Obituary of Adolph Vecera
- Obituary of Adolph Vecera
Wharton Journal-Spectator Online
31 Dec 2003
Funeral services for Adolph Vit Vecera, 83, of Eagle Lake, will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday at Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Sanctuary with Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Burial will follow in
Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with military honors. A vigil service
will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.
Mr. Vecera died Dec. 28, 2003, at River Oaks Health Care Center in
Columbus following an extended illness. He was born June 15, 1920, in
East Bernard to Klement and Anna Marik Vecera.
He had been a resident of Eagle Lake almost 50 years. Mr. Vecera had
a career in carpentry and played drums and performed with bands in
the area. He was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World
War II. Mr. Vecera served aboard the USS Columbia (CL-56) in the
Pacific eight months at sea and was awarded the American Campaign
Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
He married Isabel Augusta Finney in Columbus on July 28, 1951.
Survivors include wife, Isabel Augusta Vecera of Eagle Lake;
daughter, Mary Ethel Gertson of Eagle Lake; sisters and brothers-in-
law, Beatrice and Edwin Stelzel, Lillian Talafuse of Flatonia, Edith
and Bill Zapalac of Sealy, Maryann and Keith Light of Pine Bluff,
Ark., Judy and Ben Rosentreter of Yoakum and brother, Victor Vecera
of Flatonia; one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be to the Parish of
the Nativity Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.
Friends and family may send tributes to mem.com.