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Cyril Anton Muzik Jr., 76, of Louise, passed away March 26, 2020. He was born Feb. 28, 1944 in Denver, Colo. to Cyril Muzik Sr. and Evelyn Baca Muzik.

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Dorothy Ruth Graham, 89, of El Campo, passed away March 24, 2020. She was born in Bronco Aug. 28, 1930 to Newton and Vera Sanders Graham.

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Allen Ray Popp, 67, of El Campo, passed away March 24, 2020. He was born in El Campo on Dec. 10, 1952 to Joe and Virginia Valigura Popp. Allen retired from Hamman Swabbing as a rig operator.

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Kenneth Dale Mattheaus, 68, of Boling, passed away March 24, 2020. He was born Oct. 14, 1951 in Houston to Alfred and Veronica Bialas Mattheaus. Kenneth served in the U.S. Marines and was the owner of Javelina Mechanical Services in West Columbia.

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Velma Lucille Gann Bram, 92, of Victoria, passed away March 18, 2020. She was born Nov. 2, 1927 in El Campo to William and Martha Allen Gann.

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Cliff Raymond McLain, aka “Tiny,” resided in El Paso and went to heaven at the age of 71 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 finally finding his pot of gold.

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Karen Maxine Hensley Meinardus, 72, of Georgetown, Texas passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020.

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John Fuentes Jr., 57 of Bay City, passed away on March 11, 2020. He was born on March 23, 1962 in Houston to John G. Fuentes and Elisa V. Fortanelli.

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William Randel Brady, son of the late Lena Mae and Clevy Brady, died on Feb. 21, 2020 at his home in Seneca, S.C. He was boron on Feb. 8, 1933 in Daisetta, Texas and grew up in El Campo, Texas. A Vietnam veteran, he served his country with honor for 23 years in the United States air Force. H…

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Donna Kay Weston Schindler of Rock Island passed away Feb. 28, 2020 in Columbus. She was born March 21, 1957 in Fort Hood to Roy Weston and Glendyl Bone Weston. Donna was a stay at home mom who loved her family.

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Martha Veselka Mach of El Campo died March 7, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born June 22, 1927 in Ammansville to Adolph and Annie Bayer Veselka.

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Sharolyn Donee Haynes, who lived in Round Rock and is formerly from El Campo, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Round Rock. Sharolyn Donee Haynes, the eldest of four children, was born Jan. 12, 1993 to Larry and Sharon (Herring) Haynes. She was a Baptist and member of Sweet Home Baptist …

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Carlene Marie Jackson, 66 of Corpus Christi, passed away surrounded by loving arms that carefully lifted her to the lord on March 8, 2020. She was born in Houston Aug. 20, 1953 to Alvin and Eldrid Schilhab.

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Edward Charles Petrich of El Campo passed away Feb. 23, 2020, four days after his 73rd birthday. Edward was born in El Campo Feb. 19, 1947.

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Martha Veselka Mach of El Campo died March 7, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born June 22, 1927 in Ammansville to Adolph and Annie Bayer Veselka.

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Pastor Danny M. Roberts, born Aug. 3, 1948 in Rosedale, Miss. to James Walter Roberts Jr. and Johnnie Lorene (Harris) Roberts, passed to his reward on March 2, 2020.

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Eulogio L. Torres passed away Feb. 20, 2020 at the age of 72.

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Jessye Elizabeth Stubblefield Hefner, age 74, of Garwood, passed away Feb. 23, 2020 in Sugar Land. She was born to Roy Marberry and Annabel (Maroney) Stubblefield on Aug. 20, 1945 in Alameda, Calif. She was married to Billy Hefner on May 16, 1968.

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Emma Sophia Gates, 86, passed away Feb. 24, 2020. Emma was born Dec. 29, 1933 in Taiton to Anna Dorothy Opella Naiser and Jerome E. Naiser. She was mother, grandmother, nurse, homemaker, hospital volunteer and worked as a cashier for Luby’s for many years. She loved going to bingo, playing s…

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Elaine Evelyn Lukas, 73, of El Campo, passed away Feb. 25, 2020. She was born June 12, 1946 in El Campo to John and Evelyn Kaspar Lukas.

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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, Beulah Elizabeth Appling Orr passed away in Kerrville. She was born Jan. 19, 1930 to parents Stephen F. Appling and Alma Waterman Mayer, in El Campo. She reached her goal to live until her 90th birthday, and had a very warm celebration with family.

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Rebecca Jo Taska, 88, of Louise, passed away Feb. 19, 2019. She was born Oct. 28, 1931 in Gonzalez to Harvey and Emma Lou Kelley Fisher. She was a secretary to the superintendent of the Louise Independent School District for 30 years.

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Alton Miller of Louise, passed away Feb. 17, 2020 at the age of 78. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Alan Neal Wilbeck returned to his maker on Feb. 14, ,2020. He was born Jan. 5, 1937 in Wharton to Willie Martin Wilbeck and Mary Sue Pinchback Wilbeck.

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John Earl Maxwell, born March 6, 1953 in Alice, passed away Dec. 18, 2019 in Lubbock. A memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church in El Campo, 206 Depot at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.

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Arnold Escamilla Sr., 64, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 7, 2020. He was born in El Campo June 2, 1955 to Connie and Gilberto Escamilla Sr.

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Doreen Clarice Matula Popp, 63, of El Campo, passed away Feb. 11, 2020. She was born July 11, 1956 in El Campo to Henry and Clara Kutac Matula. Doreen was the secretary at Hamman Swabbing Company for 25 years.

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Juan Diaz, 90, of El Campo passed away Feb. 9, 2020. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Wheeler Funeral Home, with burial at 3 p.m. at Lacolonia Cemetery, followed by a funeral talk for family and friends at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church at 7 p.m. Arrangements …

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Edward Louis Jalufka Sr., 76, passed away Feb. 9, 2020. He was born Sept. 21, 1943 in Wadsworth to August John Jalufka and Cecelia Polasek Jalufka.

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“The world is a little less beautiful today.” Marlene Thonsgaard Rod Wolter of El Campo left this world peacefully at home on Feb. 10, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born in the Plainview community on Jan. 29, 1934 to Alfred and Frances Thonsgaard.

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Jerome Charles “Jerry” Labay, 82, of Wharton, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Gatesville following a brief illness. Jerry was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Nada to Lawrence and Annie Marie Wesselski Labay.

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Arthur C. Yenawine, 79, of Salem, S.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel in Walhala, S.C.

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Frances Perez Arrambide of El Campo died Feb. 8, 2020 at the age of 73. She was born Nov. 24, 1946 in Robstown to Juan F. and Angelita Herrera Perez. She was a research librarian and worked 34 years at the El Campo Branch of the Wharton County Library.

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Jimmy Hilton Bard, 65, of El Campo, passed away suddenly on Jan. 24, 2020 due to complications from flu and pneumonia. He was born in El Campo on Aug. 25, 1954 to Thornton Warren Luther Bard and Leaner Estelle Wilson Bard.

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A memorial service for Keyshun Riggins, 23, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Bible Truth Apostolic Church, 708 1st, in El Campo. Arrangements are under the direction of Ben David Funeral Home in Columbus.

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Dr. Benjamin “Doc” Berkovsky of El Campo died Jan. 31, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Sweet Home to Anton and Annie Jalufka Berkovsky.

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Leo R. Noska of El Campo died Jan. 30, 2020 at the age of 89. He was born Feb. 17, 1930 in Frelsburg to the late John and Ida Miller Noska. He was an oilfield well gauger, a US Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post 251 and Knights of Columbus 2490.

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Willie Mae Kresta Ehler, 84, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 27, 2020. She was born July 23, 1935 in Gonzales to Jerome and Frances Maloch Kresta. Willie Mae was a member of KJZT and the Catholic Daughters of America. She loved cooking gourmet meals, deer hunting, fishing and gardening.

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Willie Mae Kresta Ehler, 84, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 27, 2020. She was born on July 23, 1935 in Gonzales to Jerome and Frances Maloch Kresta. Willie Mae was a member of KJZT and the Catholic Daughters of America. She loved cooking gourmet meals, deer hunting, fishing and gardening.

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Dorothy Ann Pentecost, 79, of Houston, passed away at her home on Jan. 19, 2020. Dorothy Ann Smith was born in El Campo on Nov. 17, 1940 to Oren Paul and Bernice Morton Smith. She was a homemaker.

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Willie Mae Ehler, 84, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 27, 2020. Service times are pending at Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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Joe Richardson, 63, born Jan. 14,1957 in El Campo died Jan. 21, 2020. Visitation will be 1 - 5 p.m. Jan 31, 2020 at Matthews Funeral Home in Wharton. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Progressive Baptist Church in El Campo. Burial will follow at Pin Oak Community Cemetery.

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Jimmy Hilton Bard, 65, of El Campo, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Services are pending and will be published in a future issue of the El Campo Leader-News.

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David Alan Broman of El Campo passed away Jan. 24, 2020 in El Campo. He was born Nov. 6, 1951 in El Campo to Theodore Wilmar Broman and Ella Mae Hanson Broman. He was a master mason.

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Julia M. Baca, 100, of El Campo passed away Jan. 22, 2020. She was born Sept. 9, 1919 in Schulenburg to Joseph A. and Albina Tobola Orsak.

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Johnycia Polk, 17, a member of the El Campo graduating class of 2020 born Feb. 28, 2002 abruptly departed this life on Jan. 10, 2020. To commemorate her life a visitation will be 1 - 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 24, at Mathews Funeral Home in Wharton. A Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Satu…

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Guillermo “Willie” Benavidez, 83 of Markham, passed away Jan. 21, 2020. He was born Feb. 10, 1936 in San Benito to Ignacio and Anita Rodriguez Benavidez.

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Marilyn Ann Morgan Chappell, 88, of Danevang, passed away Jan. 17, 2020. She was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Crowley, La. to Cyrus and Edna Gaines Morgan.

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Cynthia Kaye Johnson, 62, of Louise, passed away suddenly on Jan. 16, 2020. She was born in Camden, Ark. on Oct. 4, 1957 to Sam Robertson and Hazel Robertson. She was a graduate of Camden Fairview High School in 1976. She worked at Schultz Saloon in Seguin.

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Delores Agnes Veselka Strnadel, 83, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 13, 2020. She was born in Hillje on July 16, 1936 to Cyril and Martha Polasek Veselka. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew’s Altar Society.

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