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Schimcek, Albina (Dittrich)

Stroke Fatal To Mrs. Schimcek; Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. August Schimcek of the Oakland area, who died Friday, March 1, of a stroke, were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Schimcek had been in the hospital about a month, after suffering an earlier stroke; she lived ten days after the second one.

The former Albina Dittrich, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was born Feb. 1, 1893, a daughter of Edward and Mary Dittrich, and was married to Mr. Schimcek Oct. 21, 1912. They settled near Oakland and had lived there since.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Alfred and Hilton of Rt. 1, Weimar and George of Rt. 3, Schulenburg; two daughters, Mrs. Alice (Robert) Berger and Mrs. Lillie (Sylvester) Vacek, both of Rt. 3, Schulenburg; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Emil Dittrich of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Agnes (Ray) Clark of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Mary (Emil) Boehm of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Monica (Louis) Janda of Weimar. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Robert Earl Berger, Leonard Schimcek, Manuel Schimcek, Eugene Grohmann, Eugene Kalinec, George Schimcek Jr., Ronald Schimcek, and Richard Vacek.

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1968, page 7

Schimcek, Albina (Ulrich)

Albina Schimcek Funeral Services Held Jan. 2

Mrs. Charlie (Albina) Schimcek, 92, of Weimar, died Dec. 30 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2 at St. Michael's Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Mrs. Schimcek was born Aug. 16, 1910 in Colorado County to Joseph Frank and Anna (Klesel) Ulrich. She attended St. Michael School.

On July 6, 1931, she married Charlie F. Schimcek at St. Michael's Church in Weimar. She lived in Oakland, the Bila Hora area and then resided in Weimar for 34 years.

She was a housewife and affiliated with St. Michael's Church.

Mrs. Schimcek is survived by son-in-law, Eugene Balusek of Weimar; granddaughter, Doris Sims and husband Larry of Brandon and Michael Sims of Sheridan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one daughter, one grandson, six brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Joe Ulrich, Frankie Neiser, Clarence Dittrich, Leonard Thumann, Wayne Thumann and Bruce Beidiger.

The Weimar Mercury, January 9, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Schimcek, August

Aug. Schimcek, Lifelong Area Resident, Buried

Funeral services for August Schimcek, 80-year-old retired farmer of Oakland, were held Friday afternoon, May 14, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated.

Mr. Schimcek died May 12 in Youens Memorial Hospital after five months’ illness. He had lived at Parkview Manor awhile before entering the hospital.

He was born July 29, 1890, in the New Bielau area, the son of Martin and Veronica Schimcek. He married Miss Albina Dittrich at Weimar on Oct. 14, 1912, and they settled at Oakland, where they lived the rest of their lives. Mrs. Schimcek died March 1, 1968.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Berger and Mrs. Sylvester (Lillie) Vacek, both of Rt. 3, Schulenburg; three sons, Alfred and Hilton of Weimar and George of Schulenburg; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Ronald Schimcek, Leonard Schimcek, George Schimcek Jr., Eugene Grohmann, Robert Earl Berger and Richard Vacek.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 27, 1971
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Schimcek, Frank E.

Final Rites For Frank Schimcek, 88, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Frank Schimcek, 88, retired Oakland farmer, were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mr. Schimcek died at about 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in Colonial Rest Home, Schulenburg, where he had lived for the past five years.

Born Sept. 10, 1878, in Germany, he was a son of Martin and Veronica Boehm Schimcek, who brought him to this country when he was about five years old. They settled near Oakland, and with the exception of about two years at Shiner he had lived at Oakland until moving to the rest home.

Two wives preceded him in death. His first wife, the former Miss Martha Seim, died in 1922; his second, the former Mrs. Matilda Elstner, died in about 1932.

Surviving are four sons, Charles of Hallettsville, Emil and Bennie of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Edmund of El Campo; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Minnie) Ulrich, Schulenburg route, Mrs. Fred (Selma) Wanjura of Weimar and Mrs. Ernest (Leona) Thumann of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother August Schimcek, of Weimar. Two stepchildren, Fred Elstner of Weimar and Mrs. Steve Herzik of Houston, also survive. A son, Norwin, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Leonard Thumann, Ernest Thumann, Clarence Dittrich, Eugene Balusek, Norwin Schimcek Jr., and Bruce Bediger.

Weimar Mercury, December 22, 1966, page 5

Schimcek, Hilton Leonard

Hilton Schimcek Funeral Services Held Feb. 7

Hilton Leonard Schimcek, 74, of Weimar, passed peacefully into God's care on Monday, Feb. 5. A rosary was recited on Tuesday, Feb. 6 by Father John Bily.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar by Father John Bily. Co-celebrant was Father John Peters of Hallettsville. Reverend Charles Sonnier of Sweet Home was in attendance. Monsignor Balthasar Janacek was to co-celebrate, but was unable to attend due to sudden illness.

A tribute to Hilton's life was composed by his family and read by his daughter-in-law, Kelly Schimcek. The liturgy was read by his granddaughters. His grandchildren presented the offertory gifts.

Entombment followed at St. Michael Catholic Mausoleum. He was bid a military farewell by the Weimar VFW.

Hilton was born on March 24, 1932 to August and Albina (Dittrich) Schimcek. He grew up in Oakland, and resided in the Weimar and Schulenburg area his entire life.

At the age of 15, he became a truck driver for McCall Sanders.

He married the love of his life, Marian Janacek, on Dec. 27, 1952 with Father Balthasar Janacek performing the ceremony.

Hilton was a cook in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was ranked SP4 upon honorable discharge. He returned home and worked for McCall Sanders, driving trucks. He worked his way up to supervisor.

He then went on to start his own business. The entire family worked for Hilton's Eggs. He developed an egg route to stores all over Southeast Texas.

In 1975, Hilton decided to semi-retire and went into the farm equipment and custom farming business.

In September of 1977, he went into the gravel hauling business and continued until 2004. His "Big Ford Fleet" of four trucks were driven by him and his three sons. In the early 90's, "KOJAK" was awarded a Safe Driver's award.

After his retirement, he enjoyed visiting with family and friends. "Pops" especially delighted in his grandchildren and his young great grandchildren's visits. With his cooking knowledge, he would enjoy baking, barbecuing and grilling for his family. He enjoyed working in his garden, tending to his cattle and playing dominoes.

Hilton was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, KJZT, and Hermann Sons Lodge 14.

He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Marian Schimcek of Weimar; daughter, Belinda Valla and husband Franklin of Weimar; and sons, Ronald Schimcek and wife JoAnn of Weimar, Gary Schimcek of Weimar, and Bruce Schimcek and wife Kelly of Hallettsville.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Chandra Gallaher and husband Randall of Weimar, Kara Navarro and husband Michael of Katy, Megan Schimcek of Seguin, Ashley Valla of San Antonio, Seth Valla of Weimar, Emily Schimcek and Brennan Schimcek of Hallettsville; and great-grandchildren, Allison Gallaher of Weimar and Mason Navarro of Katy.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Seth Valla, Brennan Schimcek; grandsons-in-law, Randall Gallaher, Michael Navarro; nephew, Leonard Schimcek, Thomas Schimcek, and Bobby Berger.

Honorary Pallbearers were Eugene Schimcek, Daniel Schimcek, Richard Vacek, Jimmie Vacek, Wallace Schimcek and Davey Vanicek

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or School, Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, or charity of one's choice.

Weimar Mercury, February 15, 2007, page 2A

Schimcek, John L.

John L. Schimcek Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services for John L. Schimcek, former Weimar resident, who died at Kerrville, were held here Sunday morning, Jan. 28, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Schimcek, a bachelor, had been gone from here 34 years, living at San Antonio most of that time.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1962, page 1

Schimcek, Katie Christine

Katie Schimcek - WEIMAR

WEIMAR - Katie Schimcek, 17, of Weimar, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.

She was born Jan. 1, 1988, in Katy, to Daniel and Elva Mazoch Schimcek of Weimar. She was a senior at Weimar High School and a member of the Weimar FFA, Lady Cats softball team, and St. Michael Catholic Church.

Survivors: sister, Tara Stech of Weimar; brother, Tyson Schimcek of Austin; and grandfather, Ivan Mazoch of Dubina.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church.

A prayer service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. John C. Bily officiating.

Burial will be at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Dubina. Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar, 979-725-8561.

Memorials: St. Michael School Band Program, St. Michael School Special Choir, St. Michael School Scholarship Fund, or Weimar FFA Show Barn Fund. [Additional information]

Victoria Advocate Online, Wednesday,August 31, 2005
Submitted by Matt Cross

Katie Schimcek Funeral Services Held Sept. 2

Katie Christine Schimcek was born Jan. 1, 1988 in Katy. While at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, she passed away on Aug. 28 from head injuries due to a car accident at the age of 17.

She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Elva Schimcek of Weimar; sister and brother-in-law, Tara and Travis Stech of Weimar; brother, Tyson Schimcek of Austin; and also three nephews, Austin and Dillon Stech and Zachary Schimcek.

Other surviving family members are grandfather, Ivan Mazoch Sr. of Dubina; uncles and aunts, Leonard and Jean Schimcek, Wallace and Wendy Schimcek, Adolph and Jeanette Vaculik of Schulenburg, Thomas and Carolyn Schimcek of Weimar, Joylene Schimcek of Houston, Thomas and Judy Falke of Industry, Harlen and Jane Miksch of Austin, Ivan Jr. and Ann Mazoch of Houston, James and Patricia Mazoch of Dubina.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alfred and Pauline Schimcek of Weimar, and grandmother, Evelyn Mazoch of Dubina, uncle, Manual Schimcek of Houston and cousin, Jeffrey Schimcek of Houston.

Katie went to St. Michael's School from first through eighth grade. She sang in the choir, played volleyball and softball, and participated in many PSIA events, her best event being spelling.

She was an active member of the 4-H from third through eighth grade showing many hogs at the Colorado County Fair.

Katie was a Weimar Wildcat from her ninth grade year until present. Katie was involved in the FFA since she was a freshman.

She participated in many FFA events, going to state competition six times. She was always going on FFA trips, Washington, DC, Lubbock, and Fort Worth, just to name a few.

She won Grand Champion hog four times and reserve champion once in her stock show career. At the 2005 stock show she was the first student ever to win both Grand and Reserve hogs. She was also an FFA Officer for two years.

Katie also was part of the girls softball team for three years. She took part in UIL events and was in the National Honor Society.

A rosary service was held Sept. 1 at St. Michael Catholic Church. The funeral service was officiated by Father John Bily on Sept. 2 at St. Michael Church with burial following at the Dubina cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clayton Miksch of Austin, Ivan Mazoch III of Pflugerville, Josh Falke of Bellville, Trevor Falke of College Station, James Schimcek, Kevin Schimcek, Joseph Schimcek all of Weimar, Stewart Vaculik of Austin and Craig Schimcek of Schulenburg.

Honorary Pallbearers were cousins, Kurt Falke of New York, Stefanie Miksch of New York, Melissa Miksch of Austin, Brianna and Jill Mazoch of Dubina, Amber Burnett of Bellville, Alicia Mazoch of Galveston, Monica Mazoch of Houston, Stephanie Janecek, Amy Vaculik, Staci Schimcek all of Schulenburg, Jennifer Schimcek of Houston.

Blake Ryba, Luke Janak, Oscar Rubio and Mario Nino, the Senior class of 2006 and all members of the Weimar FFA were also included as honorary pallbearers.

Katie will live on in all of our memories and she will live through other people since she was an organ donor.

Please don't question why this happened but know that Katie is now in heaven to help all of her friends, family and even strangers because in her death she became our guardian angel.

Weimar Mercury, September 8, 2005, page 2A

Schimcek, Marian Angelina (Janacek)

Funeral services for Marian Angelina Janacek Schimcek, 78, of Weimar were held May 13, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with burial in the St. Michael Catholic Mausoleum. She died May 11, 2012 in the Schulenburg Recency Nursing Center.

She was born Nov. 26, 1933 in Schulenburg, the daughter of Wesley and Angelina Lebeda Janacek. She was a Schulenburg High School graduate. She married Hilton Leonard Schimcek Dec. 27, 1952 in Schulenburg. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper for the family egg and trucking business, and member of St. Michael Catholic Church, KJXT, and Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include daughter, Belinda Valla and husband Franklin of Weimar, sons, Ronald Schimcek and wife Jo Ann and Gary Schimncek, all of Weimar, and Bruce Schimcek and wife Kelly of Hallettsville; sisters, Vera Barta and Alice Campbell, both of Baytown; brother, Wesley Janacek of Schulenburg; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brother, Edwwin [as printed] Janacek.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar or the charity of choice.

Hubbard Funeral Home of Weimar was in charge of arrangements.

The Fayette County Record, Friday, May 18, 2012
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Schimcek, Martha (Seim)


Mrs. Frank Schimcek, wife of a well known farmer of the Oakland section, died Tuesday morning, after a long illness. The remains were brought to Weimar Wednesday morning and laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Mrs. Schimcek was formerly a Miss Seim. Her husband carried her recently to Fort Worth, but was assured by physicians there, so we are told, that they could do nothing for her, and she was brought home to die. To the bereaved husband our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1922, page 7

Schimcek, Mathilda (Stahl) Elstner

Well Known Lady Is Claimed by Death

Mrs. Mathilda Schimcek, nee Stahl, beloved wife of Mr. Frank Schimcek of he Oakland section, died in San Antonio Saturday and the remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon for interment, which took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.

Mrs. Schimcek was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1876, her maiden name being Stahl. She was about 55 years of age at time of her death. While a small child she came to Texas with her parents, the family settling in this section, where deceased lived up to the time of her death, with the exception of a few years, while she was a patient at the state hospital in San Antonio. In 1895 she was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. Elstner, and with her husband she lived in the Holman community. To this union two children were born and are still living, as follows: Mrs. Steve Herzik of Houston and Mr. Fred Elstner, living a short distance south of Weimar. Her first husband, Mr. Elstner, died in 1900. In 1925 she was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Schimcek, who survives her.

Mrs. Schimcek was a faithful wife and mother, a good woman in every respect, ever proved herself a good neighbor and friend, and hundreds of people throughout this section are deeply grieved over her sad demise.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her beloved ones in their sad misfortune.

Weimar Mercury, September 4, 1931, page 1

Schimcek, unknown


The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schimcek of this community, born only a few days ago, was claimed by Death Wednesday and was buried in St. MichaeI's Cemetery this (Thursday) morning, with Rev. J. J. Hildebrand officiating. In the death of their little darling, spared to them only a few brief hours, the parents have the sympathy of all.

Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1935, page 1

Schimcek, Veronica (Boehm)

Old Time Settler of This Section Dies

Mrs. Veronica Schimcek, an old time settler of this section, died Thursday of last week at her home south of town, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.

Mrs. Schimcek was born in 1850 in Austria. Her maiden name was Boehm and she was married in 1870 to Mr. Martin Schimcek. To this union were born eleven children, of whom six are still living as follows: Mrs. Annie Nitschmann of Oakland, Frank and August Schimcek of Oakland, Charles Schimcek and Mrs. Joe Guenther of Floresville, and John Schimcek of San Antonio. Also surviving are twenty-six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Schimcek and her husband came to Texas in 1883. They lived nine years in Fayette county, then moved to Colorado county, south of Weimar, where the remainder of her life was spent. Her husband died March 28, 1905. At time of death Mrs. Schimcek was 79 years, 9 months and 20 days old.

Mrs. Schimcek was a good woman in every respect. Throughout her life she proved herself a splendid wife, mother, and friend, and was held in the highest esteem by everyone who knew her. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, September 26, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
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