake EMT (19000 hrs.) and the VFW.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Raymond Luedecke and Lizzie Garling Luedecke; brothers, Harry and Raymond Luedecke; brothers-in-law, Jack Waddell, Leslie Pavelka and Eugene Gajewski; and nephew, Mark Luedecke.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shirley Luedecke of Eagle Lake; daughter, Marilyn Mueller and husband, Stacy, of Wimberly; sisters, Mary Lou Gajewski and Vernell Luedecke both of Sealy; four grandchildren, Tim Luedecke, Jr., and wife, Christy, Stacie Marie Royer and husband, Heath, Kristie Luedecke and Clint Mueller; four great-grandchildren, Kaylnn Resendiz, Emmi Paige Luedecke, Gage Royer and Brooklyn Royer; five step grandchildren, James, Mariuna, Mandi and Meshach Balderas and Matthew Quintero; two step-great grandchildren, Brittany Wagoner and Blane Cumberledge; numerous nieces and nephews.

A rosary was held at 7 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Sealy. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Tim Luedecke, Jr., Clint Muller, Heath Royer, Donnie Stern, Albert Delgado and Jeff Pickett.

Honorary pallbearers were step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, Commander Post #8783 in Eagle Lake, Grand Knight-Eagle Lake Council #4843 and 4th Degree Assembly # 1136 in Columbus.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 15, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Luedke, Curtis

Luedke Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Curtis Luedke of New UIm were held Saturday, December 2, 1989, at 2:00 p.m. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating.

Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Luedke passed away Wednesday, November 29, in a Houston hospital. He was 60 years of age.

A Constable for 14 years in Austin County, he was the owner of the New Ulm Tavern for 25 years and a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the West End Lions Club and the New Ulm Fire Dept.

Born May 3, 1929 in Austin County, he was the son of Edwin and Millie Machinsky Luedke. He married the former Delbertha Suchadoll on June 28, 1953 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. He was a lifetime resident of the area.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delbertha (Bootsie) Luedke of New Ulm; mother, Millie Luedke of New Ulm; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Raymond Halfmann of New Ulm, Darlene and Ben Arrington of Mexia, Glenda Wegner of New Ulm, Arlene and George Hirsch of Plantersville; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Luedke of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Delois Moeller of Fayetteville, Doris Jean Gross of Hempstead and Eudene Richter of Van Vleck; mother and father-in-law, Hubert and Lucy Suchadoll of Frelsburg; and 12 grandchildren.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Pallbearers were Douglas Luedke, Darrell Gross, Larry Falk, Mark Ackley, Jerald Johnson and Vernon Brzozowski.

Zaskoda Chapel of Industry and Koenig-Peel Funeal[sic] Home, Inc. of La Grange were in charge of arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, December 7, 1987, page 2

Luna, Juanita (Sanchez)

Juanita Luna

Juanita Luna, 93, passed away May 18 at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

She was born June 13, 1913 in Taylor, Texas. She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Juan and Inez Sanchez; her husband, Jose Luna, Jr.; son, Jesus Patricio Luna; son-in-law, Domingo Coronado.

Survivors include sons, Leonardo Luna and wife, Cecilia, of Eagle Lake, Fidel Luna and wife, Adele, of Albuquerque, NM, Jose Luna and wife, Frances, of Columbus, Rudolph Luna and wife, Lucille, of Pasadena, Johnny Luna of Columbus, Andrew Ruben Luna and wife, Estella, of Rosenberg; daughters, Francisca Coronado of Eagle Lake, Maria Conception Franco and husband, Rosalito, of Houston, Epifania Moncada and husband, Baltazar of Houston; 32 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and loved ones.

Visitation was held Sunday, May 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home Chapel.

Rosary was held Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Parish of the Nativity Church.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Final arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Rudolf Luna, Jr., Baltasar Moncada, Jr., Michael

Luna, Domingo Coronado, Jr., Paul Luna, Rogelio Franco, Jr.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 24th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Lundgren, Greg


Greg Lundgren, 46 of Columbus, sustained a fatal injury on Thursday, Jan. 29, while skiing in Utah and left this earth on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, three children Jay, Jeff and Ginny, all of Columbus; sister Nancy Hoyt of Waco; brothers Stan Lundgren of California, Brad and Mark Lundgren, and parents E.O. "Sammie" and Shirley Lundgren, all of Elgin. Other survivors include numerous relatives and treasured friends.

He was born in Elgin, on Oct. 31, 1957. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1976 where he participated in numerous sporting activities. He attended Southwest Texas State University where he was a member of the soccer team and graduated in May 1981.

Upon graduation from SWTSU, Greg accepted a teaching/coaching position in Columbus where he has remained for 23 years.

During the 23 years that Greg taught at CISD, he touched the lives of many students with his unique teaching style. Over the years, he has taught social studies, health, and P.E., and often proclaimed himself "Teacher of the Year."

His coaching duties included football, basketball, track, tennis and golf. Greg has been quoted in saying about his coaching position, "I have a job that when I walk out on the football field on Friday night and hear the 'National Anthem' being played, I realize how lucky I am after 23 years to be able to do what I do."

Greg's many activities included fishing, golfing, running, skiing and numerous pranks played on friends and colleagues.

Greg was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Houston Area Runners' Club and the CCFPPA (Columbus Coaches and Friends Poker Players Association).

Greg's passion for fishing took him on many trips to Port O'Connor with numerous friends, an annual fishing trip to Canada with his father and relatives and he was the organizer of the annual summer fishing trips to many different locations. When not fishing, Greg could be found on a golf course somewhere, but his true passion took him across the United States where he participated in numerous running events.

One of his most treasured running accomplishments was qualifying and finishing the Boston Marathon in April 2003 where family and friends cheered him on. He was a veteran Houston Marathon runner and recently completed his 11th marathon to again qualify him for Boston. Another one of his great accomplishments was completing the Big Sur Marathon twice in California.

His passion for running inspired and touched the lives of many people.

Greg touched many lives and there will be a celebration of his life at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. A visitation will precede the celebration of life at Henneke Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 4. Funeral services and burial will take place in Elgin, his hometown, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the First United Methodist Church.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Greg Lundgren Memorial Scholarship Fund at The First State Bank.

Greg died doing what he enjoyed the most, living life to its fullest!

The Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lundquist, Allie Mae (Sevier)

Mrs. Carl Lundquist Buried Mon.

Mrs. Allie Mae Lundquist, mother of Mrs. Elmer Schindler and sister of Mrs. Grace Towell, suffered a heart attack and passed away at her daughter's h om e here

Saturday, May 29 at 4 o'clock in the morning. She had been in failing health since breaking a hip four months ago.

Funeral services were held from the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall Monday, May 31st at 9:30 a.m. Interment was in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Peter Ostrom officiated at the services.

Pallbearers were J. D. Youngblood. Tony De La Rosa, George Tillman, Joe Hernandez. Bob McSweeney and Mike Mahalo. Recorded hymns were played prior to the service.

Mrs. Lundquist was born December 14. 1899 in Sheridan to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sevier. She lived most all of her life in Colorado County involved in the rice farming and ranching Industries until retirement.

She and Carl Lundquist now deceased, were united in marriage in 1927.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Schindler of this city and Mrs. Yvonne Veselka of Bandera; one son. Alan W. Lundquist of Bandera; onesister. Mrs. Towell; and one brother. Fred Sevier of Houston; eight grandchildren and six great grandchil(|ren.

Mrs. Lundquist was a member of Jehovah Witnesses.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight June 3, 1976
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Lundquist, Carl Albert

C.A. Lundquist died in hospital

Carl Albert Lundquist. 85, of Eagle Lake, died early Tuesday morning in Eagle Lake Community Hospital. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday at 3p.m. in the Dulany Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wilbert Sims. Burial will be in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

He was born on September 16,1897, near El Campo. He lived in Eagle Lake and Garwood during his lifetime, and was a retired rice farmer. Mr.Lundquist was preceeded in death by his wife, Allie May Lundquist who died on May 29. 1976. and a son. Allan

Lundquist who died March 22, 1978. Survivors include two daughters. Evelyn Schindler of Eagle Lake, and Yvonne Veselka of Bandera; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Eagle Lake Headlight news clipping
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Lundquist, Craig S.

Craig S. Lundquist

Craig S. Lundquist, 35, of Richards, died on February 29 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness. He was born on February 2, 1953 in El Campo, a son of Curtis James and Olga Maxine Burda Lundquist. He grew up in the Eagle Lake area and was a graduate of Rice High School in 1971. He attended Wharton County Junior College, then transferred to the University of Texas and finished his law degree from the U of T Law School. He married Mary Felcman on May 29, 1982 at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis. They have lived in Richards for the past five years. As an attorney, he was working for the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville as staff council for the inmates. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Huntsville.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Nada. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nada.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Lundquist of Richards; a daughter Anastasia Rose Lundquist of Richards, his mother, Mrs. Olga Lundquist of Rock Island; his grandmother, Mrs. Frances Burda of Eagle Lake; a brother Keith Edward Lundquist of Austin; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Felcman of Wallis; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives, and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Ken Westby, David Payne, Daniel Felcman, Bobby Horton, Jack Vawter, Keith Lundquist. Honorary pallbearers were David Felcman and Kirk Jurecka.

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

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 3, 1988

Lundquist Curtis James

Curtis Lundquist Is Victim of Heart Attack

By Mrs. M. I. Nicewander

ROCK ISLAND--Curtis James Lundquist, 38 years of age, was found dead of a heart attack in his rice field Oct. 7 near Ganado where he had made his home for the past few years. He was born in Garwood and spent most of his life in that area.

He is survived by his wife, the former Olga Burda, and 2 sons, Craig Steven, age 6, and Keith Edward, age 4; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lundquist of Garwood; 3 brothers, 5 sisters and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at 8:30 at the Catholic church in Ganado and interment was in the Nada Catholic cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, October 22, 1959, page 3

Lundquist, Letha Grace (Fling)


Letha Grace Lundquist, 94, of Garwood, passed away April 15 at Poly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

She was born in Garwood, March 17, 1910 to Sterling Ross and Minnie (Kennedy) Fling. She was a member of the Eagle Lake Presbyterian Church and served as a Pink Lady for 29 years at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lundquist and her parents.

She is survived by her son, Gene Arthur Lundquist, of Garwood.
Graveside services will be conducted April 21 at Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in El Campo with the Rev. Ed Triem officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, April 21, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lundy, Albert R.

Mr. Lundy Buried At Rock Island

Funeral services were held at Rock Island Sunday afternoon for Albert Lundy who died in El Campo Saturday after a long illness. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

The Lundys were among the earlier settlers in Rock Island.

Among those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lundy and family and Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Lundy and family, El Campo; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Burns and son, Alice; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lundy and son and Mrs. Alice Lundy, Galveston; Mrs. Pete Schroeder and son and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hooper and daughter, Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 12, 1946

Lutz, Michael Bains


Michael Bains Lutz, age 22, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, February 10 in Houston.

Funeral services were held for Michael Bains Lutz Saturday, February 13 from the Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Melburn Sibley officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Michael Bains Lutz was born April 18, 1965 in Houston to Vincent Lutz and Mary Thrasher Lutz. He had lived in Houston most all of his life.

Michael was baptised and raised in the Baptist Church and had been serving with the US. Marine Corp.

He was also recently preceded in death by a grandmother. Mrs. Esther Thrasher Green of Eagle Lake.

Survivors include his parents, Vincent and Mary Lutz of Needville; grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Grona of Seguin; sisters, Kelly Deann Lutz and Mary Esther Lutz both of Needville; brother, Tyron Lutz of Houston; and a host of other relatives and loved ones.

Pallbearers were Buddy Baird, Donald Melton, Tommy Ayles, Darrell Lutz, R. V. Lutz and Lyle Stevens.

Colorado County Citizen, February 25, 1988, page 2

Lux, Judy M.


Judy M. Lux, 54, of Weimar, passed away Jan. 18.

She was born May 27, 1951 to Albin and Gladys Rektorik Lux. She graduated as valedictorian in 1969 from Bishop Forest and was an honor graduate in 1973 at Rice University in Houston. She also received her master's degree in administration in New Mexico and graduate studies in San Francisco. She taught adult education in New Mexico as well as teaching at St. Rose Catholic School, Bishop Forest High School, Weimar Independent School District, Rice Independent School District and presently at Columbus High School.

She played the organ for various churches and led an active life, including running, swimming, cycling, cross country skiing, horseback riding and sky diving.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother; special friend, Raymond Rollins; daughters, Coleen Vicenti, of Austin and Jessalyn Kunz, of Weimar; and brother, Glen Lux and wife, Donna, of Schulenburg.

Funeral service was Jan. 22 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Kosler officiating. Interment followed at St. Rose Cemetery in Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were Brad Lux, Brian Mauney, Louis Schott Jr., Ed Lux, Gary Rektorik and Charles Rother.

Colorado County Citizen, February 1, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lux, Victor Ferd

Victor Lux Funeral Services Held Aug. 6

Victor Ferd Lux, 83, died Aug. 4 at his home.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 6 at St. Michael' s Catholic Church with Father Leo Wleczyk officiating. Burial followed in the Restwood Cemetery.

Mr. Lux was born on May 25, 1914 to Ferd and Selma Lux of Schulenburg.

He lived in this area 52 years, and was a carpenter, farmer, electrician, Dow employee and a jack of all trades.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and at St. Michael' Catholic Church where he served as an Eucharist minister for a number of years.

In recent years he was a member of the Wednesday domino group for stroke victims.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gertrude Lux; two children, Gladys Lux Turney and her husband, George of Houston, Margie Lux Dobbins and her husband, Marty of Deer Park; five grandchildren, Scott Turney and wife Natalie, Renee Turney Fiorella and husband, Danny, Michelle Turney Fishbeck, and husband, Brian and Erica and Cameron Dobbins; five great grandchildren, Sean and Andy Fiorella, Nicole and Sarah Turney and Kirsten Fishbeck; one brother, Herbert Lux of Lake Jackson; two sisters Lillian Guenther of Weimar and Isabel Skarke of Pasadena; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Turney, Danny Fiorella, Brian Fishbeck, Darryl Lux, Clyde Skarke and Dee Lux. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Johnson and J. N. Parker.

Family requests memorials be made to St. Michael Catholic Church.

Weimar Mercury, August 14, 1997

Luyex, Florence E. (Billeck)

Florence Luyex Funeral Services Held Jan. 26

Mrs. Florence E. Luyex, 85, of Weimar, died Wednesday, Jan 23 in Houston.

Funeral services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar on Jan. 26 with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Luyex was born to Ferdinand Jr. and Bertha Schindler Billeck on Dec 31, 1919 in Weimar.

She attended the Bois d’Arc School and was a member of St. Ann’s Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Dieringer and husband Delvin “Boots” of Houston, and Patricia Hranicky and husband Robert of Weimar; one sister, Elsie Genzer of Houston and one brother, Edwin “Bubba” Billeck of Schulenburg.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Cullen and Kristy Dieringer of Houston, Ryan and Glenda Dieringer of Houston, Jennifer and Mike Zapalac of Schulenburg, and Jason and Christi Hranicky of Austin; and six great grandchildren, Colton and Connor Dieringer, Dakota and Kaylie Zapalac and Haylie Dieringer.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Cullen and Ryan Dieringer, Jason Hranicky, Michael Zapalac, Nephews, James Billeck and Dale Genzer.

Honorary pallbearers were granddaughter, Jennifer Zapolac[sic], great grandchildren, Dakota and Kaylie Zapolac[sic], and Colton, Connor, and Haylie Dieringer.

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 2005

Lyle, Alexander James


Prominent And Well Known Citizen Died At His Home At Ramsey Saturday Night; Funeral Tuesday Afternoon

Though he had not been in good health for a year or more, the death of Mr. A. J. Lyle at his home near Ramsey at 9:45 Saturday night came as a shock to his loved ones and his friends. He had been in ill for about a week.

He was a splendid man, one of the well known and substantial citizens of this community and his death is universally regretted.

Mr. Lyle was 67 years and 10 months of age at the time of his death, and was born in Grass Valley, California. When a child, he moved with his family to Kansas and was reared in Coffey County in that state. He was married to Miss Mary Elenora Faylor in Ottumwa, Kansas, forty-six years ago, who, with their five children, survives. One daughter, Mrs. Albert Dutcher, preceded him in death several years ago.

Mr. Lyle and his family moved from Kansas to Texas in January, 1910, locating near Ramsey, where he continued to make his home.

He was an honest an honorable man, had a wide acquaintance throughout this section and enjoyed the respect and high esteem of everyone who knew him. He was always pleasant, of a jovial friendly disposition and made friends of all with whom he came in contact. He took a deep interest in the topics of the day, was a man of keen intellect, and one with whom friends always found a pleasure to mingle. He was a man of sturdy character and unbending integrity, and no man who knew him questioned his word or the sincerity of his purpose, and his sudden death is deeply lamented, which is attested by the great throng of people that attended his funeral.

Mr. Lyle is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs. John Shimek, of Santa Rosa, Texas; Mrs. Cleve Obenhaus, Columbus; Sam Lyle, Bay City; Fred Lyle of Ramsey and Mrs. C. C. Leedy of Eagle Lake. He is also survived by six brothers: Dave Lyle of Little Rock, Arkansas; Ed, of Winslow, Arizona; Charlie and James Lyle of Los Angeles, California; George of San Francisco and Willie Lyle of Santa Barbara, California, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Sutton, of Mullhall, Oklahoma and Mrs. Jessie Anderson, of Winslow, Arizona. He leaves seventeen grandchildren who mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held from the family home at Ramsey at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. B. s. Lee, local Baptist pastor, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. W. B. Wheeler of this city and Rev. Mr. Estes, Methodist pastor at Columbus. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

The people of the entire community join the Headlight in expressions of deepest sympathy for the bereaved members of the family.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 27, 1935
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Lyle, Ernestine (Wilpitz)

Mrs. Lyle

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernestine Lyle were held at Mill-Bauer Chapel in Eagle Lake on Aug. 25 with Pastor Walter Probst officiating.

Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lyle was born December 4, 1902 in Pattison, Texas to William Wilpitz and Lena Rudolph Wilpitz.

She was been a resident of Eagle Lake for over 50 years, and was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lyle in 1975

Survivors. include, sons, Gus Krienke of McAllen, Fred Lyle, Jr., San Antonio; six grandchildren and three' great grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen
Submitted by Mike Mattern from the files of Eldora Mattern

Lynn, Paul (Rev.)

The Rev.Paul Lynn,56,of Eagle Lake,pastor of Eagle Lake and the Garwood United Methodist Churches passed away Feb.7 at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake following a sudden illness.

He was born in Poplar Bluff,Mo.on Oct.27,1945 to Francis and Jean (Everhart)Lynn and married Helene Dunn in Winfield,Kan.on Feb.3,1967.He led a distinguished career in the ministry and has pastored the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake and Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church of Garwood for the past three years and previously pastored the Ganado and Louise churches.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Jenny Lynn of Rosenberg; mother-in-law,Celestine Allen of Winfield,Kan.; and brothers-in-law,Robert Dunn and wife,Barbara Dunn,and David Allen all of Winfield,Kan.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 9,from the Eagle Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev.Don Delaplain of El Campo officiating assisted by the Rev. Bernie Sandberg, district superintendent of the Southwest Texas Conference of United Methodist Churches and the Rev. Eddie Winkler, rector of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity of Eagle Lake representing the Eagle Lake Ministerial Alliance.Cynthia Sunderman served as organist and choir members from the Eagle Lake and Garwood congregations presented special music. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date in Winfield,Kan.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made to the Jenny Lynn Educational Fund,c/o First National Bank, P.O. Drawer 247, Eagle Lake,TX 77434.

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Lynn, Sarah Jane (Ferguson)

Mrs. Sarah Lynn Buried here Wednesday

The body of Mrs. Sarah Jane Ferguson Lynn arrived in Eagle Lake over the Southern Pacific Lines from Ajo, Ariz., on Monday evening and was taken to the Mill Funeral Home. Funeral services planned for Tuesday were post-poned until Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock because of the freezing weather of that day. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery with the pastor of the Assembly of God Church officiating.

Mrs. Lynn was born July 2, 1881 at Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of James A. and Mary Ann Ferguson. She made her home in Arkansas, Texas and Arizona during her lifetime.

She was married to John Earl Lynn, at Fayetteville In 1902. He preceded her in death on November 25th , 1935 and was buried in Eagle Lake. The family left Eagle Lake that year to make their home in Arizona.

Mrs. Lynn, is survived by six children, Mrs. Eva Lelia Stephens, W. S. Lvnn and Mrs. Evelyn May Corn of Ajo, Ariz.: M. H. Lynn, Redland, Cal.; J. D. Lynn, Redwood, Cal., and Mrs. Ruby Johns, Corpus Christi, Texas. All were here to attend the funeral but Mrs. Corn who was unable to attend on advice of her physician.

This beloved mother passed away in Ajo, Ariz. on Saturday, Dec. 28th at 6:30 a.m., following an illness of 60 days after undergoing a major operation.

The Lynn family have many friends here made during their residence in this city, where some of the children attended school. The headlight joins in extending deepest sympathy.

Pallbearers were R. B. Davis, T. J. Roberts, Alvin Kohleffel, Emil Schindler, Elmer Schindler and Edmund Schindler.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Jan. 3, 1947
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Lynton, Catherine E. (Cobb)

Catherine Lynton

Catherine Cobb Lynton of 1118 Front Sreet[sic] Columbus died on March 15 in Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar where she had been for 5 weeks.

Catherine was born on May 21, 1921 in Rosebud, Texas. Her husband is Richard Lynton, and they were married on October 11, 1940. Service is to be held on Saturday, March, 17 at l:00 p.m.
It will be held at the First Baptist Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. She is to be buried in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery and the pallbearers will be Allen Reyer, Ronnie Stancik, Roy Cloat, Joe Reck, Tommy Zatopek, Pete Crawford, and Doyle Moore. Daughters are Grace Haynes of Frledswood[sic] and Florence Smith of Arcadia. Her son is Tommy Lynton of Houston. Her brother is H. F. Cobb, Jr. of Gonzales. She had four grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, March 22, 1984, page 2

Lynton, Richard J. “Dick”


Richard J. "Dick" Lynton of Columbus, passed away September 2, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar.

Mr. Lynton was born December 20, 1912, in Marlin, Texas to Thomas and May Lynton

He had lived in Columbus for the past 36 years, where he retired from the Central Power and Light Company.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4 at graveside in the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mr. Lynton is survived by two daughters, Grace Haynes, of Friendswood, and Florence Smith of Arcadia; one son, Tommy Lynton of Houston; one sister, Inez Moseley of Hampton, Virginia; two half-brothers, A. J. Worthen of Waco, and John Worthen of Odessa; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Mrs. Catherine Cobb Lynton.

Pall-bearers for the occasion were, Joe Reck, Ronnie Stancik, Pet Crawford, Allan Reyer, Gordon Barrett, and Tommy Zatopek.

Colorado County Citizen, September 6, 1984, page 2

Lyon, Richard W.


R. W. Lyon, an old and esteemed citizen of this city, father of Mrs. T. J. Kirby, of Columbus, died in this city the 6th day of November. He was quite old and had been in feeble health for some time. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 13, 1884

Lyons, Unknown

A six-month-old child of Stephen Lyons and wife, colored, died Monday of this week. The remains were buried the following day in the colored people’s burying ground west of town.

Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1914, page 5

Lyons, Walter M.

Walter M. Lyons
January 3, 1926 - February 9, 2004

Walter M. Lyons, 78, of El Campo, passed away at 7:21 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2004, at Garden Villa Nursing Home in El Campo following an extended illness.

Lyons was born in Orange, Texas on January 3, 1926 to Sam and Bell Laughlin Lyons.

He was a retired operator with Tennessee Gas and served with the US Navy during WW II.

Preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Lillie Mae Willtrout Lyons in 1975; survivors include daughters, Rita James and Carolyn Brown both of El Campo and Barbara Anthony of Amite, Louisiana; a son, Tommy Lyons of El Campo; a sister, Juanita Larson of Ganado; brothers, William O. Lyons of Dallas and Howard L. Lyons of Wharton; eight grandchildren, one step-grandson, 12 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones including step-daughter, Patsy Rheilger of Ganado.

Graveside services and burial were scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, from Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with Chaplain Don A. Story Sr. with Hospice Support Care of El Campo officiating.

Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake is in charge of arrangements.

Friends and family are encouraged to send tributes to

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, February 12, 2004.
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Lyons, Wilbur Clyde


Wilbur Clyde Lyons, 76, of Columbus, passed away Feb. 1, in Sugar Land.

He was born in Buna, on Dec. 27, 1929, to Robert Franklin and Clydie (Sheffield) Lyons. He attended school in Buna and in later years attended Lamar University. He enlisted in the Air Force in the mid 40s where he served in Japan in the Army of Occupation. He was discharged to the reserves and was later recalled back into the Air Force. During that time he met and on Dec. 3, 1949 he married Joy Conn. He served 20 years and nine days in various military installations including Ellington Air Force Base; Clarkfield on the Philippines Islands; Greenville, Miss.; Blythville, Ark.; Vandenberg, Calif.; and Wichita, Kan. It was during this time he and Joy started their family.

In 1983 while working as an electrical supervisor at Lamar University, Lyons was severely burned by an electrical flash, which nearly took his life. He moved to Gilchrist shortly after his release from an approximate three-month stay in the hospital. On Jan. 24, 1999, he married Leona Lyons and moved to Colorado County. They enjoyed traveling and doing things together. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6113, American Legion Post 383, Masonic Lodge 68, Columbus Lions Club, Sons of Hermann Columbus Lodge 10 and Texas Sportsmen Association.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Richard, Jimmie and Lucian Lyons; and two sisters Lois Wright and Hattie Jean Bogue.

He is survived by his wife Leona (Balzer) Lyons of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Wilbur C. Jr. and Margaret Lyons of Italy; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Merle and Derl Hallmark of Frisco and Lynda Louise and Allen Fagan of Carrollton; step-daughter Carolyn Barten and husband John Howard of Austin; sisters Mildred Tomlin of Vidor and Jewel Bogue of Marshall; brother and sister-in-law, Robert J. and Opal Lyons of Vidor; eight grandchildren Rodney, Robert and Aaron Smith, Kodie and Annalee Lyons, Marie Powell, Johnathon Morgan and Margaret Rivia; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 4, at First Baptist Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Sammy Carr officiating, hymns were sung by Marsha Miller accompanied by Janna Christoph. Closing hymns were provided by the Conn Family of Gulfport, Miss. A pictorial presentation was prepared by by Allan Brandt.

Pallbearers were Thomas Russell, Larry Poenitzsch, R.O. Barten, Louis Cordes and Harold Stirl of Columbus, and Stephen Lyons of San Marcos.

Graveside services followed at Antioch Cemetery in Buna, with Brother L.C. Roots of Gilchrist officiating.

Pallbearers at the graveside were David Ardis, Stanley Sampson, Jessie Combs and Rodney Smith of Vidor, Marion Lee “Bo” Bogue of Marshall and Lynn Lyons of San Augustine.

Colorado County Citizen, February 8, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Lytle, Gloria Ann (Frerichs)


Gloria Ann Lytle, 71, of Columbus, passed away June 27.
She was born in Shaw's Bend and was a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School.

She attended the University of Texas where she was a proud member of the Texas Stars and Chi Omega sorority. She spent several years working at Texas Gas and later married her childhood acquaintance who became her husband of 37 years, David Lytle. She lived in Houston for over 30 years and moved back to Columbus where she enjoyed the slow paced country lifestyle, visiting with family and friends, and following current events.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and May Belle Frerichs; and sisters Eddie Belle Harris and Margaret Carmichael.
She is survived by her husband, David Lee Lytle; daughter, Lee Ann Harshbarger; stepson, Tracy Lytle; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 2, with graveside services at Forest Park-Lawndale.

Colorado County Citizen, July 7, 2004
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