Funeral services for Mrs. Jos. V. Frnka, 54, a
thirty-six year resident of Columbus whose death occurred at the John Sealy
Hospital in Galveston Saturday morning, were held in Columbus with Rt. Rev.
Monsignor J. J. Szymanski of Weimar officiating.
Mrs. Frnka, nee Noska, was a native of new Ulm,
Austin County. For the past thirty-six years, she had been a resident of
Columbus. One June 18, 1902, she was married to Jos. V. Frnka, who
Additional survivors are two sons, M.N. Frnka of
Austin, Earl Joe Frnka of Baltimore, Md.; six daughters, Mrs. Lillie Georg of
Columbus, Mrs. Evelyn Pridgen of Houston, Ruby and Roxie Frnka (tiwns) of
Houston, Margaret and Mildred Frnka of Columbus; two grandchildren, Lillie
Louise and Dorothy Marie Georg, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Teltow of
At the services, Dr. I. B. Sigler of Sealy read a
beautiful poem entitled, "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother".; Present, also, for
the services were Edward L. Marek of Fayetteville and Judge C. H. Chernosky of
Houston, officers of the Supreme Lodge of the S.P.J.S.T., of which Mrs. Frnka
was a devoted member, having the distinction of serving as the first lady
president of the organization.
Active pallbearers were: Messrs. Lee Dunlavy,
H. H. Girndt, C. P. Hastedt; Homer L. Koliba, William Kuhn, Jack Leyendecker, V.
L. Marek and Chas. Rutta. Honorary pallbearers were all friends of the
The Mercury joins others in extending sympathy to
Weimar Mercury, Friday, July 26, 1940
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