Funeral services for Jesse Frank Macat were held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at the Nelsonville Brethren Church with
Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating. Burial followed in the National
Pallbearers were Matt Macat, Chris Ignasiak, Kevin Ignasiak, Shane
Siptak, Danny Chovanec and Kenneth Macat. Jr. Honorary pallbearer
was Leeland Maeckel.
Jesse Macat was born July 13, 1920, in Nelsonville, Texas to parents
Frank and Albina Sisa Macat. He grew up in Bleiblerville where he
attended the Santa Anna School.
Corporal Macat served his country in the United States Army during
World War II participating in the European African Middle Eastern (EAME)
Campaign where he was awarded 4 Bronze Stars and the Prisoner of War
medal. On Oct. 4, 1947, Jesse was united in marriage with Pearl
Louise Beckmann at the Nelsonville Brethren Church by Rev. Josef
lived in Houston for 4 years before returning to the Nelsonville
area where they have made their home since that time. Jesse was a
carpenter by trade and enjoyed building things. He liked to hunt and
fish and loved playing with his grandchildren.
Jesse was a member of the SPJST Lodge #202 in Bleiblerville, the
Nelsonville Brethren Church and was a former member of the Bellville
V.F.W. Post #6522.
Frank Macat passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 in Bellville at the
age of 83.
He is survived by his son Frankie Macat and wife Marlene of
Bleiblerville; daughter Kathy Ignasiak and husband Clayton of
Bellville; grandsons Matt Macat of Bleiblerville, Chris and Kevin
Ignasiak of Bellville; sisters Vlsta Siptak of Bleiblerville, Sadie
Siptak of Nelsonville, Grace Kasparek of Bellville, Gladys Broz of
Bleiblerville and many other friends and relatives.
preceded in death by his parents, wife and 3 brothers Ernest, Otto
and Cotton Macat.
In lieu of usual remembrances friends who wish may make memorial
gifts to the Nelsonville Brethren Church Building Fund or to the
Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral
Home in Bellville, Texas.
Posted by Joy Neely