Eleanora J. Okruhlik


Eleanora J. Okruhlik entered into eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

She was born March 4, 1928 to Felix and Anna (Cerny) Okruhlik in Lavaca County. Growing up on a farm south of Praha, she attended Novohrad School in her elementary years, then graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School, Yoakum, prior to entering nursing school.

Ms. Okruhlik was a retired Registered Nurse. She graduated from Seton Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Her work experience included Seton Hospital in Austin, the Veterans Hospitals in Temple and Houston, and Park Plaza and Twelve Oaks Hospitals in Houston over a 40-year span. Her professional, compassionate care ensured patients regained their health and strength after illness or surgery.

Ms. Okruhlik lived in Schulenburg for more than 20 years, enjoying travel, theater and games with her friends and neighbors at the Regency Villas. She was a passionate reader, prayed devoutly every day, and enjoyed the EWTN network programming.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Felix and Anna (Cerny) Okruhlik; infant brother, Felix; brother Louis Okruhlik of San Antonio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Ed Grimes of Austin, Emilynn and John Harryman of Yoakum, Ann and Tony Dornak of Corpus Christi, and Edith and Frank Pinedo of Houston.

Two sisters, Mrs. George (Bernice) Herzik of Schulenburg and Mrs. Paul (Rosemary) Janak of Hallettsville, survive to mourn her along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, under the direction of Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Interment followed at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Praha. Fr. Felix Twumasi celebrated the Mass of Christian burial and conducted the interment rites. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Andrew Grimes, C.L. Moore, E.L. Moore, Arthur Dornak, Rick Foust and Brian Janak.

Lectors included nieces Dr. Jill Grimes, Ms. Audrey Foust, Ms. Mary Rose Perdziak and Ms. Linda Kelly. Calming the soul with soft musical renditions was organist Ms. Nicole Michalke.

Memorials may be given to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice.