A Rosary for Agnes Filipp, 78, of Sealy, was recited on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at 7 p.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy and funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sealy on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Octavio Muguerza celebrating the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal. Interment followed at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sealy. Pallbearers serving were Joe Simecek, Royce Sulak, Dan Brod, Ben Brod, Gene Borak and Simon Borak. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Peschel, William Peschel, Jason Harkey, Jerry Emshoff, Charles Zetterberg and Royce Sulak. Agnes was born on Sept. 22, 1927, the first child of Paul and Anna (Dobias) Borak. She attended school in Lane City and East Bernard, graduating from East Bernard High School in 1944. After graduating from high school, she worked for Otto's Dry Good and Grocery Store in East Bernard, where she met her future husband. Agnes married George Filipp on Oct. 28, 1947 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard. Following their marriage they made their home in East Bernard and opened their own business, Filipp's Grocery. After several years in the grocery business, George joined his brother, Joe, in a new venture, Filipp's Packing Company. In 1958 George and Agnes decided to move to Sealy and open their own business, Sealy Food Bank. Following George's death in 1970, she continued to run the business for five years, eventually selling to Port City Stockyards. She worked briefly for Production Credit Association and was employed for many years by Schoebel's Restaurant in Columbus. Sealy remained home to Agnes until her death. Agnes was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a member of Court St. Elizabeth of the Catholic Daughters, the Altar Society, the Sealy American Legion Auxiliary, the KJZT, and the Sealy AARP chapter. Agnes Borak Filipp of Sealy was called home into the arms of her heavenly Father on Thursday, Sept. 7,2006 in Sealy. Her beloved husband, her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Her daughter, Margaret Singleton and husband Kirby, of Richmond and her son, Dennis Filipp and wife Pearlie, of Sealy mourn her loss with cherished memories. Agnes is also survived by her sister Dorothy Sulak, of East Bernard; granddaughter Sherry Singleton; great grandson, C.J. Zetterberg, both of Rosenberg, and several nephews and nieces. Throughout her life, Agnes demonstrated a love of people, an unfailing sense of humor, and a work ethic that was a role model to others. She was a devoted wife and life partner, a loving and attentive mother, a caring daughter, sister and grandmother, and a loyal friend. She showed compassion to those less fortunate than herself and will be remembered fondly for her loving spirit, generosity and strength. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She will be missed greatly by those who loved her and those whose lives she touched. Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels in Sealy.
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