OBIT: Edwin Anton Jurecka
Edwin Anton JureckaEDWIN ANTON JURECKA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the age of 94. He was born June 12, 1913 in Fayetteville, Texas to Paul and Philomena Jurecka.Edwin was the founder of Jurecka Products Company, he worked as a automotive parts rebuilder from 1945 until his retirement in 1967 and he was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus Lodge 2917.He is preceded in death by his wife Katherine Ida Jurecka. Edwin is survived by his children, Grace Runnels of Sugarland, Paul Jurecka and wife Joanne of Toronto, Canada, Gloria Rundell and husband James of Georgetown, Texas, E. Kenneth Jurecka and wife Mary of Washington, D.C., James Jurecka of Los Angeles, California; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.The family will receive friends and relatives from 4-6pm Sunday, January 6th at Pat H. Foley funeral home. Funeral mass will be held at 10am on Monday, January 7th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman. Rite of Christian burial to follow at Forest Park Westheimer.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Czech Heritage Society Texas, 4117 Willowbend Blvd., Houston 77025. Tributes and words of condolence may be shared with the family at www.MeM.com.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/5/2008.