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Chudej, Jan

JOHN CHUDEJ

San Antonio Express, Monday, April 12, 1926

YOAKUM, Tex., April 11.—Having lived all but one year of reaching the 100 mark, John Chudej of Moravia, Lavaca County, rural village 30 miles northeast, was buried during the week just ended, says word received here Sunday. The deceased is said to be survived by a brother, 96 years old, at West, Tex. Chudej was born in Moravia, Austria, but came to his country about 50 years ago. A wife 68 years old, survives.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries

Chudej, Agneska

AGNES CHUDEJ

Galveston Daily News, Saturday, June 26, 1915

Hallettsville, Tex., June 25.—Agnes Chudej, the pretty 18-year-old daughter of John Chudej Sr., a farmer who resides about ten miles above here in the Moravia section was found dead in a pool of water in Mixon Creek Tuesday afternoon. The young woman had left home early in the morning to gather some water lilies and peppermint greens for a bouquet. Later in the day when the dogs which had accompanied her returned home without her the family became uneasy and at once instituted a search with the result that her body was found in the pool. A physician was hurriedly called, but life was extinct. The body was interred Wednesday.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries

Jurecek, Pvt. Nick & Gladys (Chudej)

NICK & GLADYS CHUDEJ JURACEK

Weimar Mercury, 26 Jan 1945, page 1

Young Lavaca Co. Couple Drowns in High Flood Waters

Private and Mrs. Nick Jurecek, Jr., lost their lives when they drove their car into a flooded stream at Camp Hood, last Thursday.

Private Jurecek had been home near Witting in Lavaca county. His wife was returning to camp with him for a visit, leaving their baby with her folks at Moravia. When entering Camp Hood, Jurecek drove his car across the creek over a low water bridge, but the bridge was not there and the couple was plunged into eighteen feet of water.

The current was swift and took the car downstream rapidly. The body of Private Jurecek was found about a mile down stream, but up to Tuesday the body of his wife had not been found.

Private Jurecek was born April 22, 1922, and had attended school at Witting. His wife, nee Miss Gladys Chudej, was born March 3, 1924.

Weimar Mercury, 2 Feb 1945

Mrs. Nick Jurecek’s Body Found Week After Drowning

The body of Mrs. Nick Jurecek was found in the Cowhouse Creek at Camp Hood on Thursday of last week, one week after she was drowned when the car in which she and her husband, Pfc. Nick Jurecek, plunged into 18 feet of water.

The body of Pfc. Jurecek was found the same day the couple drowned, but the body of Mrs. Jurecek was not found until a week later. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Moravia.

The couple is survived by one child, one year old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries

 

Hlavaty, Clarence J. “C.J.”

1927-2012

Clarence J. “C.J.” Hlavaty, age 84, of West, passed away late Saturday night, September 1, 2012 at Providence Health Center in Waco.

A rosary will be recited 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, with Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Military Graveside Rites will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, conducted by the West Veterans Honor Guard.

C.J. was born November 24, 1927, the son of James A. “Jim” and Tracie (Maneth) Hlavaty. He attended Denton Hill School and graduated from West High School in 1945. On April 12, 1950 he was united in marriage to Martha Kudelka in West. C.J. served his country in the United States Navy and Air Force for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of Master Sargeant. He then went to work for the Waco Veteran’s Administration Regional Office until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed water skiing, traveling, dancing, and working as a Westfest volunteer. C.J. was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4819, American Legion Post #478, Air Force Sergeant’s Association, and the Knights of Columbus Council #2305 4th Degree.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Martha Hlavaty of West; three sisters, Clarine Blahuta of West, Anna Jo Chudej of Waco, and Tracy Kidd and husband Bill of Las Vegas, NV; six nephews, David Blaschke, Dennis Blaschke, Doug Blaschke, Allan Blahuta, Kevin Chudej, and Greg Chudej; three nieces, Donna Blaschke Grant, Beth Roberts, and Sandee Jones; and many other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are David Blaschke, Dennis Blaschke, Doug Blaschke, Bill Kidd, Ray Roberts, Derek Baker and Maj. Mark Grahmann. Honorary pallbearers are past and present members of the West Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4819.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church or St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund.

Source: Aderhold Funeral Home-West, TX

Chudej, Lillie (Novak)

1916-2012

Lillie Chudej, age 95, of West, passed away early Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2012 at West Rest Haven in West.

A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, with Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Lillie was born September 25, 1916 in West, the daughter of John F. and Marie (Hejl) Novak. She attended the Tokio School. On October 17, 1939 she was united in marriage to Raymond Thomas Chudej, Sr. in West. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1994. Lillie was a housewife and homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption. She was also a member of the K.J.Z.T. St. Ludmila Society No. 11 and the Catholic Daughter of America Court No. 829. Lillie was a very creative person who loved the holidays. She enjoyed dancing, listening to music, gardening, canning, sewing, and playing the piano and harmonica. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren and was known for her chicken noodle soup.

Lillie is also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Nors; and a grandson, Eric Matus.

Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Matus and husband A.P. of West; a son, Raymond Chudej, Jr. and wife Barbara of West; a sister, Tina Chudej of West; four grandchildren, Chris Matus and fiancée Darby Roberts, Jason Matus, Shelly Moore and husband Ty, and Sharon Davidson and husband Darren; six great grandchildren, Branson, Hollie, Austin, Marli, Dustin and Kristin; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are Chris Matus, Jason Matus, Branson Matus, Austin Patterson, Dustin Davidson, and Ty Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Shelly Moore, Sharon Davidson, Hollie Matus, Marli Moore, Kristin Davidson, Billy Kolar and Marvin Gerik.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund or West Volunteer Ambulance Association.

Source: Aderhold Funeral Home-West, TX