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Miksch, Dorothy (Vacek) Rodgers

Dorothy Miksch Funeral Services Held Dec. 2.

Dorothy Rodgers Miksch, 82, of Weimar, died Oct. [sic] 29 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2 at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating, Interment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Miksch was born April 15, 1920 in Holman to Wilma Mensik Vacek. She graduated from Weimar High School in 1937.

On Dec. 26, 1942, she married Gilbert "Doc" Rodgers in Weimar. He preceded her in death in 1991. She then married Fred "Sonny" Miksch in 1995. He preceded her in death in 1999.

She was co-owner of Western Auto Store in Weimar and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mrs. Miksch is survived by daughter, Ann Toppel and husband Marshall of Conroe, Luke Rodgers and wife Joan of Conroe and Paul Rodgers and wife Judy of Richmond; siblings, Gene Vacek of Weimar, Judith Renger of Hallettsville and Bernice Holubec of La Grange; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gilbert Henry Rodgers in 1952.

Pallbearers were grandsons Adam Rodgers, Marc Toppel, Brady Rodgers, Chris Nunn, Jesse Carver, Ryan Thompson and Michael Gazaway.

Weimar Mercury, December 5. 2002

Miksch, Frances (Heger)

Mrs. Gus Miksch’s FuneraI Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gus Miksch Sr., 69, will be held Saturday morning, March 12. Services will be at 9:45 a.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s church.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Rosary will be recited Thursday night at 7:30 and Friday night at 7:15, in the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Miksch died at her home at 1 a.m. Thursday after a long illness.

Weimar Mercury, March 11, 1960, page 1

Final Rites for Mrs. Gus Miksch, 69, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gus Miksch Sr., 69, were held Saturday morning, March 12, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Thomas Flanagan and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated.

Mrs. Miksch died shorty before 1 a. m. Thursday, March 10, at her home. She had been under treatment for a maligancy[sic] for some time, and seriously ill about six months.

Except for four or five years when she and her husband lived in Houston, she was a lifelong resident of this area. Born August 12, 1890, near Weimar, she was the former Miss Frances Heger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heger. She was married to Mr. Miksch Aug. 12, 1908, and for many years they farmed in the Holman area. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Christian Mothers Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Gus Miksch Jr., and Robert Miksch of Weimar and Fred Miksch of Carlsbad, New Mexico; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, John Heger of the Holman area and Fred Heger Sr. of Columbus and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Vacek, Mrs. Anton Freis and Mrs. Emil Rerich, all of this area, and Mrs. Frank Miksch of Victoria. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Pallbearers for the services were Fred Heger Jr., John Miksch, Frank Munch, John F. Heger, Bennie Rerich and Lawrence Vacek.

Weimar Mercury, March 18, 1960, page 1

Miksch, Frank Sr.

Farmer Succumbs to Recent Injuries

Mr. Frank Miksch, Sr., who recently was severely wounded by the accidental discharge of a shotgun while endeavoring to shoot a snake, died Thursday night of last week as a result of the injuries he received at the time. It was realized from the first that the aged man was seriously injured, the charge of shot having entered his head just below the chin on the left side, ranged upward, tearing out one eye and crushing his skull into pulp. Despite the serious injuries he received at that time, he lived nearly two weeks thereafter, was conscious most of the time, partook of nourishment, sat up in bed from time to time and conversed with those about him, and seemed perfectly rational almost up to the very last. The remarkable vitality displayed by the aged man in the face of the serious injuries he had received was a cause of wonder and astonishment to physicians, family and friends. However, Death set its seal upon him and Thursday night of last week his poor, tired spirit took its flight into that other and better world.

The funeral took place Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service.

Mr. Miksch was born in Austria Nov. 29, 1858. He came to this country in 1888, first settling near Schulenburg, then six years later moved to the Weimar section, where the remainder of his life was spent. His good wife was claimed by death on Oct. 23, 1921. To this union nine children were born, six sons and three daughters, as follows: Joe Miksch of Taylor, Texas; Frank and Gus Miksch of Holman, Texas; Henry, Fritz and Fred Miksch of Weimar; Miss Tina Miksch of Schulenburg; Mrs. L. O. Wunderlich of Brenham; Mrs. J. G. Knebel, city.

Mr. Miksch ever proved himself to be a good husband and father, a kind neighbor and friend. He possessed a large circle of friends wherever known and his funeral was largely attended. He was a kind hearted man, peaceable and upright of deportment, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1929, page 1

Miksch, Frank

Frank Miksch, 87, Victoria, Buried Here

Funeral services for Frank F. Miksch, 87, of Victoria, were held Dec. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Victoria, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Weimar.

Mr. Miksch died at 10:40 p.m. Dec. 25 in a Victoria Hospital.

Born Nov 2, 1882, in Austria, a son of Frank and Teckla Schindler Miksch, Mr. Miksch lived in this area before moving to Victoria in 1936. He married Miss Julia Heger here in 1906 and they settled on a farm at Holman. He also operated the Holman store for ten years, in partnership with his brother-in-law. At Victoria the Miksches owned a cafe before retiring in 1950. His wife died in 1966.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Hermann Sons Lodge, and Holy Name Society.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. E. H. Payne of Victoria, Mrs. Ben Beal of El Campo, Mrs. George Townsend of Glen Flora, Mrs. Steve Kosler of Weimar, Mrs. W. H. Langston of Lubbock, and Mrs. R. L. Nellon of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, John Miksch of Weimar and Frank Miksch of Richland, Wash.; 16 grandchildren, 241 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sophie Knebel of El Campo, Mrs. Emma Wunderlich of Brenham and Miss Ernestine Miksch of Houston; and four brothers, Henry Miksch of Weimar, Fred Miksch of Waelder, Fritz Miksch of Flatonia and Joe Miksch of Taylor.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1970, page 4

Miksch, Gus Sr.

Final Rites for Gus Miksch Sr., 76, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Gus Miksch Sr., 76, were held Tuesday morning, May 21, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. John Bily offiicated[sic].

Mr. Miksch had been in poor health for several years. He was found dead at his home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Justice of the Peace H. W. Hasse gave a verdict of suicide.

Mr. Miksch had lived in the Weimar area nearly all of his life. Born Dec. 5, 1886, in Fayette County, he was a son of Frank and Tekla Schindler Miksch. He arried[sic] Miss Frances Heger on Oct. 12, 1908, and they farmed in the Holman and Mullins Prairie section for many years. In about 1943 they moved to Houston, where Mr. Miksch was employed as a gardener at the palatial Glenn McCarthy home. When he retired in 1952 they moved to Weimar, building a home near that of their son, Gus Jr. Mrs. Miksch died three years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Gus Jr. and Robert of Weimar and Fred of Carlsbad, New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Knebel of El Campo, Miss Ernestine Miksch of Houston and Mrs. Emma Wunderlich of Brenham; and five brothers, Frank of Victoria, Joe of Taylor, Henry of Weimar, Emil (Fritz) of La Grange and Fred of Waelder. One son, Alfred, died as an infant, and another son, George, at the age of 7.

Pallbearers were John Miksch, David Miksch, Fred Heger Jr., Johnnie Rerich, Anton Freis Jr. and Frank Munsch.

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1963, page 1

Miksch, Henry

Funeral for Henry Miksch, 90, July 9

Henry Miksch Sr., 90, a lifelong resident of Weimar, died Tuesday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m. in Youens Memorial Hospital. He had entered the hospital June 28 and had undergone surgery June 29.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, from St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father John Spirka officiating. During the Mass, his granddaughter, Marilyn Hinze, read a history of his life, which she had written. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were George and Larry Sebesta of Cat Spring and Sheridan, Mark Anders and Lonnie Hinze of Weimar, Dennis Stavinoha and Bill Dawkins of Houston.

Mr. Miksch was born in the Holman area October 26, 1890, a son of Frank and Tekla (Schindler) Miksch. He married Mary Guenther on November 9, 1915, and they settled on a farm near Weimar. They sold the farm and moved to Houston in 1946, but returned in 1951 to make their home in Weimar.

Mr. Miksch was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Society.

Mrs. Miksch died in February 1973. In April 1977, he moved to Parkview Manor.

He is survived by: two daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Joe Krecmer and Alice and Emil Anders, of Weimar; his son and daughter-in-law, Henry Jr. and Annie Miksch, of Schulenburg; grandchildren, Mark Anders, Marilyn and Lonnie Hinze, all of Weimar, Betty and Bill Dawkins, Jeanette and Dennis Stavinoha, Steven and Anthony Orlando and Susan Lumpkin, all of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Emma Wunderlich of Brenham and a brother, Fred Miksch of Waelder.

Preceding him in death in addition to his wife were four brother, Joe, Emil, Gus and Frank and two sisters, Miss Tina Miksch and Mrs. Joe (Sophie) Knebel.

The Weimar Mercury, July 16, 1981
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Miksch, Henry A. Jr.

Hy. Miksch Funeral Held January 19

Funeral services for Henry A. Miksch Jr., 65, of Schulenburg were held Tuesday, January 19, from Schwenke - Baumgarten Funeral Chapel, with entombment in St. Michael's Catholic Parish Mausoleum.

Rev. Jim Barlow officiated.

Mr. Miksch died at his home at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 17.

Born Oct. 12, 1916, at Weimar, he was a son of Henry and Mary (Guenther) Miksch. He married Anne Schenk at St. Michael's Catholic Church here on Aug. 18, 1941, and they lived in Houston during most of their married life.

Mr. Miksch began his business career as an oilfield roughneck at Austwell in 1940. He was employed as a draftsman at Todd Shipyard during World War II, and after the war became a heavy-equipment operator in Houston. In 1957 he became owner-operator of a bakery, "The House of Donuts,'' and continued that until retiring in 1965 at the age of 49.

He and his wife moved to Schulenburg, where he was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society.

His wife survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn A. Lumpkin of Rosenberg; a son, James H. Miksch of Humble, six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Edna) Krecmer and Mrs. Emil (Alice) Anders, both of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Tony Orlando and Steven Orlando, grandsons, Charlie Schenk, Clarence Schenk, Michael Riewe, and Bernard Ripper.

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1982, page 2

Miksch, John


Funeral services were held for John Miksch Saturday, November 15 at St. Michaels Church with Father Charles Cardian. and Brother Ray John Marek officiating.

Burial was at St. Michaels.

Mr. Miksch was born December 13, 1910 in Holman to Frank and Julia Heger Miksch. He married Pauline Neiser in 1940, in Weimar. He attended school in Holman.

He was 1st Sgt. in the Army from 1942-9145(sic) European Theater. Mr. Miksch received decorations of Medal of Valor, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Miksch was a Mgr. Weimar Herder Truckers, Mgr. Hill Mem. Golf Course, President Weimar Golf Association, Mayor of Weimar, VFW, American Legion, KC., and Chamber of Commerce.

He was a life time resident.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Mazoch and one brother, Frank Miksch.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Miksch of Weimar; and six sisters, Millie Kosler of Weimar, Rose Nelon of Las Vegas, Nev., Irma Beal of El Campo, Mildred Langston of Lubbock, Ann Townsend of Bay City and Florence Payne of Victoria.

Pallbearers were Arthur Ray Beken, Walton Beken, James Dahse, James Heger, Nick Ramirez, Sr., Walter Scott, Edward Seifert and Allen Winters,

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Brasher, Davis Gindler, Otto Gindler, Fred (Pats) Heger, Charles Herder, Sr., Steve Koenig, Billy Ploetz, Ernest Scott, Frank C. Seifert, Henry Herbert Seifert, Leonard Stech, Billy Strunk and Gene Vacek.

Colorado County Citizen, November 20, 1986

Miksch, Julia (Hager)

Final Rites for Mrs. F. Miksch Held at Victoria

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Miksch, 82, of Victoria were held Friday morning at Duckett Funeral Home Chapel and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Victoria, with Rev. Wallace Stiles celebrating the Requiem High Mass.

Burial was Friday afternoon in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery here, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Miksch, a resident of Victoria since 1938, died at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday at her home after a long illness.

Born Sept. 23, 1884, at Holman, she was the former Miss Julia Heger, a daughter of John and Frances Bartosh Heger. She and Mr. Miksch were married at Weimar in 1906 and settled on a farm at Holman. Mr. Miksch also was a partner with Frank Vacek, his brother-in-law, in operating the Holman store for ten years. In 1938, the Miksches moved to Victoria, where they owned a cafe business before retiring in 1950.

Surviving in addition to her husband are six daughters, Mrs. Ann Bobbit and Mrs. E. H. Payne of Victoria, Mrs. Ben Beal of El Campo, Mrs. Steve Kosler of Weimar, Mrs. W. H. Langston of Lubbock and Mrs. R. L. Nelon of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Mayor John Miksch of Weimar and Frank Miksch of Richland, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Heger of Weimar and Fred Heger Sr. of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. Anton Freis and Mrs. Emil Rerich of Weimar and Mrs. Frank Vacek of Holman.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, December 1, 1966
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Miksch, Michael

Mike Miksch, 48, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 3 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Hempstead, March 16, 1954 to Edgar J. and Dorothy (Cernoch) Miksch and married Darice Tackett March 22, 1975.

He was a 1972 graduate of Bishop Forest High School in Schulenburg and was employed by AL&M in Sealy. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council # 2971 of Columbus and KJT.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Annie Cernoch and Gus and Emma Miksch; mother-in-law, LaVerne Tackett; and infant son, Andrew Joseph Miksch.

He is survived by his wife; parents; daughter, Amber Miksch and fiancé Kevin Brown of Nacogdoches; son and daughter-in-law, Anson and Marcia Miksch of Victoria; granddaughter, Mollie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Ronald Chamrad of Weimar and Tracy and Derrel Ohnheiser of Dripping Springs; sister-in-law, Joy Janacek and husband Cosmas of Richmond; brother-in-law, Andy Tackett and wife Susan of Schulenburg; father-in-law, Tom A. Tackett of Brownwood; and nieces and nephews, Alyssa and Alex Chamrad, Tiffanie and Terri Ohnhsier, Erin and Cameron Janacek and Melinda and Jamie Tackett.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich, Father Tim Kosler and Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating.

Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Archuletta, Leland Moeller, Dan Motal, Lance Smith, Vaughn Berger, Jay Pavlicek, Kenneth Miksch and Paul Miksch.

Colorado County Citizen, August 7, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Miksch, Pauline (Neiser)

Pauline Miksch Funeral Services Held Aug. 5

Pauline Miksch, 90, of Weimar, Died Aug. 2, 2003 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Rev. John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Miksch was born July 20, 1913 in Holman to Emil and Pauline (Kana) Neiser.

She married Johnny Miksch on Sept 24, 1940 in Weimar.

Mrs. Miksch first started working for Dr. Adolph Potthast, then Dr. W. T. Youens joined the practice and she continued to work at the clinic for many years.

She and her husband Johnny were owners of City Cleaners from 1946 until 1981 when they sold the business.

For many years they were managers of the Weimar Golf course and the club house. She and her husband both enjoyed baseball and golf.

Mrs. Miksch is survived by four sisters-in-law, Willie Jo Neiser, Rose Nelon, Erma Beal and Mildred Langston; close friends, Willie Lee Heger and James and Carolyn Dahse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Frank Neiser, Emil Neiser and Joe Neiser; two sisters, Annie Bartosh and Mary Bartosh.

Pallbearers were James Dahse, Raymond Marek, Melbert Spies, William Neiser, Gene Bartosh, and Michael Kosler.

The Weimar Mercury, August 14, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Miksch, Robert L. “Bob”

Robert Miksch Funeral Held Here July 25

Funeral survives for Robert L. (Bob) Miksch, 74, of Rt. 3, Weimar were held Tuesday, July 5, from St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Norman Ermis and Father John Bily officiated.

Miksch, a lifelong Weimar area resident, died at 11: 30 p.m. on July 22 after a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 29, 1914, at La Grange, he was a son of Gus. $r. and Frances: (Heger) Miksch. He married Cecelia Ermis here Oct. 12, 1942. Before retiring he worked for Helmcamp Lumber & Hardware here and for S K. Seymour and Walker-Kurt Lumber in Columbus. He was a member of the Weimar Knights of Columbus,

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Dianne Miksch, both of Weimar, and by one brother, Fred (Sonny) Miksch of Carlsbad, N.M. Three brothers, Gus Jr., Alfred and George Miksch, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Adolph Hudec, Adolph Janecka, Hilbert Boeer, Al J. Anders, George. D. Goode and Jim Hluchanek.

Weimar Mercury, August 3, 1989

Miksch, Rosa

Miss Rosa Micksh[sic], a popular young lady of the Wildwood section, daughter of Frank Micksh and wife, who live about 6 miles northeast of town, died Tuesday morning, following an operation for appendicitis. The young lady was 20 years old at the time of her death. Physicians operated upon her Sunday for appendicitis, but the disease had gained too strong a hold upon her system and death ensued. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of all our people in their sad misfortune. May the pitying Father above comfort them is our sincere wish.

Weimar Mercury, June 27, 1913, page 1

Miksch, Thecla/Teckla (Schindler)


Mrs. Frank Miksch, Sr, wife of a respected farmer of this section, living a few miles northeast of town, died Sunday last, after an illness of several weeks, and the remains were committed to the grave Monday morning, at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Miksch was very ill several weeks ago, but was thought to be on the road to recovery, when she was suddenly taken worse and her death followed. She was a most estimable lady, highly though of by her friends and neighbors, and her death is sincerely deplored. She leaves a heart-broken husband and several children to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. Our sincere sympathy is extended them.

Weimar Mercury, October 28, 1921, page 5
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