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Bellville Times

Funeral services of Mathilda Peters, 98, of Sealy, were held Wednesday May 28, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sealy with Rev. Octavio Muguerza celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal.

Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sealy.

Pallbearers for the service were Rick, Steve, Kevin and Tim Peters, Zachary Bucci, George Petter and Charles Vasut.

Mathilda Johanna Vasut was one of 12 children born in Fayetteville, Texas to Frank and Johanna (Chovanec) Vasut. She was raised in Fayetteville and attended the Fayetteville Catholic School.

On September 6, 1926. Mathilda and Mr. Joe Peters were married with ceremony held in Fayetteville. They moved to Amarillo, where Joe was employed with the railroad, they moved to Gruen, Texas before settling in Sealy, where they made their home and raised their children until they became residents of Katyville.

Joe and Mathilda were married for 72 years when he died on January 14, 1999. Mathilda was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and the Sealy KJZT. She was a homemaker and loved to sew, quilt, cook, bake and was very good at canning and preserving a variety of fruits, vegetables and potatoes, that she and Joe raised in their garden.

Their flower gardens were also a beautiful sight to see with many varieties of flowers that bloomed year round. Mathilda and Joe loved to go dancing and go to celebrations in all the surrounding towns. She loved to listen to Czech and Polka music, play the piano and accordion, read the newspapers (Fayetteville and Sealy) and she loved to play bingo and dominoes. Her father taught her to play dominoes as a child and it helped her to be good in math. She has enjoyed a long fruitful life and been blessed with fairly good health, a deep faith in God and the love of family and many friends.

Mathilda Johanna Peters died Monday, May 26, 2003 in Katy, Texas.

Survived by daughter and son-in-law Lorine and Jim Kirkham of Houston, son and daughter-in-law Joe Jr. and Vessie Peters of Houston, grandchildren Kathryn, Steve, Kevin, Rick and Tim Peters, great grandchildren Cecilia, Christopher, Andrew and Jake Peters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Johanna Vasut, husband Joe Peters, sisters Millie Zapalac, Frances Shula, Sophie Kollaja, Julie Supak, Mary Appelt, Claudia Jurecka, brothers Frank, Joe, Charles, Emil and Henry Vasut.

Funeral Services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Sealy, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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