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Damian Janacek

March 4, 1957 — October 8, 2017

Damian Janacek, age 60, of Schulenburg passed away on October 8, 2017, after his hard fought battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma. He was born on March 4, 1957, to Emil and Edna (Gassmann) Janacek in Weimar, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville, Texas at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Damian loved his family and especially being silly, playing and entertaining his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He loved watching westerns, wrestling, playing dominoes, listening to polka music and relaxing with a few cold ones after work. He enjoyed joking around and making people feel happy.

Damian was a kid at heart. From the time he started walking, he loved driving his trucks and the different sounds made by different engines. This led to his retirement in May, 2017, after a 30-year career working on and driving a truck in the sanitation department for the City of Schulenburg.

He is survived by his wife Yvette Rollins Janacek; step-son Michael Garvin; step-daughter Katrina Kurtz; son-in-law Tyson Kurtz; grandson Jaxon Kurtz; granddaughter Devan Simpson; sisters and brothers-in-law Octavia Redding (Glen), Kathleen Kolb (Jeff), Beta Fox (Lee), Colleen Green, Carelie Ahlschlager (Clarence), Lana Ondrusek (Larry), Lora Petty (Stanley); one brother and sister-in-law, Cosmas “CJ” Janacek (Joy); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Minnie Rollins.

Family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley (1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945); The Texas Ramp Project (P. O. Box 832065, Richardson, TX 75083) or the charity of one’s choice.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice Brazos Valley
1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange TX 78945

The Texas Ramp Project
PO Box 832965, Richardson TX 75083


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