OBIT: VANEK, FRANKIE J. - 1999
- FRANKIE J. VANEK
Victoria Advocate, The (TX)
September 24, 1999
FRANKIE J. VANEK
EL CAMPO -- Frankie J. Vanek, 63, of El Campo, died Thursday, Sept.
He was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Moravia, to the late Joe and Mary Tylich
Vanek. He was co-owner of Vanek Pilgrim Insurance and Real Estate and
was in the insurance business for approximately 40 years. He was
Catholic and was a member of Wharton County Czech Heritage where he
served as 3rd vice-president, American Legion Post No. 251, having
served on the executive committee and was Bugle Boy for 16 years; KJT,
SPJST Lodge No. 151, Texas R.V.O.S., FIC sales representative, Knight
of Columbus, past director of Czech Catholic Home in Hillje and Texas
Real Estate Association.
Survivors: wife, Rita Frnka Vanek; daughters, Kimberly Vanek of
Arlington and Amanda Vanek of College Station; and brothers, Matt
Vanek of Victoria and Edmund Vanek of San Antonio.
Preceded in death by: brother, Theodore Vanek; and sisters, Helen
Vanek Kalmus and Ida Vanek Bozwell.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at Triska Funeral Home chapel.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Andrew's Catholic
Church in Hillje.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Clement
Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in
Moravia. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, (409) 543-3681.
Memorials: M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center or St. Andrew's