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
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,
Submitted by Rosemary