Obituaries

Mon
13
Jun

Robert Allen Muschalek

Robert Allen Muschalek, 76, was born on November 7, 1939 to Nick and Leona Malaer Muschalek in DeWitt County near the old community of Davy. Bobby bravely fought cancer for the last seventeen months. He passed away on June 9, 2016, at his home with his wife and four children by his side. He married the former Estella Koenig on July 2, 1960 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown.

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William “Bill” Miller and Nick Muschalek, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Estella, of 55 years; four children: Derek Muschalek of Yorktown, Keith (Robin) Muschalek of Fairfax Station, Va., Karleen (Jerry) McAdams of Deer Park, and Jeff (Angella) Muschalek of Baytown; eight grandchildren: Jeremy Muschalek, Amber McAdams (Davis) Schroeder, Ashley McAdams, Mason Muschalek, Madison Muschalek, Reece Muschalek, Sophie Muschalek, and Wade Bland; and one great grandchild, Aubrey Bland.

Fri
10
Jun

Celestina Villa

Celestina P. Villa, 88 , of Cuero passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016. She was born June 8, 1928 in Gillette to the late Santos and Maria Pena. Celestina married Guadalupe Villa, Sr. on May 12, 1947 in Nixon. She worked for Fischer Laundry for 36 years as a seamstress. Celestina loved to crochet and was caretaker of her whole family.     

She is survived by daughters Mary Rocha (Rudy) of Cuero, Janie Alvarez (Tony) of Renton, Washington, Sally Martinez of San Antonio, Olga Hamilton (Darwin) of Victoria, Geneva Villa of Houston, Lydia Johnson (Kevin) of Conroe, Delia Ana Villa of Killeen; sons, Guadalupe Villa, Jr. (Janie), Amando Villa, Ismael Villa (Pat), Ricky Villa and Martin Villa all of Cuero and Joe Villa of Corpus Christi; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and sister, Elosia Arispe of San Antonio.

Fri
10
Jun

Mary Ann Janacek

 Mary Ann Janacek, 87, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Dubina, Fayette Country, on New Year’s Day, 1929, she is the daughter of Julius Peter and his wife Amalia (Kubenka) Peter. She married John E. Janacek on Feb. 9, 1948, in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina. As John was employed by The Malec Publishing Company, they moved to Hallettsville (Tribune Herald), Moulton (Eagle), and Yoakum (Herald-Times) as the family grew in size and John advanced to newspaper editorship. In 1970, John and Mary Ann purchased the DeWitt County View and relocated to Yorktown. Mary Ann assisted in newspaper publishing, proof reading and making copy camera ready. They purchased the The Kenedy Times and remained owners of that newspaper for six years. As a sideline, they published numerous community and family histories in addition to the “Best of The View I, II, III”.

Thu
09
Jun

Roger Rincones Jr.

Roger Rincones Jr., 37 of Nordheim, passed away June 6, 2016. He was born in San Benito to Dolores Hernandez Rincones and the late Rogerio Rincones Sr. on December 11, 1978.

He is survived by his mother, his wife Christian Rincones, son Roger Ryan Rincones, daughter Lauran Rose Rincones, stepdaughter Annalysa Marie Camacho and stepson Tristan Camacho.  He is also survived by his sisters Terry Noyola, Gloria Juarez, Norma Ramirez and Minerva Jaramillo and brother Rogelio Ramirez.

A memorial service will be 10 am Saturday June 11 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

 

Wed
08
Jun

Joyce Aldine Borgfeld

Joyce Aldine Borgfeld, 87, of Weesatche passed away Monday June 6, 2016. She was born July 30, 1928 in Yorktown to the late Charles and Frieda Peters Freude. Joyce was a homemaker and owner of the original Weesatche Café in downtown Weesatche for 35 plus years, where she fried up her famous fried chicken and battered fries.

She is survived by her children, Victor (Vicky) Borgfeld Jr of Cuero, Warren (Margaret) Borgfeld of Weesatche, Harvey (Cheryl) Borgfeld of Weesatche, Darvin (Vickie) of Weesatche and Charles (Michelle) Borgfeld of Arneckeville. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, sisters Nelrose Enke and Margaret Despain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor Borgfeld Sr., son Royce Paul Borgfeld, brothers Calton Freude and Allen Freude and sister June Spellmann.

Tue
07
Jun

Dalton A. Hoefling

Dalton A. Hoefling, 92, of Yorktown died Sat. June 4, 2016. He was born May 15, 1924 in Yorktown to the late Charles Martin and Emma DuBose Hoefling. He attended Yorktown High School and joined the US Navy May 20, 1943. He served aboard the USS New Orleans during WWII and was honorably discharged March 5, 1946. Dalton married Lucille Dorothy Howard on Sept. 5, 1948. He was a self employed mechanic and enjoyed restoring old Ford tractors and trucks. He was a member of VFW Post 8136 and St. Paul Lutheran Church. He helped organize the Yorktown Trail Riders and rode his horse BO, named after his favorite television show, on many trail rides. He participated in numerous Yorktown Western Days paraded on horseback, carrying the trail riders flag. He also enjoyed dancing, and he and his wife danced many polkas and waltzes at country dance halls. He is survived by his daughter, Joan and husband James Urban of Yorktown.

Tue
07
Jun

Nettie Ray Lude Schulze

Nettie Ray Lude Schulze, 77, of Weesatche, passed away June 1, 2016. She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Goliad County to the late William and Louise Els Lude. She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, a daycare owner for many years, worked in the cafeteria for Goliad ISD, active in the community with Hermann Sons, a member of the Golden Girls, host for bible study, a rancher and gardener. She loved and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Rotell, sisters: Elfie Baacke, Elsie Baccke, and twin sister Betty Lude, brothers Edwin and David Lude. She is survived by sisters: Rosie Karnei and Dorothy Lude both of Weesatche, son Steven (Tammy) Schulze of Weesatche, daughters Phyllis (Buster) Krause of Karnes City and Shelly (Blaine) Schulze of Fannin, grandchildren: Cassie (Jason) Mangum, Jason (Kelly) Sullins, Bryan (Kerri) Sullins, Tyler (Casey) Schulze, Travis Schulze, Julia Shae, M.D.

Mon
06
Jun

Harley Phillips

Harley Wayne Phillips, 69, of Cuero passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016. He was born Jan. 10, 1947 in Hallettsville to the late Marvin and Katie Phillips. Harley served in the Army during the Vietnam War where he received several medals.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol Fahrig  and Loraine Michalek (Edwin) all of Cuero; son Bobby (Becky) Phillips of Cuero; brother Marvin “Phil” Phillips (Linda) of Cuero; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Lorene Phillips.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Freund Funeral Home with Deacon Leo Sharron officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Mon
06
Jun

Lois Hartman

Lois Appelt Hartman, 81, of Victoria passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was born June 10, 1934 in Hallettsville to the late Alvin and Julia Appelt. Lois married the love of her life, Ralph August Hartman, Jr. on Feb. 28, 1954 in Hallettsville. Lois loved spending time wither her family, dancing,  and was a wonderful cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Hartman McCan (Bob) of Victoria; son, Ralph August Hartman III (Nan); grandchildren, Jessica Hartman of Houston, Hannah Hartman of Cuero, Forrest Hartman of Honolulu, "Augie" Robert August McCan of McFaddin, Mary Isabel McCan of Denver.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; sister, Dorothy Appelt Love; brother, Forrest Appelt.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 9 at Freund Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be held Friday June 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Father David Berger officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Fri
03
Jun

Nettie Ray Lude Schulze

Nettie Ray Lude Schulze, 77, of Weesatche, passed away June 1, 2016. She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Goliad County to the late William and Louise Els Lude.

She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, a daycare owner for many years, worked in the cafeteria for Goliad ISD, active in the community with Hermann Sons, a member of the Golden Girls, host for bible study, a rancher and gardener. She loved and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Elfie Baacke, Elsie Baccke, and twin sister Betty Lude, brothers Edwin and David Lude.

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