Edward J. Bednorz

January 15, 1929November 8, 2011

Edward J. Bednorz, age 82, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011. He was born January 15, 1929 in Victoria to the late Edward and Lorene Angerstein Bednorz. He grew up in Schroeder, and graduated from Patti Welder High School in 1947. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Edward worked for Central Power & Light for over 35 years and retired as a Foreman in 1988. Anyone who knew him knew of his great love of cars and working on them. It was a passion beyond compare.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Weber Bednorz; six sons, Michael and wife Christina, Nick, John and wife Krista, Joe, Robert and wife Nancy, all of Houston, and Douglas of Sacramento, California; brother, Bruce Bednorz of Schroeder; and nine grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Clark Bednorz.

Visitation will be held 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2011 at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria. The Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2011 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder. There will be an open casket starting at 9:30 AM before the service.

Graveside Services will follow at Coletoville Cemetery with full military honors under Auspices of Victoria County Veterans Council, AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, Ex-POW, MOPH, VVA and the KWV.Serving as pallbearers will be his sons.

Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Bednorz, Sr., Bruce Michael Bednorz, Jr., and Marjie Bednorz.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Schoreder, Texas.

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Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 12, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, November 11, 2011

Edward J. Bednorz

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November 20, 2011

Mildred and family: Wishing to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We were gone for a week and were unable to attend the services. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Sincerely, Leland & Cathleen Schroeter

Arlis & Roma Preiss

November 12, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Edward is now with the Lord with no more pain or sorrow. May God Richly Bless the entire family. Love Arlis & Roma Preiss