Adolph Mahalitc Dies Suddenly; Funeral Today
Funeral services were to be held this (Thursday) morning at 8:45 in Untermeyer Funeral home and later in St. Anthonys Catholic church for Adolph Mahalitc, who died after a heart attack at his home at about 9:30 Monday morning. Rosary was recited at the funeral home Tuesday evening. Burial was to be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Mahalitc, son of Joe and Verina Jasek Mahalitc, was born in 1895. He would have celebrated his 69th birthday Feb .11. His wife, the former Frieda Shimek, died in 1943.
He is survived by a son Alton who is with the armed forces in Hawaii, 2 daughters, Orline of Houston and Mrs. Walter Tyler of Alvin; 2 brothers, Edwin of Columbus and John of Eagle Lake, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Steve Martinek of Columbus, Mrs. Mary SommerIatte of Shaws Bend and Mrs. Minnie Balzer of Hallettsville. A son, Adolph Jr., was killed in an auto accident several years ago.
Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1963, page 10
David Earl "Pete" Mahalitc, 64, of Elm Grove, passed away Monday, June 18, 2001 in a Houston hospital following a brief illness.
He was born September 8, 1936 in Columbus to Louis and Lonie Buxkemper Mahalitc.
"Pete" moved to Elm Grove as a young child, attended school in Bonus and graduated from Crescent High School in 1955.
He was a former member of the Crescent Bluejays athletic teams including football and track and a member of the FFA.
He married Joan Virginia Labay on November 23, 1963 in Nada and was a self-employed farmer-rancher.
A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, he was also a former member of the Eagle Lake Knights of Columbus.
"Pete" was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and was looking forward to the birth of his next grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of Elm Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Kenneth Thomas of Needville; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Earl and Holli Mahalitc and Louis Earl Mahalitc of Elm Grove; sisters, Dorothy Kohleffel of Eagle Lake and Norma Jean House and Margaret Bucek of Wharton; brothers, Joe Mahalitc of Paris, Texas and Donald Mahalitc of Eagle Lake; and grandsons, Ty and Tanner Thomas of Needville.
A wake service was held at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of the Wharton Funeral Home with Deacon Alvin Matthys and Father Joe Koebel officiating.
Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Joe Koebel officiating.
Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lonnie Labay, Allen Kohleffel, Randy Waligura, Neil Reynolds, Ruben Lopez and Gary Obenhaus.
Honary pallbearers were Joel and Noah Lopez, Doug Koehler, Paul Hlavinka, Dan Mascheck, Carl Reynolds, Clarence, Cliff and Cody Cerny, Milton Minarcik, J.B. Spears, Randy, Jason and Kurt Sanders, Kirby McClintock, Josh Phoenix, Mike Stone, Richard Manske, Peter Heyne, Mike Ozoment Clifford King and George Hagen.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request memorials be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nada, Texas 77460.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, June 28, 2001
John Mahalitc Sr.
June 24, 1905-November 18, 1990
John Mahalitc Sr., 85. of Eagle Lake, passed away Sunday, November 18, 1990 at 5:15 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born, June 24, 1905 in Columbus, to Joe and Veronica Jasek Mahalitc, he grew up in Columbus and attended local schools. On April 5, 1931, he and Hattie Buxkemper were united in marriage from the St Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg. On January 1, 1940, they moved to Eagle Lake where Mr. Mahalitc continued his long and distinguished career in farming and ranching until retirement in 1980. He was a faithful member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake and the Eagle Lake Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, five brothers and a grandson, Russell Mahalitc. Survivors include his devoted wife of 59 years, Mrs. Hattie Buxkemper Mahalitc of Eagle Lake; sons and daughters in law, John Jr. and June Mahalitc, Kenneth and Jo Ann Mahalitc, all of Eagle Lake; sisters, Mrs. Mary Sommerlatte, Columbus and Mrs. Minnie Balcer of Weimar; grandchildren, Clayton Bradley Mahalitc, DeRidder, Louisiana; Ronald D. Foster, Webster; Lisa Hoffman, Nada; Lori Faldyn, Sealy; Lana Stein, Eagle Lake; 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and loved ones. A Parish Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Monday, November 19, led by Rev. Jesse Euresti followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m. led by Council #4843, Knights of Columbus, Eagle Lake. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake with Rev. Jesse Euresti and Rev. Tom Hanus officiating. Interment followed in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Pallbearers scheduled were Allen George Mahalitc, Clayton Mahalitc, Mark Faldyn, Thierry Hoffman, Jim McCartney, Wilbert Bankston, Johnny Prazak and Weldon Buxkemper. Mr. Mahalitc's dedication to his family, his church and his community will long be missed. A good, hard-working man who was always willing to help any one or any organization when called upon. He was a man who, due to illness, had to live with a lot of pain and frustration the last 10 years of his life. But through it all, he kept his wit, his faith and never gave up the fight. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss
Eagle Lake Headlight; November 22, 1990
Mrs. Olga Elizabeth Mahalitc, age 83, of Eagle Lake, passed away Tuesday, October 7 at her residence.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Olga Elizabeth Mahalitc Thursday, October 9 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse Euresti officiating.
Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Mrs. Olga Elizabeth Mahalitc was born January 8, 1903 to Frank and Kathy Schobel Buxkemper. She married Albert Mahalitc. Mrs. Mahalitc moved to Eagle Lake in 1942 and was a member of Our Lady of Pertual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Mahalitc in 1929.
Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Bernadine McRae of Leesville, Louisiana; sons, Allen George Mahalitc of Rolling Fork, Mississippi and Arthur Mahalitc of Eagle Lake; sisters, Hattie (Mrs. John) Mahalitc of Eagle Lake, Estella Zickuher of Columbus and Helen Louise Howe of Houston; brother, Frank Buxkemper of East Bernard; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of loved ones.
Pallbearers were Albert Mahalitc, John Mahalitc, Jr., Joe Mahalitc, Raymond Kohleffel, Anthony Mahalitc, Gary Henneke, Al Mahalitc and Frank Buxkemper, Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, October 16, 1986
Rudolph Mahalitc Funeral Services Are Held Today
Funeral services were held at 10 this morning in St. Anthonys Catholic church for Rudolph Mahalitc, 67, who died in the Veterans hospital at Houston Tuesday. Mr. Mahalitc, was a veteran of World War I and was a bachelor. He was born near Ellinger.
Rev. Alex J Kraus officiated and burial was in Odd Felows Rest cemetery. His nephews were pallbearers.
Suvivors include: 4 brothers, Adolph and Ed of Columbus and Louie and John of Eagle Lake; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Steve Martinek and Mrs. Mary Sommerlatte of Columbus and Mrs. Minnie Balzar of Hallettsville.
Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 1957
Russ Mahalitc Rites Held Last Thursday
Many relatives and friends gathered for final rites for Russell James Mahalitc, 14, at 10 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 1st at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Russell was a victim of a truck and tractor accident shortly before noon Tues., July 30th.
The Rev. Father Edward Geiser, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and the Rev. Sylvester Fuchs of Bellville, officiated at the Requiem Mass which was sung by the Junior Choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He was placed to final rest in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Anthony and Al Mahalitc, Michael Brewer, Kurt Payne, Edward Sunderman and Terry Dostal.
Mill-Bauer funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Father Geiser led in the recitation of the Rosary in the chapel of the funeral home Wednesday evening.
Russell James Mahalitc was born July 31, 1959 in Mariciabo, Venezuela. He would have been a ember of the freshman class of Rice High School having completed work at Eagle Lake Middle School this past school year.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mahalitc, Jr. of this city; two brothers, Sp6 Ronald Dale Foster of Germany and Clayton Bradley Mahalitc of this city and a half-sister. Mrs. Del Mansker of Killeen. Also surviving are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barclay of Fredericksburg and Mr. and Mrs. John Mahalitc of Eagle Lake; and a number of other relatives and friends.
The tragic death of this youngster brought great sorrow to his relatives, classmates and friends. He shall be missed dearly by all who came to know him.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 8,
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