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Noska, Albert A.


Funeral services were held for Albert A. Noska Monday, March 14 from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Burial was at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mr. Albert A. Noska was born March 11, 1908 in Frelsburg to Joe Noska and Mary Noska. He married Celestine Noska May 29, 1934.

He was a retired farmer and concrete pipe manufacturer for Spindler Concrete.

Mr. Noska was a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Vaclavek; one brother, Alois Noska; and one grandson, James Joe Noska.

Survivors include his wife, Celestine Noska of Frelsburg; sons and daughter-in-law, James Roy and Janette Noska of Columbus, Donald Lee and Nancy Noska of Frelsburg
and Ernest Gene and Kathleen Noska of Frelsburg; sisters, Elenora Minar of Columbus, Adela Kulhanek of Fayetteville and Evelyn Marburger of Weimar; brother, Willie Noska of Eagle Lake; eight grandchildren, Mary Ann O'Brian, Jason, Jeffery, Douglas, Stacey and Matt Noska; and two great-grandchildren, Erica Noska and Kay Lynn O'Brian.

Pallbearers were Jessie Marburger, Clemens Noska, Marvin Becker, Ervin Cloat, Lester Weishuhn and Edwin Vaclavik.

Honorary pallbearers were Albert E Noska and Robert F. Georgi.

Colorado County Citizen, March 17, 1988, page 2

Noska, Anna


Mrs. Anna Noska, who died Sunday, January 19th., as reported in the Citizen last week, was born in Hermanice, Cechy, on February 24th, 1845. She came to America and was married to Vinc Noska in 1873 and to this union five children were born, four of whom are living. They are Mr. Anton Noska, Mr. Vinc Noska, Jr., and Mrs. Joseph Niosh, and Mrs. J. V. Frnka. The fifth was Mrs. Schultz who died some fifteen years ago.

Mrs. Noska was a devout member of the Catholic church at Frelsburg and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her presence will be missed in a large circle of loving friends. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, January 31, 1919, page 1

Noska, Bohumel A. "Wilson"

Wilson Noska

Funeral services for Bohumel A. (Wilson) Noska, were held Friday March 8 from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Continued services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery at Frelsburg, with The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Mr. Noska died Wednesday, March 6 at his home near Frelsburg. He was 69 years old. He was born in Frelsburg April 14, 1905, a son of the late Anton and Frances Zajicek Noska. He was a retired oil field worker and a member of S.P.J.S.T. Lodge of Ellinger. He never married.

Survivors include one sister, Bertha Noska, and one brother Eddie Noska, both of Frelsburg; one niece and one nephew.

Pallbearers were Nick Kulhanek, Charles Leyendecker Jr., Emil Gully Jr., Travis Zingelmann, Donald Lee Noska and Ernest Noska.

Colorado County Citizen, March 14, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Noska, Elenore (Zajicek)


Mrs. Elenore Noska, age 81, of Eagle Lake, passed away Aug. 3, at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital at 3:20 a.m. She was born, Feb. 14, 1903 in Frelsburg, she was a lifetime resident of this area.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Pauline Laake Zajicek, daughter, Mrs. Erna Stern in 1982, son, Leroy Noska in 1958, brother, Adolph Zajicek in 1959. Survivors include, husband Willie Noska Sr., Eagle Lake, sons, Clemens, Columbus, Willie, Jr., Eagle Lake, Rubin, Eagle Lake, Archie, Eagle Lake. Sisters, Helen Meyer, Columbus, Pauline Baker, Houston. Brothers, Willie Zajicek, Jr. Glidden, Paul Zajicek of Columbus. 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and loved ones. Funeral services were held Aug. 5, at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating. Interment, at' St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Columbus. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Doyle, Billy, Larry, Gary and Nathan Noska, and Donnie Stern. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 1984, page 2

Noska, Frank J.

Columbus. – Funeral services for Frank J. Noska were held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 21 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with the Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rosary was recited Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Eugene Seidl, Ernest Gene, Donald, Albert E. and Ludwig Noska and Robert Georgi.

He died in the Columbus Hospital July 19, 1972 attaining the age of 87 years, 8 months and 11 days.

Mr. Noska was a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg area until he became a resident at Columbus Convalescent Home.

A son of Frank and Annie (Horak) Noska, he was born November 8, 1884, in Frelsburg. A retired farmer, he was self-employed. Mr. Noska was married to Minnie Janek, who died in 1955.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Vlasta) Seidl of Glidden, Mrs. Albert (Celestine) Noska of Frelsburg, Mrs. Frank (Tony) Pechacek of Brazoria; one son, Frank P. Noska of Frelsburg; two sisters, Annie Zapalac of Fayetteville, Marie Evanicky of Frelsburg; one half sister, Rose Evanicky, of Frelsburg; 2 brothers, Adolph Noska of Frelsburg, Rudolph Noska of Fayetteville; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Leo C. (Caroline) Georgi, December 17, 1969

Shiner Gazette, Thursday, August 3, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Noska, Frank P.


Funeral services for Frank P. Noska was Sunday, August 12, 1984 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, in Frelsburg with Fr. Werner Bockholt officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Frank Noska was born April 27, 1909 in Colorado County to Frank and Minnie Noska. He was a lifetime resident of Frelsburg and was a retired cement worker.

Noska was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg, and was in WW II.

Survivors include his sisters Vlasta SeidI, Glidden; Celestine Noska, Frelsburg; Toney Pechacek, Frelsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Caroline Georgi.

Pallbearers were Leonard Evanicky, Ernest O. Noska, Leland Suchadoll, Donald Lee Noska, Albert E. Noska, Robert Georgi.

Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 1984, page 2

Noska, Joseph E.


New Ulm, Tex., March 4.--Joseph E. Noska, 50 years old, died at his home at Frelsburg. The survivors are his wife and six children. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Frelsburg, Rev. Father Dombrowski officiating.

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1920, page 3

Noska, Leroy Alvin

Leroy Noska, 35, Drowns in Canal Last Thursday Evening

Leroy Alvin Noska, 35, was drowned in a tragic accident while fishing in the canal of the Lakeside Irrigation Company last Wednesday afternoon, June 18th, presumably sometime between 3 and 4 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Noska and two of his nephews were fishing at the river pumping plant. The boys were fishing at a bridge crossing the canal, while Mr. Noska was a hundred feet downstream. The boys reportedly left for a short time to get some water and upon their return missed Mr. Noska; however the boys were not alarmed at his absence and shortly thereafter went home. Their grandmother sent them back to wait for Mr. Noska but when he failed so show up just before dark, employees of the river plant were notified.

Local authorities and the county sheriff's office were contacted and when Mr. Noska's rod and reel were found on the bank, it was presumed he had slipped into the swift waters. Pumps at the plant were stopped and the water allowed to drop; however it was not until 2:00 a.m. that Noska's body was located a mile and one-half below the river plant by James Gertson and the man's brother, Reuben Noska. The men had traveled down the canal by boat, pulling it most of the way before finding the body lodged in some vines.

Justice of Peace Earl J. Frnka of Columbus was called to the scene and held an inquest and ruled that the man died of accidental drowning. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home ambulance brought the body here.

Members of the family said that lately the victim had been having spells when he "blacked out" and since he was an excellent swimmer, it is believed he may have had such an attack when he slipped into the canal.

Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 20th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. A. W. Didner officiating. The body was then taken to Columbus for burial in the Columbus Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Delton Heinsohn, Richard Meyer, Jimmy Noska, Bobby Zajicek, Arthur Stancik and Edwin Vaclavik.

Rosary was recited at Mill-Bauer Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and again at 8:00 a.m. Friday.

Leroy Alvin Noska was born June 10, 1923 at Frelsburg to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Noska. He resided during his life in Columbus, Bay City and Eagle Lake and was employed by a pipeline company.

Survivors include two children, Bonnie, 4 and Larry, 10, by a marriage with Elisie Sidle; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Noska, who reside near the river pumping plant; one sister, Mrs. Herbert Stern of Eagle Lake; four brothers, Clemens and Willie of Columbus and Reuben and Archie Lee of Eagle Lake; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Zajicek, and a number of nieces and nephews. One child preceded him in death.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 26, 1958
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Noska, Raymond E.

Raymond E. Noska

Raymond E. Noska, 81, of Columbus passed away Feb. 3 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Frelsburg April 29, 1927 to Adolph and Sophie (Ruether) Noska. He married Pearl Irene Lilie Oct. 22, 1957. He was a foreman at Barton Construction, Horton and Horton Gravel Company and then retired from Smith Industries.

He enjoyed the country life, especially gardening and going to his farm in Frelsburg. He was in the army and served his country during the Korean War. He was a lifetime resident of Columbus and Frelsburg and a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6113 in Columbus. He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Rudolph Noska; and sisters Regina Richter and Veronica Vasut.

He is survived by his wife; daugher Sandra Henneke and husband Thomas of Columbus; sons Kenneth Noska and wife Annette of Bastrop and Glen Noska and his wife Margaret of Frelsburg; sister Agatha Vasut of Brushy; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew and Amanda Noska of Bastrop, Ryan Henneke of Columbus, Haley Henneke of Bryan and Travis, Kristi and Megan Noska of Columbus; great grandchild, David Edward Gill; sister-in-law, Carol Chovanec of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial service was Friday, Feb. 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetary [sic.] in Frelsburg.

Colorado County Citizen, February 17, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Noska, Rudolph A.

Rudolph Noska

Last rites for Rudolph A. Noska, 53, of Wharton, were held at Henneke Funeral Home In Columbus at 9:30 a.m. Monday, with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rosary was recited at Henneke Funeral Home! Monday.
Mr. Noska, a resident of Wharton 26 years, died in Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton Dec. 14.

He was a son of Adolph and Sophie Ruether. Noska, born May, 26, 1921, in Fayetteville. He was employed as a maintenance man at Texas Highway Department He was a veteran of World War II, and was affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Survivors include his father of Frelsburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Connie Richter of Wharton and Mrs. Harry Vasut and Mrs. Eddie Vasut, both of Columbus; and one bother, Raymond Noska of Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Edward Vasut, Larry Vasut, James Vasut, Allen Vasut, Edward Richter and Kenith Noska.

Colorado County Citizen, December 19, 1974

Noska, Sophie K. (Ruether)

Sophie Noska

Last rites for Mrs. Adolph (Sophie) Noska of Columbus were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Werner Rockholt officiating. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Noska, born April 15, 1898 in Ellinger, died at her home Feb. 17. She was a daughter of Charles and Pauline Janek Ruether. She had lived in the Frelsburg area 48 years.

Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Henneke Funeral Home.

Survivors are her husband, Adolph Noska; 3 daughters, Mrs. Connie (Regina) Richter of Wharton, Mrs. Harry (Agatha) Vasut of Brusy and Mrs. Eddie (Veronica) Vasut of Columbus; 2 sons, Rudolph Noska of Wharton and Raymond Noska of Columbus; 4 sisters, Mrs. Bob Bordovsky of La Grange, Mrs. Rudolf Noska of Fayetteville, Mrs. Frank Poncik of Ellinger and Mrs. Hugo Mascheck of Fayettevilole; 2 brothers, Charlie R. Ruether of Garwood, and Jerome Ruether of Round Top; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Eddie Vasut Jr., Larry Vasut, J. D. Vasut, Allen Vasut, KIenneth Noska and Rodney Green.

Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen February 24, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Noska, Vince

Mr. Vinc Noska Dies

The death of Mr. Vinc Noska occurred at a hospital in Austin and funeral services were held at Frelsburg, where interment took place (Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery] the first of last week

Mr. Noska was about forty five years of age and was a brother of Mrs. Jos. V. Frnka of this city, to whom our sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, December 1, 1927

Noska, William Vince "Willie" Sr.

William Vince "Willlie" Noska Sr., 90, of Eagle Lake, died Friday, Sept. 16, 1994, in Eagle Lake.

Born March 10, 1904, in Frelsburg, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Noska. A lifelong Colorado County resident, Mr. Noska spent his entire career in agriculture, farming and ranching, and raised and sold watermelons to the public.

Funeral services were held Sept. 19, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church in eagle Lake with Rev., Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Doyle Noska, Billy Noska, Larrry Noska, Nathan Noska, Ricky Noska and Donnie Stern. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Noska, Manuel Cobia, Butch Estlinbaum, Teddy Ash and Tony Hosman.

Mr. Noska is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Clemens and Irene Noska of Columbus, Willie and Carolyn Noska Jr., Rubin and Nira Noska and Archie and Dorothy Noska all of Eagle Lake; sisters Adela Kuhlanek of Fayetteville and Evelyn Marburger of Borden; 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and loved ones.

He was preceded I death in 1984 by his wife of 63 years, Elenor Zajicek Noska; his parents; daughter, Erna Stern in 1983; son Leroy Noska in 1958; two brothers and two sisters.

Colorado County Citizen, September 21,1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Noska, Willie Leon Jr.


Willie Leon Noska Jr., 82, of Eagle Lake, passed away Sept. 7 in Houston.

He was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Frelsburg, to William Vince Noska Sr. and Elenor (Zajicek) Noska. He moved to Columbus in 1939 and went to for the Rock Co. in 1943. From 1944 to the present time he had worked for several businesses including, Horton & Horton in Pasadena, Victoria and Columbus, and Parker Brothers, Superior, Ideal and M&M Gravel Co. in Altair. From 1969 until his passing he was a dragline mechanic. He married Carolyn Hollas on April 3, 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leroy Noska; and sister, Erna Stern.

He is survived by his wife of Eagle Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Gae Anne Noska of Columbus, Billy and Sharon Noska of Hallettsville, Sherrill and Tammy Noska of North Carolina, Clarence and Linda Noska of Houston, Tommy and Patricia Noska of Pasadena, and Jimmy and Carol Noska of Rock Island; step-daughters: Edna Rosprim of East Bernard, and Julia and husband Charles Petty of Richmond; brothers and sisters-in-law Clemens and Irene Noska of Columbus, Rubin Noska of Alleyton, Archie and Dorothy Noska of Eagle Lake; 16 grandchildren, Dustin, Brandon, John, Amanda, Kimberly, Caleb, Joseph, John Dillon, Joshua and Brittany Noska, Alec and Eric Petty, Melissa Noska Chovanetz and Shannon, Shawn and Jason Dabney; and seven great-grandchildren, Haley, Cory, Dane and Anneliese Noska, Corey and Constance Chovanetz, Kaylie Martinez; and other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 9 at the Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Dustin Noska, Brandon Noska, Joshua Noska, Larry Noska, Troy Noska, Nathan Noska and Donnie Stern.

Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 2006
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