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Kana, Jimmie

Jimmie Kana, 67, of Eagle Lake, Texas passed away on October 8, 2012 in Columbus, Texas.

He was born on December 12, 1944 to Vaclav and Annie (Mazoch) Kana in Shiner, Texas. Jimmie was semi-retired and worked for Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Brockman Kana of Eagle Lake, TX; two daughters, Jodi Langley and husband Steven of Sugar Land, TX, and Diana Brown and husband Craig of Houston, TX; sister, Frances Drawe and husband Everett of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren, Kyle Langley and Travis Brown.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Vaclav and Annie (Mazoch) Kana.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Victor Morrison officiating.

Visitation will also be on Friday, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, Texas with a Rosary at 2:30 PM.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 3:00 PM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn with Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in the Pilot Grove Cemetery in Yoakum, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are Craig Brown, Travis Brown, Everett Drawe, Florian Kana, George Kana, Jr., John D. Kana, Kyle Langley and Steven Langley.

Memorials are suggested to the S.P.C.A., 900 Portway Dr., Houston, TX 77024.

Source: Henneke Funeral Home-Columbus, TX

Mazoch, Jerome Michael “Sonny”

Jerome Michael “Sonny” Mazoch, 86, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Jerome was born in Holman, Texas on September 29, 1926, the son of the late C. J. and Anna (Vacek) Mazoch.

Jerome served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a combat veteran of World War II and Korea. In the Navy, he was in the SEABEES (Construction Battalion). He was a graduate of La Grange High School and Blinn College. He was very active and involved in many different organizations. Jerome was a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, American Legion Post #0102, South Central Texas Old Timers Baseball Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5254, and the Alumni Association of Blinn College. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, KJT, Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse, and Fayette County Czech Heritage Society. He was a past president of the Country Music Club of Fayette County and Fayette County Czech Heritage Society.

He is survived by his long time companion, Evelyn Jecmenek; son, Bruce Mazoch of Houston; two sisters: Agnes Struve of La Grange, and Alma Berger of Houston; two grandsons: Jason Michael Mazoch and Jerrod Mazoch; great grandson, Gavin Mazoch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chad Mazoch; two brothers: Jimmie Mazoch and John Mazoch; and sister, Leona Watzlavick.

Hanacek, Helen Marie (Mazoch)

1926-2012

Helen Marie (Mazoch) Hanacek, 85, of La Grange, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Helen was born in Ammannsville, Texas on October 13, 1926, the daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Hajovsky) Mazoch. She married Frank Hanacek on November 26, 1946 in Ammannsville.

Helen was active in numerous church and civic organizations which included being a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1962 and chairperson of the Altar Society Clerical Endowment Fund for 30 years. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren who gave her many hours of enjoyment. Her many passions were gardening, growing flowers and canning for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Wessels and husband, James, of La Grange; grandson, Gregory Wessels and wife, Amanda, of Johnson City; granddaughter, Amy Wessels of Austin; two great grandchildren: Aleigh and Aaron Wessels of Johnson City; two brothers: Charles Mazoch and wife, Rita; Ernest Mazoch and wife, Barbara, all of Weimar; two sisters: Garbrielle Cervenka of Houston and Irene Mazoch of San Antonio; and sister-in-law, Lillian Mazoch of Schulenburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; great grandchild, Hannah Wessels; four sisters and two brothers.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home