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Sue Vaughn Irvin Mize

Posted on December 9th, 2014

Sue Vaughn Irvin Mize, 89, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend left this life on Dec. 6, 2014 to be with her husband and the Lord. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at 10 am from Wallis United Methodist Church in Wallis Texas, visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. at Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis. Interment was in the Wallis City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Watkins, Jorje Arevalo, Thomas Campbell, Bernard James Baily. Jay Traylor and Shelby Traylor.
She was born to Richard and Edna Irvin in Wallis on Aug. 1, 1925. Sue was a twin with Dixie. They were also known as the “Irvin Rexall twins” from Wallis where their parents ran the Wallis Drug Store. Sue attended school in Wallis and worked at the drug store. She entered Texas Women’s University in 1942 at the age of 16, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. She worked as a teacher in Wallis, at Bank of the Southwest and at Paine and Keller in Houston prior to becoming a mother.
She married Garland (“Spot”) Mize of Wallis on Dec. 19, 1952. They lived in north Houston until moving to their home in Meyerland, where Sue spent the remainder of her life. They loved to travel and take care of the ranch and family in Wallis.
Sue was a godly woman with a great love for her Lord. She followed Christ’s footsteps, always serving others and volunteering her time for a multitude of causes. She loved Wallis United Methodist Church, where she held many offices and always provided a strong foundation for anyone needing her help. She also served as an officer of the Wallis Cemetery Association, the Sealy VFW Chapter and the Garden Club in Houston.
She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, made baby blankets for the neonatal ICU at Texas Children’s Hospital, took part of the beautification of the City of Houston in the 1970s, always supported the Wallis Volunteer Fire Department and other Wallis organizations.
Her heart was always focused on serving others, sending cards or making calls to shut-ins, visiting the hospitalized, taking donations to the VA Hospital, and in many other ways teaching life lessons of kindness, love, mercy, grace, and showing by example that when you give, you receive many times over.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents and husband Garland Trunan (Spot) Mize, her brother Robert and his wife Amanda, and in-laws Dr. J.T. and Marie Mize. She is survived by her daughters Suzanne Arevalo and her husband Jorge, their children Bernard James (BJ) Bailey; Thomas Garland Campbell, his wife Heather and their children Clayton, Riley, Jake; Mary Watkins and husband Gary, their daughters Ashley Vaughn and Chelsey Kayla Watkins; twin sister Dixie Talley; nieces Sydney Traylor and husband Jay, and their children; Debra Talley and Sheila Talley.
Sue fought a very strong and courageous battle with cancer. Her positive spirit, elegance, and determination stayed strong until she went home to the Lord on Dec. 6.
To honor Sue’s memory, donations may be made to the Wallis United Methodist Church, 123 Guyler Street, Wallis, TX 77485. www.knesekfuneralhome.com

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Kids, Cops and Christmas donations being accepted, applications due Friday

Posted on December 9th, 2014

The Wallis Police Department is collecting applications for Kids, Cops and Christmas. This program is designed to help children that are in need during the Holiday season but is open to all children.
“I feel that we, as Police Officers, have not only a duty, but a commitment to our young children,” said Wallis Police Chief David Moseley. “We need to be a positive role model to them and teach them that no matter how hard things are there will always be someone standing beside them acting as their voice and also their protector of all the bad that can come from today’s world. We care.”
Applicants will be asked to fill out a short form. There is one next to this article or forms can be picked up at City Hall at the front counter and then placed in a container at that same counter. The deadline for completing the form and turning it in is Dec. 12.
What the program will do the first year, depending on funds raised, will pick from four age groups: 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 years of age. At the minimum, a girl and a boy from each age group will be picked. Applicants will be notified as to where and when organizers will meet with the applicants and their children.
If you feel that you would like to donate to this program you may do so by contacting the Wallis Police Department. An Account at Wallis State Bank has been set up as City of Wallis Police Department – Kids, Cops and Christmas.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Chief Moseley at 979-478-7111 or by email at wallischief@wallistexas.org.

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Wallis Boy Scouts selling pizza Wednesday

Posted on December 9th, 2014

The Wallis Boy Scouts troop 990 will be selling pizza on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in front of the NBC Oilfield offices in Wallis from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Please support the Scouts.

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Sylvester Alfred Kosik

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

Sylvester Alfred Kosik, 86 of Wallis passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was born on Nov. 21, 1928 in Wallis to Andrew and
Rosalie Orsak Kosik. He was the oldest of three children. He attended Hartsville School and graduated from Wallis High School in 1944. After graduation, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and later met his wife Loretta Traina.
Sylvester and Loretta had five children; Kenneth Kosik, Linda Kosik, Dennis Kosik, Travis Kosik and Eric Kosik. He had several other jobs before going to work for WKM in Missouri City as a machinist until he became foreman. He worked for them for almost 30 years until he retired. After retirement he worked a short time for Sealy Precision.
During his life, Sylvester loved being near the water; fishing, sport shrimping, commercial shrimping, gardening and taking care of the few cows he had. Throughout his life Syl adored the many pets he had. He would rather stay home with them instead of going places.
Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents and his son Eric.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta of 66 years, son Kenneth Kosik of
Fort Worth, daughter Linda and Bill Rummel of Sealy, son Dennis and Pam Kosik of Corpus Christi, son Travis and Brenda Leigh Kosik of Wallis,
five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sisters Bessie Kosik of Wallis and Alice Vavricka of Houston.
Memorial Mass will be held at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery in Wallis beside his son Eric.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Knesek Funeral Home, Wallis.

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Jeraldine Ann Szymanski

Posted on November 24th, 2014

A funeral mass for Jeraldine Ann Szymanski, 70, of Eagle Lake, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Willard Szymanski, Don Demny, John Dujka, Kenneth Kovar, Pat King and Carl Hanzelka. Honorary pallbearers included her extended family and loving friends.Visitation was Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the church followed by the Rosary.

Jeraldine Ann Szymanski was born on Jan. 28, 1944, in Sealy to Julius and Lucille Zurek of Wallis. She attended Guardian Angel Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Wallis High School in 1962. In 1966, she married Joseph “Jodie” Anthony Szymanski of East Bernard and began her married life in Wallis. After serving the community as a beautician for over 20 years, she completed her lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree as she graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria in 1990 and became a teacher. For 19 years, she touched the lives of many students at Deaf Smith Elementary School, in Richmond. Most notably, she was named the 2002 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. After retirement, she moved to Eagle Lake, Texas, and remained very active with her faith and family.

As a proud descendent of Guardian Angel Catholic Church founders, Jeraldine served as Eucharistic Minister, lector, and parish council president, while being a member of the KJZT, Catholic Daughters of America, Ladies of Guardian Angel, and Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Most importantly, she unconditionally devoted her time and love to her family. Most weekends were spent visiting her sons and their families, babysitting her grandchildren; cooking; gardening; shopping; and the occasional casino trip with her sister, Cornelia. A diehard football fan, she routinely cheered for the Houston Texans, Texas Aggies and LSU Tigers. She also loved to travel, having visited most of North America, Europe and Spain.

After a courageous battle with breast cancer, Jeraldine was called to the Lord on Nov. 20, 2014. A beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law, she is survived by her loving husband, Jodie Szymanski of Eagle Lake; son and daughter-in-law Jeffery and Sarah Szymanski of Houston; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Jonathon and Lisa Szymanski of Pineville, La.; grandchildren Elizabeth and Willard Szymanski of Houston and Ty and Bella Szymanski of Pineville, La.; sister Cornelia Hinze of Sealy; and sister-in-law Gloria Demny and husband Don of East Bernard. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Julius and Lucille Zurek; in-laws Joseph and Lillian Szymanski; and brother-in-law Joe Hinze.

Memorials may be made in Jeraldine’s memory to Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church in Eagle Lake, Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis, or Hospice El Campo.

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Selma Wittneben Muegge Klingsporn

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Funeral services for Selma Wittneben Muegge Klingsporn, 94, of Wallis are set for 10 AM Monday, November 24, 2014, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, with Rev. Ray Spitzenberger officiating. Burial will follow in Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX 77471, with Rev. Scott Stallings officiating the graveside service.

Visitation will be 5 - 7:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, Rosenberg, TX.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Aaron Muegge, Stephen Muegge, Kevin Kreitz, Nathan Kreitz, Mark Peveto, Michael Peveto, Cliff Rhodes, and Byron Wittneben.

Selma was born November 7, 1920, to Willie and Annie (Eben) Wittneben, of Richmond, TX. She was the eighth child of 13 children. During World War II, she worked at Hughes Tool Co. In 1944, she married Melvin Muegge; they farmed together and reared three children. She loved to go dancing and work crossword puzzles. They were married 29 years before Melvin passed away in 1973. In 1980, she met and married Joe Klingsporn, a retired school teacher. They moved to Brenham, TX, and loved travelling together, before he died in 2002. Following his death, she moved to Wallis, TX, to be near her children.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth and Carolyn Muegge, Randy and Sandra Muegge, Denise and Glen Kreitz; 5 grandsons, Dr. Aaron Muegge of Victoria, TX, Kyle and Sharla Muegge of San Antonio, TX, Stephen and Amanda Muegge of Wallis, TX, Kevin Kreitz of Austin, TX, and Nathan Kreitz of Houston, TX; 4 great grandchildren, Miranda, Memphis, and Mattie Muegge of Wallis, TX, and Reagan Muegge of San Antonio, TX; sister, Marie Peveto of Richmond, TX, and sister-in-law, LaDell Wittneben.

Selma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Melvin Muegge and Joe Klingsporn; brothers, Franklin, Raymond, Edgar, Arthur, Henry, Willie, and Gilbert; and sisters, Laura Duesterhoft, Elda Bialas, Helen Hartfiel, and Esther Gross.

Memorials may be given in her memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 Cedar Street, Wallis, TX 77485, or to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Condolence messages may be written for the Klingsporn family at www.garmany carden.com.

Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

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Dorothy Ann Sulak

Posted on October 19th, 2014

Dorothy Ann Sulak was born on February 3, 1938 In East Bernard, Texas. She passed away on October 9, 2014 at the age of 76. She was reared in East Bernard, Texas and graduated high school there in 1956 .She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of East Bernard, Texas.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Ann Borak, husband
Tilford Sulak, Brothers Bennie and August Borak and Agnes Filip.
She is survived by daughters: Jeannie Reising (and special friend Andy),
Tanya Delgado and husband David, and Kristina Sulak, and son Royce Sulak. Grandchildren: Alexias Reising, Keith Sulak, David Christopher Delgado, Antonio Delgado, Ramon Delgado, Andreas Delgado, Christian Marshall, Jacob Pettigrew and Daniel Pettigrew.

Visitation was from 5pm -8pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church East Bernard with a Rosary at 7pm.
Services were on Friday, October 17 2014 at 2pm at Holy Cross, with Rev. Don Ruppert officiating.
Pall Bearers were Joey Sulak, Clay David, Jason Stuessel , Mike Marshall, Daryl Kutach , Dennis Filip and Robert Krpez.
Funeral arrangements by Knesek Bros. Sealy.
www.knesekfuneralhome.com

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Albina Marcella Tobola

Posted on October 19th, 2014

Albina Marcella Tobola of Wallis passed away Tuesday, Oct.14, 2014 at the age of 101. She was born on March 30, 1913 in Wallis to parents Frank and Filomena Uhyrek. Albina and her husband Louis raised three daughters. She enjoyed working in the garden, crocheting, and playing dominoes with family and friends. Albina was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, KJZT, and KJT.
She is survived by her daughters Georgia Maroul and Hattie Bilski, grandchildren Karen and Dennis Hundl II, Agnes Keller and spouse Robert, David and Christopher Maroul, Sandy Wirwahn and spouse Jim, Joe and Doug Bilski, Deborah Kuritza and spouse Paul, great grandchildren Madeline, Ally, Hannah, Joseph, Joshua, and Holly, her sister Lillian Divin, nieces and nephews.
Albina is preceded by her husband Louis L. Tobola, daughter Mary Ann Hundl, son-in-law Joe A. Maroul, grandson Joseph R. Maroul, parents Frank and Filomena Uhyrek, brothers Sylvester and Frank Uhyrek.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p..m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church, 5610 Demel Street, Wallis, Texas 77485.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 also at Guardian Angel Church with interment to follow at Guardian Angel Cemetery. Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis in charge of arrangements: www.knesekfuneralhome.com.

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Give Blood in Wallis on Columbus Day

Posted on October 7th, 2014

Wallis Community Blood Drive
Blood Drive

will be on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13 beginning at

3:30 until 7 p.m.

at the Wallis KC Hall.
To schedule by phone, call Lefty Hanzelka at 281-384-4546 or email at lefty6730@yahoo.com. Schedule at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to receive 200 Commit for Life bonus points. Commit for Life members who keep their scheduled appointment will earn the bonus points. For more information, go to www.giveblood.org.
Walk-ins are welcome.

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Orchard VFD Fireman’s Jamboree needs donations, volunteers

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

The Orchard VFD Fireman’s Jamboree will be Oct. 24-25 at the Fire Station and Orchard City Park, Orchard. The Orchard VFD needs cases of bottled water and 2 liter sodas for the Jamboree. Donations can be brought to the Orchard Fire station any Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m., or contact Al Petry at 281-750-1085 or Brandon Hastings at 832-361-2166 to make other arrangements.

Volunteers needed at Orchard’s Jamboree
Orchard VFD also needs volunteers at the Jamboree. Help is needed with the kids’ games, trash patrol, busing tables, ticket sales and more. This is a great way for kids to get community service hours for NHS, NJHS, Confirmation, 4-H, etc! A minimum of two hours is required and forms will be available to be turned in to your community service project leaders/sponsors. To volunteer, please call Al Petry at 281-750-1085.

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