Obituaries

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Firman David Amberg

Firman David Amberg, 76, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at his home. He was born March 6, 1937,
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Therman “David” Ryza

Therman “David” Ryza died on Oct. 14, 2013.  He was born in Houston on Dec. 23, 1946 to Therman and Helen Ryza. David proudly served in the United States Army from November 1966 to November 1968 and achieved the rank of Sp4. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal. He is survived by his son
Thomas David Ryza, a sister Betty Ann Peace, and numerous cousins and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the National Cemetery in Houston. 
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Paulette Cavazos

Paulette Cavazos, 67, of Fayetteville died Dec. 1, 2013 in Houston. She was born on Oct. 30, 1946 to Raymond and  Angeline (Peters) Beran in La Grange. On April 16, 1967 she married Ralph F. Cavazos. Paulette lived in Fayetteville
since 1970 and was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Fayetteville. She was a beautician and owner/operator of Paulette’s Beauty Salon in Fayetteville and also enjoyed doing hair on Mondays at the Care Inn Nursing Home in La Grange. Paulette is survived by her daughters, Ronda Cavazos Fitch and husband Bryan of Waxahachie, and Tammy Beseda and  husband Kermit of Fayetteville; sons, Todd Cavazos of Katy, and Chuck Cavazos of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Brock Cavazos, Breann Beseda, Emeri Fitch and Ezra Fitch; and two great grandchildren, Knox and
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Ludmila “Lillian” Clara (Polasek) Gaertner

Ludmila “Lillian” Clara (Polasek) Gaertner, 78, of La Grange died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at her residence. Lillian was born in Fayette County on Aug. 1, 1935, the daughter of Gus and Agnes  (Dirba) Polasek. She is survived by two sons;
Jesse Gaertner and wife, Debra and Frankie Gaertner and wife, Bridgette all of La Grange; two grandchildren, Samuel Gaertner and wife, Clara of Magnolia and Katrina Gaertner of College Station; six brothers, Bennie Polasek and wife, Mary Ann of Columbus, Robert Polasek and wife, Barbara of Ellinger, Henry Polasek and wife, Mary Le of Columbus, Gussie Polasek and wife, Theresa of Columbus, Daniel Polasek and wife, Cecilia of Buda and Frankie Polasek and wife, Debbie of Ellinger; three sisters, Georgie Krenek and husband, Billy of Katy, Margie Stancik and husband, Ray of
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05
Dec

Rossie Lea (Bond) Hale

Rossie Lea (Bond) Hale, 78, of La Grange died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Monument Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Rossie was born in Jonesville, La. on Oct. 11, 1935, the daughter of Walter Carl Bond and Dena (Bounds) Bond. She
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Robert W. (Bob) Gayken

Robert W. (Bob) Gayken, 61, of Schulenburg, died Nov. 29, 2013. Robert was born on Oct. 9, 1952 in Oakland, Calif. to Lester William Gayken and Lois Fay Clark Gayken. He served in the United States Air Force and was a retired wood worker.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange.
Memorial contributions may be made to CTVHCS for Medical Services, 1901 Veterans Memorial Dr., Temple, Texas 76504.
Fayette Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements 
 
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05
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Dennis L. Powell.

On Nov. 25, 2013 God called home His saint, Dennis L. Powell. He passed away quietly in La Grange after a long battle
with multiple illnesses, the most debilitating being osteoarthritis. He was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas and raised in  Brewer Bottoms, Ark. He graduated from Stuttgart High School in 1960. His working career, which consisted of four decades, was divided between working at Riceland Foods as a plant operation supervisor and driving eighteen wheelers. His favorite and final job commenced when he fulfilled his life-long dream as an independent owner/operator trucker driving for “the Dennis and Pam” driving team. Although he left Arkansas in 1977, he remained a proud Arkansan
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Burnie Henry Schulze

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Kenneth Wayne (Kenny) Ullrich

Kenneth Wayne (Kenny) Ullrich, 74, died Dec. 3, 2013 in La Grange. Kenny was born on March 24, 1939 in Carmine to Willie A. Ullrich and Verlie Albers Ullrich. He was the founder and owner of Electric Motor Service  in La Grange, member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, EASA, Farm Bureau, La Grange Volunteer Fire Department and the Round Top-Warrenton Fire Department. Kenny enjoyed working with his cattle and deer hunting. Kenny is survived by two daughters; Wendy McDaniel and husband Jesse of Carmine, Penny Sengler and husband Peter of La Grange; granddaughter, Robin Sengler of La Grange; two stepgranddaughters, Cassie Adams and husband Billy of Lufkin and 
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Frank J. Gerik

Frank J. Gerik, 76, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Frank was born May 27, 1937 in Fayetteville to Frank
and Rosie (Marek) Gerik. He attended St. John Catholic School and married Clara (Janish) Gerik on Oct. 10, 1956 at
St. John Catholic Church in Fayetteville. A lifelong resident of the area, Frank was a hardworking dedicated family man.

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