MACHU, Vlasta Kovar

Vlasta Kovar Machu, 85, of Granger, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at her residence. Mrs. Machu was born in Granger, Texas on September 10, 1917, the daughter of Frances (Volcik) and Tom Kovar. On November 19, 1935, she was married to Albin Edmund Machu. A lifetime resident of Granger, Vlasta was a member of the Granger Brethren Church, Granger Brethren Christian Sisters, the Mutual Aid Society, and had been a longtime member of SPJST. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include her six daughters and their husbands, Rubie and Leslie Loessin of Granger, Marie Ann and Henry Ripple Jr., of Taylor, Angeline and James Malicoat of Taylor, Sharon and T.J. Mikulec of Cameron, Debbie and Larry Haag of Taylor, Sandy and Clement J. Strmiska of Bartlett; three sons and their wives, Albin F. and Elaine Machu of Taylor, Marvin and Barbara Machu of Thorndale, Eugene and Rose Machu of Taylor; sister, Evelyn Seigmund of Taylor; 20 grandchildren, Terry Loessin, Kelly and Michelle Loessin, Sherill and Rex Engelhardt, Trey andHeather Ripple, Shelly and Doug Wieqand, Monica and Adam Mehevec, Tammy Machu, Sheri Machu, Darrell and Sandy Malicoat, Derrick Malicoat, Tracy Machu, Michael Machu, Nancy Mikulec, Kendra Mikulec, Christie and Brandon Johnson, Lisa and Matt Whisenant, Clement Lee Strmiska, Holly Strmiska, Rachel Strmiska, and Ben Strmiska; and and great- grandchildren, Trevor and Lauren Loessin, Tanner and Tahni Engelhardt, Mason Wiegand, Trent Shumate, Jazmine and Devin Malicoat, and Kolton Whisenant. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Condra Funeral Home. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, in Condra Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Granger Brethren Church with the Rev. Albert Michalik, Rev. James Hejl and Rev. Gordon Hejl officiating. Burial will follow in Machu Cemetery, Granger. Honorary pallbearers are Rex Engelhardt, Adam Mehevec, Doug Weigand, Brandon Johnson, Matt Whisenant, and Terry Loessin who will also be the organist for the funeral service. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Kelly Loessin, Trey Ripple, Michael Machu, Clement Lee Strmiska, Darrell Malicoat and Derrick Malicoat. Memorial contributions may be made to Granger Brethren Church, c/ o 507 N. Hwy-95 Granger,TX 76530 or the Machu Cemetery, c/o 2204 Smith Ave. Taylor, TX 76574. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Scott & White Hospice for their love, care and support to their mother. Condra Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.