EL CAMPO - Bernard "Benno" Kana of El Campo died May 30,
2010, at the age of 84.
He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Smithville, to the late
Rudolph and Hermina Hlucanek Kana. He had worked in the parts dept. of John L.
Russell Chevrolet and co-owned the Hillje Grocery store with Johnny Kaspar for
20 years. He also worked with RC Cola and was a longtime employee of Mikeska's
BBQ. He was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Veselka Kana of El
Campo; sisters-in-law, Sophie Kana and Bernice Kana of El Campo, Norma Kruppa
and husband LeRoy of Humble, and Delores Strnadel and husband LeRoy of El Campo;
brother-in-law, Jerome Veselka and wife Theresa of El Campo; nieces and nephews,
Roxanne and Bill Nelson of Brazoria, Dannette and Mark Wendel of El Campo,
Bridget and Darrell Nohavitza of El Campo, Neal and Cindy Strnadel of El Campo,
and Stacy and Laurent Johnson of Katy. He was preceded in death by
his parents; sisters, Marcella Kaiser and Alice Guffey; and brothers, Walter,
Adolph and Louis Kana.
Visitation will begin at noon, Tuesday, at Triska Funeral
Home. A parish rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Philip
Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 2,
2010, at St. Philip Church with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Interment will
follow at St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery in Hillje. Serving as
pallbearers are Douglas Veselka, Matthew Labay, Craig Wendel, Marvin Kaiser,
Hubert Kaiser, Chris Kruppa and Neal Strnadel. Honorary bearers are
Gerry Mikeska, Tony Escamilla, Daniel Kana, Bill Nelson, Mark Wendel, Darrell
Nohavitza and Laurent Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations
to be made to St. Philip Catholic Church or St. Philip School Endowment
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.
Published in Victoria Advocate on
June 1, 2010