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Fojtik, Edith J. (Brinkmann)

2/15/1898 -8/22/1979

Services for Mrs. Edith J. Brinkmann Fojtik, 81, of Caldwell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Caldwell. The Rev. Emelian Foltyn, pastor, will officiate.

A rosary is scheduled for 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the Phillips and Lucky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fojtik died Wednesday night in a Caldwell hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1898 in Burleson County, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors included three sons, Emil J. Fojtik, of Round Rock, J.D. Fojtik of Houston, and Jimmy A. Fojtik of Austin, six daughters,Mrs. Calvin (Angelina) Morriss of Austin, Mrs Russell (Hattie) Graves of Austin, Mrs. Charles (Mary Ann) Barak of Ausitn, Mrs. Doc (Rosalee) Weatherford of Clovis, N.M., Mrs. Charles (Lydia) Luza of Bryan, and Mrs. J.T. (Grace) Rosenkrantz of Freeport.

Two brothers, Eugene Brinkman of Somerville and Ed Brinkman of Brazoria; three sisters, Mrs. Parrot of Caldwell, Mrs. Wilimenia Wilhelm of Houston, and Mrs. Viola Kaiser of Austin. 32 grandchildren, 31 great- great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Submitted by Lydia Mousner

Source: Bryan Daily Eagle

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