obit: Joseph Adolph Schlebach - mom Popp
Joseph Adolph Schlebach, age 71, left his earthly home to be reunited with loved ones in Heaven on May 14, 2013.
Joseph was born on April 7, 1942, in the same house where his mother was born, Dodson Prairie, Palo Pinto County, Texas to John Joseph and Clara Rose Popp Schlebach. He grew up in Talty, Kaufman County and later Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Crozier Technical High School in 1960. He served in the US Army from l962 to 1965, and was stationed in Germany. He went to work for AT&T in 1965, retiring in 2000 with 35 years service from SBC. On December 20, 1969, he married Carolyn Trahan. He was a member of Ellis County Genealogical Society, Telephone Pioneers, St. John Golden Crusaders, Crozier Tech Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus Council 1353, and Monsignor James I. Tucek Assembly 2265. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. Joe enjoyed working outside in the yard.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carolyn; his three daughters, Michelle Mahone and her husband Jason, Kimberley Wall, and Caren Lawrence and her husband Timothy; grandchildren, Aime Wall, Hayden, Ryan, and Makenna Mahone, and Joseph William “JW” Lawrence; sisters, Laura and Emil Bolcik, Joann Markham; brother John Paul and Kay Schlebach; in-laws, Jimmie and Bobbie Trahan; sister-in-laws, Sandra Taylor and Janice and husband Gene McAda; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Nicole in 2009; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Amanda Lawrence in 2012.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7 P.M. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ennis, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, with Father John Dick as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Hom, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211
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