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50319RE: [TexasCzechs] obit: Paul Skotnik

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  • G Martisek
    Mar 1, 2010
      This gentleman married into the Woytek family that is related to my husband, Glenn Martisek.
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      From: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rosemary Ermis
      Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 10:14 PM
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] obit: Paul Skotnik


      Funeral services for Paul Skotnik, 85, of Hallettsville, were held Monday, July 31, with burial in the Vsetin Cemetery.  Rev. Henry E. Beseda of Caldwell officiated.
      Mr. Skotnik, father of Mrs. George (Olivia) Muzny of Weimar, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Colonial Nursing Home, of a stroke.  He had been bedridden since April.
      Born December 21, 1886, in Czechoslovakia, he was a son of John and Theresa Stanek Stotnik.  He married Frances Woytek at Hallettsville on Oct. 3, 1912.  A farmer until retiring, he was treasurer of the Hermans Sons Lodge of his area and had been treasurer of the Brethren Church at Vsetin for many years.  His wife died in 1959.
      Surviving in addition to Mrs. Muzny are another daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Miladie) Rother of Hallettsville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren .  Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
      Pallbearers were George Muzny Jr., Howard and Melvin Rother, Larry and Ronald Rother, all grandsons; and Reggie Paul Rother of Houston, a great-grandson.
      The Weimar Mercury, August  3, 1970
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

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