obit: B. J. Drapela
EL CAMPO -- B. J. Drapela, 75, a native of the Nada-Garwood community, died at a local hospital Wednesday.
He was born in Nada, May 28, 1903.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada, with the Rev. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church until the services on Friday.
Triska Funeral Home of El Campo is in charge of services.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Drapela of Garwood; two daughters, Mrs. Madelyn Sides of New York City, N.Y., and Mrs. Karen McCall of Maryland,; a son, Weldon Drapela of Lake Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Pauler of Baytown, Mrs. Mary Pokluda of Houston and Mrs. Frances Sicinski of Rosenberg; five brothers, Charles, August and Albert Drapela of Houston, Louis Drapela of Anderson, Texas, and Ben Drapela of Pennsacola, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
Victoria Advocate, December 1, 1978
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis