Laddie Joe Patek Jr.

August 9, 1927May 9, 2018
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Laddie (L J) Patek, 90, of Victoria Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was born in Sweet Home, TX, August 9, 1927, to the late Laddie Patek, Sr. and Augustina Drabek Patek.

Laddie served in the U.S. Army and after receiving an honorable discharge he worked in the oil field. In 1949 he moved to Victoria and began working for Lee & Holsum Bakery. Then in 1961 he began his career with Mrs. Baird’s Bakery as a production engineer, moved up to foreman then transferred to the maintenance department. When Mrs. Baird’s purchased Ole' Food Company, Laddie took on the responsibility of plant manager until he retired in 1992.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, KC Council 9088 & KJT. He loved working in his garden, was a jack of all trades, loved dominoes and dancing.

Laddie is survived by the love of his life, Mildred Bohuslav Patek of 68 years; 5 wonderful children and their spouses, Sharon (Don) Andres of Victoria, Cyndy (Larry) Hensley of New Braunfels, Lynette (Larry) Rasco of New Braunfels, Donna (Mark) Jensen of Deer Park and Gary (Gay) Patek of Victoria; twelve grandchildren, Ross Andres, Robin Sanchez, Jana Proff, Jill Chavez, Eric Knippa, Matthew Rasco, Brian Rasco, Kristin Eliason, Laura Jensen, Amy Kaddatz, Jacob Patek, and Rachel Blinka; 25 Great Grandchildren; sisters, Gussie Walla of Smithville and Ann(Bill)Wagner of Victoria; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward & Johnny Patek; sisters, Agnes Schlenker and Mary Smith.

The family will receive friends at Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, with Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 14 at 10:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons Eric Knippa, Ross Andres, Jacob Patek, Matthew Rasco, & great grandsons Drew Sanchez and Kyle Knippa.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mr. Patek to Holy Family Catholic Church, 704 Mallette Dr., Victoria, Texas 77904.

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  • Mildred Bohuslav Patek, Wife
  • Sharon (Don) Andres, Daughter
  • Cyndy (Larry) Hensley, Daughter
  • Lynette (Larry) Rasco, Daughter
  • Donna (Mark) Jensen, Daughter
  • Gary (Gay) Patek, Son
  • Laddie Joe Patek Sr., Father
  • Augustina Drabek Patek, Mother
  • Edward Patek, Brother
  • Johnny Patek, Brother
  • Agnes Schlenker, Sister
  • Mary Smith, Sister
  • Gussie Walla, Sister
  • Ann (Bill) Wagner, Sister
  • Ross Andres, Grandchild
  • Robin Sanchez, Grandchild
  • Jana Prof, Grandchild
  • Jill Chavez, Grandchild
  • Eric Knippa, Grandchild
  • Matthew Rasco, Grandchild
  • Brian Rasco, Grandchild
  • Kristin Eliason, Grandchild
  • Laura Jensen, Grandchild
  • Amy Kaddatz, Grandchild
  • Jacob Patek, Grandchild
  • Rachel Blinka, Grandchild
  • Laddie also leaves 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • Eric Knippa
  • Ross Andres
  • Jacob Patek
  • Matthew Rasco
  • Drew Sanchez
  • Kyle Knippa


  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 14, 2018

Laddie Joe Patek Jr.

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Donna Jensen

May 16, 2018

My Gentle Giant. He had strength which he showed over the last few years. He could be stern when needed and I knew when he disapproved, but he always brought me back under his wing.
In his own way I believe he made each of us, Sharon,Cyndy,Lynette,myself and Gary feel special in our own individual way. He gave me my wings! He called me “Butterfly “. I was honored and blessed to witness Jesus give him his angel wings. He’s soaring high still keeping watch over his family.
Will always miss and love you DAD.

jeannine Atzenhoffer

May 14, 2018

Donna & family--Though it has been many years, I just wanted to express my sympathy on your dad's passing. You were all very blessed to have him for 90 years! Please know that each of you, & your dad, is in my thoughts & prayers. May your happy memories together help you through this difficult time. Jeannine Atzenhoffer

Barbara Rose

May 12, 2018

When I think of Uncle Laddie, I see his big smile and wonderful laugh when he joked around with dad and Uncle Herman. I admired how he and Aunt Mildred always seemed to have fun with each other.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Love, Barbara

Donna Westerman

May 12, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting your father and visiting with him.
He always had a smile.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Donna Westerman NA '73

Rachel Blinka

May 11, 2018

Rachel Blinka

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Rachel Blinka

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Rachel Blinka

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