Joe Wesley Svehlak, 80, passed away in Ennis on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Joe was born in Ellis County on August 16, 1932 to Joe Jerry and Rosie (Vrana) Svehlak. He grew up in Ellis County and attended school at St. John Catholic School. On October 17, 1959 he married Theresa Sulak and they made their home in Ennis, Texas. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boyd during the Korean War.
He worked for Ennis Business Forms for forty-seven years as a pressman. He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJT and VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved to cook.
He is survived by sons: Joey Svehlak and his wife Rhonda of Ennis and Jeff Svehlak of Ennis; daughters: Lorrie and her husband, Joe Nichols of Ennis and Allison Svehlak of Ennis; thirteen grandchildren: five great-grandchildren and two sisters: Henrietta Steele of Ennis and Geraldine and Joe Melvin of Mesquite.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Theresa Svehlak on December 11, 2005.
Visitation will be on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Entombment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
Source: J.E. Keever Mortuary-Ennis, TX