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obit: Lee Roy & Doris Ellen Geisler Cervenka

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Doris Ellen Cervenka, age 77, and her husband, Lee Roy Cervenka, age 80, of Lake Jackson, Texas were struck by a truck on December 9, 2012 near Ellinger,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2013
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      Doris Ellen Cervenka, age 77, and her husband, Lee Roy Cervenka, age 80, of Lake Jackson, Texas were struck by a truck on December 9, 2012 near Ellinger, Texas. Doris was pronounced dead at the scene and Lee Roy joined her six days later from the Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.

       

      They leave behind three children, sons Val Cervenka and his wife Janie, Dean Cervenka and his wife Cindy; daughter, Michelle Cook and her husband Dusty; four grandchildren, Joey Cervenka and his wife Misty, Josh Cervenka and his wife Susan, Kayla Gerard, Trinity Cook; four great grandchildren, Ashton Cervenka, Alek Gerard, Atley Cervenka and Bodie Cervenka.

       

      A memorial service will be held Noon, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Fayetteville Brethren Church, 1022 Kramr Road, Fayetteville, Texas 78940 (fayettevillebrethernchurch.org). Family requests that memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Cervenka, be made to the Fayetteville Brethren Church or through Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, Texas.

       

      Doris Cervenka was born September 26, 1935 in Winedale, Texas to Ben and Alvina Geisler. Her first love was her husband Lee Roy. Together they were planning their 60th wedding anniversary in a few months. She dedicated herself to her family who affectionately referred to her as "Baba", and her ever increasing circle of friends. She loved being outdoors, and was never afraid to tackle jobs around the house. Doris loved quilting and cooking and everybody looked forward to her cooking, especially during the holidays. She was a member of the Fayetteville Brethren Church, close to the house she took so much care in restoring.

       

      She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Corine Alexander.

       

      She is also survived by her brothers, Delbert Geisler and Elroy Geisler of Giddings, Texas.

       

      Lee Roy Cervenka was born December 16, 1931 in Houston, Texas to Joseph and Lottie Cervenka. He attended San Jacinto High School and Texas A&M University, receiving a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering. Lee Roy was honorably discharged from the Army as a First Lieutenant. He worked for Dow Chemical and spent his 42 years in the Magnesium Department. He loved to go to Polka dances with his beloved wife Doris and belonged to a local polka club. Deer season was a special time for him. He enjoyed the outdoor time with his brother and family.

       

      He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bettie Favor.

       

      He is also survived by his brother, Ben Cervenka. Arrangements are under the direction of Restwood Funeral Home, Clute, Texas (979) 297-2121.

       

      Restwood Funeral Home

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