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  • Billy Macek
    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 ... From: Matt To:
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      Are there any family members of Mr. Hanzelka's that belong to the group? If so I would like to ask you some questions!
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      From: Matt
      Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:24 PM
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] Obituary of Edwin Hanzelka

      Obituary of Edwin Hanzelka
      Wharton Journal-Spectator Online
      3 May 2003

      Edwin Hanzelka

      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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