Obituaries

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Leroy E. Leonhardt

Leroy E. Leonhardt, 82, of Texas City, died July 1, 2015 at Cornerstone Hospital in Webster.

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E William Pete Glaiser

E William Pete Glaiser, 94, of La Grange, died on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Pete was born in Eagle Lake, Texas on October 13, 1920, the son of William and Mary (Polocheck) Glaiser. On October 11, 1941, he married Lila Hattie Schultz at St. Roch’s Parish in Mentz, Texas.

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09
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Ignacio Perez

Ignacio Perez, 78 of Ellinger, died unexpectedly July 3, 2015 near Ellinger. Ignacio was born on Sept. 23, 1936 in Nombre de Dios Michoacán, Mexico to Guadalupe Perez and Eulalia Mendez Perez. He was a retired deburring operator in the aerospace industry. He enjoyed walking to Hruska’s, helping others, lengthy conversations with friends, visiting his nephew Javier Perez in Washington and travelling to Mexico. He is survived by his exwife; Yolanda Galan, two daughters; Norma Lopez and husband Silvestre and Bianca Torres and husband Efrain, four sons; Hector, Alan, Rafael and Jose, five grandchildren; Reina Perez, Raymond Perez, Lorenzo Perez, Vincent Perez and Alessandro Perez; three sisters; two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Visitation was held Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. The family received visitors from 4 to 7 p.m.

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09
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Joseph Michael (Joe Michael) Kana

Joseph Michael (Joe Michael) Kana died July 3, 2015. He was born Nov. 13, 1944 to the late Joseph Victor and Henrietta Kana in La Grange. Joe graduated from Sacred Heart High School, attended University of Texas and graduated from St. Edwards University Austin with a degree in Business Management. From there he went to Officer Training for the US Air Force and inducted in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Nan Ellen Kana; children, Chris Kana and wife Angela; Brian Kana Johnson and wife Kim; daughter Becky Sims and husband Jeremy; randchildren, Ashlyn Kana, Danica and Parker Johnson, Savannah and Addison Sims; brother, Richard Kana and wife Susan; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services with Military Honors were held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana.

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06
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Charles Allen Schmidt

Charles Allen Schmidt, 76, of Fayetteville, bid farewell to his wife Pat and to his treasured Ticker Tape Farm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, leaving his earthly life to be with his heavenly Father following 16 months of fighting GBM brain cancer. Charles was born in Houston on Jan. 1, 1939, the only child of Charles Solomon and Lucille Elaine (Harris) Schmidt. He fell in love and married Patricia Ellisor on Oct. 15, 1966 in Houston. Baptized as an infant in the Methodist Church, he was an active member in the La Grange United Methodist Church with participation in the Challengers Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Men, and the Pastor’s Bible Study as well as several committees. At the time he became ill, he was the church Treasurer. Certainly he will be long remembered most for his liturgy presentations and his narrations for the Adult Chancel Choir’s cantatas. Charles was an OTC/Equity securities trader for several brokerage firms.

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06
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Elizabeth Ann (Wiist) Humphrey

Elizabeth Ann (Wiist) Humphrey, 67, of Flatonia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Webster.
Elizabeth was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Oct. 13, 1947, the daughter of Richard and Nellie (Coffey) Wiist. She married Glen Dale Humphrey on June 28, 1964 in Houston.Visitation was held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services followed beginning at 12 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements

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02
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Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek

Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek, 92, of La Grange, died on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Jefferson Place Assisted Living, in La Grange. A complete obituary was in an earlier edition of the newspaper in June. Visitation will be at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service is set for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in La Grange. In Lieu of flowers/pot plants, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac Lane, Victoria, Texas 77901; Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731; or a charity of one’s choice. Cards can be mailed to the Zatopek Family (or a particular family member), 259 East Colorado, La Grange, Texas 78945.

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Jerry B. Prilop

Jerry B. Prilop, 80 of Manchaca, died at home on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Jerry was born in 1935 in Fayette County and graduated La Grange High School in 1952. He attended Nixon Clay Business College while working. He spent time as a United States Marine Corps Reservist and was a fireman with the Austin Fire Department for 14 years before going into business for himself as a paint contractor. He was a member of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church for 59 years, and a 76 year member of the KJT, Catholic Union of Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Ann and his eight children Kim Williamson (Denny), Penny Stevens (John), Steve Prilop, James Prilop, Jill Snyder (Chuck), Tracy Briggs (Marc), John Prilop and Millie Jones (Jeremy), 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Prilop, his brother George and sister Lucille. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St.

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Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek

Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek, 92, of La Grange, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Jefferson Place Assisted Living in La Grange. A complete obituary was in an earlier edition of the newspaper in June. Visitation will be at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service is set for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in La Grange.

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Robert “Bob” Earl Booth

Robert “Bob” Earl Booth, 77, of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015.
He was born in Velasco on Aug. 23, 1937, the son of James A. Booth and Rosa Lee (Staton) Booth. He married Jo Ann White on Aug. 10, 1957 in Lake Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, of 57 years; daughter, Brenda Kapchinski and husband, Ricky, of Brenham; son, Richard “Rick” Booth and wife, Darlene, of Cibolo; granddaughter, Wendi Jo Kapchinski; four step randchildren: Mary Kapchinski and Crystal Hicks and husband, Nathan; Allen and wife, Tammy Patton and Nina Harwick; and eight great -grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel in Industry.. Graveside services will be held at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Industry at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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