obit: Henry J. Drapela, Sr.
- Henry J. Drapela, Sr., 90, of Brenham, passed away on October 5, 2011. He resided in Brenham for the past 22 years and lived in Tomball, Texas the last 11 months.
Henry was born on January 18, 1921 to Henry and Annie Drapela in Houston. Henry married Barbara L. Walker on July 15, 1939. He served his country during World War II. He was a loving husband, serving as the primary caregiver to his wife for nearly 10 years while she had Alzheimers. Henry enjoyed making and donating items to benefit the organizations to which he belonged, including the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and St. Marys Catholic Church in Brenham.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Barbara L. Drapela; his daughter Sandra J. Mitchell and brother, George Drapela.
Henrys loving family includes: Son, Henry J. Drapela, Jr. and wife Paula; Daughter, Judy D. Schmadeka and husband Wayne; Grandchildren, Henry J. Drapela, III, William Drapela, Kevin L. Doyle and wife Mary, Charles David Drapela and wife Emily, Keith J. Doyle and Melinda K. Foster; Great grandchildren, Jessica, Julian, Christopher, Hunter, Charles, Ayden, Justin, Vanessa, Joshua; Sister, Lucille Florian; Brother, Lester Drapela and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation Monday, October 10, 2011 from 5:30 until 7:30 in the evening at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Service Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:00 in the morning in St. Marys Catholic Church with Monsignor Benedict Zientek, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Henry Drapela, III, Kevin Doyle, Keith Doyle, Charles David Drapela, William Drapela and Michael Drapela. Honorary Pallbearers are Raymond Walker and Johnny Ulrich.
Memorials Hospice Sunset, 1420 Rudel Drive, Tomball, TX 77375 or St. Marys Catholic Church, 701 Church Street, Brenham, TX 77833
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 or visit www.brenham-memorial-chapel.comBrenham Memorial Chapel