Our Obituaries


October 21, 1962 - January 21, 2018

Juanita Hernandez was called upon by the lord our savior on January 21, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born October 21, 1962 in Taylor, Texas to Larry and Anita (Flores) Gonzales. She is preceded in death by her late-husband; Frank Hernandez and her parents Anita and Larry Gonzales.Juanita was the eldest of 5 children, she was a passionate art instructor (A.I) and later in life she worked as care...
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Milton E. Spencer, Jr.

June 8, 1950 - January 13, 2018

Milton Edward Spencer, Jr. died unexpectedly on January 13, 2018 at the age of 67 in Schertz, TX. Milton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Scott-Spencer; his children Felecia (Lisa), Kaya, Jefferson, Corisha, Jade, and Jonathon; his grandchildren; his brother, John Spencer; and his niece and nephew.Milton was born June 8, 1950 in Omaha,...
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Gilbert F. Moehnke

April 19, 1940 - January 11, 2018

Gilbert Fritz Moehnke passed away January 11, 2018 in St. David's Hospital in Round Rock. Gilbert was born in Taylor, Texas on April 19, 1940 to Fritz and Erna Moehnke who preceded him in death. Gilbert was baptized and confirmed in West Taylor Immanuel Lutheran Church. He graduated from Taylor High School in 1958. He attended Texas State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962...
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Imojean Cowart

December 16, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Imojean Tidwell Cowart has gone to be with the Lord. She passed from this life January 9, 2018. Imojean was born December 16, 1926 to Alvena and Powell Tidwell in Granger, Texas. She graduated from Granger High School with honors in 1944. She married James Kenneth Cowart, March 3, 1946. After Kenneth's discharge from the army, the couple lived and worked in the Houston area. Imojean worked for...
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Matthew Scott Keaton

May 11, 1988 - January 5, 2018

Matthew Scott Keaton, age 29, passed away Friday January 5, 2018. Matt was an amazing person. He was a loving father who would do anything he could to ensure his daughter had a great life. He just recently married and loved his wife unconditionally. Matt has impacted so many people and was such a loyal friend. He loved to cook and spend time with friends and family. From his undeniable love of...
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Rudolph Kovar

November 29, 1920 - January 2, 2018

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Yvonne Artie Belle Kemnitz

January 15, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Yvonne Kemnitz Age 89, of Thorndale, TX passed away Wednesday December 12, 2017.Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Kemnitz, and her parents, Oscar and Clara Moerbe; her sister, Jeanette Clark; brother in law, Nathan Clark; and brother, Wilburn Moerbe.She is survived by her son, James Kemnitz; her grandchildren, Joseph Kemnitz and wife Audra, Kyle Kemnitz, and Keith Kemnitz and...
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Shirley Louise Jenkins

June 20, 1943 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Lelia Louise Townsley

December 6, 1931 - December 6, 2017

Lelia "Louise" (Yett) Townsley, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on her 86th birthday on Tuesday, December 6, 2017. She was born in Blanco, Texas to Grady Felps Yett and Lucy Olevia (Walsmith) Yett. Louise was the oldest of three children. On October 11, 1947, Louise married the love of her life, James...
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Hilmer Ernest Kelso

March 27, 1934 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Leona H. KINCL

April 14, 1917 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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February 8, 1934 - November 12, 2017

Mary Ann Hengst 83 of Taylor, Texas passed away on November 12, 2017 in Taylor, Texas. Mary Ann was born February 8th, 1934 in Thrall, Texas to Ronald and Alice ( Mahlow ) Bittner; she was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ann and Eldon Hengst married on January of 1956. Mary Ann grew up in a home located between Thrall and Thorndale. She went to school in Thrall and attended college...
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LLoyd A. Binns

March 24, 1948 - November 6, 2017

Lloyd A Binns Jr., 69, of Hutto TX, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, of a long battle with cancer. Lloyd was born on March 24, 1948 and was the oldest of four brothers. Lloyd and his Wife, Marjorie, and Daughter, Aimee, moved to Hutto, Texas in January of 2012 to be closer to their Daughter, Stephanie, Son in Law, Mike, and grandchildren, Naomi and Dylan. Lloyd was best known for his...
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Michael J. Madrid

October 16, 1981 - October 23, 2017

Michael Jacob "Jake" Madrid 36, of Round Rock, TX passed away Monday October 23, 2017 from a long brave journey with cancer. Jacob was born on October 16, 1981 in Georgetown, TX.Jacob's friendships were a bond from the start, a gift of a lifetime. He was highly respected by his peers, friends, teammates, colleagues, family and mostly the children. He became a legend as a young child, Jake was...
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Charles CLARK

June 28, 1954 - October 16, 2017

Clark, Charles (Chuck) June 28, 1954 - October 16, 2017A native of Taylor, Texas. Chuck entered "heaven's pearly gates" when he passed away peacefully, with loved ones at his side.A graduate of Richfield High School in Waco, Texas he earned an Electronic Technologist Certificate from The Institute of Technology in Austin, Texas. He furthered those...
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Erwin A. Kuhl

June 13, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Erwin Alvin Kuhl, age 87, of Taylor passed away peacefully, Sunday October 15, 2017. Erwin was born June 13, 1930 to Henry and Agnes Kuhl. He was the youngest of eleven children. He was a lifelong member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at Wuthrich Hill and grew up in the surrounding area. He married the love of his life, Mildred Hubble Kuhl, on June 4, 1953. Erwin served in the Army but then...
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Robert J. Kruse

April 5, 1933 - October 12, 2017

Robert J. "Bootsie" Kruse, age 84, of Taylor, TX passed away Thursday October 12, 2017. Bootsie was born April 5, 1933 to Frank and Duella Kruse. On December 24, 1958 he married Beatrice Bachmayer.He went to work at an early age building terraces, fencing, working cattle, and moving houses. He traveled all over working odd jobs and in 1964 he started Kruse roofing Company. He retired in 1995 but...
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Alice Rose Zrubek

June 14, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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June 18, 1950 - October 5, 2017

Edward Almazan entered eternal life on October 5, 2017, at the age of 67. Edward, one of five children of Antolin and Carolina Almazan was born in Taylor, Texas on June 18, 1950.After graduating from Taylor High School, Edward enlisted in the US Navy. He loved "The Blues" and Motown Hits, he cherished recording music. There was always a cassette recorder nearby. Edward loved music that could...
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December 17, 1939 - September 21, 2017

Arthur Siptak passed away September 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on December 17, 1939 to Alfred and Garda ( Eichler ) Siptak. Arthur was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Texas.Arthur married Anna Jean Kneip on April 6, 1963 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Warrenton, Texas.Arthur is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kimberly Sue...
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Leatha Svadlenak

December 1, 1921 - September 12, 2017

Leatha Ella Fischer Svadlenak, 95, of Houston, Texas, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born December 1, 1921 in Holland, Texas, to William Fischer and Lena Spiegelhauer. She attended school in Holland, and married Joseph Alvin Svadlenak of Taylor, Texas, February 12, 1938. They made their first home on the Fischer farm, later moving to Robstown, Weslaco, and Houston. Leatha was...
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Richard V. MORRIS

July 1, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Isabella SMITH

August 6, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Isabella Richter D'Aigle Smith was born on 8-6-26 to Fred C. and Vera (Noak) Richter in Wallis, Texas, the seventh of eight siblings. She graduated as valedictorian from Wallis High School in 1943 and then moved to Temple, Texas. While working as a dental assistant and dental hygienist at both Camp Hood and McCloskey General Hospital she met and married Albert A. D'Aigle on 10-12-45. They were...
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Harvey Lee Benad

July 9, 1921 - September 8, 2017

Harvey Lee Benad passed away on September 9< 2017 at home with his son and Daughter at his side. Harvey was born July 9th, 1921 to Cornellia and Hans Benad; he was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose Lee, brother Millard and sister Sweetie Grubbs. He is survived by his son Kendall Benad and wife Bonnie of Monahans, daughter Sandy Altman and husband Phil of Longview; grandchildren...
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Charles Svrcek

September 19, 1927 - August 31, 2017

Charlie Daniel Svrcek passed away peacefully, in his sleep, August 31, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 19, 1927 in Beyersville, Tx. on a cotton farm to Charlie and Matilda Malish Svrcek. Charlie was a World War II veteran. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Lyman K Swenson DD-729, and was very proud of being a Destroyer sailor. After the war, Charlie and his...
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Truman Clyde Adley

September 12, 1940 - August 21, 2017

Truman Clyde Adley was born on Sep. 12, 1940, in Rogers, Texas to John Henry and Ruth (Kelly) Adley. And past away on Monday, Aug. 21,2017 in Bartlett, TexasGraveside Services for Truman C. Adley, 76, of Rockdale, Texas will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bartlett City Cemetery in Bartlett, Texas.Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Karen Barker

February 3, 1968 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Joyce A. Marak

May 5, 1943 - August 1, 2017

Joyce Falk Marak, age 74, of Taylor passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017.Joyce wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin had a beautiful heart filled with love. She was an accomplished seamstress. She sewed for herself, her family and the public. She loved to embroider and later in life starting quilting. Each one of these crafts she did beautifully. When she combined her skill at embroidery with quilting...
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Irene Rosenkranz

October 15, 1926 - July 17, 2017

Irene Rosenkranz, age 90, passed away Monday July 17, 2017 in Taylor, TX. Irene was a kind and loving person. She was a devout Christian and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. Irene was very involved in the community. She was always ready and willing to volunteer her time, and she never tired from her work. In 2007 the Chamber of Commerce recognized her efforts with the Taylor Women...
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Donald Whitaker

February 9, 1934 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Diann E. Bice

October 24, 1950 - July 3, 2017

Diann E. Bice, 66, of Taylor, Texas, was born in Austin, Texas on October 24, 1950 to Joe & Elnora ( Sunbeck ) Davis and passed away July 3, 2017, in Temple, Texas. She was the loving wife of James Bice Sr. for almost 40 years James preceded her in death in 2009 and one son Heath Bice. She is survived by two sons, James Bice Jr. and wife Mildred Kolinek of Taylor, Texas, Troy and wife...
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August 3, 1919 - June 29, 2017

Edna Schiller was born on August 3,1919. She departed June 29,2017 at the age of 97. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a shut-in member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of West Taylor. Parents were Leopold Frederich Wilhelm Wolf and Ida Caroline Augusta Ebeling Wolf. She had two bothers and seven sisters that predeceased her. She attended school at Mager Schoolhouse at...
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Virginia R. Wickman

October 27, 1928 - June 24, 2017

Virginia Raye Wickman, age 88, died peacefully on June 24, 2017 at her home in Taylor, Texas. Virginia was born October 27, 1928 in Gatesville, Texas, the daughter of Samuel A. and Beatrice I. (Gamblin) Powell.After completing high school in Gatesville in 1946, Virginia attended college at Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to raising her three children, she loved to work in the...
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Dorothy A. Skrhak

April 13, 1931 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Guadalupe P. Galban

October 28, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Guadalupe P. Galban, 70 died Wednesday June 6, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1946 to Juan A. and Nicolasa ( Luna ) Hernandez in Taylor, TexasShe is survived by one son; John Anthony Pachicano Jr. and wife Jean two grandsons; Xavier & Jukeith Anderson And a great-grandson Ju' Tori D. Anderson. She is also survived by one sister Esther Hernandez and two brothers Jesse and Bobby...
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Fred Adolph Steger, Jr.

March 14, 1923 - June 6, 2017

Fred A. Steger, Jr. Of MCALLEN,Texas - Fred A. Steger, Jr., (94 years) left his family and friends to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 6. Born of humble beginnings on March 14, 1923, in Pflugerville, TX, he pursued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, culminating with a Master's in Physics. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Fred met and married...
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Deborah Tucker

June 29, 1956 - June 2, 2017

Deborah "Debi" Gayle Tucker, age 60 of Thrall passed away on Friday June 2, 2017.Debi was born and grew up in Houston, TX. She graduated from Furr High School. While in school, Debi sang in the choir, was a cheerleader and learned secretarial skills. Debi married Glynn Tucker in November, 1974. They raised a family and were happily married until her death. She worked as a medical receptionist and...
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Irene G. Turner

October 19, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Irene Gladys Turner, 87 died Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the Boudny Family Farm near Coupland after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on this same farm on October 19, 1929 to A.L. and Mary Monroe Boudny.She was a graduate of Taylor High School, class of 1949. She moved to Austin in 1955 where she worked at E.M. Scarbrough Department store. She married James L. Turner in 1961. From 1966...
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Julia Schmidt

July 18, 1922 - May 26, 2017

Julia Hurta Schmidt, 94, of Hutto, passed away peacefully May 26, 2017. She was born July 18, 1922, to Charles Hurta and Karolina Lesikar on the family farm in Beyersville, Texas. She and Edmund Schmidt were married in 1942 at St. John's Lutheran, Thrall, Texas, where she was later baptized. They were married for 69 years; together they ran Schmidt's Grocery for 40 years. She was a faithful...
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Billie F. Kovar

February 4, 1936 - May 24, 2017

Billie Faye Kovar passed away at the age of 81. She will be buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery on Thorndale Road in Taylor. She was born in EI Dorado, Arkansas and moved with her family to Thrall in 1946. She attended Thrall Schools and married her high school sweetheart, Billy Roy Kovar and remained happily married for 66 years. They had two lovely daughters that they loved dearly. They...
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Margaret Lucio

November 26, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Margaret R. Lucio, age 91, of Taylor, TX passed away Friday May 19, 2017. She was born on November 26, 1925 in Normanna, TX to Eusebio Rodriguez and Guadalupe (Espinoza) Rodriguez. Margaret worked at Plastic Flex in Taylor and at the Howard Johnson in Austin for many years. She also took care of her family, especially in her later years when she would watch her grandchildren.Margaret is survived...
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Arbie O. Cornell

October 16, 1922 - May 15, 2017

Arbie age 94 passed away on May 15 th, 2017 in Elgin, Texas . He was born in Beyersville, Texas on October 16, 1922. He was the son of Albert & Margie (Hall) Cornell. He was a farmer most of his life and served in the U.S. Army He's survived by one daughter, Deborah Cornell Hawkins and one son Steven Howard and wife Pat Cornell, grandchildren, Dave & Jenny Lindemann,...
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Loveard Bryant Lee

July 26, 1938 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Florence Sandor

February 12, 1920 - April 25, 2017

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Adeline Sylvia Vitek

September 10, 1929 - April 22, 2017

Adeline Sylvia (Zach) Vitek passed away April 22, 2017 at the Wesleyan Nursing Facility in Georgetown. She was born September 10, 1929 to the late Frank and Rosa (Simcik) Zach in Agua Dulce, Texas and was baptized in the Robstown Brethren Church. She was confirmed on August 9, 1942 in the Taylor Brethren Church and was a member of the Granger Brethren Church.Adeline was preceded in death by her...
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Vlasta Mekolik

November 18, 1923 - April 19, 2017

Vlasta E. Mekolik, age 93, of Taylor, died April 19, 2017 at SPJST nursing home with family by her side. Vlasta Elizabeth Mekolik was born November 18, 1923 to Jim and Tonie (Marek) Bohac in Granger, Texas. Vlasta was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the K.J.T.She married John Mekolik in Granger, Texas June 24, 1946. Vlasta was a farmer and worked as a cook at Taylor Hospital and SPJST...
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Charles W. Bucanek

October 25, 1933 - April 9, 2017

On April 9, 2017, God called home an angel, Charles passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in West, TX on October 25, 1933 and later moved to Granger. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Charles L. and Angela (Woytek) Bucanek.Charles is survived by his wife, Irene, daughters: Debbie Kubiak husband David, Cheryl Hegar with Lee Perez, sons Charles D....
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Hardy RHYNE, Jr.

April 28, 1927 - April 3, 2017

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Vernell Dvorak

January 6, 1933 - April 1, 2017

Vernell Dvorak, age 84, of Thrall passed away Saturday April 1, 2017 at Temple Hospital after a short illness.Vernell or more affectionately known to us as "Granny" was raised in the Hutto/Round Rock area and attended school in Hutto and graduated from Round Rock High School in 1950. She met the love of her life, James Dvorak, on a blind date. They were married on February 18, 1951 and were...
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Edna Marie Calder

December 4, 1939 - March 25, 2017

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Misty Lea O'Neal

January 11, 1978 - March 25, 2017

On Jan 11, 1978 God sent a little angel with a broken wing to Sylvia ONeal. She imbued love and light upon everyone around her. Soon it became clear that Misty was challenged only physically , but her spirit shined with a brilliant light. She attack life with a zeal that was inspiring to all. No task was to big. Whether it was a physical or mental challenge, she excelled at all she attempted....
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Billie Joy Hoermann

September 20, 1925 - March 24, 2017

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Norma Jean Swensk

January 14, 1933 - March 20, 2017

Norma Jean Ladewig Swensk, 84, of Las Vegas, NV passed peacefully Monday evening, March 20, 2017. A loving Mom and Nanna, she was surrounded by her family as she succumbed to dementia with Lewy Body disease. Norma Jean was born in Taylor, TX, January 14, 1933 to Benton and Viola Ladewig, their only child. She grew up in Taylor, an excellent student, a talented tap dancer, and cornet player in the...
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Earl West

November 12, 1942 - March 18, 2017

Glen West, 74, was born November 12, 1942 in Burnet, TX and left this physical world, March 17, 2017.Glen married Elaine Kerwin West, January 25, 1969 and loved her throughout her life. Glen was blessed to have Patsy Davidson as his companion and best friend for the past ten years.Glen loved coaching football and teaching at Thorndale High School where he was the defensive coordinator for three...
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Josephine A. Zrubek

March 7, 1916 - March 16, 2017

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Eunice Hansen

February 23, 1920 - February 22, 2017

Eunice Holland Hansen Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:42 am Eunice Holland HansenEunice Holland Hansen passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, just one day before her 97th birthday. Eunice was the daughter of Edgar and Annie Holland and born in Roscoe, on Feb. 23, 1920.She lived, grew up and finished high school in Buffalo (Texas).On June 6, 1951, she married Harold Edward Hansen and began...
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Victor Janosec

February 24, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Victor Joe Janosec passed away February 15, 2017, he was born on February 24, 1931 to Josef Janosec and Franciscka Doubrava of Rice's Crossing. Victor was baptized at St Mary's Catholic Church, he attended school at Rice's Crossing and Taylor High School. Victor and his sister Georgie picked cotton at a young age working for the Rice's Crossing Gin. He spent several years in the Air Force and...
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Elsie M. Young

April 20, 1925 - February 11, 2017

Elsie Mikulencak Young, born to John T. and Albina Safarik Mikulencak April 20, 1925 in Wem County Taylor, passed away Feb 11, 2017. She was baptized and confirmed in the Taylor Brethren Church. She was the sixth child of 9. She attended Turkey Creek Elementary and Thrall High school.Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Young; her parents, John and Albina Mikulencak; her sisters...
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Evelyn Mager Rohlack

February 6, 1918 - February 11, 2017

Evelyn Mager Rohlack of Thrall, Texas born on February 6, 1918 passed away February 11, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas.Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband Roy Rohlack, her parents; Adolph and Ida Mager, along with four half-sisters; Clara Heise, Augusta Beyer, Annie Krieg and Lena Goetz and three half-brothers; Herman, August and Gus Mager. Along with a number of nieces and nephews;...
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Kenneth W. Butler

August 17, 1935 - February 8, 2017

(Bill) or Kenneth Wayne Butler lived to the age of 81. He was called home on February 8, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, from complication of heart disease. Bill was Born on August 17, 1935 and lived most of his life 7 miles south of Thorndale, TX. He arrived in this life no more than a football field from where he lived for the last 40 years. He wanted to die there too, but things didn't quite work...
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Eusebio Flores

June 16, 1964 - January 29, 2017

Eusebio Flores, Jr., 52, of Carmel, passed away January 29, 2017.He was born June 14, 1964 in Taylor, Texas, the son of Eusebio and Guadalupe Flores. He moved to the Indianapolis area after graduating from high school in Taylor. He was a well-known house painter in the area. Eusebio loved guns, cars, and his dog, Sampson.Eusebio is survived by his mother, Guadalupe; siblings, Mary Lou Flores and...
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Mary E. Simcik

August 9, 1916 - January 14, 2017

Mary E. Simcik, age 100, of Granger, TX passed away Saturday January 14, 2017.Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George Simcik. She is survived by her sons, Bill Simcik and his wife Gracie and Randy Simcik and his wife Joyce; her 5 grandchildren; her 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.A visitation will be held on Wednesday January 18, from 6pm-8pm at Condra...
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Dan R. Kaspar

January 9, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Dan Raymond Kaspar, Sr. peacefully joined his Lord and savior on January 5, 2017. Dan was born on a farm in Taylor, Texas on January 9, 1930. Dan began his career at Lone Star Gas Company in Taylor, Texas and concluded with his retirement from the University of Texas where he worked in operations and maintenance. He was a member of the Taylor National Guard and lifelong member of St. Mary's...
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Anna Delle NEWSOM

December 15, 1921 - January 2, 2017

Anna Delle Rawdon Newsom passed peacefully with family by her side on January 2, 2017. Though she lived 95 amazing years, it is never easy to say goodbye. Kind, smart, funny, selfless, and good-natured, her quick wit and self-deprecating humor put everyone at ease. Ann saw the best in everyone. Anna Delle was born in Mansfield, Texas on December 15, 1921, the first of five children from the...
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September 2, 1935 - December 14, 2016

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James A. Keen

January 24, 1937 - December 11, 2016

James Alfonsas Keen, 79, returned home to be with his Heavenly Father, on Sunday December 11, 2016.James was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on January 24, 1937. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. James moved to Texas with his family in 1977, where he worked for Owens-Illinois glass manufacturer as an Electro-Mechanic. He was employed with Owens-Illinois for 37...
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William Schooley

May 25, 1924 - December 8, 2016

William "Bill" Schooley, age 92, of Burnet, TX passed away on December 8, 2016. Bill was a WWII Army veteran, he was very active in the Masonic Lodge, and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burnet, TX.He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Schooley; his siblings, Christine Hemphill, Jack Schooley, Leroy Schooley, and Billie Twitty; and his brother-in-law, Shannon "Bubby...
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Kenneth Morris

March 20, 1964 - December 5, 2016

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Charles Ira Smith

March 17, 1922 - December 2, 2016

Charles I. Smith (Charlie) was born March 17, 1922 in Circleville, Texas to Edna Viola Smith (Schubert) and John Ernest Smith, Sr. He passed away in Austin, Texas on December 2, 2016. In 1942 he joined the US Navy, served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific and lastly made San Diego his home port of call. His second career started in 1963 after he retired from the Navy as an electronics...
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Helen Frances Hilton

August 28, 1915 - December 2, 2016

Frances Helen Newman Hilton ("Pus", "Grandma), received her angel wings on December 2,2016 at the age of 101.She was born on August 28th, 1915 in Williamson County to Frank and Lena Newman. She had 4sisters ~ Nora, Nannie, Edna ,and Margie ~ and one brother, Frank, Jr. She was married toShelby Bratton Hilton and they were blessed with two daughters, Helen Janell Hilton Felton...
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Ruth Irene Herber

January 26, 1936 - November 23, 2016

Ruth Irene Wuthrich Herber, at age 80, joined her heavenly father on November 23, 2016. Her passing left her family and friends in sorrow at her departure, but rejoicing that she is free from her pain and suffering, and back in the arms of her loving parents and siblings.Ruth was born on January 26, 1936 to William and Maria Goetz Wuthrich in Taylor, Texas. She grew up in the community of...
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Charles W. Kruse

December 17, 1945 - November 14, 2016

Charles Wayne Kruse passed away November 14, 2016 at the age of 70. Charles was born on December 17, 1945, in Taylor to Charlie and Christine Kruse. He graduated from Hutto High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business Administration from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas all while helping his dad run the family farm around Normans Crossing.Charles met...
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Rosie Maria SMITH

April 26, 1974 - November 8, 2016

Rosa Maria Gil-Smith was born on April 26, 1974 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Daniel and Rosa Maria Gil. Rosie passed away with her loving husband, James by her side on November 8, 2016.Rosie married the love of her life James Smith on July 14, 2014. To many she was known as "Pinky", Rosie loved anything Pink or Hello Kitty, but she loved nothing more than spending time with her family. Rosie never...
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Richard Joseph Kern

June 10, 1985 - October 27, 2016

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Joe Davis Douglas

March 23, 1960 - October 21, 2016

Douglas Jay Benad, 63, of Caldwell, passed away peacefully in his home on August 29, 2016.A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016.Doug was born in Taylor to Millard and Lendy Benad on June 26, 1953. He attended school at St. Mary's Catholic school and Taylor ISD and graduated from Taylor High School in 1971. He...
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Ruby L Tiemann Krieg

December 25, 1918 - October 14, 2016

Ruby Tiemann Krieg, age 97, passed away Friday October 14, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas.Ruby was born in Thorndale to R Herman Moerbe and Sophia Melde Moerbe on ChristmasDay, December 25. 1918. Ruby attended St Paul Lutheran Church where she was baptized and Confirmed. On May 18, 1938, she married Edmund Tiemann. Together they owned and operated Tiemann Garage where she was the bookkeeper until his...
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Doris Ella Louise Kosik

July 2, 1926 - October 11, 2016

July 2, 1926 - October 11, 2016Doris was born in Weir, Texas on July 2, 1926, to Fritz and Clara Muske Merkord. Doris is survived by her son Alfred Kosik and his wife Doris of Round Rock, Texas. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Justin Kosik and wife Nicki of California; Amber Woods and husband Alex of Houston; Mackenzie Clarno and husband Kevin of Tennessee, and Jason Porter and wife...
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Irene E. Remmert

July 5, 1927 - October 9, 2016

Irene Emma Remmert of Taylor passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born to Gus and Emma Scheer in Buckholts, TX. Irene married Roy Remmert in 1947, and they were happily married for 62 years, residing in Taylor.He preceded her in death in 2009.Irene was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post #4476 for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes, country...
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Pearl Pokorny

August 15, 1930 - September 22, 2016

Pearl Evelyn Pokorny, age 86, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the SPJST Nursing Home in Taylor, Texas. We joyfully celebrate her being carried away by Jesus to her Heavenly home. Pearl was born on a farm near Thorndale on August 15, 1930, to Walter & Lydia (Dutschmann) Schernik. She married William Pokorny on February 9, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Thrall. They...
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Delvin Joe Muery

October 8, 1945 - September 18, 2016

Delvin ( Joe ) Muery passed away in Round Rock on Sept. 18, 2016. He was born on Oct 6, 1945 to Arnold & Elizabeth ( Wittenberg ) Muery in Taylor, Texas.Joe is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Muery, Son; Russell Muery, and Brother Talley Muery, sister in laws Joyce Cheatham, Judy Muery and Brother in law Bob Cheatham plus numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was pre-deceased by his parents...
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Lavalle R. Hanson

October 5, 1931 - September 14, 2016

Lavalle Ruth Hanson (Schroeder), age 84, passed away Wednesday September 14, 2016. Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 16 at 3pm at St. Peter's Church in Coupland, TX. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Mary E. Gola

December 8, 1921 - September 6, 2016

Mary E. Gola of Taylor Texas was received into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday September 6, 2016.Mary was born in Taylor Texas on December 8, 1921 to Anton and Millie (Vitek) Urbanek. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and worked at the SPJST Nursing Home until 2006. Mary loved to cook and always made sure that anyone visiting her home would share a meal. ...
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James M. Townsley

December 27, 1927 - September 6, 2016

James "Jim" Monroe Townsley, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas. Born on December 27, 1927 in Austin, Texas to Milas Scott and Hattie Mae (Evans) Townsley. He was the second of six children. On October 11, 1947, Jim married the love of his life, Lelia Louise Yett. ...
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Elizabeth Copple

September 18, 1947 - August 29, 2016

Elizabeth Copple, age 68, of Taylor passed away Sunday August 29, 2016. She is survived by her sons, Michael Tipton and Richard Tipton, and her grandson, Ryan Wayne Tipton. Graveside services will be held on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 10 am at Taylor City Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Clement Skrhak

July 11, 1963 - August 28, 2016

Clement Frank Skrhak Jr, age 53, of Taylor passed away Sunday Aug. 28, 2016. Clem was born July 11, 1963 in Taylor. He was a graduate of Taylor High School and loved playing music. He was especially gifted playing the accordion. He had a kind, gentle nature and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his parents, Clyde and Dorothy Skrhak of Taylor; his brothers,...
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Frankie Allen Martinez

September 20, 1977 - August 10, 2016

Frankie Allen Martinez, age 38, of Pflugerville, TX passed away August 10, 2016.Frankie was simply one-of-a-kind. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to others. He devoted much of his time as a caregiver to his brother. He was a strong believer in Christ and always looked for the good in everyone that crossed his path. Frankie enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially when...
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Betty Sue Holmstrom

February 8, 1932 - August 9, 2016

Sue Holmstrom passed peacefully on August 9, 2016, at the age of 84. She was born on February 8, 1932 in Hutto, Texas, to Emery (Dutch) & Eva Marie Nelson Blackman. She graduated from Hutto High School and married James Carroll Holmstrom of Hutto.Sue was an independent woman of many talents - homemaker, gardener, artist, volunteer, and avid researcher. She was active for many years at...
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Thelma J. PALLA

May 27, 1932 - August 4, 2016

Thelma (Jean) Bryant Palla was born May 27,1932 in Midlothian, Texas to Russell & Lydia ( Trout ) Bryant and passed away peacefully at the SPJST nursing home on August 4, 2016 surrounded by her family. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Jimmie R. Palla, two sons; Ray and Mark, two daughters Loretta Goericke (Carl) and Laurie Forehand (Charles). She is also survived by six...
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Jeanette Sturdivant

November 30, 1946 - July 28, 2016

Jeanette Sturdivant (Woelfel), age 69, of Hutto passed away Thursday July 28, 2016.Jeanette was born November 30, 1946 in Thorndale, Texas to Ruth (Iselt) and Alfred Woelfel. She and her three brothers grew up in Thorndale and lived on a small farm outside of town. Jeanette raised four sons that she had from a previous marriage. In 1981 she married Darrell Sturdivant. The family moved to Hutto...
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Carmen T. Pina

August 30, 1933 - July 27, 2016

Carmen Torrez Pina age 82, of Temple, Texas passed away on July 27, 2016 in Temple surrounded by his loving family. Carmen was born in Beeville, Texas on August 31th, 1933. She is survived by five daughters; Olga Aceves; Angelita Guajardo; Antonia Pina; Hermina and husband George Cabrera and Mary Ann Pina, one son; Mario and wife Giovanna Pina; two sisters and two brothers; 21 grandchildren;...
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Vesta Lee RIEGER

January 4, 1933 - July 15, 2016

Vesta lee (Moses) Rieger, age 83, of Taylor passed away peacefully on Friday July 15, 2016. Vesta was born on January 4, 1933 in Honey Grove, Texas to parents, John and Ollie (Beavers) Moses. She graduated from Windom High school in 1951 and married Erwin Joseph Rieger on Januray 17, 1953 in Taylor. They were blessed with two children a son, Bill, and a daughter, Debbie. Vesta loved her...
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George Gambrell

September 2, 1950 - July 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.
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Mary Ann Strmiska

September 17, 1936 - July 7, 2016

Mary Ann (Stefek) Strmiska peacefully was called to her eternal life in heaven on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence in Taylor, Texas in the company of her loyal Shih-tzu 'Sophie'. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas. Celebration of Mass will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor...
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Frederick Roose

March 21, 1933 - July 1, 2016

Fred Roose, lifelong Taylor resident, went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 1, 2016, while at home in the company of his family. Fred was born on March 21, 1933, to Eric Roose (animmigrant from Sweden) and Gussie (Miihlhause) Roose. Fred was a devout Christian and a life-long member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Taylor. Fred was also a 60-year member of Taylor's Soloman Lodge,...
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Clarence Lee Carson

May 1, 1945 - June 29, 2016

Clarence Lee ( C.L. ) Carson, 71 of Katy, Texas. Passed Away June 29,2016 in Katy, Texas. C.L. was born on May 1,1945 in Austin, Texas to Clarence and Margaret Carson. He attended Taylor High School and Southwest Texas University in San Marcos, Texas. After college C.L. joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Vandenberg AFB in California. After his service to our country C.L. career in...
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Patricia Reed Westmoreland Hays

December 9, 1930 - June 27, 2016

Our beloved mother, Patricia Reed Westmoreland Hays, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in Baytown, Texas. "Pat" was born on December 9, 1930 in EI Dorado, Arkansas. She grew up in Arkansas and Texas, finishing high school in Thrall, Texas. After graduating from high school she went to work for South Western Bell Telephonein Taylor and Austin, Texas.She met John Thomas Hays, Sr. in Austin,...
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Fernando D. Ortiz

November 6, 1980 - June 18, 2016

Fernando Domingo Ortiz, 35, was born on November 6th 1980 and was returned to his heavenly home on June 18th 2016. Fernando was blessed with a large and loving family. He loved fishing and taking trips to the coast. He loved working with his hands and was a talented carpenter. He was funny and enjoyed making others laugh. He was a child at heart and loved being outdoors. From the very beginning,...
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Jesus C. Benavidas

April 15, 1924 - June 17, 2016

Jessie Benavides, age 92, of Taylor passed away Friday June 17, 2016. Jessie was born April 15, 1924 to Maria Jesus and Margarito Benavides.In March 1943 Benavides had the distinction of participating in the military action in the Third Army under General George Smith Patton. Benavides marched with Patton through Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. By the time...
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Lillian J. Labaj

April 26, 1931 - June 17, 2016

Lillian Josephine Labaj (Machu), 85, of Granger, Texas, passed away June 17, 2016. She was born April 26, 1931 in Granger, Texas to Ray J. & Lillian Machu. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Labaj; mother Lillian Machu; father Ray J. Machu; and sister Dorothy Suchomel. She is survived by her son Johnny Labaj and wife Tempie of Granger; daughters Debra Gaswint and husband...
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Willard Lee Click

February 8, 1944 - June 12, 2016

Willard Lee Click, 72, of Taylor, Texas, passed away June 12, 2016, in Temple. He was a loving husband to Sarah Click for fifty-one years. He was an incredible husband, father and grandfather and an avid fisherman.Willard served in duty stations across the world, including the Arctic, Antarctic, Sicily and states across the country while serving on the USS Nimitz, he retired from the Navy after...
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