Linda Sue Valchar of Schulenburg, age 62 years, 8 months, 29 days, passed away at Memorial Hermann in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at 3:57 p.m.
The funeral was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Officiating was Fr. Tim Kosler. Pallbearers were son Allen Pavlicek of Schulenburg, son Caleb Valchar of Schulenburg; grandson Kobi Valchar of Schulenburg; brother Gary Valchar of Schulenburg; and David B. Kuntschik of Gonzales and John Genzer of La Grange.
Rosary was said on Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the church, led by Fr. Kosler.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1957 in Weimar to Johnnie and Joyce (Jahn) Valchar. She graduated from Schulenburg High School in the class of 1976. She worked in outside sales (industrial chemicals and lighting) and then was self-employed for over 20 years doing business as Amtex. She lived in Weimar from 1957-64 and 1967-69; Albuquerque, N.M. from 1964-67; and Schulenburg from 1969 until her death. Linda was very active and coaching wherever needed in her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events as they were growing up.
One of the things many will forever remember her by is her unselfish giving always. She never turned anyone down when help was needed. From taking family to doctors’ appointments, all the way to being an amazing ear to listen to someone’s problems, Linda would be the first that a person could always depend on being available without complaints. She always found the time no matter how busy her day was. Linda enjoyed the simple things in life. Attending every sporting event and school program her children and grandchildren had were at the top of her priority list. Not much could keep her away. She enjoyed anywhere she could go that involved water activities. The lakes, beaches and rivers were places of happiness for her. Hunting and fishing were pastime events she also enjoyed although she would rather be shooting a deer with a camera lens instead of a gun! Linda felt her greatest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren. She always made sure special memories were made every holiday by bringing the family together with an amazing homemade meal. Everyone was sure to leave with full bellies and a heart full of love and memories.
Surviving are her father, Johnnie Valchar; significant other, David F. Kuntschik of Gonzales; daughter, Rebecca “Becki” Pavlicek of Schulenburg; two sons, Allen Pavlicek and Caleb Valchar, both of Schulenburg; sister, Peggy Willbanks of Schulenburg; brother, Gary Valchar and wife Phyllis of Schulenburg; brother, Robert Valchar of Oakland; granddaughter, Kori Valchar; grandson, Kobi Valchar; and two nieces and two nephews.
She is greeted in heaven by her mother, Joyce Valchar.
Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Her family writes: “Our lives are empty without her, but our hearts are full of the love she gave each of us and we thank her for all of the wonderful memories.”