Austin County Obits

 EDWIN MAREK

 

Bellville Times 

Funeral Services for Edwin Marek, 87, of Bellville, 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, St. John Lutheran Church Faith Center with Rev. Jennie Jones and Rev. David Henske. Interment  Oak Knoll Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Thomas Marek, Stephen Marek, Justin Dittmar, Logan Kirk, Leroy Grebe, Jr., and Ronny Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Beham, Robert Kramer and Wes Blackmon. 

Edwin Gilbert Marek was born  Feb. 14, 1923 in Industry to parents, John and Bohuslava Marek. Edwin attended Industry Public School, received GED and Accociate degree in accounting at Blinn Jr. College.

He married Miss Patsy Froebel on Sept. 4, 1953 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville.

Mr. Marek served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War.

Edwin worked  27 years as bookkeeper for San Bernard Electric,  Real Estate Broker and Owner of Marek Real Estate, member of the Lions Club, VFW, American Legion, St. John Church Council and Church, Bellville ISD School Board, Texas Association of Realtors and the Bellville Little League as First President.

Edwin received the following awards, Bellville Citizen of the Year in 1962, Realtor of the year in 1994,  First Recipient of Bellville Chamber of Commerce “President’s Pioneer Award” in 2007.

Edwin Marek passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 in Bellville.

Survived by his wife, Patsy Marek of Bellville, children, Tommy Dittmar and wife Ginger of  Breckenridge, Richard Marek and wife Susie of Sealy, David Marek and wife Gana of Bellville, John Paul Marek and wife Susan of Bellville and Mary Beth Kirk and husband Greg of Katy, grandchildren, Lindy Dittmar, Justin Dittmar, Stephen Marek, Audra Marek, Haley Beham and husband Matthew, Sara Marek, Lauren Marek, Stephanie Marek, Mary E. Marek, John T. Marek, Hannah Kirk and Logan Kirk, great grandchildren, Thomas Taylor, Caroline and Hannah Dittmar, sister-in-law, Flora Marek of Industry and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bohuslava Marek, sisters, Lydia Bravanec and Slavina Rinn, brothers, John, Eddie, Otto and Henry Marek.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 203 East Blue Bell Road , Brenham , Texas 77833 or Bellville General Hospital, 44 N. Cummings, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Funeral Services were held under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville. www.knesekfuneralhome.com 

 

Posted by Joy Neely

 

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