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Muzny, Agnes

The wife of John Muzny, a farmer who resides a few miles northeast of Weimar, died Tuesday after a brief illness. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 1902

Muzny, George Edward

Geo. Muzny Funeral Held Here Tuesday

George Edward Muzny, retired longtime Weimar business owner, died Sunday July 26, at 1:30 a.m. in Northwest Medical Center at Houston, of cardiovascular disease.

He had been ill only several weeks and had received a pacemaker shortly before his death, seemingly responding well.

Muzny was owner of George’s Domino Hall, now known as The Tavern, for about 20 years before retiring. He was a former volunteer fireman and former manager of the Weimar Veterans baseball team, a favorite hobby.

Born April 25, 1915, in Weimar, he was a son of Louis B. and Annie (Manofsky) Muzny. He graduated from Weimar High School in 1933. He married Olivia Anna Skotnik on June 2, 1936, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hallettsville.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Norman J. (Skip) Sirnic officiated.

Pallbearers were Howard Rother, Melvin Rother, Dennis Rother, Larry Rother, Todd Dare and David Schulz.

Muzny’s wife survives him, along with three daughters and their husbands, Kathryn and Marvin Schneider of Houston, Joyce and Dwight Dare of San Antonio, and Nell and Dr. John Carpenter of Dallas; one son, Rev. George Muzny, and wife Carol of Covington, Ky.; ten grandchildren, Lara Beth Schneider Stoycos, Paula Schneider, Todd Dare, Julia Dare, Karen Carpenter, Kim Carpenter, Kristi Carpenter, Kandace Carpenter, Ashley Muzny and Aaron Muzny; and two brothers, Louis Muzny of Eagle Lake and Leroy Muzny of El Campo.

The family suggests that for those who wish, memorials may be given to Weimar United Church of Christ or to Veterans Memorial Park.

Weimar Mercury, July 30, 1992

Muzny, Gladys “Sister” (Maples)


Funeral services will be held for Gladys "Sister" Muzny, 86, on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held at Henneke Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Columbus. Memorials may be given to charity of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Muzny, Jonie Mae (Schindler)

Jonie Mae Muzny Services Held
Feb. 24

Jonie Mae Muzny, 81 of Eagle Lake died Friday, Feb. 21 at her residence.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 24 at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Judith Sellers, of First Methodist Church of Weimar officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery of Weimar.

Jonie was born Nov. 5, 1915 in Weimar to John Schindler and Martha Fahrenthold Schindler. She married to Louis J. Muzny on May 24, 1936 at the First Methodist Church in Weimar. They moved to California for a short time returning to Colorado County and Eagle Lake in 1940.

A native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, She graduated from Weimar High School. Mrs. Muzny attended Blinn College in Brenham, earning her certifications to teach. She taught at County Line School, near Weimar for a period of time.

She had been active and a faithful servant to the Methodist Churches of Weimar and Eagle Lake. Mrs. Muzny was a member of the American Legion Post No. 108 Auxiliary; Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary; and taught the Sunshine Sunday School Class of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church.

Jonie Mae Muzny was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her devoted husband of over 60 years, Louis J. Muzny of Eagle Lake; son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Muzny of Livingston; sister Mrs. Gladys Marie Campbell of Odessa; Granddaughters, Laura and Karen Muzny of Livingston; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Elmer Struss, Robert Wilcox, Mickey Kochwelp, Kenneth Mahalitc, Johnny Prazak, Fred R. Frnka, Henry L. Kretzschmar, Sr., Billy Cook.

Honorary Pallbearers were American Legion Post No. 108, George Clark, Jim Clipson, J.L. McCreary, Bill Stapleton, V.J. Kana, Earl Braden, Sr., Rymer Altman, T.J. Smith, Hugh Sheridan.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Church or charity of your choice.

The Weimar Mercury, February 27, 1997
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Muzny, Leslie F.

Muzny Funeral Service

Funeral Services for Leslie F. Muzny of Columbus were held Sunday. June 13. l93 at 2 p.m. from St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz with Fr. Thomas Dymoski officiating.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Muzny passed away Friday, June 11 in the Columbus Community Hospital. He was 68 years of age.

Born in Ellinger September 18, 1924, he was the son of Joe Emil and Carrie Hruska Muzny. He married Gladys Maples June 19, 1944 and was a retired commercial fence contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Muzny of Columbus; sister, Adell Schindler of Columbus; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents: one son. Leslie Ray Muzny: granddaughter. Michelle Marie Muzny: and one brother, Joe Muzny.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Simpson, Pet Crawford, Joe Hanak, Manley Leyendecker, Rick Kruciak and Howard Chollett.

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

New Ulm Enterprise, June 17, 1993, page 4

Muzny, Leslie Ray


Funeral services were held for Leslie Ray Muzny Monday, December 14 from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Gerald Hendon officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Leslie Ray Muzny was born January 13, 1945 in Columbus to Lcslie F. Muzny and Gladys Mary Maples Muzny.

He was a water well worker for James Fleck Well Service.

Leslie served in the Navy.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie F. Muzny of Glidden; and sons, Brian Keith and. Duane Scott Muzny both of San Antonio, and Cameron Wade Muzny of Eagle Lake.

PaIlbearers were Chris Shivers, Hal Scott, Lanny FarIey, Claude Rhodes, Tom Teague and Leroy Muesse.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 1987

Muzny, Louis B.

Louis J.[sic] Muzny Funeral Services Held April 21

Louis J[sic]. Muzny, 87, of Eagle Lake died Thursday, April 19 at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21 from the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary, with Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Other ministers included cross bearer, Fulton Dromgoole; Draper Stephens, lector; Cynthia Sunderman, cantor; and Patty Stephens, organist.

Interment followed in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Muzny was born Nov. 10, 1913 in Weimar to Louis B. Muzny and Annie Manofsky Muzny.

He was a graduate of Weimar High School Class of 1932. He married Jonie Mae Schindler on May 24, 1936 at the First Methodist Church in Weimar.

He served honorably with the US Army during WWII serving in campaigns of New Guinea and Luzon. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, good conduct medal, four overseas service bars and victory ribbon. He led a lifetime career in the grocery business, starting in 1940. He owned, managed and was a partner in Wilcox Grocery until retirement in 1979.

Mr. Muzny was a member of the Parish of the Nativity; American Legion; life member of the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department; and former activities included the Eagle Lake Lions Club; Knights of Columbus and three terms as Trustee on the Eagle Lake School Board.

He is survived by one son, John Muzny and wife Susan of Livingston; one brother, Leroy Muzny of El Campo; two granddaughters, Laura Farnell and husband, Russell of Arlington; and other relatives and a host of loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jonie Mae Schindler Muzny; and one brother George Muzny.

Pallbearers were Elmer Struss, Robert Wilcox, Mickey Kochwelp, Kenneth Mahlitc, Johnny Prazk and Billy Cook.

Honorary pallbearers were Fred R. Frnka, Henry Kretzschmar, Joe Lee McCreary, Jim Clipson, Sr., J.K. Davidson, and members of the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

The Weimar Mercury, April 26, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Muzny, Louis B. Sr.

L. B. Muzny, 77, Retired Grocer, Buried Monday

Funeral services for Louis B. Muzny Sr., 77, of El Campo, former Weimar businessman, were held Monday morning at Triska Chapel and St. Philip’s Catholic Church in El Campo, with burial in Masonic[Odd Fellows] Cemetery here.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Julius A. Petru of El Campo and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd of Weimar officiated.

Mr. Muzny, whose health had been failing the past two years, died Friday at his home.

Born Aug. 10, 1884, in Czechoslovakia, he came to this country with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Muzny, in 1890, the family settling at Ammannsville. He married Miss Annie Manofsky here Nov. 20, 1912, and they opened a grocery store here in 1925, which they sold in 1940, moving to El Campo. He was in the grocery business theer[sic] until retiring several years ago,

He was a member of St. Philip’s Church and the SPJST at El Campo.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Louis Muzny Jr. of Eagle Lake, George Muzny of here and Le Roy Muzny of Bay City; seven grandchildren; one brother, John Muzny Jr. of California; and five sisters, Mrs. Stazie Bird of California, Mrs. Anna Fredericks of Oregon, Mrs. Tracy Green of La Marque, Mrs. Millie Marek of Taylor and Mrs. Mary Janecka of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Arnold and Glen Manofsky, Glen Johnson, Joe Cirtaus, Alfred Dahse, Bill Abell, Emil Vacek, John Heger, John Hajovsky and Ed Hollek.

Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1961

Muzny, Michele Marie

Muzny Infant Lives Only One Day

Little Michele Marie Muzny, who lived only a day, was buried last Thursday after services in Columbus funeral home, Rev. Thomas Collins of St. Anthony's Catholic Church officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony's cemetery.

The infant was born in Columbus hospital Oct 26 and died the following day. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ray Muzny. The infant's grandparents are Mr. and Mr. Leslie Muzny and Mrs. Lottie Knippel of Columbus and Irwin O. Knippel of Fayetteville. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maples of Glidden and Mrs. Minnie Knippel of Fayetteville.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 4, 1965
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Musney/Muzny, Mrs. Joe


Last Monday, while Joe Musney and his wife were poisoning cotton near Weimar the team became frightened and ran away, throwing he unfortunate woman under the wheels which ran over her breast, from the effects of which she died a short time later. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 31, 1882, page 3

Muzny, Olivia Anna (Skotnik)

Olivia Muzny Funeral Held March 18

Olivia Anna Muzny, 92, of Schulenburg died on March 15 at Regent Care Nursing Home in Waco.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1915, in Lavaca County to Paul and Frances (Woytek) Skotnik.

She attended Sublime School.

On June 2, 1936, she married George Muzny.

She worked as a homemaker and, in later years, in retail sales.

She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ and the Dorcas Circle and also participated in quilting parties, canasta and bridge groups.

She was a very bright woman who loved to read.

She instilled a strong work ethic into her children.
She sewed beautifully and made most of her daughters' clothes as well as her own.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 18, at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Steve Brishcke Chris Bullajian, Melvin Rother, John Muzny, Don Kearney and Alan Koehn.

She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Schneider of League City, Joyce Dare of San Antonio and Nell Carpenter of Waco; one son, George Muzny, Jr., of Independence, Ky.; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992, and her sister, Miladie.

Weimar Mercury, March 20, 2008, page 2A
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