- This is the text of the full obit. for my mother as published in the
Hallettsville Tribune-Herald 2/1/2006 on page 10A.
L. Elizabeth H. Svetlik
L. Elizabeth Hoehne Svetlik, 79, of Weimar, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.
She was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Cuero, to O. F. and Lonie McDonald Hoehne.
Mrs. Svetlik lived in Hallettsville until the summer of 1969 when she moved
to Spring Branch in Houston. Recently she resided at Parkview Manor in
On June 8, 1944 she married George T. Svetlik at Sacred Heart Church in
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar.
Survivors include six daughters, Betty Stepanek and husband, Eugene of
Weimar, Virginia Grafe and husband, Bill of Hallettsville, Gayle Hoegemeyer
and husband, Jack of East Bernard, Melinda Sims and husband, Mike of Katy,
Cheryl Partney and husband, Keith of Houston, and Laura Neal and husband,
Gary of Cypress; two sons, George T. Svetlik Jr. and wife, Patsy of
Arlington and Gerald Svetlik and wife, Kim of Katy; 16 grandchildren, Carol
Stepanek, Michele Stepanek, Donna Grafe Tucker and husband, Bud, Kelly Haas
and husband, Rodney, Jason Grafe and wife, Kathy, Charlie Lozano and wife,
Anita, Aaron Svetlik and fiancé, Adrienne Goudreaux, Sabrina Svetlik,
Jennifer Rieger and husband, Scott, Jonathan Hoegemeyer and wife, Dalyn,
Meagan Svetlik, Kathleen Svetlik, Devin Partney, Koen Partney, Maribeth
Sims, and James Hoegemeyer, and 10 great-grandchildren, Jordan Hoegemeyer,
Hayley Hoegemeyer, Kayla Rieger, Lauren Rieger, Hunter Rieger, Shelby Haas,
Bailey Haas, Leena Lozano, Jared Grafe, and Baby Tucker.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, George T. Svetlik, Sr. on May 18,
1999; an infant son, her parents, and a brother, O. F. Hoehne Jr.
Visitation began 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Kubena Funeral Home,
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kubena Funeral Home and at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Sacred Heart Church, Hallettsville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Rev. John
Peters will officiate.
Burial, under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home, will follow at Sacred
Pallbearers will be Jason Grafe, Charlie Lozano, Aaron Svetlik, Scott
Rieger, Jonathan Hoegemeyer, Rodney Haas, O. F. Hoehne III.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sabrina Svetlik, Devin Partney, Koen Partney,
and James Hoegemeyer.
- Doris Vondra MillicanMrs. Doris Vondra Millican age 72 of Huntsville, passed away Friday April6, 2007 in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Millican was born March 7, 1935 in Lovelady and had lived in Huntsville for the past 27 years. Mrs Millican was a member of the American Legion Post #618 in Willis and also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.Survivors include her husband Billy Millican, of Huntsville; children Linda Smith and husband Melvin, of Grapeland, Norma Fuson and husband Gary, of New Waverly, Billy Jeffery Millican,of Georgia, James Rains and wife Ginger, of Huntsville, Calvin Millican and wife Tammy, of Crockett, Melinda Woolley and husband Bubba of Lovelady;Grandchildren Laurie, Melissa, Jason, Julie, Gary, Crystal, Billy, Marcus, Jamie Gail, Joshua, C.J., Danny, Ketrina, Tasha, and Chandra;Great-grandchildren Ashton, Veda, Alex, Keaira, Angel, Kirstyn, Ayden, and Kaylee;Brother Jimmy Vondra and wife Pat of Crystal BeachSisters Mary Ann Vondra Millican and Jean Vondra Davenport of Crockett.Preceded in death by her parents Joe Vondra and Annie Rosenbaum Vondra Steffek; step-father Tom Steffek; brothers Charlie Vondra and Joe Frank Vondra Jr.Funeral services for Mrs Doris Vondra Millican were held Monday April 9,at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel Crockett, Texas with Rev. Terry Gibson officiating. Interment followed in the Center Hill Cemetary.
Troy Krenek TROY KRENEK, 83, of Garwood, Texas passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 30, 2008. Troy and his wife, Betty Humphrey Krenek, moved to Garwood in 1948 where Troy enjoyed a successful 30-year career as Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Garwood High School and later Rice Consolidated. Troy was a devoted family man and was always proudly showing the latest photos. He was active in the Garwood Lions Club serving a term as President and spending many years on the Board of Directors. He retired from teaching in 1983 after proudly teaching three generations of Garwood students. Troy was adamant in teaching youth about agriculture and giving them leadership skills. In 1956, this led to his involvement with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. As a Lifetime Director, he was active with The International Committee, where he was honored with Diplomat status. He was also lifelong member of the Junior Commercial Steer Show Committee where his students excelled for many years and where his advice and counsel were always valued. He was an avid outdoorsman with a great love for hunting. His outdoor passion was guiding and teaching his children, grandchildren, and friends as they hunted the Garwood prairie. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Betty and his brother Bill. Survivors include: daughters Joyce Gouldie and husband Robert, Pam Talamantez and husband David, sons Jerry Krenek and wife Debbie, and William Troy Krenek and wife Mardi. He is also survived by special friend Dora Briscoe. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Troy had a heart for God and as such lived a life of service to his family, his church, his community, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Henneke Funeral Home will host a visitation from 6-8 pm on Thursday, December 4. The funeral services will be Friday, December 5 at 2 pm. at Henneke Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be at the Lehrer Memorial Cemetery Highway 71 (north of Garwood). Rev. Richard Dubroc will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma, Columbus, Texas. Henneke Funeral Home Columbus, TX 979-732-2143Troys parents were Adolph and Lottie Knox Krenek of the Lone Pine Community near Lovelady, Texas
- Thanks, rosemary, for the George W. Petrek, Jr. obit. This is my first cousin, "Sonny", who was the son of Aunt Ella Petrek, a picture of which was posted in an obit a couple of years ago.George