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Reverend Francisco Rodriguez, 68, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 17, 2019 in El Campo. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lirio de Los Valles Church where he was pastor. Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

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Kirby Charles Martin III, age 69, passed away Sept. 18, 2019.

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Margaret Alice (Birtchet) Walton, 76, of Bellville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Bryan.

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Joe Lee Means left this earth on Sept. 10, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born Feb. 7, 1943 to Hazel (Garner) and John Andrew Means of Round Mott, Texas. He graduated from El Campo High School. He met and later married the late Iris Angie Shoemake on June 11, 1966. Joe Lee worked various jobs…

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Leola Brigham Evans, 93, of El Campo, born to John and Lillian Glenn Brigham Feb. 22, 1926 passed away Sept. 14, 2019. Visitation will be 3 - 5 p.m. Friday, Sept 20 at Matthews Funeral Home Home in Wharton. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at New Faith Church Wharton. Buria…

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Frank Paul Sablatura, 88, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 12, 2019. He was born Oct. 27, 1930 in Ganado to Paul and Angelina Vesely Sablatura. Frank was the owner of a lumber yard in Louise, starting at the age of 17 years old until he was drafted into military service. He served in the U.S. …

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John Bryan Ritz, age 93, passed away Sept. 11, 2019. He was born June 17, 1926 in Hermleigh to John and Emma Kubena Ritz, and raised in Yoakum with his three brothers.

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Flora Estella Garcia Nedbalek, 58, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 14, 2019. She was born Sept. 24, 1960 in Brownfield to Domingo Garcia Sr. and Aurora Castillo Garcia. She was a hairstylist for over 30 years.

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Margaret Alice (Birtchet) Walton, 76, of Bellville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Bryan.

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Frank Paul Sablatura, 88, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 12, 2019. He was born Oct. 27, 1930 in Ganado to Paul and Angelina Vesely Sablatura. Frank served in the U.S. Army Military Police. He was a carpenter and locksmith for Texas Gulf Sulfur and retired in 1985 at the age of 55. Frank was …

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Margaret Josephine Lundquist Montello, 96, of Madisonville, passed away Sept. 12, 2019. She was born on June 2, 1923 in Garwood to David and Hulda Olson Lundquist. Margaret was a Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps and served in WWII as a nurse.

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Wilbur Darrell Chambers, 76, of El Campo, passed away Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019. Wilbur was born in Dickenson to Wilber Ray and Alma Marie Chambers. He worked for many years for Marathon Oil Company and loved high school football, The Dallas Cowboys, golf and fishing in Matagorda Bay. Wilbur …

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Iris Thelma Patterson Danklefs, 97, of Garwood, passed away Sept. 11, 2019. She was born on Sept. 20, 1921 in Odds to Carson and Jewel Coleman Patterson. Iris graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. Her first teaching job was at Crescent School near El Campo. Later she was an …

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Ronald Gene Bagwell Jr., 51, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 8, 2019. He was born Aug. 9, 1968 in Weslaco. He served as a merchant marine.

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Martina (Marty) Ballejo Garcia, 60, of Wharton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in a Houston hospital following a brief illness.

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Albertha Jones, 82, of Wharton born April 6, 1937 passed away Sept 6, 2019. Visitation will be Friday Sept 13, 2019 from 1 - 8 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home in Wharton. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday Sept 14 at New Faith Church Wharton, with burial following at Refugio Community Cemetery.

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Leroy Joseph Mican, 87, of Wharton, Texas died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at a Houston hospital.

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Donald “Don” Ray Hubenak, 73, of Alvin, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1945, in El Campo, to Anton K. and Cecilia Rod Hubenak. On March 19, 1966, he married his sweetheart, Theresa F. Fu…

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Paul John (P.J.) Herrmann Jr. was born Sept. 16, 1932. He passed away peacefully at home Aug. 30, 2019.

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Felipa Perez, 84, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 27, 2019. She was born Sept. 1, 1934 in Sunny Land to Jose Maria Solis Perez and Proferia Martinez Perez.

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Raymond “Ray” John Kacal, 91, of Bay City, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. He was born in El Campo on Sept. 25, 1927 to Joseph and Mary Sliva Kacal.

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Aaron Lee Anderson Sr., 66, of Rosenberg born Oct. 23, 1952 to Claudis and Nannie Lee Webb Anderson Sr. in El Campo gracefully departed this life on Aug. 25, 2019. A visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 30 at Matthews Funeral Home from 1 - 8 p.m. Celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. S…

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Darrell Edward Naiser, 51, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 20, 2019. He was born Jan. 4 in 1968 in El Campo.

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Andrew “Andy” Edison Leslie died Aug. 17, 2019 at the age of 74 in Galveston. He was born in Detroit, Mich. and grew up in El Campo. He was the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Bob Leslie.

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Madeline Irene Priesmeyer, 95, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 15, 2019. She was born in San Antonio Sept. 24, 1923 to Harry and Mary Lou Wright Tobias.

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Jimmie John Hubenak of Louise passed away Aug. 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Bauknight brought Jimmie into this world on May 15, 1933 in Ganado. His parents were the late Ludwig and Amalie Kazmir Hubenak. Jimmie was a member of Ironworkers Local Union No. 66 in San Antonio. I…

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Col. Karl B. McLeod, Texas State Guard (retired], 85, of Iago died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at the SPJST Nursing Home in Hillje.

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Carolyn Lyons Brown, 66, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 8, 2019. She was born in El Campo Dec. 27, 1952 to Walter and Lorena Socha Lyons. Carolyn was a security guard at Nanya Plastics in Wharton.

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Lydia Elana Ortiz Maza, 43, of El Campo passed away on Aug. 8, 2019.

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Robert Lee Wishert, 58, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 7, 2019. He was born Nov. 27, 1960 to Leon and Janette Popp Wishert. Robert was a retired truck driver. He was a talented painter and loved to be outdoors.

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Lydia Elana Maza, 43, of El Campo passed away on Aug. 8, 2019. Services are pending at Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Betty Jean Nielsen, age 82, of El Campo passed away Aug. 7, 2019 in El Campo. She was born Dec. 16, 1936 in Palacios to Hans Richard and Justine Whitley Nielsen.

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Madelyn Jeanette Staff Novosad died Aug. 5, 2019, at the age of 94. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Garwood to Frank Paul and Mary Wesselski Staff.

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Mary T. Garcia, 91, of El Campo, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She was born Feb. 9, 1928 in Danevang to Juan and Antonia Garcia Tijerina.

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Renee Elizabeth Ripple, 62, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She was born on Oct. 15, 1956 to Fred and Bessie Ripple. The fourth of five children, she was raised in El Campo. Renee courageously battled epilepsy and associated psychological issues while still living a happy life in Houston volunteer…

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John Elliot Toellner, 92, entered into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 2, 2019.

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Harold “Buddy” Williams, 72, of El Campo born July 16, 1947 to Houston and Delcenia Montgomery Williams passed on July 31, 2019.

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Philip Clay Houston Jr. was born to Philip Clay Sr. and Marie Hart Houston on Jan. 8, 1937, in Frisco, Okla. Phil passed away July 30, 2019.

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Jose Luis Avendano, 78, of El Campo passed away July 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 9, 1940 in Mexico to Jose Nicholas Avendano and Maria Avendano. He worked for Faltisek for 35 years until his retirement.

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Robert Lee Robinson of El Campo passed away June 27, 2019. He was born to Evelyn and Lee Robinson of Louise on March 21, 1938. He was 81 years old.

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Robert Lee Robinson of El Campo passed away June 27, 2019. He was born to Evelyn and Lee Robinson of Louise on March 21, 1938. He was 81 years old.

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Lawrence Elmer Berglund Sr., 90, of El Campo, passed away July 28, 2019. He was born June 27, 1929 in El Campo to Elmer Carl and Irene Peterson Berglund. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Enron. He was Boy Scoutmaster for Troop 833.

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Louis V. Cranek Jr., 94, passed away in Columbus, Texas on July 23, 2019. He was born to Louis V. Cranek Sr. and Julia (Minarcik) Cranek on April 10, 1925 at their farm house in Vox Populi, Texas. He was one of five that grew up in a home of dry land farmers. Louis began his rice farming car…

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Marie Filip Hlozek, 94, of El Campo, passed away July 23, 2019. She was born June 9, 1925 in Ptenin, Czechoslovakia to Jaroslov and Katerina Drazkova Filip. Marie was a war bride and became a U.S. citizen on Aug. 7, 1964. She married Charlie Hlozek on July 22, 1947 in Midfield. She was a coo…

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Marie Filip Hlozek, 94, of El Campo, passed away July 23, 2019. She was born June 9, 1925 in Ptenin, Czechoslovakia to Jaroslov and Katerina Drazkova Filip. Marie was a war bride and became a U.S. citizen on Aug. 7, 1964. She married Charlie Hlozek on July 22, 1947 in Midfield. She was a coo…

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Sana Sue Simmons, age 68, of El Campo passed away June 11, 2019 in Victoria. She was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Canton, Ill. to Lawrence and Victoria Shaw Kennedy.

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Jeanette Richter Matzke was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Taiton, Wharton County, Texas to Hattie (Naiser) and Alden John Richter Sr. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Lake Jackson with family and friends by her side.

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Andrew George Rod, 91, passed away July 7, 2019. He was born Feb. 23, 1928, to Joseph John and Anna Rod. The third of six children, he was raised on his family farm in Pierce. Andrew attended Pierce School and graduated from El Campo High School. He attended the University of Texas and durin…

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Rosie Bilicek Merta, 97, of El Campo, passed away July 5, 2019. She was born Sept. 24, 1921 in Hungerford to Joseph and Louise Zahradnik Bilicek.

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Jerome (Jerry) Paul Zamazal, 58, of Austin passed away July 3, 2019. He was born Aug. 17, 1960 in Wharton to Joe and Angie Zamazal.

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Johnnie Dorotik passed away on June 9, 2019, at Providence Hospital, Everett, Wash. His loving wife of 55 years was at his bedside. His three children had spent the day before thanking him for the many memories and the deep inspiring love he had always shown them.

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Loraine Falcon Quintero, 88, of El Campo, passed away June 30, 2019 surrounded by her family. She had a long struggle with Parkinson’s but lived a love-filled life. Loraine was born on May 24, 1931 in El Campo to Tibet and Jessie Hernandez Falcon. She was a faithful member of St. Robert’s Ca…

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