Janie Mae Fikac

October 12, 1935June 28, 2019

Janie Mae (Hoelscher) Fikac, 83, of Shiner, Texas went to her heavenly home on Friday, June 28, 2019.

She was born on October 12, 1935 in Nada, Texas to John & Lillie (Herzik) Hoelscher. She married the love of her life, August, on November 8, 1958 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. She was a homemaker.

In her early years, she raised five children while maintaining a working farm. She was known for her baking and always welcomed nephews and nieces to spend time on the farm with the family. Her family was her life. She enjoyed visiting and talking on the phone with her family and many friends. She was a very spiritual person.

Janie was a Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Wied K.J.Z.T. and K.J.T., and the Sweet Home American Legion Auxiliary.

Visitation will be held at Buffington Funeral Home on Thursday, July 4, between 1 – 3 p.m. Visitation will continue at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Hallettsville, Texas followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. John Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Thomas Arriaga, Ryan Arriaga, Alton Pohl, Matthew Pohl, Trevor Fikac, Blake Pohl, and Cody Fikac. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Karen and her husband, Chris Roznovsky of Shiner, Texas, Janet Pohl of Shiner, Texas, Roman and his wife, Pam Fikac of Victoria, Texas, Mary Ann and her husband, Donald Motal of Hallettsville, Texas and Anthony and his wife, Debbie Fikac of Honolulu, Hawaii. Fourteen grandchildren: Jenna (Kurt) Knesek, Krystal (Bradley) Berger, Alton Pohl, Matthew Pohl, Blake Pohl, Kayla (Riley) Boening, Alicia (Matthew) Lanik, Trevor Fikac, Thomas (Sarah) Arriaga, Amy (Trey) Curtis, Ryan Arriaga, Cristal Shimamura, Kara (Curtis) Lee, and Cody Fikac. Eleven great grandchildren: Avery & August Knesek, Cooper & Knox Boening, Lainey & Layton Lanik, Makayla Trujillo, Kiera & Keaton Curtis, and Tyler & Cadence Arriaga. Beloved twin sister, Lillie Mae Underwood, sisters, Katherine Berger, Carolyn (Don) Shutts, and Barbara Lipinsky. Brothers, John (Susan) Hoelscher and Michael (Karen) Hoelscher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter, Katherine, three brothers, Joe, Andrew & James Hoelscher sister, Rosemarie Svetlik, and son-in-law, Daniel Pohl.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Cause for Canonization of Father Charles Kram


  • John Hoelscher, Father
  • Lillie Hoelscher, Mother
  • Roman Fikac, Son
  • Pam Fikac, Daughter-in-law
  • Anthony Fikac, Son
  • Debbie Fikac, Daughter-in-law
  • Karen Roznovsky, Daughter
  • Chris Roznovsky, Son-in-law
  • Janet Pohl, Daughter
  • Mary Ann Motal, Daughter
  • Donald Motal, Son-in-law
  • Katherine Fikac, infant daughter
  • John Hoelscher, Brother
  • Susan Hoelscher, Sister-in-law
  • Michael Hoelscher, Brother
  • Karen Hoelscher, Sister-in-law
  • Joe Hoelscher, Brother
  • Andrew Hoelscher, Brother
  • James Hoelscher, Brother
  • Lillie Mae Underwood, Beloved Twin Sister
  • Katherine Berger, Sister
  • Carolyn Shutts, Sister
  • Don Shutts, Brother-in-law
  • Barbara Lipinsky, Sister
  • Rosemarie Svetlik, Sister
  • Daniel Pohl, Son-in-law
  • Janie also leaves fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Thomas Arriaga
  • Ryan Arriaga
  • Alton Pohl
  • Mathew Pohl
  • Trevor Fikac
  • Blake Pohl
  • Cody Fikac
  • granddaughters, Honorary
  • great grandchildren, Honorary

  • Saint Mary's Catholic Church
  • the Cause for Canonization of Father Charles Kram



  • Visitation Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 5, 2019


  • Interment


Janie Mae Fikac

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Beatrice Krejci

July 9, 2019

So sorry to hear about y’all moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all. ❤️

Frances Korenek. Sula

July 6, 2019

Your family always was Special to me and to my mother Marcella, she loved her sister, just like Lilly Mae loved her sister. And I hope the Fikac family will stay in contact with us.

Margie Kocian

July 4, 2019

To the Family of Mrs. Fikac: My deepest sympathies and condolences to all. Prayers are being said. May she Rest In Peace. A very sweet woman!

DJ Fikac

July 3, 2019

I will always remember your kindness...
The Streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels today