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Dornak, Adolphina (Dedek)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Dornak, 62, Held Friday, Aug 4

Funeral services for Mrs. Adolphin[sic] Dornak, 62, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. H. R. Yount, local Baptist minister, officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dedek, Mrs. Dornak was born October 3, 1881, in Europe. She died at her home here in Weimar Wednesday night of last week.

Mrs. Dornak came to this country with her parents about 60 years ago and settled in Fayette county. She was united in marriage to Stephen Dornak, Sr., on Feb. 11, 1900, in Schulenburg, and to this union seven children were born. At the time of her death she was 62 years, 9 months and 29 days of age.

Pallbearers named by the family included B. B. Holt, Elmo Chandler, S. M. McCormick, G. W. Shaver, E. C Vacek, Dewey Good.

Survivors are her husband, Steven[sic] Dornak, Sr., of Weimar; four daughters, Mrs. Tony Goode of Weimar, Dorothy Dornak of San Antonio, Lillie Dornak of San Antonio, Mrs. Marie Hunt of San Antonio; three sons, Roy and Stephen Jr. of Weimar, and Pvt. Frankie Dornak, now with the U. S. armed forces somewhere in New Guinea; eight sisters and one brothers, Louis Dedek, of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, August 11, 1944

Dornak, Clara Mae (Boykin)

Mrs. C. Dornak, 76, Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara May Dornak, 76, of Oakland, widow of the late Roy R. Dornak, were held Tuesday morning, August 15, in Hubbard Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Emil Kiesling, Pastor of Oakland's First Baptist Church, officiated.

Mrs. Dornak died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in Youens Memorial Hospital after a stroke. She had been confined in the hospital since falling seven weeks ago.

She was born June 26, 1896, at Weimar, a daughter of Wesley Hammond Boykin and Louella Barnett Boykin, and was a Weimar High School graduate. She was married to Mr. Dornak Nov. 23, 1927, at Schulenburg. He died Feb. 7, 1971.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Beatrice Dornak and Miss Leila Mae Dornak, both of Oakland.

An infant son, two brothers, and two sisters preceded Mrs. Dornak in death, in addition to her husband.

Pallbearers were Robert Kosler, Monroe Mayes, Charlie Anders, Raymond Jahn, Jerry Vachala and John Hajovsky.

Weimar Mercury, August 17, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Dornak, Daniel Stephen

Daniel Dornak Funeral Services Slated May 21

Daniel Dornak died May 12, at Parkview Manor. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery with Brother Jerry Adkins of Equippers Outreach Fellowship officiating. [Interment of ashes at Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Mr. Dornak was born on Sept. 10, 1938 in Weimar to Bill and Dorothy Donark, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brothers, Bill Dornak of Columbus, Leroy Dornak of San Antonio, and Glen Dornak of Weimar; and sister-in-lax, Karen Dornak of Weimar.

He is also survived by his cousins, Bea and Leila Dornak of Oakland.

The Weimar Mercury, May 18, 2006
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Dornak, Dorothy (Dittrich)

Funeral for Mrs. Dornak Set Thursday

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home for Mrs. Bill (Dorothy) Dornak, 57, who died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, just after she arrived at Youens Memorial Hospital.

She had suffered with spinal arthritis for seven years, and Tuesday morning suddenly developed an extremely high fever.

Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Daughter of the late Joe Dittrich and Mrs. Bertha Dittrich Anders, Mrs. Dornak was born Nov. 6, 1913. She was married to Bill Dornak in 1935; he died in November 1967.

Mrs. Dornak is survived by four sons, William J. Dornak of San Antonio, Glenn R. Dornak, Daniel S. Dornak and Leroy J. Dornak of Weimar; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wm. J. Dornak of San Antonio; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Anders of Weimar; and three half-brothers, Edwin F. and Charles Anders of Weimar and Freddie Anders of Wharton. A half-sister, Florence Anders, preceded her in death.

The Weimar Mercury, February 25, 1971
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Dornak, John

Aged Nada Resident Is Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held in St. Mary’s church at Nada at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for John Dornak, 86, who died Monday morning at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Dornak of El Campo.

Rev. A. J. Weber sang the Requiem High Mass and Rev. V. A. Raska delivered the sermon in Czechoslavakian and English. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Leo and Alphonse Dornak, Will Yockel, Ed Karstedt, and Henry and Fred Kubesch.

Mr. Dornak, a member of the K.J.T. Society, was born in Czechoslovakia, May 1, 1859, and came to the United States in 1881, settling in Frelsburg. In 1883 he married Veronica Waligura in Frelsburg. Later they moved to Nada, and Mrs. Dornak died in 1925.

Survivors include two sons, Theophil and Louis B. Dornak of El Campo; two daughters, Mrs. J. J.Dornak of El Campo, and Mrs. J. F. Kubesch of Nada; one brother, Joe Dornak of Nada; and seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, May 3, 1945

Dornak, Josef

By Mrs. Fred Kubesch

Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church in Nada Monday for Joseph Dornak, 83, who died Saturday. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Rev. A. J. Weber conducted the services and sang the requiem mass. Pallbearers were six of his grandsons.

Mr. Dornak was born in Czechoslovakia on Oct. 11, 1864, coming to the United States at the age of 12, settling at Frelsburg and later moving to Nada where he spent the remainder of his life.

He was married in 1889 to Annie Waligura who died not long afterwards, In 1891 he was married to Mrs. Mary Labay who also preceded him in death.;

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert Labay, El Campo, Mrs. Frank Wiesher, Hillje, and Mrs. John Silva, Taiton; a son, Daniel Dornak, Louise, and four step-children, Mrs. Frank Triska Sr, and Jerome Labay, El Campo; M. D. and Fred Labay Nada, 52 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was a member of the K. J. T. society.

Colorado County Citizen, January 30, 1947

Dornak, Leroy

Leroy Dornak Funeral Service Held on June 18

Leroy Dornak, 71, of Schulenburg passed away on June 16 at Colorado Fayette Medical Center.

Graveside service was held Saturday June 18 at the Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Larry Pendegraft performing the ceremony.

He was born on November 24, 1939 in Weimar, the son of Bill and Dorothy (Dittrich) Dornak.

He survived by his longtime friend Tina Velasquez of Schulenburg and brothers Glen Dornak and wife Karen of Weimar, and Bill (William) Dornak of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Dornak.

He is also survived by his cousins, Bea and Leila Dornak of Oakland.

The Weimar Mercury, June 23, 2011, page 2A
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Dornak, Lillian

Lillian Dornak Service Held Here May 30

A graveside service for Lillian Dornak, 79, of San Antonio was held Saturday, May 30, at Masonic Cemetery, with Rev. Emil Kiesling of La Grange officiating.

Miss Dornak died Thursday, May 28, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, after a stroke.

Born May 20, 1908 in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Stephen and Adolphine (Dedekk) Dornak. She had retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay of Weimar, Mrs. Marie Hunt of San Antonio and Mrs. Maurice Teltschik of Houston, and a brother, Frankie Dornak of Tacoma, Washington. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, June 4, 1987

Dornak, Roy R.

Roy Dornak’s Funeral Held Here Feb. 10

Funeral services for Roy Dornak, 71, retired farmer of Oakland, were held Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. E. L. Vance officiated.

Mr. Dornak died Feb 7 in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient two and a half weeks.

Born June 10, 1899 at Schulenburg, he later lived on a farm between Schulenburg and Weimar and for the past 22 years had lived at Oakland.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Boykin Dornak, of Oakland; two daughters, Miss Beatrice Dornak of Weimar and Miss Leila Dornak of Oakland; six sisters, Mrs. Tony Goode and Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay of Weimar, Miss Lillian Dornak and Mrs. Marie Hunt of San Antonio; Mrs. Agnes Jurak of La Grange and Mrs. Fannie Teltschik of Houston; and a brother Frank Dornak, in military service in Washington state.

A brother, Louis died in World War II. Another brother, Bill, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lindsay also preceded him in death.

The Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1971
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Dornak, Stephen

Final Rites for Stephen Dornak, 82, Wednesday

Funeral services for Stephen Dornak, 82, a lifelong resident of this area were held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19, [Feb. 19?? -- JT] at Hubbard Funeral Home with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Walter Wooley officiated.

Mr. Dornak, who had been seriously ill about two years, died Monday at 3:15 p.m. in the home of one of his daughters, Mrs. Lindsie Goode.

Born Dec. 4, 1875, on the old McLeary place northeast of Weimar, he was the son of Joseph and Barbara Dornak. He married Miss Adolphine Dedek in 1899 and they first settled in Fayette County, moving to Weimar 28 years ago. Mrs. Dornak died in 1944.

Surviving are three sons, Roy of Oakland, Bill of Weimar and M.-Sgt Frankie Dornak of Tacoma, Wash.; five daughters, Mrs. Lindsie Goode of Weimar, Mrs. Morris Teltschik of Houston, and Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay, Mill Lillie Dornak and Mrs. H. L. Hunt all of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frances Dittrich of Weimar; and a half-brother, Cyril Peters of Idaho.

Weimar Mercury, February 21, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Dornak, Stephen “Bill”

Second Heart Attack Fatal To Bill Dornak

A heart attack, his second within a six-month period, was fatal for Stephen (“Bill”) Dornak, 57-year-old cemetery custodian, Saturday.

He was cleaning the swimming pool at the Richard McCreary ranch home at Holman when he suffered the seizure at 8:45 a.m. He died immediately. He had been hospitalized awhile after an attack last May.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, he had been custodian of Weimar’s Masonic Cemetery nearly 30 years. He had also done some farming and ranching until a few years ago.

Born April 28, 1910, in Fayette County, he was a son of Stephen and Adolphine Dedek Dornak. He married Miss Dorothy Dittrich Anders at Schulenburg in 1935 and they settled near Weimar.

Mr. Dornak is survived by four sons, William J. and Leroy of San Antonio, Daniel and Glenn of Weimar; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Dornak of San Antonio; two brothers, Frankie F. of Tacoma, Washington, and Roy of Oakland; and six sisters, Mrs. Lindsie Goode and Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay of Weimar, Miss Lillian Dornak and Mrs. Leroy Hunt of San Antonio, Mrs. Charlie Jurak of La Grange and Mrs. Maurice Teltschik of Houston.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Albert Hubertus and Rev. Wm. Jackson officiated.

Pallbearers were Ed Rabel, Edwin Holub, John Kasper Sr., Charlie Anders, Freddie Anders and Robert Kossa.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, November 23, 1967
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
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