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    Obituary of Betty Jo Strnadel Prasek El Campo Leader-News Online 2 Nov 2002 Betty Prasek Betty Jo Prasek, 55, of Hillje, died Friday, November 1, 2002. She was
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      Obituary of Betty Jo Strnadel Prasek
      El Campo Leader-News Online
      2 Nov 2002

      Betty Prasek

      Betty Jo Prasek, 55, of Hillje, died Friday, November 1, 2002.
      She was born June 29, 1947 in Hillje to the late R.J. and Betty Baca
      Strnadel Sr. Betty Jo was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church
      and Catholic Daughters Court 1374.
      She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mike Prasek of Hillje;
      sons, Mike Prasek Jr. and wife Melisa of Louise, Troy Prasek and
      girlfriend Rhea Kachmar of Hillje and daughter, Michelle Korenek and
      Duane of El Campo; grandchildren, Madysen, Lannah and Ty Korenek of
      El Campo; sisters, Norma Lee Muschalek and husband Martin of Edna,
      Bernadette Medford and husband Marcus of El Campo, brothers, R.J.
      Strnadel Jr. and wife Rose Marie of Hillje, Leroy Strnadel and wife
      Delores of Hillje, Wesley Strnadel and wife Elaine of El Campo;
      brother-in-law Frank Prasek and wife Ann of Houston; and sister-in-
      law Maxine Fregia and husband Martin of Rockport.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ronnie Strnadel
      and twin brothers, Ignac and John Strnadel; and sister-in-law Irene
      Rosary service is today, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's
      Catholic Church in Hillje. Funeral mass is Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
      at St. Andrew's Catholic Church with Father Clement Quianoo and
      Father Greg Korenek officiating. Entombment will be at the Holy Cross
      Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Triska
      Funeral Home.
      Pallbearers are Johnny Veselka, Dick Waddell, Dick Ottis, Jim
      Bouligny, Richard Wagner, Irvin Foytik, Joe Freeman, Wayne Popp, Rob
      Kainer, Ray Gerla, Dale Potter and Bobby Roye.
      Honorary pallbearers are Ed Erwin, Tom Gold, Jason Hoelscher, Josh
      Glaze, Matt Glaze, Scott Clifton, J.K. Kallina, Brian Jensen, Carl
      Jensen, Charles Manske, Linc Lutrick and Chuck Walker.
      Betty Jo Prasek is gone, but her spirit lingers with her family. The
      past three years, as she fought a deadly disease, she provided an
      example of strength and inspiration to her loved ones.
      Family was number one with Betty Jo. She lavished affection on her
      children and grandchildren. She stood beside her husband of thirty-
      five years, Mike as they built their business, Prasek's Hillje
      Smokehouse. She and Mike shared everything, the business, children,
      grandchildren and the love for the outdoors. Some of her happiest
      moments were at deer camp or fishing in the bay with her family
      beside her.
      Her family and friends cherished her kind and open heart. Part of the
      joy she brought to life derived from the bakery she started at
      Prasek's. Jumping out of bed at 3 a.m. to bake kolaches, poppy seed
      rolls, pies, cakes and cookies; each one baked with the thought of
      the enjoyment it would give to someone else.
      Betty Jo's generous spirit showed up in the way she and Mike
      supported the Wharton County Youth Fair and the support she gave to
      Mike with the 100 Club.
      She was a wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend and she was full of life,
      even when she hurt.
      In a life that ended too soon, she nevertheless, lived it to the
      fullest. She celebrated her fifty-fifth birthday revisiting Wyoming.
      The trip was a surprise gift from her family, which was almost
      derailed. "We Prasek's are always late, and we missed a connecting
      flight in Dallas, but somehow we were able to call a friend who
      connected us with a charter service. So we had our own charter
      flight, just the eleven of us, with our own stewardess. The people
      who owned the plane, the pilot and stewardess called us the all-
      American Family. Betty Jo called it `her best birthday ever,'"
      daughter, Michelle recalled.
      In the midst of the last hard years, Betty Jo realized another dream,
      a ranch near George West, with a log cabin-high up on a hill,
      tranquil and peaceful, a place to soothe the spirit and gather family
      and friends to dream, laugh, enjoy and dream some more.
      Her family remembers her love and her passion. She's gone, but her
      spirit is with her family and friends always.
      Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, St. Philip
      Endowment Fund, St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Hillje or Hospice
      Support Inc.
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