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Benjamin "Ben" Sebesta was born March 20,1923 in Oak Hill, the son of Joe
and Anna Cermak Sebesta.
He grew up and attended school in Oak Hill.
Ben served his country during World War II in the United States Army from
1944 until 1946.
On Dec. 31, 1947, he married Eloise O. Wiesner in Nelsonville at the
Nelsonville Brethren Church. Ben and Eloise have made their home in
Bellville where they have been members of the St. John Lutheran Church.
During his working years, Ben was employed as a carman for Santa Fe
Railroad. He enjoyed gardening and wine making, and was a member of the
Bleiblerville and Nelsonville SPJST Lodges.
He passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 in Bellville at the age of 83.
He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Eloise Sebesta of Bellville;
daughter Yvonne Schuster and her husband Karl of Austin; son-in-law Kenny
Witt and his wife, Elizabeth, also of Austin; other relatives and many
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son David Royce Sebesta,
daughter Marsha Sebesta Witt, sisters Albina Urbanovsky, Bessie Lehmann,
Vlasta Templeton and Libbie Eckermann, and his brother John Sebesta.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Thursday. Dec. 7, 2006 at St. John Lutheran
Church in Bellville with Pastor Jennie Jones and Pastor David Henske,
Interment was in National Cemetery in Nelsonville. Serving as pallbearers
were Eugene Urbanovsky, John Henry Urbanovsky, Warren Klump, Kenneth
Lehmann, Raymond Cooke and Ernest Lee Urbanovsky.
Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Urbanovsky, Arthur Arning, Alton
Urbanovsky and David Sebesta.
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to:
St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund, 520 N. Holland, Bellville, Texas
Posted by Joy Neely


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