Archive for February, 2012

Mary G. Wisian


Mary G. Wisian went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2012. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Mary was 98 years old. She was born on April 14, 1913, in Jackson County, Texas, and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a “pint-sized” woman with more energy than a new platinum AAA battery. She cared more for most people than they do about themselves. She was a virtual icon in the nursing profession and cared for patients professionally for 47 years until she retired in 1997 – at the age of 87!

She may not have been able to cure them all, but Mary made every effort she could to bring relief and comfort to her patients and their families. Her family, friends, and patients genuinely loved her.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence , her granddaughter, Dawn Marie Bernsen, her sister, Allene Thigpen of Goliad, Texas and her sister, Lela Menn of Bishop, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bette and Bob Bernsen.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church on Hwy. 77 followed by interment at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Paul Mostella of Corpus Christi, Texas, Don Maxwell of Gilbert, Arizona, Jake Boultinghouse of Weslaco, Texas, Jack Zeller of Corpus Christi, Texas, John Zeller of San Marcos, Texas

and Jason Zeller of Houston, Texas.

Lee Roy “Pete” Wright

Wright, Pete

We’ve lost one of the last true cowboys. Our beloved Lee Roy “Pete” Wright passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2012 after suffering a heart attack last week.

He was born March 4, 1933 in Bluntzer, Texas to Lee Roy Wright, Sr. and Isabelle Bluntzer Wright.

Pete was a cowboy and wore many hats – a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be missed dearly by all. He leaves behind a large collection of his poems that will be cherished.

Pete graduated from Texas A & M University in 1954 and was a loyal Fighting Aggie. After a brief service in the Army he worked for the Soil Conservation Service for 40 years.

He was an accomplished team roper in the United States Team Roping Championship (USTRC) and held an annual team roping at his ranch in Banquete for 25 years. He was also a rodeo announcer and owned Voice of Radio Productions. He announced for George Strait’s Team Roping Classic for 26 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. His father, Lee Roy Wright, Sr. died on the same day in 1973.

He is survived by his two daughters, Pamela Wright Thompson and Megan Wright; two grandchildren, Taylor Thompson and Walker Wright Thompson; one brother, three sisters, and a large community of cousins and friends, including his longtime companion, Beatriz Ruggero.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Patrick R. Soule and Rev. David Cole officiating.

Interment will follow in the Banquete Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bluntzer Volunteer Fire Department, 6271 F.M. 666. Robstown, Texas 78380.

George Joseph Dolezal




Dolezal, George Joseph

                                                                                             “Enough Said”

                                                                                       George Joseph Dolezal

                                                                                July 3, 1918 – February 11, 2012

                                                                            One of Americas Greatest Generation

                                                                                           U.S. Marine Corps

                                                                                            WW II – Iwo Jima

George is preceded in death by his wife Vernell Manning Dolezal and a daughter, Gaynell Hoelscher. He is survived by, son, George Dolezal of Rosanky, Texas; sisters, Lydia Hermes of Yoakum, Texas and Mary Michalec of Helotes, Texas; grandchildren, Scott Dolezal, Tray Dolezal, Jenifer Linder, Regina Hoelscher, Cristal Burdett, Nadyne Sullivan, Dana Yaeger and Anissa Bullard.

Charles Dennis Scott

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Charles Dennis Scott, known to family and friends as Buster, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, with his family by his side after a short illness. One of 13 children, he was born on April 7, 1923, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Corpus Christi High School prior to joining the U.S. Army at age 19 to serve in World War II, in which he served as a Technician Fifth Grade for the 279th Ordnance Maintenance Company until 1945. He is listed in the book of South Texas Heroes. Upon his return from the war, he married Virgia Tucker, began a lifelong career as a plumber and owner of Scott Plumbing Co # 1, and raised three children. He was very proud of his native American heritage in the Choctaw nation. He remained in Corpus Christi his entire life, surrounded by the family and friends that he loved so dearly and in the place that mattered most to him – home. He lived a wonderful life and filled it as much as he could with his favorite past times of fishing, hunting, and eating delicious home-cooked meals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lewis Scott and Ora Margaret Bulmann Scott; three sisters, Dixie, Grace, and Betty; nine brothers, Marvin, Russell, James, William, Thomas, Joseph, Louis “Pee Wee”, Jack, and Leland “Buck”; and one great-great grandchild, Jayden Felts.

He is survived by his three children, Kenneth Scott, Carolyn Kelley (Glen), and Margaret “Candy” Ramsey (Tom); his seven grandchildren , Steven Scott, Brandy Scott, Gary Knape Jr., Kendra Flores, Laura Kelley Reimer (Brent), Sky Hook, and Kristin Hook; nine great-grandchildren (with one great and one great-great on the way); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to “Knobs” Gary Knape Jr. for taking care of “Peeps” in his last days at home.

Services will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel in Calallen, Texas at 11:30 A.M. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00pm

Mary Ellen Frenzel

Frenzel, Mary

Mary Ellen Frenzel, 94, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away February 15, 2012.

She was born April 19, 1917 in Coleman, Texas to Jesse Cleveland Smith and Beulah Savage Smith.

Mary was valedictorian of her graduating class of Coleman High School, received her Bachelor of Science in home economics in 1938 from the University of Texas, and received her Teachers Certificate from Texas A & I in Kingsville, Texas.

She married Ed W. Frenzel on August 4, 1938. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, member of the Robstown garden club, member of the First Baptist Church in Robstown, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Robstown, Texas and a school teacher in Robstown for many years. She loved to travel, playing the french horn, playing bridge, sports, University of Texas athletics and was interested in politics and current events.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles W. Smith in 1998 and her husband, Ed Frenzel in 1982.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Evelyn Just of Buda, Texas; great-grandchildren, Thomas Edward Smith of Sandia, Texas and Crystal Christine (Brian Andrew) Horton of Buda, Texas.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment was in the Robstown Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Belia Real for the exceptional care and compassion she provided to our loved one.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Robstown, 107 North 4th Street, Robstown, TX 78380, (361) 387-4916.