obit: JOE KAHANEK JR.
- from The Sealy news, Friday, September 5, 2008JOE KAHANEK JR.Joe Kahanek Jr., 81, died Sept. 2.Funeral services will be held Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at Knesek Brothers Hwy 36 Chapel, 1140 Meyer St., in Sealy.Joe Kahanek Jr. was born April 25, 1927 to Joseph and Frances (Jecmenek) Kahanek in Wallis. He was raised in Wallis and graduated from Wallis High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served from 1945-46.On Jan. 18, 1953 he married Margaret Reznicek at Immaculate Conception Church in Sealy.Throughout his life, Joe loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener and could fix anything. Dancing and celebrations were a favorite past time, and he and Margaret loved taking the buses to Louisiana with all of their friends.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Kahanek; sisters, Lillian Boryle, Julia Kahanek, Ann Webb, Alice Magee, Francis Bartay and Bessie Lee; son, Joe Kahanek and wife Debbie; son-in-law, Gerald Doucet; grandchildren, Jennifer Kirschner, Kasey Kahanek, Jeremy Doucet and Gerald Doucet Jr.; and great grandchildren, Aubrey and Dane Kirschner.He was preceded in death by his parents; Joe and Francis Kahanek; infant son, Larry Wayne Kahanek; daughter, Virginia Doucet; and brothers, Bob and Henry Kahanek.Funeral services were held under the direction of Knesek Brothers Funeral Chapel, 768 Fourth St., Sealy, Texas 77474.Submitted by Rosemary Ermis