Patrick James Janda, 68, of La Grange, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
Patrick was born in La Grange on Oct. 22, 1951, the son of Alois Richard and Edith Bernadette (Janacek) Janda. Patrick graduated in 1969 from Bishop Forest High School in Schulenburg. He later served in the United States Air Force Reserves. Patrick married Patsy Hrachovy on July 10, 1976, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Weimar. The couple was blessed with two sons: James and Kevin.
Patrick worked for Invader Boats and was an electrician at Janda Electric and Kappler Electric. He later worked for Mico Machine Company for 22 years conducting maintenance and inventory. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree; KJT Society #3 (former president of the Hostyn Society); a director of the Colorado Valley Independent Cattlemen’s Association; and a member of the Schulenburg Young Farmers. Patrick was a faithful member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, where he was an acolyte and a Eucharistic minister.
Patrick loved farming and tractor pulling. He had a heart of gold and he loved to volunteer his time to help his community. Patrick was a family man, and spending quality time with his sons and grandchildren brought him so much joy and happiness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Patsy (Hrachovy) Janda; two sons, James Janda and wife Sara of La Grange, and Kevin Janda and wife Sarah of Katy; two brothers, Joe Janda and wife Mildred of El Campo, and Al Janda and wife Barbara of Missouri City; four grandchildren, Zoe, Charlotte, Caden and JC; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bernadette Janda and Margaret Janda; and brother, Edward Janda.
Visitation was held on Monday, July 20, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange. The second visitation was held on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral services were held at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hostyn, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Burial followed at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 936 FM 2436 La Grange, TX 78945; and to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com.