Vacek, Cecilia (Mensik)

Mrs. Cecilia Vacek, 83, of Schulenburg, mother of Mrs. V. A. Cernosek of Weimar, died at her home early Tuesday morning after two weeks’ serious illness.

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Vacek had not been well for more than a year.

Born in 1871 in Czechoslovakia, she came to this country with her parents, John and Mary Mensik, when she was 11 years old. They settled near Schulenburg, and she spent the rest of her life in that area.

She was married about 63 years ago to John Vacek, who preceded her in death about 50 years ago. Mrs. Vacek was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and KJZT lodge.

Surviving her are six daughters, Mrs. V. A. (Annie) Cernosek of Weimar; Mrs. H. (Emily) White of Houston; Mrs. E. (Mary) Tengler of Fort Worth; Mrs. Ed (Lennie) Hilscher, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Watzlavick, and Mrs. Adolph (Della) Cernosek, all of Schulenburg. Twenty-four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, February 5, 1954

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Vacek, John & Cecilia

Muhlstein, Joe

Muhlstein, Joseph J. & Zofie (Smolik)La Grange Journal, February 15, 1934

Joe Muhlstein, farmer, residing near Schulenburg, 50 years of age, died at the La Grange Hospital Sunday.

Mr. Muhlstien had been a patient of Dr. Schofield’s of Schulenburg, who brought him to the hospital, Thursday, in a very serious condition. Death followed Sunday. Deceased leaves a family; his remains were taken to Schulenburg for burial.

La Grange Journal, February 22, 1934


Died at La Grange, February 11, of pneumonia, Joe J. Muhlstien, aged 50 years, 3 months and 14 days.

Obituary transcribed by Connie F. Sneed

Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Bohlmann, Henry F.

HENRY F. BOHLMANNBohlmann, Henry F. & Agnes

The Schulenburg Sticker
October 22, 1964

Last Rites Read for Henry F. Bohlmann

Henry F. Bohlmann, molding machine operator at Victor Stanzel Company for over twenty years, passed away October 13 in the Renger Memorial Hospital, Hallettsville, following a short illness. He had attained the age of 51 years, five months and seven days.

Mr. Bohlmann, who resided on a farm south of Schulenburg all his life, was born May 6, 1913 as the son of Mrs. Louisia Stanzel Bohlmann and the late Paul Bohlmann. On January 30, 1950 he was united in marriage to Agnes Cinadr in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Rev. Leo Goertz. He was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel Thursday morning, October 15, at 8:45 o’clock with Requiem High Mass at the St. Rose Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Rev. Hubert Janak officiated at the final rites and burial was in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Victor, Joe and Alton Stanzel, Ray Kusey, Otto Bohlmann and Fred Klesel.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a brother, Chas. Bohlmann.

Obituary submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Stanzel, Agnes Elizabeth (Stelzig)

Stanzel, Agnes (Stelzig).The Schulenburg Sticker, April 10, 1969


Funeral services for Mrs. F. C. Stanzel, nee Agnes Elizabeth Stelzig, were held from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel Tuesday, April 8 at 9 a.m. with continued services at St. Rose Catholic Church at 9:15 a.m. Rev. Al Padalecki officiated at the Mass and graveside services with burial in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rodger Bubinik, Ray F. Kusey, Wm. J. Farek Jr., Edgar Anders, H. C. Shine, Frankie Stanzel, Adolph Gerlich and Otto Zwernemann.

Mrs. Stanzel was born Jan. 1, 1878, at Fayetteville as the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Heintschel Stelzig. On Aug. 16, 1900, she was united in marriage to Frank Stanzel at Fayetteville. The couple settled in Schulenburg where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Mrs. Stanzel, 91, succumbed April 5 in Youens Memorial Hospital, Weimar, terminating a lingering illness.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs.Lydia Redwine, Schulenburg; two sons, Alton Stanzel of Gonzales and Frank Stanzel of Houston; a brother, Frank Stelzig of La Grange; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1962; also three brothers, Joe, Walter and Oscar Stelzig and a sister, Miss Mary (Mamie) Stelzig.

Obituary submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Jurica, Daniel Ray

Jurica, Daniel RayThe Funeral services for MR. DANIEL RAY JURICA, age 52, of Houston (died 5-20-2006) will be held from the St. Rose Catholic Church, in Schulenburg, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:30am.

Visitation will begin to the public after 5pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. The Parish rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7pm from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel, in Schulenburg.

Interment will be in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Schulenburg, Tx.

Survivors include: Parents- Peter and Virginia Jurica of Schulenburg, Sisters-Janice Somyak/Husband Bill of Reno, NV, Susan Jurica of Houston, Carol Ann Jordan/Husband Vernon of Dripping Springs, Brothers-Joseph L. Jurica/ Wife Delia of Schulenburg, Peter L. Jurica, Jr./Wife Connie of New Braunfels, Ronald David Jurica/Wife Stassi of San Marcos, Several Nieces and Nephews

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home 979-743-4151

Source: Houston Chronicle Archives





Bujnoch, Amanda Lauren

Amanda Lauren Bujnoch of Flatonia passed away November 10, 2012 at the age of 25. She was born in Victoria November 24, 1986 to Edward and Judith Minter Bujnoch.

She was a member of Texas State University – San Marcos.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Bujnoch.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Judith Bujnoch of Flatonia; daughter, Tinley Brielle Bujnoch Aguillon of Flatonia; sister, Monica Bujnoch Janssen and husband Dustin of College Station; brother, Jim Chittenden wife Vanessa of Flatonia; grandmother, Della Bujnoch of Flatonia/Moulton, and grandparents, Johnie and Jim Minter of Moulton. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Amanda’s life will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm at The Flatonia United Methodist Church with Pastor Rob Clopton officiating.

To leave words of comfort for the family please visit:

Source: Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia, Texas

Kasparek, Lillie (Elsik)

Lillie (Elsik) Kasparek, 74, of La Grange, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August, 30, 2012.

Lillie and her twin sister were born July 15, 1938 in Fayetteville, Texas, the daughters of Joe and Frances (Marusik) Elsik. She married Percy Lee Kasparek on May 8, 1960 in Fayetteville, and then moved to La Grange.

She worked in Columbus for the Colorado County Tax Office and then 18 years for GTE as a switchboard operator and later as Assistant Traffic Supervisor. Then she worked at Walmart for 13 years. She was a great cook, enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved partner of 37 years, Melvin Schoenst of Carmine; her daughters: Wanona Posas and husband, Pete “Tootie” Posas, of Giddings, Lacinda Kasparek and husband, Frank Rodriguez, of Round Rock; two grandchildren: Pete Posas of Pflugerville and Joshua Posas of Giddings; three sisters: Gladys Colley of Hewitt, Millie Ruffin of Austin, and Nollie Odle of Northcrest; two sisters-in-law: Elaura Neumann of Shelby, Angeline Zwernemann and husband, Lloyd, of Carmine; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Lee, her parents, and an infant brother, Jimmy Elsik, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gus and Irene Kasparek, and three brothers-in-law: Woodrow Colley, Milton Neumann, and Elward Ruffin.

She will be remembered as a beloved partner, loving mother and nana. She will be greatly missed, but will live in our hearts forever.

The Kasparek family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the following: Dr. Carlos Rubin De Celis and Roxanne Sparks (Texas Oncology and staff), Dr. Gagneja (Austin Gastroenterology and staff), St. David’s Hospital and staff, La Grange EMS, St. Marks Hospital and staff, Dr. Bill Nolen, Pastor Sid Roden and Jen Kindsvatter (St. Paul Luthern Church) and to all our friends and family for their kindness, love and prayers during our time of need. A special thanks to the Johnson, Tumis, and Schilling families.

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

Garlick, Lee Roy

Lee Roy Garlick, 76, of La Grange, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He was born May 9, 1936 in Allamore, Texas, the ninth of twelve children, to William Frederick and Julia Segura Garlick. He married Nona Morris on July 8, 1957 in Sierra Blanca, Texas.

Lee Roy was born into a ranching family and worked from an early age on the sheep and cattle ranches of West Texas. He loved to raise and trade livestock, and cherished the friendships he developed through the years. Lee Roy was very active in supporting the FFA and 4-H programs through stock shows, and spent countless hours working with the kids on their projects.

Lee Roy attended Van Horn public schools and El Paso Community College. He served as a heavy weapons infantryman and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army from 1955-1959. He continued his public service in 1979, serving as County Commissioner of Culberson County, Texas.

Lee Roy worked in various fields throughout the years including ranching, farming, freight, and was a small business owner of a service station. However, his most treasured occupation was as a classroom tutor for ESL students and special needs students in the Fort Stockton ISD system from 1996 – 2004. He loved to work with kids and believed in the potential of every child he met.

Lee Roy and Nona retired and moved to La Grange, Texas in 2008. Together, they enjoyed the new friendships and the fellowship of the La Grange community. Lee Roy and his family enjoyed this time as it allowed him to become very active in supporting local sports, FFA and 4-H, and the community.

Lee Roy loved the Lord, and through death he gained Christ in a higher degree.

Survivors include his wife, Nona, of 55 years; four children: Levi Garlick and wife Becky; Marti Jo Stout and husband Justin; Lance Garlick; Jason Garlick and wife Shelah; nine grandchildren: Travis and Tanner Stout, Jacob, Hallie and Hannah Garlick, Capri and Loryn Garlick, Hayley Coleman, and Baby “G”; four sisters: Ida Mae Beasley of Carbondale, CO, Evelyn Enriquez of Dallas, Martha McElroy of Houston, Cecelia Petty of Pleasanton; three brothers: Henry Garlick of Fort Stockton, Marvin Garlick of Alpine, James Garlick of Balmorhea, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Vasek, Angela Agnes (Kubecka)

Angela Agnes (Kubecka) Vasek, 77, of La Grange, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Angela was born August 24, 1935 in Plum, Texas, the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Kovar) Kubecka. She married Anton Thomas Vasek on April 7, 1956 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Plum, Texas.

She worked for Phillips Petroleum as a map surveyor and was a member of operations for Alcohol Anonymous Alanon. She loved volunteer teaching at Hermes School in La Grange. She was active in the support of Combine Community Action for seniors. She enjoyed gardening and sold the produce she grew to family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Anton Thomas Vasek of La Grange; daughter, Laurann Vasek of La Grange; son, Barry Thomas Vasek and wife, Debbie, of Austin; four brothers: Bennie and wife, Mary, Richard of Spring, Gene of Oahu, Hawaii, and Anthony and wife, Jonda; grandson, Andrew and wife, Laura; great granddaughter, Margaret Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Edward Kubecka.

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

Mazoch, Jerome Michael “Sonny”

Jerome Michael “Sonny” Mazoch, 86, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Jerome was born in Holman, Texas on September 29, 1926, the son of the late C. J. and Anna (Vacek) Mazoch.

Jerome served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a combat veteran of World War II and Korea. In the Navy, he was in the SEABEES (Construction Battalion). He was a graduate of La Grange High School and Blinn College. He was very active and involved in many different organizations. Jerome was a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, American Legion Post #0102, South Central Texas Old Timers Baseball Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5254, and the Alumni Association of Blinn College. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, KJT, Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse, and Fayette County Czech Heritage Society. He was a past president of the Country Music Club of Fayette County and Fayette County Czech Heritage Society.

He is survived by his long time companion, Evelyn Jecmenek; son, Bruce Mazoch of Houston; two sisters: Agnes Struve of La Grange, and Alma Berger of Houston; two grandsons: Jason Michael Mazoch and Jerrod Mazoch; great grandson, Gavin Mazoch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chad Mazoch; two brothers: Jimmie Mazoch and John Mazoch; and sister, Leona Watzlavick.