OBITUARY

Dorothy Volek Kocian

February 6, 1922April 28, 2019
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Dorothy Volek Kocian, 97, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born in Needville, Texas to the late Joe Volek and Ludmilla Vincik Volek.

Her faith, determination and acts of kindness inspired all who knew her. She attended Industrial High in Vanderbilt and was the first girl to graduate from there. After graduation, she worked in Victoria as a telephone operator for SW Bell. In 1946 she married the love of her life, Edward Kocian. They lived in Bloomington where they raised four daughters.

Dorothy was very active in the community, helping students with school proms, fundraisers, bake sales and whatever else needed to be done. On most Sunday afternoons you could find her and Edward visiting friends and relatives in the nursing homes in Victoria. The residents looked forward to their visits and baked cookies that she would bring to brighten their day.

Dorothy was always active in her church. She helped to organize the Altar Society and first choir in 1949 at the Catholic Church in Bloomington. She was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD for 20 years. Her trust in the Lord and her prayer life was endless, praying every day for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. She was the one who always put others first and one always left better for having been with her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward; parents; sisters, Lillie Mae Oliver and Agnes Devine.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters and their families: Linda and husband Kenny Krauskopf, their children, Craig Krauskopf and wife, Angela, their son, Landen; Lisa Tatum and husband Lorenzo, their daughter, Lexi, and Blake Krauskopf and his son, Kase; Joyce Covington and husband Felix, their daughters, Stacy Covington, Paula Covington and husband Tim Mayville, her daughters, Kelsey and Kirsten; Mary Jane Spoonemore and husband Terry, their daughters, Michelle Spoonemore and friend, Roger Church, and Nicole Spoonemore; Monica Watkins and husband Steve, their children, Jessica Watkins, Gregory Watkins and his son, Jaxson; sister, Elenor Jelinek and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, Texas followed by a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, Texas. Interment will be follow at St. Theresa's Catholic Cemetery, La Salle, Texas. Pallbearers include grandsons, Craig Krauskopf, Blake Krauskopf, Gregory Watkins; nephews, Frank Jelinek, Raymond Brandl and Joe Kocian. Memorials may be made to St Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, Texas.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Joe Volek, Father
  • Ludmilla Vincik Volek, Mother
  • Edward Kocian, Husband
  • Linda and husband Kenny Krauskopf, Daughter
  • Joyce and husband Felix Covington, Daughter
  • Mary Jane and husband Terry Spoonemore, Daughter
  • Monica and husband Steve Watkins, Daughter
  • Craig (Angela) Krauskopf, Grandchild
  • Lisa (Lorenzo) Tatum, Grandchild
  • Blake Krauskopf, Grandchild
  • Stacy Covington, Grandchild
  • Paula Covington and Tim Mayville, Grandchild
  • Michelle Spoonemore and friend Roger Church, Grandchild
  • Nicole Spoonemore, Grandchild
  • Jessica Watkins, Grandchild
  • Gregory Watkins, Grandchild
  • Landen Krauskopf, Great Grandchild
  • Lexi Tatum, Great Grandchild
  • Kase Krauskopf, Great Grandchild
  • Kelsey Covington, Great Grandchild
  • Kirsten Covington, Great Grandchild
  • Jaxson Watkins, Great Grandchild
  • Lillie Mae Oliver, Sister
  • Agnes Devine, Sister
  • Elenor Jelinek, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Krauskopf
  • Blake Krauskopf
  • Gregory Watkins
  • Frank Jelinek
  • Raymond Brandl
  • Joe Kocian
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, May 2, 2019

Memories

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Donovan White

May 1, 2019

My deepest condolences to Dorothy's family on their loss. I lost an old dear friend also. I will keep her in my prayers.
Donovan White
Refugio, Texas

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Biography

Dorothy Volek Kocian, 97, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born in Needville, Texas to the late Joe Volek and Ludmilla Vincik Volek.

Her faith, determination and acts of kindness inspired all who knew her. She attended Industrial High in Vanderbilt and was the first girl to graduate from there. After graduation, she worked in Victoria as a telephone operator for SW Bell. In 1946 she married the love of her life, Edward Kocian. They lived in Bloomington where they raised four daughters.

Dorothy was very active in the community, helping students with school proms, fundraisers, bake sales and whatever else needed to be done. On most Sunday afternoons you could find her and Edward visiting friends and relatives in the nursing homes in Victoria. The residents looked forward to their visits and baked cookies that she would bring to brighten their day.

Dorothy was always active in her church. She helped to organize the Altar Society and first choir in 1949 at the Catholic Church in Bloomington. She was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD for 20 years. Her trust in the Lord and her prayer life was endless, praying every day for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. She was the one who always put others first and one always left better for having been with her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward; parents; sisters, Lillie Mae Oliver and Agnes Devine.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters and their families: Linda and husband Kenny Krauskopf, their children, Craig Krauskopf and wife, Angela, their son, Landen; Lisa Tatum and husband Lorenzo, their daughter, Lexi, and Blake Krauskopf and his son, Kase; Joyce Covington and husband Felix, their daughters, Stacy Covington, Paula Covington and husband Tim Mayville, her daughters, Kelsey and Kirsten; Mary Jane Spoonemore and husband Terry, their daughters, Michelle Spoonemore and friend, Roger Church, and Nicole Spoonemore; Monica Watkins and husband Steve, their children, Jessica Watkins, Gregory Watkins and his son, Jaxson; sister, Elenor Jelinek and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, Texas followed by a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, Texas. Interment will be follow at St. Theresa's Catholic Cemetery, La Salle, Texas. Pallbearers include grandsons, Craig Krauskopf, Blake Krauskopf, Gregory Watkins; nephews, Frank Jelinek, Raymond Brandl and Joe Kocian. Memorials may be made to St Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, Texas.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com