Obit - Emily Winkler Leck, 1942
Shiner Gazette, 8 Jan 1942 , page 1
Mrs. Dietrich Leck Passes On
The Grim Reaper who surely comes and comes when no one knows the day or the hour, has come into the Leck home and took the dear mother to enter unto her heavenly home where pain and sorrow are not, but joy and gladness reign forevermore.
Mrs. Dietrich Leck, nee Emily Winkler, after being seriously ill since last February, died Sunday, December 28, 1941 , at 8:45 a. m. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was done, but all to no avail. She reached the age of 65 years, 1 month and 7 days.
Mrs. Leck was born in High Hill, Fayette county. She was married to Mr. Leck in 1897, to which union 11 children were born. An infant daughter preceded her to the grave. The family lived in the Dreyer and Shiner communities, and in 1901 bought a farm at Sunset where the deceased lived until her death. She is survived by her husband, 10 children, one stepson, and 19 grandchildren. The children are as follows: Henry of Shiner, Alvin of Stamford, Rudie of Del Rio, Elo of Cuero, Edmund at home, Willie (step-son) of Yorktown , Mrs. Henry (Elsie) Flessner of Cuero, Mrs. Chas. (Louise) Flessner of Cuero, Mrs. Gus (Annie) Rippen of New Braunfels, Mrs. Wilbert (Emma) Jares of New Braunfels, and Mrs. Louis (Della) Gawlik of Cuero; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ullmann of Cheapside and Mrs. John Schroeder of Westhoff also survive.
The deceased lady was laid to rest in the Shiner City Cemetery Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the United Dr. Martin Luther Church at 2 p. m., Rev. R. Schuetze officiating.
Pallbearers were: Chas. Krueger, Chas. Balusek, Paul Zacharias, Rud. Filip, Arthur Hoerig and Joe Baros.
The Gazette extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved.
The following from a distance attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ullmann and son Henry, Mrs. Emil Stoeltje of Cheapside ; Mrs. John Schroeder, Mrs. Albert Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Boethel and son of Westhoff; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Jahn and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Claus, sons and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Aschenbeck, Mrs. Ben Laake, Mrs. Joyce Harris, Miss Dessie Bedget, Cuero; Wiley and Adolph Ullmann, Mrs. Emil Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. John Muenich, Yoakum; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hagemeister, Gus Rippen, New Braunfels; Mrs. Jack Albers, Nebraska; Mrs. Charlei Findeisen, Moulton; Mr. Henizeh, Yorktown.