obit: Alma T. Wasicek Shiller
Funeral services for Alma T. Wasicek Schiller, age 93, of East Bernard, TX, are scheduled for 11 AM Monday, June 21, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, 421 Pietzsch Street, East Bernard, TX, with Rev. Don Storey officiating. Burial will follow in the East Bernard Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 - 11:00 AM Monday at the church, preceding the funeral service.
Alma was born May 24, 1917, in East Bernard, TX, to John and Amelia Wasicek. She died Friday, June 18, 2010, in Needville, TX. She graduated from Wallis High School. After marrying William Schiller, they farmed their land together, living on the same property their entire lives. By nature Alma was very independent, and she taught her daughters that same trait. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of East Bernard, Dance Club of East Bernard, and Dance Club of Wallis. Through the years she had been involved with the PTA Booster Club. She loved entertaining her friends and family and was especially known for her kolaches, strudel, and sweet rice. Sewing, gardening, and playing dominoes were also hobbies she enjoyed.
Mrs. Schiller was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, William (Bill) Schiller, known to the grandchildren as "TaTa". She was the last surviving sibling, being preceded in death by siblings Walter Wasicek, Lydia Wasicek, Della Mooneyham, Ella Mielch, Frances Tichacek and Emma Sklar.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Koym and husband, Donnie, of Aransas Pass,TX, and Carolyn Pope and husband, Judge Ron Pope, of Richmond, TX. Grandchildren left to cherish the memory of their "Meme", are Todd Koym and wife, Karen, of San Antonio, TX, Chad Barnes and wife, Jenina, of Houston, TX, Bret Barnes and wife, Sarah, of Missouri City, TX, and Chrisi Barnes of Richmond, TX; great grandchildren, Kendall Koym, Kate Koym, Trent Barnes and Korbin Barnes; and sister-in-law, Louise Rejsek; and numerous other relatives.
Serving as Pallbearers will be her nephews, Larry Tichacek, Victor Tichacek, and Adolph Sklar, Jr. and her grandchildren, Todd Koym, Bret Barnes, Chad Barnes and Chrisi Barnes.
Memorials may be given in her memory to First United Methodist Church, 421 Pietzsch Street, East Bernard, TX 77435 or to the American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098-4607 or online at www.americanredcross.org.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX
Garmany & Carden Funeral Home