Georgia Ptacek was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, on August 20, 2023. A visitation for Georgia will be held from 6-8pm Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Funeral service will be held at 9am on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell with Reverend Joseph Polasek officiating. Interment will follow at the New Tabor cemetery.
Georgia Ann (Mrnustik) Ptacek was born on October 6, 1936, in Caldwell, Texas, to John and Hattie Mrnustik. She was baptized on March 28, 1937, and confirmed on July 23, 1950, in the New Tabor Brethren church by Reverend F. J. Kostohryz. Georgia married Edward Jean Ptacek on June 5, 1955, and the marriage terminated on June 27, 1980. She retired on August 31, 1992, from Texas A&M University after 37 years of employment, 27 years of which were with the office of the Texas State Chemist/Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. She worked for the travel agency Travel Designers for 4 years. In her latter years she began working for Strickland Funeral Home, anyone that knew her knew she loved greeting and caring for the families. She would often say working at the funeral home was one of the best jobs she ever had. Georgia’s hobbies included volunteer work, travel, cooking, reading religious books, driving for other individuals, and music. She loved helping any individual that she could. She gave to the Texas Children's Hospital, St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Georgia was a member of the Caldwell Chapter #976 Order of the Eastern Star (60-year + member), she served in the following offices, Worthy Matron, Associate Matron, Star Points, Chaplain, Grand Page to the Associate Grand Matron, Grand Choir Director, Grand Warder, and Grand representative of District of Columbia in Texas and an Endowed member. She also served on several other committees of the Grand Chapter of Texas. She was a member of the Caldwell Burleson County Lions club (held various offices) and a life membership in the Lion’s eye bank and Lion’s camp in Kerrville, TX. She was the proud recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. She was a CHI St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary Volunteer (held various offices). A member of the S.P.J.S.T Lodge #9 Snook, Texas (a 75 year + Member). She participated in the relay for life, she was a cancer survivor diagnosed with breast cancer 1997 and 2007 diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Georgia also served at the Snook Brethren church and helped with the Sunday school. She was a member of the Snook Brethren Christian Sisters (which she held various offices), she was a part of the church choir, the Snook Local #7 Mutual Aid Society and was the Local #7 secretary. A member of the Unity of the brethren – Sunday School Union Executive Committee (held various offices) and a member of Chistian Sisters Union Financial Secretary. She was committed to whatever she was a member of, and she proudly served others with a smile on her face. Rest peacefully, dear Georgia, you have left an indelible mark on our lives and your light will shine brightly within us always.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John E. Mrnustik, and Hattie Blazek Mrnustik, her (stepmother) Annie Lee Mrnustik Wiese, her sister and brother-in-law Johnnie Ruth Homeyer and Edward Homeyer, and special uncle and aunt Louis and Aileen Blazek.
Survivors include her niece Debra and husband Paul Skrabanek; a nephew Barney Homeyer and wife Cathy, Great Nieces; Tiffany Parkin and Husband Kit, Catie Dromgoole and husband Sid; great nephews Stephen Skrabanek and wife Dana, Dennis Homeyer and wife Jill, Great-great nieces and nephews Brynleigh and Carson Parkin; Blair and Brenden Homeyer; Austin Kellie Dromgoole and Lenox Dromgoole; Carson and Blaine McRae and Peyton Skrabanek. Those great-great nieces and nephews were the pride and joy of her life.
Memorials can be sent to Caldwell Burleson County Lions club – scholarship fund PO Box 891 Caldwell, TX 77836 or to the Snook Brethren Church PO Box 247 Snook, TX 77878