Novak, John J.


Weimar Mercury, Friday, June 10, 1955


Funeral services for John Novak, 77, father of Bohumir Novak of Weimar, were held Monday at Flatonia, with burial at Praha, Rev. J. A. Petru officiating.

Mr. Novak, a retired farmer, is survived by his wife; six sons, Henry and Albert of La Salle, Bohumir of Weimar, Adolph J. and Bennie of Flatonia, and Edmund of New Orleans; and two daughters, Mrs. Joe Zelia and Mrs. Anton Mathias of Rosenberg.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis




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

Chudej, Lillie (Novak)


Lillie Chudej, age 95, of West, passed away early Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2012 at West Rest Haven in West.

A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, with Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Lillie was born September 25, 1916 in West, the daughter of John F. and Marie (Hejl) Novak. She attended the Tokio School. On October 17, 1939 she was united in marriage to Raymond Thomas Chudej, Sr. in West. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1994. Lillie was a housewife and homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption. She was also a member of the K.J.Z.T. St. Ludmila Society No. 11 and the Catholic Daughter of America Court No. 829. Lillie was a very creative person who loved the holidays. She enjoyed dancing, listening to music, gardening, canning, sewing, and playing the piano and harmonica. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren and was known for her chicken noodle soup.

Lillie is also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Nors; and a grandson, Eric Matus.

Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Matus and husband A.P. of West; a son, Raymond Chudej, Jr. and wife Barbara of West; a sister, Tina Chudej of West; four grandchildren, Chris Matus and fiancée Darby Roberts, Jason Matus, Shelly Moore and husband Ty, and Sharon Davidson and husband Darren; six great grandchildren, Branson, Hollie, Austin, Marli, Dustin and Kristin; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are Chris Matus, Jason Matus, Branson Matus, Austin Patterson, Dustin Davidson, and Ty Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Shelly Moore, Sharon Davidson, Hollie Matus, Marli Moore, Kristin Davidson, Billy Kolar and Marvin Gerik.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund or West Volunteer Ambulance Association.

Source: Aderhold Funeral Home-West, TX