Daniel Thomas Blaha Sr.

October 25, 1923January 10, 2011

DANIEL THOMAS BLAHA, Sr. 87, of Taylor, formerly of Granger passed away on Monday, January 10, 2011. He was born October 25, 1923 in Granger, Texas to Joe F. and Louise (Labaj) Blaha. He married Sadie Machu on November 29, 1949 and their marriage lasted 61 wonderful years. They lived in Granger where he was a farmer and worked at the Livestock Auction barn in Georgetown and Taylor. Later they moved to Taylor where he was a self-employed carpenter. He loved gardening, being with family and visiting with friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Katherine Blaha and nephew, Greg Machu. Daniel is survived by his wife, Sadie Blaha; son, Daniel F. Blaha, Jr. and wife Katherine; daughter, Patricia (Pat) Raesz and husband Larry; four grandchildren, Melissa Blaha, Kimberly Knippa and husband Daniel, Bradley Raesz all of Taylor, Brandon Raesz and wife Erin of Hutto; great-grandchild, Dayton Knippa whom he called “Big Boy”; brother, Raymond Blaha and wife Betty of Jerrell; Brother-in-law, Darwin Machu and wife Nancy; four nieces, Pam Bartek and husband Mark, Cheryl Ardh, Rhonda Roten and husband Bobby, Dawn Pehl; five, great-neices, Dawn Phel, Megan and Mackenzie Roten and Paige and Taylor Bartek; and great-nephew, Colton Machu. Visitation will be Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 6—8 pm at Condra Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will start a 7PM. Funeral Services will be Friday, January 14, at 10 am at Taylor Brethren Church with Rev. James Hejl officiating. Burial will follow in Granger Brethren Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons Brandon Raesz, Bradley Raesz, Daniel Knippa, also serving will be Mark Bartek, Herbert Raesz, and Kenneth Jezisek Memorial may be given to Taylor Brethren Church or charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Condra Funeral Home.


  • VISITATION Thursday, January 13, 2011
  • PRAYER SERVICE Thursday, January 13, 2011
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, January 14, 2011

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Allen & Hazel Chasak

January 14, 2011

So sorry for your loss

Clarence & Bernice Vanek

January 14, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

January 13, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We will never forget Mr. Blaha coming by our house and waving at us when we were on the outside. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Frankie and Shirley Volek and family

Leland & Gladiola Kruse

January 12, 2011

Our sympathy goes out to all the family.

Brenda Bartosh

January 11, 2011

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bartosh and family

Kari Raesz

January 11, 2011

Aunt Pat and Uncle Larry Raesz,

So very sorry. I pray you hold on to your memories and cherish all you shared with Mr. Blaha. Love you all, Shaun, Kari, Montgomery and Maverick Raesz

Condra Funeral Home

January 11, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time