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Bellville Times
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Funeral services for Antonia "Tonnie" Martisak, 100, of Tavener, Texas were held Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 2 p.m. from Knesek and Sons Funeral Home in Wallis, Texas with Rev. Henry Beseda officiating. Mark and John Dujka provided organ music and singing.

Interment was at Krasna Cemetery in Wallis, Texas.

Pallbearers for the service were Joe Allen Dujka, I.H. Barta, and her grandsons: John Holly, Franklin Kulhanek, Elden Holly and Jim Kulhanek.

Mrs. Martisak was born on March 29, 1903 in Monaville, Texas. She was the third child of Rosalie (Jechemenek) and Paul Dujka and was reared in the Krasna area. She received her schooling at the San Bernard and Krasna schools through the sixth grade.

On December 26, 1923 Tonnie and John Lawrence Martisak were married in Halletsville, Texas. They settled in the Tavener community where they farmed together for 41 years. After her husband's death on September 16, 1964, Tonnie continued to live quietly in her home enjoying her family and tending her garden. Her grandchildren loved"Grandma's old fashioned flower garden."

Antonia "Tonnie" Martisak attained the age of 100 years, 2 months and 2 days and passed away May 31, 2003 at the Rosenberg Rehabilitation Center in Rosenberg, Texas.

Surviving are her two daughters Lovine Kulhanek of East Bernard and Gladys Holly of Rosenberg, grandchildren Antoinette Rothenberg and husband Damon Paul of Glen Burnie, Maryland , John Holly of San Antonio, Franklin Kulhanek of East Bernard, Elden Holly and wife Teresa of East Bernard and Jim Kulhanek of Wallis, Texas, also two great grandchildren John Paul Rothenberg and Candice Holly, two step-great grandchildren Crystal Schroeder and Tracy Duty, four sisters Frankie Stracik, Mildred Cotharn, Emma Koehler, Joyce Marie Otto and three brothers Jerry, William and Julius P. Dujka.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rosalie and Paul Dujka, husband John Martisak, sisters Olga Schoppe, Julia Barta, Rose Lee Hammack, Anna Belle Pesek, Lessie Curtis and brothers Joe and Adolph Dujka.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Wallis, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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