Obituaries

Thu
11
Sep

Arnold Kneblik

Arnold Kneblik, 96, of the Lone Oak Community died September 5, 2014 in Columbus. He was born on Dec. 5, 1917 
to Frank and Helen (Krenek) Kneblik in Frelsburg. On Oct. 23, 1951 he married Evelyn Sylvia Vasek in Fayetteville.
Arnold was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. He served his country in the Army during WW II as a cook in an Infantry Company in Alaska. He prepared food for his troops and was familiar with regulations governing kitchen sanitation and observed best principles of dietetics, regulating fires and set thermostatic controls to insure proper temperatures for various foods. He also trained student cooks. In his earlier years, he worked for Moeller Feed Mill in
Thu
11
Sep

Vernell Marie (Hollas) Machacek

Vernell Marie (Hollas) Machacek, 79, of La Grange, formerly of Shiner, died Aug. 31, 2014 at Care Inn of La- Grange in La Grange. Vernell was born on Aug. 9, 1935 in Schulenburg. She was the daughter of Oscar and Hilda (Sokal) Hollas. She married Julius Machacek on April 2, 1956 in Shiner. Vernell was a seamstress, having sewn many wedding dresses, and a housewife. She loved playing dominoes and bingo. Funeral Mass was under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner and was held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner. Deacon Joe Machacek and Father Kirby Hlavaty officiated. Interment folowed at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery in Shiner. To join the family in celebrating Vernell’s life and to sign the online Guestbook, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner. com.
Mon
08
Sep

Kirby Wilma (Edwards) Horne Kirby

Wilma (Edwards) Horne Kirby, 84, a longtime resident of Fayetteville died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Wilma was born in Austin on April 19, 1930, the daughter of William Arch Edwards and Velma (Crumlee) Edwards. Wilma attended Corpus
Christi High School, and worked for seven years as a packager at Blue Bell Ice Cream in Brenham. She served on the city council in Fayetteville for a number of years. Wilma enjoyed playing with her four legged “grandchild”, Harley, watching her Spurs and Cowboys, eating fried pickles and cooking for her family. She is survived by daughter, Charlene Bingham of Houston; four sons: James Horne and wife, Becky, of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; Bill Horne and wife, Debi, of Rockport; Richard
Mon
08
Sep

John Henry Cook

John Henry Cook, 78, of Ellinger died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. John was born in Ellinger on March 13, 1936, the son of Henry Frank Cook and Betty Ann (Krenek) Cook. He married Bernetta Schertz on Nov. 27, 1958 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville. John worked for Dow Chemical as a Draftsman, Operator and in the Engineering Department when he retired in March, 1993 after 36 ½ years of service. He served in the Army National Guard retiring after 22 ½ years of service. He was an active member of the Ellinger Chamber of Commerce and was Grand Marshall in the Chamber of Commerce Ellinger Parade. He was named Fayette County senior citizen of the year. John was a 4th Degree
Knight and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years. He served in various KC councils which included  Fayetteville- Ellinger KC Council #3168 and was a charter member of the Angleton KC Council #5155. He also served as a
Mon
08
Sep

Trenton Dwoyne Conner

Trenton Dwoyne Conner, 39, of La Grange died Aug. 24, 2014 in Houston. He was born Nov. 2, 1974 to Betty J. (Toliver) Bullock and L.A. Conner Sr. in Weimar. He married Shaneeka (Broussard) Conner on Nov. 2, 2005. He was employed by Wick’s Water Well Service. He was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange. He is survived by his wife, Shaneeka (Broussard) Conner of New Iberia, La.; mother, Betty  Bullock of Houston; daughter, Aubree Clark of Houston; son, Xavier Conner of Houston; sisters, Cheronda Conner of Houston, Jasmine Allen of Houston, and Tysheka Rhodes of Houston; brothers, L.A. Jr. and wife Beverly Conner, of Houston and Rico Bullock, Jr. of Houston; and step-father, Rico Bullock, Sr. of Houston. He was preceded in death by his father and a host of aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Sept. 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange. The Rev. Calvin Johnson officiated. Burial
Thu
04
Sep

Alma Smith

Alma Smith, 96, of West Point died Sept. 2, 2014 in La Grange. Alma was born on April 30, 1918 in West Point to Otto Paul
Ullmann and Ella Mae Marquart Ullmann. She was a housewife, a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie Valley and the Ladies Aid Group. She married Leon Edward Smith on  April 21, 1946 in Prairie Valley. She enjoyed baking homemade bread, cookies and cakes, picking pecans and dewberries, raking leaves, watching Wheel of Fortune and the news. Alma is survived by three daughters; Marie Elaine Seidel and husband Eugene of La Grange, Doris Jeanette Pietsch
Thu
04
Sep

Michael Gene Moerbe

Michael Gene Moerbe, 61,  of La Grange went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Michael was born in La  Grange on Oct. 27, 1952, the son of Marvin L. and Wanda (Bamsch) Moerbe. He was baptized into the Christian faith on Nov. 9, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in La Grange and confirmed his faith on May 21, 1967 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange. Agriculture was his life’s work. Michael is survived by brother, Donald Moerbe and wife, Dot; two sisters: Betty (Moerbe) Welnack and Kathleen (Moerbe) Walther and husband, Ray; surviving nieces and
Mon
01
Sep

Edgar S. Schulz

Edgar S. Schulz, 92, of La Grange, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Edgar was born in Needville on July 22, 1922, the son of Louis and Agnes (Merrem) Schulz. He was the first child baptized in the First English Lutheran Church in Damon on Aug. 27, 1927. Edgar married Evelyn Ann Mazoch on April 22, 1946 in Plum. Edgar served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. He served in the Air Transport Command in New Guinea. He owned and operated the service station at Jacob’s Grocery beginning in 1959. Then in 1968, he owned and operated Schulz Conoco and later Schulz Bulk Distributing.
Mon
01
Sep

Mary Ruby (Kulhanek) Kasmiersky

Mary Ruby (Kulhanek) Kasmiersky, 94, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Mary was born in the Pisck Community in Texas on Feb. 2, 1920, the daughter of Lawrence and Millie (Coufal) Kulhanek. She married Robert Kasmiersky, Sr. on Sept. 24, 1940. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening, helping with the family farm, playing the card game “Stick” and spending time with family. She had a passion for history and family genealogy.
Mon
01
Sep

Eroy Charles Roscher

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