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John Wade “Jay” Yenawine was born Nov. 7, 1951 to John Jacob and Lelia Wade “PapaJohn and Momalee” Yenawine. He departed this earth at age 69 on Jan. 23, 2021 on Momalee’s birthday.

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Sharon Gary, 65, of El Campo born April 15,1955 departed this life Jan. 15, 2021.

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Leon Nunez Jr., 72, passed away Jan. 26, 2021. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Ruth Ann Laza, 77, was granted her angel wings on Jan. 25, 2021, after several months of health issues.

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Larry Joseph Janak, 57, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 24, 2021. Services are pending at Triska Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Betty Ramsey Wier of El Campo passed away Jan. 22, 2021 at the age of 77. She was born at home in Palacios to Merle and Elizabeth Sells Ramsey on Jan. 28, 1943. Betty married Gene “PeeWee” Wier in April of 1962 and they made their home in El Campo. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Chu…

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Margaret Sands Smidt, born Sept. 21, 1931, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at the age of 89. Margaret was born in Sparrows Point in Baltimore County, Maryland to Cecil and Elsie Sands of Wise County Virginia. Her parents moved to Sparrows Point in 1928 where her father worked as a millwri…

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Angeline Catherine Buckner Bilek, 97, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 20, 2021. She was born Jan. 18, 1924 in New Waverly to Lige and Tekla Maduzia Buckner. Angeline was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Miraculous Medal Association, Polish National Alliance, and SPJST. She was a former me…

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Constance “Connie” Elaine Benson Krutilek, 85, of Wharton, passed away Jan. 20, 2021. She was born May 22, 1935 in El Dorado, Kan. to Charles and Jeanette Kaufman Benson. She taught in Wharton County for over 30 years. Connie loved taking trips with her husband, Milan, and painting the thing…

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Faye Brady, 92, formerly of El Campo, passed away in Wharton on Jan.15, 2021.

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Bradley Dale Vick, 51, of Wharton passed away on Jan. 16, 2021. Bradley was born Feb. 18, 1968 in El Campo.

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Bobbi DeAnn Stockinger, 25, of El Campo passed away Jan. 13, 2021. She was born June 26, 1995 in Brownwood to Billy and Beverly Ballard Stockinger.

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Alan Ray Musslewhite, 61, Army veteran of El Campo, passed away Jan. 11, 2021 from natural causes.

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Katherine Emilie Koehler Blair, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 4, 2021 at a Wharton nursing home. She was born in Pierce on Feb. 11, 1926 to Otto Paul Koehler and Annie M. Bennetsen Koehler.

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Edwin A. Russell of Providence City, Texas died Jan. 9, 2021 at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston. He died from complications due to a heart attack and stroke. He was born Nov. 25, 1957 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.

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Eldrid Florence Schilhab, 89, of Bay City passed away Jan. 14, 2021. She was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Schulenberg to Beno Besetsny and Agnes Konvicka Besetsny.

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Yvonne Mader, 67, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 9, 2021. Services are pending at Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Harold Wiley Shilk Jr., 77, entered into eternal peace on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Harold was born Sept. 23, 1943 to Harold W. Shilk Sr. and Ivory Bradley Shilk in Houston. He attended Clear Creek High School until his family moved to El Campo where they owned and operated the Jones Motel. He …

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Terry Densel Busby, of El Campo, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at the age of 78. He was born in Burnet on Jan. 23, 1942 to Clint Busby and Leveta Wyvonne Ditto.

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Victor Louis Poncik, 83, of Louise, passed away Jan. 14, 2021. He was born Jan. 20, 1937 in Louise to Louis and Albina Zaskoda Poncik. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a rice dryer operator before retiring. He loved gardening and coffee time at the Short Stop.

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Bobbi DeAnn Stockinger, 25, of El Campo passed away on Jan. 13, 2021. Services are pending with Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Orsak, 78, of Bay City passed away Jan. 12, 2021. She was born Nov. 18, 1942 in El Campo to Henry Cyril Dorotik and Martha Naiser Dorotik.

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Rev. Felix Flores Sr., 66, of Wharton, born July 4, 1954 to George and Epifania Rios Flores, entered into his eternal rest Jan. 1, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at New Faith Church Wharton, with burial following at Evergreen Memorial Park Wharto…

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Veronica Emilie Robertson, 92, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 6, 2021. She was born Nov. 3, 1928 in Orange Grove to Robert and Norma Schumacher Monse.

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Arthur Richard Janke passed away Sunday, Jan. 10 at the age of 79. He was born at home in Bartlett, Texas on Nov. 19, 1941 to Albert Janke and Gertrude Stabeno Janke. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1959. He attended Southwest Texas State College and graduated with a bachelor of sc…

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Anne Horecka Schilhab of Columbus, formerly of El Campo, died Jan. 7, 2021 at the age of 87. She was born Feb. 25, 1933 in El Campo to Cyril and Anna Simek Horecka. She was an LVN and worked at Nightingale Hospital in El Campo and Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton. Later in her career, sh…

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Margie Ann Benford, 88, of El Campo, born Jan. 18, 1932, entered her eternal rest on Dec. 30, 2020 in Chicago, Ill. In her honor, visitation was held from 1 - 5 p.m. Friday Jan 8, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home in Wharton. Home-going celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ne…

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Ann Schilhab, 87, passed away Jan. 7, 2021. Services are pending at Triska Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Veronica Emilie Robertson, 92, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 6, 2021. Services are pending with Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Peggy Marie Matlock, age 64, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2021. She was born June 24, 1956 in El Campo to Fred L. Dorris Sr. and Wanda J. Dorris (Sanders) of El Campo.

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Fred Prihoda of El Camp, passed away Jan. 2, 2021. He was born in Nada to Willie and Annie Prihoda on March 22, 1933. His grandparents immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Fred served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as an AAA Gun Crewman Instructor. He received the National Defense Service…

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Antonio N. Luna, 49, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 4, 2021. He was born June 11, 1971 in Crystal City. Antonio loved fishing and playing pool.

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Carol Lynn Webb, 61, of Houston, passed away Jan. 5, 2021. Funeral services are pending at Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Sarita Morales Dorado of El Campo went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 29, 2020. She was born May 7, 1960 in El Campo to Antonio Perez Morales Jr. and Lala Esparza Morales. Sarita was a graduate of El Campo High School and attended Wharton County Junior. She was a retired …

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Fred Prihoda of El Camp, passed away Jan. 2, 2021. He was born in Nada to Willie and Annie Prihoda on March 22, 1933. His grandparents immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Fred served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as an AAA Gun Crewman Instructor. He received the National Defense Service…

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Alvin Gilbert Cerny, 88, of El Campo passed away Dec. 30, 2020. He was born June 10, 1932 in Crescent on the homestead to the late Anton Cerny and Frances Baklik Cerny. Growing up he was raised to be a hard worker, helping his parents on the farm from a young age. Prior to serving in the Arm…

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Hattie Peter Drozd, of New Taiton, passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born March 12, 1929 in Hillje to Dorothea and Leo Peter.

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Alvin Cerny, 88, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 30, 2020. Services are pending with Triska Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Maxine Allen, 90, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 30, 2020. She was born Sept. 11, 1930 to Otto Joseph and Viola Love Hoffman in Louise. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

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Maxine Allen, 90, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 30, 2020. She was born Sept. 11, 1930 to Otto Joseph and Viola Love Hoffman in Louise. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

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Robert Charles Adase, fondly known as “Bobby,” passed away Dec. 20, 2020. He was born April 10, 1964 in Enterprise, Ala. to George and Jean Adase Hubanek.

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Walter “Shorty” Schoellmann, 96, of Nada, passed away Dec. 21, 2020, one day shy of his 97th birthday. He was born in Nada on Dec. 22, 1923 to Frederick and Mary Schramm Schoellmann. Walter married Beatrice Leopold on Jan. 3, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. He was a U.S. Army Wor…

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Mary Sexton, 94, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 23, 2020.

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Santiago P. “Jimmy” Hinojosa passed away Dec. 20, 2020. He was born June 20, 1938 in Alice Texas to Pablo and Antonia Hinojosa. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

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Felix G. Martinez, 67, of El Campo, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec. 22, 2020, in the comfort of his home, with his beloved wife of 43 years, Janie Martinez, by his side. Felix was born in El Campo on Aug. 30, 1953 to Jose and Lorenza Gallegos Martinez.

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Jose Aguiar, 54, of Houston passed away Dec. 17, 2020. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church with mass beginning at 10 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Eleanor Marie Kana, 93, of El Campo passed away Dec. 17, 2020. She was born Feb. 21, 1927 in El Campo to Cyril Willie and Martha Polasek Veselka. She worked at First National Bank from 1945 to 1948 and was a homemaker.

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Raymond V. Korenek of Nada passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born in Colorado County on Jan. 22, 1936 to Adolph and Justina Janish Korenek. He was a life-long rice farmer as well a water well driller, grain dryer operator and a cotton gin operator. He was proud of his Texas …

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Billy Joe “Wild Bill” Youngblood Jr. of El Campo died from complications due to a hit and run accident Dec. 15, 2020 at the age of 56 in Victoria. He was born Jan. 21, 1964 in Longview.

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