obit: Willie Vornsand - wife Starustka
Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1977
Funeral services for Willie G. Vornsand, 79, of Rt. 2, Hallettsville, were held Friday morning, January 28, from Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Benton Thurmond and Rev. Willie Halata officiated. Mr. Vornsand, a retired farmer, died January 26 in Youens Memorial Hospital here.
Born March 1, 1897, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Vornsand Sr. He married Emilie Starustka on Oct. 21, 1919.
Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. A. F. (Sylvia) Filip of Fort Worth and Mrs. Gene (Virginia) Herzik of Columbus; two sons, Willie J. of Houston and George of Schulenburg, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elvin (Anita) Steinmann of San Antonio, and two brothers, August Vornsand of Hallettsville and Barney Vornsand of Schulenburg. Two brothers, Walter and Henry, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were grandsons Frank Filip and John Filip of Fort Worth, Joe D. Herzik of Baytown, James Vornsand of Houston, Michael Vornsand of San Marcos, and Gary Thomas of San Antonio.
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis