Lifelong La Grange resident Florice (Flo) Nanette Zapalac passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling. She was 83.
Mrs. Zapalac was born in La Grange on January 19, 1927, the daughter of Mike B. Roberts and Evelyn Mennike Roberts. She was married to Lester H.(Buddy) Zapalac on June 17, 1947. A member of the Rutersville Hermann Sons Lodge and the La Grange VFW Auxilliary for several years, Mrs Zapalac and her late husband owned and operated the former La Grange Journal for many years. She was employed at Tietjen’s Inc. in Rutersville until two years ago when she became a resident of Monument Hill Nursing Home in La Grange .
Mrs. Zapalac had resided in the La Grange area her entire life.
Survivors include three children, Mrs. Leroy(Lestell) Villanueva of Houston, Mrs. Larry(Leah) Tietjen of Rutersville, John Lester Zapalac of La Grange. Seven grandchildren Wendy Janda and Vicki Janda, both of Houston, Sherri Janda of Weimar, Chad Tietjen of Rutersville, Holli Tietjen of Houston, and Johnathan Zapalac and Ashten Zapalac, both of La Grange; step-grandson Jordan Parks of Giddings; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Sedlar of Weimar, Jacob Sedlar of Katy, and Emily Tietjen of Giddings. Three brothers, Billy Mike Roberts and Richard Roberts, both of La Grange, and John C. Roberts of Three Rivers, Texas; one aunt Barbara Roberts of Lakewood, California; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, who passed away in March of 1982, Mrs. Zapalac was also preceded in death by a son, Lester (Bubba) Zapalac Jr. on June 21, 1966.
Visitation for Florice will be on Wednesday February 10, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, the family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange.
Services for Florice will be held at the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday February 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM with interment in the La Grange City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter in La Grange or the La Grange Relay for Life.