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
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
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
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
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
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
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