W. A “Bill” Dlabaj, age 100 of Ennis, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1912 in Crisp, Texas, to Theodore and Josephine (Knize) Dlabaj. Willie married Anna Cecelia Horak on November 18, 1936 in Ennis, Texas. He owned and operated W.A. Dlabaj Motor Company for years and is a long-standing member of St. John Catholic Church and KJT.
He is survived by his three children: Pauline Lanicek and her husband Wesley of Ennis, Betty Valek and her husband Michael of Dallas, and David Dlabaj of Ennis; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; six great, great grandchildren; sister, Janie Nemec of Canyon, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Dora; and pet, Chico.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Anna Dlabaj; brother, John; and sisters, Annie, Josephine, and Agnes.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Father John Dick as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211
Source: Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home-Ennis, TX