Obituaries

Mon
18
Apr

William Paul “Bill” Stepanski

Bill Stepanski, 64 year old Woodward, Okla. resident, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Woodward. A Rosary and Prayer Vigil and visitation will be held Monday, April 18 in St. Peter Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 pm; Prayer Liturgy will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by visitation. A Rosary and visitation will also be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at Massey Funeral Home in Yorktown.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yorktown. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home and Massey Funeral Home directing the services in Yorktown.

Mon
18
Apr

Ernest E. Sertuche

Ernest E. Sertuche was born in Cuero on Aug. 1, 1957 to the late Erasmo Rivera and Amelia Sertuche. God called him home on Friday, April 15, 2016. He married Nelda Gutierrez, the love of his life, April 10, 1976. God blessed them with 40 years of marriage and two daughters, Sara of San Antonio and Kristy of Yorktown.

His family was the love of his life. He treated his family like royalty and loved to spoil them. He also devoted 19 years of his life to the Little League association as president and coached numerous teams. Many of his players still call him “Coach.”

He graduated from the University of Houston, Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Degree and worked for the DeWitt County Juvenile Probation Department for 15 years and the last 10 years as chief. Ernest was instrumental in working with many families. He was an advocate for “his kids” and was passionate about helping them.

Sat
16
Apr

Henry Frank Henkes III

Henry Frank Henkes  III, 31, left this world on April 15, 2016. He was born in Cuero to  Beatrice and Henry Henkes, Jr. on August 15, 1984.   Henry lived his entire life in Cuero and was a graduate of Cuero High school in 2002. He has spent the last 9 years working as a gas compressor mechanic for CDM Resource Management.

Henry is survived by his loving wife Nichole and his two precious sons, Grayson (5) and Brantley (18 months) as well as his parents. He also leaves his sister Sabrina (Adonis) Gray, brother Randolph (Ashley) Henkes, grandfather, Franklin Schmidt, grandmother, Samantha Krause and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Fri
15
Apr

Debra Sue Kubala

Debra Sue Kubala, 53, of Nordheim passed away Sunday April 10, 2016. She was born July 21, 1962 in Yorktown  to Doris Buehring and the late William Caruthers.

She is survived by her husband Johnnie Kubala of Nordheim, daughter April Kubala of Yorktown, son Johnnie Kubala Jr. of Runge. She is also survived by her sister Sandra Meadows, grandchildren Matthew Kubala, Dylan Alvarez and Kayla Alvarez.
She is preceded in death by her father, grandson Richard Alvarez Jr.

Visitation was from  5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Runge Cemetery.

Guests and visitors are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2900

Fri
15
Apr

Roger Pena

Roger Pena, 51, of Yorktown passed away Monday April 11, 2016. He was born August 19, 1964 in Yorktown to Inez Trevino and the late Guadalupe Pena.

He is survived by his mother, wife Beatrice Rodriguez Pena of Yorktown, sister Leticia Pena, daughters Christina (Robert) Good, Jennifer (Michael) Torres, Dawn Leonard and son Joseph (Jamey) Rodriguez, and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother Michael Gonzales.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Rodriguez, Steven Pokluda, Angel Lozano, Ismael Reyes, Gabriel Reyes and Michael Reyes.
Memorial can be given to the charity of choice.

Visitors and guests are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com

Tue
12
Apr

David Weikel

David E. Weikel, Jr., 55, of Westhoff, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born Oct. 30, 1960 in Weslaco to David and Ashbel Weikel.David was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Ashbel V. Weimerskirch of Wimberly, and brother Gary W. Weikel of Westhoff.

He is preceded in death by father, David E. Weikel.

Services will be held privately at a later date.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com. Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

Tue
12
Apr

Jean Ridgway Schendel

There will be a graveside service of remembrance for Jean Ridgway Schendel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Runge cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join for a family reunion at the VFW Hall following the service.

Jean died five days after her 100th birthday celebration in Charlottesville, Va. on Sept. 19, 2015. Prior to moving to Virginia in 1993, she taught music in Runge, New Braunfels and Yorktown schools. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold in 1992, her son David in 2010 and her siblings Suzanne, Elizabeth, Mary Jane and John. She is survived by her daughter Suzan Pezzoli, sons John and Paul Schendel, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
 

Tue
12
Apr

Bobby Fagg

Bobby Fagg, 83, of Meyersville passed away on April 7, 2016. He was born on Jan. 5, 1933 in Williamson County to the late Halbert and Mildred (Simmons) Fagg. He served in the US Army from April 30, 1953 to April 11, 1955 during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Nissen Germany. He then was in the Army Reserves for four years. After discharge from the service he worked in the oil field and later worked as a millwright at Alcoa where he retired as millwright supervisor for Alcoa after 30 years. He coached little league, enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, repairing boat motors, rods and reels and doing general repair work on lawnmowers, tractors and cars.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice Fagg of Meyersville and son Kevin (Carrie) Fagg of Goliad. Grandchildren Abigayle and Brady Fagg of Goliad.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Tue
12
Apr

Johnnie L. Urban

Johnnie J. Urban, age 86, of Portland, Texas, was called to his heavenly home on April 1, 2016. He was born on farm near Weesatche. He was the youngest of 10 children.

He went to Evergreen Country School which consisted of a one-room school house where one teacher taught all subjects in all grades 1 through 8. He graduated from Goliad High School in 1948.

He married his lovely wife Charlotte Clinkscales on Aug, 16, 1953. Johnnie served two years in the U.S. Army of which one year was in Korea. For 40 years he worked for PPG Industries, which later became Elementis Chromium, 36 of those years as a maintenance supervisor.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, son James Kent, sisters Ellien, Lillie, Annie, Lucille, Florine and brothers Erwin, Raymond and Norman, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mon
11
Apr

Dorothy Koenig

Dorothy A. Koenig, 75, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was born Nov. 6, 1940 in Cuero to the late James K. Arnold and Mary E. Forster Arnold. She retired from the Women’s Clinic in Victoria and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hoffman (Jay) of College Station; Mickey DeDear (Scott) of Victoria; sons, Jimmy Koenig and Johnny Koenig (Wendi), all of Victoria; sisters, Anna Frers (Mike), Mary Arnold (Terry Stock), Susie Dreyer (Jerry), Chrissie West (Kenneth), all of Cuero; and seven grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Koenig; daughter, Dienne “De De” Koenig and brother, Kenny Arnold.

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