Dlabaj, W.A. “Bill”

W. A “Bill” Dlabaj, age 100 of Ennis, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1912 in Crisp, Texas, to Theodore and Josephine (Knize) Dlabaj. Willie married Anna Cecelia Horak on November 18, 1936 in Ennis, Texas. He owned and operated W.A. Dlabaj Motor Company for years and is a long-standing member of St. John Catholic Church and KJT.

He is survived by his three children: Pauline Lanicek and her husband Wesley of Ennis, Betty Valek and her husband Michael of Dallas, and David Dlabaj of Ennis; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; six great, great grandchildren; sister, Janie Nemec of Canyon, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Dora; and pet, Chico.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Anna Dlabaj; brother, John; and sisters, Annie, Josephine, and Agnes.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Father John Dick as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211

Source: Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home-Ennis, TX

Horak, Mildred M. (Uhlig)

A funeral mass for Mildred Milady Horak, 85 of Caldwell will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dime Box at 10:00 a.m. with Father Ramon Frayna & Father Anthony Alphonse officiating, burial will follow at Hranice Cemetery in Dime Box.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m., at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Horak died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell. She was born July 25, 1927 at the family home in the Franstat Community to parents Emil and Hattie (Pivonka) Uhlig. Mrs. Horak was employed by Kellar Chair and Ladder Plant in Caldwell for 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Altar Society in Dime Box, and a member of Dime Box SPJST.She enjoyed quilting, dominoes, bingo, and trips to Louisiana. Family members will remember her for her turkey and dressing, kolaches, pickles and dewberry jelly. On May 28, 1946 she married Albin Frank Horak, Sr. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Franstat. They were married 55 years until his death in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, John, Lee, Tony, And Walter Uhlig, seven sisters, Lydia Pruess, Mealy Schubert, Lorine Nielson, Benita Combes, Gladys Tiemann, Mavis Gaas and infant Elizabeth Uhlig.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Garland and Joan Horak of Houston, and Albin, Jr. and Barbara Horak of Caldwell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Fred Seal of Dilley, Marlene and Tommy Jarrett of San Antonio, and Kay and Mike Charanza of Caldwell. Two brothers and sister-in-law, Raymond Uhlig of Seguin, Gus and Dorothy Uhlig of Adkins; two sisters-in-laws, Helen Horak of Fort Worth, and Vauda Horak of London, England; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Craig Seal, Robert Seal, Wayne Horak, Brian Horak, Patrick Horak, Brandon Charanza, Bradley Charanza and Albin Horak III. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Stacy Mitchell, Sheila Horak and Shelly Horak.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph’s Altar Society, 8282 FM 141, Dime Box, TX 77853 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.

Source: Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home-Caldwell, TX

Horak, Josef


Weimar Mercury
21 Nov 1930, page 3


Mr. Joe Horak, aged about 84 years, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Novak, in the Breslau section. Deceased had been ill for some time and though the very best of medical attention was administered, he finally succumbed, due to the infirmities of age.

The funeral took place Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Schwenke undertaking parlors in Schulenburg. Requiem mass was held in the Praha Catholic Cemetery and interment took place in the Praha cemetery. Rev. Anders officiating.

Mr. Horak was born in the old country, coming to Amerca when a young man. Most of his life was spent in the Praha section, and during his long residence in that community he was always held in hgighest regard by all who had the pleasure to make the acquaintance.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Ed, of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. John Bordovsky of San Antonio, Mrs. Novak of Breslau and Mrs. Frank Koudelka of Komensky, and three sisters, Mesdames Frances Gallia of Moravia, Mary Fojtek of Yoakum and Chas. Sugarek of Beeville. One son and one daughter precedd him in death.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved. — Halletsville New Era-Herald.









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

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


Pospisil, Helen M. (Horak)


Helen M.Pospisil, 85, of Taylor, Texas passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Granger Villa Nursing Home.

She was born on August 3, 1926 in Granger, Texas to Charles and Annie (Zbranek) Horak. On March 8, 1945, she married M.W. (Jessie) Pospisil in Granger, Texas. Helen was an excellent seamstress along with embroidering quilt tops for her family. She was an outstanding cook and baker, her specialty being baked goods and her famous kolaches. Helen had some of the prettiest elephant ears and flowers in her yard. She also received yard of the month. Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Altar Society, KJZT, Catholic Daughters, and SPJST Lodge 29. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store.

Helen is survived by her son Jesse Pospisil and wife, Linda of Taylor and daughter Peggy Dewbre and husband Kevin of Comanche, Texas; granddaughters, Tammy Whatley of Georgetown and Cristy Girod and husband Mike of Elgin, grandsons, Matthew Dewbre of Bedford, Texas and Michael Dewbre and wife Holly of North Richland Hills, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Collin Whatley, Brandon and Hailey Girod, Kaylie, Riley, Hayden and Emma Dewbre.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie, her parents, one sister and three brothers and one grandson.

Visitation will be held at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with rosary following. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor Lonnie Urban will be officiating. Memorials may be made to The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center, c/o of Jesse Pospisil, 4710 FM 1331, Taylor, Texas 76574 or the charities of your choice.

Source: Providence Funeral Home, Taylor, TX