Obituary Tony Koudelka
- Koudelka, Antone J.
Antone J. Koudelka, 87, passed away Dec. 4, 2006. He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8,
at Connally/Compton Funeral Chapel with Father Irudayaraj Nelapatti Thomas
officiating Internment will be at Waco Memorial Park. Tony was born Jan. 29,
1919, in West, Texas, after his parents immigrated to the United States from
Prague, Czechoslovakia. On Dec. 20, 1941, he married his beloved wife,
Allene Ashby of Rogers, and they were blessed with 51 beautiful years of
marriage before Allene went to be with Jesus on Jan. 9, 1993. Tony, as most
knew him, served in General Patton's 3rd Army, "Tigers" Company A, 55th
Armored Engineers Battalion, 10th Armored Division, in the ETO during WWII.
After receiving as honorable discharge, he and Allene resided in Temple,
where he was employed by the Temple Daily Telegram. In 1959 they moved to
Waco, where he was employed by the Waco Tribune-Herald, until his retirement
in 1981. After retiring, he continued to work for the newspaper on a part
time basis until the summer of 2006. He loved his job and the people he
worked with. He was a member of Pressman's Union Local #88, VFW post 8564,
and a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption. Mr.
Koudelka was preceded in death by his parents, Antone and Barbara Koudelka;
wife, Allene Koudelka; brother, Frank Koudelka; and sister, Mary Mayberry.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Barbara Ann Conder of
Lorena; his son-in-law, Ronnie Harold Conder; grandson, Nathan Lee Conder of
Waco; granddaughter, Julie Ann Conder of College Station; sister, Ann Cox of
Dallas; sister-in-law, Joyce Ashby of Temple; as well as many nieces and
nephews. Pallbearers are Rick Denney, Gary Moon, Lyndol Rabbe, Ralph
Ramirez, Gary Roberson and Robert Ruiz. Honorary pallbearer is Henry Brown.
Tony will always be remembered as a loving, kind honest and hard working
man. He served God and his country with pride and never hesitated to lend a
helping hand to someone in need. He truly was a member of the Greatest
Generation and will be missed by all, but will forever remain in our hearts.
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Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald from 12/6/2006 - 12/8/2006.