Frank Felix Krisch
Frank Felix Krisch, a longtime resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at University Hospital in San Antonio, from complications following a tractor accident, at the age of 88 years, 8 months, and 14 days. Frank was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Hobson, the son of Felix F. and Sophie Opiela Krisch.
He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After a life in the service, Frank went to work for Ashland in Kenedy. He was a farmer and rancher. Frank was also a director of the Escondido watershed. On June 11, 1946, Frank married Valerie Tam Krisch. Frank and Valerie were married for more than 58 years and raised four sons. Valerie preceded Frank in death on May 2, 2005.
Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife; his parents; his brother and sister; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
He is survived by his four sons, Garry Krisch and wife Cindy, Richard Krisch and wife Sharon, Donald Krisch, and David Krisch; his grandchildren, Valerie Griffin and husband Patrick, Stefan Krisch and wife Roxanne, Jennifer Krisch, Miranda Arnold and husband Brendan, April Davidson and husband Jason, Kimberly Miller and husband Billy, Kelly Field and husband Cody, Sarah Hamilton and husband Brad, Sydney Van Meter and husband Chris, and Ben Krisch; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen Kueller and husband Willard; his sister-in-law, Lorraine Maley; his faithful companions, Ken and Kelsey; and numerous special family members and a host of friends.
A rosary was recited Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy with the Rev. Norbert Herman officiating.
Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy.
Serving as pallbearers were Austin Griffin, Terry Tam, Paul Maley, Mark Maley, Pat Tam, Stefan Krisch, and Ben Krisch.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.