Funeral services for Dennis L. Zapalac, Sr., 62, of Frydek were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Frydek with the Rev. Bernard Snock celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery. The K.J.T. rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church followed by the parish vigil wake service and rosary. Pallbearers for the service were Dennis Zapalac, Woodrow Duve, John Moreida, Dale Ratcliff and Timothy Ratcliff. Dennis Louis Zapalac, Sr., was born to parents Wille R. and Mary Jurek Zapalac in Sealy. He was raised in Frydek and attended Frydek Public School. Dennis married the former Miss Mary Ruter Svinky at St. Mary's on February 27, 1965 and was a carpenter building homes in the Sealy area. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Frydek K.J.T. Society. He died Sunday, May 23, 2004 in Houston. Survivors include his wife, Mary Svinky Zapalac of Sealy; children and spouses, Dennis Zapalac, Jr., of Sealy, Sandra Moreida and husband John of Beasley, Cynthia Duve and husband Woodrow of New Ulm and Steven Zapalac of Sealy; grandson, Vincent Moreida of Beasley; brothers and spouses, Lawrence Zapalac and wife Frances of Sealy, Sylvester Zapalac and wife Emilie of Sealy, George Zapalac of Brenham and Willie Zapalac of Sealy; sister and spouse, Margie Dirba and husband Henry of Sealy; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Dale Ratcliff; nephew Timothy Ratcliff; niece Malinda Ratcliff; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie R. and Mary Zapalac, brothers, Felix and Milton Zapalac; and granddaughter, Leslie Morieda. Funeral services were held under the direction of the Knesek Family Funeral Chapel of Sealy.
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