Vacek, Cecilia (Mensik)

Mrs. Cecilia Vacek, 83, of Schulenburg, mother of Mrs. V. A. Cernosek of Weimar, died at her home early Tuesday morning after two weeks’ serious illness.

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Vacek had not been well for more than a year.

Born in 1871 in Czechoslovakia, she came to this country with her parents, John and Mary Mensik, when she was 11 years old. They settled near Schulenburg, and she spent the rest of her life in that area.

She was married about 63 years ago to John Vacek, who preceded her in death about 50 years ago. Mrs. Vacek was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and KJZT lodge.

Surviving her are six daughters, Mrs. V. A. (Annie) Cernosek of Weimar; Mrs. H. (Emily) White of Houston; Mrs. E. (Mary) Tengler of Fort Worth; Mrs. Ed (Lennie) Hilscher, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Watzlavick, and Mrs. Adolph (Della) Cernosek, all of Schulenburg. Twenty-four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, February 5, 1954

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Vacek, John & Cecilia

Muhlstein, Joe

Muhlstein, Joseph J. & Zofie (Smolik)La Grange Journal, February 15, 1934

Joe Muhlstein, farmer, residing near Schulenburg, 50 years of age, died at the La Grange Hospital Sunday.

Mr. Muhlstien had been a patient of Dr. Schofield’s of Schulenburg, who brought him to the hospital, Thursday, in a very serious condition. Death followed Sunday. Deceased leaves a family; his remains were taken to Schulenburg for burial.

La Grange Journal, February 22, 1934


Died at La Grange, February 11, of pneumonia, Joe J. Muhlstien, aged 50 years, 3 months and 14 days.

Obituary transcribed by Connie F. Sneed

Source: Fayette County Obituaries

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

Source: Fayette County Obituaries


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

Source: Fayette County Obituaries


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.








Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Texas Czechs Yahoo Group

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

Source: Texas Czechs Group

Hartensteiner, Donald W.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 19, 2012, page 2

Donald W. Hartensteiner, 50, of Richmond, died Jan. 15 in Houston.

Donald was born Nov. 14, 1961, in Houston to Herman and Viola (Genzer) Hartensteiner.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond.

Donald was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 4550.

He is preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marcella Hohmann.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Wanda (Hohmann) Hartensteiner; daughters, Megan and Ashley Hartensteiner; parents, Herman and Viola Hartensteiner; siblings, Mike Hartensteiner and wife Janice; Carol Rektorik and husband Gary; Steve Hartensteiner and Kathy Pyka and husband Greg; nieces and nephews, Chad Rektorik and wife Kelly; Jane Hartensteiner, Melissa Hartensteiner, Lori Rektorik, Ryan Clark and lauren Pyka; father-in-law, Louis Hohmann; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Hall and husband Tim; along with other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

Funeral series will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 507 South 4th St. in Richmond.
Entombment will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Schulenburg.

Father Joe Templado will officiate the services.

Pallbearers will be Chad Rektorik, Ryan Clark, Dale Genzer, Andy Engleman, John Clark, Gary Menzik and Gerry Veazey.
Honorary pallbearers was Garrett Veazey.

For those wishing, memorials in Donald’s name may be made to your charity of choice.
Words of condolence may be left for the Hartensteiner family at

Obituary transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Pavlas, Felix A.

Victoria Advocate, May 9, 2001

SCHULENBURG—Felix A. Pavlas, 69, of Schulenburg, died Monday, May 7, 2001.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy Pavlas; daughter, Kathleen Bohac of Schulenburg; brothers, Elmer Pavlas of Fair Oaks Ranch and Richard Pavlas of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; two sisters; and one brother. Visitation will be 9:15 to 10 a.m. today at St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Tim Kosler officiating.

Entombment will be at St. Rose Mausoleum in Schulenburg. Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, Schulenburg, 979-743-4151.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Christen, Tonie (Matula)

Schulenburg Sticker, 13 Aug 2009, page 3

Tonie Matula Christen was welcomed to her eternal home on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4:45 a.m. at Village on the Creek Nursing Home in Clute. She reached the age of 92 years, 8 months, 15 days.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1916 in Shiner to Valentin and Emilie (Konvicka) Matula, the 12th of 15 children. She married Gene Christen on Oct. 7, 1940 in Hallettsville, and lived in Hackberry for over 50 years before moving to Schulenburg in 1993. She moved to Clute in May 2006. Mrs. Christen was a renowned seamstress for over 65 years. Numerous bridal gowns, including her own and her daughter Dottie’s, were lovingly and precisely sewn by her. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg, KJZT and Altar Society.

Welcoming her into heaven were her husband, her parents, 13 brothers and sisters, and five sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She will be missed by her daughter, Dottie Mensik and husband Ernie of Lake Jackson; a son, Don Christen and wife Mary Jane of Houston; three granddaughters, Lisa Matzke and husband Craig of Lake Jackson, Susie Hackler and husband Gary of Lake Jackson, and Amy Christen-Huhn and husband Ray of Pearland; a grandson, Ken Christen and wife Catherine of Katy; 11 great-grandchildren, Chase, Chelsea and Camille Matzke, Blake and Bethany Wines, Quincy, Olivia and Sam Huhn, and Jack, Sylvie and Eliza Christen; a brother, Frank Matula; a sister-in-law, Helen Christen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary was said on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, led by Rev. Tim Kosler.

The funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Kosler officiated. Lector was Chelsea Matzke. Gift bearers were Camille Matzke, Bethany Wines, Sylvie Christen and Olivia Huhn. Organist was Peggy Kalich and vocalists were Sarah Olle, Denise Trojacek and Berni Gillings. Pallbearers were Ken Christen, Ray Huhn, Craig Matzke, Gary Hackler, Chase Matzke, Blake Wines, Quincy Huhn and Jack Christen. The St. Rose Altar Society served the luncheon after the funeral.

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary contributed by Matt Cross









Source: Fayette County Obituaries