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  • Rosemary Ermis
    GALVESTON -- Ernest C. Krenek, 76, died Friday, August 22, 1997, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday,
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      GALVESTON -- Ernest C. Krenek, 76, died Friday, August 22, 1997, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.
       
      Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 25, 1997 at Carnes Brothers Funeral home with Father Ed Baur, S.V.D., officiant.
       
      Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 1997, with a vigil for the deceased and Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
       
      Mr. Krenek was born August 1, 1921, in El Camp(o), Texas to Charles and Mary Krenek.
       
      He attended public schools in El Camp(o) and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was a heavy-machine gunner in Battery 'D', 407th anti-aircraft artillery gun battalion and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.
       
      He was honorable discharged from the service February 2, 1946, having earned the American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
       
      Moving to Galveston he was employed as a bus driver for the old Galveston Transit Service and retired after 42 years of dedicated service.  He had a multitude of friends who rode his various routes.
       
      Predeceased in death by his parents; sister; Caroline Krenek and brothers; Louis L. Krenek, Rudy Krenek and Paul Krenek.
       
      Mr. Krenek is survived by his wife, Leola Jennings Krenek of Galveston; son, Larry Krenek and wife, Kelley of League City; granddaughter, Kerrie Lynn Krenek of League City; sister, Frances Scribner and husband, Jesse of Wharton, Texas; brother, William A. Krenek and wife, Maryann of Galveston; special sister-in-law, Edna Krenek of El Campo, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
       
      Pallbearers will be Ted Krenek, Paul Krenek, David Reagan, Robbie Reagan, III, Don Dulaney and Rance Rhame.
       
      Galveston Daily News, Sunday, August 24, 1997
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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