Luza, Vincent A.

May 2, 1895 – November October 29, 1977

Services of Mr. Vincent A. Luza, 82, of 1301 Fannin will be at 8:45 am and 9 am, Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Walter Matus will sing the Mass. Burial will follow in the Monsignor Gleissner Mausoleum in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

A rosary was scheduled to be recited at 8 PM today at Memorial Chapel. He died Saturday night in a local nursing home.

Mr. Luza was a lifetime resident of Brazos County. He was born May 2, 1895 and his parents were Vincent and Mary Luza. He was a retired farmer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a veteran of Worl War I, member of K.J.T. Society, No. 14 and an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1834.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Luza and wife Lydia, Vincent J. Luza an wife, Judy, and Anton Luza and wife Willie Ann, all of Bryan, four daughters, Mrs. Louis (Mary) Zemanek and Mrs. Willie (Cecilia) Luza, both of Bryan, Mrs James (Helen) Milberger of Wheelock, and Mrs.Alfred (Tracy) Horn of Fort Worth, one brother, Joe Luza of Bryan, 22 grandchildren,and 27 great-grandchildren.

The following grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Kenneth Horn, Bill Luza, Charles Luza, Jr., Mike Milberger, Robert Moore, and Charles Zemanek. The other grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Submitted by: Lydia Mousner

Source: Bryan Daily Eagle, Bryan, Texas Oct. 31, 1977

Source: Lydia Mousner

Source: Lydia Mousner

Luza Sr., Charles J.

March 14, 1922 – September 1, 1991

Funeral services for Charles J. Luza, Sr., 69, of Bryan will be at 1:30 PM Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bryan. <br)

Officiating will be the Rev. John McCaffrey, pastor. Entombment will be in Monsignor Gleissner Mausoleum.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
Mr. Luza was born on March 14, 1922 in Bryan, Brazos Co., TX and his parents were V.A. Luza and Cecilia Matous Luza.

Mr. Luza died Sunday morning at home. He was a lifetime resident of Bryan. He was a retired carpenter from Texas A&M University and a member of K.J.T. No. 14, Sons of Hermann in Deanville, V.F.W. No. 4692 in Bryan and Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Luza served in the Army during World War II as a member of the 29th Inf. Div. E. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal and an East European African Middle East Service Medal.

He enjoyed playing dominoes, fishing, playing the accordion, barbecuing, and especially helping others with home repairs. He will be remembered for his great affection for his children and grandchildren. Mr. Luza was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and his brother, Jerome.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia Fojtik Luza of Bryan, four sons and three daughters-in-law. Charles Jr., and Elain Luza and Timothy and Becky Luza, all of Bryan. Robert and Patty Luza of Kenefick, and Emil V. Luza of Wynnsboro, three daughters and sons-in-law, Lydia Luza Mousner and Robert, Pamela Luza McConal and Patrick of Bryan and Sandra Luza Bragg and Roy of Austin, two brothers, Vincent J. Luza and wife, Judy,and Anton C. Luza and wife Willie Ann, both of Bryan, four sisters, Mary Luza Zemanek and Cecilia Luza, both of Bryan, Helen Luza Milberger and husband, James, of Wheelock, and Tracy Luza Horn and husband Alfred of Ft. Worth, two aunts, Helen Vrla of Dallas and Frances Matous of Ennis and 30 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Brazos County or the St. Joseph’s Parish Activity Center.

Pallbearers: Charles Barak Sr; Emil J. Fojtik; Alfred Horn; Charles E. Luza; Diane Luza; Chad McCartney; James Milberger; Jimmie Rosenkranz.

Submitted by: Lydia Mousner

Source: Bryan Daily Eagle September 1991

Source: Lydia Mousner

Source: Lydia Mousner

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Vacek, Cecilia (Mensik)

Mrs. Cecilia Vacek, 83, of Schulenburg, mother of Mrs. V. A. Cernosek of Weimar, died at her home early Tuesday morning after two weeks’ serious illness.

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Vacek had not been well for more than a year.

Born in 1871 in Czechoslovakia, she came to this country with her parents, John and Mary Mensik, when she was 11 years old. They settled near Schulenburg, and she spent the rest of her life in that area.

She was married about 63 years ago to John Vacek, who preceded her in death about 50 years ago. Mrs. Vacek was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and KJZT lodge.

Surviving her are six daughters, Mrs. V. A. (Annie) Cernosek of Weimar; Mrs. H. (Emily) White of Houston; Mrs. E. (Mary) Tengler of Fort Worth; Mrs. Ed (Lennie) Hilscher, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Watzlavick, and Mrs. Adolph (Della) Cernosek, all of Schulenburg. Twenty-four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, February 5, 1954

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Vacek, John & Cecilia

Vyvial, Cecilia

YOAKUM, Texas, Dec. 26.– Funeral services for Mrs. Cecilie Vyvial, 54, of the Breslau community, whose death occurred at her home, were held from the Moravia Catholic Church, with the Rev. D. A. Sykora and the Rev. Joe Pustka officiating.  Burial was in the Moravia Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Vyvial is survived by the following children; Jaro, Houston, Martin, Breslau; Mrs. William Bartek, Yoakum; Mrs. Walter Koening, Breslau; John, Mary Gladys, Lillie and Willie Mae Vyvial, all of Breslau, and Mrs. Adella Townsend of Yoakum.

Dallas Morning News, December 27, 1930

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Vyvial, Cecilia