Obituaries

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Martin Henry Menzel

Martin Henry Menzel, 97, of Serbin died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center.
Martin Henry Menzel was born on Feb. 1, 1918 in Serbin, to Gerhard and Martha (Wukasch) Menzel. He was baptized
on Feb. 9, 1918 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. H.T. Kilian and confirmed on March 20, 1932 also at St.
Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Herman Schmidt. He served in the Army during WWII and received a Purple
Heart. Martin was united in marriage with Gliceria “Cherry” Villaluz on Feb. 1, 1985 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Paul Hartfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion York Post 276, immediately followed in the church cemetery.
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Raywood “Ray” Edwin Ebner

Raywood “Ray” Edwin Ebner, 72 of Ledbetter, died the morning of Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Ray was born on
Fevb. 26, 1943 in La Grange to Edwin Ernst Ebner and Edna Mae (Schultz) Ebner. He was baptized and confirmed at Waldeck Lutheran Church in Waldeck and graduated from Round Top- Carmine High School. He was united in marriage to Ginger Faye Sump on May 1, 1965 in La Grange. Ray had worked at Alcoa, Southern Pacific Railroad and worked as an oilfield pumper for many years. Most recently he had been employed as a security guard with the Giddings State School. He and Ginger also owned and operated Ebner’s Grocery in Giddings for several years. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Pastor Pat Herlitz officiating. Burial immediately followed in the Ledbetter Cemetery.
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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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Dan Beck

Former District Judge Dan Beck passed away during the overnight hours Sunday night. Funeral arrangements were 
pending as of press time. A full obituary will appear in Friday’s paper.
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Louis Frank Bordovsky

Louis Frank Bordovsky, 97, of La Grange, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Brenham. Louis was born in La Grange on Oct. 3, 1917, the son of Robert and Frances (Lastovica) Bordovsky. Louis married Lydia Segeta Liska on Jan. 16, 1960. Louis was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Plum and the Knights of Columbus of La Grange. He loved to farm and drive his Farmall tractor. His passion was playing straight dominoes and bingo. He is survived by nephew, William Drab of La Grange, and great niece and caregiver, Joyce Lynn Dickschat of Brenham. He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Lydia Bordovsky; two brothers: William and Robert Bordovsky; and two sisters: Sophie Drab and Frances Bordovsky. Visitation was held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Plum. A rosary was recited at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services were held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Plum at 11 a.m. on
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Doris June Forsythe

Doris June Forsythe, 84, died peacefully at home on April 2, 2015, with her family by her side in Muldoon. She was born Jan. 4, 1931 in Muldoon where she was raised and later enjoyed her retirement years. She was one of seven children of the late Ovie Blankenberg and Benno Lueders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Alton, Alvin, Parker, and Bobby Lueders, and sister, Dollie and her husband, Conrad Null. She is survived by brother
Benny Lueders and his wife Mary of Smithville; sisters-inlaw, Dorothy Lueders of Smithville and Maureen Lueders of
Bastrop. Her husband of 68 years, Eugene W. Forsythe of Muldoon, their children: Alton Forsythe of Muldoon, and Molly 
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Ira Bell Bathe beloved wife

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Glen Roy Rohde

Glen Roy Rohde, 72, of Porter Springs died Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Palestine Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1942 in La Grange. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army for which he was very proud. He worked more than 20 years at Johnson Supply, an air condition supply company, until he retired. He was a member of the Porter Springs Church where
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Lebert John Prihoda

Lebert John Prihoda, 82 of Fresno, died April 7, 2015 at Atrium Medical Hospital in Houston. Funeral services are Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manvel. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at
Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger
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Paige Nicole Morrow

Paige Nicole Morrow, 6, beautiful blue eyed happy go lucky daughter of Joe and Tina Morrow of Columbus went to 
the Lord on Thursday morning, April 2, 2015 in Columbus with family by her side. Paige was born on Jan. 26, 2009 in Brenham and was a kindergarten student at Columbus Elementary School. Paige is survived by her parents, Joe and Tina (Wagner) Morrow of Columbus; sister, Taylor Marie Morrow of Columbus; grandparents, Wayne and Pearlie Wagner of Round Top, and Veronica Morrow of Weimar; aunts and uncles, Robert and Amy Hooge of Brenham, Jason and Karen  Wagner of Round Top, Jim and Beth Morrow of Austin, Janie Colyar of Pearland, and Mary Jo and John Davis of Richmond; numerous cousins, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James M. Morrow.

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