Obituaries

Mon
14
Apr

Betty J. (Stamper) Myers

Betty J. (Stamper) Myers,  75, of Round Top, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her residence. Betty was born in Hamilton, Ohio on Feb. 2, 1939, the daughter of George and Betty (Duelman) Stamper. She married Walter Myers on Sept. 4, 1957 in Pasadena. Betty worked for Blinn College teaching students of nursing. She enjoyed crafting, painting, woodwork, embroidering, crocheting, cooking and cake decorating. She is survived by her husband, Walter; daughter, Joyce Taylor of Quincy, Fla.; son, David Myers and wife, Gracie of Round Top and son, Dennis Myers and wife, Connie of Greenbrier, 
Ark.; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Ellison and infant brother, Jerry. Visitation was held on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 2 to 7  p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral
Thu
10
Apr

Fred Arnold Munke

Fred Arnold Munke, 86, of Anahuac, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Fred was born in Fayette County on July 15, 1927, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Fietsam) Munke. He married Gladys Herbrich on Nov. 20, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grange. Fred served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946 and was stationed in Japan. He was a commercial fisherman and retired after 58 years. Fred was a talented boat builder and built his own 
boats for his commercial fishing business. He never ran from any of the hurricanes and had the hope to live through more. Fred loved children, even though he never had any of his own. He loved to listen to classical music. He was very proud of his German heritage. He is survived by five nieces: Theresa Banse and husband, Norbert; Peggy Hartensteiner
Thu
10
Apr

Betty Joan Wauer

Betty Joan Wauer, 76, of Bryan, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014. Betty was born on Dec. 4, 1937 to Alvis N. and Mary L.
(Holcomb) Newman in Barnhart. She graduated from Big Lake High School in Reagan County and worked for the National Park Service for sixteen
years. Betty was proud to be a descendant of William Rabb and Joseph Newman of Stephen F. Austin’s Old 300 making her a 7th Generation Texan. She was
also a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colonial Dames. Betty was responsible
for acquiring the original Rabb Millstones currently on display in La Grange and historical markers across Texas. She had a passion for genealogy, writing
quarterly family newsletters and organizing family reunions for the descendants of the Old 300, but most of all traveling with the love of her life, Ro. Through
Thu
10
Apr

Olga Gully

Olga Gully, 91, of Fayetteville died March 18, 2014 in Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital. Olga was born in Fayetteville
on Nov. 26, 1922, the daughter of William and Mary (Martis) Jasek. She was a lifelong resident of Fayetteville but resided 
in a nursing home in Katy the last 71/2 years of her life. Olga was a devout Catholic and enjoyed being involved in various church and school activities. In her early years she was President of the Mother’s Club of St. John’s Catholic School. Olga was also an active member of the Altar Society and a Charter member of the CDA (Catholic Daughters of America). She was also a member of the Czech Heritage Society in Fayetteville. Olga worked many years at the Oak Motel in La Grange as a switchboard operator and still found time to care for her family, keep a flower garden and can vegetables.
Mon
07
Apr

Margaret (Vasek) Wood

Margaret (Vasek) Wood, 80, of La Grange, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Seton Medical Center in Austin as the result of 
a severe stroke. Margaret was born in La Grange on Oct. 30, 1933, the daughter of Anton E. Vasek and Ludmilla (Bordovsky) Vasek, the original owners of Riverside Cafe. Margaret attended the University of Texas in Austin majoring
in Education. She was a  member of Delta Gamma Sorority and was voted One of the Ten Most Beautiful Freshmen at the University. Margaret modeled professionally in Shreveport, La. and Austin in the 1960’s. She pursued her passion for  teaching at St. Rose in Schulenburg (3rd grade) and La Grange Elementary (4th grade). Later in life, past students surprised her with praise of how she affected their lives. Margaret lived in La Grange for the past thirty years. She was
Mon
07
Apr

Lottie (Laufer) Young

Mon
07
Apr

Bernice Marie (Parma) Kulhanek

Bernice Marie (Parma) Kulhanek, 93, of La Grange, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Bernice was born in La Grange on Aug. 8, 1920, the daughter of Joe and Frances Parma. She married Edwin Charles Kulhanek on June 3, 1940 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Plum. Bernice worked as an office nurse for Dr. Zatopek and also worked as a kindergarten teacher’s aid. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society and Ladies’ Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Jana Kulhanek of La Grange; two sons: Mike Kulhanek of La Grange and Chad Kulhanek and wife, Susan, of Plum; three grandchildren: Casey Kulhanek, Katie Janda and
husband, Kyle, and Adam Kulhanek; great-grandchild, Sophie Rose Janda; and special friend and relative, Joyce Rohde.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Edwin Kulhanek; sister, Fannie Mae Feliksiak; and
Thu
03
Apr

Alicia Anne Weinert

Alicia Anne Weinert, 46, of Tomball, died March 8, 2014 at Tomball Regional Hospital, the result of complications  following a heart attack. Alicia was born Feb. 20,  1968 in Shreveport, La. She is survived by her husband, Todd Weinert;  daughters, Farrin and Ashlyn Weinert, and Brianna Barrett; son, Brandon Barrett; grandchildren, Aubrey Guy and Jackson Barrett; sister, Heather Lottman; brotherin- law, Eric Lottman; brothers, Aron, Adam, and Austin Askew; mother-in-law, Maxine Weinert; sister-in-law, Tammie James; step-mother, Katherine Askew; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She was preceded in death by both parents. A memorial service in Alicia’s
honor with visitation and video viewing preceeding the service was held at Klein Funeral Home on Champions Forest
Thu
03
Apr

Lou Scott

Lou Scott died March 31, 2014 at Park Place Nursing Home in Georgetown. She had lived in Florence since 1985 where she was known as the “Library Lady” for her volunteer work at the public library. She was born in Del Valle on March 12, 1925 to Henry and Callie Barber. She graduated from Austin High School in 1942. She married Joseph Scott in March  1948. He joined the Methodist Ministry in 1955 and his assignments included Leesville, Flatonia, Paint Rock, Rocksprings, Karnes City, La Grange, Big Lake, and Liberty Hill. Survivors include two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and husband. Visitation will be held Friday,
April 4, 2014 at Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 8. Services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Methodist
Church Florence. 
Mon
31
Mar

Bobby Joe Huenefeld

Bobby Joe Huenefeld, 73, died March 26, 2014 in Giddings. Bobby was born in Waller on May 18, 1940 to Edwin and
Margaret Mansell Huenefeld. His mother, Margaret, died when he was only three years of age and he was raised by his
father and aunts. He lived his childhood years in Waller. He attended Waller Public Schools graduating there in 1959.
He attended Sam Houston State College and later transferred to Blinn College in Brenham where he received an Associate in Arts degree. He went on to attend Southwest Texas State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He later attended Prairie View University and received his Master of Education degree. He taught at La Grange
Junior High and Flatonia High Schools after which he changed careers and became an accountant with Combined Community Action and later at Fayette Electric Cooperative. Throughout his life, he was always interested in bookkeeping

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