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2010-01-14 / Obituaries

Millie Milady Blaha

February 17, 1915 - January 10, 2010

Millie Milady Blaha began her earthly journey on February 17, 1915 on the family farm near Caldwell, Texas on land acquired by her grandparents when they immigrated to this country from Europe. Her parents were Joe Jerry and Trezie Kristoff Dusek.

She was a survivor of the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918, when at the tender age of three, she survived double pneumonia. Millie attended public school at the San Antonio Prairie school through the ninth grade, which was as far as you went in those days. At that time she remained on the family farm working with her parents and siblings until 1934, when on September 29, 1934, she married Joe Blaha. After her marriage to Joe, they moved to and resided in Lee County with the exception of a very few years when they resided in Burleson County.

Millie was a very humble and loving person. She loved the Lord and spoke often very openly and freely of her love for and trust in Him. She truly practiced the greatest commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself and often said “I love everyone”. She was a member of the Brethren Church.

She loved to garden and have a beautiful yard which she maintained until the last few months of her life. Red roses were her favorite flower. Canning fruits and vegetables was something she truly enjoyed and in which she took pride. Wonderful divinity candy which she made at Christmas time was something people anticipated.

She was especially proud of her grandchildren and their accomplishments. Her little great-granddaughter, Carley, was “her little angel”.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the San Antonio Prairie Cemetery in Caldwell, Texas with Rev. Henry Beseda officiating.

Millie was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Joe; and infant daughter, Bonnie Faye; her brother Joe and his wife, Lula Mae Dusek; her sister, Ella Dusek and her brother-in-law, John Cottrell.

Survivors are daughters, Bettye and husband, Charles Miller of Georgetown, TX and Patsy and husband, Bill Wieland of Pflugerville, TX; grandchildren, Rhonda and husband, James Justitz of Dallas, Tx and Randall Wieland of Round Rock, TX; one great-granddaughter, Carley Elizabeth Justitz of Dallas, TX and one sister, Margaret Cottrell of Dime Box, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Wieland, James Justitz, Cecil Sanchez, Keith Brinkman, Glen Jatzlau and Larry Lehmann.

Memorials may be made to the Dime Box Brethren Church or the charity of one’s choice.

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