Matocha, Josie B. (Dusek)


Josie B. (Dusek) Matocha, 81, of La Grange, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Josie was born in La Grange, Texas, on June 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Srubar) Dusek. She is the widow of Lawrence Matocha and they were married on November 23, 1953, in Hostyn, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter Elaine Koehl and husband, Donnie, of La Grange and son Michael Matocha of Huntersville, North Carolina; one twin sister Martha Kovar of Houston; and three grandchildren: David Koehl and wife Sara, Melissa Koehl all of La Grange; Michael Jacob (Jake) Matocha of Huntersville, North Carolina and one great granddaughter Avery Koehl of La Grange; two sister-in-laws: Jane Dusek of Weimar and Irene Jasek of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons: Leonard and Lawrence Matocha, Jr., five brothers: Jerry, Joe, Peter, Lad and Frank Dusek, three sisters: Annie Hrachovy, Agnes Jurica and Mary Sumbera.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited by Deacon Mike Meismer at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange with Rev. Fr. Joseph Varickamackal officiating. A Rosary will be recited prior to the service by members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciation No. 1962 . The Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945, The Scholarship Fund of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciation No. 1962, P. O. Box 275, La Grange, TX 78945; or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P. O. Box 548, La Grange, TX 78945.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home