Mildred Minnie Drgac

Female 1919 - 2009  (89 years)


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  • Name Mildred Minnie Drgac 
    Born 11 Apr 1919  Cooks Point, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Feb 2009  Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Mar 2009  New Tabor Cemetery - Caldwell, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I209  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father John K. Drgac,   b. 30 Dec 1876, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1955, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Stanislava Skrivanek,   b. 24 May 1877, Wesley, Washington County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1961, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1898  Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Crnkovic, Sr.,   b. 9 Oct 1911, Zwolle, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1986, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1944  Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. W. Crnkovic, Jr.
     2. J.B. Crnkovic
    +3. J.D. Crnkovic
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mildred Drgac Crnkovic
    Mildred Drgac Crnkovic
    Obituary picture
    Mildred Drgac - 1937 Sam Houston State Teachers College Yearbook
    Mildred Drgac - 1937 Sam Houston State Teachers College Yearbook
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Mildred Drgac - German-Czech Club - Sam Houston State Teachers College 1937
    Mildred Drgac - German-Czech Club - Sam Houston State Teachers College 1937
    Mildred is in the second row, second person from the right.
    Mildred Drgac Crnkovic
    Mildred Drgac Crnkovic

    Documents
    Regarding People
    Regarding People
    Published in The Freeport, TX Facts on July 20, 1944.
    Miss Mildred Drgac and William Crnkovic Wed in Mississippi
    Miss Mildred Drgac and William Crnkovic Wed in Mississippi
    Published in The Freeport, TX Facts on July 27, 1944.
    Drgac-Crnkovic Marriage Vows Solemnized
    Drgac-Crnkovic Marriage Vows Solemnized
    Published in The Caldwell News on August 4, 1944
    Mildred Drgac Has Appendicitis Operation
    Mildred Drgac Has Appendicitis Operation
    Published in The Eagle on December 19, 1937

    Headstones
    Headstone of William and Mildred Drgac Crnkovic
    Headstone of William and Mildred Drgac Crnkovic
    New Tabor Cemetery - Caldwell, Texas, USA

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Mildred Drgac Crnkovic, 89, of Cook's Point, was called home on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

      Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the New Tabor Cemetery.

      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.

      Mrs. Crnkovic was born on April 11, 1919, in Cooks Point community, the daughter of John K. and Stanislava Skrivanek Drgac and was baptized at the Cooks Point Brethren Church. She graduated from Sam Houston State University and spent the next 40 years as an elementary teacher in the Freeport, Mobile, Bryan, Cooks Point and Snook schools.

      Mildred was teaching in Freeport in the early 1940's and during the summers she worked on the USO staff where she met and married William "Bill" Crnkovic. They were married on July 22, 1944, at St John's Catholic Church in Gulfport, Mississippi.

      After the war, they moved back to Cooks Point and raised their family of three boys: William Jr., John, and Joe.

      Along with her husband, they owned Beltone Hearing Aid Service in Bryan for over 30 years. Mildred would teach school during the day and helped with the business in the afternoons and on weekends.

      She eventually retired from teaching school but still went to the office everyday up to the time health problems prevented it.

      Her son, Joe, still operates the business. Even so, family was most important. She still found the time to keep a house and cook meals. Thus, very few meals were eaten out.

      Every Sunday all year she got up at 5 a.m. to cook a full meal for lunch and dinner. Family and friends would begin to stop by mid-morning for her chicken drumsticks. The main meal would be ready for all her family at noon. Broccoli and rice casserole, spaghetti, and her sweet tea were family favorites.

      She could be found playing 42 as a pastime. Gardening was another of her favorites. From the vegetable garden out back to that African violet she somehow grew on an end table (out of the sunlight) in the den, plants loved her green thumb.

      All of this and more made her a wonderful mother and will be missed. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for all the prayers, warm wishes, food, and memorials.

      Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, John K. and Stanislava Drgac; husband, William "Bill" Crnkovic; sisters, Stanislava Drgac, Annie Laurie Drgac and Lydia Drgac; and her brother, Alvin Drgac.

      Survivors include her three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Janet Crnkovic of Cook's Point, Joe and Lillian Crnkovic of Cook's Point and John Crnkovic of Austin; six grandchildren, Chris Crnkovic, Brandi Crnkovic, Nicole Crnkovic, Kimberly Crnkovic, Joseph Crnkovic, and Tanya Reyna; and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Chris Crnkovic, Joseph Crnkovic Jr., Mark Evans, Kevin Faust, Sam Polasek, and Chad Robinson. Honorary pallbearer will be her nephew Douglas Drgac.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cooks Point Brethren Church.

      Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home, 530 Hwy 36 South, Caldwell, TX.