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Slovak, Raymond J.

Raymond J. Slovak, age 77, passed away in Ennis on August 14, 2012. He was born in Ennis to John J. and Steavy (Holy) Slovak on January 18, 1935. He married Helen Prachyl on April 27, 1954 in Ennis and a lifetime member of St. John Catholic Church. Raymond also was a member of the KJT, Knights of Columbus and the Golden Crusaders.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen; three sons, James and wife Theresa, Gregory and wife Susan, and Kevin and wife Karen, all of Ennis; six grandchildren, Derek and wife Kelley Slovak, Lindsay and husband Brendan Varley, Meagan and husband Jason Gould, Kacie and husband Brian Zhanel, Morgan and husband Corey Hickerson, and Kyle Slovak and girlfriend Leslie Bell; five great grandchildren, Gracie and Reese Zhanel, Jaxon and Reagan Gould, and Emily Varley; one brother, Johnny (Buster) Slovak and wife Gracie of Beaumont; two sisters, Steavy Jakubik and husband Alfred of Ennis, and Doris Dunkerley of Dallas; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Steavy Slovak; sister, Sister Stephanie Slovak; brother-in-law, Dr. Larry Dunkerley; and granddaughter, Rachel Slovak.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7 P.M. at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Friday, August 17, 2012 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ennis.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211

Source: Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home-Ennis, TX

Dlabaj, W.A. “Bill”

W. A “Bill” Dlabaj, age 100 of Ennis, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1912 in Crisp, Texas, to Theodore and Josephine (Knize) Dlabaj. Willie married Anna Cecelia Horak on November 18, 1936 in Ennis, Texas. He owned and operated W.A. Dlabaj Motor Company for years and is a long-standing member of St. John Catholic Church and KJT.

He is survived by his three children: Pauline Lanicek and her husband Wesley of Ennis, Betty Valek and her husband Michael of Dallas, and David Dlabaj of Ennis; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; six great, great grandchildren; sister, Janie Nemec of Canyon, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Dora; and pet, Chico.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Anna Dlabaj; brother, John; and sisters, Annie, Josephine, and Agnes.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Father John Dick as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery.

To view an online obituary or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211

Source: Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home-Ennis, TX

Kubin, Alvin V.

Alvin V. Kubin, age 79, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Ennis, surrounded by his family on January 11, 2013. He was born on October 19, 1933 in Ennis to John F. and Rosie (Zajic) Kubin. He was married to Geraldine Kriska on July 31, 1959. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Alvin loved doing yard work, gardening, working at the farm and traveling. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and the Golden Crusaders.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Geraldine; children, Karen Gist and her husband Dwayne, Michael Kubin, Julie Ryan and her husband Harter, and Kristi Vitek and her husband Mark; grandchildren, Gillian Ryan and Griffin Ryan; sisters, Wilma Kasper, Ardrie Honza, Adail Parma, and Geraldine Nekuza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosie Kubin; brother, John Kubin; and sisters, Mildred Hubacek and Vlasta Knize.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7 P.M. in Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Ennis, Texas.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 A.M. Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis with Father John Dick as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Boze-Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home-Ennis, TX

Salik, Annie R. (Nekuza)

Annie R. Salik, 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Annie was born on July 10, 1925 to Joe L. and Annie (Patak) Nekuza. She grew up in Ennis and attended St. John Schools. On November 17, 1942 she married Emil J. Salik and they made their home in Ennis.

She worked for St. John Catholic School for several years in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT #16, WFLA and the Alter Society. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

She is survived by sons: Bobby Salik and his wife, Robby, Jimmy Salik and Michael Salik all of Ennis; daughters: Irene and her husband, Robert Jurica, Doris and her husband, Murray Strunc all of Ennis; eleven grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Emil J. Salik on March 7, 1974, son Marvin Salik and brother Jodie Nekuza.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

The family request memorial to be made to St. Joseph Cemetery in Annie’s name.

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Source: J.E. Keever Mortuary-Ennis, TX

Kriska, Rosie Ann (Vitovsky)

Rosie Ann Kriska, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

Rosie was born in Telico, Texas April 3, 1921 to parents Vincent and Frances (Parolek) Vitovsky. She was reared in Telico and attended Telico schools. She married Edward Kriska in November of 1939 and they made their home in Ennis.

Rosie was a seamstress by trade, working for Storey Manufacturing and Royal Park for more than thirty years. She enjoyed sewing, especially the art of quilting, gardening, cooking and baking.

She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and the KJZT.

Rosie is survived by one son, Eddie Kriska, and his wife Gayle; two daughters: Betty, and her husband, Adolph Janecka and Denise, and her husband Danny Keeney; one sister, Agnes Zabojnik; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Kriska, Tony Vitovsky, Ryan Castillo, Derek Tieken, William Vitovsky, and Stephen Janecka

Visitation will be held at the J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. in the Keever Chapel. Mass for the Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Source: J.E. Keever Mortuary-Ennis, TX

Sebesta, Ann Olga (Surovik)

Funeral services for Ann Olga Sebesta, 104, of Caldwell, are set for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012, at New Tabor Brethren Church, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at New Tabor Brethren Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Mrs. Sebesta passed away on October 24, 2012 in Caldwell.

Ann was born September 24, 1908, to Frank Surovik and Terezie (Macat) Surovik in Caldwell, Texas. Ann was a member of the New Tabor Brethren Church all of her life and also a member of Christian Sisters. In earlier times she was interested in nursing, and took several correspondence courses and became very knowledgeable in caring for others. She was active in the Red Cross, loved gardening and yard work. Ann was a great cook, specializing in kolaches. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Ann is survived by her daughter, Florence Little, of Sandia, Texas; daughter-in-law, Sue Sebesta, of Onalaska, Texas; grandchildren, Yvonne Evans, Edward Sebesta, Jennifer Gligoric, David Little; great grandchildren, Christopher Ray, Daniel, Dawn, Jason, Phillip, Joshua, Joseph, Grace, Felicia, Clarissa, Christian, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry V. Sebesta; son, Eugene Ray Sebesta, Sr.; brothers, Frank and Henry Surovik; sisters, Tracey Odstrcil, Lydia Sefcik, and Lottie Witt; son-in-law, Charles Little; sister-in-law, Sadie Sebesta and grandsons, Christopher Michael Sebesta, and Eugene Ray Sebesta, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Edward Sebesta, Joshua Sebesta, Joseph Sebesta, Bennie Ray Sebesta, John Micaska, Jerry Zboril, and Christian Little.

Memorial contributions should be directed to the New Tabor Brethren Church.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell.

Source: Strickland Funeral Home-Caldwell, TX

Horak, Mildred M. (Uhlig)

A funeral mass for Mildred Milady Horak, 85 of Caldwell will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dime Box at 10:00 a.m. with Father Ramon Frayna & Father Anthony Alphonse officiating, burial will follow at Hranice Cemetery in Dime Box.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m., at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Horak died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell. She was born July 25, 1927 at the family home in the Franstat Community to parents Emil and Hattie (Pivonka) Uhlig. Mrs. Horak was employed by Kellar Chair and Ladder Plant in Caldwell for 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Altar Society in Dime Box, and a member of Dime Box SPJST.She enjoyed quilting, dominoes, bingo, and trips to Louisiana. Family members will remember her for her turkey and dressing, kolaches, pickles and dewberry jelly. On May 28, 1946 she married Albin Frank Horak, Sr. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Franstat. They were married 55 years until his death in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, John, Lee, Tony, And Walter Uhlig, seven sisters, Lydia Pruess, Mealy Schubert, Lorine Nielson, Benita Combes, Gladys Tiemann, Mavis Gaas and infant Elizabeth Uhlig.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Garland and Joan Horak of Houston, and Albin, Jr. and Barbara Horak of Caldwell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Fred Seal of Dilley, Marlene and Tommy Jarrett of San Antonio, and Kay and Mike Charanza of Caldwell. Two brothers and sister-in-law, Raymond Uhlig of Seguin, Gus and Dorothy Uhlig of Adkins; two sisters-in-laws, Helen Horak of Fort Worth, and Vauda Horak of London, England; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Craig Seal, Robert Seal, Wayne Horak, Brian Horak, Patrick Horak, Brandon Charanza, Bradley Charanza and Albin Horak III. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Stacy Mitchell, Sheila Horak and Shelly Horak.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph’s Altar Society, 8282 FM 141, Dime Box, TX 77853 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.

Source: Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home-Caldwell, TX

Dlabaj, Emily (Kovar)

Emily Kovar Dlabaj, 101, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the IOOF Nursing Home of Ennis.

Emily was born in Ennis, Texas to John and Francis (Jakubik) Kovar on June 16, 1911. She grew up in Ennis and attended the Lone Oak Schools. On November 29, 1932 she married John F. Dlabaj and they made their home in Crisp, then to Dallas in 1936 and back to Ennis in 1976.

She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by three daughters; Geraldine Adams and her husband, Bill of Ennis, Else Maliska and her husband, Louis of Ennis and Betty Heine of Irving; one daughter-in-law Bobbie Dlabaj of Ennis: eleven grandchildren: eighteen great-grandchildren: thirteen great-great-grandchildren and two sisters: Mildred Trlica of Alma and Mary Adams of North Richland Hills.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John F. Dlabaj on December 12, 1978, one son Johnny Dlabaj, one grandson Jon Dean Dlabaj and two brothers.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Source: J.E. Keever Mortuary-Ennis, TX

Lankford, Grady Cole

Grady Cole (Barton)Lankford was born at the Ennis Regional Medical Center of Ennis on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He departed for his Heavenly Home also on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

Grady is the son of Dillon James Lankford and Leann Elizabeth Barton.

He leaves behind his parents: Dillon Lankford and Leann Barton; grandparents Jeffrey and Lisa Gruben and Buzz and Liz Barton: uncle, Devin Gruben and aunts: Desiree Gruben and Casey Barton.

A home going Celebration will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Keith Murray officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Donations and memorials may be made in the family’s name to First Look Pregnancy Center, 100 NE Main, Suite B, Ennis, TX 75119

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Source: J.E. Keever Morturary-Ennis, TX

Martinek, Milton Douglas “Doug”

Milton Douglas “Doug” Martinek, 55, passed away in Ennis on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Doug was born in Ennis, Texas on February 6, 1957 to Milton W. and Nadine (Honza) Martinek. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1975.

He worked as a carpenter. His careers also included working at Ennis Furniture, Ennis Livestock Auction, Ellis County Livestock Auction and Ennis Feed Store. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJT, SPJST and RVOS #51. He enjoyed carpentry and working with his hands. He loved his family, his dogs and “farm life” in general.

He is survived by sisters: Linda Trojacek, Doreen Honza, Peggy Aaron and Nancy Martinek; sister-in-law, Debbie Martinek; and his very special thirteen nieces and nephews, whom he loved greatly: Sheila Motley, Sandra Slovak, Randy Trojacek (God-son), Julie Thornton, Bryan Honza, Christina Reyna, James Aaron, Tiffany Aaron, Derek Martinek, Donese Martinek, Cynthia Kovar, Daniel Price and Staci Price, along with several special great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents and one brother, Dennis Martinek.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. Pallbearers will be: Randy Trojacek, Bryan Honza, Biff Thornton, Daniel Reyna, James Aaron, Derek Martinek, Daniel Price and Robert Kovar. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Memorials may be made in Doug’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Source: J.E. Keever Mortuary-Ennis, TX