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Vaclav "Jim" Joseph Jasek

March 14, 1934 — November 18, 2023

Moulton

 

Vaclav “Jim” Joseph Jasek, a resident in the Novohrad community located east of Moulton, Texas, died on November 18, 2023, at age of 89. 

Jim graduated from Moulton High School, in the class of 1951.  He was an army veteran.  In 1964, Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.  Was employed by Texaco/Star Enterprise for 30 years.  He resided with his family in Baton Rouge, LA, for 50 plus years.  He was very active in many community and church organizations.  He was a Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Jim and his wife Virginia Shelly moved back to Texas in 2019 to his maternal Great Grandparents Frantisek/Johana Migl, homestead property.  Jim was most proud of being one of the descendants that restored and donated the house from the property built in 1890 to the “Texas Czech Heritage Culture Center” (TCHCC) where it is known as the “Migl House”.

Jim is survived by his wife of 36 years; daughter; Kimberly Ann Beavers and husband Andres; Stepson Brian M. Kinney and wife Christina and their children, Clara Anne and Lillian Marie; Grandson Marvin Guest IV and wife Yolie and their children, Manny Guest IV, Elias and Jamie; Grandson Joseph Hunter Guest and wife Erin and their children, Wyatt, Emmett and Colleen Guest; Sister-in-law Marlies Jasek.

Jim is proceeded in death by his son Brian Timothy; his parents Vaclav J. and Anna (Migl) Jasek; sisters Bernadette Motal and Mary Sutton; brothers, Leon, Patrick and Benedict.  Sister-in-laws Pamela Jasek and Bobbie Jasek.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Moulton on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, with recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 PM.  Funeral Mass will be conducted on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Father Gabriel Maison at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha, Texas.

Burial will be at a later date in the Praha cemetery where his son Brian, brother Ben, parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and all eight great grandparents are buried.

Pallbearers: Marvin Guest, Hunter Guest, Clara Kinney, Paul Motal, Trish Murphy and Roberta Nieto.  Honorary Pallbearers: Thomas Motal, Mark Jasek, Art Migl, Kyle Jasek, Troy Jasek, Julie Martins and Jason Yeomans.

Consider making a memorial donation to the “Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center” (Migl House), PO Box 6, La Grange, TX 78945.

LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneraltx.com

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Visitation

Sunday, November 26, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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Visitation

Monday, November 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Praha

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