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Pustejovsky, Bellinda (McFarlin)

Bellinda Pustejovsky of El Campo died December 30, 2012 at the age of 73. She was born May 31, 1939 in El Centro, CA. She was a secretary for Rioux Hardware for over 40 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Philip Church and Catholic Daughters of America #1374, where she recently had served as secretary.

She is survived by her daughter Becca Socha and husband Darryl, and grandson Zach Socha, all of El Campo, her mother Ruth McFarlin of El Centro, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. P. Pustejovsky, father William McFarlin and step-father Joe Elder.

A Memorial Mass will be held 4:30 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Reverend Gary Janak officiating. The Catholic Daughters will have a rosary at 4:00 pm, prior to the Mass. Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Pustejovsky may be made to St. Philip School, El Campo Little League, ECVFD or El Campo EMS.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Staha, Richard Lee

Richard Lee Staha of El Campo passed away December 31, 2012 at the age of 74. He was born August 31, 1938 in Hallettsville to the late Jerome and Frances Kovar Staha. He worked at Nightingale Hospital for 15 years as an accountant and administrator, and then worked in dental sales for 18 years before retiring. He served in the U. S. Coastguard Reserves, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2490.

He is survived by his daughters Shannon Fuechec and husband Todd of El Campo, and Shawn Wagner of Richmond; grandchildren Blaine and Tate Fuechec, and Gates and Trace Wagner; brothers Monte Staha of Gravette, AR and Ronnie Staha of Panama City, Panama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 39 years Gaynelle Schroeder Staha.

Visitation will begin 2:00 pm Thursday at Triska Funeral Home with a KC Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Friday, January 4, 2013, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Reverend Gary Janak officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorial donations in memory of Richard Staha may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo or St. Philip School Endowment Fund.
Condolences and memories may be left for the family at triskafuneralhome.com.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

 

 

Wied, Clara (Hubenak)

Clara Mae Wied, lifelong resident of El Campo, passed away on January 1, 2013. She was born on May 13, 1926 in El Campo to the late Frank and Agnes Chvojka Hubenak. She was Food Service Director for El Campo IDS for over 30 years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Pilot Club, Teachers Retirement Association and a Hospice volunteer.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years Albert Wied, son Larry Wied and wife Carol, grandsons Kevin Wied and wife Shawna, Matt Wied and wife Casey, great grandson Kyle Scott Wied all of El Campo. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Hubenak.

Family will receive visitors on Thursday from 2 pm until 5 pm at Triska Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8 am until 1 pm. A CDA and Parish Rosary will be recited at 2 pm on Friday, January 4, 2012 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass to follow at 2:30 pm with Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Kevin Wied, Matt Wied, Scooter Vaclavik, Charles Walts, Gary Williamson and Preston Dornak.

Memorials in her memory may be made to St. Philip’s School or Houston Hospice-El Campo.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-el Campo, TX

 

Kana, Sophie C. (Piwonka)

Sophie C. Kana of El Campo, passed away on December 25, 2012 at the age of 92. She was born on September 22, 1920 in El Campo to the late F. J. and Sophie Sablatura Piwonka.

She worked as a sales clerk and bookkeeper before owning her own store, Kana Fabric Shop in El Campo. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, KJZT, Altar Society, Golden Age, and the Missionary Association of Immaculate Mary. She loved playing dominoes with her friends.

She is survived by sister-in-laws Bernice Kana and Eleanor Kana and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter Kana, son Dennis Kana, and her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will begin at 3 pm on Tuesday, January 1, at Triska Funeral Home with a Rosary recited by the Parish and Catholic Daughters at 6 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are her great nephews and honorary pallbearers are her great nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church or School, or to the donor’s choice.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Dornak, Edward F.

Edward F. Dornak, of Blessing, Texas, passed away November 21, 2012 at the age of 93. He was born in Gonzales, Texas, on December 11, 1918 to Method and Mary Lizner Dornak. Edward moved to the Blessing area in 1930 and was a farmer, rancher and carpenter. On February 8, 1944 he married his wife of 68 years, Tillie Vaculin Dornak. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was on the church council. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #4307, Catholic Workmen and SPJST.

Edward is survived by his wife Tillie, daughter Mildred Dornak, sisters-in-law Evelyn and Dorothy Dornak and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and their wives Method and Albina Dornak, Emil and Steffie Dornak, Johnnie and Georgie Dornak, August and Mary Lou Dornak, Steve Dornak and James Dornak; sister and her husband Annie and Rudy Miculka; and brother-in-law and his wife Joe and Albina Hickl, Ben and Matilda Kaspar and Frank and Lydia Vaculin.

Visitation will be 5 pm Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing, Texas followed by a Rosary at 6 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Monday November 26, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing, Texas, with the Reverend Albert Yankey officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Brother Knights of Columbus #4307.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church Building Fund or for Masses in his honor.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Hubenak, Jean Irene

Jean Irene Hubenak of Louise died December 11, 2012 at the age of 81. She was born July 10, 1931 in Raleigh, NC to the late Benjamin Clark and Nora Whitehead Harmon. She was the former owner of the Game Room and Louise Café.

She is survived by her daughters Ressa Waugh and husband Gary of Delta, AL, Peggy Welch and husband Craig of Wharton and Patty Jones and husband Bill of Louise; sons Raven Bowman of Anniston, AL, Ronnie Bowman and wife Linda of Montgomery, AL, Dale Bowman and wife Jan of Prattville, AL, Butch Bowman and wife Carol of Selma, AL, Bobby Adase of Muleshoe and Joe Adase and wife Brandy of Rosenberg; sisters Joann Topper and husband Jim, Jane Sutphin and husband Jim, and Lea Harmon, all of Sumter, SC; brother Johnny Harmon and wife Tupe of Biloxi, MS; 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Aster Bowman, George Adase and Anton Hubenak; daughter Lena Fondren; sister Marjorie Harmon; and grandson Travis Bowman.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Triska Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Jean Hubenak may be made to the Louise Lions Club, P. O. Box 33, Louise, TX 77455.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Hubenak, Anton

Anton Hubenak, 71 of Hillje, passed away on December 7, 2012. He was born on October 31, 1941 in Ganado to the late Ludwig Joseph and Amalie Kazmir Hubenak. He was a roughneck foreman for Hubert Rhodes for over 30 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife Jean Harmon Hubenak of Hillje, daughters Sharon Hubenak of Wharton and Sherry Warzecha of Louise, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, brothers Jimmie Hubenak of Hillje and Henry Hubenak of Lousie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joe Hubenak.

Visitation will begin at 3 pm on Sunday at Triska Funeral Home with a Rosary recited at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Hillje with Rev. Clement Quainoo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Hubenak, Stephen Hubenak, Audie Hubenak, Ricky Cerny, Victoria Warzecha and Weston Warzecha.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, TX

Krauskopf, Delores Ann (Valenta)

Delores Ann Krauskopf of Louise, died November 7, 2012 at the age of 77. She was born on August 27, 1935 in New Taiton, Texas, to Alvin and Angeline Stavinoha Valenta. Delores was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Hillje Altar Society, KJZT, SPJST, was a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Church. She was recognized as Hillje-Louise Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in March 2000.

She is survived by her husband Alton “Bingo” Krauskopf, daughters Nancy Schmidt and husband Robert of Hillje, Carol Jaynes and husband Scott of Victoria, sons Glenn Krauskopf and wife Rose of Brazoria, Bruce Krauskopf and wife Linda of Bay City, Tom Krauskopf and wife Amanda of Fulshear, brother Frank Valenta and wife Marianne of Angleton, sister-in-law Pearlene Valenta of El Campo, 5 grand children, 2 step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents and brother Arnold Valenta.

Visitation will be Friday 1 pm until 5 pm at Triska Funeral Home. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm on Friday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Hillje. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with Rev. Clement Quainoo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church or Czech Catholic Home.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, Texas

 

Zboril, Pauline Julia (Dornak)

Pauline Julia Zboril, 95, of New Taiton passed away on November 7, 2012. She was born on April 9, 1917 in Hillje to the late Joe and Mary Stokr Dornak. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Taiton Altar Society, Oblate Club, KJZT, and El Campo Horseman Riding Club.

She is survived by her son Harry Zboril and wife Ann, grandchildren Russell Zboril, Melissa Rod and husband Ken, great grandchildren Reid Zboril, Ashley Zboril, Shelby Rod, Gregory Rod and Cydni Rod all of New Taiton. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Zboril, sisters Eunice Shimek, Jane Erdelt, Millie Sablatura, Mary Bercak, brothers John, Adolph, Edwin, Joe, Fred, Willie and Louis Dornak.

Visitation will begin 1 pm Sunday with a Parish Rosary recited at 6 pm at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, November 12, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Taiton with Rev. Dominic Antwi-Boasiako officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Russell Zboril, Reid Zboril, Ken Rod, Gregory Rod, Randy Bubela and Glen Kahanek. Honorary bearers are Emily Cerny (caregiver), Karen Zapalac, Leona Bubela, Mariann Zboril, and Grace Larson.

Memorials in her memory may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or American Cancer Society. Words of condolence may be left for the family at triskafuneralhome.com

Source-Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, Texas

 

Orsak, Charles Edward “Chuck”

On November 3, 2012 Charles Edward “Chuck” Orsak passed away in Dallas, TX. Chuck is survived by his three children Leah Orsak Erard of Austin, Geoffrey Charles Orsak and his wife Catherine Bohnert Orsak of Dallas, Stephen Paul Orsak and his wife Katherine Cecil Orsak of Dallas, and his sister, Linda Orsak Fitch and her husband Randy Lynn Fitch of El Campo. Chuck is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, John David and William Edgar Erard of Austin, and Emily Ann Orsak, Sarah Grace Orsak, Mary Elizabeth Orsak, and Peter Geoffrey Orsak, all of Dallas, along with his wonderful nieces and nephews.

Chuck was born on July 25, 1937 in Blessing, TX to Charles Vince Orsak and Justine Zapalac Orsak. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to El Campo, TX where he attended school and graduated from El Campo High School. He had an active and successful sports and academic life while attending school in El Campo. He always thought it special that he was the only boy to graduate in the academic top ten in his senior class. He loved all sports, having been a four year letterman in football, baseball, basketball, and a three year letterman in track. When he was 14, his baseball team, the El Campo Sluggers captured the attention of the city during the summer of 1952. Competing in the national Little Bigger League (today known as the Babe Ruth League), they were Texas State Champions, National Region 6 Champions, and then as one of eight teams competed for the national title in Camden, NJ. The boys had a successful run, eventually winning the Consolation Championship, and placing third in the nation. The city of El Campo hosted a victory parade for the team upon their return. All the Sluggers stayed connected with one another throughout their lives.

After high school, he attended Wharton County Junior College for two years where he was elected student body president both years. He then was awarded a scholarship by Central Power and Light Company to study Electrical Engineering at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX. There he met his wife Elizabeth Grace Cumberland, and upon graduation they moved to Schenectady, NY for his first job with General Electric. While in New York, they had their first two children, Leah Therese and Geoffrey Charles. After a few years, they returned to Texas where he began a long and successful career at CPL in Corpus Christi. Shortly after returning, they had their third child Stephen Paul. When Chuck retired as Executive Director of Electrical Design, he was working to help bring wind power to the Gulf Coast as a way of reducing energy costs in Texas. In recognition of his contributions to Texas electrical power, he was recognized with a Texas Senate Proclamation.

He later moved to Dallas to be closer to family. One of his great joys was to support his grandchildren in their school and athletic activities. As the first member of his own family to attend college, he was passionate about the importance of higher education. He started a scholarship fund at Wharton County Junior College in the names of his parents, and helped make it possible for his children and nieces and nephews to attend and graduate from college.
Chuck was a devout Catholic who was proud of his Czech heritage, and his hometown of El Campo. He loved to fish, play golf, sail, and eat great food. Most of all, he loved to be with his family.

Charles Edward Orsak was preceded into death by his mother and father, Justine Zapalac Orsak and Charles Vince Orsak, his brother James Clifton Orsak, and his niece Sarah Lynn Fitch.

Throughout his adult life he was dedicated to helping the poor through his service to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. When the society’s allotted money ran out, he would often quietly supplement these funds with his own, making it possible for families to continue living with dignity.

Visitation will begin at 11 am on Friday at Triska Funeral Home. A parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with funeral services to follow at 10 am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park in El Campo, TX.

Pallbearers are Emily Orsak, Sarah Orsak, Mary Orsak, Peter Orsak, John Erard and William Erard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of the United States, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706.

Source: Triska Funeral Home-El Campo, Texas