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70099obit: Annie Skloss Wiatrek

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    May 7, 2013

      Annie Skloss Wiatrek, age 92, of Gillett, Texas, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed on to be with her loved ones on April 24, 2013 with her family by her side.


      She was born on July 19, 1920 to Bernard and Pelagia (Felux) Skloss along with her twin sister Magdalen at her childhood home near Kosciusko, Texas, as the youngest of five children. She attended school in Kosciusko and worked the family farm helping her parents. She briefly lived in Stockdale and San Antonio as a housekeeper and childcare worker before marrying the love of her life, Peter Wiatrek. They married on February 20, 1946 and settled in Gillett, Texas, working the family farm and ranch, raising six children and passing on their Polish, Catholic ways. Annie was an active member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, going to dances, raising chickens, and spending time with family and her siblings.


      She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Pelagia Skloss, her husband Peter Wiatrek, her beloved son Peter, Jr., and siblings, Edmund Skloss, Regina Jendrusch, Martini Pruski, and Magdalen Scheffler.


      Survivors include: son, Ernest Wiatrek and wife Liz, of Albemarle, North Carolina; daughters Evelyn Sherrod and husband Don, of San Antonio, Gladys Fuller and husband Bill, of San Antonio, Louise Wiatrek of Gillett, and Lori Cole and husband Robert, of The Woodlands, Texas. She had eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


      Visitation will begin April 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:30 pm in Panna Maria. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am in Panna Maria April 27th followed by interment in the Cestohowa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Don Sherrod, David Zimmerhanzel, Craig Zinsmeyer, Bill Fuller, Robert Cole and Aaron Cole. Funeral arrangements entrusted to and under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home.


      Rhodes Funeral Home