Born on Nov. 2, 1934
SHINER - Herbert Marek, 78, of Shiner, Texas passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at his residence with his family at his side.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas and will be held Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas with Father Kirby Hlavaty and Msgr. Joseph Hybner officiating.
Burial will follow at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery in Shiner, Texas.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas with Deacon Joe Machacek officiating
Herbert was born on November 2, 1934 in Hallettsville, Texas. He was the son of Adolf and Hermina (Muehlstein) Marek. He graduated from Hallettesville High School in 1934. He married Mary Ann Pekar at the Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas on June 10, 1955. He was employed by Kasper Wire for twelve years before going to work for Arkla Gas Company/South Texas Gas Company, where he worked until his retirement. After his retirement, he worked fo Lavaca County Transit as a driver, where he enjoyed helping the elderly and handicapped riders. Herbert loved to be with his family. He enjoyed attending the activities of his children and grandchildren. He was a big supporter of the St. Paul Cardnials. He also enjoyed working cattle with his family on their farm. His hobbies was reading, hunting, farming, and gardening.
He is survived by: Mary Ann, his loving wife of 57 years, three sons; Gary Marek and his wife, Laurie of Shiner, Texas, Douglas Marek of Austin, Texas and Patrick Marek and his wife, Camille of Shiner, Texas, one daughter; Nancy Hodges and her husband, Monty of Shiner, Texas, one daugh-ter-in-law; Lisa Novak of Houston, Texas, three grand children; Gil, Brett, and Krystin Hodges of Shiner, Texas, two brothers; Leonard Marek and his wife, Georgie of Hallettsville, Texas and Adolph Marek and his wife, Bernice of Hallettsville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; Adolf and Hermina Marek and one son; Allen R. Marek.
Pallbearers for Herbert will be: Gil Hodges, Brett Hodges, Glen Pekar, Bob Darilek, Daryl Kloesel,Sandy Joe Dieringer, August Madala and Arnold Branecky.
The family request memorials to: Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Endowment Fund / 306 South Avenue F / Shiner, Texas 77984 or, the Shiner Catholic School Endowment Fund / 424 St. Ludmila / P.O. Box 725 / Shiner, Texas or KJZT Scholarship Memorial Fund / P.O. Box 18896 / Austin, Tex-as 78760.
To join the family in celebrating Herbert's life, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com.