Frank Felux Krisch

Frank Felix Krisch, a longtime resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at University Hospital in San Antonio, from complications following a tractor accident, at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 14 days.

Frank was born August 18, 1923, in Hobson, Texas the son of Felix F. Krisch and Sophie Opiela Krisch. He was a retired Veteran of the United States Air Force having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After a life in the service, Frank went to work for Ashland in Kenedy. Frank was a farmer and rancher. Frank was also a director of the Escondido water shed.

On June 11, 1946, Frank married Valerie Tam Krisch. Frank and Valerie were married for over 58 years, and raised four sons. Valerie preceded Frank in death on May 2, 2005.

Mr. Krisch is preceded in death by his beloved wife; his parents Felix and Sophie Krisch; his brother and sister; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. He is survived by his four sons, Garry Krisch and wife Cindy, Richard Krisch and wife Sharon, Donald Krisch and David Krisch; his grandchildren, Valerie Griffin and husband Patrick, Stefan Krisch and wife Roxanne, Jennifer Krisch, Miranda Arnold and husband Brendan, April Davidson and husband Jason, Kimberly Miller and husband Billy, Kelly Field and husband Cody, Sarah Hamilton and husband Brad, Sydney Van Meter and husband Chris and Ben Krisch; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen Kueller and husband Willard; his sister-in-law, Lorraine Maley; his faithful companions, Ken and Kelsey; numerous special family members and a host of friends.

A rosary was recited, 7:00 P.M., Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:00 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Norbert Herman, officiating. Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Austin Griffin, Terry Tam, Paul Maley, Mark Maley, Pat Tam, Stefan Krisch and Ben Krisch.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.