obit: Emil Slovacek Sr.
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - August 9, 2003
Deceased Name: SLOVACEK EMIL SLOVACEKSLOVACEK, EMIL SLOVACEK, SR., 63, died after a lengthy illness, Thursday, August 7, 2003, at his home in Dallas surrounded by his loving family.He was born July 12, 1940 in Dallas, the son of Emil A. and Sadie Dusek Slovacek. He was reared in Wall, TX where he graduated high school in 1958. He then attended the University of Dallas where he earned his Bachelor in Philosophy and a Masters in Religious Education.On May 20, 1961 he was married to Angeline Kubin of Ennis. After their marriage they lived and raised their family in Ennis. Since 1988 they have resided in Dallas. He was employed by National Cash Register in Dallas for over 20 years. He then became the district manager of the technical department of Foley's, retiring in 1991.In 1974 he was ordained as one of the first Deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. He devoted his life as a Deacon to the education and religious grace of the Ferris and Ennis communities. He was instrumental in establishing the Corpus Christie Mission in Ferris, Texas and is honored by having the Mission's bell named after him, "Emilio". He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and a Deacon of St Jude Chapel in Dallas. He was also active in the Bill W Organization in Preston Center for 17 years.He is survived by his wife, Angie, of Dallas; two daughters Angeline S. Wingo of Ennis, Sharon and husband, Jeff Kjoller of Dallas; six sons, Emil R. Slovacek, Jr and wife, Stacy of Ennis, Frank J. Slovacek of Bucharest, Romania, Thomas A. Slovacek and wife, Carol, of Ennis, Ronald W. Slovacek and wife, Melissa of Denton, Michael P. Slovacek of Dallas, Gerald Slovacek and wife, Linda Thurman-Slovacek of Denton; a sister and her husband, Sadie L. and Bob Liska of Dallas; a brother, Marvin A. Slovacek of Las Vegas, Nevada and grand-children, Joshua Abston, Dawn and Jenna Wingo, Kristine, Mathew, Mollie and Bailey Slovacek, Hannah, Paige and Noah Slovacek, Taylor, Dylan and Madeleine Slovacek, Lauren, Sara and Benjamin Kjoller, Allie and Brandon Slovacek. He is also survived by two aunts and numerous nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemarie, and his parents Emil A. and Sadie Dusek Slovacek of San Angelo, Texas.Rosary will be recited at 7p.m. Sunday in the Keever Chapel in Ennis, Texas. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Neupomocene Catholic Church in Ennis, Texas at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Fred Caldwell as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery under the direction of JE Keever Mortuary Ennis