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Richard John Slovak passed away at the age of 86 on April 15, 2021, at his home in El Campo. He was born Nov. 13, 1934 in Hungerford, to John and Annie Adamik Slovak.

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Alitza R. Vallejo passed away peacefully on April 4, 2021 in Austin. Alitza was born July 24, 1939 to Julia Rottman and Julio Rubio in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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Alvin Clifford Schulze 86, of Richmond passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021. He was born Dec. 30, 1934 at the family home in Markham, the youngest of eight children to the late Julius and Ida Zbitowsky Schulze.

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We regretfully announce the passing of Carol Ann Strarup of El Campo on April 9, 2021.

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Joe Martinez, age 90, of El Campo passed away April 9, 2021. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Karl Douglas Houston, Lake Jackson, Texas – Karl Douglas Houston was born to Philip Clay Jr. and Glenda Morrison Houston on March 26, 1960 in Denton. Karl passed away at home April 12, 2021 at the age of 61.

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Lidia Garcia, 57, of Bay City, passed away April 10, 2021. She was born Oct. 6, 1963 in Bay City to Joe Garcia Jr. and Margarita Silvas Garcia. She worked at All Little Things Count Workshop in El Campo and the Armstrong Center in Bay City. Lidia loved her family and they loved her very much.

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Mary L. Adams of El Campo went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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Timothy W. Bodungen, 74, of El Campo, passed away April 10, 2021. He was born April 10, 1947 in El Campo to Willard and Lucy Sliva Bodungen. Timothy served in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 251 and St. Andrew’s Catholic Chur…

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Jerry Wayne Courtney, 74, of El Campo, formerly of Houston, passed away April 9, 2021. He was born Dec. 15, 1946 in San Antonio to George and Viola Closson Courtney.

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William Allsobrook Payne Jr. of El Campo died April 2, 2021 at the age of 93. He was born Nov. 15, 1927 in Gainesville to William A. Payne Sr. and Myrtle Payne.

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Adela G. Escamia went to be with the Lord April 5, 2021 at the age of 76. She was born in El Campo July 7, 1944 to Pedro and Tiburcia Ramirez Garza.

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William Allsobrook Payne Jr. of El Campo, died April 2, 2021, at the age of 93. Services are pending with Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Paul Leroy Stumer passed away April 3, 2021. He was born June 28, 1957 in Mississippi to Leroy and Mary Cox Stumer. He was a retired truck driver. He was a roadie for concerts and at an early age was a boat racer and in later in life he enjoyed watching boat races. He was a volunteer for the…

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Lawrence Cyril Shimek, 89, of Garwood, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. He was born Oct. 1, 1931 in Nada to Cyril John and Sophie Marie Buzek Shimek. Lawrence was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of KJT and the El Campo American Legion.

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Carl Anthony “Boxie” Kallina, 68, of Garwood, passed away March 31, 2021. He was born Nov. 15, 1952 in Wharton to Charles and Laverne Zatopek Kallina.

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Eugene Bard, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2021. Gene was born Aug. 1, 1948 in El Campo to the late Dale and Edith Bard. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years. Upon returning from service, he was employed by Halliburton…

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March Danas passed away March 23, 2021. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Wheeler Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 11 a.m. and funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

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Lonnie Ray Neel passed away on March 27, 2021 in El Campo. He was born Feb. 3, 1953 in Fort Campbell, Kn. to Norma Jean and Billy Ray Neel. Lonnie graduated from El Campo High School, class of ‘71, attended Wharton County Junior College and was a proud U.S. Marine. He returned to El Campo to…

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Rebecca “Becki” Baisa Cook, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Waco surrounded by her family. Becki was born July 15, 1952 in El Campo to Edward and Minnie Baisa, the youngest of nine children.

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Eugene Bard, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2021. Gene was born Aug. 1, 1948 in El Campo to Dale and Edith Bard. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years. Upon returning from service, he was employed by Halliburton as a die…

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Dr. Wayne Allen Luco, age 56, born Feb. 20, 1965 passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021. A visitation is scheduled for 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, April 9 with a Rosary to follow at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Road Chapel. A Mass is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at St. Thomas Aqu…

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Jo Ann Marie Dornak Strelec Bender, 73, of El Campo, passed away March 29, 2021. She was born Nov. 28, 1947 in El Campo to Edwin and Josephine Marek Dornak. Jo Ann was a beautician and a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Hillje. She loved working in her flower beds and was proud of g…

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Geraldine Anderson, 83, of Bay City passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021.

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Teodora Vargas Reyna, 91, of El Campo, passed away March 21, 2021. She was born on Dec.r 28, 1929 in Flatonia to the late Theodoro and Antonia Castro Vargas. She was a loving wife and mother.

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Leonard Herring Jr., 73, of El Campo was born March 16, 1947 and died March 15, 2021.

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Lawrence “Larry” Monroe Young, 70 of El Campo, passed away March 17, 2021. He was born Aug. 5, 1950 in Tallahassee, Fla. to Lonzo and Dorothy Carroll Young. Larry was a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran.

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Edith Marie Naiser passed away on March 13, 2021, three weeks shy of her 97th birthday.

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Johnnie Lee Maeker Jr., 74, of El Campo, passed away March 10, 2021. He was born in El Campo on June 13, 1946 to Johnnie Maeker Sr. and Vera Willis Maeker. Johnnie was a U.S. Army veteran.

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Edith Kainer departed this life on March 13, 2021. She was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Nada to Ignac and Mary Prihoda Zbranek. She married I.G. Kainer on Nov. 18, 1952.

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LeeRoy Krauskopf, 91, of El Campo, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2021. He was born in Louise to Michael and Edith Krauskopf. He was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, a scout master and a baseball coach, along with other community service positions…

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Jo Lynn Brown, 65, of El Campo, born Aug. 22, 1955 departed this life March 10, 2021 surrounded by family. JoLynn was educated in Edna, then relocated to El Campo where she dedicated 30 years of her life to El Campo ISD.

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Mary Petrucha Blair passed away March 14, 2021 at the age of 106. She was born June 28, 1914 in Wadsworth.

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Eileen K. Abbott Slezinsky, 87, of Montgomery, passed away March 12, 2021. She was born Sept. 8, 1933 in London, England to James and Sally Barr Abbott. She was a purchasing agent for Issacson Carrico for over 40 years.

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Eileen K. Abbott Slezinsky, 87, of Montgomery, passed away March 12, 2021. She was born Sept. 8, 1933 in London, England to James and Sally Barr Abbott. She was a purchasing agent for Issacson Carrico for over 40 years.

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John William “Billy” Bode, 91, of El Campo, passed away March 12, 2021. He was born July 30, 1929 in Rural Mill Creek in Washington County, Texas, the youngest of six children to the late Oscar Bode Sr. and Edna (Dietz) Bode.

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Judith Anne Horton, better known to her family and friends as Judy, gained her angel wings and went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2021 at the age of 78. She was born Aug. 21, 1942 in Rosenberg to Ervin and Fern Howe Albright. She worked many years for I-C Manufacturing as a pattern design…

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Johnnie Lee Maeker Jr., 74, of El Campo, passed away March 10, 2021. He was born in El Campo on June 13, 1946 to Johnnie Maeker Sr. and Vera Willis Maeker. Johnnie was a U.S. Army veteran.

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Jo Lynn Brown, 65, of El Campo, born Aug. 22, 1955, departed this life March 10, 2021 surrounded by family. In her honor, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 at El Campo Community Cemetery with Pastor Broderick Sanford Sr. officiating.

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Juan Leal passed away March 11, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born July 1, 1933 in Jourdanton to Aurelia Huizar and Jesus Leal.

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It is with immense sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Sara Arrambide Escamilla, our loving mother and friend to all whose lives she touched on March 11, 2021. Sara passed away peacefully at her home and was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

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Maureen Bishkin Staller was born June 25, 1924, in El Campo to Abe and Emma Bishkin. Mrs. Staller served as her family’s historian and was extremely proud of her family heritage. Both sets of grandparents, Max and Gita Leah Bishkin and Joseph and Sarah Rachel Bass, emigrated from Russia in t…

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On Saturday, March 6, 2021, Reba Anne Hicks, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly at the age of 65.

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John C. Gardley Jr., age 52, passed Feb. 19, 2021 at Memorial Hermann Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1969 in El Campo.

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Isabel (Chavel) Pesina, 94, of El Campo, passed away Feb. 16, 2021. He was born Nov. 17, 1926 in Rio Hondo to Guadalupe and Gregoria Moreno Pesina.

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Dale Joseph Popp of El Campo died March 6, 2021 at the age of 62. He was born Sept. 15, 1958 to Alvin Frank and Henrietta Rohan Popp. He was an oilfield truck driver for many years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus No. 3371 and the Nada KJT No. 34.

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