Henry J. Drapela, Sr., 90, of Brenham, passed away on October 5, 2011. He resided in Brenham for the past 22 years and lived in Tomball, Texas the last 11
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, Nov 1, 2011
Henry J. Drapela, Sr., 90, of Brenham, passed away on
October 5, 2011. He resided in Brenham for the past 22 years and lived in
Tomball, Texas the last 11 months.
Henry was born on January
18, 1921 to Henry and Annie Drapela in Houston. Henry married Barbara L. Walker
on July 15, 1939. He served his country during World War II. He was a loving
husband, serving as the primary caregiver to his wife for nearly 10 years while
she had Alzheimers. Henry enjoyed making and donating items to benefit the
organizations to which he belonged, including the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and
St. Marys Catholic Church in Brenham.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, wife, Barbara L. Drapela; his daughter Sandra J. Mitchell
and brother, George Drapela.
Henrys loving family includes:
Son, Henry J. Drapela, Jr. and wife Paula; Daughter, Judy D. Schmadeka and
husband Wayne; Grandchildren, Henry J. Drapela, III, William Drapela, Kevin L.
Doyle and wife Mary, Charles David Drapela and wife Emily, Keith J. Doyle and
Melinda K. Foster; Great grandchildren, Jessica, Julian, Christopher, Hunter,
Charles, Ayden, Justin, Vanessa, Joshua; Sister, Lucille Florian; Brother,
Lester Drapela and numerous nieces and nephews.
Monday, October 10, 2011 from 5:30 until 7:30 in the evening at Brenham Memorial
Funeral Service Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:00
in the morning in St. Marys Catholic Church with Monsignor Benedict Zientek,
Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic
Pallbearers are Henry Drapela, III, Kevin Doyle,
Keith Doyle, Charles David Drapela, William Drapela and Michael Drapela.
Honorary Pallbearers are Raymond Walker and Johnny
Memorials Hospice Sunset, 1420 Rudel Drive, Tomball,
TX 77375 or St. Marys Catholic Church, 701 Church Street, Brenham, TX
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