Wilton Walter Chaloupka

Male 1906 - 1998  (91 years)


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  • Name Wilton Walter Chaloupka 
    Born 5 Sep 1906  Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1998  College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jun 1998  Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery - Cooks Point, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2028  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2020 

    Family Libby Drgac,   b. 17 Oct 1905, Snook, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1990, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1930  Cooks Point, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Chalopka 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Chalopka 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Published in The Vestnik SPJST Herald on March 11, 1981
    Obituary of Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Obituary of Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Published in The SPJST Vestnik Herald on September 16, 1998
    U.S. World War II Draft Card - Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    U.S. World War II Draft Card - Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Name: Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 34
    Relationship to Draftee: Self
    Birth Date: 5 Sep 1906
    Birth Place: Burleson
    Residence Place: Caldwell, Texas, USA
    Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
    Registration Place: Caldwell, Texas, USA
    Employer: Merchant Self
    Weight: 155 lbs.
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5' 7"
    Next of Kin: Libbie Chaloupka

    Headstones
    Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka and Libby 'Bessie' Drgac Chaloupka
    Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka and Libby "Bessie" Drgac Chaloupka
    Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery - Cooks Point, Texas, US
    Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka
    Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery - Cooks Point, Texas, USA
    Picture on Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka and Libby Drgac Chaloupka
    Picture on Headstone of Wilton Walter Chaloupka and Libby Drgac Chaloupka
    Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery - Cooks Point, Texas, USA

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Funeral services for Wilton Chaloupka, 91, of Cooks Point, were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Cooks Point Brethren Church with Rev. Norman Haisler, Sr., officiating. Burial followed in the Cooks Point Cemetery.

      Mr. Chaloupka died Monday, June 22, 1998 in College Station.

      Wilton Walter Chaloupka the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Chaloupka, was born September 5, 1906.

      Wilton attended Liberty School (grades 1-7) and Caldwell High School. He did not graduate because it was in the best interest of his family to work the crops.

      He was baptized and confirmed in 1923 at New Tabor by Rev. Motycka.

      He served his country in the United States Army from 1925-1928.

      He worked the Santa Fe Railroad and Surovik Drugstore in Caldwell before moving to Cooks Point.

      He served on the Board of Directors of the Burleson County Soil and Water Conservation District for 25 years, 12 of those as chairman. He and Libby donated the current Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Caldwell. Their reason for giving? Simply to return to the community some of the gifts with which God had blessed them.

      He was a trustee of the Cooks Point school for a number of years, served on the board of SPJST Lodge No 116, also as chairman. In 1956, he took on added responsibilities as a permit man for an oil company. In the church, he served as Chairman of the Board of Elders from 1939 to 1980. At the time of his death, he was an honorary board member. He held the office of Sunday School superintendent for many years, taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, was a staunch member of the Men's Brotherhood and with his wife, Libby, served as a BYF sponsor.

      Wilton married Libby Drgac at the church in Cooks Point on November 12, 1930. For almost 60 years there after, they worked and played side-by-side until God called her Home on October 26, 1990. God did not bless them with children of their own, but instead gave them the capacity to love and befriend children in the church and community.

      In their time together, they fulfilled many hopes and dreams and laid the foundation for their future. They never doubted that God knew best. They served as living, breathing examples of Christianity at its best. yes, they talked to the talk, but more importantly, they walked the walk. Now, God has reunited them for eternity.

      Before her death, Libby encouraged Wilton to remarry. He honored her request and his second wife, Joe Akers, also preceded him in death.

      When the Cooks Point Brethren Church was established, there was no doubt Christ was the cornerstone and the foundation. The early founding fathers were the pillars of the church. Wilton and Libby Chaloupka, along with Emil and Olga Urbanovsky and a few others took the reins and became the pillars. For years, they were in the thick of things, giving their utmost for God's highest. Then, as years took their toll, they stepped aside graciously, offering their help and guidance to the next generation.

      In addition to his wives, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward (Shorty) and Engbert (the father of Barbara Jancik and James Chaloupka); and an infant sister.

      Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robert and Tracy Wine and Bill and Annie Lee Wiese of Caldwell; three sisters-in-law, Mattie Chaloupka of Caldwell, Naomi Lerret of San Antonio, and Lottie Drgac of Caldwell; four nieces, Barbara Jancik of Caldwell, Patsy Albright of Bryan, Johnnie Ruth Homeyer of Caldwell and Georgia Ptacek of Snook; one nephew, James Chaloupka of Caldwell; two great-nieces, Kathy Jancik and Krista Chaloupka, both of Caldwell; one great-nephew, G.W. Jancik of Cooks Point; and numerous relatives of his late wife, Libby Drgac Chaloupka.

      (Published in The SPJST Vestnik Herald on September 16, 1998)