Stanek, Frank

Shiner Gazette, 20 Oct 1921

Frank Stanek’s Remains Expected Friday or Saturday

A telegram was received Tuesday by Post Adjutant O. S. T. Meyer that the body of Private Frank Stanek, killed in France will arrive in Shiner Friday or Saturday of this week and the interment will take place on Sunday. Frank Stanek was wounded and died the same day as Private Joe Kolar and was in the same company. The battle took place in the Muese-Argonne. The Kolar-Stanek Post will be in charge and an effort will be made to secure the Legion Band of Gonzales, also Chaplain Ludwig to make the address.

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries

Source: Regina Janak

Source: Regina Janak

Hodanek, Anna (Valenta)


Shiner Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1924, page 8


While on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Henry Kainer, who lives near shiner, Mrs. Anna Hodanek of Flatonia, was taken suddenly ill last Thursday night and died about 11 p.m. She was born in Bohemia, coming to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Valenta, Sr., settling in Austin county. Two years later she was married to Josef Hodanek and they moved to Flatonia where they had lived 44 years.

She is survived by her husband, eight daughters, Mesdames Anna Studlar, Francis Velek, Amelia Vrana, Emma Varna [Vrana], Vlasta Mueller, Rosie Dulak, Ella Kainer, and Lillie Pavlas, two sons, Lada and Jerome, thirtythree grand children and four great-grand children, a brother, Frank Valenta, living at Flatonia, and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Marik, at Shiner.

The funeral services were conducted at the family residence and cemeteay by Judge E. J. Motis. Burial was made in Flatonia cemeteay. A choir of select voices rendered beautiful hyms.

Those who attended the funeral from Shiner were: Mr. and Mrs. Hy Kainer, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jemelka, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sembera, Mrs. Frank Dolejsi, Mr. Frak [Frank] Hodanek, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Picha, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hodanek, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kurtz, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulak and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Velek, Mesdames J. A. Marik, C. Valenta and Adolph Richter, Mr. John Valenta, Misses Valesta and Valentina Marik.

The Gazette extends sympathy.

Obituary contributed by Nancy Schmidt








Source:Fayette County Obituaries

Fucik, Felix


Felix Fucik, 84, of El Campo, passed away on June 30, 2012. He was born on May 19, 1928 in Shiner to the late Vaclav and Mary Kostaris Fucik. He was a machine operator for the City of El Campo before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Charlie, Jim, Tony and John Fucik. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin 9 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Triska Funeral Home and the funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX


Fajkus, Mark Frank

1946 – 2011

Mark Frank Fajkus of Katy passed away January 30, 2011 at the age of 64. He was born June 18, 1946 in Shiner to the late Joseph and Agnes Marie (Stryk) Fajkus.

Mr. Fajkus retired from General Welding in Houston where he worked as Chief Financial Officer for 40 year.

Mr. Fajkus is survived by his wife; Alice (Bacak) Fajkus of Katy, three daughters; Tamara Denise Fajkus of Katy, Terri DeAnn Yeates and husband Scott of Katy and Traci Danielle Fajkus of The Woodlands, four brothers; Johnny Fajkus of Fresno, Bobby Fajkus of Victoria, Dennis Fajkus of Houston and Kenneth Fajkus of Tomball, and two sisters; Dorothy Jasek of Houston and Earlene Patek of Sweet Home.

Also surviving Mr. Fajkus are six grandchildren; Clayton Yeates, Jillian Yeates and Bejamin Yeates, and Hannah Mateja, Elizabeth Mateja and Sarah Mateja.

Mr. Fajkus is preceded in death by his parents, one son; Anthony Wayne Fajkus, one brother-in-law; J.J. Jasek and one sister-in-law; Shirley Fajkus.

Visitation will be 10:00 am Friday, February 4, 2011 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Rosary will be 9:30 am Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia with Rev. Joe Hybner officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at
Smith Funeral Home – 128 East 5th Street – Flatonia, Texas 78941    361-865-3311

Source: Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia, Texas


Klozik, Robert


Robert Klozik, of Shiner, Texas, passed away on May 1, 2012 at the age of 65.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 beginning at 4 pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia. Funeral service will be at 10 am on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Robert was born in Shiner, Texas on October 9, 1946 to the late Fred and Olga (Kocian) Klozik.

Robert was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, K.J.Z.T and the Volunteer Fire Department in Flatonia, Texas.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Edward Klozik and sister; Janie Mican. He is survived by his son; Patrick and wife Laura Klozik of Shiner, Texas, one sister; Georgia Lev of Flatonia, Texas and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia 361-865-3311.

Source: Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia, TX


Zouzalik, David Lee (Bugs)

David Lee (Bugs) Zouzalik of Flatonia passed away February 7, 2012 at the age of 55. He was born June 10, 1956 in Shiner to the late Daniel James and Tillie Bartos Zouzalik.

He was employed at Migl Service Station and Richter Water Well Service. He also served as a past city council member and past Mayor pro-tem. He then became self employed as a painter and carpenter which took him to Nashville for several years. He then returned to Flatonia continuing his painting and carpentry work. David was an avid sports fan of baseball, football, and most of all Bowling. His main past time was sitting at the tank fishing all day long.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mary Ann Zouzalik.

He is survived by wife, Martha Zouzalik of Flatonia; son, Ronald Zouzalik and wife Melissa Myers of Austin; step-daughter, Holly Cowgill and husband Jerry of Schulenburg; two brothers, Bobby Zouzalik of Nashville, Tennessee, and Gary Zouzalik of Praha; one sister, Carol Vrana of Flatonia, and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his “other” kids, seven Pomerians of which two were born two weeks ago. They were always around begging for attention.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Friday, February 10, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Clopton officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill cemetery in Flatonia.

Words of comfort may be shared at

Source: Smith Funeral Home-Flatonia, TX

Family Names: Zouzalik, Bartos, Vrana