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obit: Frances Cernoch Surman

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Funeral services for Mrs. John Surman, 83, of Praha, native of Dubina, were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, and St. Mary s Catholic
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2011
      Funeral services for Mrs. John Surman, 83, of Praha, native of Dubina, were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Praha, with burial in the church cemetery.
       
      Rev. Marcus Valenta officiated.  In attendance was Rev. V. J. Bily of Ganado.
       
      Mrs. Surman, a sister of Steve, Jim and Matej Cernoch of this area, died at her home Sunday, Jan. 6, after a short illness.
       
      Born at Dubina April 20, 1879, she was the former Miss Frances Cernoch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cernoch.  She was married to Frank Culak in 1894 and he died in 1929.  In 1938 she was married at Moulton to Mr. Surman, and they had made their home at Praha ever since.  She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Praha.
       
      Surviving her are 4 sons, Vladik and Frank Culak, Moulton, Emil and Rudy Culak of Deming, New Mexico; 6 daughters, Mrs. E. V. Krametbauer, Mrs. Frank Brdecko and Mrs. George Katz of Deming, N.M.; Mrs. Douglas Temple of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. M. B. West of Austin and Mrs. Louis Govro of Festus, Mo.; 36 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren; and 4 brothers, Joe Cernoch of Ganado, Steve and Jim Cernoch of Dubina and Matej Cernoch of Weimar.  Two of her children, 3 sisters and 5 brothers preceded her in death.
       
      Pallbearers were Robert, Melvin and Rubin Culak, Joe, Jeff and Albert Cernoch.
       
      Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 10, 1963
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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