James Vitek, 74 of Chappell Hill, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, surrounded by his family.
James was born on Oct. 30, 1943, to parents Cornelia (Prihoda) and Emil Vitek. He was raised in Frydek where he attended Catholic school and graduated from Sealy High School. On April 30, 1966, he was united in marriage to Angeline Krolczyk at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He was a construction worker by trade, and was a founding member and volunteer fireman of the San Felipe/Frydek VFD. He was a die-hard fan of the Houston Oilers and Texans football teams, loved hunting and fishing, especially river fishing.
James is survived by his loving family: wife Angeline; son Dwayne and Carrie Vitek; daughters Nancy and Doug Herms, Betsy and Brent Barina; grandchildren Kaley and Kullen Herms, Braden and Brycen Gaertner; step-grandchildren Justin and Lydia Cienega, Travis and Valerie Cienega, Jamie and Brooke Ebert, Scott Ebert, Clay, Cole and Cassie Barina; numerous step-great-grandchildren; siblings Gloria and Ray Mican, Shirley and Edwin Hanzelka, Alvin and Doris Vitek, Carol and Wayne Lee, Vivian and Jerry Jackson, Denise Hugo and fiance Ron Smesny; brothers-in-law Willie and Jeanette Krolczyk, Clem and Doris Krolczyk, Albin Krolczyk, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews and furry friend Duke.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary and Rosemary Vitek; parents-in-law Albin and Theresa Krolczyk; brother-in-law David Hugo and nephew Steven Krolczyk.
Visitation was Monday, May 14, from 5-7 p.m. with rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kullen Herms, Kris and Kasey Krolczyk, Justin Cienega, Justin Jackson and Rick Mican. Honorary pallbearers were all his grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church CCD Building Fund.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 23000 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas. 979-836-3611. Visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com for online guest registration.