Adele Strand

Adele Janak Strand

Saturday, March 8th, 1930 - Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Adele Sonka Janak Strand, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Fort Worth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 15 at 11 am at St. Jerome Catholic Church with burial to follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be at OakCrest Funeral Home from 6 to 8pm Monday, October 14, with the Rosary to be recited at 7pm.

Adele was born March 8, 1930 in Ennis, Texas. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary Skrivanek Sonka. On October 18, 1949 she married Clarence J. Janak.

On September 26, 1999, Adele married Harold G. Strand.

Adele was a homemaker and active in many organizations including the St. Jerome Women's Society, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxilary, SPJST Lodge #430, McLennan and Hill County Chapter Czech Heritage Society, Ladies of Charity, various dance clubs, and the 12th Man Foundation.

She loved baking her award winning kolaches, polka and ballroom dancing and Aggie football games.

Adele was preceded in death by husband, Clarence J. Janak on June 26, 1992 and her daughter-in-law, Rhonda Janak on August 13, 2016.

She is survived by her children, Larry Janak of Katy and David Janak and wife, Gina of Allen; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband, Gary Reininga of Hudson Oaks, Bryan Janak and wife, Gilda of Sachse, Craig Janak of Katy, and Karen and husband, Dirk Calderon of Bellaire; great grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jasmine Janak and Lucian and Tristan Calderon; and her sister, Helen Skrasek of Fort Worth.

Also surviving is Adele’s extended family: Gerald and Donna Feuge of Hurst, Ryan Feuge and wife, Kate of Keller and their children, Brooke and Cooper; Gordon Strand and wife, Meda and daughter, Alexandra Strand of North Richland Hills; Kristin Feuge and husband, Bradley Bonenberger and children, Lucas, Asher, and Jacob of Colleyville; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church, SPJST Scholarship Fund, Texas Aggie Band Association, or to your favorite charity.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    A Rosary service will begin at 7 pm.
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    9820 Chapel Rd.
    WACO, TX 76712
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  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Steve, Susan and Myrtie

Posted at 12:17pm
We feel so very blessed to have known Adele. We will always cherish the wonderful times we shared together. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
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Dana Shoemaker

Posted at 11:56pm
Adele was such a kind, caring person. It was so nice of her to call and check on us often to make sure we were doing ok after our mother passed away earlier this year. We really did appreciate that. We will miss talking to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. - Dana Sonka Shoemaker and Nancy Sonka

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