obit: Victor Kubena
Victor KubenaVictor Vancil Kubena, longtime resident of East Bernard, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Wharton Funeral Home.
Victor was born Nov. 2, 1940, to Adolf and Julia Kubena. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolf and Julia Janik Kubena of East Bernard; brother, Bennie Kubena of Edna; sisters: Helen Petrash and husband, Victor, and Caroline Sklar and husband, Charlie; and niece, Shirley Kubena Zajicek.
Victor is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Kubena of Edna; brothers, Steve Kubena and wife, Clara, of Rosenberg, and Joe Kubena and wife, Mary Ann, of Wharton; sister, Viola Kubena Borak and husband, Gene, of Rosenberg; and several nephews and nieces throughout the area.
Victor attended school in East Bernard. After completing the cotton ginning season at the family gin, Victor enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 18, 1958. He was trained at several locations to be a combat engineer. He was later assigned to Headquarters Company 547 Engineering Battalion near Frankfurt, West Germany. Victors tour of duty was extended in 1961 when the communist forces erected the Berlin Wall.
After his military service, he worked as a driver for Vacek Trucking Company, then East Bernard Milling, Union Motor Company and Gayla Industries.
Victor was a community-driven person who volunteered with the East Bernard Fire Department for several years, and was captain of the department for three years. He assisted several times as a cook for the Holy Cross Bazaar and many other functions around East Bernard. Lillie Tallus was one of his favorite people and he made sure she was always on time wherever she needed to be.
With the exception of time in the military, Victor resided at only two addresses on Main Street in East Bernard. Train whistles and truck horns were not a nuisance, just a daily occurrence.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home, 515 East Boling Highway in Wharton, 979-532-3410.Fort Bend Herald