obit: Ludvig "Louis" Labay
Last rites were held Monday morning Oct. 4th, for Ludvig (Louis) Labay, 77, a life-long resident of the Nada community. Mr. Labay died in his sleep at his home during Friday night, October 1st.
He was born on July 5, 1888, in Nada, Texas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Labay. He was a successful farmer in the Nada community for many years and was active in the K. J. T. Lodge, Nada, and the activities of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He and Miss Amalie Krenek were united in marriage in the Nada community. She preceded him in death seven years ago.
He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Labay of Garwood, Louis Labay of Houston, and Bernard Labay of El Campo; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Sulak of Ganado and Mrs. Leona Stancik of Houston; also one sister, Mrs. Jim Krejci of Louise, Texas; eighteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rosary was recited in the Triska Chapel in El Campo at 4:00 p.m. last Sunday, October 3rd. Funeral services were held from the Triska Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Mass at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada at 10 a.m. The Rev. Edmund Bily, pastor of St. Mary’s, officiated at the services.
Mr. Labay was laid to final rest in the Nada Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Raymond Labay, Jim Dornak, Jimmie Schoelmann, Fred labay, Edwin Dornak, and Edwin Buxkamper.
Mr. Labay was the brother-in-law of the late Mrs. Fred G. Frnka, who preceded him in death only a week ago. Among those attending the services at Nada were Mr. Frnka and Mrs. Joe Janak, a niece of the deceased.
A faithful Christian, he was one who came to be loved by many throughout his life. His kindnesses and guidance to his family, relatives, and friends shall be remembered forever.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thursday, October 7, 1965
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis