Edmund Joseph Mazoch

Edmund J. Mazoch, 94, of Schulenburg, left this earth on, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 and entered the peacefulness of heaven. Edmund was born onto this earth in Holman on Friday, Nov. 16, 1923, born to be the 13th and last child of Frank and Marie (Horak) Mazoch Sr.

Edmund attended school at Pecan School in Holman. He served his country through the United States Army during World War II from 1944 until 1946. In returning from the war, Edmund married his sweetheart Mildred Heger on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1946 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Weimar. In 1955, Edmund and Mildred along with their young family moved from Holman to the High Hill area where farming and raising livestock were their livelihood. They joined St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was active with the St. Joseph Society and various committees of the parish. Being devout Catholics throughout their lives, Edmund and Mildred made sure that their children received strong Catholic education by sending them to St. Rose and Bishop Forest High School.

The last six years of his life, he was a resident of the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center while Mildred lived in the Schulenburg Regency Villas. Every day, she would visit him where they would pray the rosary and ended each visit with a kiss.

A public visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home in Schulenburg. An American Legion prayer service led by commander Robert “Bob” Heinrich and chaplain Dennis Olsovsky was at 6:30 p.m. The parish rosary service and a litany of St. Joseph were led by Rev. Ty Bazar at 7 p.m.

The funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in High Hill on Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. The funeral Mass was led by Rev. Timothy Kosler. Interment followed in the parish cemetery in High Hill. Full military honors were conducted at the graveside by the American Legion Post 143 and the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Pallbearers were grandsons Craig, Rodney and Jonathan Mazoch, Edward and Derek Schwenke; and grandsons-in-law Paul Hanslik and Cody Seibert.  Honorary pallbearers were grandson Landon Mazoch and the granddaughters and great-grandchildren of Edmund Mazoch.

Edmund leaves behind to mourn his passing: his wife of 71 years, Mildred of Schulenburg; four children and spouses, Dominic and Alicia Mazoch of Channelview and Schulenburg, Michael and Laura Mazoch of Swiss Alp, Bernadette and Larry Schwenke of High Hill and Gregory and Nancy Mazoch of Houston. He leaves 12 grandchildren and spouses: Craig and Gina Mazoch, Rodney and Fatana Mazoch, Jonathan and Ellen Mazoch, all of Dallas; Crissie and Cody Seibert of Lockhart; Edward Schwenke of High Hill; Ashley and Paul Hanslik of Moulton; Megan Jackson of Weimar; Derek and Dorothy Schwenke of La Grange; Lauren, Renee and Andrea Mazoch, all of Swiss Alp; and Landon Mazoch of Houston; and three step-grandchildren and spouses: Kayla Castillo, and Julie and Lyle Williams and Christopher and Robin Seale, all of Houston. His 10 great-grandchildren are Mason and Madison Mazoch, Makenzie and Ty Jackson, Jasmine and Noah Mazoch, Logan Schwenke, Braylee and Brynna Hanslik and Addisyn Seibert; and his three step-great-grandchildren are Kendyll and Klipper Williams and Ryleigh Seale. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In his passing, Edmund joined his parents: Frank and Marie Mazoch Sr.; his infant granddaughter: Erica Marie Schwenke; his five sisters: Annie Cernoch, Martha Neiser, Anastacia “Stacy” Schramm, Marie Muras and Agnes Mican; and his seven brothers: Cyril Mazoch, Louise Mazoch, infant Frank Mazoch, infant Felix Mazoch, Henry James Mazoch Sr., Frank Mazoch,Jr. and Ivan Mazoch Sr.

All arrangements were conducted by the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home of Schulenburg.