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18121RE: [TexasCzechs] OBIT and note: Louis F. Wick

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  • Sims, Melinda
    Apr 1, 2003

      My niece Kelly is married to Gerardette Haas' son Rodney.    Gerardette and her Mrs. Wick were on a retreat when this happened.  The suspects (the 22 year old man and the 15 year old girl) have perpetrated a horrific crime.  The whole thing is beyond senseless.  I feel so bad for the family.  I can't imagine having to deal with one murder, much less two murders.  I am thoroughly disgusted and outraged.


      Melinda Sims

      Katy , Texas

      Svetlik, Otto, Benes, Peter(s)



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ray J. Bacak [mailto:rjbacak@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:15 AM
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] OBIT and note: Louis F. Wick


      Note to Texas Czechs:  Mr. Wick and his daughter, Darlene Knezek, were murdered in his home in the Sweet Home area south of Hallettsville this past weekend.  Young couple have been arrested in North Texas.   Ray



      Victoria Advocate Online, 4/1/03:


      Louis F. Wick

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      April 1, 2003

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      SWEET HOME - Louis F. Wick, 85, of Sweet Home, died Sunday, March 30, 2003.

      He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Ezzell, to the late Frank S. and Agnes Matula Wick. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a school bus driver for Sweet Home and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a member of the KJT, Catholic Life, Knights of Columbus Council 2433 the Serra Club and of the American Legion Post in Sweet Home. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, American Defense Service Medal and the Europe/Africa/Middle East Campaign Medal with five bronze battle stars.

      Survivors: daughters, Gerardette Haas of Hallettsville, Mariette Matthews of Buda and Katherine Martin of Houston; sons, Terrence Wick of Hallettsville and Lawrence Wick of Victoria; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      Preceded in death by: daughters, Darlene M. Knezek, Denise Marie Wick and Shirleen Bela; parents; sisters, Frances Marie Honish and Emilie Agnes Honish; brother, Anton J. Wick; and great-grandchild, Harley Angel Rose.

      Visitation will begin noon today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.

      A wake service will be 7 p.m. tonight at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home.

      Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating.

      Burial will be at Koerth Catholic Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271.

      Memorials: Queen of Peace Church, Victoria Diocese Retire Priest Fund or Seminarians Burse General Fund.

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