obit: Ernest "Ernie" Joseph Repka
Thursday, March 8, 2012 4:54 PM CST
Ernest “Ernie” Joseph Repka, age 84, of El Campo died March 7, 2012 in Wharton. He left high school his junior year at the age of 17 and went to work in the oilfield. He moved up to tool pusher at an early age. He worked in the oilfield for 58 years. He retired at the age of 75 from Rooker Swabbing. Ernie enjoyed watching his grandchildren play softball and baseball, going to polka dances, was a member of the Czech Heritage Society and enjoyed his trips to Europe. He was a very caring, kind, loving and giving person that never met a stranger.
He is survived by sons, Michael Repka and wife Mary of Corpus Christi, Jody Repka of El Campo and Kevin Repka and wife Sena of El Campo; daughter, Sheila Wall and husband Michael of El Campo; brother, Eugene Julius Repka of Telferner; grandchildren, Olivia, Michael Thomas and Cameron Wall, Kevin Kris Repka, Alayna Acuna, Michael Acuna and great-grandchildren, Brynn and Porter.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Wheeler Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home, El Campo
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