Alfred Jarzombek, a lifelong resident of Poth, Texas, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 6:50 a.m. in the Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Floresville at the age of 85 years, 4 months, and 4 days. Alfred was born March 19, 1929, in Poth, the son of Jacob and Annie Sekula Jarzombek.
After his schooling in Poth, Alfred worked for many faithful years as a meat packer with Decker. Alfred married Proxie Wiatrek on April 12, 1955, in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa. Alfred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Ruth Kutac, Pearl Kroll, Sylvia Skloss, and Magdalen Suchy.
Alfred is survived by his beloved wife of more than 59 years, Proxie Wiatrek Jarzombek of Poth; his children, Pamela Jarzombek of Floresville, Michael Jarzombek and wife Chantal of Fair Oaks Ranch, and Mark Jarzombek and wife Lisa of Floresville; his grandchildren, Spencer Jarzombek and Erica Jarzombek, both of Fair Oaks Ranch; his sister, Eleanor Young of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 25, at 5 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Poth.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth, officiated by the Rev. Grzegorz Szewczyk.
Interment followed in the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery in Poth.
Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Kutac, Leroy Kutac, Harvey Suchy, Bill Young, Bruno Keller, and Joe Skloss.