Obituaries

Mon
09
Nov

Lois Doreck

Lois Louise Doreck, 85,  passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. She was born in Yorktown on April 2, 1930 to Rudolph “Rats” and Lena Newmayer Senf.
 
Survivors include daughters, Donna Hunt of Edna, Jodi Lerma and husband Henry of Austwell, Joann Lincke and husband James of Victoria and Heidi Meiers of  Gillett; son, Leslie Doreck and wife Leslie of La Vernia; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren: son-in-law, Frank Kelly, Jr. of Port Lavaca.
 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Donald G. Ray and Edmond “Ray” Doreck; sisters, Katherine “Taunta: Reese, Rachel “Rae” Stahl; daughter, Dorlen D. Kelly; great-granddaughter, Fional L. Lenhart.
 
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Grace Funeral Home. 
 
Mon
09
Nov

Marvin Kunschik

Marvin A. Kunschik, of Gillett passed away on Nov. 2, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on May 1, 1933 in Karnes County to Joseph Kunschik and Mary Breitschopf Kunschik. Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Mary Sturm were married on May 3, 1954 in Cuero. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher in Karnes County. 
 
Mon
09
Nov

Mable Battles Polk

Mrs. Mable Elizabeth (Eliza) Battles Polk, Sr. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at the age of 80 years. She was born March 10, 1935 in Cuero to the late Ned Battles and Ora Lee Porter. She accepted the Lord at an early age and became a member of Mt. Bethany Baptist Church in Thomaston. She organized the usher board and served as a teacher in the Mt. Zion District Institute. She also served as a volunteer for the CAMAL House in Cuero. She obtained her GED from Cuero High School program.
 
Sister Mable is survived by a daughter, Sister Elizabeth Mulkey of San Antonio; a son Donnel Gray Jr. (Kristin). Two brothers: Minister Ned Battles of Corpus Christi and Troy Battles. Two sisters: Perline Battles of Cuero and Evelyn Bolds of Brookshire. Mable is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
 
Fri
06
Nov

George Olson

George Arthur Olson, 88, passed away Nov. 5, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Armstrong, Iowa to Ole M. and Eva S. Olson.
 
He was retired from Holt Machinery Co., Victoria and San Antonio after 50 years of service. He began as a welder and ended his career as a salesman. George served in the Navy as a Seabee in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Cuero Lions Club, the Cuero Masonic Lodge, the First United Methodist Church and a Gobbler booster “fan.”
 
Fri
06
Nov

Henry Young

Henry Arnold Young, 75, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Nov, 5, 2015. He was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Nixon to Fredrick Lee and Martha Annie Smith Young. Henry married his beloved wife, Betsy Sue Pape, on Feb. 9, 1959.
 
He is survived by daughters, Peggy young and Lori Hearn; sons, Tracy and Richard Young, seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Betsy Pape Young.
 
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Walden officiating. Interment will follow at Alexander Cemetery in Stratton.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Primitive Baptist Church.
 
Mon
02
Nov

Concepcion Garza

Concepcion C. Garza, age 71, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
 
He was born Dec. 9, 1943 to Isaac and Inez Colunga Garza.
 
He was a leather worker, a Catholic and loved music and singing in the choir.
 
Survivors are, companion, Mary Banda of Cuero; daughters, Monica Partida of Victoria and Alannah Garza of Cuero; sons, Jesse Garza (Janie Ann) of Yoakum, Jack R. Garza of Yoakum, Richard V. Garza of Yoakum, Concepcion Garza, Jr. (Sabrina) of El Paso; step-sons, Samuel Banda (Anna) of Victoria and Eddie Banda (Kathy) of Yorktown; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Frances Garza of Yoakum; sisters, Vicky Vasquez of Yoakum, Trinidad Garza of Schulenburg and Pam Torro of Engel: brothers, Isaac Garza of Yoakum, Vincent Garza (Janie) of Yoakum, Hector Garza (Linda) of Weimar, Frank Garza (Caroline) of Yoakum and Johnny Garza of Yoakum.
Fri
30
Oct

Don. Stiles Sr.

Don M. Stiles Sr., of Cuero, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 on his 90th birthday. He was born Oct. 29, 1925 in Raymondville, Texas to the late Roger Baines Stiles and Loreta Maddy Stiles. He married Nita Gray Stiles on Dec. 14, 1942. After Nita's death in July of 2005, he married Mattye Tumlinson on Oct. 8, 2007.
 
He was a rancher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cuero. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army 3rd Battalion, 347th Infantry. He received three Bronze Stars. He was also a member of the Cuero V.F.W. Post 3972 and American Legion Dinter Post 3.
 
Fri
30
Oct

Mary Susan Powers

Mary Susan Powers, 77, born Mary Susan Koenig on Aug. 2, 1938 in Cuero, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. While living in Cuero, she was member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Her last rites were administered by Father Alberic Lazerna of Canyon Lake.
 
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bryan Powers, five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her family loved and will miss their beautiful “Mary Sue.”
 
Funeral arrangements are with Neptune Society of San Antonio.
Thu
29
Oct

Jessie Gebauer

Jessie Belle Gebauer, 82, of Cuero passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. She was born Sept. 1, 1933 in Vernon to the late Roscoe and Hazel Clawson Wiseman.  She married the love of her life, Paul Gebauer, on Dec. 12, 1953 in Vernon.  Jessie was a bookkeeper for many years, working for Paul Lucas Sr. in Cuero. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters and the Holy Name Society. Jessie loved cooking for her family and always had a smile on her face. She liked arts, crafts, and sewing and enjoyed making things for her family.
 
She is survived by her beloved husband; daughters, Paula (Virgil) Brown of Cuero and Sharon (Ira) Epstien of Round Rock; grandchildren, Haley (Christopher) Urbanovsky of Cuero, Michael Epstien of Austin; and Melissa O'Brien of Gainesville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
 
Thu
29
Oct

Lucio Gallegos Jr.

Lucio Gallegos Jr., 86, of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015. He was born April 3, 1929 in Dewitt County to the late Lucio Sr. and Margarita Araisa Gallegos.

He is survived by his sons Richard and William Gallegos and sister Hope Gonzales all of Yorktown.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene, son Edward, daughter Gloria Ann Hart, 7 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Massey Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home.

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

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

 

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