Praha Catholic Cemetery, Praha, Fayette County, Texas, USA 
Final Rites Held October 15 For Bryon Robinson Funeral services were held for Bryon Robinson last Friday morning, Oct. 15, at 8:30 o'clock from the Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, with continuing services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Robinson lost his life early Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, in the crash of a truck he was driving, near Bryan. He had reached the age of 35 years, 10 months, and four days.
For the services at the church, Msgr. Joseph A. Pustka was Celebrant; Rev. W.F. Blakeslee, Deacon; Rev. V.A. Raska, Sub-Deacon. Rev. Blakeslee gave the funeral sermon and Father Raska also spoke as pastor. The local choir sang the Mass, with Mrs. O.J. Boehm, organist.
The pastor, Rev. Victor A. Raska, officiated at the interment in the Praha Catholic Cemetery. He also recited the Rosary on the preceding night at 8 o'clock.
Serving as pallbearers were: Daniel Freytag, Max Freytag, Victor Zouzalik, E.H. Zouzalik, J.L. Etlinger, Walter Wotipka Jr., all members of the Flatonia Knights of Columbus, of which the deceased was former Grand Knight. Other Knights of Columbus also attended the services and assisted the family with arrangements.
Full military services were conducted by Jerome Michal Post 94, American Legion, with Commander Adolph Masek in charge of the firing squad. Louis Niemann blew taps, Alfred Zapalac served as color guard, Ernest Mica, flag bearer, Max Richter and L.L. Wilson folded the United States flag and presented same to Mrs. Robinson. Other legionnaires who participated were: Ray Gajdos, Ad. Jasek, Rolla Mueller, Alois Anderle, Gene Mikulik, Ernest Dostalik, Marvin Kalich, and Frank Lev. Robinson was commander of the Legion post at the time the American Legion Hall was constructed.
As had been requested by the deceased, the pumper truck of the Flatonia Volunteer Fire Department escorted the body in the procession. Members of the Fire Department who took part were W.W. Mueller, Abe Mueller, Frank Prihoda, Paul Beale, Rudy Pavlas, T.J. Marik, Frank Zouzalik, Edward Stoner, E.J. Rollig, Arnold Wiedemann, Christian Barta, J.J. Pechacek, Harry Otto, and Walter Fisbeck. Bryon had been a member of the Department since 1939.
Those left to mourn his passing are: His widow, Mrs. Leonita Robinson, of Flatonia; one daughter, Cynethia Ann, 13 and a son, Gregory Bryon 2 1/2 months; his father, Boe Robinson, of San Antonio; two brothers, Travis Robinson of Hamlin, Texas, and Richard Gray Robinson of Flatonia; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Iola) Wehmeyer, Flatonia; Mrs. Ishmael (Mary Oma) Allen, Dallas; Mrs. George (Dixie) White, Norwalk, Calif.; Mrs. A.J. (Joy) Manofsky, Schulenburg. A sister, Doris Nell, passed away in infancy.
Bryon James Robinson was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Flatonia, the son of Boe Robinson and the late Mrs. Robinson (nee Eugenia Gertrude Gray). His mother passed away in 1937. He attended school in Flatonia, and graduated from Flatonia High School in 1937. Bryon was an outstanding athlete while in high school and maintained his interest in all sports up until the time of his passing.
He was married to Leonita Pavlas in the Flatonia Catholic Rectory on Oct. 14, 1940, with Rev. Joseph Pustka officiating. The couple had since made Flatonia their home, engaging in dairy farming.
Robinson entered the U.S. Navy April 9, 1944, and was discharged Dec. 30, 1945, serving most of the time in the South Pacific. He received wounds while engaged in active duty on Leyte in the Philippines, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. Other awards received were: Unit Citation Bar, the Bronze Star Medal with six battle stars, four victory ribbons. He was a member of the local Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
The large crowd present for the final rites was evidence of the esteem in which he was held throughout this entire section.
The Flatonia Argus, Flatonia, Texas, Thursday, October 21, 1954
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