Tanya was born Oct. 27, 1976, in Houston to Alvin Raymond and Donna Lynn Michling Pieprzyca. She graduated from Karnes City High School, attended Schreiner College in Kerrville, where she played basketball for two years, and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in accounting. She worked in accounting for a construction company in Houston.
Survivors include her parents, Alvin and Donna Pieprzyca of Panna Maria; sisters, Rhonda (Ronald) Hoffmann of Victoria and Sheila (Keith Outlaw) Pieprzyca of Panna Maria; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Donald and Mealie Michling and paternal grandparents Henry and Susie Pieprzyca.
Serving as pallbearers were Cody Semlinger, Tyler Grier, Brendt Franke, Mike Bednorz, Mark Pieprzyca, and Randy Pieprzyca.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hobson.
Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.