Re: [TexasCzechs] Obituary of Edwin Hanzelka
- Are there any family members of Mr. Hanzelka's that belong to the group? If so I would like to ask you some questions!Thanks,Billy----- Original Message -----From: MattSent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:24 PMSubject: [TexasCzechs] Obituary of Edwin HanzelkaObituary of Edwin Hanzelka
Wharton Journal-Spectator Online
3 May 2003
Mr. Edwin Alois Hanzelka Sr., age 90, of Rosenberg, and a former
longtime resident of Hungerford, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Gulf
Coast Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born on Sept.
29, 1912, in Smithville, the son of the late Joseph Hanzelka and
Emilie Polasek Hanzelka.
Mr. Hanzelka had been a resident of Hungerford for many years until
moving to Rosenberg in 1994. He married Mary Antonio Haas on Oct. 20,
1941, in Weimar, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1986.
Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death. Mr.
Hanzelka was a farmer and worked for J.D. Hudgins, Inc. until his
retirement in 1980. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in
Hungerford. Mr. Hanzelka was also a member of the SPJST and the KJT.
He was an avid Astros fan. He loved to garden, play dominoes and work
word-find puzzle books. He also loved playing his accordion.
Friends may call for visitation after 4 p.m. Sunday at Wharton
Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Wharton
Funeral Home and a funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May
5, 2003, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hungerford with Rev. Henry
Rachunek officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park
Cemetery in Wharton.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Dick
Laxton of Rosenberg and Catherine and Richard Harris of Wharton; son
and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Shirley Hanzelka Jr. of Rosenberg;
sister-in-law, Frances Hanzelka of East Bernard; grandchildren, Kevin
Harris, Diana Prihoda, Dana Ezell, Dawn Meynier, Robert Meynier Jr.,
Amanda Hanzelka and Cristy Hanzelka; 11 great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Harris, Kenny Prihoda, James Ezell, Robert
Meynier Jr., Eric Palacios and Kevin Wolff.
Honorary Pallbearers are all of his great-grandchildren.
If desiring, memorials may be sent to St. John's Catholic Church,
P.O. Box 121, Hungerford, Texas 77448.
Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.
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