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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Kvinta, Charles J. View/Sign Guest Book CHARLES J. KVINTA YOAKUM - Charles J. Kvinta, age 75, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. He was born on Feb. 16, 1932,
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      Kvinta, Charles J.
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      YOAKUM - Charles J. Kvinta, age 75, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. He was born on Feb. 16, 1932, in Hallettsville, to John F. and Emily Strauss Kvinta.

      He was an attorney in Yoakum and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.
      Charles was a 1948 graduate of Yoakum High School; a 1954 graduate of University of Texas, (B.A. in government); and a 1959 graduate of University of Texas Law School (LLB).  He served as Lavaca County judge in 1987 and 1988, was co-founder and president of Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, lifetime director of Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, coach and officer of Yoakum Little League and Yoakum Teenage League for over 20 years, president of Yoakum ISD School Board, member of Yoakum Independent School District Board of Trustees for 18 years, city attorney for the city of Yoakum, member and former president of Yoakum Rotary Club, Yoakum Community Hospital Board of Trustees, member of Knights of Columbus and KJT, Sweet Home American Legion and Hermann Sons Lodge; and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
      He was awarded the Yoakum Little League Outstanding Service Award, Boy Scouts of America Service Award, Yoakum Future Farmers Honorary Chapter Farmer Award, American Cancer Society Award Yoakum Booster Club, Outstanding Community Service Award, Sons of Hermann Outstanding Community Service Award, Distributive Education Club Outstanding Service Award, Yoakum Lion's Club Appreciation Award, Paul Gustwick Award (Yoakum Citizen Of the Year Award), THD Sav 13 Award, Texas Department of Transportation Road Hand Award, Mother Seton Award, Outstanding Catholic Man - St. Joseph Church, Bulldog Booster Club Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission Harry O. Gibson Statesmanship Award, and Yoakum American Legion Post Legionnaire of the Year.
      Survivors: wife, Margie Kvinta; daughter, Sherri Malik and husband Bennie; sons, Charles J. Kvinta and wife Leigh Ann, Ken Kvinta and wife Stacy, Chris Kvinta and wife Kim; grandchildren, Brad Kvinta, Randy Malik, Emily Kvinta, Matthew Kvinta, Michael Malik, Adam Kvinta, Amy Malik, Tyler Kvinta, Ryan Kvinta, Anna Kvinta, Kaitlyn Kvinta and Hunter Kvinta, all of Yoakum; sister, Emily Polasek and husband John of Houston; brother, W.D. "Bill" Kvinta and wife Hattie of Houston.  Preceded in death by: parents and brother, John Kvinta Jr.
      Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home and visitation from 7-8 p.m., with a rosary at 8 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

      Memorials may be given to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch or St. Joseph Catholic School.

      Online guestbook may be signed at www.thielecooper.com.  Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-5656.
      Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/7/2008.
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