Walter W. Bednarz

Obituary
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Walter W. Bednarz SLATON-Rosary service for Walter W. Bednarz, 94, of Slaton will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Englunds Chapel with Mark Meurer officiating. Resurrection mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, in Slaton's St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. Nicolas Rendon officiating. Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Walter went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Schulenburg, Texas. He married Marie Christ on June 9, 1941, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in High Hill and made their home in Slaton. Following his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he began a long-term successful farming career that spanned plowing fields behind mules to modern day tractors. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, serving tirelessly on church and school boards. He sang in the adult church choir for most of his life. Upon retiring from farming in 1985, the family bought Walter a keyboard, which quickly became his favorite pastime. He continued his music ministry as he traveled the area, performing old favorites for grateful residents at assisted living facilities. Walter partnered with various guitar players over the years and the Melody Boys became a much loved presence at the Slaton Senior Citizens Center and annual St. Joseph's Sausage Festival. Simply stated, He was a man who gave back. Marie preceded him in death on April 30, 2005. Walter's survivors include his three sons, Jim and wife Linda Bednarz, and Richard and wife Mary Bednarz, all of Slaton, and Michael and Megan Bednarz of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Norma Jean and husband Franklin Kitten, and Marsha and husband Jim Tye, all of Lubbock; one sister, Ludwina Wolf of Slaton; along with 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to .


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Englunds Inc
1400 Woodrow Rd Slaton, TX 79364
(806) 828-3535
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 29, 2014
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