OBIT: Mary Opiela Kortz
MARY KORTZ - HELENANovember 02, 2006 - Posted Victoria Advocate online
HELENA - Mary Kortz, 91, of Helena, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy.
She was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Panna Maria, to the late John and Katherine Urbanczyk Opiela. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Rosary Circle.
Survivors: daughters, Patricia Boerm of Pettus and Joyce Escobedo of Karnes City; sons, Alvin Kortz of Seguin, Jerry Kortz of Helena, and Tom Kortz of Yorktown; 16 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: husband, Joe P. Kortz; son, Ben Kortz; sister, Rosie Opiela Bennet; and brothers, Clem Opiela, Domin Opiela, Felux Opiela, Henry Opiela, and Theodore Opiela.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Panna Maria, the Rev. Wojciech Reisch officiating.
Burial will be at Panna Maria Cemetery. Rhodes Funeral Home, Karnes City, 830-780-3334.
Pallbearers: Chris Albert, Jeffrey Baggett, Allen Kortz, Brian Kortz, Michael Kortz, James Stevens.