Obituaries

Fri
02
Dec

Arnulfo Corpus

Arnulfo Corpus, 61, of Yorktown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 29, 1955, in Yorktown, to the late Ysidro Corpus, Sr and Eloisa Garcia Corpus. 

“Scooby,” as he was called, was a loving father, son, brother and uncle, but, his greatest accomplishment was in becoming a grandfather. 

Arnulfo is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Adam Corpus, Andy Corpus and Johnny Corpus; grandparents, Tomas and Maria Garcia, Josefa Cuellar and Gabino Corpus. 

He is survived by his children, Cassandra Slade and Tevin Slade of Yorktown; granddaughter, Breelan Slade of Yorktown; sisters, Esther Salazar and Eloisa Mejia of Victoria, Elida Corpus Guerra of Cuero, Estela Sierra, Emma Mungia, Elsa Corpus and Elvira Ybarra of Yorktown; brothers, Arturo Corpus of Pasadena, Frank Corpus of Victoria, Armando Corpus of Cuero, Ysidro Corpus Sr, Tony Corpus and Fabian Corpus; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Mon
28
Nov

Stanley Warzecha

Stanley F. Warzecha passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at the age of 80. He was born Jan. 29, 1936 in Yorktown to the late Theodore and Mary (Dworaczyk) Warzecha. Stanley had a fulfilled life. He served his country in the United States Army for three years. He worked for 48 years as a welder for the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads, where he won multiple awards for injury free service and job completion. He loved his family and was a hard worker all his life. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in later years taking care of his farm and cows.

Mon
28
Nov

Max Moeller

Max John Moeller, 88, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. He was born to Anton and Caroline (Blazek) Moeller on July 23, 1928 in Moulton. Max served in the Korean War in the United States Army from November 3, 1950 to Oct. 25, 1952. He was awarded the Army Occ. Medal (Japan), the Combat Inf. Badge, Korean Bronze Star Svc Medal, the UN Svc. Medal.

On Feb. 16, 1953, he married Lucille Hohmann in Moulton. In the first years of their marriage, Max and Lucille started their family and made their home in Moulton, where Max farmed and worked for Henkhaus Feed & Gin. In 1969, they moved to Cuero and Max began his career as a U.S. Postal Carrier. He retired from the Post Office In 1989. During his retirement, Max and Lucille enjoyed cattle ranching, traveling and spending time with their large family. He was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church, Nat’l Letter Carriers Assoc., Cuero VFW and the American Legion.

Mon
28
Nov

Robert Lee

Robert Douglas “Blue” Lee, 80, of Cuero passed away Nov. 23, 2016. He was born April 12, 1936 in Sweethome to Jack and Cleo Lee. Blue married Bitsy Fillmore Lee on June 21, 1997 in Nursery. In 1971, Blue was Goodwill worker of the year and met President Nixon and Joan Crawford. He worked for South Texas Electric and was an accomplished horseman and avid rancher. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed seeing and hearing about all of their accomplishments.

Blue as people called him never gave up and could do anything despite the fact that he was a double amputee. II Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 

Mon
28
Nov

Joe Laster

Joe Wayne Laster, 62, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. He was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Cuero to William and Hazel Arnecke Laster. Joe married Ann Zielonka on Jan. 12, 1985 in Yorktown. He was a car inspector with Union Pacific Railroad for 37 years. Joe loved to deer hunt and fish, but in the past few years he enjoyed feeding and watching the deer more than hunting them.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter Presley Eryn Laster of Aurora Co; sons, Joe Wayne (Joey) Laster, Jr. of Beeville and Adam Garrett Laster of Victoria; sisters, Bonnie Warwas and Jean Laster both of Cuero; brother, William Henry Laster, Jr. of Cuero; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and sister, Vicki Laster.

Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 26 at Freund Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Mon
21
Nov

Frances Gilbreth

Frances Ruth (Wilson) Gilbreth passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas after a sudden and brief illness. Frances was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who lived her life with amazing grace, love, and laughter. 

She was a 5th generation Texan born on May 7, 1936 to Elbert (Bill) and Olga (Detraz) Wilson in Port Arthur, Texas. She spent her youth in Port Arthur and enjoyed playing the piano, reading any book she could find, and trips to the beach. She was a 1953 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. She obtained her college degrees from Southwest Texas Teachers College (Texas State University) in San Marcos, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and earned her Masters of Education Degree in 1959. 

Mon
21
Nov

Willie Tamez

Willie Tamez, 54, of Cuero went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1962 in Yorktown to Domingo and Eva Tamez. Willie was an extremely hard working man who liked to spend his time outdoors working with his hands. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, slow cooking barbecue and making people smile. Willie was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many.

He was survived by his mother Eva Tamez; his nine children, Michelle Hayes, Gabriel Hooper, Kathrine Mitchell, William Tamez, Eva Luna, Anna Salles, Julie Tamez, Erika Tamez, Little Tamez; 16 grandchildren; sisters Lupe Manjaras and Janey Tamez; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Domingo Tamez; son, Domingo Cruz Tamez; and brother Frank Tamez.

Thu
17
Nov

Mildred Noster

Mildred Carson Noster, 90, of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday November 15, 2016.  She was born April 30, 1926 in Colchester, IL to the late Gaylen and Ruth Martin Carson.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Hoefling; and son, James Noster, both of Yorktown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Gene (Joyce) Carson of Arneckeville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry O. Noster; brothers, Sherrod and Carroll Carson; and son-in-law, David “Skipper” Hoefling.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Hoefling, Michael Noster, Kevin Styra, Mitchell Saunders, Gerald Saunders and Brian Carson.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Thu
17
Nov

Mary Anne Snapp Becker

Mary Anne Snapp Becker was born on a beautiful summer day, Aug. 9, 1951 in Cuero, Texas, the sixth child of Bill and Margaret Snapp. She had a sparkling personality and was always ready for a fun adventure with her numerous nieces and nephews or pulling a prank on one of her siblings. She passed away on Nov. 12, 2016 with her family by her side.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Becker of Humble, Texas, Emma Sue her cherished dog; siblings Margaret Dixon, Cuero; Susan (Randy) Shepler, Goliad; Bill (Janice) Snapp, Columbia, Mississippi; Jo Anne (Robert) Crain, Houston and Jack Snapp, San Antonio. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Ava (Mal)Hermes; Bubba Dixon; Dee (Donnie) Ayers; John (Liz) Dixon; Kyle (Nikki) Dincans; Cindy (Scott) Favre; Ray (Erika) Snapp; Kelly (John) Cavazos; Courtney (Steven) Egan; Josie Crain; Sarah (Chris) Snyder and 22 great nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents and niece, Katie Snapp.

Tue
15
Nov

Mike Jackson

Michael “Mike” Edwin Jackson, 64, of Cuero passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. He was born June 8, 1952 in Corpus Christi to Paul and Carra Lee Jackson, Jr. He worked as a Mechanic and supervised the family ranch. Mike was a beloved son and brother who will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his mother, Carra Lee Jackson; sister Serena Thamm (Stephen); brother Mark Jackson (Marie) all of Cuero; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Jackson, Jr.; wife, Nancy Jackson; and step- daughter Christi Jackson.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Arneckeville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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