obit: Rita Watz Strnadel
Rita Watz Strnadel of El Campo died July 22, 2013 at the age of 95.
She was born on January 10, 1918 in Jones Creek Community, Wharton County, Texas to the late John and Edna Matzke Watz. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America #1374 and a long time member of the Altar Society.
She is survived by her daughters Diane Busby and husband Terry of El Campo, Linda Merck and husband John Milam, Jr. of Blessing, and Kathy Cooper and husband Rodney of LaWard; son Edward Strnadel, Jr and friend Shirley Karasek of El Campo; 6 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ed Strnadel, Sr., grandson Chad Machart, sister Isabel Johnson, and brothers Floyd & J.V. Watz.
Visitation will be begin 1 pm Wednesday at Triska Funeral Home with a CDA Rosary being recited at 7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be 10 am Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Reverend Michael Rother officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Pallbearers are Jared Strnadel, Keith Strnadel, Thaine Busby, Ryan Howard, Brad Lux, Blake Strnadel, Reid Strnadel, and Robert Ranly. Honorary pallbearers are Blaine Strnadel, Emily Strnadel, Rylie Lux, Regan Lux, Karys Howard, Dru Howard, and Peggy Reckaway.
Donations in memory of Rita Strnadel may be made to St. Philip School Endowment Fund or St. Philip Catholic Church.
Triska Funeral Home