Obituaries

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30
Jan

Marsha Wolf

Marsha Kaye Wolf, 70, of Yorktown passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. She was born Oct. 6, 1946 in Sinton, Texas to Melba Brown and the late J. W. (Jake) Hughes. She graduated from Yorktown High School and Southwest Texas State University. She was an active member of the 1st United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, Grenau Hall, Ladies Auxiliary of V. F. W. Post #8136, Red Hat Society, Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR), Friends of The Library, Yorktown Historical Museum, Keep Yorktown Beautiful and National Mah-Jongg League. She was a retired school teacher and played bridge and Mah-Jongg weekly with the ladies group.

She is survived by her son Kevin (Becky) Wolf of Cuero, daughter Monica Kaye Wolf of Yorktown, mother Melba Brown Hughes of Yorktown, sister Linda (Barry) Hughes Bateman of Bergheim, Texas, brother Fred (Jennifer) Hughes of Yorktown and grandchildren Bradley Wolf and Anndrea “Andi” Wolf both of Cuero.

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30
Jan

Kathy Borchardt

Kathy Ann Borchardt, 62, of Cuero passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. She was born Jan. 12, 1955 in Yorktown to the late Ewald and Lillian Dolgner Borchardt. Kathy graduated from Cuero High School. She worked at Cuero Community Hospital for 13 years,  then went to work for the Yoakum School District for 27 years. She was known and loved for her delicious cookies and sweet rice.

She is survived by her brother, Harold Borchardt and wife, Martha of Cuero; nieces, Deborah Boswell and husband Frank of Victoria and Katherine Felter and husband DeWitt Felter of Natchez, MS; nephew, Keith Borchardt and wife, Megan of Katy; great- nieces and nephews, Tyler, Jordan, Blaine, Audrey, Zack, Abby, Jackson, Samantha, Jack, Lillian and Riley; step-nieces and nephews, Melissa, Megan, Derek, Breanna, Ashley, Miya, Melanie, David, Anthony, Robert , Oliver, Chloe,  Meredith, Gaston, Destonie, Christianna, Matthew, Chelsea (Jesus), Gabriela, Angel, Barbara (Colton) and Brooklyn.

Mon
30
Jan

Melba Eckstrom

Melba Trevathan Eckstrom, 93, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. She was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Mexia to the late Howard E. and Macie B. Murphy Trevathan, Sr. Melba married Charles M. Eckstrom on Jan. 24, 1946 in Houston. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for TIRR in Houston. She was a homemaker, seamstress, artist, “Pitty Pat” the clown, loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by son N. Neal Eckstrom and wife Carol of Cuero; sister, Donna Houser of Houston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; daughter, Madge Ledkins; sons, Charles H. Eckstrom and Timothy E. Eckstrom ; and brother, Howard E. Trevathan, Jr.

Thu
26
Jan

Gladys Mueller

Gladys G. Mueller, life-long resident of Yorktown, passed away on January 23, 2017, at the age of 97 years, and 5 months.  She was born on August 31, 1919 to the late Edward John Huebner and Annie Theresa Kuester.  She attended Weldon School where she met her future husband.  On October 21, 1940, Gladys married her childhood schoolmate, Carlton Mueller, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Yorktown, and in 1942, they moved to their present homestead.  The couple was blessed with three children:  Charles, Marsha, and Phil.  Gladys and Carlton fulfilled a life-long dream of travel with several trips to Germany, other points in Europe, the Holy Land, Australia, as well as numerous trips in the United States with family and friends.  Gladys delighted in spending time with her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and her cats, dogs, and other animals always part of her life.

Wed
25
Jan

Velinda Trautwein

On Jan. 22, those of us who knew and loved Velinda Trautwein Stevens, lost one of our greatest gifts. She passed away at home in Kalispell, Montana. Breast cancer took Velinda from us before we were ready, but her contributions to our lives will continue.

Velinda was born in Cuero, Texas to Verlin and Colleen Trautwein. While attending high school in Houston, she met her future husband, Mark Stevens, on a blind date. After college, Velinda began her career in hospital administration. She worked with healthcare institutions across Texas, in Edna, Victoria, Brownwood, Austin, and Longview, before settling in Kalispell, Montana where Velinda served as the President/CEO of Kalispell Regional Healthcare for 18 years.

Mon
23
Jan

Kenneth Wyche

Kenneth Truman Wyche, 77, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. He was born Nov. 20, 1939 to the late William and Martha Doreck Wyche. He married Ann Hildebrandt on July 9, 1965 in Cuero. Ken graduated from Kenedy High School then went to Delmar College in Corpus Christi to become a Master Electrician. He was an honest, hardworking man and was always helping people. Ken worked for Alcoa for many years then started his own business, Kenco Electric. He worked with Wal-Mart stores all over the United States for 18 years. Ken loved his life and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and animals. He loved having his miniature Yorkie, Barbie, by his side. We will miss this wonderful man.

Mon
23
Jan

Josie Zapata

Josie T. Zapata, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. She was born March 19, 1927 in Cuero to the late Miguel and Mary Guillen Trevino. Josie married Ben V. Zapata, Sr. on July 10, 1965 in Gonzales. She was a machine operator for Mount Vernon Mills for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice Herrera (Roger) of Yoakum, Rachel Zapata of Cuero; sons, Steve Mejias (Connie)of Cleburne and Ben Zapata, Jr. (Yolanda) of La Grange; sisters, Jeannie Munoz of Yorktown, Martha Garza of Cuero and Maria Trevino of Yorktown; brother, Eloy Trevino of Cuero; 27 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Juan M. Mejias; daughter, Mary Dillingham; sisters, Mamie Anzaldua and Margarita Renteria; brothers, Miguel Trevino, Jr., Pedro Trevino and Richard Trevino.

Mon
23
Jan

Hilda Edgar

Hilda R. Edgar, 93, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. She was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Nordon, Nebraska to Charles J. and Nellie Bahr Simons. Hilda married James “Darden” Edgar on Aug. 5, 1944 in Crawford, Nebraska. She graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1962 and taught in Nursery from 1962 to 1970 and in Yoakum from 1970 to 1984.

She is survived by her daughter, Eva-Marie Kohn of Houston; son, James C. (Buddy) Edgar of Cuero; grandchildren, Lisa Weickum and T.J. Weickum both of South Dakota and Milisa Roitscht of Woodsboro; four great-grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother Ralph Simons.

Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 6:30 p.m. Services will be held Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Oscar Amo officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Fri
20
Jan

Suzanne Audilet

Suzanne Audilet, 72 of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. She was born June 4, 1944 in Nixon, Texas to the late Alvin Warnasch and Norah Ledwig. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Sunday School teacher, and a hairdresser for over 50 years. She was also girl scout leader, cub scout leader and a life member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, traveling abroad and her three cats Meme, Shadow and Fluffy.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Alton Audilet, of Yorktown, her children Scarlett (Allen Joe) Moeller of Cuero, Brett (Terri) Audilet of Hardin, Crystal (Michael) Alvarez of Yorktown, grandchildren Jake Moeller, Candace Moeller, Alexis Alvarez and Kobe Alvarez, and brother James Warnasch.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Yorktown.

You are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com.

Tue
17
Jan

Bill Reilly III

William “Bill” James Reilly III, 71, of Cuero passed away Jan. 13, 2017. He was born Aug. 8, 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late William James Reilly, Jr. and Madlyn Gubus Reilly. Bill retired after 20 years as a Custom Home Builder in Houston and the Woodlands. He enjoyed hunting and ranching.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine L. Reilly of Cuero; son, Michael James Reilly and wife Shae of Austin; daughter, Tracey Ellen Reilly of Houston; sisters, Carolyn Carmody of Lawrence, Kansas, Marian Bounds of San Antonio and Lillian Butcher of Pipe Creek; grandchildren, Hondo James Reilly, Houston James Reilly, Hutchins James Reilly and Holt Emerson Baird.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at Faith Family Church in Victoria with Pastor Larry Helms officiating and Dr. Chris Royale assisting. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

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