obit: Joseph F. Sekerka
Funeral services for Joseph F. Sekerka, 78, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Saturday, February 9, from Hubbard Funeral Home and Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Dubina, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Mr. Sekerka died Thursday, Feb. 7, shortly after midnight, in Columbus Hospital. He had been in failing health for about six years.
An almost lifelong resident of this area, he was born August 10, 1895 at High Hill and married Bertha Nohavitza at St. Michael’s Church here on Oct. 23, 1916. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Rhode Island in World War I.
His wife survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Betty Jo) Bartosh of Big Spring; one son, Joseph J. Sekerka of Houston; nine grandchildren; a brother, Frank Sekerka of Weimar; a sister, Mrs. Annie Garrington of Fredericksburg; a half-brother, Jim Harbus of Louise; and a half-sister, Miss Mary Harbus of Yoakum.
A son, George, and a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Nobles, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Emil Gebauer, Charlie Hadac, Ray Jurecka; Oswald Heinrich, Bobby Koenig and Ivan Koenig.
Weimar Mercury, February 14, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis