Marcine Florence Brosh Dupnik

Marcine Dupnik Obit PicMarcine Florence Brosh Dupnik; Age 80 of Hobson, TX passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Marcine was born on June 23, 1937 in Hobson to the late Victor and Angelina Olsovsky Brosh.  She married Louis W. Dupnik on April 26, 1958 in Hobson who preceded her in death on November 25, 2005.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a devout member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and friend to many.  She is preceded in death by her husband Louis W. Dupnik; parents Victor and Angelina Olsovsky Brosh; sisters, Hermina Hermis, Sophie Brosh, Christine Syring and brothers, August Brosh and Felix Brosh.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Swafford and husband Jason of Hobson, Carolyn Opiela and husband Henry of Hobson, Kathleen Janysek and husband Robert of Hobson; sons, Michael Dupnik of San Marcos, Thomas Dupnik and wife Cindy of Hobson, John Dupnik of Hobson, Anthony Dupnik of Hobson, David Dupnik of Hobson; sister, Emma Donabauer of Kenedy; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Family Visitation will begin Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5PM at the St. Boniface Catholic Church with a Holy Rosary being recited at 7PM by the Rev. Adrezej Wasczenko. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10AM at the St. Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Andrezej Wasczencko officiating. Interment will follow in the Hobson Cemetery, Hobson, TX.

Nancy Atta Avant

Nancy Avant church photoNancy Etta Kauffmann Avant, a child of South Texas pioneers, community and business leaders died on November 8, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She was born on May 24, 1924, in the Kauffmann family home in Kenedy, Texas. Nancy Etta,daughterof Adolph F. Kauffmann, Jr. and Nannette Rudisill Kauffmann, lived most of her life in the same home in Kenedy, Texas. As a talented tap dancer, young Nancy performed throughout Texas. After completing high school in 1940 at the age of 16 in Kenedy, she attended The University of Texas at Austin receiving a BS in Sociology in 1944.

Some would say she had bigger dreams and aspirations.  After graduating from UT she followed her passions for Interior Design and singing in New York City, New York where she studied at Parsons School of Design and the voice studio of Marion Mulholland.  Later Nancy returned to Texas, joining the Interior Design Department at Joske’s Department Store in San Antonio.

She soon meets a man who would steal her heart, Jim Avant, a young banker at Frost Bank. They were married on October 14, 1951. Their plans were to live in San Antonio but fate changed their lives very quickly.  Nancy’s father died suddenly later in 1951 and the newlyweds were called to come back to Kenedy to help run Kauffman Motor Company in Kenedy, Texas. For the next 45 years, they worked together to run the family Chevrolet dealership until Jim’s death in 1996.

Nancy never knew a stranger, always willing to entertain by dancing, singing and planning parties and of course, cooking. She served on the Otto Kaiser Hospital Board for 18 years and ran a successful Bed & Breakfast called the Hide-A-Way. She was a member of the Kenedy Rotary Club and was proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow. She was named Citizen of the Year of Karnes County in 2005.

For many years, Nancy was the featured soloist of First Methodist Church in Kenedy, Texas and shared her talent with many during funerals and weddings.

She is preceded in death by her father A. F Kauffmann Jr., mother Nannette Rudisill Kauffmann, husband James H. Avant, and brother A. F. Kauffmann III.

She is survived by her son, James K. Avant (Betty), Mesquite, Texas and her daughter, Nannette A. Borden (Allen), Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as3grandchildren, Alicia Avant, Jessie Avant,  Mesquite, Texas, Ben Borden (Madeleine Pare), Los Angeles, California  andone great-grandchild, Jaylee Bannister(Avant),Mesquite.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nancy Avant will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, November 11th at the Eckols Funeral Home located at 420 W. Live Oak, Kenedy, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice or the Rotary International Foundation at

Ofelia Tobias

Ofelia Tobias Obit PicOfelia Tobias, born on July 15, 1954 in Kenedy, Texas to Julian Cantu and Agapita Garcia Cantu passed away on November 5, 2017 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 63. Mrs. Tobias worked for Catepillar, Inc. at a Material Requirement Planning Supervisor 3. She is survived by her husband, Jose Louis Tobias; her daughter, Maria Susanna “Susie” Alvarez, of San Marcos, TX; her son, Miguel “Michael” Martinez and Stephanie Tafoya, of Buda, TX; grandchildren, A.J. Martinez, Ricky Martinez, Aliyah Martinez and Alex Alvarez; sisters, Maria Guadalupe Cantu, Sugar Grove, IL and Manuela Cantu Rios, of Kenedy, TX; brothers, Raul Cantu, Italy and Armando Regalado, MX; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Interment of cremated remains at a later date.

Rotha Nell Blomquist

Rotha Nell Blomquist obit picRotha Nell (Williams) Blomquist passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 6, 1930 to parents Edgar L. Williams and Erabel Williams, in Beeville, Texas. She graduated from Pawnee High School in Pawnee, Texas and married her high school sweetheart, Harry L. Blomquist, Jr.  She is survived by her children, Virginia Sue Blomquist and Harry L. Blomquist III, grandchildren Shelly Barrett, Amanda Barrett, Hayley Blomquist and Emily Blomquist, brothers Curtis Williams (Susan) and Darrall Williams (Jean), and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister who was loved by many and brought smiles to the faces of all whose lives she touched.  She had a wonderful, full life, traveling all over the world with her late husband Harry, and enthusiastically attending her granddaughters’ barrel racing competitions, swim meets, soccer games, piano recitals and everything else they did.  She was a lovely woman who will be greatly missed.

Family Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 from 7PM to 9PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.  Interment will follow in the Elim Cemetery in Elim, TX.

Mary Molina

mary molina obit picMary Gonzales Molina, Age 64 of Karnes City, TX passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 surrounded by her family in Karnes City, TX. Mary was born on July 6, 1953 in Nell, TX to Ramon, Sr. and Odilia Gonzales.  On Dec. 8, 1971 she married Joe D. Molina in Pawnee, TX. Mary had a wide range of businesses she endeavored, but homemaker was her favorite; a devout member of First Assembly of God in Karnes City and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ramon Gonzales, Sr.; sons, Joe D. Molina, Jr. and Robert Molina.

She is survived by her husband, Joe D. Molina of Karnes City; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Ortiz of Karnes City, TX, Patricia Olivia Bell and husband Robert of Kenedy, Kyara Martinez of Kenedy, Desiree Lynn Badillo and husband Salvador of Conroe; son, Robert Martinez and wife Pompoza of Kenedy; sisters, Irma Arenas of Kenedy, Modesta Gonzales of Karnes City, Susie Martinez of Lubbuck, Guadalupe Badillo of Conroe; brothers, Ramon Gonzales, Jr. of Karnes City, Johnny Gonzales of Pawnee, Armando Gonzales of Pawnee; grandchildren, Estrella Herlinda Ortiz, Jesus Jose Ortiz, Emberlee Anne Bell, Reyna Badillo, Tatum Kobe Ramos, Paul Anthony Rodriguez, and Selena Rose Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Adyson Jayde Barrientez, Zaida Betty Rodriguez, and Paxton Anthony Rodriguez; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Cummings officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Nell Cemetery, Nell, TX.

Following the inurnment services the family invites all to a light meal and some fellowship at the Lenz Hall in Lenz, TX.

Peggy Jane Hailey

Peggy Jane Hailey obit PicPeggy Jane Hailey came into this world on July 13, 1966 and left it October 27, 2017 peacefully sitting in front of her computer.  She came into a home where she was loved and given a very diverse and cultural experience.  She graduated in May of 1984 from Kenedy High School and went on to attend Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, where she was an active member of Delta Zeta, Hand bell Choir, Chorale, served as Chair of the Homecoming SING committee in 1987 and was an original member of the Southwestern English Society.  After graduating from Southwestern, she attended Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, where she graduated with a Master’s in English.  Peg was a graduate assistant in the English department and a resident assistant while attending. While in New Jersey, Peg loved to go into New York, see plays and experience all of the culture she could absorb in New York.  Peggy returned to Austin, Texas, and began her career in books.  She worked at book stores, including Book People where she eventually became head book buyer.  Peg loved independent book stores and loved all the opportunities that enabled her to attend book conferences where she loved meeting and talking with the authors and being on different panels at conferences.  She was a book editor for RevolutionSF and had her own blog.  After the death of her parents, she continued to work in Austin and live in Kenedy, eventually moving to Kenedy full time.  Working in the Runge Public Library gave Peg the opportunity to again be around books and she tried to instill her love of books and reading into the children and students she helped. This was displayed best in her annual summer throw down reading contest. She worked hard to see that each age group had a fair chance at winning.  Peggy loved to shop online and was the best gift giver.  She also loved to cook and try out new recipes and the question at holidays was always, “Wonder what kind of pie Peg is bringing?”  Peggy was an active member in the community of Runge.  She was a part of Chamber of Commerce activities, attended meals held at the Library for different groups, loved visiting with everyone who came into the Library.  She participated in the Christmas Program with the Library every year and helped facilitate summer programs at the library.  Peggy will be remembered fondly by her friends for her sharp wit, keen insight, and unwavering support.  She was always honest, but never cruel.  She was the person one could always count on to be there in good times or in bad.  Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Berkley and Georgia Ann Hailey.  She is survived by her brother, Tom and his wife Belinda, beloved nephew, Lamar B. Hailey III, of San Antonio, her cousin and lifelong friend, Julie Borroum of Austin, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins from both the Borroum and Hailey families.  Donations may be given to the Runge Public Library, 311 Helena Street, Runge, TX 78151.  Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2-4 at Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy, Texas.  Services will be Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:00 at Eckols Funeral Home, with burial at the Kenedy Cemetery and a reception for family and friends at the Family Life Building, next to the First Baptist Church in Runge following services.

Alton L. Borgfeld

borgfeld obit picAlton L. Borgfeld, born May 3, 1924 in Weser, Texas and died October 31, 2017 in Kenedy, Texas. He was the oldest son of Henry W. and Annie Borgfeld.  He attended high school in Yorktown, Texas.  He married Erna H. Boerm on August 1, 1944 just before being deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of World War II, serving in the United States Army from 1944 through 1946.  He returned from the war and took up the occupation of farming.  Later he worked full time for 24 ½ years at General Mills/Henkle as a processing operator.  Alton and Erna bought a farm and moved to Karnes City in 1964.  He loved farming and growing things as well as raising cattle.  He was a member at St. Paul’s Lutheran church.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Janie Rangnow and his grandson, Kyle Borgfeld.  Survivors include his wife, Erna Borgfeld; son and wife, Curt and Lynette Borgfeld; three grandchildren, Caitlyn, Kelly, and Kevin Borgfeld; brother and wife, Henry and Lorna Borgfeld; and many nieces and nephews.

Family Visitation will be Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Nordheim Cemetery, Nordheim, TX.

Memorials can be given to the Nordheim Cemetery or to charities of your choosing.