- Funeral services were held Monday for Gus Miksch Jr., 24, who died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, a few minutes after a heart attack. Mr. Miksch was in townMessage 1 of 1 , May 2, 2013View Source
Funeral services were held Monday for Gus Miksch Jr., 24, who died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, a few minutes after a heart attack.
Mr. Miksch was in town enjoying a game of dominoes when he became ill. He was taken home, and then to Youens Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival. He had had a heart attack last April but was recovering and had begun to do some work again.
Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. John Bily leading the mass and Rev. Albert Hubertus preaching the sermon. Burial was in the Dubina Catholic cemetery.
A lifelong resident of this area, Mr. Miksch was a member of the St. Michael's Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was employed as a salesman-driver by Joe Hajovsky of Weimar and Bob Pratka of Schulenburg, beer distributors.
Born July 13, 1910, he was the son of the late Gus and Frances Heger Miksch. He married Miss Mary Zapalac in 1932.
His wife survives, along with one son, David Miksch of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Margie) Coventon of Houston; and two brothers, Fred Miksch of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Robert Miksch of Weimar. Mr. Miksch's father died in May of last year, and his mother died in 1960.
Pallbearers were Ray Jurecka, Emil Gebauer, Emil Christ, Emil Neiser, Edwin Kunz and Joe Hajovsky.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, October 8, 1964
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis