Our Obituaries

Lucy Stacy Johnson

June 20, 1925 - January 7, 2018

Lucy Stacy Janacek Johnson Lucy Stacy Janacek Johnson, a longtime Flatonia resident, age 92 years, 6 months, 18 days, passed away into eternal rest on Sunday, January 7, 2018, in Hallettsville. Born June 20, 1925, in Hallettsville, Lucy was the daughter of Peter Paul and Henri (Vollentine) Janacek. Lucy attended Breslau School for the first two years of her education. When she was seven years old...
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Coreen Motard

February 25, 1926 - December 29, 2017

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Nancy Ruth Stanley

October 10, 1932 - November 30, 2017

Nancy Ruth Stanley age 85 of Thornton, Texas passed away November 30, 2017. Nancy was born on October 10, 1932 in Harlingen, Texas to the late Charles Craig and Fern Hanes Craig. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Thornton, Texas and was a retired secretary for Stanley Sales. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles A. Stanley in October of 2017, two brothers and one sister...
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Eulalio Mendiola

May 16, 1953 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Carol Young

September 20, 1938 - November 24, 2017

Carol Dean Young, 79, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born Sept. 20, 1938 in Temple Oklahoma. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Madaline Glasgow and brother Dennis Glasgow. Survivors: She is survived by her husband John and children Michael, Richard and Tammy, seven grand children, six great granddaughters, and brother Douglas Ray Glasgow.A private family service...
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Ralph Gray Hopkins

September 18, 1948 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Jerry Jacob Faltisek

July 25, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Jerry Jacob Faltisek was born on July 25, 1928 in Moulton, Texas to Frank & Mary (Brosch) Faltisek. He passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Flatonia, Texas.Jerry attended a small country school, later Moulton ISD and then the family moved to Flatonia where he graduated from Flatonia High School in 1947.On November 13, 1950 he married Wilma Rietz in Cistern,...
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Mary Ann McCann

February 24, 1929 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Irene Ida Dornak

February 28, 1924 - October 22, 2017

Irene Dornak, age 93 of Flatonia passed away on October 22, 2017 at St. Marks Medical Center in La Grange . Irene was born February 28, 1924 in Praha , TX to Willie and Emilie (Simcik) Brosch.Irene married her one true love Anton Dornak on November 8, 1943 and enjoyed 42 years of marriage before Anton's passing in 1986. Irene could always be found at home in her kitchen, she loved to cook and...
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Roy Edward Barnett

March 15, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Roy Edward Barnett, 75, of Waelder, TX passed away on October 18, 2017 in Temple, TX. He was born March 15, 1942 in Knox City, TX to Ernest Edward and Lucy (Davis) Barnett.Roy was a Navy veteran.He is survived by his daughter Kristie Sellsted and husband Richard of Waelder, grandchildren Johnny Edward Christopher Randall, Patrisha Ann Worshem, Rebecca Ann Sellsted, Andrew Gerald Sellsted, Makayla...
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Kris Wane Rabun

July 12, 1962 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Rudolph Fred Esparza

July 23, 1954 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Lafon Moughon

January 27, 1936 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Della T. Brosch

August 5, 1920 - August 25, 2017

Della Brosch, 97, of Cistern passed away on August 25, 2017. She was born in Muldoon, Texas to the late Stan and Lexie Zimmerhanzel Mares. She was a member of St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Alter Society, and the KJZT. She married Frankie Brosch on May 13, 1946. She was employed by Nabisco for 32 years. After retirement Della and Frankie built their retirement home in Cistern,...
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Edwin E. Zapalac

September 11, 1928 - August 16, 2017

Edwin Edward Zapalac, of Flatonia, Texas, passed away on August 16, 2017, of natural causes at 88 years of age. Edwin was born in El Campo, Texas on September 11, 1928. He graduated from Corpus Christi College Academy and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration from North Texas State College (now UNT). Prior to attending college, Edwin enlisted in the US Navy and served for...
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Jackie Lynn Miller

December 9, 1943 - August 13, 2017

Jackie Lynn Miller, 73, of Flatonia, Texas passed away August 13, 2017 in Victoria, Texas. She was born December 9, 1943 in Rockport, Texas to Edric Franklin and Kathryn Olivia (Casterline) Deason.She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Branecky and husband Ted of Flatonia, granddaughter Chelsea Branecky of Flatonia, sisters Frances Reese and husband John Paul of Brownsville, Linda Bradshaw and...
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Florence M. Williams

May 5, 1917 - July 28, 2017

Florence M. Williams, 100, of Flatonia, TX and formerly of Luling, TX, passed away July 28, 2017 in Flatonia, TX. She was born May 5, 1917 to Peter and Agnes (Lehman) Goertz in Bastrop, TX.Florence is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 49 years Eugene Williams, two brothers Charlie Goertz and Edward Goertz, and sister Elizabeth Matocha...
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Margaret Hunter Sherwood

January 15, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" LeCompte Hunter, age ninety-two, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 after sustaining a fall requiring a hospitalization where she deteriorated rapidly. She went home with hospice care to live out her final days at her daughter's home surrounded by her family who cared for her around the clock and loved her. Margaret was born January 15, 1925 in Baltimore...
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Rita Marie Fajkus

March 24, 1936 - July 8, 2017

Rita Marie Fajkus, 81, of Flatonia, Texas passed away July 8, 2017 in Flatonia, Texas. She was born March 24, 1936 in Praha, Texas to Joseph G. and Ottilie (Neskorik) Okruhlik. She was married to Emil Fajkus on July 30, 1957 at The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Praha.Rita was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha, and a KJZT member for over 60 years. She had fond...
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Thomas Francis Hefner

July 23, 1946 - July 6, 2017

Thomas Francis Hefner Jr passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born in Stamford, Texas on July 23, 1946 to Thomas Francis Hefner Sr and Maxine Trammel Hefner. His parents raised him in Aspermont, Texas and Abilene, Texas. Tom was a typical West Texas boy who loved the outdoors, spending time with his granny, playing in the woods, driving fast cars, fishing, sports...
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Laurentino Cruz

February 3, 1951 - June 28, 2017

Laurentino Cruz Morales, 66, of Flatonia, Texas passed away June 28, 2017 in Victoria, TX. Laurentino was born February 3, 1951 to Pedro and Rita (Morales) Cruz in El Mango, Mexico.He is survived by his wife Marcelina Cruz of Flatonia, son Laurentino Cruz Jr. of Flatonia, daughters Rachel Henry and husband Nicholas of Austin and Sylvia Harris and husband Roosevelt of College Station, brother...
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James D. Henry

December 8, 1924 - June 17, 2017

James D. "Jim" Henry, age 92, passed away on June 17, 2017, in Houston, Texas. He was born on December 8, 1924, in Hoxie, Arkansas.Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Nold Henry. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Gutierrez Henry. He leaves his daughter, Cecelia Railey and husband Michael; granddaughter, Marie Campbell; grandson, Scott Railey and wife Lisa; great-grandchildren, Hudson...
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Francisco Froylan Martinez Botello

October 25, 1994 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Helen Mae Brunner

August 23, 1923 - May 28, 2017

Helen Mae Mica Brunner was born August 23, 1923 in Flatonia, Texas to Frances Zimmerhanzel Mica and Edward Mica. She graduated from Flatonia High School in 1942. In 1946, she married Reynold Brunner. They were married for 49 years. They were blessed with four children; Larry Brunner (deceased), Barbara Freytag, Carolyn Kallus, and Evelyn Pritchard. After graduating from high school, Helen...
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Primrose Inge

September 3, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Benjamin Hardin Adams

January 14, 1927 - May 18, 2017

Benjamin Hardin Adams III, age 90, passed peacefully in his sleep at his farm in Flatonia, TX on May 18th, 2017 surrounded by the love of his life of 51 years and beloved family.Ben was born on January 14, 1927 in Ocean Beach, California. As a child, Ben lived in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Illinois.Ben enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1942 by convincing his mother to sign for...
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Joey E. Velasquez

December 20, 1975 - May 12, 2017

Joey E. Velasquez, 41, of Flatonia, Texas passed away May 12, 2017. He was born December 20, 1975 in Weimer, Texas to Joe Velasquez and Margaret Estrada Marruffo. He leaves behind his parents, wife, Kimberly Velasquez, two daughters Kirsten and Kinsey Velasquez, two sisters Elizabeth Diaz and husband Javier of Schulenburg and Koryna Marruffo of Flatonia, and Brother Adrian Marruffo and wife...
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Marie Vinklarek

August 21, 1924 - April 25, 2017

Marie Vinklarek, 92, of Cistern, Texas died peacefully April 25, 2017, in the presence of family. Mom was born August 21, 1924, in Jeddo, Texas to Albert and Antonia (Kusak) Janecka. After graduating from the Jeddo School, she went to live with her uncle and worked in his country store in Cistern. In 1947, she married Ernest Vinklarek at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Cistern. ...
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Edward Dean Richter

December 9, 1961 - April 21, 2017

Edward "Eddie" Dean Richter, age 55, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home in Flatonia, TX. Eddie is survived by his wife, Belinda Richter, step daughters April (Richter) Shelnutt, her husband Jason, and their two daughters Alison and Jemma of Seguin, and Ashley (Richter) Lamon, her husband Joey, and their three daughters, Victoria, Katelynn, and Rebecca of Castroville as well as...
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Patricia Wickes

December 21, 1931 - April 2, 2017

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Louis Edward Barta

May 10, 1928 - March 25, 2017

Louis Edward Barta, 88, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Louis was born on May 10, 1928 in Praha, the son of the late Frank and Henrietta Barta. He resided his entire life in Praha and married Georgiann (Pavlicek) Barta on October 2, 1950. During the Korean conflict, Louis served overseas as an Army Medic and went on to complete his twenty-year military career as an Army...
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Esperanza Melchor Esparza

February 14, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Esperanza Esparza, age 89, of Pasadena, Texas passed away March 9, 2017. Esperanza was born on February 14, 1928 in Waelder to the late Eliseo and Josefa Arguello Melchor. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Guadalupana Society and De-Colores.She is preceded in death by her husband Aurelio Esparza, her infant daughter and two brothers.Survivors include her two sons, Carlos...
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Junior Jefferson Sawyer

December 24, 1941 - March 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017 Junior Jefferson Sawyer, age 75, went to be with our Lord. Junior was born on December 24, 1941 in Muldoon, TX. He resided in Waelder, Texas. He leaves behind his son, Edward Sawyer and wife Clarrisa of Flatonia and David Sawyer and wife Crystal of Brownsboro, TX, five grandchildren Mackenzie Cox, William Ackermann, Elizabeth Ackermann, Noah Sawyer, Jase "Jeffrey"...
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Fannie Mae Miller

October 10, 1908 - January 26, 2017

Fannie Mae Miller, 108, passed away January 26, 2017 at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing Home in Gonzales, Texas. She was born to Ben and Fannie Sellers October 10, 1908 in Waelder, Texas.She leaves behind her grandson Ross Miller of Topeka, Kansas and daughter in-law Betty Miller Sanders of Rosanky, Texas.Fannie is preceded in death by her Parents, husband Nichlos Miller, son Wiley Miller,...
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Sydney M. Spencer

November 30, 1938 - December 28, 2016

Sydney M. Spencer, 78, passed away early Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Smithville Regional Medical Center, Smithville, Texas.Sydney was born in Flatonia, on Anchor Ranch, where he spent his happiest days ranching, hunting, fishing, and caring for the land. He is survived by his sons, Rodney Spencer of Houston, Randy Spencer of Flatonia, and Stanley Spencer of Smithville, his daughter Jamie...
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Velma Alvena Johnson

March 30, 1921 - December 24, 2016

Mrs. Velma Nonmacher Johnson died on December 24, 2016 in Gonzales, Texas at the age of 95.Velma is survived by her children, Doris Cooper and husband Carl, Jimmy Johnson and wife Patty, Amy Sommerlatte and husband Milton, twin sister Selma Krametbauer, eight grandchildren: Brenda Johnson Davis and husband John, Shane Cooper and wife Jodi, Duane Johnson and wife Gail, Lori Cooper West and husband...
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Edwin Baca

September 19, 1939 - December 13, 2016

Edwin Felix Baca, 77 departed early Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Woodlands.Edwin was born at the family home near Flatonia, to the late Herman August Baca Sr. and Agnes Annie Nickel on September 19, 1939. Eddie grew up in Fayette county, an attended grade school through high school in Flatonia and graduated in 1958. Eddie's first job was at Migl's grocery on main...
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Frank Branecky

March 8, 1924 - December 8, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Frank Branecky was called home by our Savior. Frank was born on March 8, 1924. Frank was born as the oldest of five children to Edward and Mary Branecky. Frank attended school with his siblings in a two room school house at Branecky School. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Frank was drafted for the military service. He joined the Navy and served on two of the...
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Louis G. Stryk

March 12, 1930 - November 9, 2016

Louis George Stryk "When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness." -Bob Hope Louis George Stryk passed away early Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, following a brief illness. He was 86. Louis was born to Frank and Albina Barta Stryk, on March 12, 1930, in Flatonia. He joined...
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John Carrillo

January 1, 1939 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Nova Sue Mills

September 20, 1932 - November 2, 2016

Nova Sue (Cozy) Rose Mills, 84 years oldBorn September 20, 1932Passed away on November 2, 2016 Nova Sue (Cozy) was born in Thorndale, Texas to Ralph and Laverne Rose.Nova Sue graduated from Pasadena High School in 1950, then attended Little Jolly School of Nursing in Houston Texas, and graduated in 1953 as an RN and eventually became the Director of Nursing at Southmore Hospital in Pasadena,...
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Kelly Michelle Baca

January 30, 1963 - October 20, 2016

Kelly Michelle Baca, 53, departed early on Thursday morning, October 20, 2016, to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kelly had a long hard battle with cancer and she fought hard to stay with her loved ones and friends. It is with great sadness that we have lost our Kelly and pray for Peace and Comfort in this time of mourning for our family and friends.Kelly Michelle Baca, is proceed in...
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Isabel F. Morrill

October 4, 1919 - October 9, 2016

.Obituary for Isabel (Ebelle) MorrillIsabel "Ebelle" Malcik Morrill, age 97, passed away on October 9, 2016 in Flatonia.Ebelle was born on October 4, 1919, in Cistern, TX. to the late John and Albina Psencik Malcik. She married Kenneth Leroy Morrill on February 14, 1945. She worked for the State Bank in Flatonia as a secretary for 29 years and was a member of the Flatonia Sacred Heart Church, the...
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Thomas Lamar Janek

August 9, 1944 - September 3, 2016

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Bernard Biel

May 25, 1960 - August 22, 2016

Bernard Adam Biel, 56, of Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Eloise Biel, and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include his wife Joan Biel, brothers Tim Biel of Houston, Ronnie Biel and wife Sharon of Houston, and sister Sylvia Biel of Houston.Rosary and Memorial Services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2016...
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Raymond Kuchynka

December 21, 1943 - August 9, 2016

Raymond Kuchynka, 72, of Gonzales, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Raymond was born December 21, 1943, son of the late Joe and Thelma Kuchynka.Raymond is survived by his wife Shirley Kuchynka of Gonzales, son, Kenneth Dwayne Kuchynka and wife Donna and Michael Sims, daughter Dawn Clarke, grandson Will Irle, granddaughter Logan Kuchynka, great granddaughter Mayah Irle, and one great...
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Leon Frank Kuchynka

March 1, 1940 - August 8, 2016

Leon Frank Kuchynka, 76, of Waelder, Texas passed away Monday, August 8, 2016. Leon was born March 1, 1940, son of the late Joe and Thelma Kuchynka.Leon is survived by his sister in law Shirley Kuchynka of Gonzales, nephews Kenneth Dwayne Kuchynka and wife Donna of West, Texas and Kenneth Buzzy Kuchynka and wife Daniela, Michael Sims, Will Irle, nieces Dawn Clarke and Logan Kuchynka, and great...
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Margaret Mary Janak

May 26, 1932 - August 1, 2016

Margaret Mary Janak of Flatonia died Monday August 1, 2016 at the Heart Hospital in Austin, Texas at the age of 84.She was born in Port Lavaca, TX on May 26, 1932. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Altar Society, and was still serving as President of the K.J.Z.T. She retired from Smith Farms/Cal Maine Foods after 35 years of accounting and worked 11 more...
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Joe M. Mendoza

July 22, 1952 - July 24, 2016

Joe Martinez Mendoza 64, of Schulenburg, Texas passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016.Joe was born July 22, 1952 in Waelder, Texas, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ysidro and Josephine Mendoza.Joe is survived by his wife, Grace Mendoza, five sons, Joe Mendoza Jr. and wife Susan of Dallas, Fabian Mendoza of Dallas, Robert Reyna of San Antonio, Rudy Reyna and wife Yvonne of San Antonio and Ricardo Reyna of...
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Amelia Pauline Mica

May 8, 1923 - July 11, 2016

Amelia Pauline "Millie" MicaAmelia Pauline "Millie" Mica, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Austin Heart Hospital in Austin with her son, Felix, by her side. Millie was born to the late Otto B. and Julia Brunner Hoffman on May 8, 1923 in Flatonia. She attended Floy School and then transferred to Flatonia High School for a short time. On December 30, 1940, she married Felix...
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George Esparza

April 23, 1920 - June 10, 2016

George Esparza Sr.George Esparza Sr. born in Waelder, TX on April 23, 1920 to the late Remigio and Julia Esparza has gone to be with the Lord on June 10, 2016 at the age of 96. He is preceded in death by his wife Lilly Eureste Esparza, wife Maria Velasquez Esparza, daughter Rosa Elia Esparza, sisters Florentina Briseno, Victoria Garcia, Luisa Fuentes, Damiana Hernandez, Filomena Gonzales, and...
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Charles William Horn

January 12, 1934 - May 9, 2016

Charles William (Bill) Horn died May 9, 2016. He is survived by his wife Cathy and his children: daughter Heather and her husband Lee Cap; son Christopher and Jennifer DiGregorio; son, Dr. Geoffrey Horn and wife Dr. Saskia Lytle-Viaria. Bill held a very close relationship with his wife Cathy's family, "the Small Clan"; Cecelia Cook and her late husband Merv and their children, and Ed and Pam...
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Marie Masek

October 25, 1925 - April 22, 2016

Marie Masek, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Highland Estates retirement village in Cedar Park, Texas.Marie was born on October 25, 1925 in Dubina, Texas to Leo and Marcella (Bartosh) Hromadka. She was happily married for 59 years to Anton Jerry "Tony" Masek, who predeceased her in 2005.Marie is survived by her three sons, Gregory Masek and his wife Julie Masek of Cedar...
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Yndalesio Estrada

April 18, 1932 - April 13, 2016

Yndalesio "ANDY" EstradaAndy Estrada, 83, of Flatonia, Texas passed away April 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Andy was born April 18, 1932 in Waelder ,Texas, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Julian and Sara Estrada of Flatonia.Andy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beatrice Ayala Estrada from Waelder, Texas. He is also survived by his Son - Larry and his late wife, Mauricia; Son -...
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John James Kalina

October 26, 1989 - April 7, 2016

John James Kalina Jr. age 26 of Flatonia, Texas passed away April 7, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas due to an auto accident. John Jr. was born on 26 October 1989 in Killeen Texas, to the son of John J. Kalina Sr., and Aurora (Alvarado) Kalina. He graduated from Flatonia High School in 2008. After graduation he entered the United States Army and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation...
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Jerry Lynn Weir

April 21, 1944 - March 26, 2016

Jerry Lynn Weir, 71, of Flatonia, died March 26, 2016, with his family at his bedside.Jerry was born April 21, 1944 in Gatesville, Texas, the son of Albert Cecil and Evelyn (Featherston) Weir. He graduated from Flat High School in 1963. After graduation he moved to Austin, Texas, were he met his future wife, Carolyn Pelech. Jerry and Carolyn married on December 8, 1967 in McDade, Texas. In...
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Janet Katie Filla

July 28, 1955 - February 4, 2016

Janet Katie Filla was born July 28, 1955 to Myrtle and Leslie Maeker in Gonzales Texas. She married Dirk Filla on June 11, 1971 in Gonzales Texas. They made their home in LaGrange Texas in 1971. Janet and Dirk married at the early age of 15, their love affair withstood the test of time and they would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this year. In the beginning of Janet and Dirks...
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Fernando Guerrero

May 21, 1957 - February 3, 2016

Fernando Guerrero age 58 of Flatonia passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Fernando was born in Mexico on May 21, 1957 to the late Narciso Guerrero and Raquel Herrera. Fernando is survived by his wife-Maria Elena Guerrero of Flatonia, 1 son-Fernando Guerrero of Houston, 1 daughter-Margarita Guerrero of Austin, 4 brothers-Jose Antonio Guerrero of Mexico, Salvador Guerrero and Jose Guerrero both...
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John Johnny Mares

January 20, 1926 - January 24, 2016

John (Johnny) W. Mares, age 90 of Cistern, Texas joined his loving wife Doris of 58 years in Heaven on January 24, 2016. He was born in Cistern on January 20, 1926 to the late Cyril and Augusta Otahal Mares.He served his country in WW II with the 69th Infantry, receiving 2 Bronze Stars. Afterwards he worked in the oilfield for Neumann Brothers., Southland and Questor Drilling as Asst. Drilling...
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George Adolph Bartos

April 11, 1951 - January 21, 2016

George A. Bartos of Moulton, age 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was originally from Flatonia, a longtime member of the Flatonia Knights of Columbus and had been an employee of Prototype Machine Company in Flatonia for 37 years. George is survived by his companion and soulmate, Kathy Koranek. Also surviving is his son, Kevin Bartos, wife Anna and grandson, Jaxon of...
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Agnes Marie SVATEK

March 25, 1928 - January 8, 2016

Agnes Marie Hermes Svatek, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2016, with family at her side. Agnes was born in Flatonia TX, March 25, 1928 to Frank & Stella (Krejci) Mica. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia where she continued to volunteer until this past December.She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Seale & husband Mike of Moulton, one son,...
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Randall James Hollaway

October 5, 1935 - December 27, 2015

San Antonio - Randall James Hollaway, 80, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the North Central Baptist Hospital from pulmonary complications following knee-replacement surgery. Randy was born and raised in Waelder , TX and graduated from Waelder High School in 1954 where he excelled in basketball. Randy honed his basketball skills at Texas Lutheran University on full scholarship....
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Carol Ann Null

December 10, 1952 - December 25, 2015

Carol Ann (Steinhauser) Null, 63, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, Texas.Funeral Mass is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas and will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment will follow...
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Helen Capelo

May 25, 1935 - December 17, 2015


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Charles Aloysius Lindemann

March 22, 1934 - October 29, 2015

Charles Aloysius Lindemann age 81 passed away October 29, 2015. Charles was born on March 22, 1934 in Cincinnati Ohio to the late John Aloysius Lindemann and Philomena Ann Westerkamm. Charles was a crew chief with the airline and a member of the Saint Joseph Catholic Church of San Antonio Charles is preceded in death by his wife Helen Lindemann in 2007, one brother- John Lindemann and one grand...
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Billie D. Brown

April 20, 1928 - October 8, 2015

Mrs. Billie D. Brown age 87 of Flatonia, Texas went home to be with the Lord on October 8, 2015. Billie was born on April 20, 1928 in Flatonia, Texas to the late Ed Mueller and Dora Mueller. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband-Jackie Brown in 1985, one brother-Junie (Moot) Mueller and two sisters-Maxine Massie and Cleo Early, two nieces-Josie Massey and Susie Massie.Billie was a...
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Ray Willard Durkin

October 6, 1956 - October 7, 2015

Ray Willard Durkin Jr. age 59 of Flatonia, Texas passed away October 7, 2015. Ray was born on October 6, 1956 in Warren, Ohio. He is preceded by his parents-Ray Willard Durkin Sr. and Janet Livingston Durkin and grand-parents-James and Ada Durkin , Ray and Thelma Livingston. Survivors- wife-Linda Shaw of Flatonia, Texas; one son-Leo Wayne Shaw of Conroe, Texas; one daughter-Nicole Rae Durkin of...
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Dirk Curtis Filla

September 3, 1955 - September 10, 2015

Dirk Curtis Filla was born September 3, 1955 to Margaret and Josef Robert Filla in San Antonio Texas. He married Janet Maeker June 11, 1971 in Gonzales Texas. They made their home in La Grange Texas in 1971. Dirk and Janet married at the early age of 16, their love affair withstood the test of time, celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary this year.Dirk at the age of 16 joined the family...
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Billy Joe Simons

September 23, 1932 - August 25, 2015

Billy Joe Simons A renowned cattle auctioneer, a jokester, and often a man of few words. Billy Joe was born September 23, 1932, in Robinson, Texas, and passed peacefully on August 25, 2015. Even though he tended not to be very talkative, there was a side of him that would come alive and become quite chatty if talking about livestock, particularly cattle or horses or the latest cattle prices. ...
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Anna Mae Lester

September 5, 1935 - August 24, 2015

Anna Mae Allen Lester was born at home September 5, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Jesse Franklin and Martha Inez Busby Allen. On July 27, 1952 she married James Alton Lester. The couple had three children, Betty Lester Corley of Flatonia; the late Barbara Lester Corley of Copperas Cove and James Leeland Lester of Houston. In 1964 the family moved from El Paso after Jim's retirement...
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Juana Ramirez Melchor

May 27, 1929 - August 6, 2015

Juana Ramirez Melchor passed away August 6, 2015 at the age of 86. Juana was born in Waelder Texas on May 27, 1929 to the late Casimiro Ramirez and Martina Arzola Ramirez. Juana was a member of St Patrick Catholic Church and Guadalupanas. Juana is survived by four sons Condelario and Mary Melchor of Seguin Texas, David Melchor of Waelder Texas, Eliseo and Cindi Melchor of Ohio, James and Tonya...
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William Kent PECK

March 31, 1955 - July 21, 2015

William Kent Peck age 60 of Stockdale, Texas passed away July 21, 2015. William was born on March 31, 1955 in Freer, Texas to the late William Staley Hobbs and Harriett Lucille Bingham Lyssy. He was a rancher. William is preceded in death by 1 brother-George Staley Peck, 1 sister-Karena Peck Hurt, grand-parents-Harry and Rena Peck and 1 nephew-John Maynard Hurt III.Survivors:1 half-brother...
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Danella Marie Doehring

September 3, 1952 - June 29, 2015

Danella Dornak Doehring age 62 of Somerville, Texas passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. Danella is survived by her husband George Joe Doehring, two daughters-Tabatha Alvarado and husband Michael, Miranda Vanicek and husband Chris both of Flatonia, Texas, five grandchildren-Starla, Tristan, and Tadan Alvarado of Flatonia, Texas, Adrian Alvarado of Austin, Texas, Blake Vanicek of Lockhart, Texas,...
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Ernest Ramirez

September 2, 1975 - June 25, 2015

Ernest Ramirez Jr., 39, of Houston, Texas passed away Thursday June 25, 2015. Ernest is survived by one son Andrew Michael Ramirez of Houston two daughters Daniella Nichole Ramirez, and Samantha Krystal Ramirez of Houston, father- Ernest C Ramirez Sr. and step-mother Elida of Houston, mother- Dora Velasquez Flores and step-father Manuel of Houston. Ernest is also survived by a sister Diane...
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Paul Lee Danner

August 3, 1948 - June 8, 2015

Paul Lee Danner age 66 of Galena Park Texas passed away June 8, 2015. Mr. Danner was born August 3, 1948 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Arthur Raymond Danner and Viola Warner Danner. He was retired from constructions as a welder and a Vietnam Veteran.Survivors: Wife-Irene Cordes Danner of Galena Park, Texas, two nephews and two nieces.Mr. Danner was preceded in death by one brother...
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Ernestine Hohensee

March 7, 1928 - May 25, 2015

Ernestine "Muggins" Hohensee, 87, of Waelder, Texas passed away on Monday May 25, 2015 at Shiner Nursing & Rehab in Shiner, Texas.Funeral Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home and Richard Resch by family request, and will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia, Texas with Preston DuBose and Billy Sowell officiating. Interment will...
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Francisco Medina

September 18, 1928 - May 16, 2015

Francisco Medina Age 86, Flatonia, Texas passed away May 16, 2015. Mr Medina was born September 18, 1928 in Ballinger, Texas to the late Josepas Medina and Carmen Gonzales Medina. Frank worked and retired from Smith Farms after 35 years of service. Frank was an Army veteran in the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star. He also served as a sheriff for the...
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Patrick Scott Moore

June 11, 1957 - May 9, 2015

Patrick Scott Moore passed away Saturday May 9, 2015 at the age of 57 after a short battle with Cancer. Pat was born June 11, 1957 in Plentywood, Montana to Jarrel Dale Moore and Sally Watson Moore. Pat is survived by two daughters Brittney Burns (Jeremy) of Lawton, OK and Heather Moore of San Antonio, TX and his parents Dale and Sylvia Moore of Waelder, TX. and three brothers and Two sisters,...
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Florencia Dianas

August 8, 1957 - May 1, 2015


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Daniel Robert Freytag

April 27, 1926 - April 24, 2015


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Beatrice Joyce Simkins

March 21, 1934 - April 20, 2015


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Victoria G. Estrada

December 3, 1923 - March 17, 2015

Victoria G. Estrada age 91 of Flatonia, Texas passed away March 17, 2015. Victoria was born in Waelder, Texas on December 3, 1923 to the late Pedro Gutierrez and Aurelia Castro Gutierrez. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by 1 son-Gabriel Estrada and 1 daughter-Mary Lou Estrada, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.Survivors: her husband-Miguel Estrada,7 sons...
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Henrietta A. Mica

May 17, 1925 - March 14, 2015

Henrietta A. Mica age 89 of Flatonia, Texas passed away March 14, 2015. Henrietta was born on May 17, 1925 in Flatonia to the late Frank Vybiral and Agnes Krenek Vybiral. She was a homemaker, member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Catholic Life. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Mica who passed away in 2001.Survivors include her sister Barbara Klozik...
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Bernice Stella Schacherl

March 16, 1926 - March 8, 2015

Bernice Stella Schacherl, 88, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Home in Schulenburg, Texas.Funeral Mass is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas and will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment will follow at...
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Lillian Catherine Hudson

July 12, 1934 - February 6, 2015

Lillian Catherine Hudson, 80, of Muldoon, Texas passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Saint Mark's Medical Center in La Grange, Texas.Funeral Mass is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas and will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30...
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Robert Henry Syler

September 23, 1929 - January 16, 2015

Robert Henry Syler age 85 of Flatonia passed away January 16, 2015 in Flatonia. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Muldoon to the late Clem Syler and Berth Ivy Syler. Robert was a retired Accountant, member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion and a Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.Survivors: his wife Laverne Brunner...
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Lillie Rosie Vanicek

July 19, 1933 - January 12, 2015

Lillie Rosie Vanicek age 81 of Flatonia passed away January 12, 2015. Lillie was born on July 19, 1933 in Praha to the late Henry Hajek and Angeline Havrda Hajek. She is a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. She is preceded in death by her husband-Jerome Vanicek in August of 2000 and 2 brothers and 1 step-grand-daughter-Stacy Michelle WalkerSurvivors: 1 daughter -Judie Lev and...
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Geraldine Ann Jasek

December 25, 1948 - January 2, 2015

Geraldine Ann Jasek passed away January 2, 2015 in Houston, TX. Geri was born Christmas day in 1948 in Hallettsville, TX. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Geri loved visiting the family farm and deer lease, dancing, traveling and sitting on her park bench in her front yard watching the hummingbirds. She enjoyed taking family trips to the...
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Donald Dean Clark

December 26, 1941 - January 1, 2015

Donald Dean Clark was born on December 26, 1941 in Silsbee, Texas to Travis William Clark and Dora Dean Peacock Clark. He spent his childhood in Waelder, Tx. and graduated from Waelder High School in 1960. Donnie then graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1964. While at Southwest Texas he was a member of Alpha Psi Lamda/Kappa Sigma Fraternity and as a result he enjoyed a group of...
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Otto Carl Steinhauser

March 31, 1925 - December 28, 2014

Otto Steinhauser March 31st, 1925 ''' December 28th, 2014Otto Carl Steinhauser passed away on Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at the age of 89, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Flatonia. Otto is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen, and their six children: Michael (Catherine), Chester (Suki), Randy "RJ" (the late Susan), Terri (Tom), Dale (Jamie), and Jeff (Stephanie). He leaves behind...
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Mauricia Estrada

October 21, 1954 - December 27, 2014

Mauricia Estrada, 60, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Flatonia, Texas.Funeral Mass is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas and will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas with Father Edward Winkler officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart...
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Carolina M. Ibarra

March 20, 1927 - December 22, 2014


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David J. Baltzer

June 23, 1940 - December 19, 2014


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Ella Mae Mica

January 22, 1926 - November 27, 2014

Mrs. Ella Mae Mica age 88 of Flatonia passed away November 27, 2014. Ella was born in Engle, Texas on January 22, 1926. Her parents are the late Frank Mica and Louise Krhovjak Mica. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Charter Member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Flatonia.She is survived by 1 daughter- Patricia Prihoda and husband Carl of San Antonio, 2 sons- Harvey...
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Alice Ruth Wottlin

March 10, 1922 - October 25, 2014

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Gladys M. Kurtz

February 12, 1930 - October 20, 2014

Gladys M. Kurtz age 84 of Flatonia passed away October 20, 2014. Gladys was born on February 12, 1930 in Old Moulton to the late Adolph Schacherl Sr. and Annie Muech. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha , Hermann Sons and loved to do seamstress work.Survivors-2 sons-Calvin and wife Jeanette Kurtz , Kermit Kurtz both of Flatonia,2 daughters- Joanette and husband Greg Kadlub...
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J. Guadalupe Macias

February 1, 1961 - October 15, 2014

J. Guadalupe "Charro" Macias age 53 of Waelder passed away October 15, 2014. Charro was born February 1, 1961 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was a contractor and a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Charro is survivored by his wife-Ma Josefina Brena, parents-Florencio Macias and Maria Rodriguez of Mexico, two sons-J. Guadalupe Macias and Miguel Macias both of Waelder, one...
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Maria Socorro Rodriguez

January 5, 1950 - September 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, TX.
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Robert Carroll Johnson

October 23, 1927 - September 2, 2014

Robert Carroll Johnson, Jr., age 86, of Kerrville, TX, passed away September 2, 2014. Robert was born on October 23, 1927 in Ada, Oklahoma to the late Robert C. Johnson, Sr., and Velma Roy Johnson. He was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton, Tx, and a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by his wife Minnie...
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Cooper Johnson

November 15, 1921 - August 11, 2014

Cooper Johnson age 92 of Flatonia passed away August 11, 2014. Cooper was born November 15, 1921 in Old Moulton to the late James Louis and Iola Cooper Johnson. He was a public weigher at the cattle auctions in Flatonia, Columbus, LaGrange, El Campo, Lexington, Hallettsville, Caldwell and Seguin. Cooper was also a member of the Flatonia Masonic Lodge, Flatonia American legion and a WWII Army...
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