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Kloesel, Adolf

Man Found Dead In Ditch Friday Morning

A negro man early last Friday morning found the body of a man in a ditch on the north side of the highway just a short distance east of Oswald Duerr’s filling station. He gave the alarm and a number of people were soon on the scene. It was found that the man was dead and his identity was proven as a brother of Mrs. Joe Grohmann, who lived just a short distance east of the spot and also of Anton Kloesel. The dead man’s name was Adolf Kloesel and he was about 57 years of age.

It is believed that in coming home (we understand that he lived in the home of his sister) he very likely became blinded by the headlights of some automobile, made a misstep and fell into the ditch at a point where a pool of water had collected, with his face in the water, and being stunned by the fall he lay there and drowned.

The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Grohmann, prepared for burial and later was interred in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Kloesel is said to have been a quite, good natured, inoffensive man, well liked by those who knew him, and his tragic death is sincerely regretted.

Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kloesel, Alvin Henry

Mr.and Mrs. Henry Kloesel of the Holman section have a very sick child, we regret to note.

Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1934, page 8


The little 6-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kloesel of the Sedan section, reported seriously ill in last week’s paper, developed a case of spinal meningitis and succumbed to this disease early Wednesday morning. In the loss of their beloved baby Mr. and Mrs. Kloesel have the sypathy of the entire community. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 8, 1934, page 1

Kloesel, Annie (Verunac)

Annie Kloesel Funeral Services Held Dec. 29

Annie V. Kloesel, 91, of Weimar, died Dec. 26 at Colorado Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29 at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Father Bily and Monsignor John Wagner officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery

Mrs. Kloesel was born Nov. 29, 1913 in Weimar to Frank and Anna Verunac.

She attended St. Michael School and Weimar High School.

She married Rudy Kloesel Nov. 12, 1933 in Weimar. He died in 1991.

She was a homemaker and lived in this area her entire life. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She is survived by one son, Don Kloesel of Houston; two daughters, Annette Helmcamp of Weimar and Kathryn Lardie of Grapevine; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister, Georgia Lovelace of Mt Shasta, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Frank Armstrong, Jed Helmcamp, Dennis Daniels, Michael Kloesel, Todd Bergquest and Stephen Lardie.

Weimar Mercury, December 30, 2004

Kloesel, Annie W. (Wanjura)

Funeral for Mrs. Kloesel Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anton (Annie) Kloesel, 87, of Weimar were held Tuesday, May 25, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Father Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Kloesel died May 22 at 7:15 p.m. at Youens Memorial Hospital, after an illness of three weeks.

Born July 26, 1894, at High Hill, she was a daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Barcak) Wanjura. She was married in Weimar to Anton Kloesel on November 15, 1915. He died n February 26, 1971.

Mrs. Kloesel was a member of St. Ann Society and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Wick of Weimar; a son and daughter-in-law, George A. and Loretta Kloesel; six grandchildren, Bobby and Brenda Wick, Larrie and Donnie Wick, George Wayne and Sue Kloesel, Mark and Shannon Kloesel, Charles and Nancy Bittner, all of Weimar, and Donnie and Molly Schram of Katy; three great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Rosa) Herzik of Schulenburg and Miss Mary Wanjura, Mrs. Henry (Emma) Pokluda; Mrs. George (Sophie) Pokluda, Mrs. Fred (Tillie) Ulrich, Mrs. Louis (Lydia) Novak, and Mrs. Herbert (Martha) Wick, all of Weimar; and one brother, Fred Wanjura of Weimar.

One sister, four, brothers and a grandson preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Wick, George Wayne Kloesel, Mark Kloesel, Larry Wick, grandsons, and Charles Bittner and Donnie Schram, grandsons-in-law.

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1982, page 9

Kloesel, Anton

Final Rites For Anton Kloesel, 87, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Anton Kloesel, 87, were held Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, at Hubbard Funeral Home and: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery

Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated.

Mr. Kloesel died Friday morning at his home.

Born Dec. 7, 1883, at Dubina, he was a son of Fred and Theresa Kloesel. He married Miss Annie Wanjura on Nov. 15, 1915, and they settled on a farm north of Weimar. When he retired in 1959 they moved to Weimar.

He was a member of St. Michael's Church, St. Joseph's Society, and Hermann Sons Lodge.

His wife survives, along with a son, George, and a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lillian) Wick, both of Weimar, and six grandchildren. A grandson, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Larry and Bobby Wick, Mark and George Wayne Kloesel, and nephews, Henry Kainer of Galveston and Geo. (Doc) Mueller of We!mar.

Weimar Mercury, March 4, 1971

Kloesel, Bruce Allen

Kloesel Infant Buried Friday

Two-day-old Bruce Allen Kloesel, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kloesel, was buried Friday afternoon, Sept. 27, in St. Michael’s Cemetery after services at Hubbard Funeral Home.

The baby was born Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Youens Hospital and died Thursday night of a congenital blood disorder.

Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 brothers, George Wayne and Mark: 2 sisters, Nancy and Molly; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kloesel and Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Cernosek of Weimar; and his great-grandfather, John Cernosek of Ammannsville.

Weimar Mercury, October 4, 1962, page 1

Kloesel, Ed A.

Ed A. Kloesel, Businessman, Cancer Victim

Cancer claimed the life Tuesday, Nov. 7, of Ed A. Kloesel, 83, for many years a Weimar businessman. His long battle with the disease ended at 9:30 a.m. at Colorado Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 9, from S. Michael Catholic Church here with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Bily officiated.

Kloesel had a longed and checkered business career. Born in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, he farmed for three years before moving to Weimar in 1937. He and Leo Hoegemeyer shared a dealership for Humble products for four and a half years in the building on West Main that is now Franklin’s Fried Chicken. When World War II brought gas and tire rationing and red tape, Kloesel gave up the dealership and took a job with Western Auto Associate Store for four and a half years. Then he worked for the Butane Gas and Equipment Co. for eight months.

On April 1, 1948, he bought the inventory of Fritz Lichey in a Texaco station on North Center in a rented building and also took on a Maytag dealership. He called his business The Trading Post. Eleven years later he bought the property and on Dec. 1, 1976, he retired, selling the lot to First State Bank for a parking lot.

Retirement didn’t last long. A year later Bennie Getschmann needed help at his Gulf station and Kloesel took a “temporary” job that continued until 1979, when Getschmann sold his property and the two gas-pump veterans retired together.

Kloesel was born Feb. 10, 1906, a son of Frank J. and Mary (Kainer) Kloesel. He married Eleanor Mensik at Ammannsville on Oct. 22, 1934. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Society.

His wife survives him; along with his daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice and Louis P. Jalowy Jr.; a grandson, John Paul Jalowy and two great-grandchildren, Nicole and Eryk Jalowy; three brothers, Emil and Rudy Kloesel of Weimar and Herman Kloesel of Schulenburg; and three sisters, Anna I. Davis of San Antonio, Bertha Koenig of Seguin and Clara Kana of La Grange. Three brothers, Adolph, Joe and Steve, and a sister, Millie Chihal, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers for the services were Lawson, Don, Gale and Steven Kloesel , Dennis and Leroy Mensik.

Weimar Mercury, November 16, 1989
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kloesel, Evelyn (Rerich)

Evelyn Kloesel Services Held On April 15

Evelyn Rerich Kloesel of Weimar passed away on April 12.

Born on December 12, 1926, to Emil Rerich and Ludmilla (Heger) Rerich, she lived most of her life in Weimar. After graduating as Salutatorian of the Weimar High School Class of 1944, Evelyn headed to Sanderson where she worked for Southern Pacific Railroad.

Upon her return to Weimar, she married Eugene Kloesel on February 9, 1948. Evelyn enjoyed being a homemaker, mom and community volunteer. Never to let grass grow under her feet, she led a very active life.

Throughout the years, she was a member of many organizations.
Belonging to the Catholic Daughters of America for more than 50 years, she served as Regent several times, District Deputy and most recently, made rosaries to be sent overseas along with serving on many other committees throughout her membership.
As an active member of the St. Michael, Bishop Forest and Weimar High School PTA's and American Legion Auxiliary, she made lifelong friends.
On any given day, you could find her enjoying time with the Red Hat Ladies, Canasta Club, Chicken Foot Domino group or Literary Guild. Volunteering at the Weimar Museum, Food Pantry or St. Michael Church and School also gave her great joy.

Evelyn's home was always open to family and friends. You were sure to be offered something delicious as not only did she love to bake, she spent many hours in the kitchen canning fruits and vegetables to be given to her family and friends.
Attending activities of her children and grandchildren were always on the top of her list, whether it be kindergarten or college.
Rarely was there a sporting event or school play that she would miss. Being called "old grandma", a name given to her by her great-grandson, Bryce, couldn't have made her happier.

She is survived by her sons, Gene Kloesel of Houston; Ernie Kloesel and wife, Elizabeth of Weimar; Woody Kloesel of Asheville, N.C., Perry Kloesel of Weimar and Greg Kloesel and wife Kathleen of Weimar; daughters, Claudia Sadka of Houston and Joni Kloesel of Brenham.
Additionally, Evelyn is survived by grandchildren, Clayton Stoner, Stefanie Sadka, Sarah Sadka, Landry Kloesel, Delaney Kloesel, Kristen Kloesel, Baron Kloesel, Nikki and Luciano Bayardo, Steven and Amy Kotrla; as well as great-grandchildren Bryce Wilson, Ethan and Emily Bayardo and Tripp Kotrla.
Also, brother, Herbert Rerich; sister-in-law, Edith Rerich and sister-in-law, Mildred Pesl and husband George; as well as countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, brothers, Bennie Rerich and wife, Elsie; Johnnie Rerich and wife Florence and Teddy Rerich; sisters, Edna (Tootsie) Hudec and husband Henry; Elsie Hluchanek and husband Jim and grandsons, Kyle Stoner; brothers-in-law, LeRoy Kloesel and wife, Peggy and Clarence Kloesel and wife Vida; nieces, Annette Hudec Arterburn and Pam Pesl and nephew, James Hluchanek.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael Catholic Church with Msgr. John C. Bily officiating. Organist was Jenny Grohmann.
Emily Purdy and Holt Ervin were altar servers. Offertory gifts were brought up by granddaughters, Stefanie, Sarah, Delaney and Kristin.
Readings ere by grandchildren Baron and Kristin.
Eucharistic Minister was Elizabeth Kloesel. Pallbearers were grandsons, Clayton and Baron and nephews, Henry Hudec, Jr., Pat Hluchanek, Ronnie Rerich and Charles Rerich. [Interment St. Michael Cemetery.]

In memory of Evelyn, donations may be made in her name to St. Michael School, the Catholic Daughters of America or the charity of your choice.

Weimar Mercury, April 25, 2013, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Kloesel, Ferdinand Ernest

Fred E. Kloesel Succumbs at 86; Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Fred E. Kloesel, 86, who died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at his home here, will be held Thursday morning, April 12. Services will be at 9:45 a.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home and at 10 o’clock in St. Michael’s Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Kloesel’s grandsons will be pallbearers, and two of them will serve in the Mass at which Msgr. A. F. Drozd will officiate.

A retired farmer, Mr. Kloesel was born March 30, 1876, at Dubina, and had spent all but 13 years of his life in this area. He was a son of John and Rosina Kloesel. He married Miss Friedaricka Skrobanek here on Nov. 9, 1898, and they lived first in the Wildwood community and later in Woodsboro before returning to the Sedan community near Weimar in 1911. In 1940 they moved into town. Mr. Kloesel’s health began failing several years ago, but he was still able fo[sic] get around until 18 months ago when he became a bed patient.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Church and had been a member of Hermann Sons lodge 64 years.

Surviving are his widow; two sons, Raymond of Weimar and Robert of Woodsboro; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Heger of La Grange, Mrs. Fred (Frieda) Grohmann and Mrs. Albert (Leona) Boeer of Weimar, and Mrs. Johnny (Hertha) Bittner of Beeville; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, April 12, 1962

Grandsons who served as pallbearers were Lee Roy Kloesel of Schulenburg, Walter Kloesel of Houston, Eugene and Clarence Kloesel of Weimar, Lawrence and Clifford Kloesel of Louisiana, Frank Heger of La Grange and Robert Kloesel of Woodsboro.

Ernie Kloesel of Weimar, a great-grandson, was altar boy.

Weimar Mercury, April 19, 1962

Kloesel, Fredericka (Skrobanek)

Final Rites for Mrs. F. Kloesel Held July 5

Funeral services for Mrs. Fredericka Kloesel, 97, widow of the late Fred E. Kloesel, were held Thursday afternoon, July 5, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with High Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church celebrated by Rev. Oswald Kahlich. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Grandsons Lee Roy Kloesel of Schulenburg, Walter Kloesel of Chicago, Eugene Kloesel of Weimar, Robert Kloesel Jr. of Woodsboro, Frank Heger III of La Grange and Dennis Overby of Beeville served as pallbearers.

Members of St. Ann Society, of which Mrs. Kloesel was a 64-year member, led a rosary recitation Wednesday evening before the parish vigil service led by Rev. Kahlich. Mrs. Kloesel was also a 61-year member of Hermann Sons, Sedan-New Bielau Lodge.

Mrs. Kloesel, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Youens Memorial Hospital after a four-day illness.

One of seven children of Johann and Anna Pauler Skrobanek, she was bor May 27, 1876, in Dittersdorf, Austria. She was 12 years old when her family emigrated to the United States in January 1888 and settled at Ammannsville. She was married to Fred E. Kloesel November 9, 1897, at St. Michael's Church here.

She and her husband lived in the Sedan, Dubina and Wildwood areas and then about fours years at Woodsboro before returning to Sedan in 1911, where they lived for the next 29 years. In 1940 they moved in to Weimar, where they lived until Mr. Kloesel's death in 1962. After that Mrs. Kloesel lived with her children until four years ago when she became a resident of Columbus Convalescent Home. Despite her advanced age, she remained active and alert until four days before her death.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond of Weimar and Robert of Woodsboro; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Heger of La Grange, Mrs. Fred (Frieda) Grohmann, and Mrs. Albert (Leona) Boeer of Weimar, and Mrs. John (Bertha) Bittner of Beeville; 18 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Beck of Weimar.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband and parents were four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fred (Anna) Walzel, Mrs. Rudolf (Julia) Hollas, Mrs. Herman (Ottilia) Claussen, Mrs. Emil (Leopoldina) Hollas, Adolf Skrobanek in February this year, and John Skrobanek as an infant in Austria; two great-grandchildren, Johnnie Naiser and Paul Kloesel; and two sons-in-law, Frank Heger Jr. of La Grange and John P. Bittner of Beeville. Mr. Bittner died July 10, five days after attending Mrs. Kloesel's funeral.

Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kloesel, Henry A.

Kloesel Funeral Sept. 10

Funeral services for Henry A. Kloesel, 81, of Weimar were held Saturday, Sept 10, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Gregory O'Connor officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Kloesel, a lifelong resident of the Weimar area, died Sept. 8 at Youens Memorial Hospital, of a heart attack.

Born February 6, 1902, in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, he was a son of Mr and Mrs. Frank Kloesel. He married Klementina Berger here on May 18, 1953. He was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had retired as custodian of First State Bank.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Klementina Kloesel of Weimar; two daughters, Dolores De La Fuente of Houston and Gladys Surman of Praha; one stepson, Frank H. Berger of Houston; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Emma Ulbrich of Weimar and Mary Sciba of Yoakum. He was preceded in death by an infant son, three brothers and two sisters.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Edward Denison, Larry Shook, Jerry Brannen, Felix Buxkemper, Patrick Surman and Michael Surman.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1983.

Kloesel, Joe

Funeral Services For Joe Kloesel, 61, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Joe Kloesel, 61, lifetime resident of the Weimar area, were held Saturday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Kloesel was taken to Youens Hospital last Thursday evening after suffering a stroke, and died at 5 o'clock the following morning.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kloesel. He served with the Army during world War I and returned to engage in farming. He never married, and for the past 8 years had made his home with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kloesel, near Weimar.

Mr. Kloesel was a member of the local American Legion post and St. Michael's Church.

Surviving in addition to his uncle and aunt are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mueller of Columbus and Mrs. Joe Rudolph of Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were members of Weimar veterans' organizations: John Hauser, Adolph Ulrich, Herbert Beck, V. A. Cernosek, August Beken and Jim Hluchanek.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1954, page 8

Kloesel, John

John Kloesel Funeral Held Here June 3

Funeral services for John Kloesel, 79, of 403 North Exchange, Weimar, were held Saturday, June 3 from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Dan O'Brien officiated.
Mr. Kloesel died at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, in, Youens Memorial Hospital, ending a six-month illness with cancer.

A retired employee of Sears Roebuck & Co. at Dallas, he was born here June 24, 1898, a son of Frank and Theresa (Ginger) Kloesel. He married Frances Zabojnik here on July 10, 1923.

He lived here the first 42 years of his life, then lived in Dallas from 1935 to 1971.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Kloesel of Weimar; one brother, Henry Kloesel of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Sciba of Yoakum and Mrs. Emma Ulbrich of Weimar. Two brothers, Frank and Willie Kloesel, and two sisters, Mrs. Paula Krenek and Mrs. Theresa Koenig preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Homer Lee Taylor, James E. Takats, Bobby Hicky, Herbert Rerich, Herbert UlbrIch and Ernest Surman.

Weimar Mercury, June 8, 1978, page 9

Kloesel, Martha (Miska)

Martha Kloesel Funeral Held Here Jan. 28

Funeral services for Mrs. Raymond (Martha) Kloesel, 88, of Weimar were held Sunday, January 28, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Fr. John C. Bily officiated.

Mrs. Kloesel, a resident of Colonial Rest Home at Schulenburg the last eight years, died there Friday, January 26.

Born July 16, 1901, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Frank and Alouisa (Manofsky) Miska. She was married to Raymond G. Kloesel here on Oct. 26, 1923. They lived in the Sedan-Dubina area until 1967, when they moved to Weimar. Her husband died Nov. 19 1975.

Surviving are three sons, LeeRoy Kloesel of Schulenburg and Clarence and Eugene Kloesel of Weimar; one Daughter, Mrs. George (Mildred) Pesl of Pasadena, 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mary (Steve) Bayer of Austin. A grandson, Paul Bruce Kloesel, four brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were grandsons Gene Kloesel, Mark Pesl, Perry Kloesel, Rodney Pesl, Gregory Kloesel and Carl Kloesel.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1990
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Kloesel, Mathias

Old man Kloesel, a well-known farmer of this section, died Thursday of last week, and was buried at St. Michael’s cemetery in this city the following day. The funeral procession was one of he longest ever seen in this city attesting his popularity.

Weimar Mercury, July 13, 1901, page 5

Kloesel, Paul Bruce

Final Rites for Paul Bruce Kloesel Held Here Friday

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church Friday morning, Feb. 12, for Paul Bruce Kloesel, 4-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kloesel of Weimar. [Interment St. Michael Cemetery.]

The little boy died Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, in Texas Children's Hospital, Houston. He has been in Youens Hospital here one day before being transferred to the Houston hospital, where he was under treatment three days. Death came very suddenly after heart specialists made tests and performed an emergency operation.

Paul Bruce was born here Oct. 6, 1959.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Wanda Fay and Judy Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stech and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kloesel; Great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Kloesel; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Serving as pallbearers were Otis Carl Stech, Glenn Schoen, James Dahse and Ernie Barta.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1960

Kloesel, Ruby (Miller)

Ruby Kloesel Funeral Services Held Feb. 9

Ruby Kloesel, 90, of Weimar, died Feb. 7 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 9 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Kloesel was born Dec. 7, 1912 in Schulenburg to E.B. Miller and Lula (Warnken) Miller. She attended Schulenburg High School. She married Emil S. Kloesel.

Mrs. Kloesel was a bookkeeper and cashier for Travelers Restaurant, a mother and housewife. She was a member of St. Ann's Society and St. Michael's Catholic Church. She lived in Weimar for 48 years also living in Schulenburg.

Mrs. Kloesel is survived by children, Lawson Kloesel of Sugar Land, M. Lou Hilley of Missouri City, Elaine Schindler of Houston and Maureen Garcia of Houston; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one very dear friend and neighbor, Dicky Miska.

She was preceded in death by her husband Emil S. Kloesel; and one sister.

Pallbearers were Ed Hilley, Don Kloesel, Gary Jones, Jeff Dunn and Dicky Miska.

The Weimar Mercury, February 13, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Kloesel, Rudy R

Rudy Kloesel, Ex Shop Owner Dies Suddenly

Rudy R. Kloesel, who had retired after many years in the shoe repair business died Tuesday, May 14, at Colorado Fayette Medical Center of a heart attack. He was 82

Funeral services were held May 16 from St. Michael Catholic Church with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. John Bily officiated.

Kloesel opened Rudy’s Shoe Shop on Nov. 6, 1931. He retired in 1963 but continued a business of repairing sewing machines and sharpening saws at his home. He enjoyed hobbies of gardening and fishing.

Born Dec. 19, 1908 in the Sedan-Dubina area, he was a son of Frank and Mary (Kalner) Kloesel. He moved to Weimar as a teenager. He married Annie Verunac on Nov. 12, 1936 at St Michael Catholic Church. He was a member of St Michael Church and the Knights of Columbus.

His wife survives him, along with one son, Don Kloesel of Houston; two daughters, Annette Helmcamp of Weimar and Kathy Lardie of Spring; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emil Kloesel of Weimar and Herman Kloesel of Schulenburg; and three sisters, Annie Davis of San Antonio, Bertha Koenig of Seguin and Clara Kana of La Grange. Four brothers, Adolph, Joe, Ed and Steve and one sister, Millis Cihal preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Lawson Kloesel and Louis Jaloway, Nephews; and Jed Helmcamp, Buddy Armstrong, Michael Kloesel and Stephen Lardie grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1991
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kloesel, Theresa


Mrs. Theresa Kloesel, aged 81 years, died at her home near Beeville Saturday last, and the remains were brought here Sunday for interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. K. was a former resident of the Sedan community, a few miles northwest of Weimar, but had resided at or near Victoria and Beeville for the past twenty years.

She was the mother of Jos. Kloesel of the Beeville section and Mrs. Ferd. Heinrich of High Hill, both of whom were present at the funeral. Many old time residents of the Sedan section will remember Mrs. Kloesel as a kindly, good woman, a devoted wife and mother, and the best of neighbors and friends.

The Mercury joins many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 31, 1925, page 1

Kloesel, Theresa (Junger)


Mrs. Theresia Kloesel, beloved wife, of Mr. Frank B. Kloesel, well known farmer of this section, died at the family home May 28th, at 6 o'clock, and was laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery May 20th, with Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. The funeral was largely attended, and the floral emblems many and beautiful, attesting the high esteem in which this good woman was held by all.

The pall bearers were her nephews, Frank and Willie Kloesel of Shiner, Ed Kloesel of Baytown. Theo Kloesel of Dubina, Robert Kloesel of Woodsboro, and Raymond Kloesel of Weimar.

Mrs. Kloesel was born in Bolten, Germany, and at the time of her death was 69 years, 5 months and 24 days old. She came to this country about the year 1890, and the greater part of her life after coming to America was spent in this section. Eight children were born to this union. as follows: Mrs. Theresia Koenig of El Campo, Frank Kloesel, Jr., of Weimar, Mrs. Mary Sciba of Oakland, John Kloesel of Holman, Mrs. Emma Ulbrich of Weimar, Henry Kloesel of Holman, Mrs. Paulina Krenek of Rutersville and Willie Kloesel of Weimar; also twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Klosel was a splendid woman, wife and mother, neighbor and friend. She had a large circle of friends and was always a welcome guest wherever she visited. Until ill health was visited upon her she took an active interest in all affairs around her. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section.

Among those from a distance who came here last week end to attend the funeral of Mrs. Theresia Kloesel we noted: Mr. John Kloesel and family of Shiner, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Kloesel of Shiner. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Timberg and son of Shiner, Mr. Emil Beck of Woodsboro, Mrs. John Shubert of Woodsboro, Mr. and Mrs. Rayhold Koenig of Sweet Home, Mrs. Ludwig Kloesel and family of Baytown, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kloesel of Baytown, Mr. and Mrs. John Bittner of Garwood, Mr. and Mrs. George Bittner of Garwood, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Koenig of Nada, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Krenek of Rutersville.

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1935, page 1

Kloesel, Willie

Funeral for Willie Kloesel Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel for Willie Kloesel, 66, who died at 11 a.m. July 4, of cancer.

He had been in Youens Memorial Hospital a week and had been ill about six months.

Rev. Ted Wesolowaki officiated in the services. Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Kloesel, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of this area. Born Sept. 22, 1908, he was a son of Frank and Theresa Junger Kloesel. He was never married.

He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army in New Guinea, and was a member of the VFW post here.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Ulbrich of Weimar and Mrs. Mary Sciba of Yoakum; and two brothers, Henry and John Kloesel of Weimar. A brother, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Koenig and Mrs. Pauline Krenek, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Herbert Ulbrich, Thomas Barcak, Albert Boeer, John Lidiak, Herbert Surman and Ernest Surman.

Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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