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Bernice (Migl) Dobecka, 93 of Weimar, TX passed away peacefully on February 10, 2022. The youngest of four children, Bernice was born to Adolph & Jannie (Simecek) Migl on May 29, 1928. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Komensky High School. She worked in Houston from 1949 to 1951. Coming from a musical family, she enjoyed playing the piano, playing the guitar, singing and dancing (mostly polkas of course). Bernice met Victor Dobecka at a dance and they were married in Moulton, TX on May 21, 1951. They made their home in Sheridan, TX where Victor worked for Shell Oil Co.
After Victor passed away, Bernice and their four children moved to Weimar, TX in 1965. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary from 1972 to 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church. As an active member of the parish, she attended daily mass and belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, KJZT, RVOS (serving as treasurer for many years) and St. Michael choir. Her faith, family and friends were always at the center of her life. She had a high regard for young men going into the priesthood and for the nuns she met and became friends with through St. Michael School. Bernice felt a strong connection to her family heritage. Her trip to the Czech Republic was special and meaningful. She always tried to attend as many family reunions as possible.
Bernice’s children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren were always at the center of her heart. She attended as many of their activities as possible. Family and guests in her home always enjoyed her cheese rolls, lasagna, chicken noodle soup, huge pots of mashed potatoes just to name a few. On holidays she would always have a spread of food to suit everyone’s tastes. Her chiffon and poppyseed cakes were also very delicious. Bernice enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, and keeping a nice yard. In the winter months and over the years Bernice crocheted afghans for all her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Victor Dobecka, brothers Julius & Adolf Migl, sister Ida (Migl) Kocian, grandson Chris Jares, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Bernice is survived by her children Janice (Michael) Jares of Halletsville, Johnny (Sharon) Dobecka of Bellville, Donald (Ann) Dobecka of Weimar and Debbie (Craig) Svetlik of Dripping Springs.
She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Steven Jares, Allison (Alan) Wilson, Jeffrey (Mary) Dobecka, James (Danielle) Dobecka, Kody (Lena) Dobecka, Jason (Gabby) Dobecka, Sam Dobecka, Kaila Svetlik & fiancé Jason Strilzuk, and Lauren Svetlik and 9 great-grandchildren: Ryan Jares, Elizabeth Wilson, Julianna, Andrew and Owen Dobecka, Trudy and Jack Dobecka, Mila and Ronja Dobecka, brother-in-law Lawrence Polzer and numerous nieces & nephews.
Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Oak Haven Assisted Living & Hospice Brazos Valley.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, Texas. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM.
Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church with visitation prior to the service beginning at 9:00 AM. Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Msgr. John Peters will officiate and Fr. Wayne Flagg will provide music.
Pallbearers will be Kody Dobecka, Jeffrey Dobecka, Steven Jares, James Dobecka, Jason Dobecka, Sam Dobecka, Alan Wilson and Jason Strilzuk.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic School, P.O. Box 36, Weimar, TX 78962 or the charity of one’s choice.
Services are entrusted to Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar, Texas