Lillian (Janecka) Havel


Lillian (Janecka) Havel, 93, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at Texan Nursing & Rehab in Gonzales.

Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales and was held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at Saint James Catholic Church in Gonzales with Father Jason Martini officiating. Interment followed at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 with the Rosary recited.

Lillian was born on Oct. 8, 1927 in West Point, Texas. She was the daughter of A. Louis and Julia (Jurek) Janecka. Lillian married Anton Havel at Saint James Catholic Church on Aug. 16, 1950. Lillian was a homemaker who loved being with her children and grandchildren. She liked to cook, bake, and canning fresh vegetables. Lillian enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and doing embroidery. She liked dancing to Czech music with her husband, Anton. She liked to read and paint pictures.

Lillian is survived by one son: David Havel (wife, Angelita Vasquez) of Gonzales; two daughters: Carolyn Migl (husband, Allen) of Sweet Home, Texas, and Vivian Havel of Gonzales; one daughter-in-law: Debra Havel; 12grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: A. Louis and Julia Janecka, one son: Michael Havel; one daughter: Katherine Havel; four brothers: Anton Janecka, Tommy Janecka, John Janecka, Louis Janecka; and one sister: Frances Rajnoch.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Havel were: Russell Migl, Tyler Havel, Jacob Havel, Matthew Havel, Daniel Havel, and Anthony Havel.

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