Obituary of Ottilia Frances Buxkemper Lesikar
Colorado County Citizen Online
13 Jul 2004
Ottilia Frances Lesikar, 74, of Columbus, Texas passed away on July 2, 2004
at her residence after a courageous battle with stomach cancer.
She was a native of Colorado County, born in Pesak Community near Frelsburg
on June 7, 1930 to Emil and Caroline (Gully) Buxkemper and married Frank
Lesikar on November 14, 1950. They have lived in Columbus all of their life.
She is survived by her husband and seven children: daughters and sons-in-law
include Yvonne and Dennis Wagner; Tracy and Kevin Lilie; and Barbara and
James Weishuhn, all of Columbus. Sons and daughters-in-law include Elton and
Carol Lesikar of Houston; Steven and Jeanne Lesikar of Houston; Stanley and
Barbara Lesikar of Schulenburg; and Bruce and Melissa Lesikar of College
She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren: Amy, Theresa and Dana Wagner;
Spence and Shane Lesikar; Matt, Craig and Kara Lilie; Jacob, Ross and Aaron
Weishuhn; Ryan and Rachel Lesikar; Zachary and Joselyn Lesikar; and Brad
Her surviving siblings and spouses are Irene Henneke; Viola and Clarence
Warschak; Sophie and Manly Leyendecker; Isabella and James Wilde; Cora
Wostarek; Leonard and Juanita Buxkemper and Loreda Buxkemper.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Elenora Brokmeyer,
Benjamin and Felix Buxkemper.
She retired from employment with Columbus Community Hospital in 2001. She
was a member of St. Anthony Parish, TNT quilters, Catholic Daughters,
American Legion Auxiliary and German Society. She will be remembered for her
many creative talents which were put to use to benefit our community through
donations of quilts, canned items and baked goods
Parish & Catholic Daughters Prayer Service and Rosary were conducted on July
5, 2004 at 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral services
were conducted on July 6, 2004 at 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in
Columbus with Frs. Tim Kosler and Bill Palmer officiating. Interment
followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg. Pallbearers
were Spence and Shane Lesikar, Matt and Craig Lilie, Ryan Lesikar, and Jacob
Weishuhn. Honorary pallbearers were Ross and Aaron Weishuhn and Zachary
Friends and family may send memorial contributions to St Anthony Catholic
Church Legacy Fund, St. Anthony School Trust Fund, Brazos Valley Hospice or
charity of your choice.
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