obit: Alfons George Faykus
The many friends and relatives of A. G. Faykus of Garwood were greatly saddened upon learning of his sudden death, Saturday, September 6 about one o’clock in the afternoon.
Mr. Faykus was overseeing things on his farm near a camphouse when he became ill and called home but was found dead, sitting in a chair, when his grandson, Wesley Zboril, arrived on the scene.
Mr. Faykus was for many years owner and operator of the Garwood cotton gin. He sold the business in 1950s and has been active in rice farming and ranching since that time. Mr. Faykus was active in all community affairs and was well known throughout this area and state.
Services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada at 9:30 Tuesday in the Praha Cemetery. Revs. Henry Polf (?), Edmund Bily and Father Valenta officiated at the Requiem High Mass. St. Mary’s Church choir assisted in singing the Mass.
Pallbearers were Ronnie, Wesley and Timmie Zboril, Darrell Pavlicek, Hank Faykus and Dennis Olsovsky.
Alfons George Faykus was born in Praha November 30, 1900. He resided in Garwood most of his life. He and Miss Millie Marek were united in marriage in Praha June 22, 1922.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs. William Zboril of Garwood; two sons, Dr. Max Faykus of Victoria and Preston Faykus of El Campo; eight grandchildren, Two brothers and three sisters.
He was a fourth degree officer in the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thurs., Sept. 11, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis