obit: Annette Kocian Krupala
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Annette Krupala, 75, of Hallettsville, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. She was born to Alice (Henkhaus) Kocian and Jerome Kocian in Shiner, Texas on February 12, 1938. She is a graduate of Hallettsville High School and Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville.
Annette was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a career grade school teacher. Over a period of thirty years, she taught in the San Antonio, Houston, and Conroe school districts (Delta Kappa Gamma), and was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She also co-owned Crickets Corner Antiques with her twin sister, Jeannette Jahn.
Survivors: husband of 52 years, Marcus Wayne Krupala; son Gary Krupala; daughter Kimberly McCarson; grandchildren Colin and Emma McCarson; mother-in-law Marjorie Krupala; brothers Robert, David (Alice), Jerry (Gwen), Donald (Linda), and Carl Kocian; twin sister Jeannette (Jimmie) Jahn, and sister Barbara (Wayne) Hanna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by: her parents, brother James Jean Kocian, and niece Sharon Gay Kocian.
The family wishes to thank Victoria Doctors Jain and Qadri, M.D. Anderson Doctors Schmeler and Majahan and their teams. Also Hospice of South Texas for their loving care.
Funeral Mass Service: 10 am, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville. Visitation: 4 pm, Wednesday at Kubena Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 pm, Wednesday at Kubena Funeral Home. Officiate: Msgr. John Peters. Pallbearers: Colin McCarson, Robert Kocian, David Kocian, Jerry Kocian, Donald Kocian, and Carl Kocian. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hospice of South Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital, or Donor’s Choice. Entombment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Kubena Funeral Home