obit: Willie F. Svetlik
Funeral services for Willie F. Svetlik, 71, of High Hill, were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, High Hill, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Edna McKenna officiated.
Mr. Svetlik died Sept. 1 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston. He also had been in Youens Memorial Hospital here briefly. He had had open heart surgery in January 1973.
Born Sept. 16, 1904 in Lavaca County, he was the son of Joe and Annie (Janota) Svetlik. He married Louise Seidel on Nov. 16, 1937, and they lived in the Breslau community for 14 years before moving to High Hill.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Willie Joe Svetlik of High Hill; four daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Delores) Wick of Houston, Mrs. Lorene Rietz and Mrs. Jimmy (Mae) Wright of San Antonio, and Mrs. Donald (Louise) Kasparek of Weimar; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Joe of Point Comfort, Louis of Schulenburg, Rudy of Hallettsville, Emil of Houston and Eddie of Beeville; and seven sisters, Mrs. Elvie Heinrich of Hallettsville, Mrs. Oscar (Annie) Hollas, and Mrs. Albert (Margaret) Mache of Schulenburg, Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Seidel of Katy, Mrs. Gerald (Lillian) Middleton and Mrs. Edward (Julie) Ripple of Houston, and Mrs. Marie Konvicka of Sugar Land.
Pallbearers were Marvin Svetlik, Kenneth Mache, David Seidel, Donnie Heinrich, Leo Heinrich Jr., and Ervin Heinrich, all nephews.
Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis