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Funeral Services for Miss Leona Roesler, 89, of Nelsonville, were held
Friday, October 29, 2004, at 10 a.m. from Nelsonville Brethren Church with
the Rev. Mike Groseclose officiating. Interment was at National Cemetery
near Nelsonville. Serving as pallbearers were George Tiel, Delvin J. Syptak,
Leeland Schramm, Leebert Brune, Charlie Zettel and Alfred A. Zettel.
Honorary pallbearer Edwin Kuehn.
Born in Nelsonville, Leona Ida Roesler was the daughter of Robert Roesler
and Eleonora Wotipka Roesler. Early in Leona's life, as a child, she worked
on a big family farm, helping her family with all the work, raising farm
animals and different field crops. Leona attended Santa Anna School, across
from the National Cemetery, and then graduated from Industry High School.
She attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, and received her Bachelor
of Arts Degree from Sul Ross State Teachers College. Leona went on to
further her education by receiving her Master of Education Degree from the
University of Houston. She taught school for thirty-two years in various
places in Texas.
Leona first taught school in a one teacher school in Germania School, close
to Kenney and Brenham. She later returned to where she started, and taught
in the one teacher school called Santa Anna, across from National Cemetery.
Leona belonged to a Presbyterian church before she retired and returned to
her country home in Nelsonville, where she then joined Nelsonville Brethren
Church, which she enjoyed going to as long as she was able. She was a kind
and considerate person, and she helped take care of sick family members in
her home as well as in their homes.
Leona Ida Roesler died Monday, October 25, 2004 in Bellville.
She is survived by her two step-nephews, Joe Max Honish and his wife Doris
of Hallettsville, and Ervin Thomas ''Tom'~ Honish, who lived in the house
with her, and took good care of Leona as well as taking care of her sister,
Lina M. Honish before she passed away.
Also surviving her are her cousins Edwin Coldoff and wife Katherine of
Alice, Walter Mahimann and wife Doris of Houston, Arthur Mahimann and wife
Lydia of Needville, Elsia Mahlmann also of Needville, Agnes Wotipka Sawyer
of Smithville; 7 step-great nieces and nephews; and other relatives, many
friends, and numerous ex-students.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eleonora Roesler;
sisters Elva Roesler, Lina Honish, and little brother Leon Roesler.
Funeral Services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,

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