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Private John A. Miska, Sr.
U. S. Army

August 21, 1921 - September 16, 1943

Gold Star Mother Mary Muzney Miska



Word was received here this week from the War Department informing the family of Pvt. John Albert Miska that he was killed in action in Sicily on September 16.

Private Miska was born August 29, 1921, and was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miska, of this city. He was inducted last November, spent three months in Camp Roberts and one month at Camp Pickett, then went across and had been on the firing line only a month. Before entering the service he was an employee of the Phenix Dairy here in Palacios.

Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Miska, and young son, John Miska the third; one sister, Miss Ann Miska, and four brothers, Frank, of Bay City, Joe, of Wharton, Emil, somewhere in North Africa and Henry at Camp Bowie.

Requiem mass will be said for Private Miska at St. Anthony's Church here Friday morning at eight o'clock by Rev. H. L. Bauman.                                

Palacios Beacon
, Thursday, October 14, 1943

Local V. F. W. Post in Charge of Reburial Services at Blessing

Messrs. Eli Mayfield, Winfred Johnson, Roddin Purswell, Dugan Gibson, Charley McConnell, Elton Moorehead, Jess Munds, R. V. Wratislaw, O. W. Fegett, Glen Dale Claybourn and Alton Queen, members of the local V. F. W. Post and V. K. Jordan, of the Galveston V. F. W. Post were in Bay City Tuesday to meet and escort the body of John Albert Miska to Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, where it lay in state until Thursday morning when funeral services will be held in Blessing Catholic church, Father V. J. Billy officiating.

The Veterans of Foreign War burial service will be held in the Catholic cemetery with the firing squad and color bearers of the Lt. Wm. Lloyd Queen Post No. 2467 in charge. John Albert Miska, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miska of this city, was killed September 16, 1943 in the Sicilian campaign. Besides his parents he is survived by one son, John, Jr., Old Ocean, one sister, Miss Ann Miska, Palacios, four brothers, Joe, Emil and Andrew of Wharton, and Frank of Bay City.

The Palacios Beacon, July 29, 1948

Reburial Services To Be Held For John Albert Miska,
Killed in Sicilian Campaign Sept. 1943

Reburial services for John Albert Miska, 22 years 17 days, who was killed September 16, 1943 in the Sicilian campaign, will be held in Blessing Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.

The body will arrive in Bay City Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Rosary will be said at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Tuesday and again Wednesday at the same hour. Funeral services will be held at the Blessing Cemetery [St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery] with Rev. Father Bily officiating. Taylor Bros. will be in charge of the services.

John Albert Miska, who gave his life for his country, left behind him in his democratic homeland, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miska of Palacios, one son, John Jr., of Old Ocean, one sister, Annie Miska of Palacios; four brothers, Joe, Emil, Andrew of Wharton and Frank of Bay City.                                                                                               

Daily Tribune
, June 26, 1948

Joseph A. Miska Funeral Services Set For Blessing

Services at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing have been scheduled for Joseph Anton Miska, 77, who died Sunday at the hospital in El Campo.

Mr. Miska had been a resident of the Czechoslovakian Catholic Home in Hillje and was a member of the KJT.

Rosary was scheduled at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home and mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing, the Rev. Joe Hamala officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Ann Miska of Bay City; four sons, Joe Miska, Jr. and Emil of Wharton, Frank Miska of Bay City and Henry Miska of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Henry Walzell of East Bernard, Mrs. Mary Boyer of South Carolina, Mrs. Olga Knebel of Weimer, Mrs. Raymond Kolcel and Mrs. Ernest Pavlik; two brothers, Frank and Charlie Miska of Weimar and nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include George Kana, Steve Kana, George Miska, Adolph Miska. Emil Muzny and Edwin Knebel.

The Daily Tribune, July 2, 1962

Mrs. Mary Miska Buried in Palacios [Blessing]

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Miska, 67 years, 2 months and 17 days, was held from the Catholic church in Palacios, Texas, January 16th, 1951, at 9:00 a.m., with Father Bily and Father Till officiating.

Mrs. Miska is survived by her husband, J. A. Miska, of Palacios, Texas; one daughter, Miss Ann Miska of Palacios, four sons, Joe and Emil Miska of Palacios, Frank Miska of Bay City, Henry Miska of Houston, four sisters, Mrs. Frances Kana of El Campo, Mrs. Barbara Miska of Edna, Mrs. Antonio Haydosky of Holman, Mrs. Louise Horak of Needville; one brother, Joe Muzny of Needville.

Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery at Blessing with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge. Active pallbearers were Steves Kaney, Sr., of El Campo, Raymond Horak of Needville, Henry Walzel of Beasley, Adolph Haydosky of Holman, Frank Miska of Weimar, Raymond Klosel of Weimar.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 18, 1951


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