obit: Christine Adela Svrcek Grellhesl
Christine Adela (Svrcek) Grellhesl, 82, of West, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Waco. A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, with the Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Christine was born March 20, 1931, in West, the daughter of Ladin and Adela (Marek) Svrcek. She attended schools in Cottonwood and West. On Nov. 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to William "Bill" Grellhesl in West. Christine was a seamstress with Woods Manufacturing in Waco, and Lorch Manufacturing in West. She also worked for Ben Franklin in Waco. Christine designed and made wedding dresses for many years, as well as cooked at many weddings, funerals, anniversaries, fundraisers and the West Senior Center.
Christine was a devoted Catholic and loved to pray the rosary. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, Catholic Daughters of America Court #829 and SPJST Lodge #6. Christine loved her granddaughters and great-grandchildren, reading, flower gardening, quilting and crocheting. She loved to make quilts, baby blankets, booties and doilies, giving them away to many charities and fundraisers.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Ernest Svrcek.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 63 years, William "Bill" Grellhesl of West; two sons, Richard Grellhesl and wife, Helen, of Waco, and Johnny Grellhesl and wife, Debbie, of West; a daughter, Suzanne Holt and husband, Philip, of West; two sisters, Martha Prasifka of West, and Mary Ann Hlavenka and husband, Joe, of Allen; a sister-in-law, Shirley Svrcek of Robinson; five grandchildren, Dr. Dana Grellhesl and fiance, Dr. Bobby Nix, Melanie Grellhesl and fiance, Neal Ewald, Rachel Haferkamp and husband, Nick, Kristel Louis and husband, Adam, and Heather LeAnn Holt; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Samuel, and one on the way, Benjamin; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Ambulance Association, West Rest Haven Relief Fund, or to West Senior Center.
Memorial guest book found at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com.
March 20, 1931 - June 4, 2013
Published in Waco Tribune-Herald from June 5 to June 6, 2013