Posted: Tue 6:41 AM, Nov 27, 2012
Funeral Home: Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel
September 21, 1927 – November 25, 2012
Jerry J. Dusek, 85, of Bryan, passed away Sunday morning, November 25, 2012, at Magnified Health and Rehab in College Station. Visitation is scheduled for 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Tuesday November 27 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with a Rosary scheduled for 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, with Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Msgr. Gleissner Mausoleum at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Jerry John Dusek was born September 21, 1927 in the New Tabor Community in Burleson County, Texas to Frank V. and Rosie Trchlek Dusek. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1946 and joined the United States Army the same year. He served on the Occupation Duty of Japan from 1946 to 1948. He moved to Bryan in 1950 and worked for the Army Reserves 420th Engineering Brigade as a civilian and reservist (for 16 years), retiring in 1987, after 30 years of service. He retired as a (CW4) Chief Warrant Officer. Soon after, Jerry was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation in the Human Resource Office, retiring September 30, 1993 after 28 years of service.
Jerry was a 3rd and 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. Gleissner Council 1834 for 45 years. He was a member of the Reserve Officers Association, the VFW Post 4692 and the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159, all in Bryan. He was also a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan and the S.P.J.S.T # 17 Lodge in New Tabor. He will be remembered for the love of his grandchildren, gardening, and building dollhouses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant twin brother; a brother Theodore Dusek; and a grandson, Christopher Rodriquez.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Vickie F. Dusek of Bryan; one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Lynne and Chris Rodriquez of Highland Village, Texas; one brother, Dan Dusek and his wife Marie of Tyler, Texas; one sister-in-law, Joyce Dusek of Caldwell, Texas; four grandchildren, April Martin Robbins and husband Brandon of Lewisville, Texas, Collin Rodriquez of Highland Village, Texas, Michael Rodriquez and wife Kate of Thornton, Colo., and Megan Bryand of Clear Lake, Texas; one great-grandson, Jack Rodriquez of Thornton, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.