Leona Rose Kirchner

LEONA KIRCHNER_0001LEONA ROSE ROTHLISBERGER KIRCHNER, 103 died Aug. 30, 2014.  Leona was born Mar. 9, 1911 in Victoria County to John & Ottillie Neuman Rothlisberger.  She married Alfred Kirchner Feb. 5, 1930.  Leona & Alfred moved to Kenedy  from Victoria in 1955.  She moved back to Victoria in 2001 to reside at Twin Pines Nursing Home.  Leona is survived by her 4 daughters:  Martha (Norman) Sims and Ruby Dietzel of Victoria, Dorothy (Bill) Anthony of Scottsdale, AZ and June (Glenn) Hagemann of Portland, TX, 10 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, & 16 Great  Great Grandchildren.  Services will be Sept. 2, 2014 Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating with Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria at 2:30 PM.  Pallbearers will be her grandsons.  Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Donor’s Choice.

Bernabe Garza, Sr.

BERNABE GARZA SRBernabe Garza, Sr., Age 75, of Kenedy, TX, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Karnes City.  Bernabe was born on October 8, 1938 in Kenedy, TX to the late Felipe B. and Baldomera Garza.  On July 1, 1961 he married Hortencia Rubio in Karnes City, TX.  He was a mechanic and worked with heavy equipment. He is preceded in death by his parents Felipe and Baldomera Garza; and his brothers Jesus Garza and Isaias Garza. He is survived by his wife, Hortencia Garza of Kenedy, TX; his daughter Elizabeth  Morin and husband Ramon of Karnes City, TX; his sons David Garza and wife Bertha of Kenedy, TX, Oscar Garza and wife Anna of Beeville, TX and Bernabe Garza, Jr. and wife Brenda of Corpus Christi, TX his brothers Daniel and wife Grace Garza of Kenedy and Eligio and wife Rosie Garza of Clovis, NM; his sisters Rebecca and husband Gregorio Ocanas of Brehman, TX, Emma and husband Ray Villanueva of Kenedy, TX and Mary Ann and husband Domingo Garcez of Kenedy, TX; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Prayer service will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.Serving as pallbearers will be Ramon Morin, III, Jesse Ray Morin, Brandan Garza, Casey Garza, Jonathan Garza and Joe Garza.

Oscar Mikes

mikesOscar Mikes, Age 73 of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 30, 2014 in Kenedy, TX.  Oscar was born on February 22, 1941 in Kenedy, TX to Sam Mikes and Marian Douglas.  He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, graduated from Kenedy High School in 1962, a member of Gallille Baptist Church in Kenedy and retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from the Kenedy Housing Authority.He is preceded in death by his father Sam Mikes, and son Mike Martin.He is survived by his wife Janet Wells of Kenedy, mother Marian Douglas of Kenedy, daughters, Holly Wells and Joshua Kame of Woodville, Sarah Wells of Kenedy, Christopher Mikes of Kenedy, Matthew Mikes of San Marcos, Denny Martin of Kenedy, Kevin Martin of San Antonio, Chuck Martin of Pleasanton; sisters Vivian Richardson of Ft. Worth, Geraldine Jefferson of San Antonio, Katie Mikes of Fort Worth, Diana Tabscott of California; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Edward Cantu “Eddie” Villarreal

IMAG1156_1Edward Cantu “Eddie” Villarreal, Age 63, of Corpus Christi formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 27, 2014 in George West, TX.  He was born on January 5, 1951 in Kenedy, TX to Pedro and Maria Cantu Villarreal.  He was a truck driver for Lone Star Tank Rentals in George West and of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife Margie Zacher of Corpus Christi; parents, Pedro and Maria Cantu Villarreal of Kenedy; daughters, Victoria Maria Castaneda and husband Juan Castaneda, Tricia Ramirez and husband Chris, Nicole Villarreal and Joshua Guerrero; sons, Edward Villarreal, Jr. and wife Jessica, Felix Villarreal ; sister, Yolanda V. Salinas; brothers, Pedro Villarreal, Jr., Henry Villarreal and Danny Villarreal, and 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.A Rosary will be recited Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.Pallbearers Henry Villanueva, Carlos Zacher, Ben Rosales, Joshua Villarreal, Eddie Villarreal, III, Alexander Palacios, JD DeLosSantos, Nathan DeLosSantos