Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kloesel were called to Engle
early Monday morning by news of the death of Mrs. Kloesel's father, Mr. Rudolf
M. Stavinoha, prominent citizen and business man of the little community of
Engle, whose sudden and unexpected death occurred at Santa Rosa Hospital, San
Antonio, at 8:30 that morning.
From Mr. Kloesel we learned that Mr. Stavinoha,
while handling a big block of ice a few days ago, had the misfortune to let it
slip and the huge piece of ice struck him on one leg, bursting a large blood
vessel. This blood ran through his leg and according to our understanding
was like an overflowing river, a dangerous proposition. His leg was packed
in ice, but it was then that other measures had to be resorted to. He
was hurriedly taken to the San Antonio hospital and everything possible done for
his welfare. For a time, we understand, he seemed better, but suddenly
Monday he took a turn for the worse and passed away very quickly.
The body was brought home for burial and same took
place Tuesday, we understand.
Mr. Stavinoha is survived by his widow, two
daughters, Mrs. John Koudelka of Borden, Mrs. Herman Kloesel of this city, two
sons, Henry of Houston and Erwin of Engle, besides a host of relatives and
Mr. Stavinoha was highly regarded by all who knew
him. He had many friends throughout this section, all of whom deeply
regret his untimely death. All join us in expressions of sincere and
heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury Friday, May 27, 1933
Submitted by Rosemary