Obituaries

Jean Sordahl
B: 1946-11-08
D: 2017-06-23
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Sordahl, Jean
Robert Boysen
B: 1921-12-07
D: 2017-06-23
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Boysen, Robert
Evelyn Georg
B: 1931-09-12
D: 2017-06-22
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Georg, Evelyn
Jimmie Kepler
B: 1927-06-22
D: 2017-06-21
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Kepler, Jimmie
Gary Haas
B: 1951-06-21
D: 2017-06-20
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Haas, Gary
Joyce Svoboda
B: 1938-04-25
D: 2017-06-17
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Svoboda, Joyce
Robert Quinney
B: 1941-03-16
D: 2017-06-13
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Quinney, Robert
Patsy Marvin
B: 1944-12-26
D: 2017-06-12
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Marvin, Patsy
JoAnn Anthony
B: 1949-12-12
D: 2017-06-09
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Anthony, JoAnn
Eulalia Wiatrek
B: 1930-03-27
D: 2017-06-08
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Wiatrek, Eulalia
Sally Williams
B: 1932-10-21
D: 2017-06-07
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Williams, Sally
Deanna Kalka
B: 1949-03-02
D: 2017-06-07
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Kalka, Deanna
George Van Zandt
B: 1952-03-06
D: 2017-06-04
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Van Zandt, George
Jose Marquez
B: 1949-05-12
D: 2017-05-31
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Marquez, Jose
Oscar Yanes
B: 1959-08-03
D: 2017-05-30
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Yanes, Oscar
Wallace Welch
B: 1949-09-21
D: 2017-05-26
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Welch, Wallace
Norma Carter
B: 1923-02-18
D: 2017-05-24
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Carter, Norma
William Apisa
B: 1943-02-06
D: 2017-05-24
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Apisa, William
Ladis Burda
B: 1929-10-28
D: 2017-05-23
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Burda, Ladis
Richard Partida
B: 1947-11-30
D: 2017-05-20
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Partida, Richard
David Parker
B: 1928-01-22
D: 2017-05-19
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Parker, David

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George Van Zandt

March 06, 1952 - - June 04, 2017

George “Papa George” Van Zandt, age 65, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home in Nixon. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy T. (Red) and Fannie E. (Maudie) Leasman Van Zandt; a daughter, Stacey N. Van Zandt-Wagner; and a brother, James R. Van Zandt. George is survived by his wife, Rita DeLeon Van Zandt; ...

Jose Marquez

May 12, 1949 - - May 31, 2017

Jose Arnulfo Marquez, 68, of Stockdale, passed away May 31, 2017. He was born May 12, 1949, in Esmeralda, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Miguel Marquez and Maria Villegas Marquez. Jose was a machine operator for Tyson Foods Company for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ernesto Marquez. Jose is survived by his siblings, Benigno Marquez and wife Ange ...

Oscar Yanes

August 03, 1959 - - May 30, 2017

Oscar J. Yanes, age 57, of Nixon, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Seguin. He was born in Gonzales, Texas on August 3, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felis Rodriguez Yanes and Julia (Leal) Yanes. Oscar is survived by his daughters: Jennifer Martinez and husband Joseph of Seguin, Pricilla Meza and husband Oscar of Refugio; his grandchildren: Jaelyn Marti ...

Wallace Welch

September 21, 1949 - - May 26, 2017

Wallace Henry Welch entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 67. He was born on September 21, 1949 in San Antonio, TX to William and Florence Elizabeth (Mixon) Welch. Wallace honorably served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 3 brothers. Wallace is survived by his daughter, Valerie “Crickett” Welch Owen of La Vernia, ...

Norma Carter

February 18, 1923 - - May 24, 2017

Joyce Carter entered into eternal rest on May 24, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born on February 18, 1923 in Mexia, Texas to Oscar Haywood and Ethel (Palmer) English. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Lester A. Carter; her parents; sisters, Hattie Mae Myer, Velva Evans, and Geneva Henneke. She is survived by the Carter brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. In lieu of ...

William Apisa

February 06, 1943 - - May 24, 2017

William (Bill) Tai Apisa, age 74, of Smiley, passed away May 24, 2017 in Gonzales. He was born February 6, 1943 in Pago Pago American Samoa. He received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Hawaii and his Masters of Education and Educational Specialists from Wayne State University. He served Clintondale Community Schools in Clinton Township, Michigan for 33 years ...

Ladis Burda

October 28, 1929 - - May 23, 2017

Ladis John Burda, 87, of Victoria and formerly of Yorktown, passed away May 23, 2017. He was born October 28, 1929, in Houston to the late Ladis John Burda, Sr. and Thelma Louise McIntosh Burda. Ladis graduated from Yorktown High School in 1948, and the University of Texas at Austin in 1959. He worked as an accountant for Maintenance Engineering Corp which his father founded ...

Richard Partida

November 30, 1947 - - May 20, 2017

Richard G. Partida, age 69, passed away May 20, 2017 at his home in Smiley. He was born November 30, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Antonio and Ofelia (Garza) Partida. Richard is survived by his siblings: Antonio Partida Jr., Olivia Katsoulias, Pedro Sauceda, and Jose Sauceda; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other loving family and many friends. A Funeral ...

David Parker

January 22, 1928 - - May 19, 2017

David W. “Blackie” Parker, 89, of Weesatche, passed away May 19, 2017. He was born January 22, 1928, in Rochester, TX to the late Austin Debs Parker and Eula Frances (Aldridge) Parker. Blackie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Parker; and brother, J. C. Parker He is survived by his daughter, Diane Smith of Weesatche; son, David Mark Parker and wife Les ...

Toby Riddle

March 15, 1953 - - May 15, 2017

Toby Wade Riddle, age 64, of Stockdale, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Floresville. Toby was born March 15, 1953, at Fort Hood to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cecil and Anna Dean (Beard) Riddle. He attended Sam Houston State University and was a former bull rider. Toby enjoyed being an Oil Field Consultant and had a great love for his wife, family and motorcycles. His parents p ...

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