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obit: Emil Krejci

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service Chapel for Emil Krejci, 81, a nursery owner until his retirement in 1965.
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2010
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      The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service Chapel for Emil Krejci, 81, a nursery owner until his retirement in 1965.
       
      Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park.
       
      He died yesterdeay in a local hospital.
       
      Born in Czechoslovakia, Krejci came to the United States at the turn of the century and first came to Corpus Christi in 1908.  He moved to Waco, then back here in 1922.
       
      Krejci was one of the city's foremost authorities on plants of all varieties.  After his retirement he kept a nursery at his residence, 518 Stirman.
       
      Krejci Street in Saxet Heights was named for him.
       
      In 1964 Krejci was honored by the Texas Association of Nurserymen for his work in promoting the nursery industry in Texas.  In 1955 he was named president emeritus of the Nueces County Nurserymen Association.
       
      Krejci was a life member of the state association and a member of the Orchid Society.  He was a member of Knights of Phythias and the SPJST.
       
      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Regmund and Mrs. Charles Gross; two sons, Erwin E. and Emil J. Krejci, all of Corpus Christi; four brothers, Charles and John Krejci, both of Prague, Czechoslovakia, Frank Krejci of Chardon, Ohio, and Joe Krejci of North Royalton, Ohio, and 11 grandchildren.
       
      Corpus Christi Times, Monday, December 18, 1967
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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