Obituaries

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Rawlings

Josephine “Jo” Pasak Rawlings of La Grange, formerly of Wharton, died July 24, 2015 in La Grange. Visitation will be held from 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton. She was born Josephine C. Freed, the youngest of 11 children to Josef and Frances (Martinak) Fried on Dec. 23, 1919 in East Bernard. She married her first husband, Willie F. Pasak on Nov. 23, 1938. He preceded her in death in May of 1963. She later married Harold W. Rawlings on Oct. 2, 1985 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1987.
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Muzny

Laura E. (Schneider) Muzny, 87, of Houston (formerly of Fayetteville), died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Laura was born in Fayetteville on Nov. 29, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Schmidt) Schneider. She married Elo J. Muzny on Nov. 9, 1944 in Houston. Laura retired after 23 years from Coco-Cola Bottling Company. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by two sons: Donald Muzny of Kyle and Kenneth Muzny and wife, Kristie, of Spring; two daughters: Debra Fults and Shirley Young, both of Houston; sister, Gladys Tobias of Houston; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elo Muzny; and three sisters: Lena Smidovec, Leona Muzny and Elizabeth Hollan. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
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Hlozek

Geraldine Daisy (Pustka) Hlozek, 91, of Houston (formerly of La Grange), died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Geraldine was born in Yoakum on Jan. 8, 1924, the daughter of Rudolph and Matilda (Hluchan) Pustka. She married William “Bill” Hlozek on Aug. 26, 1941 in East Bernard. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking. She is survived by two sons: William “Bill” J. Hlozek and wife, Carolyn, of Cypress and John Hlozek and wife, Carole, of Cypress; four daughters: Barbara Fletcher of Houston, Patricia Peters of Fulshear, Jeannie Angeli of Houston, and Marie Worth and husband, David, of Cypress; sister, Joyce Horelica of Rosenberg; brother, Johnnie Pustka of Richmond; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; three brothers; one sister and two grandchildren.
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Kunze

Alice Ruth (Eifert) Kunze, 86, of Warda, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Alice was born in Port Arthur on Jan. 4, 1929, the daughter of Rev. Paul C. and Ruth (Moerbe) Eifert. She married Otto R. Kunze on Aug. 5, 1951 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. Alice enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, sewing, spending time with family and participating in church. She loved traveling abroad while working with her husband. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and served as their secretary. She loved being involved with the Sewing Circle where they created the most beautiful quilts. She was also a Sunday school teacher and an avid Texas A&M Aggies sports fan. She is survived by her husband, Otto R.
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Floeck

Frank Lee Floeck, 59 of Giddings, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home in Giddings. Frank Lee Floeck was born on May 21, 1956 in Houston, the son of Irving Floeck and Lynne (Oliver) Floeck. He worked at B & W Food Markert in Giddings as a kid before becoming the manager of the meat department at Kroger’s in Houston. After moving back to Giddings, Frank owned and served as chef for Jambalaya’s Restaurant in Giddings for many years. After closing the restaurant, Frank went back to work at B & W Food Market in Giddings before retiring. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 1 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7 to 10 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Williams

Charles “T.C.” Williams, 85, of La Grange died July 24, 2015 in Austin. He was born on June 30, 1930 to Henry and Pearl (White) Williams in Weimar. On March 11, 1981 he married Ollie Moore. “T.C.” previously worked for U-Tex in Weimar and was currently owner/operator of his own cemetery grave service. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in La Grange and served in the US Army from July 5, 1946 to Jan. 30, 1947. “T.C.” is survived by his wife, Ollie B. Williams of La Grange; daughters, Myra Woodberry of San Diego, Calif., and Rochelle Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Ricky Williams of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Elner Hicks of Waukegan, Ill.; four grandchildren, Natasha Young, Anthony Young, Antoine Duhe and Rashawn Williams; five great-grandchildren, Tyrell Williams, Amara Christi, Chloe Young, Anthony Young II, and Morgan Young.

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Marie Julie (Chovanec) Hrachovy

Marie Julie (Chovanec) Hrachovy, 96, of Fayetteville, died July 22, 2015 at the TruCare Nursing Center in Columbus. Marie was born in Ellinger on Aug. 3, 1918, the daughter of Jos. F and Mary (Prihoda) Chovanec. She married Henry Hrachovy on Oct. 18, 1938. Marie lived in the country all her life, working beside her husband as they raised corn, peanuts, cattle and chickens. She always had a big garden and did lots of canning. Everyone loved her pickles. She was a good cook and loved baking especially kolaches, strudel and angel food cake. She also did a lot of sewing and quilting and gave many a quilt to the St. Mary’s Church Feast Auction.
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Josephine “Jo” Pasak Rawlings

Josephine “Jo” Pasak Rawlings of La Grange, formerly of Wharton, died July 24, 2015 in La Grange. Visitation will be held from 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.
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Alice Ruth (Eifert) Kunze

Alice Ruth (Eifert) Kunze, 86, of Warda, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be recited at 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Warda.
Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements.
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Diana Jean (Adams Rozmus) Haggerty

Diana Jean (Adams Rozmus) Haggerty, 66, died in La Grange on July 12, 2015 after a long battle with Scleroderma. She was born in Waterloo,
Iowa on Oct. 17, 1948, the daughter of Marion and Dolores Clough Adams. Diana was the oldest sister to siblings Paula Adams Phillips and Jeffrey Adams.

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