Irene Petter

Irene Petter, 94, of Wallis, Texas went peacefully to the arms of her Lord and Savior in her home on May 30, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in Wallis on November 16, 1924 to Joe Svajda and Hermina Krenek Svajda.

Irene attended Guardian Angel School and Wallis Public School. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Texas to become a teacher. After teaching she later owned and operated the longest running café in Wallis along with her husband John Petter. Known for her cooking, people came from miles away to eat at Irene’s Café.

She was a member of the KJZT and also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 56 years.

For pleasure Irene loved to dance and loved her many dogs throughout her lifetime.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John W. Petter; her brothers Jerome and Leonard Svajda. She is survived by her sister Mary Lee Traylor of Port Lavaca, TX; three children John Petter, Alexandra (Sandra) Bickett and Randolph Petter; her only grandchild Renee Simmons (Mike Simmons); great grandchildren Ashley Foley (Tyler), Savannah and Mikayla Simmons; great, great grand-children Lauren Olivia and Jax Allen (twins).

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, 5 – 7 pm with rosary at 7 pm at Knesek and Sons Funeral Home in Wallis. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 2 pm at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis with burial to follow at Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangement under the direction of Knesek and Sons Funeral Home located at 122 N. First St., Wallis, TX 77485, 979-478-6311,

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