Louis A. Mynarcik, Sr.

April 20, 1926 - June 17, 2017

Louis A. Mynarcik, Sr. age 91, of West, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Waco. A Rosary will be recited 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday, June 22, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. Military Graveside Rites will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, conducted by the West Veterans Honor Guard.

Louis was born April 20, 1926 in West, the son of Otillie (Macicek) and Joseph J. Mynarcik Sr. He attended Ross and West schools. Louis served his country in the United States Army, receiving his medical discharge in 1956. He served in the CBI Theatre, traveled the Burma Road, made Sgt. 1st Class and received three bronze stars. On November 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Hlavenka in West. Eleanor preceded him in death on September 16, 2012. He worked for the Wm. Cameron Company for several years after returning from the military. Louis was a lifelong and faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption. He was also PTA President of St. Mary's School and Cub Master, a member of the K.J.T. Society #31, Knights of Columbus #2305, American Legion Post #478, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #4819, DAV Chapter #215 and Commander Club. Louis enjoyed farming, tending to his cattle, listening to Czech music and singing Czech songs. He also loved hunting and fishing with his relatives and friends.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edmund Mynarcik, William "Bill" Mynarcik, Dan Mynarcik and Joseph Mynarcik; sisters, Agnes Zatopek and Victoria Cvikel; and brother-in-law, Bill Hlavenka.

Survivors include his children, Ellouise Anderson of West, and Louis Mynarcik Jr. and wife Tonja "Sissy" of Lorena; grandchildren, Nathan John Mynarcik and wife Jodi, and Raychel Maria Mynarcik; great-grandsons, Kade Joseph and Landon Louis; a sister, Lillie Jane Popp and husband Kenneth; a brother-in-law, Adolph Zatopek; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Mynarcik and Gladys Hlavenka; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church of the Assumption or to the charity of your choice.

A memorial guest book can be found at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com.

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