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.

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Source: Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia, Texas

Barta, George T.

Victoria Advocate, December 12, 1999


FLATONIA —George T. Barta, 70, of Flatonia, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999.
He was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Flatonia, to the late Theodore T. Barta and Ida Katherine Hollub. He was a self-employed rancher, a member of Independent Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Bessie L. Barta; daughter, Kelly D. Mode of Flatonia; son, Glenn R. Barta of LaGrange and six grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; and an infant brother.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Dean Evans officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia. Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, (361) 596-4631.

Memorials: Flatonia EMS or EA Arnim Archives of Flatonia.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis







Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Zapalac, Annie (Kana)


Shiner Gazette, 24 Sep 1987, page 9

Mrs. Annie Kana Zapalac Rites Held

FLATONIA – Annie Zapalac, 79, of Flatonia died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1987 in a Houston hospital.

She was born July 8, 1908, in Fayette County, daughter of the late Steve and Frances (Muzny) Kana. Mrs. Zapalac was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. The Rev. Ed Kelly officiated.

Burial followed in Flatonia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia.

She is survived by her husband, R.D. Zapalac of Flatonia; a son, Edwin Zapalac of Flatonia; two daughters, Mrs. Ervan E. (Jeanette) Zouzalik of Flatonia and Mary Ann Tichacek of East Bernard; two sisters, Frances Krutta of El Campo and Edith Katzfey of San Antonio; five brothers, Henry, Steve and Edmond Kana of El Campo, George Kana of Palacios and Joe Kana of Healdton, Okla.; and 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests that those who desire to do so may make contributions to the Flatonia Catholic Church Building-Maintanance [sic] Fund.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Niemann, Vlasta (Dostalik)

Schulenburg Sticker, 19 Feb 2009, page 3

Vlasta Dostalik Niemann, 92, of Sugar Land and formerly of Victoria, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12.

The youngest of seven children, she was born Sept. 10, 1916 to the late Alois and Marie Zabransky Dostalik in Flatonia. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and a dedicated grandmother. She married Freddie Niemann on Dec. 26, 1938 in Flatonia. They moved to Victoria in 1946 where they continued to live throughout their 65-year marriage. She found much joy in her life in the things she loved most: sewing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband were members of the CPL Jet Set Club and attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Victoria. She was a resident of Colonial Oaks Assisted Living in Sugar Land.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Niemann and wife Paulette of Bay City, and Richard Niemann and wife Dianne of Missouri City; seven grandchildren, Cheryl Garrison and husband Gary of Victoria, Rhonda Brzozowske and husband Paul of Victoria, Rebecca Adkison and husband Rodney of Highland Village, Nowell Campos and husband Armando of Winter Park, Fla., Wesley Niemann of Austin, Alicia Niemann of Missouri City, and Andrew Niemann of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and nine great-grandchildren, Jenifer Moczygemba and husband Preston, Logan Garrison, Bethany and Abby Brzozowske, Armando, Daniel and Alex Campos, and Will and Ben Adkinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 2004; two sons, Frederick and Roger Niemann; two sisters, Mary Stein and Annie Krause; and four brothers, Louis, Adolph “Mit,” Joe and Ernest “Grup” Dostalik.

Rosary and services were held on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, with interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia and Rev. Joe Hybner officiating.

Smith Funeral Home of Flatonia was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross

Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Kocian, Mary


San Antonio Express, Saturday, March 23, 1935

FLATONIA, Tex., March 22.– Mrs. Mary Kocian, 61, wife of Innocent Kocian, died at her home. She was born in Europe and came to this country 42 years ago. The funeral was held from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Father Pustka officiating.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis














Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Kocian, Vlasta Lauer


Weimar Mercury, 28 May 1943, page 1


A charge of negligent homicide was filed in the Fayette County Court in La Grange against W. A. Preseler, truck driver, in connection with the death of Mrs. Vlasta Kocian, who was killed when the car in which she was riding collided with a truck driven by Kocian.

Mr. Kocian, husband of the dead woman, was also badly injured as was their daughter, Anna, who received a fracture to both legs. The daughter is still in the Renger hospital at Hallettsville.

The accident happened a short distance west of Bob’s place near Schulenburg. Pressler was also charged with driving without a merchant operator’s license.

Vlasta Lauer Kocian, 7 Jun 1913-3 May 1943, is buried in Flatonia.

Newspaper article contributed by Matt Cross


Kubena, Frances E.

San Antonio Express, 29 Oct 1965


Marion – Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Praha for Mrs. Frances E. Kubena, 69, of Marion. She died Wednesday. Burial will be in Praha Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Zizik-Kearns-Downing Funeral Home, San Antonio.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Lillie Jiral, Poth, Mrs. Mary Ann Kotzur, Victoria, Mrs. Agnes Remmerz, Converse, and Miss Frances Kubena, Marion, sons Johnny Kubena, Seguin, Edwin Kubena, San Antonio and Joe Kubena, Marion.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross












Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Kubena, Bohumir Alois

Bohumir Alois Kubena

Floresville Chronicle-Journal, 25 Mar 1949


B.A. Kubena of Block Hill Community died at his home there at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 18.

The body lay in state at Murray Funeral Home until Sunday a.m. at which time it was taken to Praha, Texas.

Rosary was said Saturday evening, March 19 at 8:30 at Murray Funeral Home. The Rev Leopold officiated.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in Praha Monday, March 21 with interment at Praha Catholic Cemetery, Rev Vaclav Bily, a nephew of the deceased, of Blessing, officiated.

Mr. Kubena, born August 5, 1895, was a native Texan, having spent most of his life in Fayette County. He lived at Praha prior to moving to Wilson County. He had lived in the Block Hill Community for the past five years where he engaged in farming. He served with the Army in World War I.

Mr. Kubena was planting in his field when he suffered a stroke. Everything possible was done but he passed away without regaining consciousness. At the time of his death he was 54 years, seven months and 13 days.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Frances Kubena, three sons, John B. of San Antonio, Edwin and Joseph of Block Hill, four daughters Mrs. Agnes Remmers of Kenedy, Sister M. Lydia of the Nazareth Convent in Victoria, Lilly of San Antonio and Mary Ann of Block Hill and two sisters.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Novak, John J.


Weimar Mercury, Friday, June 10, 1955


Funeral services for John Novak, 77, father of Bohumir Novak of Weimar, were held Monday at Flatonia, with burial at Praha, Rev. J. A. Petru officiating.

Mr. Novak, a retired farmer, is survived by his wife; six sons, Henry and Albert of La Salle, Bohumir of Weimar, Adolph J. and Bennie of Flatonia, and Edmund of New Orleans; and two daughters, Mrs. Joe Zelia and Mrs. Anton Mathias of Rosenberg.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis




Wagner, Hattie (Fielder) Machalec


Victoria Advocate, 19 Dec 1995, page 14A

FLATONIA – Hattie Fiedler Machalec Wagner, 72, of Flatonia died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995.

She was born June 10, 1923, in Flatonia to the late Frank and Adela Branecky Fiedler. The homemaker was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughter, Magdalene Wenske of Yoakum and three grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: one brother.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Smith Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, the Rev. Gabriel Maison officiating.


Burial will be at Praha Catholic Cemetery, Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, 895-3311.

Memorials: Masses or donor’s choice.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross