Willie F. Stefek

Funeral services for Willie F. “Bill” Stefek, 84, of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen. Burial will follow at Corn Hill Cemetery in Jarrell. 

Mr. Stefek died June 29, 2014, in Temple. He was born April 16, 1930, in Granger to Joe and Mary (Knapek) Stefek. 

Mr. Stefek was a farmer, veteran and civil service worker. He retired as director of the U.S. Army Outdoor Recreation.

He was a former president and founder of KJT 128 of Killeen and was an instrumental part of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 1950.

Mr. Stefek was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret “Margie” Stefek; brothers, Joe, Emil, Victor and Jim Stefek; and sister, Lillian Schwertner.

Survivors include sons, Billy Stefek and his wife, Julie, and Robert Stefek and his wife, Luci; daughters, Marilyn Stefek and Carol Daude and her husband, Michael; brothers, John, Raymond and George Stefek; and sister, Mary Ann Strimiska. He was known as Pa to his grandchildren, Bradley, Ronny, Randy, Benjamin, Joshua, Willie, Laci, Marshall, Mary Jo, Whitney, Ashley and Heather; and great-grandchildren Joseph, Gracie, Lauren, Anthony “Tony” and Anna Grace.

Visitation was Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

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