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Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX

OBITUARY

Edna Mae Horecka

May 15, 1929September 17, 2019
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Edna Mae Stoever Horecka, lovingly known as “Memaw”, 90, of Hallettsville passed away September 17, 2019. She was born May 15, 1929 in O’Quinn, TX to Alex and Caroline Brueggmann Stoever. She was raised in Fayette County in Freyburg. After her dad passed away when she was only two years old, they moved to her mother’s family farm in Swiss Alp. She completed the 8th grade at the Swiss Alp School, where she was the only girl in her graduating class of three students. She met the love of her life at a dancehall in the Moulton area and married Benedict “Ben” Raymond Horecka on October 7, 1947. They resided in Hallettsville, Seguin, Yoakum and Victoria before settling in Point Comfort, TX in 1952. They were married forty years before Ben passed away in November of 1987. Edna returned to his family’s land in Hallettsville in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Joyce Horecka Jurica; granddaughter, Tonia Hollas and husband Shane; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jase and Brynlee Hollas. Memaw was very well-known for her delicious pecan pies and homemade chicken noodle soup. Into her 80’s, she enjoyed maintaining a beautiful garden with an assortment of vegetables. She was meticulous about her home and was a dedicated housewife that lived a simple life centered around the love of her family. The unconditional love she provided will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Horecka, her son-in-law, Thomas Jurica, her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with a rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by the mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Pallbearers are Erwin Chaloupka, Hilbert Henke, Jr., Tim Henke, Brad Keller, Keith Keller and Tommie Matchett Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com

  • FAMILY

  • Benedict "Ben" Raymond Horecka, Husband (deceased)
  • Alex Stoever, Father (deceased)
  • Caroline Brueggmann Stoever, Mother (deceased)
  • Linda Joyce Horecka Jurica, Daughter
  • Tonia and Shane Hollas, Grandchild
  • Jase Hollas, Great Grandchild
  • Brynlee Hollas, Great Grandchild
  • Thomas Jurica, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Mrs. Horecka was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Erwin Chaloupka
  • Hilbert Henke Jr.
  • Tim Henke
  • Brad Keller
  • Keith Keller
  • Tommie Matchett

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Rosary Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories

Edna Mae Horecka

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JoAnn Schindler

September 28, 2019

I just wanted to say that Edna was the sweetest lady imaginable! I cut her hair for years and was able to share so many hightlights of your family’s lives. She loved Linda and Thomas, Tonia and Shane, and boy did she love Jase and Brynlee. I am very proud to have met such a wonderful woman and would like to express my sympathy to all of you.
God bless you
JoAnn Schindler
Hallettsville

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Biography

Edna Mae Stoever Horecka, lovingly known as “Memaw”, 90, of Hallettsville passed away September 17, 2019. She was born May 15, 1929 in O’Quinn, TX to Alex and Caroline Brueggmann Stoever. She was raised in Fayette County in Freyburg. After her dad passed away when she was only two years old, they moved to her mother’s family farm in Swiss Alp. She completed the 8th grade at the Swiss Alp School, where she was the only girl in her graduating class of three students. She met the love of her life at a dancehall in the Moulton area and married Benedict “Ben” Raymond Horecka on October 7, 1947. They resided in Hallettsville, Seguin, Yoakum and Victoria before settling in Point Comfort, TX in 1952. They were married forty years before Ben passed away in November of 1987. Edna returned to his family’s land in Hallettsville in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Joyce Horecka Jurica; granddaughter, Tonia Hollas and husband Shane; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jase and Brynlee Hollas.
Memaw was very well-known for her delicious pecan pies and homemade chicken noodle soup. Into her 80’s, she enjoyed maintaining a beautiful garden with an assortment of vegetables. She was meticulous about her home and was a dedicated housewife that lived a simple life centered around the love of her family. The unconditional love she provided will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Horecka, her son-in-law, Thomas Jurica, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with a rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by the mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens.
Pallbearers are Erwin Chaloupka, Hilbert Henke, Jr., Tim Henke, Brad Keller, Keith Keller and Tommie Matchett
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com