Funeral mass for Ike Korenek, 77, was held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockdale with Father Ramon Frayna officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Rosary was recited Saturday, Sept. 15, led by Deacon Don Sims.
Mr. Korenek died Thursday, Sept. 13, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Dubina to Frank V. and Annie S. (Janecka) Korenek.
Mr. Korenek came to Rockdale in 1956 when he went to work for Alcoa as a pot liner.
He married Nettilee Perrard on Jan. 12, 1957, in Weimar.
Mr. Korenek was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a founding member of the Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council No. 7014.
He was instrumental in building the K.C. Hall in 1979, where he served as hall manager until 2005.
Mr. Korenek was a Fourth Degree Knight and served on the board of directors for Rockdale Federal Credit Union, RVOS Insurance and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 4895.
He enjoyed working at Alcoa, his church, the K.C.’s, gardening, camping, fishing, playing dominoes and spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Mr. Korenek was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe L. Korenek; and two children, Debra Ann in 1961 and Joseph Charles in 1967.
Survivors are his wife, Nettilee Korenek of Rockdale; two sons, Michael Korenek and wife Genella, Alan Korenek and wife Vickie of Rockdale; a daughter Teresa Shaw and husband Mitch of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Frank C. Korenek and wife Bea of Minerva, William E. Korenek and wife Isyjean of Rockdale; a sister, Annie Mae Ripper and husband Walter of Schulenburg; eight grandchildren, Amanda Burris and husband Damon of Huntsville, Amy Korenek and fiance Steven Caffey, Jason Korenek of Rockdale, Randy Korenek and fiance Brittney Schmidtke of Austin, Garrett Korenek of Rockdale and Cade, Rylee and Hannah Shaw of Corpus Christi; and three great-grandchildren, Lillie and Eli Burris of Huntsville and Liam Korenek of Austin.
Pallbearers were Jason Korenek, Randy Korenek, Garrett Korenek, Cade Shaw, Steven Caffey and Daman Burris.
Honorary pallbearers were his granddaughters and great-grandchildren, Amanda Burris, Amy Korenek, Rylee Shaw, Hannah Shaw, Brittany Schmidtke, Lillie Burris, Liam Korenek and Eli Burris.
Memorial may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church P.O. Box 548, Rockdale, TX 76567; K.C. Council 7014, 368 Oak Park Three, Rockdale, TX 76567; or Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 586, Rockdale, TX 76567.