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 Funeral services for Mr. Ben Waak, 92, of the Coshatte Community, were
held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 from the Etlinger Funeral Home Chapel
in Bellville with Rev. William Rotter officiating.  Burial was in
Coshatte Cemetery.   Pallbearers were C. W. Waak, Ricky (?) Waak, Tom
Kesten, John Waak, Monroe Waak Jr. and Dr. Tom Waak.  Mr. Waak died at
1:50 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 1990 at Bellville General Hospital
following a lengthy illness.  He was born Nov. 2, 1897 in Bellville, the
son of Herman Waak Sr. and Bertha Grabow Waak.  He attended school in
Coshatte and also Bellville High School.  A farmer and rancher, Mr. Waak
also worked for Howard Hughes for a few years.  He was a member of St.
John Lutheran Church of Bellville.  Mr. Waak was also a member of the
Austin County Cattlemen's Association, the Coshatte Agricultural Society
and was on of the original founders of the Austin County Farm Bureau. 
Survivors include:  sister, Helen Waak of Coshatte; and a brother,
Monroe Waak of Lufkin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two
brothers and one sister.
Submitted by Cheryl Gross


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