obit: James C. Jurica
JAMES C. JURICA
VICTORIA - James C. Jurica of Victoria passed away Wednesday evening November 28, 2012, at the age of 86. He was born in Tivoli, Texas to the late Charles and Annie Peters Jurica. James moved to Victoria in November 1941. He graduated in 1943 from Patti Welder High School. He was employed at DuPont for 36 years where he retired as a production supervisor in 1986. He was also employed at Welder's Equipment now Airgas for 56 years, from 1948 to 2004.
He married his wife of 60 years Madeline Zimbelli Jurica on January 12, 1952. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and served as a hospital Eucharistic minister. He was a member of the following: the Knights of Columbus 1329, VFW and the DuPont Victoria Retirees Association.
James is survived by his wife Madeline, brother Joe (Geraldine), daughter Sharon Stefka (Bill) of Austin, son James (MaryBeth) of San Antonio, five grandchildren: Todd and Kathleen Stefka of Austin, Chris Jurica (Carly), Brittany and James Joseph Jurica of San Antonio.
James was preceded in death by: parents; two sisters Vlasta Keller and Edna Davidson.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012, 9:30 am at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum.
Serving as Pallbearers are the grandchildren and Carly Jurica and nephew Roy Jurica. Honorary Pallbearers : J. R. Mc Spadden, Pat Tagliabue, David Engle, Mike Kocian, Leslie Janssen, W. H. Kickendahl, Glenn Brett, James Miori, and all of his friends from the DeTar Health Center.
Contributions can be made in memory of James to St. Joseph High School, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church or Hospice of South Texas.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.