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Rerich, Alois


Funeral services for Alois Rerich, 78. a fifty-four year resident of the area, whose death occurred Friday at 9:30 a,m. were held here Sunday morning at St. Michael's Church, where High Mass was held with Rev, Louis Blinka officiating. [Interment in St, Michael's Cemetery]

The deceased a native of Stritez, Moravia and was the son of Anton and Maria Rerich. At the age of twenty-four, he came to this country and settled in the High Hill section. He later moved to the Weimar area and spent the remainder of his life here.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria Rerich, the former Miss Maria Rabel; two sons, Emil and William Rerich of Weimar; three daughters. Mrs. Monroe Foster, Mrs. Fred Heger, Sr. of Weimar, Mrs. Joe Genzer of Holman; sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were his grandsons. Bennie and Johnnie Rerich, Alvin and Alfred Genzer, Robert Foster and Fred Heger, Jr.

The Mercury extends sympathy to bereaved survivors.

Weimar Mercury, July 26, 1940, page 1

Rerich, Elsie (Steffek)

Elsie Rerich Funeral Service Held April 22

Elsie Rerich, 90, of Weimar, died April 20.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.

Elsie was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Weimar, to Fred and Frances (Kroboth) Steffek.

She married Bennie Rerich on Nov. 11, 1946, and they were blessed to celebrate their 60th anniversary this past November.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Bernadette Rerich of San Benito, Theresa Kalina and husband Roland of Schulenburg, and three grandchildren, Nicole, Ryan and Rachel Kalina.

Pallbearers were her nephews: Pat Hluchanek, Junior Hudec, Ernie Kloesel, Charles Rerich, Dale Rerich, Paul Rerich, Ronnie Rerich, and Tony Bench.

Weimar Mercury, April 26, 2007, page 2A

Rerich, Emil

Emil Rerich, 70, Lifelong Resident, Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Emil Rerich, 70, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Wildwood area near Weimar, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church here Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, with burial in the church cemetery.

He had been ill for several years with Parkinson's disease, and after a fall Aug. 15 had been confined to his bed. He died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug 31.

Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass. Rev. Thomas Flanagan was deacon and Rev. Victor Raska was sub-deacon.

Pallbearers were six nephews: Frank Munsch, Fred Heger Jr., Gus Miksch Jr., Joe Heger, John F. Heger and Anton Freis Jr.

Born Aug. 13, 1888, in the house where he died, was the son of Alois and Mary Rabel Rerich. He married Miss Ludmilla Heger here Nov. 13, 1911.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Bennie, Johnnie, Herbert and Teddy, all of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Hudec, Mrs. Jim (Elsie) Hluchanek and Mrs. Eugene (Evelyn) Kloesel, all of Weimar; one brother Willie of Weimar; three sisters, Mrs. Munroe Foster and Mrs. Fred Heger Sr. of here and Mrs. Joe Genzer of Houston and 16 grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Rerich, Emilie (Heger

Mrs. Rerich's Funeral Held Here Dec. 20

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Rerich, 81, were held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Rev. Charles Carolan of St. Michael's and Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan of San Antonio officiated.

Altar boys were Tony and Theodore Rerich, Perry Kloesel and Dale Rerich.

Mrs. Rerich died at 1:50 a.m. Dec. 19. She had been ill since suffering a stroke in January 1972.

Born Sept. 2, 1892, near Weimar, she was the daughter of John and Frances Bartosh Heger. She was married to Emil Rerich on Nov. 13, 1911, and they lived in the Wildwood community until his death Aug. 31, 1958. Mrs. Rerich moved in to Weimar in 1959.

She was a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Bohemian Christian Mothers Society.

Mrs. Rerich is survived by four sons, Bennie, Johnnie, Herbert and Teddy Rerich; three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Hudec, Mrs. Jim (Elsie) Hluchanek, and Mrs. Eugene (Evelyn) Kloesel, all of Weimar; 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Heger Sr. of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Vacek of Holman.

Two brothers, five sisters and one grandson preceded her in death, in addition to her husband.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Henry Hudec Jr., Pat Hluchanek, Gene Kloesel, John Rerich Jr., Ernis Kloesel and Vernon Rerich.

Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Rerich, Florence (Kusey)


Florence Rerich, 82, of Weimar, passed away July 15 at Parkview Manor in Weimar.

She was born Oct. 18, 1921 in Weimar to Louis and Mollie (Schumann) Kusey and married John Joseph Rerich in Weimar June 18, 1951. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the VFW Auxiliary. She attended and graduated from New Bielau Public School.

She was well known for her hugs. Her cooking and baking skills were well known in the family. She maintained beautiful potted plants and hanging baskets on her front porch, especially geraniums. In her younger years, while raising her sons, she did seamstress work, which was much sought after by the local ladies. Her embroidery pieces graced her home where they were enjoyed by visitors. At Parkview Manor, she continued her enthusiasm for life and people by participating in nearly all activities and was fond of visiting with other residents and visitors alike. She continued her embroidery talents there until very recently when overtaken by illness.

She was a 30-year employee of Gindler's Store where her friendliness to all customers created many lifelong friends for her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Louis Kusey; and one sister, Benice Kubesch.

She is survived by her husband; son John Rerich, Jr. and fiance Martha Salas and her children Crystle and Breanna, granddaughter Andrea Rerich and great grandson Issac; son Charles Wayne Rerich and wife Debra and step-grandchildren Alex and Will Raabe; sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Leo Guenther; brothers-in-law Bennie Rerich and wife Elsie, Herbert Rerich and wife Dorothy, Teddy Rerich and wife Edith, and Henry Hudec; sister-in-law Evelyn Kloesel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Parish Rosary was led by Father John Bily at Hubbard Funeral Home July 17 and funeral services were conducted July 18. The Rite of Christian Burial was conducted by Father Bily at St. Michael Chuch. [Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, July 21, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Rerich, Frances (Hudec)

Mrs. Rerich, 87, Expires After Brief Illness

Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church for Mrs. Frances Rerich, 87, who died at 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at her home.

She had been ill since the previous Thursday.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated in the services. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adolf Hudec, Leo Hudec, Jerry Hudec, Henry Hudec, Bill Hudec, and Victor Janecka, all nephews.

Mrs. Rerich was born May 26, 1884, at Dubina, a daughter of Vinc and Mary Hudec. She was married to Joseph Rerich, who died in 1931.

Her survivors are two sons, Alois  and Alvin Rerich; five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Wise and Mrs. Tina Penn, both of Fort Worth.

A daughter, Mrs. Louise Genzer, died in February. Also preceding her in death were a son and nine brothers and sisters.

Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1971, p. 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Rerich, Gizella (Wesselsky)

Final Rites for Mrs. Wm. Rerich To Be Saturday

Funeral services will be held here Saturday, Jan. 28, for Mrs. William Rerich, who died at her home at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday of a heart attack.

Services will begin at 9:40 a.m. at, Hubbard Funeral Home and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Rerich would have been 61 years old next Monday, Jan, 30. The former Miss ZibelIa[sic] Wesselsky, she was born Jan. 30, 1900, at Ammannsville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton. Wesselsky. She was married to Mr. Rerich Nov. 14, 1923, and they lived in the Wildwood section before moving to Weimar in 1946. She was a rnember of St. Michael's Church here.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a brother, Emil Wesselsky of Shiner; a sister, Mrs. Frank Winkler of Shiner; three halfbrothers, John Belcik of Hallettsville, Joe Belcik of El Campo and Robert Belcik of Holman; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Ludmilla Koenig of Damon and Mrs. John Kaluba Ammnnsville.

Weimar Mercury, January 27, 1961, page 1

Rerich, John Joseph Sr.


John J. "Johnnie" Rerich Sr., 86, of Weimar, passed away Feb. 27 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria.

He was born July 15, 1920 in Weimar to Emil and Emilia (Heger) Rerich.

He served in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division during World War II. He was the lone soldier from Weimar to survive the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of France. His military record is one of outstanding and interesting service. He entered the army in 1942 for basic training at Camp Wolters then went on to the 4th Infantry for training in Georgia, New Jersey and Florida. His unit was sent overseas to Liverpool, England in January 1944 to await the invasion of France. He landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, France and came ashore under enemy German fire and miraculously escaped injury in a battle known for its extremely high casualties. The 4th, commanded by General Omar Bradley, fought their way through France and were in Germany when the war ended on May 7, 1945. Among the medals Rerich received were the Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifleman and The Northern France Campaign.

Upon his return to Weimar, he found work briefly as a carpenter and on Feb. 10, 1951 went to work for MG Feed where he remained for 50 years. He married Florence Louise Kusey on June 18, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sisters, Edna Hudec and Elsie Hluchanek.

He is survived by his sons, John J. Rerich Jr. of Freeport and Charles Rerich and wife Debra of Columbus; grandchildren, Andrea Rerich of Freeport, William Raabe of Columbus and Alexandria Raabe of Brenham; great-grandsons, Isaac and Noah Galicia of Freeport; brothers, Bennie, Herbert and Teddy Rerich and spouses of Weimar; sister, Evelyn Kloesel of Weimar; and sister-in-law, Mildred Guenther and husband of Weimar.

Funeral services were conducted March 1 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery with full military honors.

Pallbearers were Paul Rerich, Vernon Rerich, Gregory Kloesel, Perry Kloesel, Pat Hluchanek, Henry Hudec Jr., Dale Rerich and Anton Kubesch.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar or Parkview Manor in Weimar.

Colorado County Citizen, March 7, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Rerich, Joseph

A famer named Joe Rerich, living in the Holman section, well along in years, we are informed, died Friday night and was buried in St. Michaels Cemetery, this city, Sunday. We were unable to learn further particulars.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1933, page 2

Rerich, Mary (Rabel)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Mary Rerich, 80, Held Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday morning for Mrs. Mary Rerich, 80, from the Hubbard Funeral Home with services being conducted at St. Michael’s Church at 10:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Joe Hamala officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wilbert and Fred Heger, Bennie and Johnnie Rerich and Alvin and Joe Genzer.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rabel, Mrs. Rerich was born September 8, 1865, in Austria, and came to this country with her parents in the year 1874, the family settling in the Sedan community. She was united in marriage to Alois Rerich in Weimar in the year 1882. Mr. Rerich passed away July 19, 1940. She was 80 years, 4 months and 17 days old at time of death. Mrs. Rerich was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and also was a member of the St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Heger, Mrs. Joe Genzer, Mrs. Monroe Foster; two sons, Emil and Willie Rerich. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Adolf and Fred Rabel of Weimar. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death: Mrs. Steve Kesler Sr., Mrs. John Guenther Sr., Mrs. Fred Elstner and John Rabel.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1946
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