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  • Rosemary Ermis
    KERRVILLE -- Mr. Henry A. Matula, age 81, died early Sunday morning, July 12, 1998, in Kerrville. He was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Schulenburg, Texas, the son of
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      KERRVILLE -- Mr. Henry A. Matula, age 81, died early Sunday morning, July 12, 1998, in Kerrville.
       
      He was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Schulenburg, Texas, the son of Ludwig and Louise Matula.
       
      He served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the medical corp of the United States Army.
       
      Henry was a long-time resident of Kerr County, having moved to Kerrville with his wife, Myra, in 1946.
       
      Henry was a member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He had been a long-time employee of the Kerrville VA Hospital and had various other jobs including owning and operating his own craft shop, Pioneer Handcrafts, in Kerrville.  He loved music and was an avid dancer in his later years.
       
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra, and a sister, Mary.
       
      Survivors include two sons and their wives, David L. and Kendra Matula of Richmond, Va., and Henry T. and L_na Matula of Fredericksburg; a sister, Mrs. Cecilia King and husband, Melvin, and a brother, Theo L. Matula and wife, Glenn, all of San Antonio; grandchildren, Seth and Tisha Matula of Charlottesville, Va., Jay Matula of Chesapeake, Va., and Brynne and Bethany Matula of Fredericksburg.  He leaves behind several nieces and nephews and a long-time friend and companion, Fay Medford.
       
      Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Notre Dame Catholic Church with Father Tony Vilano as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  A rosary vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in the Chapel of Kerrville Funeral Home.  Those who desire to make memorial contributions may do so to the American Cancer Society.
       
      Kerrville Daily Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1998
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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