Obituaries

Tue
21
Jul

Lorene Holman

Lorene Emma Holman was born April 15, 1921 to Lucy White and Alfred Lane in Sample, TX. She grew up in an age of cotton fields and was a hard worker with a fiery attitude. She married Benner Holman, Jr. on June 3, 1939 and to this union seven children were born: Dorothy, Robert, Lucy, Johnal, Charles, Loleat and Betty. The house was always full of life and she and her husband worked hard to maintain a strict family setting. Lorene was “Mama Rene” to everyone. She loved her neighbors and the neighbor’s kids just like her own.
 
Lorene’s pride and joy was her Church and Church Work. She took great pride in working for the Lord and she never stopped. She joined the St. Thomas Baptist church and served faithfully for over 75 years until the Lord called her home. 
Tue
21
Jul

Wilbert Lee Kraatz

Wilbert Lee Kraatz, 78, of Cuero, passed away July 13, 2015. He was born December 7, 1936 in Flatonia to the late Alfred and Herminia Reck Kraatz. 

Wilbert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eliott Kraatz and Edgar Kraatz; sisters, Ruby Kraatz and Lillian Weise; and brother-in-law, Raymond Weise.

He is survived by his nephew, Dennis and Janie Weise; nieces, Patricia Weise and Dorothy Kraatz; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

On Wednesday, July 15 visitation was from 1-2 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel and a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Weesatche Cemetery with Pastor C. B. Suggs officiating.

Pallbearers were Doug Ziers, Glenwood Willms, Robert Leal and Joe Sanders.

The public is invited to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel – Yorktown, 361-564-2277.

Tue
21
Jul

Kathryn "Kathy" Alexander

Kathryn “Kathy” Alexander, 60 of Victoria passed away Saturday, July 19, 2015. She was born Dec. 26, 1954 to Tommie W. Howard and the late Margaret Migura Howard in Yorktown. She recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

She is survived by her daughter Corina Turner and husband Gregory of Victoria, father Tommie W. Howard of Yorktown, sister Gloria Lerch of Yoakum, grandchildren Devyn and Hailey Turner and father-in-law Milburn Alexander of Yorktown.

She was preceded in death by her husband David Wayne Alexander, mother Margaret Howard, sister Diana Howard.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Massey Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday July 23 at Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Westside Cemetery.

You are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com

Arrangements made by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2900.

Mon
20
Jul

Mary Lou Landgrebe Rabke

Mary Lou Landgrebe Rabke, 79, of Yorktown, passed away Friday July 17, 2015. She was born April 15, 1936 in Goliad County to the late Erwin and Louise Rogge Landgrebe. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
 
She is survived by her husband Thomas Rabke of Yorktown, daughters Bonnie Ellis and Tammy Schmiedlin, step daughter Tammy Childers, step son Trevor Rabke, sister Lucy Reza, brothers Erwin “Sonny” Landgrebe and Leroy Landgrebe, four grandchildren Jeremiah Simmons, Mandy Schmiedlin, Erin Schmiedlin and Danaee Schmiedlin, three great grandchildren Belphoebe Simmons, Sophie Brown and Spencer Brown.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Harold "Shine” Koenig, son Gregory “Scotty” Koenig, sisters Delores Prasek and Viola Rohan.
 
Fri
17
Jul

Abelardo "Lalo" Cisneros

Abelardo "Lalo" Cisneros, 96, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was born May 11, 1919 in Cuero to the late Francisco and Eloisa Cisneros. 
He is survived by sisters, Felipa C. Garcia of Cuero, Maria C. Morales of Houston; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Hortenica Herrera, Eloisa Cavazos, Ofelia Canales, Orfelina Mungia; brothers, George Cisneros, Jose Cisneros, Francisco Cisneros, and Rudolpho Cisneros. 
Visitation will be held at Freund Funeral Home on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary to begin at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Guadlupe Church on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at San Luis Cemetery in Yorktown.
Fri
17
Jul

Lillie Marie Seifert Urban

Lillie Marie Seifert Urban passed away on July 17, 2015, at the age of 94.  She was born July 15, 1921 in Old Davy, just west of Yorktown, Texas to Edward and Hulda Buske Seifert. Lillie married William Gus Urban on December 24, 1945, and they celebrated 69 years together.
Lillie grew up on the family farm in Davy, working the land alongside her parents and siblings. She attended rural school in Davy and told humorous stories of rides to school with all four children on one horse. She learned many lifelong skills on the farm and was a professional seamstress and gifted gardener. In later years, she converted her greenhouse to a workshop and built elaborate birdhouses.
Wed
15
Jul

Lucia Garcia

Lucia Orosco Garcia, 81, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was born March 2, 1934 in Yorktown to the late Felix Orosco and Concepcion Banda Orosco. She married the love of her life, Felipe V. Garcia, Jr., on September 13, 1948. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking and always cherishing time spent with family and friends. 
 
She is survived by her beloved husband; daughters, Yolanda Blaskowski (Henry) of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Janie Garcia of Plover, Wisconsin, Adela Torres of Cuero; sons, Albert Garcia (Olga) of Cuero, Gilbert Garcia (Kecia) of Victoria; sisters, Criselda Tijerina of Levelland, Enriquetta Orosco of Coachela, California, Gloria Orosco of Coachella, California, Ofelia Davila of Levelland, Carolina Cruz of Meadow; seventeen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Eginia Lopez; brothers, Guadalupe Orosco and Felix Orosco.
Wed
15
Jul

Domingo Garcia Sr.

 

Tue
14
Jul

Willis Walters

Willis Walters, 66, of Cuero, passed away July 6, 2015. He was born June 8, 1949, in Cuero to the late Otis and Bernice Braun Walters.  

Willis was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Quin Otis Walters.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Fay Nell Walters; nieces and nephews, Steven Walters (Joy), Michele McGee (Kenney), Julie Nelson (Danny) and Lorie Walters; great nieces and nephews, Ashley McGee, Brandon Nelson, Joshua Garza and Zachary Nelson.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at Finch Funeral Chapel. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 13 at Westside Cemetery with pastor William Spreen officiating.

Guests are invited to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel – Yorktown, 361-564-2277.

Mon
13
Jul

Celia O'Neal

 

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