Anton C. Sladecek
Died: Jan 17, 2018
Anton C. Sladecek

Services for Anton C. Sladecek (Tony), 87, of Holland, TX will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday January 20 at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger TX with Father Hilario Guajardo presiding.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Granger.


He died Wednesday, January 17 at William Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, TX.


He attended school in Sparks, TX.  In order to help the family out financially he did not graduate high school but went to work at K. T. Highway Garage in Holland as an automotive mechanic.  He also delivered the Temple Telegram to earn extra money.


He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1951 at the rank of Corporal until he was honorably discharged in 1953.


Tony married Dolores Schindler in Koerth, TX. on October 27, 1956.  They made their home in Holland where they shared 61 years of married life together.


He is a member of SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, American Legion Post 526, Holland Volunteer Fire Department, SPJST Lodge 80, RVOS Lodge 83, Temple VFW, Knights of Columbus Assembly 1138 and Council 3444.  He served as Adjutant and Post Commander for American Legion Post 526, Lodge President for RVOS Lodge 83, Faithful Navigator for K of C Assembly 1138 and worked bingo at SPSIT Lodge 80.


After 30 years’ service he retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber.  He had to keep busy so he went to work for the Rogers Grain Elevator for 10 years and Granger Grain elevator for 2 years.  He decided it was time to spend more time in his garden and enjoy the other things he liked to d such as taking care of his pecans, making homemade wine, deer hunting and fishing.


Survivors include his wife Dolores Sladecek, brother Edwin Sladecek and wife Georgia of Houston, son Michael Sladecek, wife Sharlet of Morgans Point Resort, Susan Vecera and husband Daniel of La Grange, Donald Sladecek of Temple, Steven Sladecek of Holland and James Sladecek of Holland.  Grandsons Jared Sladecek, Miles Vecera, Regan Vecera, Corbet Abbott and great granddaughter Melynnie Sladecek and many nephews and nieces.


Pallbearers are Jared Sladecek, Miles Vecera, Regan Vecera, Corbet Abbott, Joseph Sladecek and Carol Ann Daugherty.  Honorary Pallbearers are the American Legion Post 526.


Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Salado, TX.


Memorials can be made to SS Cyril and Methodius Church or a charity of your choice.

Duane Hiles
February 1st, 2018 9:04 am
I knew Tony from his time at the Rogers Grain Elevator. Tony was a good competitor.
Jeffrey P Sladecek
January 20th, 2018 8:12 am
My condolences to entire family. So many great memories of visiting Great Gandma Sladecek and then a visit to my Great Uncle Anton and Great Aunt Delores. And they are both that... GREAT! It was great to get know my 3rd cousins and Uncle Anton always had a great smile. The picture posted is EXACTLY how I remember him and will always remember him. I pray for comfort and peace for the family.
Joseph and Janis Sladecek
January 19th, 2018 5:30 am
So many fun memories of the many times we came to Holland to visit with Uncle Anton's mother and father and since he and Aunt Delores lived right across the road, we loved getting to visit with them also. Uncle Anton always had a big smile and handshake for everyone he greeted. He made you feel special and loved. Always told the best stories and made you feel right at home. Offered his home for you to spend the night, no matter what, and loved telling stories about his and Aunt Delores' adventures together. Thanks Uncle for always sending us home with fresh vegetables from your beautiful garden you so loved and cared for with Aunt Delores. You always knew how much Uncle Anton loved Aunt Delores and his children....he worked very hard for them and was so proud of all his family. You will be truly missed, Uncle Anton, by all who knew and loved you!
Rose Sladecek Buckner
January 18th, 2018 5:56 pm
Uncle Anton was tough and hard-headed (a Sladecek trait) but he was a kind and loving soul. As a child, I recall his love of having fun with the kids. Not one of us escaped his ribbing but his attention made us feel special. There's no doubt that he loved Jesus and will now be spending time with Him in Paradise. My heart goes out to Aunt Dolores and the children at the loss of their loved one. I pray that God will bring them comfort and peace.
Ricky and Debbi Baggerly
January 18th, 2018 3:29 pm
condolences to the family. Tony was a very good man.
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