Kocian, Ed

Victoria Advocate, Friday, Dec. 9, 1966

Ed Kocian

HALLETTSVILLE — A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kubena Funeral Home for Ed Kocian, 78, a native of Lavaca County who died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Seguin hospital.

Mr. Kocian was born Nov. 19, 1888, in Lavaca County. He married the former Anna Kutac in 1914. She preceded him in death in 1929.

Funeral will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home and at 9:30 from Moravia Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Edward Bartsch will officiate.

Surviving are six sons, Julius of Deneiger, Bruno of Dickinson, Eldon of Austin, and Edward Jr., Valentine and Thomas, all of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. John Fikac of El Campo, Mrs. Julius Krupala of Houston, Mrs. Erwin Seidenberger of Seguin, Mrs. Leo Babik of Pasadena, and Mrs. Edwin Boehm of Shiner; a brother, Adolph of Moulton; a sister, Mrs. Adolph Motal, also of Moulton; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries


Kocian, Antonia Srubar Maresh

Unidentified August 1948 newspaper clipping

Antonie Kocian Passes Away

Another elderly lady, Mrs. Antonie Kocian, passed from this earth at her home in the Breslau community, Thursday, August 12, at 9:00 p.m. She had reached the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 25 days.

Funeral services were held from the Kubena Funeral Home, Saturday, August 14, at 7:45 a.m. and at the Moravia Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. Very Rev. A.J. Morkovsky offered the Funeral High Mass. Burial took place in the Moravia Catholic Cemetery.

The deceased was born in Czechoslovakia, and came to this country years ago. In 1911 she settled at Breslau, where she lived until her death. She was married in Europe to Los. Srubar as a young woman. After the death of her husband she married Iganc Maresh in 1912 at Hallettsville. Some time later her second husband died, and in 1920 she was married to August Kocian, at West. The deceased was a member of the S.P.J.S.T. Society.

Surviving are two sons, Anton Srubar of Breslau and Charles Maresh of Moravia: one sister, Mrs. Mary Orsak of Koerth, and six grandchildren.

Obituary contributed by Regena Williamson

Source: Lavaca County Obituaries

Kocian, Mary


San Antonio Express, Saturday, March 23, 1935

FLATONIA, Tex., March 22.– Mrs. Mary Kocian, 61, wife of Innocent Kocian, died at her home. She was born in Europe and came to this country 42 years ago. The funeral was held from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Father Pustka officiating.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis














Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Kocian, Vlasta Lauer


Weimar Mercury, 28 May 1943, page 1


A charge of negligent homicide was filed in the Fayette County Court in La Grange against W. A. Preseler, truck driver, in connection with the death of Mrs. Vlasta Kocian, who was killed when the car in which she was riding collided with a truck driven by Kocian.

Mr. Kocian, husband of the dead woman, was also badly injured as was their daughter, Anna, who received a fracture to both legs. The daughter is still in the Renger hospital at Hallettsville.

The accident happened a short distance west of Bob’s place near Schulenburg. Pressler was also charged with driving without a merchant operator’s license.

Vlasta Lauer Kocian, 7 Jun 1913-3 May 1943, is buried in Flatonia.

Newspaper article contributed by Matt Cross


Kocian, Baby


Ed Kocian and wife, young people of the St. John section, buried their first born, a little girl, in St. John cemetery yesterday.  It lived but a day.

Source: Schulenburg Sticker-January 22, 1915


Kocian, Ed


Ed Kocian, 64, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was born in Hallettsville, Texas on August 17, 1947, the son of the late Edwin A. Kocian, Sr. and Lucille (Matejek) Kocian. He married Virginia Matocha on February 7, 1970 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn.

Ed worked as a Program Manager/Budget Manager and Purchaser for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Agency in the law enforcement division. He retired on August 31, 2003 after 30 years and 4 months of state service. He served on many TPWD committees such as the annual Wildlife Expo, Employee Grievance Committee and the Agency Budget Planning Committee. He taught for many years Law Enforcement Records and Reports to several Texas Game Warden Training Academies.

His many hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, building projects and his cattle ranch business. Ed always did charitable work for his family, friends, neighbors and relatives throughout his entire life and loved every minute of it.

Ed was active in his church serving under Father William Halata as a church usher for 10 years, Eucharistic Minister for 5 years, and volunteered on various committees for church bazaars for 10 years. He was a member of the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas (Plum Society) and was active on the local, district and state levels.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 42 years; daughter, Suzanne and husband, Dr. Mitch Revelle, of Round Rock; son, Texas Game Warden Jon Kocian and wife, Amanda, of Victoria; four sisters: Joyce Teel and husband, Danny, of Houston, Linda Polasek and husband, Robert, of Richmond, Joan Robertson and husband, Arlen, of Richmond, and Nancy and husband, Dr. Ron Cochran, of El Campo; brother-in-law, Ray Gerla of El Campo; four grandchildren: Chelsey, Kyle, Aubrey and Olivia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Margaret Matocha of La Grange; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathy Gerla.

Sources: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home