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Korenek, Adela (Pavlu)


Adela Pavlu Korenek, 87, of Garwood, passed away Oct. 22.

She was born Feb. 14, 1917, to Henry and Sophie Pavlu. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the KJZT Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard John Korenek; sister, Evelyn Drlik; grandson, Ronald Stavena Jr. and great-grandson, Austin Galloway.

She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Merta of Louise, Helen Hubenak of Friendswood, Dolores Stavena of Wharton, Beatrice Bachunek of Wharton and Janie Kight of El Campo; sons, John Korenek of Garwood, Richard J. Korenek Jr. of Nada, Dennis Korenek of Nada, James Korenek of El Campo, Lawrence Korenek of Garwood and Wayne Korenek of El Campo.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, John Korenek Jr., Kenneth Hubenak, Eric Merta, Kyle Korenek, Jack Korenek, Ryan Rachunek, Chad Kight, Clint Korenek and Jason Stavena. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Colorado County Citizen, October 20, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Korenek, Adolph Cyril

Services for Adolph Korenek, 67, father of Alice Drapela of Lake Jackson, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Church in Nada. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

A rosary will be recited tonight at 8 at the Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

Korenek, who died Monday (Feb. 21, 1977) is survived by six other daughters, Edna Shimek and Katsy Korenek of Nada, Jeanette Ham and Leona Brozocuski of Houston, Lucy Buenger of Wharton and Betty Salas of Ganado; three sons, Edward Korenek and Raymond Korenek of Garwood and Clement Korenek of Nada, and one sister, Odelia Korenek of Victoria.

Arrangements are by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

Brazosport Facts, Tuesday, February 22, 1977
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Korenek, Allen John

AUSTIN, Nov. 13.—A bridegroom of less than 48 hours was found dead yesterday beside his unconscious 20-year-old bride in a local tourist court.

He was Allan J. Korenek of Garwood, 23, who had been married Tuesday night.

Justice of the Peace Frank McBee ordered an autopsy.

William K. Payne, manager of the tourist court, said he discovered the tragedy shortly after noon yesterday. He said the temperature in the cabin at the time was about 85 degrees.

Payne said the bed was "soaked with blood" from Korenek's mouth and nose, "apparently a hemorrhage."

Mrs. Korenek seemed to be in a stupor and revived when he shook her, he said. She was taken to a local hospital and released to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krnek [sic.] of Nada, last night.

McBee sent blood specimens to the Department of Public Safety for analysis and asked the State Health Department to check the gas heater in the room for fumes.

Korenek was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Korenek of Garwood. He had been discharged from the Marine Corps Oct. 31.

Corpus Christi Times, Friday, Nov. 13, 1953

AUSTIN -- Nov. 13. -- Authorities Friday investigated the death of a 23-year-old bridegroom, found dead Thursday in a honeymoon cabin beside his unconscious bride.

Justice of the Peace Frank McBee said there was no apparent indication of foul play. However he withheld a verdict pending an autopsy on the body of Allan J. Korenek of Garwood.

William K. Payne, manager of a South Austin tourist court told police he found Korenek dead and his 20-year-old bride unconscious when he went ot their cabin Thursday.

A gas heater was burin in the single room cabin.

The couple had checked into the tourist court about 24 hours earlier. They were married Tuesday at Nada, a community of about 200 persons in Colorado county.

Mrs. Korenek was taken to Brackenridge general hospital for emergency treatment, but later released after she regained consciousness.

Brownwood Bulletin, Friday, Nov. 13, 1953


A tragic death in an Austin motel sometimes last Thursday separated Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. Korenek of Nada only hours after they were married in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.

Mr. Korenek was found dead in his bed at the motel, lying beside his wife, who was unconscious but she is recovering.

According to evidence reported _ _ ion from carbon monoxide ap_ _ ion from leaking gas fumes apparently caused the death of the 23-year-old marine corps veteran and almost took his bride's life.

She is the former Dorothy Krenek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krenek, and Mr. Korenek was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Korenek.

The young couple was married Nov. 10 and left Nada that night about 11 p.m. on their wedding trip. They checked into the Sam Houston Motel in Austin about _:30 p.m.

According to the Austin American, W.K. Payne, manager of the motel on South Congress avenue said that he went to the Korenek's cabin about noon Wednesday but found the couple apparently sleeping.

He departed and returned Thursday, noticing that something was wrong. He was quoted as saying that the cabin was very hot." It was heated by a indoor furnace.

Justice of the Peace Frank McBee yesterday in a coroner's verdict ruled that Mr. Korenek died of "Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning."

According to wire services: "The State Health department report _ _ d tests indicated 5 hours' operation of the floor furnace in the cabin would build up a 'dangerous concentration of carbon monoxide.' "

Mrs. Korenek was taken to an Austin hospital and later was taken to an El Campo hospital by auto.

Funeral services for Mr. Korenek, 23, were held at the Triska Funeral home chapel in El Campo at 8:30 a.m. last Friday. Requiem High Mass was at 9 a.m. with Rev. Edmund J. Bily officiating.

Rev. Marcus Valenta of El Campo and Rev. Rudolph Hoffmann of Shiner were present in the sanctuary.

He was given a military burial in St. Mary's cemetery at Nada.

Pallbearers were Alfred and Jerome Zbranek, Frank Kasmiersky, Lawrence Shimek, Robert Janish and Henry Janicek.

Mr. KIorenek was discharged from the marine corps Oct. 7 after serving 2 years, a part of the time in Korea. He had been awarded the Korean Service medal, the United Nations Service medal and the National Defense medal.

He was born at Nada Mar. 6, 1930 and attended school in Nada.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents; 3 brothers, Leonard, Joe and Eugene Korenek; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Peter of Hungerford, Mrs. Bessie Lorani of Houston and Misses Mary Ann and Edith Korenek of Nada; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Korenek.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 19, 1953
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Korenek, Annie (Hoffmann)

Mrs. Korenek, Nada Native Succumbs

Funeral services were held last Thursday in El Campo for Mrs. Martin Korenek, 77, of Nada who passed away in her home Feb. 23, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Korenek was a life long resident of Nada.

Services were held at Triska chapel in El Campo at 9 A.M. Thursday with Requiem High Mass said in the St. Mary’s Catholic church in Nada at 9:30. Rev. Edmund Bily officiated. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Nada.

Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, Leo, Richard, and Adolph, all of Nada; and a daughter, Mrs. Abert Eggemeyer of Garwood.

Her grandsons were pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 1954
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Korenek, Annie S. (Janecka)

Annie S. Korenek Funeral Services Held Sept. 17

Annie S. (Janecka) Korenek, 94, of Weimar died on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Regency Nursing Center in Schulenburg.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 17 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John Buy officiating. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery.

Eucharistic minister was Eddie Janecka, a nephew. Serving as altar servers were great-grandsons, Randy and Jason Korenek of Rockdale.

Lectors were great-granddaughters Amy Korenek of Rockdale and Caitlyn Kubenka of Praha.

Music was provided by Eddie and Margie Janecka of Dubina.

The daughter of Anton and Anna (Muzny) Janecka, she was born on April 22, 1910 in Weimar.

She attended Wildwood School.

Her marriage to Frank V. Korenek took place Sept. 25, 1934 in the Catholic Church at Dubina.

She resided in Weimar and Schulenburg.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of Weimar.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, loved and admired by all.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law: Ike and Nettilee Korenek, Frank and Bea Korenek, Willie and Isyjean Korenek all of Rockdale; one daughter and son-in-law, Annie Mae and Walter W. Ripper of Schulenburg.

Her grandchildren are: Michael Korenek and wife Genella of Rockdale, Alan Korenek of Rockdale, Teresa and husband, Mitch Shaw of Corpus Christi, Mark Ripper and David Ripper of Schulenburg, Debbie Black and husband Scott of Temple, Darrell Korenek and wife Miki of Weatherford, Denise Meyer and husband Harvey of Schulenburg and Judy Kubenka and husband Steve of Praha. Also surviving are 20 great-grandchildren and one sister, Albina Tupa of Ganado.

Her husband, parents, son Joe Korenek, two grandchildren, Joseph and Debra Korenek; two brothers, Ike and Charlie Janecka and one sister, Polly Fowler preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Michael, Alan and Darrell Korenek; Mark and David Ripper; Steve Kubenka, Mitch Shaw, Scott Black and Harvey Meyer.

Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Genella and Miki Korenek, Theresa Shaw, Judy Kubenka, Denise Meyer and Debbie Black

Weimar Mercury, September 30, 2004

Korenek, Filomena (Maresh)

Mrs. F. Korenek

Advocate New Service
WEIMAR -- Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Filomena Korenek, long-time resident of Fayette County who died in a local hospital Saturday.

One of 15 children of Ignac and Marie Maresh, she was born in Europe on Aug. 8, 1888 and came to America with her parents at the age of 10. She was a columnist for Czech newspapers for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Baresh of Port Lavaca and Mrs. Charles (Annie) Mazech of Weimar; three sons, Joseph of St. John's, Frank of Weimar and Charles of Houston; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Maresh of Moravia and Fred of El Campo; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Stazie) Salasek of Victoria and Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Zavesky of Hallettsville and a half-brother, Charles Maresh of Corpus Christi.

Burial was in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery following requiem Mass offered by Rev. Albert Hubertus.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1968
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Mrs. Korenek’s Funeral Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Filomena Korenek, 79, were held Sunday afteroon, Aug. 4, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Korenek died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient five days.

She and her husband, the late Joseph Korenek, had been residents of San Jacinto Hotel, a home for the aged, since last September. Mr. Korenek died Jan 23 this year.

Mrs. Korenek was born in Czechoslovakia on Aug. 8, 1888 and was 10 years old when her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ignac Maresh, brought her to America. The family settled near Schulenburg. She was married to Mr. Korenek in 1910 and they lived in the Schulenburg area until about seven years ago when they retired and moved to Weimar.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers and the KJZT.

Surviving her are three sons, Frank of Weimar, Joe of St. John and Charlie of Pasadena; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Baresh of Port Lavaca and Mrs. Charlie (Annie) Mazoch of Dubina; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Pauline) Zavesky of Hallettsville and Mrs. Frank (Stazie) Salasek of Victoria; and two brothers, Frank Maresh of Moravia and Fred of El Campo.

One son preceded her in death as a two-year-old.

Weimar Mercury, August 9, 1968, page 4

Korenek, Georgia A. (Kubos)

Funeral For Mrs.Korenek Here Dec. 5

Funeral services for Georgia A. Korenek, 65, of Rt. 1, Weimar, formerly of St. John's were held Monday, Dec. 5, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Bily officiated.

Mrs. Korenek died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center of cancer.

Born Jan. 13, 1923, in Colorado County, she was a daughter of Charles and Annie (Janak) Kubos. She was married to Joseph F. Korenek, who preceded her in death in 1971. Mr. Korenek had lived here two and a half years, and had lived at St. John's 18 years.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Korenek of Weimar; three daughters, Dorothy Baker of Wichita, Kansas, Helen Krenek and Carrie Korenek of Schulenburg; five grandchildren and one sister, Edna Janak of Beaumont.

Serving as pallbearers were Leon Kahlden, James Janak, H. W. Brinsdon, John Elstner, Ike Korenek and Danny Korenek.

Weimar Mercury, December 22, 1988
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Korenek, Joe Lee

Joe Lee Korenek Dies Suddenly Going on Hunt Trip

The Weimar area was shocked Sunday by the death of Joe Lee Korenek, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Korenek of Rt. 2, Weimar.

Young Korenek and his brother had started to a deer lease in a car to get the camp house and other hunting facilities in order for the first day of the season, when he slumped over,

The brother Ike immediately turned around and rushed his brother back to Weimar where he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Weimar hospital. Death was caused by a heart attack according to Weimar doctors.

Korenek was born in Dubina Aug 3, 1937, and had lived all his life on a farm around the Weimar area. He was a member of the Catholic church and joined the Columbus unit of the national guard Aug. 5 this year.

Lt. Arthur Untermeyer represented the national guard at the funeral.

Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers and one sister.

Burial services were from the Hubbard Funeral home and Catholic church in Weimar, with interment in a Weimar [St. Michael's] cemetery Tuesday morning.

Colorado County Citizen, November 11, 1954

Korenek, Joseph Leonard Sr.

Rites Friday for Jos. Korenek Sr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 26, for Joseph Korenek Sr., 82, who died Tuesday around noon at San Jacinto Hotel.

Services will begin at Hubbard Funeral Home at 2 p.m. continuing at 2:15 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1968, page 1

Last Rites for Jos. Korenek, 82, Held Friday

Funeral services for Joseph Korenek Sr., 82, were held Friday, Jan. 26, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiated.

Mr. Korenek died Tuesday at noon in San Jacinto Hotel, where he had lived since August 1967.

Born Oct. 12, 1885, in Czechoslovakia, he was seven years old when his parents brought him to America. The family settled near Schulenburg. He married Miss Filomena Maresh and they farmed near Schulenburg until about seven years ago when they retired and moved to Weimar.

His wife survives, along with three sons, Frank of Weimar, Joseph of St. John and Charlie of Pasadena; two daughters, Mr. John (Marie) Baresh of Pt. Lavaca and Mrs. Charlie (Annie) Mazoch of Weimar; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one bother, Anton Korenek of Schulenburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Herzik of Weimar, Mrs. Josephine Janecek of La Grange and Mrs. Angeline Novak of El Campo.

Pallbearers were Joseph Koreek[sic], Daniel Korenek, Ike Korenek, Frank C. Korenek, Joseph Mazoch and Johnnie Baresh.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1968, page 8

Korenek, Joseph A.

Joseph Korenek

Joseph A. Korenek of Garwood passed away on Dec. 12, 2011 at the age of 78. He was born June 16, 1933 in Nada to Leo and Annie Janish Korenek. He was a farmer and rancher, an Army Veteran, a member of the Nada Knights of Columbus, KJT Society and an honorary lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Dybala Korenek; daughters, Brenda Mach and husband Randy of El Campo and Carol Fajkus and husband Jerry of Dripping Springs; son, Paul Korenek and wife Carrie of El Maton; grandchildren, Cody, Justin and Lauren Mach, Audrey Korenek and Kirk Reddoch; brother, Eugene Korenek of Wharton and sisters, Bessie Loranc of Richmond and Edith Drlik of Garwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Veronica Ann; brothers, Leonard and Allen Korenek and sisters, Lillie Petter and Mary Ann Gold.

Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, Dec. 15 at Triska Funeral Home with a Knight of Columbus wake service and Rosary being offered at 5:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Graveside services will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post 251.

Memorial donations in memory of Joseph A. Korenek may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Words of condolence may be left for the family at

Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

El Campo Leader News, December 13, 2011
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Korenek, Leonard Sr.


Leonard Korenek Sr., 79 of Garwood, passed away Sunday, June 6 in El Campo. He was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Nada to the late Leo and Annie Janish Korenek. He served in the U.S. Navy as Seaman First Class during World War II. He was a retired farmer and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, the KJT and the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara Korenek; sisters, Lillie Petter and Mary Ann Gold; and one brother, Allen Korenek.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Canik) Korenek of Garwood; children, Evelyn Korenek of Victoria, Leonard Korenek, Jr. and wife, Judy of Port Lavaca, Angie Wendel and husband, Gary of Louise, Allen Korenek and wife, Arlene of Bay City, Stephen Korenek and wife, Patricia of El Campo, Kenneth Korenek and wife, Donna of New Taiton, Patrick Korenek and friend, Mary Piwonka of Louise and Madeline Fruge and husband, Kieth of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Bessie Loranc of Colorado and Edith Drlik of Garwood; brothers, Joe Korenek of Garwood and Eugene Korenek of El Campo.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post 251 of El Campo.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Daryl Wendel, Kevin Korenek, Travis Korenek, Blake Korenek, Andy Korenek, Matthew Doubt and Marcus Doubt.

Memorial donations in memory of Leonard Korenek, Sr. may be given to the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada or the Sisters of Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, 1101 N.E. Water, Victoria, Texas 77901.

The Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Korenek, Richard Sr.


Funeral services for Richard Korenek, Sr., 69, a native of Nada, Texas were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada.

Monsignor Victor Schmidtzinsky was the main celebrant, co-celebrants were Father Ed Schoellmann, Rev. Henry Rachunek, and Bishop Heigo Gerbermann.

Father Ed Schoellmann preached the Homily. Grandson John Lee Korenek, Jr. was service lector. Grandchildren Renae Y. Merta, Martin, Linda and Sandra Korenek carried the offertory gifts. Altar servers were grandson Keith Korenek, Tom Gold and Duane Korenek.

The Nada choir sang the High Mass. Organist as[sic] Mrs. Clarence Martin.

A family and K.J.T. Society rosary was said prior to the Mass.

On Easter Sunday evening a parish rosary was held followed by Mass. Edward Korenek nephew served as lector and Eucharistic minister.

A tribute to Mr. Korenek written by a family member was read by a niece, Sister Odelia Korenek at the services.

Richard Korenek, Sr. was born in Nada on August 29, 1915 to Martin and Anna (Hoffmann) Korenek.

He married Adela Pavlu on November 8, 1938. They were blessed with eleven children.

Mr. Korenek died Saturday, April 6 at Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar. He suffered a massive heart attack.

Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nada.

Mr. Korenek is survived by his wife Adela Korenek of 46 years. Six sons: John of Garwood, Richard Jr. of Nada, James of El Campo, Lawrence of Garwood, Wayne of Wharton, Dennis of Nada and five daughters: Dorothy Merta of Louise, Helen Hubenak of Friendswood, Delores Stavena of Wharton, Janice Kight of El Campo and Beatrice Rachunek of Wharton.

He had twenty-six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were nephews Clarence Eggemeyer, Rudy Drlik, Jr., Raymond, Edward, Joe and Eugene Korenek.

Mr. Korenek was engaged in rice farming. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors working and admiring nature.

He was a member of Nada Catholic Church and a member of the K.J.T. Society and served as president for many years.

Colorado County Citizen, April 18, 1985

Korenek, Ruby Mary (Spacek)

NADA – Ruby Mary Spacek Korenek, 59, of Nada, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000.

She was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Hallettsville, to the late Willie and Justina Kutach Spacek. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, KJZT and Christian Mothers.

Survivors: husband, Raymond Korenek; daughters, Joyce Supak and Rita Poncik, both of El Campo and LuAnn Wigginton of Prosper; sons, Michael Korenek of Nada and Ronnie Korenek of El Campo; sisters, Dorothy Eggemeyer of Nada and Bernice Welch of West Columbia; brothers, Marcus Spacek of Hungerford and Raymond Spacek of Wharton and 13 grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Visitation will begin 10 a.m. today at Triska Funeral Home chapel.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home chapel.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada, the Revs. Greg Korenek, James Janish and Joseph Koebel officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo

Victoria Advocate, Saturday, February 5, 2000
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

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