Archive for January, 2010

Elma Rodriguez

Rodrigez

Elma Rodriguez, 48, of Robstown, Texas passed away January 24, 2010.  She was born January 19, 1962 to Conrado and Dominga Villanueva.

She is survived by her parents, Conrado, Sr. and Dominga Villanueva; children, Robert ( Mary Gomez) Rodriguez, Albert ( Isabel Guzman) Rodriguez, Lucia (Ruben Gonzales) Rodriguez, Angelita (David Fuentes) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Erica, Robert Jr., Alexis, Adrian, Molly, Lucie, Alyssa, Julia, Lillian, Albert Jr., Roxanne, Ruben Jr.,  Raiden, David Jr., Devin.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas.

Burial will be in the Robstown Memorial Park

Edgar Henry Mitschke

Mitschke, Edgar

Edgar Henry Mitschke, 75, of Robstown, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2010 in a Houston hospital.  He was born September 22, 1934 in Winchester, Texas to Martin and Magdalena Reinhardt Mitschke.  Mr. Mitschke was a U.S. Army veteran.  He married Helen Proske on June 8, 1968.  He worked for Burnup and Sims/Mastec Construction Company for 39 years, retiring as District Manager.  He was a Charter Member of Messiah Lutheran Church where he served the church as a Trustee, Elder, Usher and on the Building Committee, was a parent volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Wilbert Mitschke and a sister, Viola Rathke.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen Proske Mitschke of Robstown, Texas; his children, Pamela (Kyle) Luckenbach of Corpus Christi, Texas and Craig (Gina) Mitschke of Cedar Park, Texas; his grandchildren, Kaleb and Kelsi Luckenbach, Jordan and Logan Mitschke; his step-grandson, Cody (Heather) Luckenbach of Corpus Christi, Texas; his mother-in-law, Florence Proske of Giddings, Texas; his brothers, Fred (Elinora) Mitschke of Austin, Texas, Clarence (Dianna) Mitschke of Austin, Texas and Melvin Mitschke of Winchester, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Dale Brynestad and Pastor Gary Childs officiating.  Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Charles Neal Lawley, Sr.

Lawley, Charles

Charles Neal Lawley, Sr. went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Bluntzer, Texas.  He was born in Texarkana, Texas on March 14, 1934 to A.E. and Lola Lawley.  He moved to Robstown, Texas in his early youth, graduated Robstown High School in 1953, served in the Texas National Guard, owned and operated different businesses in Nueces County until he opened Lawley’s Garden Center Feeds where he had been serving his valued customers for the last 30 years.

He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Calallen, worked to raise funds to build the new Church, lifetime and charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9318 where he enjoyed the fellowship of his brother Knights, past Deputy District Governor of the Lions Club, recipient of the 4-H Silver Spur Award, served over ten years as a volunteer firefighter and fire commissioner for Nueces County Emergency Services District # 4, working to establish a 24 hour ambulance service for the community.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 44 years, Esilla Wright Lawley of Bluntzer, Texas; daughter, Mary Lawley of Bluntzer, Texas; son, Neal Lawley of Corpus Christi, Texas; godson, Justin Nauer of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; uncle, Carl Holmes of Weatherford, Texas; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family present will be on Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

A Rosary will be recited on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the San Patricio Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund for the construction of the bell tower.

Knights of Columbus Council 9318 will serve as pallbearers.

Danny Ray Paschal

Paschal, Danny

Danny Ray Paschal, 57, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away at his home suddenly, January 19, 2010.  He was born March 1, 1952 to Robert L. and Billie Paschal.

He was employed by Tuloso-Midway I.S.D. where he was involved in student council, P.E. education, bus driver for drill team, swim team program and a part time nurse.  Coach Paschal was the “Heart of the TM Intermediate”.

He was a faithful and longtime member of Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church where he was the music director.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Paschal.

Survivors include his mother, Billie Paschal of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Lou Ann Zickefoose (Jay) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Barbara Steiger (Andy) of San Antonio, Texas; nephew, Kyle Zickefoose (Jaime) of Odem, Texas; niece, Kayla Gower (Scott) of Spring, Texas; nephews, Cameron and Matthew Steiger of San Antonio, Texas; great niece and nephews, Aubrey, Kadyn and Kyson Zickefoose, they loved their Uncle Danny very much.

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Friday, January 22, 2010 at Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church with Rev. John McAllister officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Bobby Craig, Matt Pacheco, Rich Dessecker, Hector Vargas, Mark Calderon and David Bustamante.

Clifford Gerald “Jerry” Adkison

Adkison, Clifford

Clifford Gerald “Jerry” Adkison, 58, of Sandia, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010.  He was born September 2, 1951 in Meridian, Texas to Clint Clifford Adkison and Madie Parsons Adkison.  Jerry was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Viet Nam War and was a machinist.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clint Clifford Adkison.

He is survived by his daughters, Tina Doggett of Nursery, Texas and Ashli Adkison of Corpus Christi, Texas; his son, Eric Adkison of Victoria, Texas; his mother, Madie Adkison of Sandia, Texas; his sister, Peggy Alphin of Corpus Christi, Texas; his brother, David Adkison of Victoria, Texas; six grandchildren, Harley, Hunter and Jaspar Doggett, Morgan and Madison Fort and Lindsey Adkison.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be conducted at 1 P.M. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.  Burial will follow.