Obit - Charles Edward Hickey (wife: Lois Janecek)
Charles Hickey was the husband of Lois Janecek (Daughter of the late Cyril Method & Ruth (Bracht – grand daughter of Bracht, Viktor) Janecek of Corpus Christi. Lois died in about 1966 – I believe of a brain aneurysm. She left five preschool children which Charles raised in a very heroic fashion.
Charles was a very holy man and deeply spiritual. He was down to earth and spoke the common man’s language – very bluntly and to the point. He was a rare person.
Lois, his wife, was my first cousin.
May the Lord, Lord Our God, remember the servant of God in His Heavenly Kingdom.
May the memory of Charles be eternal!
P. Fred Janecek
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 27 Nov 2007
Charles Edward Hickey
Charles Edward Hickey, 83, of Corpus Christi, passed away November 23, 2007. Charles was born July 12, 1924 to Jack and Alma Hickey in New Castle, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill R. Hickey, and his wife Lois Marie Hickey. He is survived by his sons, Paul Edward Hickey of Corpus Christi, Texas and Michael J. Hickey of Houston, Texas; his daughters: Frances I. Hickey of Austin, Texas, Jo Ann Odom and husband Dan of Georgetown, Texas and Becky M. Pesek and husband Mike of Odem, Texas. Seven grandchildren, Dustin Ray Odom, Dana Michelle Odom, Phillip Wayne Pesek, Jennifer Lynn Pesek, Samuel James Pesek, John Thomas Pesek, and Katherine Lois Pesek; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California. He was employed by the US Forestry Service in California for one year, was employed as a brakeman and switchman for forty four years with Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 1988. He cherished the yearly family camping trips, his children and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events, and in his later life enjoyed square dancing. He was a founding member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.
Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2007 and a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM in St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, 3901 Violet Road, Corpus Christi, Texas with Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Park. If you desire, the family has requested donations be made to the charity of your choice.
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