Fojtik, Dorothy Maie (Richter)

Dorothy Mae Richter Fojtik, 87 years old and a lifetime resident of Columbus Texas, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 27th with her son by her side in Columbus. She was born on December 3, 1924 in Columbus, Texas to Charles Richter and Katie (Anderson) Richter.

She fought a long, difficult illness that took away her simplest pleasures in life. She loved music and found so much joy in singing and playing her instruments and anyone that knew her, also knew she loved Elvis Presley. She treasured all of her photos of family and friends and loved to sit around and look through them. She enjoyed crocheting, watching funny movies, and writing to her pen pals from all over the world. She couldn’t wait to open the mail box everyday to see what kind of cards or letters she had received from family and friends. Our mother was a very compassionate woman who loved everyone and would share what little she had.

We can find peace, knowing that our mother was a Christian and is now in heaven with our Lord and is no longer suffering. God truly blessed us with a wonderful Mother that loved us dearly and all of our most precious memories of her will be in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

She is survived by her two sons, Harold Rollins Jr. and wife Brandy, Ronald Rollins Sr. and wife Janie; daughter Cathy Meuth and husband Dwaynne; grandsons, Ronald Rollins Jr., Carey Rollins; step grandsons Chris Meuth, Rick Humphrey and George Humphrey; granddaughters, Robin (Rollins) Malak; Caitlin Meuth, step granddaughter Holly Meuth; great grandchildren, Teara Paszkowski and Tyler Paszkowski and one great-great granddaughter Carrianne Rollins. Nieces and nephews, Shirley Tripplet and her husband Lawrence, Verna Jean Buchanan, Margaret Frances Loewen, Marsha Richter, Barbara Richter Dancer, Vivian (Dolly) Robertson, Howard Shultz, Alma Shultz Smith, Bennie Shultz, John Shultz, James Shultz and Anna Mae Shultz Blanton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolf Fojtik, parents Charles W.D. Richter and Katie Mae (Anderson) Richter, siblings, Linzie Turner, Ben Henicke, Walter David Richter, Josie ( Henicke) Shultz, and Margaret Lucille Richter Bryant.

Visitation will be held on Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, and at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus on Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Pastor Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Pallbearers are Harold Rollins, Jr., Ronald Rollins, Sr., Ronald Rollins, Jr., Dwaynne Meuth, Reggie Briscoe and Chris Smith.

We would like to thank Dr. Hrachovy for his compassion and care, the doctors at Columbus Community Hospital, Pastor Marsh with St Paul Lutheran Church, the nurses and staff at River Oaks Nursing home and a special thank you for the compassion Asera Hospice Care gave to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac St., Victoria, TX 77901; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 in her name.

Source: Henneke Funeral Home-Columbus, TX

Noska, Celestine

Celestine Noska, 95, of Frelsburg, Texas passed away on September 29, 2012 in Columbus, TX.

She was born on April 14, 1917 to Frank Noska, Sr. and Minnie (Janak) Noska in Frelsburg, Texas. Celestine retired from working in the meat department for Minimax Grocery and Bill & John’s Grocery as a meat processor. On May 30, 1934 she married Albert A. Noska whom preceded her in death on March 11, 1988.

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg and St. Ann’s Altar Society.

Celestine is survived by three sons, James Noska and wife Jeannette of Columbus, TX, Donald Noska and wife Nancy, and Ernest Noska and wife Kathleen both of Frelsburg, TX; 7 grandchildren, Mary Ann Noska, Mark Noska, Stacey Noska, Matt Noska, Jason Noska, Douglas Noska, Nicole Noska, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Noska, parents, Frank Noska, Sr. and Minnie (Janak) Noska, three sisters, Vlasta Seidl, Toney Pechacek, and Caroline Georgi, brother, Frank P. Noska, and two grandsons, James Joe Noska and Jeffrey Wayne Noska.

Parish Prayer Service & Rosary, 6:00 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus led by Deacon Chuck Glynn.

St. Ann’s Altar Society Rosary, 2:30 pm, Monday, October 1, 2012, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

Visitation will be held Sunday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Monday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus; and also on Monday, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012, 3:00 pm at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating.

Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg. Pallbearers are her seven grandchildren, Mark, Mary Ann, Stacey, Matt, Jason, Douglas, and Nicole Noska.

Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1031 Church Ln., New Ulm, TX 78950 or Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Dept., 2319 FM 1291, New Ulm, TX 78950.

Source: Henneke Funeral Home-Columbus, TX

Kana, Jimmie

Jimmie Kana, 67, of Eagle Lake, Texas passed away on October 8, 2012 in Columbus, Texas.

He was born on December 12, 1944 to Vaclav and Annie (Mazoch) Kana in Shiner, Texas. Jimmie was semi-retired and worked for Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Brockman Kana of Eagle Lake, TX; two daughters, Jodi Langley and husband Steven of Sugar Land, TX, and Diana Brown and husband Craig of Houston, TX; sister, Frances Drawe and husband Everett of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren, Kyle Langley and Travis Brown.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Vaclav and Annie (Mazoch) Kana.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Victor Morrison officiating.

Visitation will also be on Friday, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, Texas with a Rosary at 2:30 PM.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 3:00 PM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn with Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in the Pilot Grove Cemetery in Yoakum, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are Craig Brown, Travis Brown, Everett Drawe, Florian Kana, George Kana, Jr., John D. Kana, Kyle Langley and Steven Langley.

Memorials are suggested to the S.P.C.A., 900 Portway Dr., Houston, TX 77024.

Source: Henneke Funeral Home-Columbus, TX

Noska, Pearl Irene

Pearl Irene Noska, 75, of Columbus, Texas passed away on November 24, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

She was born on December 23, 1936 to Elo and Elvira (Heintschel) Lilie in Brushy Community, Texas. Pearl lived her lifetime in the Columbus area. She retired as a cafeteria cook from Columbus I.S.D. On October 22, 1957 she married Raymond E. Noska whom preceded her in death on February 3, 2009.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Sandra Henneke and husband Tommy of Columbus, TX; sons, Kenneth Noska and wife Annette of Bastrop, TX, and Glen Noska and wife Margaret of Frelsburg, TX; sister, Carol Jean Chovanec of Fayetteville, TX; 8 grandchildren, Daniel Noska, Matthew Noska, Amanda Noska, Ryan Henneke, Haley Henneke, Travis Noska, Kristi Noska, and Megan Noska, 2 great grandchildren, Caden Noska and Noah Lavedan.

She was preceded in death by husband, Raymond E. Noska, parents, Elo and Elvira Heintschel Lilie, and brother-in-law, Anton Chovanec.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus and Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 8:30 am – 9:30 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr. Augustine N. Asante officiating.

Interment will take place in the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg, Texas. Pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society – Colorado County Unit, 4401 Lilac Ln., Victoria, TX 77901, or Alzheimer’s Association – Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, 2242 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030-2008.

Source: Henneke Funeral Home-Columbus, TX

Pustejovsky, Jerrilyn Marie (Noska)

Jerrilyn Marie (Noska) Pustejovsky, 53, of Columbus, Texas, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Jerrilyn was born in Houston, Texas on October 26, 1958, the daughter of Gladys (Pfertner) Noska of Houston and the late Jerry Noska. She married Kenneth Pustejovsky on January 18, 2004 in Wallis, Texas.

Jerrilyn was a hard worker and took delight in the simple things of life. She was never afraid to try new things and had many different occupations throughout her lifetime which lead her to open Jerrilyn’s Hair Salon in Wallis, Texas for four years. She eventually became a homemaker after her many years of hard work. Jerrilyn was a wonderful cook and loved taking care of her family and enjoyed rescuing animals. She had a love of life that showed in everything she did. She was blessed to have many friends that supported her.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pustejovsky; son, Jeremy Muske and wife, Michelle, of Ellinger, daughter, Jamielyn Warren and husband, Lawrence, of Katy; stepson, Nicholas Pustejovsky and stepdaughter, Lisa Kanak and husband, Bennie, of Wallis; mother, Gladys Noska of Houston; father and mother-in-law, Leroy and Lil Pustejovsky of Wallis; brother, Randy Noska and wife, Dinah, of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Margaret Pustejovsky of Wallis; six grandchildren: Rebecca, Desirae, Hunter, John, D’Artagnan, Ethan; great grandchild, JaeLynn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, Joe and Mary Pfertner, Rudolph and Emillie Noska, and Godparents, Leo and Josephine Noska.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home-La Grange, Texas

Chovanec, Ella Christine (Horak)


Ella Christine (Horak) Chovanec, 94, of La Grange, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Care Inn in La Grange.

Ella Chovanec was born in Columbus, Texas on July 24, 1917 the daughter of the late Joe F. and Annie (Janak) Horak. Ella married Fred Chovanec on September 30, 1936 in Ellinger. She retired as a Clerk from Perry Brothers Five and Dime Store after 25 years of service. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Altar Society.

She is survived by one son, Clarence Chovanec and wife, Doris of La Grange; 3 granddaughters: Teresa Carver and husband Matt of Cypress, Brenda Glasgow and husband Scott of Georgetown, Tina Liccioni and husband Erik of La Grange; 6 Great-grandchildren, Keleigh and Kyle Carver of Cypress, Tyler and Madison Glasgow of Georgetown, Lance and Alyssa Liccioni of La Grange and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred Chovanec, who passed away on December 26, 1998 and two brothers: Charles and Henry Horak.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home