Schulenburg Sticker, Thursday, May 1, 2008, page 3
Olga Marguerite Bucek Kurc, after a short illness following a stroke on Jan. 25, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 27 at age 89.
Funeral services were set for Wednesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Bartley Funeral Home of Grand Saline was in charge of arrangements.
Born of Czech heritage on June 20, 1918 to Roy and Otillie Bucek near Schulenburg, she married Victor Emil Kurc in 1939. The couple moved to Dallas, where they were employed initially as a nanny and gardener. After her youngest daughter Barbara started school, she began work in various dress-making factories. She became floor manager of Howard Wolf in Dallas and Jerrells in Edgewood. She resided in Grand Saline since 1977and was actively involved in community activities. Working tirelessly with the hospital auxiliary, TEEA Club, Athena Club, SPJST Lodge, First United Methodist Church and as a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, Mrs. Kurc was a highly respected member of the community. "She gave unselfishly of her time and many talents," her family writes. "Her energy contributed to making those around her happy. She enjoyed life and was undaunted by all of its challenges. Olga's creative work with crafts number in the thousands, all of which were meticulously created to the joy of others."
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her daughter, Barbara; her sister, Edna Grasshoff, two brothers, Felix Bucek and Oscar Bucek; and two nephews, Danward Grasshoff and Mike Bucek.
She is survived by a daughter, Jodie Bawcom of Waco; Three grandsons, Todd Bawcom and wife Beverly of Lorena, Jason Bawcom and wife Katrina of Frisco, and Aaron Bawcom of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-grandsons, Kristopher and Jeffrey Bawcom of Lorena. Surviving siblings are Roy Bucek of Schulenburg, Marguerite Hagens of Schulenburg and Joyce Mardis of Lake Jackson.
Memorials can be made to a favorite charity; First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline;the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, PO Box 6 La Grange, TX 78945; or Autumn Wood Hospice of Grand Saline.
Submitted by Millie Pechacek Welch
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