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Jo Schovajsa

November 18, 1941 — June 12, 2019

Jo Ann (Galle) Schovajsa, 77, passed away June 12, 2019 at her residence in Bleiblerville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at Nelsonville Brethren Church, with Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Industry.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Jo Ann Schovajsa was born November 18, 1941 in Willow Springs, Texas to Alvin and Lydia Schmidt Galle.

Prior to retirement, Jo Ann was employed by Austin Co. State bank where she served as vice-president. She also worked alongside her husband in the family’s catering business, with her specialty being preparing finger foods.

A lifelong member of Nelsonville Brethren Church, she was also a member of the Bleiblerville VFD. Jo Ann enjoying reading and sitting on the front porch of her home, as well as driving around Bleiblerville and Industry.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert Schovajsa.

Suriviors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerrel and Malinda Schovajsa of Bleiblerville; brother and sister-in-law, Lowe and Sue Galle of Lockhart; nephew, Greg Galle and wife Anybe; niece, Karla Tate and husband Mike; great-nephew Mark Tate and wife Taylor; great-nieces Julie Tate, and Nichole Wasikowski and husband Drew.

Serving as pallbearers are Greg Galle, Mike Tate, Wayne Boenker, Tim Janish, Brian Gaskamp, and Dwayne Juergens.

Honorary pallbearers will be all former and present employees of Schovajsa Catering.

Memorials may be directed to Bleiblerville VFD, Nelsonville Brethren Church or to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Funeral arrangements for Jo Ann Schovajsa are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

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    Bellville, Texas 77418
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