Janda, Agnes (Adamcik)



Weimar Mercury, Thursday, July 27, 1967

Final Rites For Mrs. Agnes Janda, 78, at Hostyn

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Janda, 78, sister of Mrs. Charles Lidiak and Charles Adamcik of here, were held Friday, July 21, at Koenig Funeral Home, La Grange, and Hostyn Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Janda died July 19 in Fayette Memorial Hospital. The former Miss Agnes Adamcik, daughter of Frank and Anna Matula Adamcik, she was a lifelong resident of Hostyn. She was married to Henry J. Janda Oct. 11, 1909; Mr. Janda died on April 1, 1966.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hoffmann and Miss Annie Janda, both of Hostyn; two sons, Lad Janda of Houston and Richard Janda of Austin; six grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Kruppa of La Grange, Mrs. Emelia Vacek of Smithville, Mrs. Lidiak here, and Mrs. Richard Kruppa and Mrs. Adolph Matocha of Hostyn; and three brothers, Mr. Adamcik here and George E. and Adolph Adamcik of La Grange.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis








Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Drozd Jr., John Frank


John Frank Drozd, Jr. of New Taiton died August 2, 2012 at the age of 84. He was born on August 22, 1927 in Waco to the late John and Ann Lillian Janda Drozd.

After graduating from El Campo High School at the age of 16, he received his BS degree in landscape architecture from Texas A & M College and was always a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a florist and landscape architect, and together with his wife Hattie, they owned Floral Gardens for 43 years. He served as Wharton County Commissioner Precinct 4 for 8 years.

John volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader and the Sam Houston Council presented him with the Silver Beaver Award for his service. He was a member of Rotary Club for 60 years, American Legion Post 251, the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He served as a Trustee for the Texas Czech Heritage Society. He and Hattie were honored with the State Society’s Heritage Award for their contributions to Texas Czech Culture and their many years as chairmen for mailing the Cesky Hlas, the society’s state newsletter. He served as finance board member and Eucharistic Minister for St. John Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Hattie Peter Drozd of New Taiton; daughters Karen Wright and husband Craig of Rosenberg, Lenice Blair and husband Peter of Southlake; Janet Foltyn and husband Jason of Houston; sons John A. Drozd and wife Jeri of Midland, and Carl Drozd and wife Elizabeth of Richmond; brother Bob Drozd of Brazoria; grandchildren Stephanie, Jennifer, Lauren, Wayne, Kristen, Hunter, Cora, Jared, Jonathon, and Jack; and great-grandchildren Cadence and Luke. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Wayne Drozd, and brother Victor Drozd.

Visitation will be 12 pm to 5 pm Monday at Triska Funeral Home. Parish Rosary will be 7:00 pm Monday at St. John Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Oduro Tawiah officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers are Peter Blair, Jason Foltyn, Craig Wright, Wayne Blair, Hunter Drozd, Matt Scholes and Kevin Williams.

Memorial donations in memory of John Drozd may be made to Texas Czech Heritage Cultural Center, 250 Fairgrounds Rd, La Grange, TX 78945.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Lidiak, Mary Rose (Janda)


Mary Rose (Janda) Lidiak died on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin. She attained the age of 94 years, 3 months, and 26 days.

Born on September 12, 1915 to the late C.M. and Bessie (Kallus) Janda at Hostyn, Mary was the third of eleven children. After attending schools at Swiss Alp, Hostyn and La Grange, she graduated from St. Rose High School in Schulenburg in 1934.

On November 17, 1936, she married Jerome Lidiak at Hostyn. They spent the first 28 years of their married life farming in the Hostyn/Ammansville area and at that time were members of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Five children were born to their union: Leonard, Gloria, Aurelia, Virginia and Max. In 1964, Mary and Jerome sold their farm and moved to La Grange, where she has resided ever since. They then joined the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In 1962 Mary started working at Fayette Memorial Hospital in La Grange, first as a nurse’s aide and then as a ward clerk. After 30 years of working at the hospital, she retired and joined the Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the gift shop for several years. Her husband, Jerome, preceded her in death on June 5, 1993.

Mary was well known by family and friends for her excellent cooking and hospitality. She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and her family. Growing up, her brothers and sisters thought of her as their “second mother” and to this day most of them still do. There was usually a pot of stew, chicken noodle soup or some kolaches to enjoy when they came to visit. On many days, when her sister Frances was in the assisted living facility, Mary brought her soup or another favorite food for Frances to enjoy. Her brother Ben and sister Ann, along with many other friends and relatives, enjoyed Mary’s delicious meals frequently. Her door was always open and her table always shared.

Mary enjoyed canning, crocheting, knitting and quilting. She made many beautiful quilts as gifts for all her children and grandchildren. And when each great-grandchild was born, she had a little quilt ready for the baby. They all cherish the quilts made with her loving hands.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home


Janda, Willie Mae (Bartos)


Mrs. Willie Mae Janda, 83, of La Grange passed away on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at Christopher House in Austin.

Willie Mae was born in Ammannsville, Texas on September 19, 1926, the daughter of the late Justin and Vlasta (Bohac) Bartos.

She is survived by her husband, Leo, and a daughter Connie Smith and husband Brian of Brenham; a son Chris Janda and wife Elizabeth of Houston; and two brothers Leonard Bartos and wife Dorothy of Weimar; Justin Bartos and wife Laura of La Grange.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Justin Smith of Brenham and Brian Smith, Jr. and fiancé Debbie Arguello of Austin; Stephen Janda and Alexandra Janda of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Justin and Vlasta Bartos and a son-in-law Gary Gummelt who passed away in 1980.

Willie Mae was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville. She attended Ammannsville schools and graduated from La Grange High School. She married Leo Janda on June 23, 1948 in Ammannsville.

Willie Mae worked for over 30 years in the administration office at Fayette Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, KJZT, Sacred Heart Ladies Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and a volunteer at AMEN. The most important thing in her life was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home