Tupa, Anton V.

HALLETTSVILLE – Anton V. Tupa, 68, of Hallettsville, died Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. in a local hospital.

The body will lie in state at the Kubena Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Thursday when it will be taken to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Stanley Petru will officiate. Burial will be in Moravia Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Tupa was born in Lavaca County on Jan. 17, 1907. He married the former Matilda Breska on Oct. 31, 1927 at St. John’s. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Jerome of Houston, George of Wharton, and James of San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Phillip Bujnoch of Hallettsville, Mrs. Joe Pekar of Austin, Mrs. Donald Hoffer of Inez, and Mrs. Dennis Wesley of Hobbs, N.M.; three brothers, Frank of Hallettsville, Charlie of New Braunfels, and Joe of Ganado; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Breska of Weimar, Mrs. O. B. Tomlin of Conroe, Mrs. Jim Okruhlik and Mrs. Frank Okruhlik, both of Schulenburg; 20 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Rosaries will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. by the parish and at 7:45 by the society.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

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Tupa, Anton V. & Matilda

Bohlmann, Henry F.

HENRY F. BOHLMANNBohlmann, Henry F. & Agnes

The Schulenburg Sticker
October 22, 1964

Last Rites Read for Henry F. Bohlmann

Henry F. Bohlmann, molding machine operator at Victor Stanzel Company for over twenty years, passed away October 13 in the Renger Memorial Hospital, Hallettsville, following a short illness. He had attained the age of 51 years, five months and seven days.

Mr. Bohlmann, who resided on a farm south of Schulenburg all his life, was born May 6, 1913 as the son of Mrs. Louisia Stanzel Bohlmann and the late Paul Bohlmann. On January 30, 1950 he was united in marriage to Agnes Cinadr in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Rev. Leo Goertz. He was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel Thursday morning, October 15, at 8:45 o’clock with Requiem High Mass at the St. Rose Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Rev. Hubert Janak officiated at the final rites and burial was in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Victor, Joe and Alton Stanzel, Ray Kusey, Otto Bohlmann and Fred Klesel.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a brother, Chas. Bohlmann.

Obituary submitted by Sandra Long Anders

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Stanzel, Agnes Elizabeth (Stelzig)

Stanzel, Agnes (Stelzig).The Schulenburg Sticker, April 10, 1969


Funeral services for Mrs. F. C. Stanzel, nee Agnes Elizabeth Stelzig, were held from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel Tuesday, April 8 at 9 a.m. with continued services at St. Rose Catholic Church at 9:15 a.m. Rev. Al Padalecki officiated at the Mass and graveside services with burial in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rodger Bubinik, Ray F. Kusey, Wm. J. Farek Jr., Edgar Anders, H. C. Shine, Frankie Stanzel, Adolph Gerlich and Otto Zwernemann.

Mrs. Stanzel was born Jan. 1, 1878, at Fayetteville as the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Heintschel Stelzig. On Aug. 16, 1900, she was united in marriage to Frank Stanzel at Fayetteville. The couple settled in Schulenburg where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Mrs. Stanzel, 91, succumbed April 5 in Youens Memorial Hospital, Weimar, terminating a lingering illness.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs.Lydia Redwine, Schulenburg; two sons, Alton Stanzel of Gonzales and Frank Stanzel of Houston; a brother, Frank Stelzig of La Grange; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1962; also three brothers, Joe, Walter and Oscar Stelzig and a sister, Miss Mary (Mamie) Stelzig.

Obituary submitted by Sandra Long Anders

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Jurica, Daniel Ray

Jurica, Daniel RayThe Funeral services for MR. DANIEL RAY JURICA, age 52, of Houston (died 5-20-2006) will be held from the St. Rose Catholic Church, in Schulenburg, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:30am.

Visitation will begin to the public after 5pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. The Parish rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7pm from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel, in Schulenburg.

Interment will be in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Schulenburg, Tx.

Survivors include: Parents- Peter and Virginia Jurica of Schulenburg, Sisters-Janice Somyak/Husband Bill of Reno, NV, Susan Jurica of Houston, Carol Ann Jordan/Husband Vernon of Dripping Springs, Brothers-Joseph L. Jurica/ Wife Delia of Schulenburg, Peter L. Jurica, Jr./Wife Connie of New Braunfels, Ronald David Jurica/Wife Stassi of San Marcos, Several Nieces and Nephews

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home 979-743-4151

Source: Houston Chronicle Archives





Pokluda, Mary

Victoria Advocate, Saturday, August 26, 1967

SCHULENBURG — Funeral services for Miss Mary Pokluda, 69, will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel, and at 9 a.m. from Saint Rose Catholic Church, with the Rev. Hubert Janak officiating.

Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Miss Pokluda was born Sept. 24, 1897 in Lavaca County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Pokluda. She was housekeeper for her brother, the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis Pokluda in Wall, Tex., then moved to Schulenburg after his death nine years ago.

Miss Pokluda died at 12:15 a.m. Friday in a Hallettsville hospital. A rosary was recited at the Funeral Home Friday night.








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Lux, Gladys (Rektorik)

Schulenburg Sticker, 23 Jul 2009 , page 3

Gladys Rektorik Lux, age 92 years, 5 days, passed away at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center on Sunday, July 12.

The funeral was held on Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, with Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment took place in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery . Pallbearers were Brad Lux, grandson; Charles “Tippy” Rother, nephew, Gary Rektorik, nephew; Jason McNeely, grandson; Raymodn Rollins, son-in-law, and Edward Lux Jr., nephew.

Rosary was said on Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, led by Helen Stanzel of Schulenburg.

Born at Moravia on July 7, 1917 , she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Blahuta) Rektorik. She attended school at Moravia . On March 4, 1946 , she married Albin L. Lux at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg. They lived in the Schulenburg area all their lives. Mrs. Lux was a cashier and hostess at Frank’s Restaurant and Oakridge Restaurant, and a seasonal employee at Stanzel’s Airplane Factory. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling and gambling in Las Vegas.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in- law, Glen A. and Donna Lux of Schulenburg; three sisters and two brothers-in- law, Grace Rother of Hallettsville, Viola and Leroy Goebel of Schulenburg, and Gloria and Gordon Baker of Schulenburg; three sisters-in-law, Doris Rektorik of Schulenburg, Tillie Schott of Hallettsville and Mary Ann Lux of Farmington, N.M.; four grandchildren, Brad Lux and wife Terah of Schulenburg, Amy McNeely and husband Jason of Katy, Coleen Vicenti and Jay Punita of Austin, and Jessalyn Kunz of Weimar; three step-grandchildren, Stephen Mieth and wife Rhonda, Sandy Blaschke and husband Duane, and Sherri Konesheck and husband Al, all of Sealy; and three great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Henry Rektorik; daughter, Judy Lux; brothers-in- law, Charles “Buddy” Rother, Louis Schott Sr., Billy Lux, Edward Charles Sr. and Joe Lux; and a sister-in-law, Addie Lux.

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

For those wishing to do so, memorials can be given to Hospice of South Texas, 404 North Texana , Hallettsville , TX 77964 , or the charity of one’s choice.








Obituary submitted by Matt Cross

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Sims, Anna (Vrana) Barta

Anna Pauline Sims of Marion passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the age of 98. Anna was born July 10 in Campbellton to Louise (Odlozelik) and Vojtech Vrana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Steve Barta, sisters Geraldine Kloth and Mary Stanard and brothers Adolph Vrana and Albert Vrana.

She is survived by her daughter Charlene Calhoun of Marion; son Albert Joe Barta of Onalaska; brothers Anton Vrana of Kerrville and Julius Barta and wife Adelaine of Poteet; sister Estelle Heiser and husband Bill of Pearsall; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11, 2007 from 2-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Services will be held Friday, January 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Jourdanton with interment following at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Jourdanton.

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Klapuch, Joseph

TAFT — Funeral services for Joseph Klapuch, 54, who died at his home on Route 2 at 1 a.m. Sunday, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Moravia, Texas, at Ascension of Our Lord Church.  Burial will be at Moravia.

He was a member of the Holy Family Church in Taft and SPJST Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mr. Frances Klapuch; one son, Marvin Klapuch, Sinton; two daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Buck, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Bill Crabie, Baltimore, Md.; his mother, Mrs. Joseph Klapuch, Moravia; four brothers, Edmond Klapuch of Taft, Frank, Rudolph and William all of Moravia; one sister, Mrs. Willie Hilsher of Moravia, and five grandchildren.

Cage Funeral Home of Taft has charge of arrangements.

Corpus Christi Times, Monday, Sept. 17, 1951








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Machicek, Joseph Martin

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, March 8, 1973


 Joe Machicek, 56 year-old mechanic for Herder Truck Lines, was killed late Sunday when his 1966 Chevrolet pickup veered off Farm Road 957 eight miles north of Hallettsville, hit a culvert, and overturned.

The accident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Highway Partolman John E. Aycock said Machicek was traveling north and was alone.  The truck went off the right side after rounding a slight curve and went 140 yards partly on the shoulder before hitting the concrete culvert.  Then it went 68 more yards and overturned on its right side.

Machicek suffered severe head injuries when he was caught between the right door and the cab as he was partly thrown out.  He was dead when first help reached the scene.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning.

Machicek, who had worked for Herder Truck lines more than 15 years, lived on Route 2, Hallettsville, the Breslau-Moravia area of Lavaca County.  In 1969 he and his family lost their home and nearly all their possessions in a fire, and he was severely burned about the arms, face and chest.

His survivors include his wife and eight children; a brother, Julius, who also workes for Herder; and other relatives.


Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, March 6, 1973

HALLETTSVILLE — Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moravia Catholic Church for Joe M. Machicek, 56, of Hallettsville, who died Sunday at 5 p.m. in an auto wreck on FM Road 957.

The Rev. Denton Thurmond will officiate.  The body will lie in state at Kubena Funeral Home until 8:45 a.m. when it will be taken to the church for services.  Burial will be at Moravia Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Machicek was a member of the Moravia Catholic Church, and a veteran of World War II.  He was born Oct. 21, 1916 (or 17) , in Fayette County, and married oct. 21, 1940, in Schulenburg.

Survivors are the widow, of Hallettsville; his mother, Mrs. Gus Machicek of Schulenburg; seven sons, Jerry Machicek of Schulenburg, Leroy Machicekof Dallas, Bennie Machicek of Germany, Jimmy, Donnie, Rickie and Clarence Machicek of Hallettsville; a daughter, Miss Betty Machicek of Hallettsville; seven brothers, Frank Machicek of Port Lavaca, James Machicek of San Antonio, Max Machicek of Panama, Adolph Machicek of Victoria, John Machicek of Point Comfort, Julius and Henry Machicek of Hallettsville; two sisters, Mrs. Adolph Maly of Moulton, and Miss AgnesMachicek of Houston.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kubena Funeral Home by the parish.









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Machicek, Mary G. (Janecka)

Victoria Advocate, Friday, June 8, 1973

HALLETTSVILLE — Mrs. Joe M. Machicek, 53, of Hallettsville, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a Galveston hospital.

Her husband died March 4, 1973.  She was born Aug. 19, 1919 in Fayette County, and was married to Joe M. Machicek Oct. 21, 1940.  Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at Kubena Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moravia Catholic Church, with the Rev. Terrence Nolan officiating.  Burial will be in Moravia Catholic Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home until 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

Survivors include seven sons, Jerry of Schulenburg, Leroy of Dallas, Billie of Germany, Kenny, Donnie, Rickie and Clarence, all of Hallettsville; a daughter, Mrs. Nick Chudej, of Baytown; three brothers, Erwin Janecka  of Port Lavaca, James and Victor, both of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. George Cernoch and Mrs. Julius Migl, both of Houston; and three grandchildren.









Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

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