Obituaries

Thu
25
Sep

Ann Louise Cordes Ward

Ann Louise Cordes Ward was born June 25, 1939 in Fayetteville and died Sept. 16, 2014. She graduated from Sam Houston University with a degree in Home Economics and taught school in Corpus Christi and Houston for many years. She married Raymond Ward in 1977. A pilot herself, she shared in his enthusiasm for aviation and experimental aircraft, and they flew their planes in tandem to the annual air show in Oshkosh, Wis. Talented and skilled in most everything she did, she was known for her cooking, painting, sewing, quilting, stained glass and for serving as organist at the Lutheran Church in Beasley. She was a member of “The Ninety-Nines” club (Amelia Earhart was an original member) and the American Sewing Guild, and enjoyed the company of her many dear friends and neighbors. She was preceded by her husband Ray Ward, her parents Alfred and Louise Cordes and brother Chester Cordes.

Thu
25
Sep

Georgie Canik Reising

Georgie Canik Reising, 81, of Columbus died Sept. 21, 2014 in Columbus. She was born on Jan. 25, 1933 to Joseph M. and Mary A. (Pavlicek) Canik in the Hostyn Community near Ellinger. On April 14, 1953 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg, she married Charles Emil Reising. Georgie was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, and also a member of the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Mary Queen of the Snows #1588. She enjoyed sewing, gardening vegetables and flowers, canning, quilting, fishing and playing games with her grandchildren, especially dominoes and cards. Georgie is survived by her husband, Charles E.

Mon
22
Sep

Jimmy Wayne Szymanski

Jimmy Wayne Szymanski, 63, died Sept. 12, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born to Alice (Bastian) and Bernard Szymanski, on June 25, 1951, in La Grange. The family lived their entire lives in Sealy. Jimmy graduated from Sealy High School in 1971. The next year, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Schaare, on July 30 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Sealy. They became parents of two children, Justin and Kari. Years later, they were blessed with three grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Many weekends were spent on the family farm in New Ulm. Jimmy also had a love for polka music. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 402 Atchison St. in Sealy. The Rev. Gilbert Franke officiated. Interment was in the New Ulm Cemetery. Knesek Funeral Home in Sealy in charge of arrangements. 
Mon
22
Sep

Alfred Frerichs

Alfred Frerichs, of Holman, was called by the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. A service to celebrate his life will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in La Grange at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Interment will follow at the Brandt Family Cemetery in Holman. Fayette Memorial Funeral  Home is in Charge of the Arrangements. More details to follow in the next edition
Thu
18
Sep

Arnold Peters, Sr

Arnold Peters, Sr., 95, formerly of Carmine, died Sept. 14, 2014, at Kruse Memorial Lutheran Village in Brenham. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiated. Burial followed in La Bahia Cemetery, near Burton. Visitation with the family was from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. Arnold was born Dec. 22, 1918, in the Kuykendall community, near Brenham, to Herman and Ida (Dreyer) Peters. On March 9, 1919, he was baptized at Wiedeville. On April 9, 1933,
Tue
16
Sep

Esther Spiess

Esther Spiess, 92, of Industry, died on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12 to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel, 2280 Main Street, Industry, TX. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Industry United Methodist Church, 1914 Main St., Industry, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Burial will follow at Industry United Methodist Cemetery. Esther was born in Washington County on September 8, 1922, the daughter of the late Robert G. Spiess and Frieda (Herbrig) Spiess. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com.
Tue
16
Sep

Sharlette Jacobs Cantrell

Sharlette Jacobs Cantrell, 62, of Winchester, died Aug. 21, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. She was born Oct. 11, 1951 in Clovis, N.M. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Gospel Lighthouse. She is survived by husband-Mike Cantrell of La Grange, sons Michael Lehnick, of Temple and Dusten Lehnick of Cedar Creek.
Thu
11
Sep

Bernice Katherine (Koehl) Gaertner

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.

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