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63505obit: Frances Minnie Mazoch Kahanek

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    May 14, 2012
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      Posted: May 8, 2012

      Frances Minnie Mazoch Kahanek, age 87 years, 5 months, 14 days, died at Regency Nursing Center in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 5.

      The funeral was set for Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville, with the Rev. Tim Kosler officiating and interment in the church cemetery. Named to serve as pallbearers were grandsons Nicholas Kahanek and Adam Kahanek, Brian Kalinec and Matthew Kalinec; great-grandson Connor Young; and nephew Charles Schulz.

      Rosary was said on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, led by Rev. Eddie Winkler.

      Born at Swiss Alp on Dec. 21, 1924, she was the daughter of Raymond and Pauline (Thuemler) Mazoch. On Nov. 12, 1940, she married Eugene Daniel Kahanek at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn. After her marriage and World War II, she lived in Rosenberg from 1946-55 and 1961-71, and Ammannsville from 1955-61 and 1971 until moving to Regency. She worked as a waitress at Frank's in Schulenburg, Bill Williams in Richmond and Oakridge in Schulenburg. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Ammannsville and the Catholic Daughters.

      Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Kalinec and husband Bill of Houston; two sons, Leroy Kahanek and wife Mary of Dallas, and Allen Kahanek and wife Kerry of Graham, N.C.; a sister, Helen Walger of Rosenberg; a sister-in-law, Mabel Mazoch of Houston; a brother-in-law, Edgar Schulz of La Grange; six grandchildren; Nicholas and Adam Kahanek, Brian and Matthew Kalinec, Tara Kanady and Erin Kahanek; five great-grandchildren, Connor Young, Caleb Cowen, Gracie Kanady, Hayden Kanady and Ethan Kalinec; and 12 nieces and 10 nephews.

      Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 31 years; a sister, Evelyn Schulz; and a brother, Lawrence Mazoch

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