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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

William F. Bednarek

March 27, 1944February 7, 2020
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William Frank Bednarek passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 75 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Houston, TX to Willie and Julia Bednarek on March 27, 1944 and baptized April 2, 1944 at All Saints Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie S. Bednarek and mother, Julia V. Bednarek, sister Mary Ann Bednarek, grandparents, and multiple aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, his son Craig and wife Dana Bednarek, his daughters Angela Bryan and husband Danny, Lisa Zela, and Susan Bednarek, his grandchildren Courtney Bednarek, Christa Bednarek, Elizabeth Stempuhowski, Julie Stempuhowski, Colton Zela and Tanner Zela.

William served in the U.S Army from 1965 to 1967, married the love of his life Barbara on August 13, 1966 and settled in his hometown of Houston to raise his family. William was employed and retired from Houston Center Valve and Fitting in Houston where he worked for 37 years. William enjoyed fishing, gardening, collecting model trucks, cars, trains, a good barbecue, anything Polish, and he dearly loved his wife and family up until God called him home.

A visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday the 14th of February 2020 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm with rosary starting at 7:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX., 77079. A funeral service will held on Saturday the 15th of February beginning at 10:00 am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Bednarek family.

Services

  • Visitation with Family & Friends Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Rosary Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Pat & Roy Wisnoski

February 12, 2020

Rest In Peace cousin. We loved every minute of our visits over the past 45 years, from the first time you gave us a place to rest our heads while we were on our honeymoon to last spring’s visit.

We will always remember your visit to Buffalo, Frank's love of ice cream on our cruise and all the wonderful memories we shared with Aunt Julie, Charlene & Willie, and the rest our Texas family.

God bless, Pat&Roy. Dave, Ann and Joe

Barbara Stroud

February 12, 2020

Barbara and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. We had many good times with Frank and his family when we were younger. We would travel from San Antonio to Houston many times.
Barbara, we also had a wonderful time at your wedding, it was a traditional Polish wedding.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Mike and Barbara (Wesch) Stroud

Chris Whitley

February 10, 2020

Frank and I were coworkers at Houston Center Valve & Fitting Company. If Frank was involved you knew that not only would the job be done efficiently but it would be done correctly, every time. What I remember most though was his quick wit and hilarious observations that made working with him not seem like “work.” My condolences to Barbara and his family. All of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with Frank will truly miss him, think of him often and smile. - Chris Whitley

Fred and Mary Snell

February 10, 2020

Mary and I send our condolences to all of those who were Frank's immediate family.
My first encounter with Frank was when Mary and I bought Frank's moms (Julie) old gas cooking stove in the late 70's when she lived on Columbia in the Heights.
Mary and I pulled up to the house where Frank and Mary's brother (Johnny, now deceased) were standing by the curb in front of the old home. I could read Frank's lips when he asked Johnny, "who's this," and Johnny said, " that Mary's doll baby."..lol
Our 2nd encounter was when Frank came to visit his mom when she was staying with Frank's, Aunt Florence, in Chappell Hill Tx.
It had to be like the beginning of the 80's and Frank was driving an El Camino if my memory serves me. I, along with Frank's cousins or Mary's brothers, Joe, Raymond and Mary's boy, Jeremy, were all playing baseball in the pasture when just at the time Frank had parked his car to come and visit his mom and his Aunt Florence. I was up to bat. Joe pitched the ball and it popped backwards off my bat and landed right on to Frank's hood of his car. I remember grabbing my head watching the ball as it went toward Frank's beautiful car and hit. Boy was that a day. Frank went to cussing a storm and pointing at me. I don't think enough apologies would have worked that day because Frank was seeing red. It wasn't until his mom came out before he calmed down. Aunt Julie and I got along great and thanks to her soothing Frank that day, we finally all got to having fun once again.
Outside from that day, Frank was a good guy who let bygones be bygones. I know he'll be missed by all who loved him.
Fred Snell

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