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72350obit: Dorothy Vitek Klecka

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Nov 11, 2013

      Dorothy was born to Martin and Albina Vitek on February 7, 1923 in Fayetteville, Texas. She grew up in Fayetteville as the eldest sister to a large family of ten siblings. She took this position seriously upon the early death of her parents, and continued to serve as the family “matriarch” throughout her life.


      Dorothy married Charles Klecka on June 4, 1947 and began their married life in Wallis, Texas. She supported her husband’s varied roles in the Wallis School District as she began raising their three children. Her new family soon moved to begin their life of residency in Houston.


      Dorothy spent her work career with Rice Food Markets. Upon retirement, she and Charles moved to Sugar Land to enjoy bingo, cards and dominoes with friends, weekend dances and family gatherings. She enjoyed membership in St. Theresa’s Sugar Canes (Senior Citizens) and Helping Hands organizations. Dorothy was a life member of KJZT and Catholic Daughters.


      She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; brothers Justin, Alphonse, Cyril, Dominic, and sister Mildred.


      Dorothy is survived by son Martin Klecka and wife Peggy; daughter Darlene Klecka Bowles and husband Jim; son William Klecka and wife Corby; grandchildren Stephanie, Matthew, Andrew, Kevin, Christopher and Emma Klecka, and James and Marc Bowles; great-grandson Rylan and great-granddaughters Paisley, Leighton and Blaine. She is also survived by sister Agnes and brothers Libert, Bennie and Frank.


      Visitation to begin at 5:00pm and wake service at 7:00pm on Friday, November 8. Funeral mass to be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, at 10:00am. All services will be held at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis, Texas.


      Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.


      Knesek Funeral Home