TAYLOR—Funeral services for Adella “Della Mae” Havelka Knapek, 71, of Thrall were held Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msg r. L onnie Urban officiati ng. Entomb - ment followed at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Granger.
Rosary was recited Monday, May 2, at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor.
Mrs. Knapek died Saturday, April 30, af ter a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born Dec. 16, 1939, to Toni Straka Havelka and Henry Havelka.
She married Frank Raymond Knapek on June 6, 1959, at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger.
Mr s. K nap ek g re w up i n Swertner and later moved to Granger where she graduated from Granger High School.
She enjoyed crafts, quilting and ceramics.
Mrs. Knapek worked decorating cakes for over 25 years winning numerous awards for her beautiful wedding cakes.
She was preceded in death by husband of 51 years, Frank Knapek; her parents, Toni and Henry Havelka; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Knapek.
Survivors are two sons, Daniel Knapek and wife Michelle of Leander, Jonathan Knapek and fiancé Laure Herr and her boys Andy, Daniel, and Jack; a brother, Lambert Havelka and wife Sue; two sisters, Lillie Vanek and husband Edward, and Toni Knapek; nine grandchildren, Katherine, Jeffrey, Joseph and Ashley of Pflugerville, Brendon Knapek and girlfriend Rene of Georgetown, Cole K napek of Austin, Briana Knapek of San Marcos, Cassandra and Daniel Knapek of Leander; also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brendon Knapek, Raymond Knapek, Anthony Knapek, James Havelka, Justin Havelka and Chris Vanek.