Obituaries

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George Charles Petras

George Charles Petras, 92, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather died July 15, 2014. George was born on Nov. 3, 1921 in Mullins Prairie to Gus and Bessie Adamcik Petras. George married Hilda Borovec on June 20, 1944 at Plum. George loved gardening and the outdoors, especially fishing. He was always anxious to “wet a line” whenever he could. He worked as a plant operator for a gravel material company most of his life and endured all types of harsh weather day and night. He was a good “straight domino” player, but enjoyed “42” also. He was a member of the Knights
of Columbus, the Holy NameSociety, VFW Post No. 5254 and  a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his two
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17
Jul

Jimmy H, Allen

Jimmy H, Allen, 74, died early Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence in La Grange. He was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Marion, La. A celebration of life for Jimmy will be held on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Celebrations by Bistro 108 wine bar in La Grange. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University, he went to work for the Louisiana Highway Department in Baton Rouge, La. and shortly thereafter the US Army Corps of Engineers
in Vicksburg, Miss. After taking graduate courses at the University of California in Berkley, he hired on with Bechtel
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17
Jul

Gary Wayne Reaves

Gary Wayne Reaves, 66, of Killeen, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 following a long illness. His family members were at  is
side. Born in Houston, Gary grew up partly in that city and partly in the countryside and small towns of South Central 
Texas that he loved. In high school, Gary was an excellent baseball and basketball player, but his lifelong passions were
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17
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Flecia Buntyn Summerhill

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14
Jul

Anna K. Janssen

Anna K. Janssen, 102, of La Grange was born in Czechoslovakia and died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Bandera.She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was also a member of the CDA Court Annunciation
No. 1962. She was a very active member of the St. Mark’s Medical Center Auxillary for 40 years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Molly Verr of Bandera and her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gregg Butler of Argyle, and two granddaughters, Amy and Jennifer Verr. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Verr,
Sr. and Friedrich “Fritz” Janssen. Serving as pallbearers were Herb Janssen, Phil Oestreich, Ben Bohuslav, Guy Abbey, Eric Solis, and Steve Pesick. Viewing was held at noon, Friday, July 11, 2014, with visitation with the family from 5 to
7 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated
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10
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Sister M. Marcella Srubar

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10
Jul

Leonita Pavlas Robinson

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10
Jul

Albert Paul Kaiser, Jr.

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10
Jul

Maria Gloria Hoehne

Maria Gloria Hoehne, 62 of La Grange, died July 6, 2014. Gloria was born on April 12, 1952 in Valle Hermoso,  Tamaulipas, Mexico to Estanislao Rodriguez and San Juana Ramirez Rodriguez. She was a medical secretary. She married Reuben L. Hoehne on June 18, 1977 in Alief. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La
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07
Jul

Hilton Ray Karisch

Hilton Ray Karisch, 84, of Winchester, died peacefully at his residence on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Hilton was born in Winchester on May 11, 1930, the son of Paul Herman and Hattie (Franke) Karisch. He married Gladys Prellop on Sept. 1,
1956 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester. Hilton served in the U.S. Army Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a Scheduler/Expeditor for Reed Tool Manufacturing for 35 years. Hilton also worked at the Houston strodome for 25 years. He was an active rancher for 25 years and enjoyed watching and caring for his new born calves. Hilton was a supporter of the Winchester Volunteer Fire Dept. and volunteered at their annual fundraiser. He worked at the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church annual picnic each year. Hilton loved to hunt and fish and was a baseball enthusiast. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of 57 years; two sons:

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