obit: Henrie Mae Hruzek Patek
Henrie Mae Patek, 89, of Hallettsville, passed away on Feb. 9, 2012. She was born on March 18, 1922 to Henry & Annie Prasek Hruzek in Hallettsville. She married Charles “Chuck” Patek on July 11, 1953 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of Americas, K.J.Z.T., American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville.
Henrie loved playing the card game of bridge with her friends, and spent countless hours entertaining her close friends in the Hruzek house on Main Street. She spent many years working throughout her life. She helped her brother Harry and father Henry, both Pharmacists, managing the Hruzek’s Pharmacy on the town square. Many good times were spent in that store. She also devoted many years of her life being a teacher’s aid at the Visharad School.
Henrie was a loving mother and grandmother, and loved her religion and church. She spent many hours leading rosary before mass. She loved to read novels, and always had to have the latest greatest book from the Hallettsville Public Library. The librarian would usually set aside the new books under the counter so Henrie would get first dibs on them. She also liked taking lengthy vacations in the summer time. Many weeks were spent with her family and cousins, the Bucek’s, in Galveston on the beach or hanging out at the Hawkin’s Cottages
We love you Mom, and you will be missed tremendously. You are at peace now with the Lord God.
Henrie is survived by: son Mike Patek & wife Tammie of Victoria; daughter Margaret Quinn & husband Robin of Edna; and 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Waters of San Antonio, Breeann and Mikayla Patek of Victoria.
Henrie was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Harry Max Hruzek.
Funeral Mass Service: 10 am, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville. Visitation: 4 pm, Sunday at Kubena Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 pm, Sunday at Kubena Funeral Home. Officiate: Rev. John Peters. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic School, American Cancer Society, or Donor’s Choice. Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Kubena Funeral Home