Archive for February, 2019

Emma Marguerite (Hercek) Roeder

Roeder, Marguerite

Emma Marguerite (Hercek) Roeder passed away February 16, 2019. She was born June 15, 1923 on the Campana Ranch in Southwest McMullen County, Texas to Walter and Margaret Docekal Hercek and was raised in Robstown, Texas.

Marguerite married Benjamin Roeder (1919-2011) on October 21, 1945 and they were married for 66 years. Marguerite was a great cook & seamstress, and was the Church secretary and member of the Altar Society at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Robstown.   She worked for Production Credit Association in Robstown for 43 years and retired as Vice-President in 1983. Marguerite then worked at Petronilla Grain with Benny for another 10 years. They enjoyed traveling in the United States and Europe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin, two sisters, Aylene Dodds (1924-2019) and Edna Belle Walker (1926-1996).

Marguerite is survived by her children, Nancy (Tom) Guernsey, Benjamin Roeder,  granddaughter: Laura Cano, great grandson, Sean Cano and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas with Rev. Gerard Sheehan as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Charles Kepatrick Orsak

Orsak, Charles

Charles Kepatrick Orsak, 65, of Corpus Christi TX, passed away peacefully Friday, February 15th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 4, 1953 in East Bernard. Texas to Bohumil Theophil Orsak and Annie B Orsak. He is preceded in death by his father, B.T. Orsak, sister, Annie Kelly, nephew, Scott Orsak and son-in-law, Jimmy J. Hickman Jr.  He is survived by his wife Helen M. Orsak, Mother, Annie B. Orsak, three children, Alan (Kynda) Orsak, Amanda Orsak, and Aaron Orsak. Five grandchildren,  Candice, Dylan, Leah, Easton and Emma, Siblings Jo Hilburn, Bernard Orsak, Robert Orsak, Bernice Hoyt and Sharon Howe, numerous nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones. Viewing will be at Sawyer-George funeral home on Monday, February 18th, 2019 from 3:00-7:00pm with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

June Lorraine Swanson


Swanson, JuneJune Lorraine Swanson, 92, of Corpus Christi, Texas was called home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2019 after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 16, 1926 in Miami, Florida. June was married to Arthur L. Swanson for 46 years until his death in 1998. They spent most of their lives serving the Lord on their farm in the Rio Grande Valley. They sold their farm in 1992 and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they spent the remainder of their marriage. June had a lifetime of service in the Ladies Aid Society in her church. She loved helping and serving people in her long career as a nurse. She loved life and cherished every moment with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lorraine and Zackary Thompson, her one

brother Durwood Thompson, and two sisters Gene Thomas and Hazel Kelly, all of

Florida. She is also preceded by her son in law, Kim W. Bradshaw of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is survived by her one daughter, Phyllis Bradshaw of Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Dwayne (Veda) McWhorter Sr., Jerry

McWhorter, Brad, Travis (Samantha), and Troy Bradshaw. Furthermore, she is survived by her great-grandchildren, Dwayne McWhorter Jr., Staci McWhorter, Hali (TC) Prather, Kristin McWhorter, Hunter McWhorter, Heather and Ryker Bradshaw, Steven (Carly) and Austin Bradshaw, and one great great grandson, Nicklaus Prather.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Annaville

Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow at RobstownMemorial Park.

Thank you Lord for a precious, Godly mother who served you all of her life!

Alice Jenell Richter

Jenell was born on June 26, 1938 in Floresville, TX to Travis and Alice Hayden. She passed from this world on February 11, 2019 in Corpus Christi, TX.  On October 5, 1957, Jenell married the love of her life, Roy Richter.  That love lasted almost sixty years before Roy passed in February of 2017.  Jenell is survived by their children; Roy, Kathy (Ricky), Ed (Cathy), and a wagon load of grand and great grandchildren.  Jenell is also survived by her siblings Travis, Paul and Carolyn plus numerous other members of our extended family including her best friend of over forty years Nathalie Lemley.  Jenell was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her parents, her sister Marjon, and her grandson Colby.  We would especially like to thank our Aunt Kay, who is always there when we need her most.  Kay you are truly an angel.  Jenell touched many lives and we would like to say thank you to all of you who have reached out in comfort to our family.

The Rosary will be recited Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Father Jaison Mathew as Celebrant. Graveside services will be private.

James “Jim” Dulaney

Duilaney, James

James “Jim” Dulaney, passed away on February 7, 2019.

Visitation will from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM , Monday, February 11, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial with military honors will follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.