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obit: Rev. James Kveton

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Funeral services for Rev. Jas. Kveton, were held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Sealy, at 10 o clock Monday morning, with interment in the Catholic
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2010
      Funeral services for Rev. Jas. Kveton, were held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Sealy, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, with interment in the Catholic cemetery in Rosenberg at 2 o'clock the same afternoon.
      The Most Rev. L. J. Reicher, of Austin, was celebrant of the Requiem Mass.  Father J. Tydlacka, of Rosenberg, was deacon with Father Ben Holub, of Cameron, as sub-deacon.  Father e.A. Holub of Beaumont, was master of ceremonies, assisted by Father Jos. Hamala, of Schulenburg.  The Most Rev. C.E. Byrne, of Galveston, delivered the English sermon and Absolution, and Msgr. J.C. Kunc, of East Bernard preached in the Czech language.
      Rev. Kveton was born in Lhota, Czechoslovakia, on April 7, 1882, where he grew to young manhood and attended school.  he came to the United States and began studies at the theological school in La Porte.  On June 7, 1914 he was ordained to the priesthood in Galveston, and held his first mass in West, June 14, 1914.  He was then made administrator of Wallis, having in his charge, Needville, Hungerford, and East Bernard, as his missions.
      Rev. Kveton was then sent to Frenstat, serving Snook and Somerville and Penelope.  He built a church in Snook, and a church and rectory in Frenstat.  He next became pastor at Caldwell, with Dime Box as his mission. In 1922 he was made pastor of the Rosenberg church, with Beasley, Hungerford, Iowa Colony and Damon in his charge.  He built the church and rectory in Rosenberg and likewise a church was built in Damon under his charge.
      In 1936, Rev. Kveton was made pastor of the Sealy church, serving faithfully until last April, when he became ill.  He was admitted to the Sealy hospital, then transferred to St. Francis hospital in Brenham, and still later to St. Joseph's in Houston.  he died at his home in Sealy, Thursday evening, February 17, 1949, having reached the age of 66 years, 10 months and 10 days.  With him at the time of his passing were Dr. . Gordon, Father Nesvadba and Father Klimicek.
      The body was taken to the Immaculate Conception church, Sealy at five o'clock Saturday afternoon, and holy rosary was recited at 7:30 o'clock Saturday and Sunday evening.
      There were 53 clergy in attendance at the services.
      Brookshire Times, Friday, February 25, 1949
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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