Stanley Daniel Rudek was born on March 9, 1931 in Bremond the son of Frank B. and Janie Slominski Rudek. He was raised, and also attended school, in Bremond before moving to Houston and finally settling in Bellville in 1975. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army on Nov. 4, 1952. Stanley was of the Catholic faith and on January 13, 1963 he married Evelyn Smith in Houston. He enjoyed spending time fishing and loved being outdoors. Stanley passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife of more than 41 years, Evelyn Rudek of Bellville; son, Frank Rudek and his wife, Tracie of McConnellsville, Ohio; daughter, Linda Cloud and her husband, Clifton of Bellville; grandchildren, Brandon and Tabitha Cloud of Bellville; step-grandchild, Rachael Anfone of McConnellsville, Ohio; great-grandchild, Kayla Cloud also of Bellville; sisters, Josephine Schwartz and husband, Rick of Houston and Frances Edge of Bryan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Veronica Ballew, and her husband, Charles, Sr; and brother-in-law, Lee Edge. A funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville, with Father Tim Bucek, Celebrant. Interment followed at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville. Pallbearers were Clifton Cloud, Marcus Cloud, James Edge, Ronald Edge, George Edge and James Hassell. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, Austin County Unit, c/o Verna Lois Deere, P.O. Box 501, Bellville, Texas 77418 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 705 S. Austin St., Brenham, Texas 77833-4124. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
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