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Lorene O. Martin
Lorene O. Martin passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born Sept. 22, 1934, to Olga (Filip) and Ignac Peterek Jr.
Lorene loved to work for the PTA and served as a former president. She also was the president of the Altar Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Lorene was in charge of organizing reception meals after funerals at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for several years.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Billie Dee Martin; children Mary Jane Benavides and husband Michael, David William Martin, Kenneth James Martin, and John Thomas Martin and wife Jennifer; grandchildren Travis Ryan Benavides and Xavier Anthony Heerssen Martin; siblings Evelyn Moeller and husband Edmund, Alvin Peterek and wife Doris, Doris Miles, and Laurie Janek and husband Dennis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale, Texas.
A funeral Mass was held on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockdale, officiated by the Rev. Dennis Jarzombek.
Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stockdale.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the Stockdale EMS.
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