Reyes-Matula, Frances Josephine

Frances Josephine Reyes-Matula, 39 of Clute, TX, passed away on October 10, 2012. She was born on February 21, 1973 in Bay City, Texas to Rosa Soliz Reyes of Clute and the late Joe Reyes, Jr.

Frances is survived by her mother, sisters Katherine Murphy of Lake Jackson and Rosa Munoz and her husband Raul of Baytown, brothers Roland Reyes and wife Sharla of Angleton and Jose Reyes of New York City and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation begins Friday at 2 pm at Triska Funeral Home with a Rosary to be recited at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday at St. Robert’s Catholic Church in El Campo. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in El Campo, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, Texas

Christen, Tonie (Matula)

Schulenburg Sticker, 13 Aug 2009, page 3

Tonie Matula Christen was welcomed to her eternal home on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4:45 a.m. at Village on the Creek Nursing Home in Clute. She reached the age of 92 years, 8 months, 15 days.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1916 in Shiner to Valentin and Emilie (Konvicka) Matula, the 12th of 15 children. She married Gene Christen on Oct. 7, 1940 in Hallettsville, and lived in Hackberry for over 50 years before moving to Schulenburg in 1993. She moved to Clute in May 2006. Mrs. Christen was a renowned seamstress for over 65 years. Numerous bridal gowns, including her own and her daughter Dottieā€™s, were lovingly and precisely sewn by her. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg, KJZT and Altar Society.

Welcoming her into heaven were her husband, her parents, 13 brothers and sisters, and five sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She will be missed by her daughter, Dottie Mensik and husband Ernie of Lake Jackson; a son, Don Christen and wife Mary Jane of Houston; three granddaughters, Lisa Matzke and husband Craig of Lake Jackson, Susie Hackler and husband Gary of Lake Jackson, and Amy Christen-Huhn and husband Ray of Pearland; a grandson, Ken Christen and wife Catherine of Katy; 11 great-grandchildren, Chase, Chelsea and Camille Matzke, Blake and Bethany Wines, Quincy, Olivia and Sam Huhn, and Jack, Sylvie and Eliza Christen; a brother, Frank Matula; a sister-in-law, Helen Christen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary was said on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, led by Rev. Tim Kosler.

The funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Kosler officiated. Lector was Chelsea Matzke. Gift bearers were Camille Matzke, Bethany Wines, Sylvie Christen and Olivia Huhn. Organist was Peggy Kalich and vocalists were Sarah Olle, Denise Trojacek and Berni Gillings. Pallbearers were Ken Christen, Ray Huhn, Craig Matzke, Gary Hackler, Chase Matzke, Blake Wines, Quincy Huhn and Jack Christen. The St. Rose Altar Society served the luncheon after the funeral.

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Lidiak, Pauline (Adamcik)


Weimar Mercury, Friday, October 16, 1931


Speaking of the death of Mrs. Pauline Lidiak, a lady favorably known and related to many people of this section, which occurred in LaGrange Monday of last week, the LaGrange Journal says:

Mrs. Lidiak, whose maiden name was Miss Pauline Adamcik, was born in Moravia, Austria, June 21, 1853, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adamcik. The family came to America in the year 1860 and located at what is known as the Ammannsville section. She was united in marriage with Frank Lidiak, June 19, 1877, and to them was born eight children, two of whom preceded her in death. The living children are: Mrs. L. J. Rose, LaGrange; Mrs. E. E. Buschek, Yoakum; F. J. Lidiak, , LaGrange; Mrs. Edna Zapalac, Austin; Mrs. E. A. Ginzel and Mrs. Hugo Hoppe, Smithville. Mr. Lidiak died August 17, 1923.

She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Stavinoha of Temple, Mrs. Annie Stavinoha of Ammannsville and Mrs. Mary Boehm of Moulton, and two brothers, Frank Adamcik of LaGrange and John Adamcik of Smithville, also survive.

The funeral took place from the old family home Wednesday morning at 9:15 o’clock, the body taken to the Sacred Heart Catholic church where Rev. S. A. Zientek, LaGrange, and Rev. E. A. Holub of Taylor conducted the services. Interment was had at the new cemetery. The pall bearers were her grandsons, Edw. Rose of Houston, Joe Bushek of Yoakum, LeRoy Zapalac of Austin and Robt. Frank Hoppe of Smithville, and her grandsons by marriage, Fred Pape, Jr., of LaGrange; Wm. Klimicek of Houston and Wm. Walker of Smithville.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis










Source: Fayette County Obituaries


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