Obit - Victor Kurtz, 1942
Shiner Gazette, 8 Jan 1942 , page 1
Victor Kurtz Passes Away Suddenly
A profound shock was dealt to this community when it was learned that Victor Kurtz had suddenly passed away. Death occurred New Year’s Day, at 9 p. m. at the home of his father-in-law, Louis Kasparek. So shocking was the news that it was almost impossible to believe, for Mr. Kurtz had been in perfect health, and until a short time before his demise was conversing with members of the family. He complained of a pain in his chest and passed away before a doctor could be summoned. He was 33 years, 6 months and 6 days of age.
Born near Shiner, Mr. Kurtz had lived in this community most of his life. He attended St. Ludmila’s School and 11 years ago was married to Miss Janie Kasparek at St. Ann ’s. Since their marriage the couple had resided at Yoakum, one year at Kinkler and recently near Shiner. One son, Marvin, now 10 years old, was born to the union.
It has truly been said that we know not the day nor the hour. Always healthy and full of vitality, it is unbelievable that this fine young man should be gone from this life forever. His wife and small son are desolate and the heart of everyone in the community goes out to them in sympathy. None but those who have so suddenly lost a loved one can truly understand the grief of those left behind.
The funeral was held from the residence of Louis Kasparek Saturday morning at 9 o’clock , thence to the Shiner Catholic church where Requiem High Mass was said by Mons . L. P. Netardus, who also delivered a beautiful sermon. Interment was made in the Shiner Catholic cemetery. Rev. E. Bily officiated at the home and Mons . Netardus and Rev. H. V. Hug of Yoakum held services at the grave. In spite of the bitterly cold weather which prevailed, large numbers of friends and relatives came to pay their last respects to the deceased, and many beautiful floral offerings covered the last resting place.
Pallbearers were Doc Kasparek, Rudolf Kasparek, Alb. Dolezal, Jr., Jim Raindl, Alphonse Kurtz and Klement Kurtz.
Besides his wife and son, Mr. Kurtz is survived by his father, Joe Kurtz; six brothers, John, Joe, Willie, Klement, Eddie and Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Dolezal ( Frances ), Mrs. John Dolezal (Katie), of Shiner and Mrs. John Wiles (Agnes) of Houston.
To the bereaved, the Gazette tenders its most profound sympathy. May God’s comfort and peace be with them.