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Cecil Edward Wondrash, Sr., 92, of Bellville, passed away Monday, Feb.y 18,
Mr. Wondrash was born to Joe and Gardina (Struwe) Wondrash on November 19,
1915 in Caldwell, Texas.  Later the Wondrash family relocated to Bellville,
Tx. where Mr. Wondrash attended Bellville public schools.
On Nov. 17, 1937 after returning to Caldwell, Cecil married Willie Mae
Hudec. On February 20, 1939, their son, Cecil Edward Wondrash, Jr. was born,
on March 8, 1941 their daughter Mary Frances was born and their youngest
daughter, Beverly Jo was born on June 24, 1951. Cecil was employed by
Wondrash Abstract Company in Caldwell until 1942 when he went to work for
Santa Fe Railroad as a switchman. He was later promoted to the position of
yardmaster before his retirement on July 9, 1976.  He was a member of
Railroad Yardmasters of America, a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic
Church, Bellville Knights of Columbus Third Degree Counsel and Sealy
Assembly Fourth Degree Counsel.  He enjoyed attending KC meetings with his
friends and participating in many Knights of Columbus activities.
On Nov. 27, 2007, Cecil and Willie Mae celebrated their 70th wedding
anniversary with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling after his
retirement, working in the yard with his wife, and he was especially proud
of and loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Wondrash is survived by his wife of 70 years, Willie Mae Wondrash, his
son, Cecil Edward Wondrash Jr. and wife, Catherine of East Bernard,
daughter, Mary Frances McCulloch and husband, Don of Coldspring, daughter,
Beverly Jo Greene and husband, Richard of Columbus, grandchildren, Kelley
Kerlick and husband, Ray of Katy, David Wondrash and wife, Christi of East
Bernard, Stephen Schubert of Round Rock, Melissa Kuper and husband, Mark of
San Diego, California, John David McCulloch and wife, Kerri of Dallas, great
grandchildren, Carly & Kasey Kerlick, Jacob and Allison Wondrash, Jonathan
and Andrew Kuper, sister, Gardina Pargac of Caldwell, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Gardina (Struwe)
Wondrash, brother, Stanley Wondrash.
Family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a
Knights of Columbus Rosary being cited at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was
celebrated Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from Sts. Peter and Paul
Catholic Church with the Rev. Tim Bucek, officiating. Burial was in Oak
Knoll Cemetery, Bellville. Serving as pallbearers were Knights of Columbus
Third and Fourth Degree.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sts Peter and Paul Building Fund, P.O.
Box 808, Bellville, Texas 77418 or to Bellville Knights of Columbus 9268, PO
Box 371, Bellville, Texas 77418
Services under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville.
Posted by Joy Neely


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