El Campo Leader News
November 11, 2006

Bernadett F. Vacek-Adamek, 64, joined the Lord on the 16th of Oct., 2006, in East Bernard, while at her residence.

Bernadett’s family was joined by many relatives and friends during the wake and funeral services, held on Oct. 17th and 18th, 2006. Wake and funeral services conducted by Knesek’s Funeral Home were held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard, with the burial services following in New Taiton at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Immediately after the burial services, the family held a reception for relatives and friends at the St. John’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Catering provided by Country Pride located in El Campo and desserts provided by relatives and friends. A memorial picture slide show presented by Bernadett’s daughter, Rebecca.

The family would like to thank all who had partaken in the planning of the wake and funeral services. Thank you to the Catholic Daughters for the rememberable wake service, the Czech Singers and Jane Kopycinski for the singing, the Eucharistic Ministers, Christopher Vacek for being an Alter Server and additional thank you to all who the family may have missed that contributed to the wake and funeral services.

A special touch was added to the services by all that the family knows Bernadett had to have felt in Heaven.

In addition, the family would like to thank the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers: Joe Petrenella, Daniel Moszkowicz, Dustin Sliva, Robert Kolacny, Robert Hermis, Eugene Krpec, Edward Krpec, Bennie Krpec, Paul Vacek, Chris Adamek, Glenn Adamek, Oliver Wishert and George Chunda.

The family would also like to thank all who gave flowers, plants, donations to scholarship funds in Bernadett’s name, Masses given in her name, as well as money given to the family for the assistance of her services.

Bernadett’s younger years, including her school years, were spent in New Taiton. She wed Innocence F. Vacek in 1961 and moved to East Bernard, where they chose to call home.

Members of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, parents to two children, Bernadett and Innocence were married for 23 years until his death in 1986. Bernadett then wed Marvin Adamek from Rosenberg, in 1993. They too chose to call East Bernard home.

Bernadett was a very active dedicated volunteer in her church and within her community. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary. She had a long career of being an accounting clerk, retiring from Lamar Consolidated ISD earlier this year.

Bernadett was very dedicated to her family and believed in close family values. She played very active rolls in husband’s, children’s, and grandchildren’s lives. Bernadett had many passions and talents. She has left many memories for her family to share with others.

Preceding Bernadett in death is her late first husband, Innocence F. Vacek; father, Felix Hermis; two brothers, Johnny and Jerome Hermis; and sister, Mary Ann Hermis.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Adamek; mother, Albina Hermis; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph F. and Linda Vacek of East Bernard; her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Vacek and Joe Petrenella Sr. of East Bernard; and grandchildren, Jenise and husband Daniel Moszkowicz, Tara Vacek, Danielle Vacek, Joseph Vacek Jr., Joe Petrenella Jr. and Brooke Petrenella.

Bernadett is also survived by her step-children, Glenn Adamek, Christian Adamek, Rebecca and husband Greg Carson, Margaret Adamek and Catherine Adamek; step-grandchildren, Ryan Adamek, Nonnie Arriola, Brandy Carson, Jason Carson and Amberlie Carson; as well as her great-step-grandchildren, Brianna and Cody Arriola; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Mary Hermis; sister and brother-in-law, Emilia and Robert Kolacny; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Many thanks and gratitude goes out to the family and friends who stood beside Bernadett and her family during her time of illness. Special thanks goes out to the ladies who would pray the rosary with Bernadett each morning and many thanks goes out to all for the care given to Bernadett, the meals brought to her home, the house cleaning, the clothes washing and everything else that might not have been noted.

Bernadett was loved and respected by many. She could bring a smile to any occasion. Her passions, talents, importance of family values and spending time together as a family will never be forgotten. She was seen as the backbone of her family, and her values will continue to grow through her children and grandchildren.

Love you Mom and Nano always forever and a day!