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Repka, Frank Joseph

1923-2010

Frank Joseph Repka was born on February 20, 1923 in Poth, Texas, and went to rest with our Lord on March 11, 2010.  He was 87. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Repka, his mother, Adela Repka, and his brother Ludwig Repka. Frank is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Repka, son Michael Andrew Repka and wife Staci, son Myron Anthony Repka and wife Dana, and grandsons, Michael Anthony Repka, Jonathan Dane Repka, Andrew Joseph Repka, Walker Rix Repka, and grandaughters, Alexi Lynn Repka, Brett Ashley Repka, and Jordyn Elizabeth Repka.

Frank was awarded the eagle scout badge in 1939, he served in the United States Navy during WWII as a sonar operator.  He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, after the war, Frank attended the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with a B.S. in pharmacy in 1948. He married his wife Elizabeth (known to most as Eby) Moczygemba in 1950, and moved to Pleasanton to work as a pharmacist, He established his own business, Center Pharmacy, in 1961 and served his profession for 60 years.  Frank was a past member of the Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Order of the Alhambra, and the St. Andrews Mixed Club. Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed baseball, collecting, and western art.  He was a gentle man with a kind spirit.  He will be missed by many.

Serving as pallbearers for the service will be Michael Repka (grandson), Jonathan Repka (grandson), Andrew Repka (grandson), Kurt Warnken (friend), James Warnken (friend), Chance Kutac (future grandson-in-law), Serving as honorary pallbearers Forrest C. Balser (brother-in-law), Charles Warnken (friend), Frank “Butch” Tudyk (friend), Gerald Phillips (friend), Bobby Rodriguez (friend), Eliseo Flores (friend).  Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, Texas from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a vigil service to be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2010.  A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 17, 2010.  Interment will be at St. Andrew #2 in Pleasanton, Texas.

Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Krause, Fred W.

1921-2011

Fred W. Krause was born on August 22, 1921 and passed away on May 15, 2010 at the age of 88.  He was the first child of Willie F. and Annie Louise Odlozelik Krause.  He married Ethel Mansfield on December 25, 1940.  They had been married for 67 1/2 years when she passed away in June, 2008.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Charles Krause, brother-in-law, Frank Wahl, and son, Bobby Krause.

He joined the Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department when it had only five members and was a member for 52 years.  He was president of this organization for about 25 years.  He was instrumental in the organization of the Atascosa Livestock Show.  He furnished land on his farm for students of Pleasanton Ag. Department to build pens and house their show animals for over 30 years.  He was one of a group of men who organized the first Pleasanton Jr. Chamber of Commerce and was a state director for 1 term.  He was a member of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.  He organized and pursued to fruition the birth of Atascosa National Bank, serving as chairman of the board for the first 10 years.

Fred attended Draughn’s Business College and began his career working for Alamo Lumber Company.  Shortly after marriage he purchased a small feed business where he mixed, bagged and delivered feed.  Over the years, he expanded this business to Fred Krause’s Supply which sold a variety of merchandise including hunting and fishing supplies, appliances, and hardware.  He was well known throughout South Texas as a gun trader.  After selling this business in the mid 1970’s, he remained an active businessman selling real estate and building homes.  Throughout his adult life he and Ethel owned land and cattle.  Besides traditional ranching, they imported Simmental cattle from Canada and Ireland and improved their herds by using artificial insemination.

Fred lived by a code of hard work, fairness, compassion to all and total devotion to God and family.  The partnership of he and his wife, Ethel, was beyond description.  Their example of love, respect, selflessness and commitment set and standard to which we all aspire.   He was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.  He is survived by four daughters and spouses:  Carol and John Schmacht, Lynn and Preston Dowdy, Regina and Lonnie Rakowitz, and Myra and George Waters, one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Krause, a sister, Irene Wahl, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton from 5:00PM – 9:00PM on Monday, May 17, 2010.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00PM on Monday evening.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton.  Interment will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery #1 in Pleasanton.    Pallbearers will be grandsons:  Jay Gerber, Jon Brauchle, Wade Dowdy, Will Krause, Walt Rakowitz, and Jake Rakowitz.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law:  Chad Moos, Pete Wunderlich, Charles Winston Sheehan and David Maxwell.   Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donation be made to St. Andrew Prayer Garden, 626 Market St., Pleasanton, TX 78064.

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Benishek, Josephine (Parise)

1916-2010

Josephine Benishek, age 94, of Poteet, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in Pleasanton, Texas.  She is survived by her son, Anthony Benisek and wife Crystal of Pleasanton.  She is also survived by her sister, Marguerite Young  of Jourdanton and brother, Jack Parise of Rockport, as well as grandchildren, Robert Benishek, Bill Benishek, Carolyn Daniel, Susan Canupp, Sandra Tondre and Jesus Rodriguez; nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Rose Parise; husband, Anton Benishek, Jr.; daughter, Linda Long and sister, Beatrice Steckland.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton from 2:00PM – 9:00PM on Friday, July 23, 2010.  A rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 7:00PM.  The funeral service will be held at 9:00AM on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet, Texas.  Interment will follow at St. Matthew’s Catholic Cemetery in Jourdanton, Texas.

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

Jasik, Agatha F. (Bomba)

Agatha F. Jasik, age 91, of Pleasanton, TX, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010, in Floresville, Texas.

She is survived by her daughters: Susan Krueger and husband Alfred, Jr., of Karnes City, Debra J. Titzman and husband Shelby James of Jourdanton, sons: George Anthony Jasik of Taylor, Michael Jasik and wife Tiffany of Dilley, sisters: Sister Mary Andrew (Bernadine) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Eleanor Locke of Jourdanton, sister-in-laws: Lillian Rakowitz of Pleasanton,  Elizabeth Bomba of Garden City Kansas, Philomena Adamitz of Loire, Christina Parma and husband Louis of San Antonio, as well as grandchildren, Dr. Nathan Krueger and wife Dr. Wimberley Krueger of Centerville, Kenton G. Krueger of College Station, Erin Shae Jasik of Dilley and Rowdy Ross Jasik of Dilley.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Barbara (Richter) Bomba, husband, George Albert Jasik, brothers, Ralph and Joe Bomba.

Agatha Jasik graduated from Southwest Texas College in San Marcos in 1938 at which time she began her teaching career at the small Hime Rural School south of Charlotte, TX.  She retired from teaching in 1984 from the Jourdanton ISD.  Threw her 91 years, 2 months, and 9 days of life she was active as a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and member of The Texas Extension club, 4-H Leader and Mother of the year, Soil Conservation teacher of the year, Atascosa Co. Fair Association, CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry), and the Atascosa and Texas retired teachers association.  A lifetime member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, she was involved as a bible teacher in CCD, Lector, Home Bound Visitor, Confirmation & Baptism Sponsor and leader for Church Women of the World Services.  She and Husband George Albert of over 60 years enjoyed travel threw out the United States, Alaska and Canada. She also enjoyed keeping a journal of her daily life.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, Texas from 2:00PM to 9:00PM with a rosary to be recited at 7:00PM Wednesday, September  15, 2010.   A funeral service will be at St. Andrew Catholic Church  at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 16, 2010. Interment will be at St. Andrew #1, Pleasanton, TX.  Serving as pallbearers for the service will be Dr. Nathan Krueger, Kenton G. Krueger, Sandy Locke, Andrew Bomba, John Tymrak, Jr., Chad Vrana, serving as honorary pallbearers, David Bomba, Chester Burdett, Clem Titzman, Johnny Marck, Shelby Titzman, Staff and Physicians of Frank Tejeda Veterans Nursing Home and Nurses in Touch Hospice Care.  Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Barta, Madeline Lincecum Anderson

1924-2010

Madeline Lincecum Anderson Barta of Pleasanton, Texas passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the age of 86. Madeline was born on July 15, 1924 in Sikeston, Missouri to Cliff and Blanche Lincecum.

She had a varied professional career including many years of service to Exxon. She enjoyed traveling, reading, painting and nature. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Public Library and singing in the United Methodist Church choir when she lived in Leakey. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved first husband, Jack Anderson.

She is survived by her three children: son, Bruce Anderson of Corpus Christi, son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Mary Helen Anderson of Corpus Christi; daughter, Judy Spencer of Heidelberg, Germany; brother and sister-in-law – Billy and Margaret Lincecum of Corpus Christi; grandchildren – David Daugaard, Josh Anderson, Ryan Anderson; great-grandchildren – Leah Curtis, Amber, Austin and Aero Anderson; Ethan, Scarlett and Phoenix Anderson; great-great-granddaughter – Ilyana Perdomo.

The funeral services will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton 78064, at 12:00 PM, Wednesday October 13, 2010, with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Interment will be held at the Chamberlain Cemetery in Kingsville, at 12:00 PM, on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of these organizations: Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256
(877) 832-6997: E-mail: donorservices@woundedwarriorproject.org
Web site: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=72&source=WEBSITE&campaignSource=&company=

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, c/o Ernestine Carson, Chapter Treas., PO Box 9 Barksdale, TX 78828-0009 National Park Foundation, 1201 Eye Street, NW Suite 550-B, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-6460: Email: donorservices@nationalparks.org
Web Site: http://www.nationalparks.org

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Vyvlecka, Sandra Lee

1942-2010

Sandra Lee Vyvlecka, age 68 of Jourdanton, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, in Jourdanton, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Vyvlecka of Jourdanton; her daughters, Kelly Ann Culbreath and husband Jack of Jourdanton, Keri Lyn Key and husband David of Jourdanton, Kori Lea Smith and husband Jason of Calliham and her son, Curtis Svoboda and wife Lea of San Antonio.  She is also survived by her brother and sisters, William Frye, Dianne Clegg, Dixie Seber all of Utah, Marilyn Gold of Minnesota; grandchildren, Amber Yow, Taylor Phillips, Kirby Parvin, K. C. Culbreath, Erika Cox, Bailey Culbreath, Spencer Key, Jarrett Culbreath, Chandler Culbreath, Ethan Cox, Cassidy Key, Tucker Smith, Victoria Svoboda, Zachary Svoboda, Zane Svoboda; great grandchildren, Payton Phillips, Wesley Parvin, Kynlea Yow, Carter Parvin, Twister Yow and Preslea Gonzales; extended family, Vicki, Sabra, Steve, Lane, Cary, Kevin, Cyle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by granddaughter, Kendall Key.

Visitation will be at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, from 2:00PM – 8:00PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  The funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.  Interment will follow at Calliham Cemetery in Calliham, Texas. Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

Matocha, Elizabeth “Pet” (Dupnik)

1915-2010

Elizabeth “Pet” Matocha, age 95, of Jourdanton, TX, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in Pleasanton, TX. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Alice Daniels and husband Jim of Pleasanton and Francis Garrett and husband Cliff of San Antonio. Mrs. Matocha is also survived by her grandson, Jimmie Daniel and wife Zita of Austin and great grandson Joshua Daniel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Annie (Urbanczk) Dupnik and husband Ed Matocha.

Mrs. Matocha married Edward in 1935. They, along with Edward’s brothers, Fred and Gus owned and operated Matocha Bros. General Merchandise in Jourdanton until the time of their retirement in 1963. She was very active in the St. Matthews Catholic Church Alter Society and was a faithful attendee of the church. She took pride in being a homemaker, and loved her flowers and lawn where some of her favorite moments were spent watering, trimming and beautifying.

Visitation being held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, TX from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, November 26, 2010. Funeral service will be at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Jourdanton at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 27, 2010. Interment will be at St. Matthew’s Catholic Cemetery, Jourdanton. Serving as pallbearers for the service will be Jimmy Dornak, Joseph Matocha, Doc Williams, Fred “Buster” Matocha, Jerome Jasik and Brad Reichert. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 1700 Campbell, Jourdanton, Texas 78064. Anyone wishing to leave their condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Jasik, Marvin Daniel

1948-2011

Marvin Daniel Jasik, age 62, of Pleasanton, TX, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, in San Antonio, TX. He is survived by his wife; Anna Jasik of Pleasanton; daughter: Krystal Jasik of Pleasanton; son: Andrew Perales, of Pleasanton and step son, Chris Perales and Fiance Sarah Bowles of Floresville. He is also survived by his sister: Virginia Mangold and husband Sylvan of La Coste and brother: Clifford Jasik of Pleasanton. Mr. Jasik is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Leo and Helen Annie (Padalecki) Jasik and brothers, Charlie and Harry Jasik.

Visitation will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church – Loire from 5:00 PM to 9:00PM with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2011. Funeral service will be at St. Luke’s Catholic Church-Loire at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 25, 2011. Interment will be at St. Luke’s Cemetery , Loire, TX.

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

 

Vrana, Raymond Dean

1952-2011

Raymond Dean Vrana 59 years of Charlotte, Texas passed from this earth to join our Lord in Heaven on March 31, 2011.  He was born in Eagle Pass, Texas to Adolph and Bessie Vrana on February 7, 1952.

He was raised in Charlotte and baptized into the Catholic faith in Jourdanton, Texas.  He was active in the FFA and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1971.  He was a hard working man who spent more than 40 years of his life working in the oilfields in and around Corpus Christi, Orange Grove, Mathis and Charlotte.  Raymond had several hobbies.  He loved to be on the water fishing for bass.  He won many trophies for his fishing talents.  He also lived for NASCAR racing.  He never missed watching a race on television.  He had a habit of turning off his phone when the race began. Raymond loved fast cars and pickup trucks.  He was avid Dallas Cowboy fan.  Even though he never played the game, he could tell you everything you wanted to know about the team.  He was an excellent cook and loved to B-B-Q with family.  He was a fifty year member of the SPJST Lodge 202.  A great fan of the Vrana Family Reunion, especially the auction, you knew you were in trouble if Raymond was bidding against you.  Memories of $100 dollar bills fill the air.  Many items he bid on and won were usually given to family members because he had such a big giving heart.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers Adolph Jr., Eugene and sister Barbara.  He is survived by sisters Martha Ciomperlik, wife of the late Phil Ciomperlik of Jourdanton, Dorothy Tipps and husband Glenn of Graford, Texas and Joyce Stanley and husband Steve of Charlotte.  Brothers, Louis Vrana and wife Betty of Devine, Texas, Leon Vrana and wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Sisters-in-law, Adeline Vrana wife of the late Adolph Jr. of Seguin, Texas and Mary Jo Vrana and the late Eugene Vrana of Yorktown, Texas.  Raymond was a brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be deeply missed by everyone.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton from 9:00AM – 2:00PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Hurley Chapel.  Interment will follow at St Matthews Cemetery in Jourdanton, Texas.  Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue their condolences  may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

Family Names: Vrana, Ciomperlik

 

Ulcak, Le Grae

1919-2011

Le Grea Ulcak, age 91, of Jourdanton, TX, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX. She is survived by her daughter and son Martha F. Ulcak of Jourdanton, Blase J. Ulcak, Jr. of Baytown; sister Mae Justine Smith of Jourdanton as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Ulcak is preceded in death by her husband Blase J. Ulcak, Sr., and infant son Karl Edmund Ulcak.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, TX from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Interment will be at St. Matthew’s Catholic Cemetery , Jourdanton, TX. Anyone wishing to leave their condolences may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX