Victor F. Yanta

September 25, 1941December 20, 2020

Victor F. (Vic) Yanta, 79, passed away on December 20, 2020. He was born on September 25, 1941, in Runge, Texas to the late Victor A. Yanta and Edith M. Zezula Yanta. He served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin and Cuban Crisis. He was employed by H.B. Zachry Co. for 43 years, ascending to Project Manager before his retirement in 2010. He was a board member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Mid-Coast Chapter ('04-'08), serving as chairman in 2006. He was also a board member of the ABC Merit Shop Training Program ('98-'08), serving as Sec/Treas. He further served as a member of the Victoria College Industrial Training Coalition. Vic is survived by Granddaughter Megan Brandl-Blake (Robert), Great grandchildren Alexandria (Dani) and Jesse Brandl-Blake, Brothers Lawrence (Barbara) of Victoria, David (Alice) of Richmond, Robert (Donna) of Victoria, Sisters Phyllis (Larry) Leesman of Canyon Lake, Carmen (Steve) Hanshaw of Brenham, Cynthia (Tim) Legamaro of Flour Bluff, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Bernice Chlastak Yanta, Daughter, Patricia Brandl, and brother, Donald Yanta, all of Victoria.

Public visitation from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Dec. 28th; Family visitation and rosary to follow. Closed services will be held on Dec. 29th at 2pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment with military honors to follow at Memory Gardens. Livestream available through Colonial Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Hanshaw, Tim Legamaro, Alex Legamaro, Mark Yanta, Michael Hardin, Roger Leesman, Glen Voelkel and John Hagel. Honorary pallbearers include his brothers and all H.B. Zachry employees.

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  • Bernice Chlastak Yanta, Wife (deceased)
  • Victor Anthony Yanta, Father (deceased)
  • Edith Zezula Yanta, Mother (deceased)
  • Patricia Ann Yanta, Daughter (deceased)
  • Megan and Robert Brandl-Blake, Granddaughter and Spouse
  • Carmen Hanshaw, Sister
  • Phyllis Leesman, Sister
  • Cyndy Legamaro, Sister
  • Lawrence Yanta, Brother
  • David Yanta, Brother
  • Robert Yanta, Brother
  • Donald Yanta, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Yanta also leaves behind two great-grandchildren that will cherish his memory.

  • Steve Hanshaw, Active
  • Tim Legamaro, Active
  • Alex Legamaro, Active
  • Mark Yanta, Active
  • Michael Hardin, Active
  • Roger Leesman, Active
  • Glen Voelkel, Active
  • John Hagel, Active
  • All His Brothers , Honourary
  • All H.B. Zachry Employees, Honourary

  • Polish Heritage Center


  • Visitation

    Monday, December 28, 2020


Victor F. Yanta

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Denise Janecek Kraatz

December 29, 2020

My sympathy goes out to Carmen and the Yanta family in this difficult time. May all the good times you had growing up keep the memories of your brother alive in your heart. God bless all.

Donna Teague

December 28, 2020

My dear Uncle Sonny was always so kind to me from the time I was young girl, and through the last time I saw him & Aunt Bernice - Rest in Peace Uncle Sonny - Reunited with Tricia & Aunt Bernice - Always Remembered - Never forgotten .