Frank A. Knesek, Sr.,89, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2019, six days shy of his 90th birthday.
He was born on February 16, 1929, in Kirtley, Texas, to Anton and Millie Knesek.
When he was 6 months old his family moved to the Richmond area to farm and later his father opened a Texaco gas station in Richmond.
He attended school and graduated from Richmond High School in 1947.
He attended Southwest Business School in Houston and started in the banking business in 1949 with Fort Bend National Bank.
He was drafted into the army in 1951 and served in the Korean War with the 1st Calvary division, 77th Field Artillery Battalion, B battery.
He returned from the war in 1953 and went back to work for the bank.
In 1954 he met Annie Chovanec and they were married on May 10, 1955.
They remained happily married for over 63 years till his death.
Frank was a devoted family man and together with Annie raised two children, Frank Jr. and Dianne.
After 41 years of working in the banking industry he retired as a vice president.
He was later asked to return in a part time capacity which he did for eight years.
Frank also worked for LCISD as a ticket seller for 59 years.
He started off doing football games and when he retired from banking he sold tickets for all sports.
He truly enjoyed his time selling tickets as it gave him a chance to meet many people through the years.
He is survived by his wife Annie, son Frank Jr. and wife Becky, daughter Dianne Peschke and her husband Ron.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Christie Jaster and husband Creighton, Courtney Rice and husband Kerry, Kirk Peschke and wife Derni, Mark Knesek and wife Jennifer, Elizabeth Peschke and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Knesek and sister-in-law Josephine Knesek.
The family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers over the past year, especially to his at-home caregiver, Andrea Solomon, who tended to him for several months.
We would also like to thank the staff at Richmond Healthcare Center for the support and care that they gave to him.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 13, from 5pm to 8 pm at Davis-Greenlawn in Rosenberg with a rosary at 7 pm. Funeral services will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond on Thursday, February 14, at 10 am with burial at Davis-Greenlawn cemetery to follow.