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Mary Katherine "Kay" Havelka

May 8, 1938 — May 19, 2023

Robstown

 

Mary Katherine (Kay) Havelka, age 85, passed away on May 19, 2023 at her home in Robstown, Texas. The oldest of 7 children, she was born on Mother’s Day in 1938 to Ferdinand “Fred” Burkhardt and Katherine “Katie” Bernsen in the Violet Community outside Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from West Oso High School in 1956.

Mary Kay had a love and natural ear for music. Childhood piano lessons and singing in the church choir led her to be a member of a quartet with her sister Carolyn and cousins Joyce and Margie Hoelscher called The Four Choices. They sang at various venues in the Corpus Christi area and even recorded an album. She also sang in choirs at St Anthony’s in Violet and St Thomas the Apostle.

She was a talented artist as well, dabbling in acrylic, oil and water color paints. One of her pieces was featured at the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens in 2016.

Mary Kay is preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Angermann, brother Dan Burkhardt and her parents. She is survived by her husband William (Bill), son Mark Havelka and his wife Ruth Johnson, grandsons Owen Havelka and Liam Havelka as well as her siblings Fred Burkhardt, Jr. (Yvonne), James Burkhardt, Joan Black (Bob), Jerry Burkhardt, sister-in-law Pat Burkhardt and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 5:00PM-7:00PM with the Holy Rosary to be recited at 6:00PM at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 10:00AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas and the burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

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Mass

Thursday, May 25, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

, Robstown, TX 78380

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Entombment

Thursday, May 25, 2023

11:15 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Memorial Park Cemetery

, Robstown, TX 78380

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