Donald William Nemec

February 18, 1928October 28, 2018

Donald William Nemec, 90 of Mesquite, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was born on February 18, 1928 in Berwyn, Illinois to William J. and Angeline Zaleski Nemec. Donald was married to Geraldine Joan Nemec for 61 years until her death in 2016. Donald served with the United States Army in the Korean War (1950-1952). Donald graduated from Cicero High School in Illinois and worked for Western Electric for forty years. Donald travelled extensively in the United States and abroad, always admiring cultural differences. Donald is survived by his children, James “Jim” Nemec, Marianne Garrett and husband Michael, Donna Balli and husband Daniel, and Matthew Nemec; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be accepting guests at Sparkman Funeral Home (Richardson, Texas) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Rowlett, Texas).


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Donald William Nemec

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Nancy Staten

October 30, 2018

I worked for Mr. Nemec in 1970 at the Western Electric plant here in Oklahoma City. My first real job, as a Keypunch Operator when the Computer Room was actually the computer filled a whole room. He was strict, tough & had the driest sense of humor. You knew exactly where you stood with him. He made me into the worker that I was & am today. I was not late, I was prepared to work at starting time because that’s what he told us to do. Also, I didn’t want to put myself in the position of being on the receiving end of his anger. He set the example, he didn’t ask us to do anything that he was not doing himself. And I will forever remember the time our new data entry machines had a monitor. So I left my friend Ruth, on the next shift, Roses are red, Green is the grass, Get your work done, Or they’ll fire your ass!! Except it was the very religious lady sat at that machine. Which prompted Mr. Nemec to give us his infamous You girls have to watch your God Damned language speech. I’m so sorry for your loss & I know you will miss him For Forever.
Nancy Binkley Staten