Esther Elizabeth Tichavsky fell asleep in Jesus’ arms in the early sunrise of Tuesday, April 12, 2022, a day before her 96th birthday. She was born April 13, 1926 to Edward Gustav and Wally Elizabeth Lamprecht. She married Frank Joe Tichavsky, Sr. on October 19, 1946.
Esther was of strong German Ethics. She was proud of her language and her faith in God. A scripture that explains Esther would be Ephesians 4:31... “Do not be bitter or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others.” Esther was baptized on April 17, 1926, and confirmed in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gonzales on March 24, 1940. She was an inspiration to others and believed you should never loose faith, no matter what life brings.
She attended school at Maurin called Denton Creek School, transferred to a school called Possum Trot in Saturn, then attended a school in Waelder for a short time. Finally, she enrolled in Central Ward Elementary in Gonzales, and leaving Gonzales High School at the beginning of the 10th grade. At the age of 17, she went to work at the Cotton Mill.
After her family moved to Seguin, Esther worked at the Texas Lutheran College (called at that time), in the cafeteria, serving and getting to know all the students. After her youngest son, Steven, lost his life in a vehicle accident, she moved back to Gonzales to her home place. She went to work at the Gonzales Bank, Buffington Funeral Home, and the Gonzales County Courthouse Archives Office. She finally retired in 2006.
Esther was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Sons of Herman, and a lifetime member of the St. James Catholic Church Altar Society. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always so special to her, and she was always so excited when they came to see her.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. David Meredith, Dr. William Craig, The Heights Nursing Home, and the Gonzales Memorial Hospital nursing staff for their special care of Esther.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Brenda Kay Matl and husband David, sisters, Bernice Heldarsen, Lillie Kocian, and Jeanie Noack, grandchildren, Scotty Tichavsky, Dennis Tichavsky, Michael Spahn, Joey Floyd, Shelton Bell, Bo Matl, Rachel Kradjel, Terrell Glass, and Sharissa Stanley, great-grandchildren, Peyton, Lexie, Shylynn, Kira, Taryn, Andrew, Summer, Richard, Shelby, Mkenna, and Mike, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank Tichavsky, Sr., sons, Frankie Tichavsky, Jr., Jesse Tichavsky, and Steven Tichavsky, daughter, Pam Byars, and grandson, Johnny Ray Spahn.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited before, beginning at 10:00 AM. Funeral services will follow beginning at 11:30 AM, with Rev. Paul Raaz officiating. Interment to follow in the Gonzales City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. James Altar Society. Pallbearers include: Michael Spahn, Shelton Bell, Richard Spahn, Bo Matl, Drew Stanley, Zachary Pearcy, and Darrell Byars. Honorary pallbearers are Esther’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may leave their condolences and sign the register book by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.