obit: William "Bill" Lawrence Janca
April 19, 1936 - August 23, 2013
Born in Taft, Texas
Died August 23, 2013 in Sealy
Funeral services will be held from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,
10:00 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Rev. Eric Pitre celebrating the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal.
Interment in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sealy.
William Lawrence Janca, 77, of Sealy, TX passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Taft, Texas on April 19, 1936, the son of the late William Joseph Janca and Bessie Franek of Rosenberg, TX. Bill served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Hawaii. He married Frances Ann Dubec on December 16, 1967 in Houston, TX. He was employed at Baker Hughes in Houston for 40 years where he retired in 1998. His co workers knew him as “Boomer” Bill was an avid sports fan enjoying numerous events throughout the Sealy and surrounding areas. He spent many years coaching his daughters in softball and attending their sporting events cheering them on. He stressed the important lesson of being both a graceful winner as well as a good loser. He often said this was one of the most important lessons in life. Bill loved spending time with his family. Some of his other favorite past times included listening and dancing to polka music, spending time on his ranch and working in his shop. Bill was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Sealy and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, 5 children; Nastasya Janca of Seattle, WA, Natalya Crawford and husband John of Richmond TX, Nadonya Janca and Max Ostler of Garmisch Germany, Nalayna Janca & Steve Waller of Norwalk, California, and Nathana Janca and fiancée Adam Foss of Frasier, Colorado; 4 grandchildren: Billy and Anna Crawford, Louis Janca, and Hardy Waller; and one sister Earlene Havelka of Sinton, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Welton Joseph Janca.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 28 at the Immaculate Conception Church. Pall-bearers Jeff Janca, Jay Janca, John Crawford, Billy Crawford, Adam Foss and Jimmie Schroeder
Knesek Funeral Home in Sealy in charge of arrangements www.knesekfuneralhome.com
Visitation will be held at Knesek Bros. Fourth St. Chapel
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Rosary at 7:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels
Knesek Funeral Home