Alois Lawrence " A.L." Linhart went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2013 at the age of 83 after a valiant fight with leukemia. A.L. was born in Karnes City, Texas on March 17, 1930. The son of Richard and Angela Zezula Linhart.
He attended grade school in the New Bremen school. He graduated from Karnes City High School in 1947, where he excelled in football and track under the leadership of the great Coach Poss Johnson. He served his country during the Korean War
, and spent his life farming and ranching on his beloved King Farm in Karnes City.
In 1951, he was drafted into the United States Army, where he was assigned to a ship in Japan as a radio operator. Upon discharge in 1953, he was processing out of the military at Ft. Sam when he met the love of his life, Georgia Kellner Linhart. They were married May 8, 1954 in Karnes City. He spent his early career as an insurance agent in Beeville. He continued with his love of football by being a high school football referee. He continued this passion until his children began playing sports.
In 1960, he moved his wife and young family back to Karnes City to be closer to their families. He spent the remainder of his life farming and ranching. A.L. loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors and especially loved to hunt and fish. He could be found in the winter months on a special deer lease or in Colorado. During the summer months, he could be found at Choke Canyon or in Rockport with a fishing pole in his hands. He loved nothing more than being surrounded by family and friends with the barbeque pit full of his delicious briskets, a stogie in his mouth and a good joke to share.
A.L. was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as founder, Grand Knight and other positions for the St.Cornelius chapter. He spent many hours volunteering for the Knights through their barbeque and fish fry fundraisers. He served on the Karnes City School Board, City Council, and Board of Directors of Gonzales Production Credit.
A.L. was predeceased by his parent's and his two sisters, Marcie Janacek and Betty Jo Decas. He was also preceeded in death by his beloved son, Lawrence. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgia; his daughters and sons-in law, Kathy and Bobby Turner; Lisa and John Weissler and Debra Nentwich; and his son, Randy Linhart. He is also survived by his grandchildren he loved so much: Aimee Turner, Jakob and Luke Weissler, Reagan Nentwich, and Gunner, Lane and Peighton Linhart.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 10 from 5-7 pm with a Rosary following at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City.
A celebration mass of A.L.'s life will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 11 am at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Karnes City.
Memorials in his name can be made to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund in Karnes City or the