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Albert Spanel of Houston died on September 19, 2013, his 60th wedding anniversary. He was a Reagan High School graduate, drafted into the 45th Infantry during the Korean Conflict. There, he was decorated with the Bronze Star for many acts of bravery. He started a career with Humble Oil and rose from bottle washer to Senior Analyst over his 40 years as an employee. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Pratka, who he adored. They have three children, Deborah, Gregory and Patrick Spanel. He is preceded in death by older brothers, George and Fred Spanel and sisters, Sedonia Johnson and Millie Smith. He is also survived by son-in-law, Carey Weber, two grandchildren and their husbands, Laura Barker and David and Cara Withelm and Nathan, three great-grandchildren, Lucy, Joseph and Maria Barker, brother-in-law, Dan Pratka and wife Jane, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the funeral home chapel, Monday, September 23, 2013 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM. The funeral Mass will be 9:00 AM, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 7720 Boone, Houston, TX 77072. Interment will be 1:45 PM at Houston National Cemetery.
Unity Funeral Home
7730 Boone Road
Houston, Texas 77072

Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 21, 2013
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