He grew up in Rosenberg and attended Holy Rosary Catholic School then went on to graduate from Lamar Consolidated in 1968 where he excelled in Band.
Dan continued his love of music by studying Music Education at Texas A&I, Kingsville.
Dan retired as an investigator from the Texas Attorney General’s office and is also an Army National Guard paratrooper retiree.
He loved motorcycles and trips with fellow Gold Wing motor cyclists visiting many sites not only in Texas but several other states.
He also enjoyed shooting at the gun range and spending time with family.
Dan is survived by his children, Richard Vacek, Grace Salcido and Lisa Vacek.
Also surviving are brothers, John Vacek and wife Laneva, James Vacek and sister Theresa Dixon and husband Joel along with grandchildren, Anthony Torrez, Jordan Paez, Mathew Vacek, Cody Vacek, Megan Vacek, Mia Salcido, Manuel Jimmy Salcido and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father Edward S. Vacek
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Davis Greenlawn Funeral home with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, November 5, 2020 from 4-8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M.
Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
Ruth V. Sparren, 82, of Dover, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Hennis Care Centre at Dover.
Born in East Bernard, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Josephine (Koehler) Kucera and was a 1956 graduate of Lamar High School at Rosenberg, Texas.
Ruth worked as sales associate for many years for the former Fashion Bug at Dover and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover.
On June 23, 1956, Ruth married her husband, James L. Sparren, Sr. and together they shared over 53 years of marriage before his passing in October 2009.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Carole (Craig) Yoder of Baltic, Ohio and James (Kimberly) Sparren, Jr. of Bolivar, Ohio; her six grandchildren, Justin (Susan) Yoder, Tara (Jared) Stutzman, Karyssa (Jacob) Gantz, James (Callie) Ridenbach, Nathan Sparren, and Joey Sparren as well as nine great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Megan, Katie and Isiah Gantz; Leighton Marie and Case Michael Ridenbaugh; Lydia and Claire Stutzman and Jaxon Yoder.
In addition to her parents and her husband, a son, Ronald Sparren, also precedes her in death.
A visitation for the public will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover, Ohio where due to COVID concerns, the family will not be in attendance.
A private family funeral service will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover with Pastor Brian Flood officiating.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Ruth by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.
Ronnie Eugene Kyles, age 72 of Rosenberg Tx, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 1, 2020.
Ron was born on November 22, 1947, and grew up in Texarkana, Texas.
He was the second born of 5 children of Lawton and Estelle Kyles.
His family owned a dairy farm where Ron learned hard work by the age of 5, milking cows before school.
At the age of 7, he gave his heart to Jesus through the bus ministry of a local baptist church where they would pick him and his brother up for Sunday Services.
After he graduated from high school, on December 5, 1967, Ron enlisted in the air force during the Vietnam War.
His character and excellence allowed him to rise quickly through the ranks and become a staff sergeant in the military police.
After completing his tour of duty on December 3, 1971, he was honorably discharged, and he began working for his uncle Wayne Jones who owned a chain of restaurants called Catfish Kitchen.
This is where his love of seafood and entrepreneurship began.
At the beginning of his restaurant career, a man Ron befriended asked if he had any job openings for his daughter.
Ron being the kindest man gave the young lady a job as a waitress at his restaurant, and that is how he met and finally married his wife of 46 years, Debie.
Ron opened his first BBQ restaurant while Debie was pregnant with the twins, at which time, they were unaware that they were having twins until two weeks before they were born.
That’s because the twins had the same heartbeat; therefore, the doctors had told them that they were having one big girl.
Now they had a total of four children, and each one of those children captured a piece of his heart and further motivated him to work as hard as possible to give them the best opportunity to succeed in their lives.
Ron and Debie moved back to their hometown in the golden triangle area, where they attended and served Triumph Church for more than 30 years where his love for God, people and food all came together.
It was there he learned to use his talent and passion for food to serve God and bless people.
Ron loved watching his children grow up and become mighty men and women of God.
His children learned his work ethic and entrepreneurial gifts by working alongside him at the restaurants.
In 2005, Ron and Debie chose to play a more significant role in their first three grandchildren’s lives by raising them.
His family gave him the greatest pleasure.
He was always willing to serve them in any capacity that they needed.
He created menus and catered for each of his children’s weddings.
As Steve launched his business, he always knew he could count on his Dad to provide the most opulent Christmas dinners to bless his staff.
When Jimn launched his church, his Dad was part of his leadership team, willing to cook for the dream team and make coffee on Sunday mornings for the people who came to church.
Ronnie is survived by his three sons, Ron Kyles Jr, Jimn Kyles, & wife Phyllis, Steve Kyles & wife Stephanie, ten grandchildren, his two sisters, Diane Houk, Linda Prude-Home.
He is preceded in death by his firstborn daughter, Tiina Kyles, his parents, three brothers: Charles Robert, Michael Wayne, & Jerry Walter.
A celebration of life with full military honors will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 6, 2020, at the Fort Bend Dream Center at 4100 Ave N, Rosenberg, Tx 77471. Doors open at 10 am. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given towards a memorial fund for a hospitality center at the the location for Anchor Bend Church. You can give to the memorial fun by texting (281) 628-2441 with any dollar amount and the words RKMEMORIAL next the dollar amount or Anchor Bend.
Graveside Service for Emilio Augustine Ramirez 28, of San Marcos, Texas will be held Saturday November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Damon, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg.
Emilio was born August 30, 1992 in Damon, Texas and he passed away October 25, 2020 in Seguin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father Macario Ramirez.
He is survived by his mother Juana Ramirez; his daughters Amaariah and Gabriella Ramirez; his brothers Eric Ramirez, Isaac Ramirez and wife Jennifer, Eralio Ramirez and wife Lisa, Michael Ramirez and wife Stephanie; his nieces and nephews Destanie, Chloe, Olivia, Austin, Dallas, Riley and Mackenzie; as well as a host of other loving family members and friends.
“We are limited to (50) number of guests at time of service, we do request that everyone in attendance continue to practice social distances and masks are required at all times. Children are required to be seated with parents at all times.”
To share memories of Emilio please visit our website at www.hernandezfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg.