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Funeral services for Ruth Mae Viereck, 64, of Bellville, Texas were held
Saturday, August 20, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in
Bellville with Rev. Jennie Jones officiating. Interment was at Oak Knoll
Cemetery in Bellville. Pallbearers serving were Chris Janik, Jason Janik,
David Janik, DuWayne Pfeffer, Glen Hueber and Greg Janik. Honorary
Pallbearers were Braden Chovanee, Allen Gerloff, Dr. Gene Huebner, and Dr.
Welton Hill.
Ruth was born in East Bernard, the daughter of Rudolph and Martha (Chumchal)
Janik. She was raised in Wharton, Texas and graduated from Wharton High
School in 1960. On July 23, 1960 the former Miss Ruth Janik was joined in
marriage to Mr. Charles Viereck with a ceremony held at St. John Lutheran
Church in Bellville. Ruth was a lifelong homemaker. She loved to fish and
she also had a beautician license and worked at it for a hobby. She was a
loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth Viereck died
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 in Houston, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Viereck of Bellville, daugher Donna
Chovanec and husband David of Bellville, son Michael Viereck of Bellville,
brothers, Gene Janik and wife Elaine of Wharton, Irvin Janik of Wharton,
Vernon Janik of El Campo and Larry Janik and wife Donna of El Campo,
grandchildren, Jennifer Gerloff and husband Allen, Braden Chovanec and Erica
Viereck, great granddaughter, Kymberlyn Gerloff, brother-in-law, Douglas
Viereck and wife Terri of Magnolia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents Rudolph and Martha Janik, grandson, Austin
Chovanec and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Lenora Viereck.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Bellville General Hospital Foundation,
PO Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,
Bellville, Texas 77418 (979) 865-3121.
Posted by Joy Neely


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