Our Obituaries

David L. Maxey

June 22, 1932 - November 20, 2017

David L. "Dave" Maxey, 85, of Victoria passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was born June 22, 1932 in Cuero, TX to David R. and Bonnie Lou Prewett Maxey. Dave proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. After 31 years at DuPont, Dave retired as a production foreman He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was an active...
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Alphalea Lenz

January 20, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Alphalea "Lea" Walkup Lenz, 87 years young, of Victoria, gracefully passed away November 18, 2017. She was born January 20, 1930, in Gower, Missouri, to the late Alpha Joseph and Margie Fallis Walkup.She was a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Missouri and attended St. Joseph Jr. College. In 1950, she moved to Victoria, Texas to live with her sister, Marian, and brother-in-law,...
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Virginia S. Berger

August 1, 1945 - November 18, 2017

Virginia Sue Schroeter Berger was born August 1, 1945 in Tucson, AZ to the late Alton Max and Mary "Goldie" Sandhop Schroeter. She went home to our Lord and Savior on November 18, 2017. Virginia was raised in Del Rio, TX. Upon graduation from Del Rio High School she moved to Victoria to attend college. Soon there after, she met the love of her life, Godfred Berger Jr. They married on July 15,...
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Marilyn E. Logan

September 21, 1937 - November 17, 2017

The angels came for Marilyn Elizabeth Meyer Logan on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was born September 21, 1937, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Gordon E. and Dorothy Doss Meyer. Marilyn graduated in 1954 from W. B. Ray High School and attended Del Mar College and Victoria Junior College. On September 30, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Asa E. Logan. The Logan family moved from Corpus...
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Warren Dean Overly

December 16, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Warren Dean Overly, 83, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence in Victoria, Texas.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna Overly; his son, Chris Overly and wife, Carlene; his daughter, Shera Burlin and husband, Larry; his sister, Joy Dellegatti and nephew Billy of Ohio. He also leaves behind 5 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren; Matthew and Miranda Overly...
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John D. Riesterer

July 20, 1938 - November 14, 2017

Our great warrior has gone to his heavenly home. John D. (J.D. "Big John") Riesterer passed on November 14, 2017 of Parkinson's-Lewy disease. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on July 20, 1938 to Alwin and Veronica Eckert Riesterer. He also lived in Beeville and Cuero, Texas. J.D. graduated from Cuero High School in 1955. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College and University of Texas Medical...
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Dorothy L. KROLL

January 6, 1936 - November 13, 2017

Dorothy L. Kroll, 81, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born January 6, 1936 in Burleson County, Texas to the late Henry and Annie Brinkman Schultz.Survivors include her husband, Charles Kroll, Jr. of Edna; daughter, Tresa Isbell of Danbury; sons, Michael Kroll of Pasadena and Greg Kroll of Mont Belvieu; brother, Fred Schultz of Edna; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren...
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Johnnie Lee Warren

July 17, 1921 - November 13, 2017

Johnnie L. Warren, 100 of Victoria passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born April 16, 1917 in Weatherford, TX to Robert and Janie Peacock Ely. She was a retired beautician.She is survived by her two daughters Alta Lou Richardson and Mary Ellen (Freddy) Waitschies both of Victoria; seven grandchildren, MaDonna (Bill) Stanley, Elaine Witt, Marilyn (Ward) Berwick, Arthur Faulkenberry,...
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Maude E. ALLEN

March 27, 1925 - November 12, 2017

In the gospel of John, chapter 14, Jesus says, "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."On Sunday morning, November 12, 2017, Jesus escorted Maude Evelyn Allen to that dwelling place He had...
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Janet Lee Van Arkel

January 15, 1943 - November 8, 2017

Janet Lee Van Arkel, 74, of Cuero, TX passed away November 8, 2017. Janet was born January 15, 1943 in Jersey Shore, PA to Mary Catherine Letterman Keene and the late Elmer Lee Keene. Janet proudly served in the United States Army as a medic. She was an English Major. In her spare time she loved oil painting, shopping, cooking, baking, playing the organ, singing, bird watching, auctions, playing...
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August W. Blank

May 31, 1930 - November 6, 2017

August William Blank, age 87 of Victoria, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. He was born May 31, 1930 in Hocheim to the late Louis and Freida Boening Blank. August married the love of his life Rosalie Immenhauser on February 5, 1951 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Yoakum.At age 20 he joined the Army to serve his country where he was an Xray technician and a medic in the Korean War. He gave up...
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Clark Duane Tisdale

June 22, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Clark Duane Tisdale, 83, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Victoria, passed away Sunday, November 5th, 2017 from complications of a blood clot to the lung. He was born June 22nd, 1934, in Weslaco, TX to Bill and Ramona Tisdale. Bill was a farmer and Ramona was a homemaker. Duane was the oldest of three children. He had two younger brothers, Dean and Jim, and the family lived down in south Texas for...
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Carrie Mueller

October 28, 1953 - November 5, 2017

Carrie Smith Mueller, 64, of Victoria passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born October 28, 1953 in Port Lavaca to David Bruce and Belle Dunlap Smith. Carrie was a teacher for 18 years for Victoria Independent School District and a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.Carrie was a member of numerous clubs including Sandalphon, Lioness Club, Junior...
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Charles D. Moscatelli

March 1, 1916 - November 5, 2017

Charles David Moscatelli, Sr., 101, of Victoria, died November 5, 2017. He was born March 1, 1916 in Victoria, Texas to the late Daniel and Josephine Magnia Moscatelli.He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had been a member of the South Texas Hereford Association since 1951 and had served as past president and on the board of directors. He was also a...
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Inge L. Gilliland

April 6, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Harvey M. Haas

May 12, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Harvey M. Haas, 89 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born May 12, 1928 in Hallettsville, TX to Joe Haas and Veronika Mikus Haas. Harvey was an accountant, working for many years at Groce Wearden and Lack's Furniture. After retirement he was a longtime volunteer at Citizens Medical Center. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as a member of the...
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Emily J. Olson

October 4, 1927 - October 27, 2017

At 90 years old, she finally retired!Emily Jean Olson was very dedicated to her 27 years as an oil and gas bookkeeper at Klotzman Companies right until the end. Her oil and gas career spanned over 60 years. She passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Jean was born October 4, 1927 in Bishop Texas to James Elliott and Aquilla Chiles and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She recently...
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Ruby Woolsey

August 12, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Evelyn E. Spiegelhauer

February 27, 1921 - October 24, 2017

Evelyn E. Spiegelhauer, 96, passed away October 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Evelyn wasborn February 27, 1921 in Shiner, Texas to the late Edwin and Frieda Koch Othold. Evelyn adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church , WELCA, DaCosta Hermannsons, and VFW Auxiliary.Evelyn spent her early childhood in Shiner and fondly remembered playing...
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Darrell Wayne Gann

December 9, 1967 - October 23, 2017

Darrell Gann was born December 9, 1967 to parents, David and Paula Gann in Port Lavaca, TX. Darrell went to meet the Lord October 23, 2017.Darrell attended school in Port Lavaca and graduated from high school at St. Marcus Baptist Academy. He successfully managed "The Store" in Port Lavaca for the past 15 years. Darrell was an active sports fan and never missed a Cowboy football game, as well...
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Joyce Lee Groll

January 3, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Joyce Lee Groll, 86, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born January 3, 1931 in Falfurrias, Texas.Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William (Bill) Groll; survived by her daughter, Lanette Groll of Victoria; sons, Jim of Atlanta, GA; John Groll and wife, Karen, of Dallas and three grandsons- Evan, Sam and wife Rebecca, Jeff and great granddaughter...
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James M. O'Bannon

November 7, 1923 - October 20, 2017

James Millard O'Bannon, 93, previously of Refugio, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Victoria, TX. He was born on November 7, 1923 in Santo, TX to the late Walter and Leona O'Bannon. He married Wanda Brockschmidt on February 20, 1948 in Houston, Texas and they were married for over 66 years. I know that he is happy to be rejoined with his loving wife and son, Gary in Heaven, where...
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Sherilyn Brady Howze

September 30, 1938 - October 20, 2017

Sherilyn L. Brady Howze, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was born September 30, 1938 in Yoakum to the late LaVert and Helen Miller Brady. She was a graduate of the University of Texas and retired as an administrator for the Austin Independent School District. Sherilyn was an avid artist and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.Survivors include her close friend, Emily Hencerling...
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Bernice L. Boehm

March 12, 1928 - October 19, 2017

Bernice L. Boehm, 89, of Crosby, formerly of Victoria, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was born March 12, 1928 in Gonzales County, Texas to the late Frank Gus and Katie R. Fishbeck Haschke. She was a retired business owner (Montgomery Ward and Glowing Embers Fireplace Store) and a member of the Methodist church.Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn A. Harrison of Crosby;...
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Bobby G. Ross

November 12, 1971 - October 15, 2017

Bobby Gene Ross Jr., 45, of Katy, formerly of Victoria, passed away October 15, 2017. Bobby was born November 12, 1971 to Bobby Gene Sr. and Alice Williams Ross. Bobby was a loving, kind hearted man who adored his children. Bobby's passion was in the rodeo arena, roping. Bobby also had a love for motorcycle's and was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. Bobby is survived by his parents; wife, Christy Myers...
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Paula L. Montes

July 11, 1961 - October 10, 2017

Paula L. Montes, 56 of Vanderbilt passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born July 11, 1961 in Victoria to Paul and Lou Ann Unger. She is survived by her husband, Frank Montes of Vanderbilt; children Krystal (Mike ) Leet of Victoria, Micaela Montes of Vanderbilt, Micah Montes of Edna; Melissa (Mark) Espindola of Victoria, Jonathan (Tamara) Montes of Inez, Liz (Wayne) Weilbacher of...
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Emmie Dollie Akin

May 26, 1932 - October 7, 2017

Emmie Dollie Akin, 85, of Bloomington passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was born May 26, 1932 in Lamesa, TX to Arthur and Melissa Huffman Wright. Emmie was a homemaker and enjoyed the hobbies of sewing, painting, sketching, shopping, cooking and attending garage sales.She is survived by her loving husband, James Edward "Ed" Akin; daughter-in-law, Deanna Koster and son-in-law Martin...
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Joe N. Pratt

July 31, 1929 - October 5, 2017

Joe Nolen Pratt, Sr., 88, of Victoria, Texas passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Joe, a well-known businessman and community leader, will be remembered and missed by many, both here and elsewhere. Joe was born in Amarillo, Texas, on July 31, 1929; graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947; then attended both Tulane University and the...
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Alice Ann Bubenik

February 3, 1940 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Librado L. Perez

October 29, 1941 - September 29, 2017

Librado L. Perez, Jr., 75, of Victoria, passed away surrounded by his family September 29, 2017. Librado was born October 29, 1941 in Alice, TX to the late Librado L. Perez, Sr. and Antonia Luna Perez. Librado worked hard all his life to provide for his family who always came first. He retired from Enron after 30 years of service. He loved to travel with his wife, Gracie and adored his family,...
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Lavern Myers

May 7, 1923 - September 28, 2017

Lavern George Myers, 94 of Victoria, TX, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.Lavern, or Barney as most knew him, was born in Canton, OK, May 7, 1923, the son of Ernest Myers and Clovia Richter Myers.Barney was a light-hearted, easy going , hard-working man who led a full life filled with love for GOD, family, friends, music and travel whenever he got the chance.He retired in 1985 after 37...
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Perry W. Pierce

April 17, 1937 - September 26, 2017

Perry Wayne Pierce passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 26, 2017. Perry was born April 17, 1937 in Snyder, Texas to the late Clois Vernon Pierce and Ellen Goolsby Pierce. Perry married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Ann Pierce on June 25, 1955. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, his son, John David Pierce of Magnolia, Texas, his daughters Debbie Chappell...
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Delores Torres Creager

July 17, 1945 - September 26, 2017

Delores Torres Creager, 72 of Victoria, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 26, 2017. Delores was born July 17, 1945 in Victoria to the late Faustino and Roberta "Ruby" Garcia Torres. Delores loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.Delores is survived by her husband of 56 years, LeeRoy Creager Sr.; son, LeeRoy Creager, Jr. of Victoria; ...
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Margaret Schumann Pittman

August 30, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Margaret Celeste Schumann Pittman of Victoria passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born to Anton Frank Schumann, Sr. and Augusta Raab Schumann on August 30, 1930 at the family home on Red River Street in Victoria. Margaret is survived by her son, Les Pittman and daughter-in-law, Sandy Pittman; three grandchildren and their spouses-Tricia Lee Pittman; Kyle and...
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Bernice P. Vogt

April 15, 1921 - September 20, 2017

Bernice Pauline Vogt, 96, of Victoria, passed away September 20, 2017. Bernice was born April 15, 1921, to the late Herman and Louisa Schaar Dietzel.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Vogt, her son, Herbert B. Vogt, her sister, Delphine Wieland, and her brother, Christian Dietzel. Bernice was a retired rancher and owned and managed Vogt's Electronics for over 50 years. She...
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Betty Lou Marr

February 24, 1930 - September 19, 2017

On February 24, 1930, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Betty Lou Williams Marr, began her journey in this life. Following the examples of her loving parents, Dr. J.D.F. Williams and Carolyn Carter Williams, she would commit to a lifelong ministry of teaching, nurturing, and caring for God's people. While in college at Southwestern University she reconnected with the Love of her life and childhood sweetheart,...
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Leslie W. Janssen

November 3, 1928 - September 18, 2017

Leslie W. Janssen, 88, of Victoria, passed away on September 18, 2017 in Victoria. Leslie was born in Moulton, Texas to Fritz and Clara Janssen on November 3, 1928. He graduated from St. Joseph High School. He married Elizabeth Bianchi on July 30 in Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Victoria College. He worked as a instrumentation and computer technician for Dupont for 34 years. He was a...
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Elizabeth Betty Horn

August 18, 1926 - September 17, 2017

VICTORIA - Elizabeth Betty Horn, 91, of Victoria passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born August 18, 1926 in Rippon, Wisconsin to Charles and Estella Wahoske Gozinske. Betty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.She is survived by her loving son, Andrew J. Horn of Victoria.Services will begin at 9 am Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 402 S. Main,...
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Hazel Brown Settle

January 13, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Hazel Brown Settle, 92, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Hazel was born January 13, 1925 in Donna, Texas to the late George Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Brohman Brown. Hazel was a registered nurse for over 18 years at DeTar Hospital and was the supervisor of the surgical floor. Hazel was very active in many dance clubs, a member of Daughter of the Nile, Past President of...
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Lee E. Morris

September 10, 1965 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546, Victoria, Texas, 77904.
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Allan L. Butler

November 9, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Allan Lee Butler, 89, of Victoria passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born November 9, 1927 in Cuero to the late Amos Lee Butler and Albertina Gohmert Butler Giesick. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired from CPL and was a businessman and rancher. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher,...
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Bobby Leon Higgins

June 24, 1927 - September 13, 2017

Bobby Leon Higgins, 90, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born June 24, 1927 in Eldorado, OK to the late Henry and Marie Wesley Higgins. Bobby was happiest when outdoors working in his yard and garden. He enjoyed woodworking and was known as a fellow who could fix anything. Bobby was outgoing and friendly to all, in fact he never met a stranger. He was devoted to...
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Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey

June 13, 1919 - September 13, 2017

Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey, 98, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born June 13, 1919 in Yoakum to the late Emil Anton and Lillie Richter Quast. Dorothy served her country in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a bookkeeper and administrative assistant for the Cliburn Cattle Company. Upon retiring she volunteered as a Pink Lady for Citizens Medical...
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Carolyn Sternadel

January 23, 1941 - September 12, 2017

Carolyn Sternadel, 76, of Victoria, passed away September 12, 2017. Carolyn was born January 23, 1941 in El Campo, Texas to the late Grady and Edith Rod Ingle. She retired from Marshall Pontiac of Port Lavaca where she worked as office manager. After retiring, she volunteered at the Port Lavaca Food Pantry. She loved camping with family and friends. She made sure that birthdays and holidays were...
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Marlene Godsey

September 3, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Marlene DeButch Godsey, 83, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Marlene was born September 3, 1934 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Irene McMillan. While born in Oklahoma, Marlene grew up in California where she met her husband, Etherige Godsey, Jr. and they were married in 1957.As a career navy wife, Marlene lived in Japan, California, New Mexico and Texas and raised two boys,...
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Jan Marie Hodgson

February 11, 1943 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, Jan M. Hodgson went to her heavenly home. She was born February 11, 1943 in Houston, TX to Jack C. Goodson and Alice V. Carpenter Goodson. She attended Industrial High School and played flute in the Industrial Golden Cobra band. She married Max R. Hodgson in October 1965 and settled in Inez, TX to raise their family. In addition to being a loving mother and wife, she will be...
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Winfred A. Kainer

January 19, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Winfred A. Kainer, 88, of Victoria passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born January 19, 1929 in Schulenburg, TX to Edmund A. and Hilda Hollas Kainer. Winfred was a farmer in the Victoria community for over 40 years and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Strelczyk Kainer of Victoria; daughter Brenda (Jerry W.)...
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Shirley May Joiner

August 2, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Shirley May Joiner, 76 of Victoria passed away on September 8, 2017. She was born August 2, 1941 in Orange, TX to Edward Virgil and Elmira LeDoux Goldsmith.She is survived by her daughter, Cara Barton; four grandchildren, Rachel Broussard, Joshua Joiner , Daniel and Dustin Barton; five great grandchildren; sister Etta (Tom) Lehmann; brother Charles (Martha) Goldsmith; sister-in-laws Margo Joiner...
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Jacqueline D. Kaspar

January 26, 1964 - September 1, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Denice Kaspar, 53, of Lufkin, passed away September 1, 2017. Jackie was born January 26, 1964 in Ganado, Texas to Connie Nell Bowen Kaspar and the late Frank William Kaspar. Jackie was a fun-loving, free-spirited individual. She could instantly light up a room, was quick to laugh, and had a huge heart full of love for her family and friends. She always made time to call for...
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Constance A. Pilgram

May 27, 1927 - September 1, 2017

Constance Ann Pilgram, 90, of Long Mott, passed away on September 1, 2017. Ann was born May 27, 1927 to the late Thomas W. and Gertrude King McCullough in Sharon, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school she moved to Victoria Texas where she lived with her beloved grandparents and enjoyed spending time with her dear cousin Mary "Pood" Wheeler. After working briefly for Red Cross of Victoria...
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Jay F. Wilson

January 26, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Jay Fran "Grumpy" Wilson, 79, of Victoria, passed away August 28, 2017. Fran was born January 26, 1938 in Hollis, Oklahoma to the late Clyde and Evelyn Herrin Wilson. He worked as a medical lab technician for over 50 years at both Hohf Clinic & Hospital in Victoria and Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.Fran is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janette Mazoch Wilson; son, Reese...
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Katherine A. Horecka

July 31, 1929 - August 25, 2017

Katherine A. Horecka, 88, passed away August 25, 2017. Katherine was born July 31, 1929 in Tivoli to the late Herman and Agnes Groth Daniels. Katherine was a strong loving woman who made sure family always came first. She also loved her weekly Margaritas trips with her daughter. Katherine was a member of Our Lady of Victory.Katherine is survived by her daughter, Trish Barber of Victoria; sisters,...
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Ina Jane Pratt

January 3, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Ina Jane Pratt, 73 of Victoria passed away on August 18, 2017. She was born in Alice, TX to Floyd H. and Ina Moreland Ewers. Ina Jane was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her father, Floyd H. Ewers; sons, Dennis Pratt of Dallas, Glenn Pratt of Victoria, Derrick Pratt of Lilita and Shane Pratt of Ganado; brothers, Floyd D. Ewers of South Carolina, Daryl...
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Cresencio Ortega

April 28, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Cresencio "Chris" Ortega, Jr., 73, of Victoria, passed away August 18, 2017. Chris was born in Cuero, Texas to the late Cresencio, Sr. and Aurora Ortega. Chris was a catholic and member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.Chris is survived by sisters; Virginia Falcon (Louis) of Telferner, Evelyn Grimaldo (Humberto) of Port Lavaca, Herlinda Ortega of Port Lavaca; brothers, Rangelio Ortega Sr....
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Shirley N. Hammond

October 15, 1926 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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David R. Snell

April 5, 1976 - August 9, 2017

David Raymond Snell II, of Divide, Colorado, son of Muriel Suzette Snell and David Snell, passed from this life August 9, 2017. David, 41, was born April 5, 1976. He was a great kid and very much loved. He has an exceptional love of music and was a fine father to his children. As an adult he served his country in Iraq as a Radiology Technician in the United States Army. He made many fast friends...
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Marilyn J. Beams

March 28, 1941 - August 6, 2017

Marilyn Jo Beams, 76, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Victoria, Texas. She was born on March 28, 1941 in Cameron, Milam County. She was married on December 1, 1962 to Jesse Beams. They are longtime residents of Victoria. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be deeply missed.Marilyn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jesse Beams; her mother, Jewel Petty...
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David Solan Engel

July 21, 1923 - August 4, 2017

David Solan Engel passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2017, at the age of 94. He was born on June 17, 1923, in Mineola, Texas to the late Pincus Engel and Rebecca Weingarten Engel and was raised in Sherman, Texas. After attending Kemper Military School for two years in Bonneville, Missouri, Engel studied liberal arts at Albion College in Albion, Michigan leaving during his junior year in...
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Daniel T. Boltz

April 10, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Daniel Boltz, 87, of Victoria passed away August 2, 2017. He was born April 10, 1930 in Hallettsville, TX to the late Herman and Alma Buess Boltz.Dan married Mary Earline Brown on June 27, 1950. He was a 48 year employee of the Victoria Advocate. Dan had a great love for nature and enjoyed outdoor recreational activities and was an avid and productive gardener. He was a longtime member of...
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Sylvia Jean Frank

November 28, 1940 - July 31, 2017

Sylvia Jean Frank, 76, of Victoria passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born November 28, 1940 in Topeka, Kansas to the late Mark Robert and Irma Lucille Barger Lumb. She married James Frank on June 4, 1961. She grew up in Brentwood, Missouri and attended Drury College. Sylvia was a devoted wife, mother and Nana who loved her family. She had a wide circle of friends and never met a...
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Walter Willile House

March 22, 1935 - July 30, 2017

Walter Willie House, 82, of Inez, passed away July 30, 2017. Walter was born March 22, 1935 in Hallettsville, TX to the late Watson Ward and Willie Francis Parker House Henry. Walter is survived by his daughter, Bobbie Sue Green (Peter) of Victoria; step-children, Johnny Bush (Cindy) of Inez, Charlie Bush (Sandy) of San Antonio, Helen Angley (Steve) of North Carolina, Mary Lee Barr of Inez, David...
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Victor E. Haynes

July 17, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Victor Emanuel Haynes, Jr. passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the age of 95. He was born in Victoria on July 17, 1922, to the late Mattie Miosga and Victor Emanuel Haynes. Victor graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1940. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean war. Victor continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves and retired as a...
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Travis L. Madden

August 26, 1940 - July 29, 2017

Travis "Skip" Madden, 76, of Victoria passed away Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. Skip was born in Rockport, Texas on August 26, 1940 to Travis Lee and Lorena Eloise Madden. He was a founding member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.He is survived by his son, Keith (Carol) Madden of Inez, and daughter, Missy (Dwayne) Klimitchek of Edna; grandchildren,...
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Emily Josephine Buckert

November 25, 1924 - July 28, 2017

Emily J. Buckert, 92, of Victoria, Texas passed away peacefully on July 28th 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, H. Fred Buckert, sisters, Frances Patton, Mary Ohrt, Bessy Adams, and brother, Pat Smolik. She is survived by her children, Byron Buckert (Debora), Dr. Phylis B. Canion (Steve), Kai Buckert (Janet), and Vivian Boyd (David); seven granddaughters and two great-grandchildren,...
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Haunera Mae Coleman

July 17, 1919 - July 28, 2017

Haunera Mae Coleman, 98, of Victoria passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born July 17, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas to Entos C. and Mae Belle Hocutt Herod. Mrs. Coleman was a bookkeeper for 27 year with the Humble School District. In her spare time Haunera enjoyed and practiced all the hand arts like quilting and cross-stitching and was very accomplished in that field.She is survived by her...
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Frankie Lee Williams

June 7, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Frankie Lee Williams, 88 of Victoria passed away on Friday July 28, 2017. She was born June 7, 1929 in Fannin, TX to Johnnie L. Williams and Ceola Wesley Williams.Survivors include her daughters, Ruby (Larry) Dean of Victoria, Joyce (Isiah) Johnson of Victoria, Mildred (Chester) Polk of New Jersey, Bessie (Fred) Hobbs of Victoria; son, Bess Williams, Jr. of Victoria; twelve grandchildren and...
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Kenneth Dale Marshall

April 4, 1934 - July 26, 2017

Kenneth Dale Marshall went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 while at home on the ranch with family. There is no doubt he and his loved ones who went before him are happily reunited in Heaven. He was born on April 4, 1934 and attended school in Bloomington. He graduated in May of 1952 and continued his education at Texas A&I University, graduating in May of 1956. ...
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Harrison Harrison Wilborn

July 18, 1955 - July 25, 2017

Harrison Wilborn, 62, of Victoria passed away Tuesday July 25, 2017. Harrison was born in Port Lavaca, TX on July 18, 1955 to Robert Earl and June Johnson Wilborn. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail Fudge Wilborn, sons, Brian (Nikki) Wilborn, Brent (Karri) Wilborn and daughter Amy Delagarza. Mother, June Wilborn; sisters, Allyson Marburger,...
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Dorthy Smith Abrams

November 27, 1949 - July 20, 2017

Dorthy (Dee) Smith Abrams of Cypress, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the age of 67 after battling cancer for the past year.Dee was born November 27, 1949 in Straubing, West Germany to the parents of Francis W. and Betty Rose Karmann Smith before relocating to the United States and later settling in Victoria, Texas.She is survived by a daughter, Heather Abrams Raesz of Taylor,...
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John Robert Lassmann

August 24, 1944 - July 19, 2017

John Robert Lassmann Sr., 72, of Inez, passed away July 19, 2017. John was born August 24, 1944 in Dewitt County to the late Carl Oscar and Pearl Adelia Brandt Lassmann. John loved his home, family, spending time outside and his pets.John is survived by his wife, Pauline Lydia Ekstrom Lassmann; sons, John Robert Lassmann Jr. of Victoria, Russell Lee Lassmann (Rachel) of Mission Valley; daughters,...
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Kenneth G. Dietzel

May 18, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Kenneth G. Dietzel, 79, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born May 18, 1938 in Victoria to the late Albert G. and Paula A. Scheel Dietzel. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1958. Kenneth retired from Alcoa in 1998 with 26 years of service. He was a devoted husband of 56 years to his wife, Shirley Woods Dietzel, and a devoted father and grandfather. Kenneth...
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Lurlyn Dunbar Whitley

April 16, 1921 - July 17, 2017

Lurlyn Dunbar Whitley, 96, of Victoria, passed away July 17, 2017. Lurlyn was born April 16, 1921 in Matagorda County to the late Robert Boyd and Nora Catherine Duke Dunbar. Lurlyn worked for Cartwright Oil Company as a bookkeeper for over 40 years. She loved to sew, cook and garden. She is survived by her daughter, Charlyn Sue Roby Sciacca (Johnny) of Victoria; 2 nieces and 3 great-nieces and...
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Amelia K. Sweeney

February 15, 1941 - July 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Millie Sweeney announces her passing on Sunday, July 16th, 2017, at the age of 76 years after a long battle with cancer. She passed in peace during her sleep at Twin Pines Nursing Home.She was born on February 15, 1941, to Adolph and Hermine Kleiber, who preceded her in death. Millie grew up in Victoria, Texas and was a member of the inaugural...
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Carl F. Baumgartner

November 2, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Carl F. "Bunky" Baumgartner Jr. 88, of Victoria, passed away July 8, 2017. He was born November 2, 1928 in Corpus Christi to the late Carl Sr. and Audrey Power Baumgartner. His Great Great Grandfather was James Power. He grew up and went to School at Vidauri and Refugio. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. Horses, being a marksman and photographer were some of...
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Paul Allen Highberg

August 8, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Paul Highberg Sr, 91, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017 surrounded by his family. Paul was born August 8, 1925 in Palacios, TX to the late Nels P. and O'Linda LeCompte Highberg. He was the last surviving sibling of 11 children. Paul was part of the greatest generation, proudly serving in The United States Navy during WWII. He also enjoyed wood working, collecting coins, and spending time...
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Belia T. Trevino

January 3, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Belia T. Trevino, 89, of Victoria, passed away peacefully July 5, 2017. Belia was born January 3, 1928 in Santa Rosa, TX to the late Pedro and Michaela Garza Trevino. Belia was a housewife who loved her family and a member of Holy Trinity Chapel.Belia is survived by her sons, Arturo Trevino (Mary) of Victoria, Artemio Trevino (Irma) of Richmond; daughters, Mary A. Martinez (Ernest) of Humble,...
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Ramona Lee Pickle

August 4, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Ramona Lee (Mitchell) Pickle passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born August 4, 1931 in Dallas to the late Roger Hon and Dorothy Lee (Green) Mitchell. She married Jack Richard Pickle July 10, 1951. Ramona was the Ex-Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the County Secretary of the Republican Party for 25 years. She...
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Robert B. McGuire

August 12, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Robert B. McGuire, Sr. (Bob), 70, passed away July 1, 2017. He was born on August 12, 1946 in West Point, NY to the late Bernard McGuire and Irene Leach McGuire. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carmen; sons Robert B. McGuire, Jr., Corpus Christi, TX; Patrick J. McGuire, Bastrop, TX; grandchildren, Joseph Dee, Mara Rose, Caleb Anthony, Caitlin Amber, Liam Patrick, Ian Michael;...
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Neilene A. Chapman

August 28, 1930 - June 30, 2017

Neilene Chapman, 86, of Victoria passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born August 28, 1930 in Abilene, TX to Loyce Douglas and Dovie Edna Collenbach Anderson. Neilene was a school teacher for VISD and retired after 31 years. She and her husband, Charles Raymon, traveled extensively across the United States, and spent much in Colorado. In her spare time she loved being in her yard...
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JoAnne Bailey

April 7, 1929 - June 29, 2017

JoAnne Bailey, 88, of Victoria passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was born April 7, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to Alvin Lee and Sarah Adams Freeman. JoAnne was a social worker and a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. JoAnne was devoted to her church and her Bible study group. She loved spending time with her family and her fur baby, Brandy.She is survived by her daughter,...
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Esther K. Boyd

September 17, 1927 - June 29, 2017

Esther E. Key Boyd, 89, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Esther was born on September 17, 1927, in Port Lavaca, Texas, to the late R.E. and Myrtle Cope Key. She is survived by her twin sister and best friend, Ethel Matulik, and her children, Steven Boyd and Randy Key Boyd (Ann), of Victoria, TX; Kent Boyd (Phyllis) of Katy, TX; and Diane Richter (Matt) of...
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Larry Pena

January 13, 1975 - June 28, 2017

Larry Pena passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 42. He was born on January 13, 1975 to the late Jose G. Pena Sr. and Mary Gutierrez.Larry was a hard worker who had a passion for living life to the fullest. His laughter was infectious and could fill up any room. He was always the life of the party and never passed up an opportunity to break out his dance moves. Larry was many things...
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Fred Carl Adix

November 27, 1920 - June 24, 2017

Fred Carl Adix, 96, of Victoria, passed away June 24, 2017. Fred was born November 27, 1920 in Rush Center, Kansas to Fritz Carl and Norma Strieber Adix. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church.Fred is survived by his sister, Jean Gohmert of Yorktown; nephews, Larry Gohmert (Nancy) of Yorktown, Mike Nicholson (Lesley) of Houston; great-nephew, Christopher Gohmert (fiancé, Hilary) of...
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Dalton L. Thurk

May 24, 1936 - June 24, 2017

Dalton went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2017, at the age of 81. He was born on May 24, 1936, in Cuero, Texas to R.C. and Corine (Knocke) Thurk. Dalton married the love of his life Lillian Boehm Thurk. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory, a barber for over 56 years before retiring, a U.S. Army and Navy Veteran, a Citizen's Hospital Volunteer, member of the Knights of...
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Anna Bell Knebel

August 29, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Anna Bell Doehring Knebel, 85, passed away on June 23, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1931 in Flatonia, Texas to the late George Anton and Vlasta Kocian Doehring. On February 8, 1958, she married Richard Louis Knebel in Flatonia, Texas. She graduated from Flatonia High School in 1948 and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Houston, Texas as a Registered Nurse...
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Warren Warren Nowlin

August 8, 1968 - June 21, 2017

Delbert Warren Nowlin III, 48, of Vanderbilt passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was born August 8, 1968 in Calhoun County to Pauline Lesak Nowlin and the late Delbert Warren Nowlin Jr. He was involved in farming most of his life. He was married to his best friend, Carrie Lynn Charbula Nowlin, for 25 years. Warren was a great father who was so very proud of his sons, Justin and Coree, aka...
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Clyde W. West

July 1, 1921 - June 16, 2017

Clyde William West went to be with His Heavenly Father on June 16, 2017. He was born July 01, 1921 to John R. and Lillie Maud West in Refugio, Texas. In his teens, Clyde worked as a cattle rancher before he entered the United States Army in 1941. He was an honored member of the Company B 35th Engineers Battalion where he fought in World War II in areas including Northern France, Ardennes,...
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Angel Lee E. Karnei

October 10, 1921 - June 11, 2017

Angel Lee Elizabeth Weise Karnei, 95, of Victoria, went to be with her Lord on June 11, 2017. Angel Lee was born in Goliad, TX, on October 10, 1921 to the late Arthur and Minnie Wolf Weise. Angel Lee was a member of the VFW Auxiliary for 60+ years and the Herman Sons Da Costa Lodge for 60+ yrs., member of First English Lutheran Church for 72 years and also the 50 & Fun dominos group, Good...
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Curtis H. Ross

October 9, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Curtis Howard Ross, of Placedo, Texas, went to be with The Lord and Savior Friday, June 9th, 2017. He was 91 years old. Curtis was born October 9, 1925, in Goliad County, Texas to the late William and Cardelia Ross. He retired from Sun Oil Company and self-employed rancher. He was a member of Webster Chapel United Methodist Church. Curtis met the love of his life Gwendolyn Ross, they were...
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Alden Hubert Knapp

February 24, 1941 - June 7, 2017

Alden H. Knapp (US Army Retired) went to meet his maker on June 7, 2017. He was born February 24, 1941, the sixth child of Louis and Dorothy (Murdock) Knapp. He graduated from Oneonta High School (59') in Oneonta, NY.He enlisted in the US Army Nation Guard in 1959 serving his country for 40 years and retiring as a Sgt First Class.On April 30, 1966 he married the love of his life, Mary Cargill...
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Emmett Cole

March 23, 1930 - June 7, 2017

Emmett Cole Jr., 87, of Victoria went to be with his Lord on June 7, 2017, and join his beloved wife of 68 years, Elsie Ruth Porter Cole, who passed away last summer. He was born March 23, 1930, in Olivia, TX, to the late Wesley Emmett Cole, Sr. and Albin Wynn Cole. After graduating from the University of Houston School of Law in 1953, Emmett became one of the founding members of the Law Firm...
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Carol J. Laughhunn

January 5, 1951 - June 6, 2017

Carol J. Laughhunn, 63, passed away June 6, 2017. Carol was born January 5, 1954 in Victoria to the late Andrew L. Speakerman and Margie Nitschmann Cummings. Carol was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a lifelong writer. Carol wrote and published the Crain school newspaper when she was in junior high. She also had a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, and was on...
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James J. Mullen

December 18, 1935 - June 5, 2017

James J Mullen, 81, of Victoria, passed away June 5, 2017. Heaven is a richer place with Jim's passing. He was a devout Catholic whose faith was a guiding force in his life. He will always be remembered as a loving and supportive husband and father, putting other's needs ahead of his own. He was a kind and compassionate friend to all, always ready to lend an ear by being a mentor to many,...
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Eural Ray Gray

October 14, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Eural Ray Gray passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born October 14, 1932 in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to the late Wesley and Edith Gray and was the youngest of ten children. One sister, Eunice P. Wise, was the eldest child followed by nine brother, Ralph H., Clarence E., Victor C., Earl E. (Pauline), Baskell L., Warren S., William W. Jr., and Glen D. (Lavern) and Eural R. (Mary Ann).Eural served...
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William James McCrary

March 13, 1965 - June 3, 2017

William James McCrary III, age 52, of Victoria, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2017. Bill was born to William McCrary Jr. and Carolyn McCrary on March 13, 1965. He is survived by his parents; wife, Kathy McCrary; daughter, Taylor McCrary; sister, Debbie Wall (Ray Morais Jr); mother-in-law, Alice Davis; brother-in-law, Bobby (Shelley) Davis; brother in-law, Mark Pekar, and a great number of...
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Henry C. Gathright

May 19, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Henry C. Gathright, Jr., 92 of Victoria passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born May 19, 1925 in Jackson County, TX to Henry C. Gathright and Docia Bagley Gathright. Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II proudly serving his country. He owned and operated Gathright Exterminating Service for over 30 years in Pasadena, TX.Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Lillie...
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Ollie Schramek Mendel

September 8, 1925 - June 1, 2017

Ollie Schramek Mendel, 91, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. She was born September 8, 1925 in Moravia, TX to the late Charles and Mary Kellner Schramek. Ollie loved to travel, polka dance, play board games, dominoes and cards. She was a wonderful cook, a talented seamstress, had a green thumb and was a whiz at crossword puzzles and the Cryptoquip. Ollie loved her...
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Deborah Marie Kuchler

April 6, 1954 - May 31, 2017

Deborah "Debbie" M. Kuchler, 63, of Lolita passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She was born April 6, 1954 in Victoria to Jake Henry Hencerling and Anna Marie Miori Hencerling. Debbie was a secretary for Garland Sandhop, CPA in Edna and was a bookkeeper for the Edna Country Club. She was an active member of St. John Bosco Church where she served as CCD Coordinator...
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Janie G. Zeplin

July 27, 1946 - May 30, 2017

Janie Lenette Zeplin, 70, of Victoria passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born July 27, 1946 in Victoria to the late Elden C. Ketler and Faye Fagan Gamblin. Later, through a second marriage she was adopted by Mr. Amye Gamblin. She graduated in 1964 from Austwell-Tivoli High School in Tivoli, Texas. She immediately attended Victoria Junior College majoring in Music, under the instruction...
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Jack E. Haith

March 7, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Jack E. Haith, 87, of Port Lavaca passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1930 in Auburn, Nebraska to Walter Eugene and Opal Chandler Haith. Jack graduated from Auburn High School and after graduation joined the U.S. Air Force and served all over the world. While he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base he met the love of his life, Bernice Schmidt, and they were happily...
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