Obituaries

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Leroy Paul Kappler

Leroy Paul Kappler, 85 of Austin and formerly of Giddings, died suddenly the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Austin. Leroy was born on April 8, 1930 in Serbin to Willie and Minnie (Synatschk) Kappler. Leroy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received his Honorable Discharge on Dec. 16, 1954 having obtained the rank of Sergeant Leroy retired from the State of Texas Purchasing Department following over 20 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin and the American Legion. Leroy’s joy in life was his niece and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He treasured the time he spent with them and enjoyed attending all of their various activities. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Mark Nuckols officiating. Burial, with military honors in the Giddings City Cemetery.
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Mary Frances

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Vastine Mueller

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Hareld Dean Purdy

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Delta Emma Toni

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Lillian J. (Shimek) Krenek

Lillian J. (Shimek) Krenek, 89, of Fayetteville died Monday, April 13, 2015. Lillian was born in Fayetteville on March 9, 1926, the daughter of John and Otellia (Wychopen) Shimek. She married LeRoy Krenek on Nov. 22, 1953 in Fayetteville.
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Connie Maffei

Connie Maffei, 88, of Round Top, died Friday, March 20, 2015, in St. David’s Hospital in Austin. Born on Sept. 4, 1926, in
Port Washington, N.Y., she was the daughter of Angelo and Susan D’Agostino, the third of five children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Marius Maffei, her brother Gerald D’Agostino and sisters Rose Mattocks and Susan Paukert. She is survived by her eldest daughter Angela Maffei Allen and her husband Stephen Allen, her son Robert Maffei, her youngest daughter Julie Maffei, her sister Anne Pierce, as well as numerous nieces and nephews around the country. Connie graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Galveston in 1949. She dedicated her life to nursing and worked as a private duty nurse the majority of her 44 year career. In 1987, after retiring, she enjoyed being with her family, traveling, Italian food, opera, theatre, film and reading books. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday,
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Daniel Raymond Beck

Daniel Raymond Beck passed away on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family,
from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Daniel Raymond Beck was born in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas on Feb. 18, 1945 to John
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Nancy Louise (Sowa) Koenig

Nancy Louise (Sowa) Koenig, two time survivor of Cancer, lost her third battle with this terrible disease on April 10, 2015 at the age of 79. Nancy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her adoring family. Nancy was born in Corpus
Christi on Dec. 11, 1935 to George Alexander Sowa and Mary Magdalene (Gower) Sowa. She attended the Incarnate 
Word Academy, a highly respected Catholic school, in Corpus Christi. Nancy was a loyal Secretary for the American General Life and Accident Insurance Company in Corpus Christi, as well as the Texas Insurance Commission in Austin.
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Edwin “Eddie” George Rauch Jr.,

Edwin “Eddie” George Rauch Jr., 65 of Nechantiz, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 in La Grange after a battle with cancer.
Eddie was born on Feb. 14, 1950 to the late Edwin Rauch Sr. and Martha F. Sevcik Rauch. He married Mary Drescher on
July 31, 1971. He graduated from Round Top Carmine High School in 1968. Eddie retired from Lower Colorado River Authority on Sept. 28, 2006, after having completed more than 27 years of service at the Fayette Power Project, where he exhibited a variety of skills and was mostly valued as an overhead crane operator. Before Eddie went to work for the  Fayette project he worked for Texas Timbers Cabinet Company, Carl Thumber General Construction, Frenzel Repair Shop, and Hurricane Steel. He also did farming, raised cattle, and made hay. Eddie was a member of Waldeck Lutheran Church, where he served on the Church Council, was part of the Bar-B-Que crew for fundraisers, and helped at the 

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