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Leonard A. “Doc” Darilek

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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 10:46 am

SHINER — Leonard A. “Doc” Darilek, age 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Doc was born Oct. 31, 1921 in Lavaca County to Adolph and Mary Vrazel Darilek.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the  United States Army Air Corp, is a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, a member of American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, KJT and the last founding member of the Hobo band. He was a sheet metal worker for Kaspar Wire Works and a rancher.

Survivors; wife of 66 years, Viola Darilek of Shiner; daughters Georgia  Kutach (Dennis) of Yoakum and Lois Russo (Tom) of Houston; sons, James L. Darilek (Agnes) of Gonzales and Paul J. Darilek (Kerri) of Stockdale; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Edward and Louis Darilek.

Rosary 7 p.m. Friday , January 3, 2014 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, in Yoakum

Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church with Rev. Kirby Hlavaty officiating. Burial at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church or donor’s choice.

Online guestbook may be signed at

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.

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