obit: Frank John Tilicek
Funeral services for Mr. Frank John Tilicek of Schulenburg were held at 9:30 Monday morning in the Catholic Cemetery in Schulenburg, with the Rev. Goertz officiating.
A heart attack at about 7:30 Saturday evening proved fatal to the 35-year-old restauranteur, whose success story reads like a Horatio Alger novel.
Born November 23, 1905, at Hallettsville, “Frank”, as he was known to hundreds of friends throughout this and other sections, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix T. Tilicek. He married Miss Rozine Pennington at Houston in 1926 and the couple have made their home in Schulenburg since that time.
Beginning with just a small “hamburger shack” in the west part of Schulenburg, “Frank” soon began to expand his business, building one of the most modern restaurants in South Texas. From that point on the business grew until it was known from one end of the Old Spanish Trail to the other. A real booster to any community activity, “Frank” was popular in athletic, social and commercial circles. He was a member of the Lions Club, the National Restaurant Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Tilicek of Schulenburg; his wife and son, Frank, Jr.; and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Yaws of Houston; Mrs. Slex (Alex?) Sengelmann of Schulenburg; and Mrs. Annie Novak of Schulenburg.
The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved survivors.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, August 29, 1941
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis