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Victor Louis Krejci

August 5, 1923May 24, 2021

Victor Louis Krejci, 97, died in Missouri City, Texas on May 24, 2021. Victor was born in Moulton, Texas on August 5, 1923 to Joseph and Emily Krejci and grew up in Moulton with his three siblings Alvin, Della Simper and Rosalie Bohuslav.

Victor married Elenora Pilat on April 21,1943. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1949 and earned a Masters in Education from Southwest Texas State University. Victor worked in various capacities as a teacher, coach and sports official. He served as Superintendent of LaVernia ISD and was later elected President of the Texas Association of School Administrators after his membership on their executive committee from 1976-1981. He completed his career with the Texas Education Agency as an Assistant Deputy Chief.

Victor had a great love for football, basketball, track, and especially baseball. He played baseball into his early forties for many city teams including the Shiner Clippers and was inducted into the South Central Texas Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a beloved coach to many athletes and will forever be known as “Coach” by athletes and students alike. Additionally, Victor served as a signalman in the US Navy during World War II.

One of Victor’s greatest qualities was his generous spirit towards family and friends especially to the children in the form of “mad money”. He was affectionately known more recently as “Big Pa” and proudly shared his Czech heritage along with his love for the University of Texas Longhorns.

Victor is survived by his daughter, Cindy Kral, grandchildren, Kevin Kral and wife Charisse Kral, Denae Hebert and husband Allen Hebert, Rebecca Bogard and husband Adam Bogard, great grandchildren, Jessica Peters and husband Zach Peters, Rachel Hebert, Ellen Lively and husband Jarrod Lively, Casey Kral, Victoria Valdez and husband Ben Valdez, Robert Hebert, Peter Hebert, Madeline Bogard, Therese Hebert, Olivia Bogard, Henry Hebert, James Hebert, Joseph Hebert, and great- great grandchildren, Leayden Kral and Axyl Peters. He is also survived by his sister Rosalie Bohuslav and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Emily Krejci, wife, Elenora Pilat Krejci, brother, Alvin Krejci and wife Ethel, sister, Della Simper, brother – in-law, Bill Simper, brother- in-law, Herman Bohuslav, and son-in-law, Jim Kral.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton, TX, with Father Gabriel Maison officiating Viewing at 9:00 am, Rosary 9:30 am, Funeral Mass at 10:00 am with reception following in the Parish hall.

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  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Krejci, Father (deceased)
  • Emily Krejci, Mother (deceased)
  • Elenora Pilat Krejci, Wife (deceased)
  • Cindy Kral, Daughter
  • Jim Kral, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Alvin Krejci, Brother (deceased)
  • Ethel Krejci, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Della Simper, Sister (deceased)
  • Bill Simper, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Rosalee Bohuslav, Sister
  • Herman Bohuslav, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Kevin Kral (Charisse), Grandchild
  • Denae Hebert (Allen), Grandchild
  • Rebecca Bogard (Adam), Grandchild
  • Jessica Peters (Zach), Great Grandchild
  • Rachel Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Ellen Lively (Jarrod), Great Grandchild
  • Casey Kral, Great Grandchild
  • Victoria Valdez (Ben), Great Grandchild
  • Robert Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Peter Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Madeline Bogard, Great Grandchild
  • Therese Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Olivia Bogard, Great Grandchild
  • Henry Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • James Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Joseph Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Leayden Kral, Great Great-Grandchild
  • Axyl Peters, Great Great-Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Casey Kral
  • Robert Hebert
  • Peter Hebert
  • Henry Hebert
  • James Hebert
  • Joseph Hebert
  • Adam Bogard
  • Allen Hebert

Services

  • Visitation/Viewing

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Memories

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Adolph Velek

June 5, 2021

Cindy
So sorry to hear this. Besides being distantly related he was my coach In all my sports during my High School career. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. RIP Coach! God bless you and your family!🙏🙏

Gloria Kaspar Henson

June 3, 2021

Cindy & family
Your dad was a kind & gentle man. I only got to know him a little better in later years, but found him to be friendly & cheerful & always eager to visit.
May God give you strength & courage in this trial. Never forget God’s love & kindness. May you be blessed with only the good memories of your loved one.

Jesse Logan

June 1, 2021

Coach Krejci was my coach in1954-55, and attended many reunions during which I was able to test his memory about our senior year games. Coach's memory was always better than mine. I know he will be missed by all.

Karen Batey

June 1, 2021

Rest in peace, cousin. My heartfelt condolences to all the family.

Joe Welps

May 31, 2021

If there ever was a Hall of Fame for Superintendents. Mr Krejci would fall under this category. He was very fair and knowledgeable. He never play favorites. He will be missed by several people that he coached for, and people that worked under him.

Paul & Emily Bordovsky

May 31, 2021

Cindy & Family , Please accept our sympathy and blessing for your Dad, Our special double cousin. We remember him fondly and you can be very proud of his longevity and good memory through the years. I remember going to visit him with our parents when he was in college at UT. He was so happy to see us he vaulted over the yard fence that enclosed his apartment or dorm yard. He was quite active and did not wait to open the gate. May God Bless all of you and your extended family. Emily (Krejci) Bordovsky & Paul Bordovsky

Wayne T Franke

May 31, 2021

The first day I met Victor in Oct, 1997, we became instant friends. He was our new next neighbor on Kildeer in Buda. We met in his front yard and we very soon realized he was from Moulton, the same town my Mom and her 8 siblings grew up in on their small family farm. He remembered that my Mom was a twin and remembered the names of Mom's twin sister and most of her siblings.....especially my Uncle Joe Kozelsky, the oldest of the three boys, my Goddad. Victor remembered that their brother, my Uncle Henry Kozelsky.... the uncle I never met... was killed in action in WWII. He remembered when the Kozelsky's moved from Moulton/Moravia to their small family farm just outside of San Angelo.

Whenever any member of the family would come visit, we would invite Victor to join us...it was like they were all teenagers in Moulton again. There was hardly a weekend that I wouldn't go to his front door and simply knock.....I could hear "come on in" ..... and we'd exchange "howdies," talk politics or sports, watch the Astros etc etc!! He fed our cat, watched our home etc when we were gone. He was like an older brother, a Dad, a best Friend, Family to me/us.

Victor was only a couple years older than I am now when we met. I will miss talking w Victor.... as we talked most every week since he moved to Houston. I will ALWAYS be Blessed by Victor Krejci. He Blessed, and will always Bless, my Family and me!! We will always love "Mr Krejci." Wayne T Franke

Norma Goetz

May 30, 2021

Cynthia, your dad was a special friend, teacher and coach to my class of 1959 at Shiner High. My late husband, Bill, often recalled special memories of your dad also. You and your family have my heartfelt sympathy. Hugs!

Margie Kocian

May 30, 2021

Cindy and Family: my deepest sympathies and condolences. May God wrap His arms around you at this time of your sorrow. Prayers for you all and May he Rest In Peace!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY