Kocian, Ed

Victoria Advocate, Friday, Dec. 9, 1966

Ed Kocian

HALLETTSVILLE — A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kubena Funeral Home for Ed Kocian, 78, a native of Lavaca County who died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Seguin hospital.

Mr. Kocian was born Nov. 19, 1888, in Lavaca County. He married the former Anna Kutac in 1914. She preceded him in death in 1929.

Funeral will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home and at 9:30 from Moravia Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Edward Bartsch will officiate.

Surviving are six sons, Julius of Deneiger, Bruno of Dickinson, Eldon of Austin, and Edward Jr., Valentine and Thomas, all of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. John Fikac of El Campo, Mrs. Julius Krupala of Houston, Mrs. Erwin Seidenberger of Seguin, Mrs. Leo Babik of Pasadena, and Mrs. Edwin Boehm of Shiner; a brother, Adolph of Moulton; a sister, Mrs. Adolph Motal, also of Moulton; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries


Divin, Frank Willie


Frank Willie Divin, 94 of El Campo, passed away on March 6, 2012. He was born on January 23, 1918 in Waller to the late Louis and Annie Konarik Divin and was a retired farmer. He married Marie Zbranek on October 29, 1940 in Wallis.

He is survived by his daughters Betty Kutach and husband Eugene of El Campo, Angeline Livanec of Louise, son Frankie A. Divin and wife Joyce of Brookshire, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, brother-in-law Emil Zbranek of Stafford and sister-in-law Lillian Divin of Wallis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marie Zbranek Divin, sister Agnes Viasclovsky, brother John Divin and son-in-law Victor Livanec.

Visitation will begin at 11 am on Thursday at Triska Funeral Home. Parish Rosary will be recited at 2 pm on Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass to follow at 2:30 pm with Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Memorial donation in his memory may be made to Louise Vol. Fire Dept. or El Campo Vol. Fire Dept.

Pallbearers are Brian Kutach, Russell Kutach, Sterling Labay, Colin Labay, Mark Divin and Ed Hammond. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Sablatura, Annie (Labay)


Annie Labay Sablatura of El Campo died July 6, 2012 at the age of 91. She was born on October 21, 1920 in Nada to the late Mike L. and Mary Skuca Labay. She was a a homemaker and a retired kitchen helper at Garden Villa Nursing Home. She was a member of the KJZT and a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing dominoes and bingo, as well as watching Astro’s baseball, Rocket’s basketball and Aggie football teams. She will be remembered for her wonderful Kolaches.

She is survived by her sons Andrew Sablatura of El Campo, Michael Sablatura and wife Wendy of Sugar Land; daughters Nancy Pisarik and husband Ron of Plano, Sharon Shafer and husband Robert of El Campo, Annette Greeson and husband Billy of Sugar Land, and Linda Bolcik and husband Michael of El Campo; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph W. Sablatura, sisters Justina Krenek and twin sister Marie Kutac, and brothers Ben F. and Richard Labay.

Visitation will begin 4 pm Sunday at Triska Funeral Home with a parish rosary being recited at 6 pm. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Monday, July 9, 2012, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers are Travis Bolcik, Garrett Pisarik, Kohen Sablatura, Tate Sablatura, Leroy Kutac, Christopher Smith, Justin Carlisle and Kyle Oates.

Memorial donations in memory of Annie Sablatura may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church, Houston Hospice-El Campo, or Donor’s Choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX