Edwin Alvin Klimek (Shamrock)
August 28, 1930 – December 23, 2016
Edwin Klimek, 86, of Bryan, joined Jesus in Heaven for Christmas on Friday, December 23, 2016, in Bryan. His family will receive guests during a visitation on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home with a rosary to be recited at
7 pm by Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fayetteville City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Centers.
Edwin was born to Frank and Abina Marek Klimek on August 28, 1930, in Fayetteville, Texas. He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Korean War as a part of the anti-aircraft artillery division. In 1955, he married Ruth Fritsch and they were married for 59 years before her passing in 2014. Ruth and Shamrock owned Ma & Pa’s catering and fed thousands of people over a 20-year period. He was a member of the KJT for more than 50 years, a member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159, and a member of the VFW. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Preceding Edwin in death are his parents; his wife Ruth Klimek; his son Kenneth Klimek; one brother and two sisters.
His survivors include his daughter Rebekah Charanza and husband Kevin; his grandchildren Aaron Charanza and Hannah Charanza; his twin sister Evelyn Lincke; his in-laws Gary and Betty Fritsch and extended family; Nephew and neighbor, Gene Klimek who helped his Uncle Shamrock with tasks he could no longer do.
Memorial donations may be given in Memory of Edwin Klimek to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 East 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
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