Ernest Dragon
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Ernest Dragon, 78, of Panna Maria, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Bluebonnet Nursing Home in Karnes City.

Mr. Dragon was born on Feb. 8, 1934, in Panna Maria to Peter Dragon and Agnes Pollok Dragon. He married Barbara Dugi in Panna Maria on Jan. 21, 1956, and was an active member of the Panna Maria community and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria. He was a farmer, rancher, carpenter, mechanic and welder and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Dragon; a sister, Emma Janysek; and brothers-in-law, Joe Janysek and Isidore Jarzombek.

Survivors include his wife of more than 56 years, Barbara; children Margaret (John T.) McMahon, Peter (Debra) Dragon, Mark (Jennifer) Dragon and Evelyn (Donald) Starnes; grandsons, Joshua Moczygemba, Sean McMahon, Brandon Dragon, Garrett Dragon, Jake Dragon, Justin Dragon, Trevor Dragon, Trenton Dragon and Steven Starnes; two great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Jarzombek; sister-in-law, Annie Dragon; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the church. Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

An online guestbook may be signed at

Arrangements were under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc., Karnes City.
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