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July 28th, 2014
Virgil ‘Bubba’ Edward Walenta, 1923 to 2014

KYLE“Bubba” Walenta, a 90-year-old Kyle resident, died on Tuesday, July 22. He was born on August 11, 1923 in Austin to Frank and Annie Walenta.

Early in his life, he was active in the farming community of Elroy and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Later, he worked at Charles Maund Oldsmobile-Cadillac until his retirement.

Bubba is survived by his wife, Nila Walenta, to whom he was married for 60 years. He is also survived by three sisters and a brother: Helen Hoppe, Lillie Mae Von Quintus, Doris Ehrlich and James Walenta. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Walenta Jr., and a sister, Maribel Walker.

Services were held Friay, July 25 at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin followed by burial at Live Oak Cemetery on Twin Creeks Road in Manchaca.

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