Obituaries

Tue
20
Feb

Jerry Louis Kostroun Jr.

Jerry Louis Kostroun Jr., 76, of Cameron, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in a Waco hospital.

A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in St. Monica’s Church Cemetery in Cameron.  The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. 

Mon
19
Feb

Barbara Marie Gavit  

Barbara Marie Gavit, 49, of Houston, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in a Houston hospital. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at Moffat Cemetery in Bell County.

Ms. Gavit was born Oct. 24, 1968, in Austin, to Harvey and Lorene (Merkel) Gavit. She worked in the food service business. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include: biological daughters, Shanta Flow of Round Rock and Carla Flow of Rockdale; brother, Raymond Gavit of Hutto; and sisters, Helen Gavit of Rockdale and Deborah Flow of Rockdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Payne; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com.                 

Tue
13
Feb

Gayle Anne Szeredy

Memorial services for Gayle Anne Szeredy, 76, of Cameron will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron. She died Feb. 1, 2018, in a Temple hospital.

Mrs. Szeredy was born Oct. 1, 1941 to David and Hazel (Hale) Stokesberry. She was a retired Executive secretary for Lockhead Martin. She married Walter Szeredy.

She is survived by: husband, Walter Szeredy of Cameron; son, Frank Szeredy of Lawton, Okla.; daughter, Helena Szeredy of Austin; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
13
Feb

Dennis Kleppe Jr.

Dennis Kleppe Jr., 54, of Thorndale, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at the Hill Country Bible Church in Hutto with Bobby Pruitt of Hutto Bible Church officiating.  Cremation to follow services. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mon
12
Feb

Zughein Guadalupe Perez

Zughein Guadalupe Perez, infant daughter of Stephanie Saucedo and Joel Perez, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

Graveside services were held on Monday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at St. Monica’s Cemetery. A rosary was recited Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Jughein is survived by: her father, Joel Perez, Jr. of Killeen; her mother, Stephanie Saucedo of Cameron; paternal grandmother, Rosario Trujillo of Killeen; paternal great-grandmother, Catalina of Carranco; maternal grandparents, Mirthala Saucedo of Cameron, and Jose Angel Saucedo of Cameron; and maternal great-grandparents, Juan Manuel Saucedo of Cameron, and Cruz Rioja of Cameron.

Fri
09
Feb

John Norton Springer

John Norton Springer, 74, of Cameron died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at his home.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Mr. Springer was born Feb. 15, 1943 in Cameron to John Everett and Zelda Marie (Young) Springer. He received his Master’s Degree from Baylor University. He taught History and Social Studies for two years at Waller ISD and then retired from Spring ISD.   

He is survived by his mother Zelda Springer of Cameron

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Tue
06
Feb

Arthur Mary Lewis

Arthur Mary Lewis, 64, of Cameron died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at her home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at True Love Worship Center.  Burial will follow in the Cameron Rest Cemetery. Wake services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Ms. Lewis was born Sept. 13, 1953, in Cameron to Mack Harvey Lewis Sr. and Verna Lee Lewis. She attended O. J. Thomas High School. Ms. Lewis was baptized at an early age. She first attended church at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and later became a faithful member of True Love Family Worship Center where she had served as the Singles Ministry Leader and then as the Women’s Ministry Leader.  She had worked as a CNA for many years and for Ambassadors of We Care Home Health.  She also ran a home day care. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Dewayne Lewis; by a brother, Frederick Lewis; and by two sisters, Frances Kennard and Betty Cavil. 

Tue
06
Feb

Blandina Phillippina “Blondie” Elsenburg

Blandina Phillippina “Blondie” Elsenburg, 90, of Troy died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Elsenburg was born April 8, 1927, in Regensburg, Germany, to Josef and Veronica (Fuchs) Vierthaler.  She married Johnie Elsenburg and he preceded her in death in 2012. She was a retired seamstress from the Cameron Dress Manufacturing, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Battetown Baptist Church. 

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Max. 

She is survived by: sons, Johnie W. Elsenburg Jr. of Troy and James A. Elsenburg of Holland; daughter, Patricia Ann Elsenburg Vargeson of Troy; sister, Erma Moser of Regensburg, Germany; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Mon
05
Feb

Arbie Victor Patschke

Arbie Patschke passed away at the age of 88 in Colorado Springs. He was a long-term missionary to Japan and the beloved father of seven children.

Arbie was born in the small town of Thorndale, Texas, where his father owned a local barbershop. He embarked on his seminary preparation at the early age of 13 with the love and support of his family and community, enrolling at Concordia Lutheran, a boarding school in Austin. From there he went on to St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas, the to Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. His 35 years of missionary work in Japan began with his two-year vicar service in 1951. Serving most of his missionary career in northern Japan, Arbie traversed the snowy roads to multiple churches in Hokkaido and Fukushima, and shoveled the paths to church kindergartens where he was headmaster.

Mon
05
Feb

Juanita Lopez

Juanita Lopez, 70, of Cameron died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in a Temple hospital.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lopez, a homemaker, was born July 22, 1947, in the Sharp Community of Milam County to Florencio Garcia and Felacita Gomez. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

She is survived by: sons, Andrew Lopez of Taylor, Miguel Angel Lopez of Cameron, and Ray Lopez of Cameron; and sisters, Lupe Villanueva of Cameron and Alfonsa Garcia of Cameron.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

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