Knapek Knapek TAYLOR—Funeral services for Frank Raymond (“Frankie,” “Junior”) Knapek, 77, of Thrall were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylor with

2.562Msg r. L onnie Urban officiati ng. Entomb - ment followed at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Granger.

Rosary was recited Monday, Jan. 10, at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor.

Mr. Knapek died Wednesday, Jan. 5, from a massive stroke at Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock.

He was born Feb. 9, 1933, to John Frank and Mary Michalek Knapek.

He mar r ied Adella Havelka Knapek on June 6, 1959, at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger.

Mr. Knapek grew up in Williamson County, first near Turkey Creek as a child and then after marriage in Willis Creek, Waterloo, and finally settling in Thrall, where he lived for the last 38 years.

He served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a distributor for 7UP. He later worked for Rockdale Alcoa for over 25 years before retiring in 1996.

Mr. Knapek enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables, spending time at his property in Shiloh and playing dominos and listening to Czech music.

He was a proud Catholic and attended services regularly and was also proud of his Czech heritage.

Mr. Knapek was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mar y Knapek; a sister, A lice K n ap ek ; a br ot her, Joh n ny Knapek; and a brother-in-law, George Strimska.

Survivors are his wife, Adella K napek; two sons, Jonathan Knapek and fiancé Laurie Herr and her boys, Andy, Daniel and Jack, and Daniel Knapek and wife Michelle; three brothers, Luis Knapek and wife Blanche, George Knapek and wife Linda, Joe Knapek and wife Virginia; a sister, Mary Ann Strimiska; a sister-in-law, Tonie Knapek of Granger; and nine grandchildren, Katherine, Jeffrey, Joseph and Ashley of Pflugerville, Brendon Knapek and girlfriend Renee of Georgetown, Cole Knapek of Austin, Briana Knapek of San Marcos, Cassandra and Daniel Knapek of Leander; also, numerous nieces and nephews, all of Taylor.

Pallbearers were Brendon Knapek, Cole Knapek, Anthony Knapek, Wesley Knapek, George Michael Knapek, and George Strimska Jr.

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