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Memorial for Benedict Marion Kocurek

Born in Deanville on May 20, 1920
Departed on May 14, 2010 and resided in Caldwell, TX.
Visitation: Sunday, May 16, 2010
7:00 pm
Service: Monday, May 17, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
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Funeral Mass for Benedict Marion Kocurek, 89, is set for 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2010, at St. Mary’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Caldwell. Father Dimitrij Colankin will officiate, with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell. A rosary will be led by Rev. Msgr. Boli Zientek at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 16, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Kocurek died in his home Friday, May 14, 2010.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Josh Kocurek, Chris Kocurek, Jonathan Kocurek, Tyler Kocurek, Jason McCorquodale, and Philip Yarborough. Honorary Pallbearer will be his Godson Buddy Kocurek.

Ben was born May 20, 1920 to George R. Kocurek and Mary J. (Polansky) Kocurek in Deanville, Texas. He married Matilda Julia (Gaas) Kocurek on October 15, 1946, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Frenstat, Texas.

Ben was an 87 year member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell, as well as the Rosary Society, K.J.T., the choir, Knights of Columbus Council # 6366, Past Grand Knight from 1974-1977, a life member of The American Legion, Post # 451, Caldwell Lions Club, and he was the Caldwell Postmaster from 1959-1981. He retired July 10, 1981, after 31 years of service with the postal department. Ben served his country in the U.S. Navy from December 1941 through May 1946. He enjoyed fishing, as well as stamp and coin collecting.

Ben is survived by his wife Matilda Julia Kocurek, sons and daughters-in-law; Michael & Pam Kocurek, Robert & Jackie Kocurek, Stephen & Kathy Kocurek, Mark & Sue Dziobala, Andrew M. Dziobala, daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Jane & Mervin Albert, Diana & Ken Atchison, Casie & Randy McCorquodale, grandchildren; Ashley and Michael Hutchison, Christopher & Melissa Kocurek, Jonathan & Robyn Kocurek, Stephanie Kocurek, Josh & JaLynn Kocurek, Tyler Kocurek, Philip Yarborough, Jason McCorquodale, Hannah Dziobala, great grandchildren; Travis & Gavin Hutchison, Bradley & Cameron Kocurek, Sean & Isabelle Kocurek, and Kayleigh Kocurek, brother and sister-in-law; Thomas & Alice Kocurek,

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Kocurek, twin brother Edward Kocurek, and sister Georgia Russell.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 500 W. OSR, Caldwell, Texas 77836.


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