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Funeral Services for Wilbert Milberger, 68, of Sealy were held Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:00 am from the Nelsonville Brethren Church with Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating. Interment was in the Kovar Brethren Cemetery near Smithville.

Pall Bearers were Anika Milberger, Kami Hooker , AZ Zettell, Billy Parker, Barney Homeyer, Doug Tyler, Allen Sell, Herbert Frank and Homer Jalowy.

“In my Father’s House there are many rooms. I go and prepare a place for you.”  On August 25, 2011 , Wilbert’s room was ready. Jesus came and took him Home and freed him of the beast myelofibrosis that ravaged his earthly body.  He was reunited with his parents, brothers, and sister.

Wilbert was born on May 3, 1943 to Henry and Stasie Milberger in Bellville , Texas .  He lived with his parents in the Star Hill Community, and at age 4 the family moved to a farm near Caldwell, Texas.   After high school, Wilbert moved to Houston and learned the electrical trade under the supervision of CB Gilbert Electric. He started his own business, Milberger Electric in Sealy in 1965. On May 21, 1966, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kalina by the Rev. F.J. Kostohryz at the Kovar Brethren Church near Smithville, Texas.  Rev. Kostohryz married Wilbert’s parents and Dorothy’s parents.  Wilbert and Dorothy soon joined the Nelsonville Brethren Church where he was baptized.  After the birth of their children, Allen and Stacy, they joined the First Presbyterian Church in Sealy, Texas where Wilbert was an active member. They made the decision to come back home and rejoined the Nelsonville Brethren Church and was a very active member and served on the Board of Elders.  He loved helping with the fund raisers of the church and was very dedicated in selling raffle tickets for the annual chicken stew and the scholarship fund raiser. He represented the Nelsonville Church at the church convention in July and served as the President of the Nelsonville Local Mutual Aid.

Wilbert was a member of the Sealy Fire Department, and served as president on the Emergency Services District No 2 for several years.  He also served on the Austin County Fair Board.  Some of his hobbies included fishing, hunting, traveling and playing ‘42’ dominoes.  He enjoyed making homemade sausage and wine which he loved to share with his friends and family.  Wilbert was very proud of his Czech heritage and was privileged to travel there several times with his wife and children.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 45 years, Dorothy; son Allen and wife Angie of Denton, Texas; daughter, Stacy and husband Tommy of Cameron, Texas .  Grandchildren, Anika Milberger of  College Station, Marine recruit Riley Milberger of San Diego, Ca, Henry and Jack Milberger of Denton; Kami, Kelton and Kerrigan Hooker of Cameron, Texas.

He was welcomed to Heaven by his parents, Henry and Stasie Milberger, brothers Henry and Rueben and sister, Dolores, and in laws, Louis and Annie Kalina as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

He loved his family so much and his Lord even more.  He was witnessing up until the very end in asking the people attending to him if they knew the Lord.

Posted by Joy Neely



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