Obituaries

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Mike Wilkinson

Michael “Mike” G. Wilkinson, 64, passed away Nov. 27, 2015. He was born Oct. 14, 1951 in Beeville, Texas to Ted and Nell Wilkinson. He married  Pamela Dawn Hartman on May 17, 1975 in Beeville, Texas. Mike was a Transportation Mechanic for the Cuero Independent School District for 32 years. He was also Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department in Fannin, a Royal Ambassador Instructor, CPR certified and an avid fisherman.
 
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Wilkinson; daughter, Linda Dvorak of Shiner; sister, Yvonne Norris (John) of Victoria; grandchildren, Ty Dvorak and Daylin Dvorak of Yoakum.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Edward Warren.
 
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 3,  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore with Pastor Mike Whitfield, officiating.
 
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30
Nov

Carey James

Carey James was born on July 14, 1929 in San Antonio. She passed away in Houston on Nov. 24, 2015 at the age of 86. She was raised in Cuero and was crowned a princess in the 1947 Cuero Turkey Trot. Many of her summers were spent in Monterey, California with her father, stepmother and sister. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she met her future husband of 56 years, R. Blair James. She was a member of the Zeta Sorority at Southwestern. Carey and Blair were married in 1949 and because of Blair’s oilfield career; the growing family subsequently lived in Kenedy, Pleasanton, Cuero, San Antonio, Mcallen, Corpus Christi and Houston.
 
She was pre-deceased by: husband R. Blair James, mother Janie Bell White Turner and father Tommy Turner and stepmother Peggy Foster mother Anna Belle Burns Haak and father Julius Haak, sister Abigail Turner Macdonald and husband Mc Mcdonald and niece Linda Gliebe. 
 
Mon
23
Nov

Stacy Kurtz

Stacy L. Kurtz (nee Kubecka), 84, of Austin, formerly of Cuero, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Park Bend Nursing and Rehab Center in Austin. Stacy was born on Feb. 24, 1931 in Shiner to the late August Sr. and Josephine Simper Kubecka.  On Oct. 10, 1949 she married Edward F. Kurtz at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Cuero and also a member of Hermann Sons and St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin.   Stacy was a wonderful dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker all of her life.
 
She is survived by son, Edward J. Kurtz and wife, Betty, of Austin; granddaughter, Kimberly Lindsey and husband, Billy, of Leander; great-granddaughters, Jordan Nelson and Emily Lindsey of Leander; step great-grandchildren Cody and Kelsey Lindsey of Round Rock; sister-in-law Stacy Kubecka of Shiner; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
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20
Nov

Norvan Haun

Norvan Haun, 85, of Meyersville passed away Nov. 19, 2015. He was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Meyersville to Adolph and Bertha Haun. Norvan married Georgia Uhyrek on Sept. 29, 1953 in Ganado. Norvan was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a rancher and retired from CPL after many years of service as a lineman. Norvan served on the Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of the American Legion and VFW, and a past director for the DeWitt County Farm Bureau.
 
He is survived by Bryan Haun and wife, Gina, of Cuero; sister, Corrine Froehlich of Meyersville; and grandchildren, Shannon Haun of Cuero and Brock Haun of Dallas.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Georgia Haun; and brothers, Ellis and Johnny Haun.
 
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20
Nov

Ninfa Greve

Ninfa Greve, 77, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. She was born Nov. 10, 1938 in Westhoff to Eduardo and Estefana Anzaldua Munoz. Ninfa was a telephone operator and crossing guard. The garden of her heart bloomed with even the smallest kind acts, giving her life the gift of divine purpose. She treasured time with her family and loved being Madré, Abuelita, and Lita. 
 
She is survived by her daughters, Jill Greve-Falcone and Shirley L. Diaz and husband, Robert; son, Charles E.”Pancho” Greve and wife, Janet; sisters, Blanca, Natalia, and Eva; brothers, Lalo and Jose; grandchildren, Joshua, Andréa, Chris, Jamie, Riki, Michael, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Christian Alexander.
 
Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cuero with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
 
Fri
20
Nov

Terrann Avis-Else Striedel

Terrann Avis-Else “Peanut” Striedel, age 41, gained her angel wings on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. She fought a long courageous battle with MS but MS could never touch her sweet gentle soul.
 
She was born March 20, 1974 in Yoakum to Anthony and Mary Ann Koenig Striedel.
 
She graduated from Cuero High School in 1992, graduated from Victoria College in 1996 and was pursuing a degree in criminal justice at U of H when MS curtailed her plans.
 
Survivors are her parents, Anthony and Mary Ann Striedel of West Point; brother, Forrest Anthony Striedel of Georgetown; nephews, Daric and Cody Shove; niece, Reagann Striedel; numerous extended family, aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Shorty and Maxine Koenig and J.A. and Elsie Striedel.
 
Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home.
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19
Nov

Maclovia "Mackey" Rubio Gonzales

Maclovia “Mackey” Rubio Gonzales, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. She was born in Goliad on Sept. 11, 1932 to the late Jesus and Juanita Duque Rubio. She married Richard C. Gonzales on Dec. 23, 1951 at Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, La Bahia Mission in Goliad.  This union was blessed with the birth of three sons: Richard Jr, Carl William and Arthur Ray Gonzales. Richard and Mackey settled in Cuero. She was a homemaker and owner of the El Patio restaurant.
 
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard Gonzales of Cuero; son, Arthur Ray Gonzales (Dr. Jennifer) of Cuero; granddaughters, Elizabeth Inez Gonzales and Maria Elena Gonzales of Cuero; brothers, Juan D. Rubio of Goliad and Lupe Rubio of Houston; sister, Margaret Reyes of Deer Park, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends she adored. 
 
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18
Nov

Rose Jendrzey Warwas

Rose Jendrzey Warwas, 74, of Arneckville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. She was born June 12, 1941 in DeWitt County to the late Ceasar and Lottie Jendrzey.
 
She is survived by her husband Lambert Warwas of Arneckville, brothers Jerome Jendrzey of Yorktown and George Jendrzey of Poth.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents and son Mitchell Warwas.
 
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, and a Rosary starting at 6 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Meyersville. Interment to follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be given to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
 
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com.
 
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16
Nov

Alicia Ann Hill

Alicia Ann Hill, 36, of Cuero, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. She was born March 8, 1979 in Austin to Nancy Ann Cruz and Ronnie Doyle Hill. Alicia graduated from Rockdale High School and continued her education to become a Certified Medication Aide and Nursing Assistant. She worked for Cuero Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and had a passion for helping others. Alicia loved being with her children and cherished the time spent watching them play sports.
She is survived by her mother; children, Brittany Elaine and Bradley Dale Hill of Cuero; twin sister, Patricia “Trish” Hill; brother, Darryl Hill; and her dear friends, Melissa and Jose Alcazar.
 
She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Larry Dale Hill.
 
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16
Nov

Linda Sigmund

Linda Beatrice Sigmund, 69, of Cuero passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 following a sudden illness. Linda was born Feb. 10, 1946 in Cuero to the late Clara Hadamek Sigmund and Glenn Floyd Sigmund, Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Cuero where she grew up with her brother and sister in a wonderful, loving home. She attended Cuero schools and began what would become a career spanning 52 years of service with Davis Plumbing Company, which is now Davis Contractors. She started working there part time during high school and was the company’s Office Manager right up until her recent departure. She enjoyed her work and coworkers so much she delayed retirement until “later.” Linda was especially fond of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis, who were close friends.
 

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