Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Virginia May Etzler

7 September , 19334 May , 2019

Virginia May Etzler, 85, passed away May 4, 2019. Virginia was born September 7, 1933, in Hallettsville, Texas to the late Joseph and Julia Gajer Boehm.

Virginia worked at the Victoria Electric Co-op retiring after 20 years and then worked as a Sam's Demo Lady where she enjoyed serving and talking to customers. Her greatest joy was her two great-granddaughters which made her smile every time she talked about them. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court St. Ann #369.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Gwen Etzler of Victoria; son, Tim Etzler (Susan) of Kingsville; sisters, Lillian Thurk of Victoria, and Evelyn Barcak of Hallettsville; favorite grandson, David Etzler (Candice) of Falls City, Texas; granddaughters, Janis Etzler of Houston, Elizabeth Etzler of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Brynlee and Brooklyn Etzler.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alphonse Etzler; brothers, Henry Boehm and Albert Boehm; sister, Rose Marie Boehm.

Family will receive guests from 5 to 7 pm with rosary to be recited at 7 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory with Father Gary Janak presiding. Burial immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Etzler, Paul McCoy, Clarence Crawford, Casey Becker, Craig Carter and William Barcak.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diocese of Victoria Education of Seminarian Fund or the Cathedral Center of Our Lady of Victory.

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  • Alfonse Etzler, Husband (deceased)
  • Julia Gajer Boehm, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph Boehm, Father (deceased)
  • Gwen Etzler, Daughter
  • Tim (Susan) Etzler, Son
  • Lillian Thurk, Sister
  • Evelyn Barcak, Sister
  • David (Candice) Etzler, Grandson
  • Janis Etzler, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Etzler, Granddaughter
  • Brynlee Etzler, Great Granddaughter
  • Brooklyn Etzler, Great Granddaughter
  • Henry Boehm, Brother (deceased)
  • Albert Boehm, Brother (deceased)
  • Rose Marie Boehm, Sister (deceased)

  • David Etzler
  • Paul McCoy
  • Clarence Crawford
  • Casey Becker
  • Craig Carter
  • William Barcak

  • Diocese of Victoria Education of Seminarian Fund
  • Cathedral Center of Our Lady of Victory


  • Visitation Monday, 6 May , 2019
  • Rosary Monday, 6 May , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, 7 May , 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, 7 May , 2019


Virginia May Etzler

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