OBIT: Henry Popelka
Henry PopelkaHENRY POPELKA, born October 10, 1910 to Anton and Rosie (Orsak) Popelka in Bomarton, Texas, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.He was a charter member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, member of Carpenter's Local #551 for 63years and SPJST lodge for 75years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anna; brother, August and sister, Agnes. Henry is survived by son, Raymond Popelka and wife, Marie; daughter, Ann Jurecka and husband, Morris; six grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, Monica, Eric, Joseph, David; four great-grandchildren, Alan, Amanda, Kathleen, Brian; two brothers, Ben and Ernest.A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be on Friday, January 7th at 7:00pm in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10:30am St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4213 Mangum. Rite of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30pm in Forest Park Westheimer cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Houston Hospice or Czech Heritage Society of Texas.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/7/2005