Obituaries

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Benjamin Forrest Barker

Benjamin Forrest Barker, born July 19, 1993 in Houston, died June 30, 2014. He moved to Cistern at age 7 years and graduated from Flatonia High School, the class of 2011. He played baseball until sidelined by a permanent injury. Other sports included hunting, fishing and competitive shooting. Ben loved music, had a beautiful voice and accompanied
himself on guitar. His vocation as chef led him to studies at the Cordon Bleu Academy in Austin and employment at the
Red Vault Bistro in Flatonia. Generous and outgoing, he had a large circle of friends and was a loving son, brother and uncle. When his work on earth was done, the Lord called our wonderful boy because he needed another angel. He is greatly missed and mourned by all who knew and loved him. Ben, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
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Lloyd Harold Moerbe

Lloyd Harold Moerbe, 88, of La Grange, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Lloyd was born in McAllen on May 27, 1926, the son of Herman and Rosie (Hrbacek) Moerbe. He married Dorothy Faldyn on June 2, 1956 in Houston. Lloyd worked as a truck driver. He also farmed most of his life and enjoyed working with his cattle. He loved to barbeque and catered for many weddings. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 58 years; brother, Herbert “Check” Moerbe and wife, Rosalie “Rosie”; sister, Lillian “Rody” Buscha, all of La Grange; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Elsie Kominczak and Gladys Peters
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Bernard Edward Kruppa

Bernard Edward Kruppa, 89, of Temple died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans
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Florian J. Vrana

Florian J. Vrana, Jr., 64, of Flatonia died June 21, 2014. He was born in Hallettsville on Nov. 27, 1949 to the late Florian Vrana Sr. and Rosie Dach Vrana. Florian was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a retired truck Driver. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert and Michael Vrana. Survivors include one brother,
Edwin Vrana of Flatonia; four sisters, Carolyn Vrana of Flatonia, Dorothy Eaheart and husband John of Engle, Shirley
Lanni of Flatonia and Kathleen Masek and husband Robert of Flatonia; five nephews, Nathan Vrana, John Eaheart, Jr., Michael Lanni, Bryan and Kevin Masek; four nieces, Dawn Houston, Helen Eaheart, Michelle Ramirez and Kimberly Samaniego; and numerous great nieces and nephews. A Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014
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Gertrude (Bernshausen) Hill

Gertrude (Bernshausen) Hill, 76, of Baytown, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
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Ronnie Earl Stork

Ronnie Earl Stork, 65, of  Ledbetter died peacefully on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his residence in Waldeck. Ronnie was born in La Grange on June 22, 1948, the son of Earl and Alice (Krause)  Stork. He was baptized on Aug. 8, 1948 at Waldeck Lutheran Church by Pastor Leo H. Simon and confirmed on April 15, 1962 at Waldeck Lutheran Church by Pastor Marvin Koenig. Ronnie  married Charlene Ann Trlicek on September 8, 1968 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in La Grange by Pastor A.E. Flathmann, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army in the Core of Engineers division. Ronnie worked for Texas Timbers and then worked for Fayette County Construction for more than twenty-five years. The other positions he held was  Precinct Two Fayette County Commissioner for two terms, farm and ranch manager and worked part-time in maintenance for the Round Top-Carmine School District. His hobbies were working on and fixing anything from carpentry, welding, and farm and ranch work.

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SuNell Maxine (Schwartz) Billeck

SuNell Maxine (Schwartz) Billeck, 70, of La Grange, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical
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Eugene Malek

Eugene Malek of La Grange died peacefully on May 28 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home. Eugene was born on April
21, 1941 in Robstown to parents Ernest and Sybil (Malish) Malek. He was a resident of Kenmar Residential Services
in La Grange. He worked for many years with the Kenmar Work Center. He is survived by brothers, Lawrence Malek and wife Monnie; sisters, Mary Janecek and husband Marvin and Agnes Malek. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Ernest and Leo Malek. A memorial and burial service will be held by the family at the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor
on June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m.
 
 
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Lorean Doerr Swafford

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Judith “Judy” A. (Weikel) Stueber

Judith “Judy” A. (Weikel) Stueber, 76, of La Grange, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Care Inn in La Grange. Judy was born in La Grange on March 18, 1938, the daughter of Alvin and Anita “Annie” (Cook) Weikel. She married Harold Dean Stueber on June 27, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. Judy received her beautician’s education from Vogue Beauty College. Her first beautician’s job was working for Mary Mewis Salon (called “My Ladies”) and then for Mary Blume. After working for the two salons, she owned three salons, Classic Beauty Shop, Judy & Company and Judy’s Hair Fashions. Judy enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her hobbies included the annual Rockport outing, bowling and traveling with friends and family. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Altar Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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