Obituaries

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Aaron Dale Schultz

Aaron Dale Schultz, 36 of Austin, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home.

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Clarence Krenek

Clarence Krenek, 84 of Rockdale, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home in Rockdale. Clarence Krenek was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Fayetteville to Willie and Christina (Orsak) Krenek. He attended school in Hawcreek and Willowspring schools. On May 5, 1952 he and Lillian Cmajdalka were married in Fayetteville. Then June of that same year he entered the U.S. Army serving until March of 1954. His rank was Sergeant; he served in the Korean Conflict receiving the Purple Heart. Mass was recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Fayetteville at 3 p.m. Rev. Ramon Frayna and Deacon Gus Coelho will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 548, Rockdale, Texas 76567. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale was in charge of arrangements.

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18
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Marion Frances

Marion Frances (Vavra) Cernota, 76, of Houston (formerly of Fayetteville), died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Marion was born in Brenham on July 14, 1938, the daughter of Jerome and Albina (Mikeska) Vavra. She married Henry Cernota, Jr. on Nov. 12, 1956 in Houston. She loved going to church, attending church picnics, polka dancing, crossword puzzles and bingo. She was a gentle and kind woman throughout her life. She dearly loved her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Henry Cernota, Jr.; four sons: Raymond Cernota and wife, Ulai, of Houston, David Cernota of Houston, Thomas Cernota and wife, Sandy, of Katy, and Donald Cernota; daughter, Sandra Briones and husband, Roger, of La Grange; sister, Lillie Mae Brightwell of Fayetteville; aunt, Sylvia Vavra of Houston; eight grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

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Joseph John Stibora III

Joseph John Stibora III died June 12, 2015, with his family present. He was born to Adella Cook and Joe Stibora on Aug. 26, 1930, on a farm near Ellinger. He received his primary and secondary education at the Ellinger Public School in Ellinger and at La Grange High School in La Grange. Postsecondary education occurred at Southwestern Business University and the University of Houston College of Business Administration in Houston. After being drafted into the US Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on March 15, 1951, to serve his two year obligation, he was assigned to Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso for basic and advanced basic training with an eventual assignment to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Guide Missile Group, Personnel Office until his honorable discharge as Sergeant (E- 5) on March 14, 1953.

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15
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Edward “Eddie” Willie Zoch

Edward “Eddie” Willie Zoch, 84, of Giddings and formerly of Sugar Land, died June 8, 2015 in Giddings. He was born on Aug. 12, 1930 in Winchester to Wilham “Willie” and Amanda (Mitsche) Zoch. Eddie honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a machinist for W.K.M. for 30 years, retiring in 1995. Funeral services for Eddie Zoch, 84 of Giddings, were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13,2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Graveside services with military honors were held at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg with Rev. Ken Sinclair officiating. Survivors include son, Glenn Ray Zoch; daughter, Carol Diane Russell and husband, Wayne; sisters, Eleanor Berger and husband, Marvin, Evelyn Kaiser and husband, Elton, and Madeline Faske and husband, Leroy; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

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15
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Jerry “Gerald” Lentz

Jerry “Gerald” Lentz was born on Sept. 11, 1925 in Electra, Texas and grew up riding horses in the ranching communities surrounding Vernon. Shemoved to Houston in 1942. She and her husband, Edwin, retired to their farm in Round Top in 1985, restored a historic house and ran a successful bed and breakfast. In 2004, they moved to La Grange where Edwin passed away in 2010. Jerry was a devoted homemaker, who loved cooking, reading, sewing, quilting, gardening and especially growing roses. She was always very proud of her home and family. She enjoyed spending time on Festival Hill where she was an active volunteer and rarely missed hearing James Dick perform. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Round Top Festival Institute, Library Fund, P. O. Box 89, Round Top, Texas 78954.

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15
Jun

Elizabeth Ann (Wisrodt) Supple

Elizabeth Ann (Wisrodt) Supple 60, of Round Top, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2015, at her home. Elizabeth was a native and longtime resident of Beaumont. She was born on Oct. 13, 1954, the daughter of Mary Ellen (Bennett) Wisrodt and August Vivian Wisrodt, Jr. On Dec. 14, 1979, she married Alan Supple in Beaumont, Texas. Elizabeth was a graduate of Beaumont High School. For many years, she owned and operated Liz Iz, an Interior Design business in Beaumont. Elizabeth enjoyed her recent time in Round Top running her shop Lizzie Lou, serving as an active member of the Round Top Historical Society, going to the local trade shows, and being visited by her loving Grandkids. Funeral Services were held at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Drawe Cemetery.

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15
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Geraldine “Jerry” Wobus

Geraldine “Jerry” Wobus, 82, passed away at her home in Elgin, surrounded by her family, on June 10, 2015. Jerry was born the second of Adolph and Lillie (Witte) Haverland’s two daughters, on July 15, 1932, in Giddings. She was baptized on Aug. 28, 1932, by the Reverend, William Mueller at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Giddings. On June 10, 1951, she confirmed her Holy Baptism at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Paige with the Reverend, Benedict Reck. On Aug. 23, 1954, Jerry and Leroy “Leon” Wobus entered into Holy Matrimony at St. John’s Lutheran Church of San Antonio with the Reverend, Vernon A. Mohr presiding. “Miss Jerry,” as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was a legal secretary in Giddings for many years. She loved cooking, baking, and canning. “Meemaw’s” pickles and noodles were a favorite of her family. Jerry was preceded in death by her parents and her only sister, Oradell Raschke.

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15
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Vadie Bernice (Meiners) Oeser

Vadie Bernice (Meiners) Oeser, 89, of Nechanitz, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Vadie was born in Walhalla on April 29, 1926 the daughter of Gustav Reinhard and Lillie Marie (Schellberg) Meiners. Vadie was a homemaker and business owner for over 38 years. She owned Cole Creek Tavern in Houston and Vadie’s Longhorn in Giddings. She retired in 2011 to spend more time with family. She is survived by daughter, Lois Henson and husband, Jon, of Dublin, Texas; son, Ronald Oeser of La Grange; son, Roger Oeser and wife, Kathryn, of Giddings; daughter, Bettie Lyerly and husband, Bryan, of Spring; and son, Curtis Oeser and wife, Aleata, of Leander; grandchildren: Michael Oeser, Ian and Aaron Oeser, Bryanne- Michelle Lyerly, Jonathan and Toby Henson, and Shanann and Shelby Oeser; and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Archie Oeser; son, Gary Dean Oeser; two brothers: Harvey and Delvin G. Meiners; and sister-in-law, Renate Meiners.

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Francisco Medina

Francisco Medina, 86, of Flatonia, died May 16, 2015He was born Sept. 18, 1928 in Ballinger to the late Josepas Medina and Carmen Gonzales Medina. Frank worked and retired from Smith Farms after 35 years of service. Frank was an Army veteran in the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star. He also served as a sheriff for the city of Flatonia during 1971-1972 and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Amy Medina; four sons, Frank Medina, Jesse Medina and wife Aurora, Richard Medina, Paul Medina; one daughter, Molly Rojas and husband Ray; three step sons, Armando Gonzales, Ernesto Gonzales and wife Norma and Narciso Gonzales and wife Elizabeth; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Maria De Jesus Medina and one sister-in-law, Delia Medina.

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