obit: Lad Becka
June 4, 1943 - October 29, 2012
Lad Becka, 69, of Ellinger, Texas passed away on October 29, 2012 in Ellinger surrounded by his loving family.He was born on June 4, 1943 to Fred and Otylia (Zgarba) Becka in Ellinger, Texas. On October 3, 1970 he married Angie Ermis at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger where he was a former church council member. Lad worked as a former heavy equipment operator; and farmer/rancher. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World and Ellinger Chamber of Commerce. Lad lived his lifetime in the Ellinger area where he enjoyed fishing on the river, raising cattle, operating his custom hay business, listening to polka music and barbecuing for his large family he cherished most of all.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Becka of Ellinger, TX; three daughters, Karen Stibora and husband Kevin of Kingwood, TX, Courtney Coufal and husband Craig of College Station, TX, and Shelley Marek and husband Keith of San Marcos, TX; two sons, Donnie Becka and wife Wendy of La Grange, TX, and Russell Becka of New Braunfels, TX; four sisters, Mary Ann Polasek and husband Bennie of Mentz, TX, Gladys Matura and husband Frankie of Brenham, TX, Alice Schovajsa and husband Donald of La Grange, TX, and Georgia Hopper and husband Shawn of Dale, TX, two brothers, Daniel Becka and wife Virginia of Houston, TX, and Anton Becka and wife Maggie of Columbus, TX; and twelve grandchildren, Blake Soileau, Madison Becka, Ryan Becka, Shelby Becka, Justin Becka, Jacob Becka, Thomas Coufal, Samuel Coufal, Isabel Coufal, Grace Anne Marek, Matthew Marek, and Bradley Marek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lad was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Otylia (Zgarba) Becka, granddaughter Emma Rose Marek, niece Anne Marie Ermis, and sister-in-law Jeanine Becka.
Parish Rosary will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger, Tuesday at 7:00 pm.
Visitation will be at St. Mary Catholic Church on Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Wednesday, 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger with Fr. Stephen Nesrsta officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Ellinger. Pallbearers are Blake Soileau, Justin Becka, Daniel Becka, Jr., John Ermis, David Novosad, Donnie Fritsch, Jacob Becka, Ryan Becka, Thomas Coufal, Samuel Coufal, Matthew Marek and Bradley Marek.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 57, Fayetteville, TX 78940; or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Bluebell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833-2406.
Henneke Funeral Home
[Note: Angie Ermis Becka is sister to my husband, Alfred Ermis]