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