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June 24, 2009 | 7,662 views | 9 condolences


Barbara Winkler, 85, of Cestohowa, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Karnes City.

She was born to Vincent and Mary Broll Biela on Dec. 1, 1923, in Karnes County.

She married Peter J. Winkler on Oct. 23, 1945, in Cestohowa.

A member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa, she was also a member of the church’s Altar Society. Barbara was a loving homemaker and helped her husband with farming and ranching.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Diana Winkler; her son, Walter Winkler; four brothers, Edmund Biela, Leonard Biela, Chester Biela, and Archie Biela; and two sisters, Sylvia Pollok and Mary Moczygemba.

She is survived by her daughters, Joane Herndon and husband Bill of Corpus Christi, Jeanette Kluck and husband Michael of Houston, Nadine Krawietz of Temecula, Calif., and Karen Jehnsonne and husband Marty of Houston; a brother, Fabian Biela of Karnes City; and sisters Christine Winkler of Cestohowa and Irene Kruize of Minneapolis, Minn. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Scott Foster and wife Tammy, Clay Herndon and wife Tiffany, Brad Szalwinski, Dylan Krawietz, and Nichelle Szalwinski; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Foster and Laurel Foster.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the church, with the Rev. Andrzej Waszczenko, SDS, as celebrant.

Interment followed in the Cestohowa Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Foster, Clay Herndon, Michael Kluck, Dylan Krawietz, Brad Szalwinski, Nichelle Szalwinski, and Marty Jehnsonne.

Your Condolences, Prayers, and Memories

Nadine Krawietz  
Winchester, ca  
December 1, 2012 6:28pm
Please watch over us girls here on earth. We need you and daddy.

Nadine Krawietz  
Winchester, ca  
December 1, 2012 6:25pm
Happy Birthday Mother! Miss you.

Nadine Krawietz  
Winchester, ca  
December 1, 2010 12:29am
Happy Birthday Mother! This is your second one in heaven with daddy and the rest of the family. Love you and miss you, but I know you are in a better place.

Laura Dylla  
September 6, 2010 9:29am
It is so sweet to read your comments to your mother on her birthday. I remember her so well and her sweet loving ways. Yes, you all will do very well until it is your time to meet them...but not too soon, OK?

Jeanette Kluck  
Houston, TX  
August 26, 2010 3:58pm
Hi mother! Miss you---but you are now in peace--I am thankful for that. -jmk-

Nadine Krawietz  
Winchester, ca  
December 2, 2009 12:30am
Happy Birthday mother. I know it is after midnight your time, well at least in Texas time. But I was thinking about you today. You and daddy have been united with the rest of the family. Your first birthday together in a ... More ›

Jeanette Kluck  
Houston, TX  
December 1, 2009 2:56pm
Mother: Today is your birthday----I know you are celebrating w/daddy, Walter and Diana and God and all his angels. I miss you---thinking of you, daddy, Walter & Diana this holiday season. Us girls--we ... More ›

Houston, TX  
November 4, 2009 12:41am
Mother, I think of you often. But I don't miss going to that BBM and I am sure you don't miss it either. You are in a better place and we all know it. I know daddy was glad to see you!!! Diana and Walter now have you as their ... More ›

Temecula, Ca  
July 20, 2009 12:34am
Mom I am sure you and Daddy are having a family reunion. I miss all of you. Say a prayer for us down here on earth.

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