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Funeral services for Calvin Charles Ekarius, Sr., 63, of Sealy, were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville with the Rev. H. Eldon Akerman officiating. Interment was at Sealy, Cemetery in Sealy.

 Pallbearers for the service were Gene Remmert, Vernon Ekarius, Allen Kaminski, Bruce Dittert, Melvin Klatt, Frank Bohac, Robert Trefney and Daniel Zissa.

Born in Sealy, Calvin was the son of Emanuel J. Ekarius and Welda Thomsen Ekarius. He attended Peters Hacienda Grade School and graduated Sealy High School.

Mr. Ekarius served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Calvin was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville, Millwright. Union Local #2232, the Machinist and Aerospace Union in Houston, and the Polka Lovers Klub of America where he was chosen Prince in 1999. He worked for F.M.C. Valve Company in Houston, and for 16 years he worked
for Nabisco.

On March 21, 1998, Calvin and the former Miss Mary Beyer were married with ceremony held in Bellville.

Calvin Charles Ekarius,  Sr., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003 in Sealy.

Survived by his daughters Connie Leschper of Sealy, Sally Blair and husband Kenneth of El Campo, son Calvin C. Ekarius, Jr. and wife Angel of Sealy, sister and brother-in-law Vernell and Kermit Ditters of Sealy, brother-in-law Emilian Kaminski of Sealy, grandchildren Sara Leschper, Bryar Blair, Joseph Ekarius and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Emanuel and Welda Ekarius, wife Mary Ekarius, sister Darlien Kaminski and twin brother Marvin Ekarius.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418, Hospice Brazos Valley, 705 South Austin, Brenham, Texas 77833, or Polka Lovers Klub of America, P.O. Box 421 Flatonia, Texas 78941.

Services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Sealy.

Posted by Joy Neely


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