OBITUARY

Annie Tupa Lesak

March 3, 1918April 26, 2021
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Annie Tupa Lesak, beloved wife, mom and grandma, was called to heaven on Monday, April 26, 2021 after 103 years on this earth. She was surrounded by her daughters after a lengthy illness in a Victoria hospital. She was born March 3, 1918 in Breslau, Texas to Eleonora "Laura" Rose Brosch Tupa and Jim George Tupa. Annie married the love of her life, Fred Albert Lesak, on October 18, 1937 in Ganado, Texas at the Assumption Catholic Church. She lived the majority of her life in both Ganado and Edna with her husband and family, where they worked together on their farm and owned the Dairy Freeze in Edna for several years. She was a homemaker, a faithful member of Assumption Catholic Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Altar Society at Holy Family Catholic Church. Family was the most important thing to Annie. She was a devoted wife, mother to her children and a proud grandma. More than anything, she enjoyed big family gatherings, making her noodle soup and kolaches, gardening, canning, fishing, Czech music, playing dominoes, bingo, and slots at the casinos. She will be missed everyday by her daughters, Kathy Price (Dale) of Port Lavaca, Laura Arnold (Norman) of Mont Belvieu, Barbara Drastata (Jerry) of Lolita, Pauline Nowlin (Delbert) of Victoria, and Lanelle Belicek of Port O’Connor; grandchildren, Rick, Chris, Jeanette, Konna, Bruce, David, Melany, Tammy, Darren, Teresa, Audra, Jeremy, Michael, Mitchell, Jennifer, Jason and Jacob; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great grandchild. With three great grandson Joshua Drastata, Ethan Drastata and Jack Nowlin serving in the U.S. Navy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Albert Lesak; son, John Fred Lesak (Violette Berger); parents; sisters, Rosie Morton, Helen Psencik, Dorothy Sohrt, Lillian Walch; brother, John Tupa; and grandchildren, Warren, Luke, Britney, and Allen. Visitation will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1 p.m., followed by a rosary recited at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Victoria, followed by mass at 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita. Pallbearers are Michael Price, Jeremy Nowlin, Chance Belicek, Darren Drastata, Chris Arnold, Jacob Belicek, Rick Arnold, Bruce Arnold, J.P. Sourdellia, Lonnie McKey, Mitchell Price, Andy Arnold and Alison Irish. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff at DeTar Hospital and the nursing homes for their loving care and support of our mom. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Kathy (Dale) Price, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Laura (Norman) Arnold, Daugher and Son-in-law
  • Barbara (Jerry) Drastata, Daugher and Son-in-law
  • Pauline (Delbert) Nowlin, Daugher and Son-in-law
  • Lanelle Belicek, Daughter
  • Rick, Grandchild
  • Chris, Grandchild
  • Jeanette, Grandchild
  • Konna, Grandchild
  • Bruce, Grandchild
  • David, Grandchild
  • Melany, Grandchild
  • Tammy, Grandchild
  • Darren, Grandchild
  • Teresa, Grandchild
  • Audra, Grandchild
  • Jeremy, Grandchild
  • Michael, Grandchild
  • Mitchell, Grandchild
  • Jennifer, Grandchild
  • Jason, Grandchild
  • Jacob, Grandchild
  • Fred Albert Lesak, Husband (deceased)
  • Warren, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Jim George Tupa, Father (deceased)
  • Eleonora "Laura" Rose Brosch Tupa, Mother (deceased)
  • John Fred Lesak, Son (deceased)
  • Luke, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Britney, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Allen, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Lillian Walch, Sister (deceased)
  • Rosie Morton, Sister (deceased)
  • Helen Psensik, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Sohrt, Sister (deceased)
  • John Tupa, Brother (deceased)
  • Annie also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great grandchild all of whom will cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Price
  • Rick Arnold
  • Jeremy Nowlin
  • Bruce Arnold
  • Chance Belicek
  • J.P. Sourdellia
  • Darren Drastata
  • Chris Arnold
  • Jacob Belicek
  • Alison Irish
  • Mitchell Price
  • Andy Arnold

Services

  • Visitation (MASKS REQUIRED)

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Rosary (MAKS REQUIRED)

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial (MASKS REQUIRED)

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, May 3, 2021

Memories

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C. Barbara Drastata

May 1, 2021

My mom Annie Lesak stood by my side from the time I was born.
I was born very small. My first bed was my Daddy's Shoe box.
I never grew much in size until I was in high school.
When I married my one and only love. My first child, Melany was born in ElPaso, Texas. Our second child Allen was born and died
premature, Mom was there to help keep my sanity. Allen is buried
at the Red Bluff Cemetery. My Brother John is buried there and so is my Dad, Fred Lesak. Mom will be buried there also.
I do have 3 other children, David, Tammy and Darren. I have two grandsons in the US Navy, Joshua and Ethan Drastata. Also 8 more grandchildren. I am a very lucky Grandma. (Barbara Lesak Drastata.)My Husband Jerome and I have been married 61 years. We will miss you Mom Annie Lesak so much. We allready do.

Michael Tupa

April 29, 2021

I will always remember the time that we went and visited Aunt Annie, she was such a joy to be around. As a child I can remember going to Aunt Hellen’s and many time than not Aunt Annie would be there visiting. Aunt Annie and Aunt Hellen’s chicken noodle soup was to die for. Aunt Annie will be missed dearly.

Barbara Cell Drastata

April 29, 2021

My mom Annie Lesak was a very special person. She was devoted to her family and church. The Assumption Catholic Church in Ganado. She loved her Catholic religion. She was always ready to help with whatever was needed. Her husband our father Fred Albert Lesak always gave his first bale of cotton to the church. Back then that bale of cotton meant a lot to our church. All the Catholic farmers would give their first bale. We had a great life. Our daddy and mom would take me(Barbara and Laura to dances in Hillje and Plainviue. Our mom was a great seamstress if we saw a dress in a storefront widow that we liked she would buy the material and without a pattern make it for us. Mom and dad always took us to church so we would have religion in our lives. Till this day I love my Catholic religion. I am so grateful that we were taught how to live good and honest lives. Also that without God in our lives we would be lost. Laura and I were taught by the Bible what was needed to one day enter the kingdom of God. Yes we will be there with Mom,Dad, and our brother John and I will be there to hold my baby boy Allen. Thank you mom and dad.

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Great-granddaughter Abby with Grandma Annie

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Katsy and mom

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Abby giving Grandma Annie a kiss on her 100th birthday

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Abby and her Great Grandma Annie

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4 Generations - Annie, Jennifer (holding Abby) and Katsy

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Katsy, Mitch and Grandma Annie

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Great-granddaughter Abby with Grandma Annie

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Katsy and mom

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Abby giving Grandma Annie a kiss on her 100th birthday

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Abby and her Great Grandma Annie

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4 Generations - Annie, Jennifer (holding Abby) and Katsy

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Katsy, Mitch and Grandma Annie

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Grandma with her great granddaughter Abby

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Mom and Katsy

Biography

Annie Tupa Lesak, beloved wife, mom and grandma, was called to heaven on Monday, April 26, 2021 after 103 years on this earth. She was surrounded by her daughters after a lengthy illness in a Victoria hospital.
She was born March 3, 1918 in Breslau, Texas to Eleonora "Laura" Rose Brosch Tupa and Jim George Tupa.
Annie married the love of her life, Fred Albert Lesak, on October 18, 1937 in Ganado, Texas at the Assumption Catholic Church. She lived the majority of her life in both Ganado and Edna with her husband and family, where they worked together on their farm and owned the Dairy Freeze in Edna for several years. She was a homemaker, a faithful member of Assumption Catholic Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Altar Society at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Family was the most important thing to Annie. She was a devoted wife, mother to her children and a proud grandma. More than anything, she enjoyed big family gatherings, making her noodle soup and kolaches, gardening, canning, fishing, Czech music, playing dominoes, bingo, and slots at the casinos.
She will be missed everyday by her daughters, Kathy Price (Dale) of Port Lavaca, Laura Arnold (Norman) of Mont Belvieu, Barbara Drastata (Jerry) of Lolita, Pauline Nowlin (Delbert) of Victoria, and Lanelle Belicek of Port O’Connor; grandchildren, Rick, Chris, Jeanette, Konna, Bruce, David, Melany, Tammy, Darren, Teresa, Audra, Jeremy, Michael, Mitchell, Jennifer, Jason and Jacob; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great grandchild. With three great grandson Joshua Drastata, Ethan Drastata and Jack Nowlin serving in the U.S. Navy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Albert Lesak; son, John Fred Lesak (Violette Berger); parents; sisters, Rosie Morton, Helen Psencik, Dorothy Sohrt, Lillian Walch; brother, John Tupa; and grandchildren, Warren, Luke, Britney, and Allen.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1 p.m., followed by a rosary recited at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Victoria, followed by mass at 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita. (MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED)
Pallbearers are Michael Price, Jeremy Nowlin, Chance Belicek, Darren Drastata, Chris Arnold, Jacob Belicek, Rick Arnold, Bruce Arnold, J.P. Sourdellia, Lonnie McKey, Mitchell Price, Andy Arnold and Alison Irish.
We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff at DeTar Hospital and the nursing homes for their loving care and support of our mom.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.