obit: Edward Hamilton "Ed" Strouhal - mom Janca
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Graveside funeral services for Edward H. "Ed" Strouhal, age 77, of San Antonio are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at the San Geronimo Cemetery in Seguin. A visitation will be held at the cemetery for an hour before the graveside service. A visitation at the Walters Funeral Home, 610 S Commerce, Centerville, Texas 75833, (903) 536-2551 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Rev. Bill Walters will officiate and Ed's oldest daughter will give the eulogy.
Ed Strouhal was born April 18, 1929, in Refugio County, Texas, to Anton and Helen (Janca) Strouhal. He was raised on a small farm near Woodsboro, Texas, and for almost 10 years was an "only child." Then, a younger brother, Oswald A. Strouhal, was born.
Ed worked several jobs as a young man including "rough necking" on oil derricks and gauging oil leases. His work took him and his family all over South Texas including McAllen, Robstown, Woodsboro, Point Comfort and Sinton. In 1969, he moved to Houston and began working for Surveyor's Instrument Co.
On April 3, 1971, he married Maria Guadalupe Zamora, the woman who would be his love and his partner for the rest of his life. Both brought children to this marriage and both loved all of those children as their own. Ed and Lupe Strouhal lived in Houston until 1980 when, for a short time, they moved to Centerville.
Ed was then offered a job in Uvalde in the oilfields. In 1983, he and Lupe moved to San Antonio, where Ed eventually opened his own business, Surveyor's Optical Service.
Edward Strouhal was a Christian and loved his Lord. He was a strong man physically and was very intelligent even though he was not able to attend any college. He was a man of integrity with a strong "work ethic." He was honest to a fault, took responsibility for his actions and expected others to do the same. He was very opinionated but knew how to "get along" and he had a great sense of humor.
When Ed was hospitalized last week, it never crossed his mind that he would not be going home. He lived his life to the fullest and these last few months were some of his happiest. He died Nov. 3, 2006, in a San Antonio Hospital.
His family includes: his wife, "Lupe" Maria Z. Strouhal of San Antonio; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Billy Walters of Centerville; son, Edward A. Strouhal of Seguin; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Haas of Madisonville; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Paul Perez of Deer Park; son and daughter-in-law, Frank H. and Diana Hunt of Burkburnett; brother and sister-in-law, Oswald A. and Deanna Strouhal of West Columbia; 10 grandchildren, Aryn Walters Gifford and her husband, Jimmy, of Centerville, Allyn Walters of Dallas, John Lee Walters and his fiancee, Brandy Hickman, of Centerville, Logan Strouhal of San Antonio, Angela Haas of Madisonville, Erica Ramirez of Pasadena, Steven Amor and David Amor, both of Deer Park, Brittany Hunt and Tyler Hunt, both of Burkburnett; two great grandsons, Riley Allen Gifford and Breck Thomas Gifford, both of Centerville; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Edward was preceded in death by both of his parents, by his twin grandsons, Tyrone Anton Strouhal and Tyrel Edward Strouhal and by a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Strouhal.
Ed was very, very fond of his dogs (Prissy, P.D. and Tucker). His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made, in his memory, to: 1) Central Texas Dachshund Rescue, 7301 RR 620 N., Ste. 155 #136, Austin, Texas 78726 or 2) Animal Defense League, 1130 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, Texas 78217 or 3) Animal Friends Humane Society, 23445 Highway 281 North, San Antonio, Texas 78258.
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713, N. Austin, Seguin, Texas, 78155, (830) 379-2313.
Published November 7, 2006