Frank J. Thac

April 18, 1927August 2, 2013

Frank Joseph Thac, 86, was born on April 18th, 1927, He was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 2, 2013. He grew up in Weimar, Texas with his parents and half sister. Frank was proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. During this time he met Laura Behrens of LaGrange at a dance in Houston. He swept her off her feet and they married on June 6, 1953.

Frank and Laura raised their three sons in Houston. He worked as a collection agent for various department stores in his younger years while raising a family. He retired from Pasadena ISD in 1992. Frank was a cheerful man who loved spending time with his family and friends and never met a stranger. He loved to play with the grandkids, tell stories, and dance a good polka.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Thac and Emelie Knebel Thac and half sister Justine. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura Thac (Behrens) and his sons, Gary Thac and wife, Robin; Donald Thac and wife, Elizabeth; and Darrell Thac and wife, Amy. His grandchildren include; LaTricia Eckenrode, Rebecca and Kylene Thac, Ryan and Bethany Thac. His great-grandchildren include; Leah and Kristin Eckenrode, Brooke and Melody Nabi. He also is survived by those he included as his family; Lynette Garrett-Pruitt and Zachary Johnson.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2013 with Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Funeral Services will be followed by a reception at the Church prior to interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598.

Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Frank Thac’s name to Evangelical Lutheran of the Redeemer, 5700 Lawndale St. Houston, Tx 77023.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Frank J. Thac

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Cookie Hawthorn

August 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss!

August 10, 2013

Gary sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories, imitate the good to honor your father. Paul Smith Class of 72

August 9, 2013

May the GOD of all comfort provide the bereaved family of Mr. Frank Thac, with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Also you can look forward to an end to all causes of death and the heartaches it brings.

Shirley (Bennett) Weade

August 8, 2013

I knew Frank for 41 years and in my younger years of knowing him he played football with us in the street, basketball in the driveway & shooting pool. He enjoyed spending time with his family and we shared many holidays at our home along with my parents & at his home. He taught his sons about family & a work ethic. He never met a stranger. He loved his wife & sons, and daughter's-in-laws & grandchildren as they came along. I know this & many more memories of him that I won't forget, because you see, he was part of my family, as he was my father-in-law for many years & is the grandfather of my daughters. Frank……you will be truly missed.

Laura, Gary, Don & Darrell;
I pray that you have comfort & strength during this difficult time.

Danny Gonzalez

August 8, 2013


My sincerest condolences to you and family on the passing of your Dad.

What an example to follow.

Peace and rest at last in his Heavenly Father's arms.

Chaplain Dan
The Church of Pasadena

Pat and Scott

August 7, 2013

Gary,so sorry to hear about your dad's passing away. Today, is the first day I have been able to get my e-mail-August7,2013

August 7, 2013

Thank You Dad,

Thank You for nearly 60 years.

Thanks for the toys, the vacations our Family went on, and the education you paid for.

Thank You for the discipline and teaching us the importance of right...and of wrong.

Thank You for your hard work.

Thanks for sharing time with us...attending Church, enjoying meals, going to sports games.

Thank You for passing your big shoes to me.

Shoes that I will never outgrow.

Thank You for your love.

Thank You Dad,

Your Son...

Jim Munger

August 6, 2013

Sorry for your loss Gary.

Susan Heil

August 6, 2013

Gary, Robin I will keep you both in my prayers. Just remember your faith and your church family will get you thru this trying time in your lives

Terri Hill

August 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to all the family. God Bless you with comfort and peace.