Obit - John P. Pustka
Victoria Advocate, 2 Jul 2009
JOHN P. PUSTKAWIED - John P. Pustka, 77, of Wied, passed away June 30, 2009 at home. He was born on April 29, 1932 to Matt and Amalia Netardus Pustka Sr.
He married Virginia Grahmann Pustka on April 29, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, and National Defense Service Medal. John was a member of K.J.T., Knight of Columbus in Hallettsville, V.F.W. in Shiner, American Legion in Hallettsville, and Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner.
John is survived by: his wife, Virginia; son, Robert "Skeeter" Pustka and wife Debbie of Wied; three daughters, Jane Labay and husband Duane of Hallettsville, Rebecca Till and husband Michael of Wied, and Karen "Shorty" Pustka of Victoria; three brothers, Victor Pustka of Shiner, Matt Pustka Jr. of Shiner, and Joe Pustka of Victoria; three sisters, Molly Peters of Shiner, Mary Ann Stock of Shiner, and Helen Motal of Hallettsville; and four grandchildren, Jessica and Hillary Pustka, and Amber and Derrick Labay.
John was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Bernard Sr., Pete P., and Paul J. Pustka; and sister, Julia Marie Pustka.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, the Rev. John Peters and the Rev. Tommy Chen officiating. Interment will follow at St. Ludmila Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Russell Janak, Daryl Peters, Daniel "JR" Peters Jr., Matthew Motal, James Pustka, and Patrick Hanslik.
Honorary pallbearers: Leo Pustka, Thomas Pustka, and Bernard Pustka Jr.
Memorials: Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and School, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School, or St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com.
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