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Joseph Earl Kolojaco

Memorial for Joseph Earl Kolojaco

Born in Rosenberg, Texas on Oct. 21, 1941
Departed on Oct. 24, 2015 and resided in Richmond, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
12 pm - 2:00 pm
Service: Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Greenlawn Memorial Park
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Joseph Earl "Jody" Kolojaco, 74, of Fairchilds, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 in Needville. Services will be held at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 from 12 Noon until service time in the Chapel at Davis Greenlawn.

Jody was born October 21, 1941 and was a lifelong resident of the Needville-Fairchilds area. He worked as a farmer and rancher in Fort Bend County for over 50 years. During that time, he farmed several row crops, including cotton, milo, corn and soybeans. Jody most enjoyed his work as a rancher; his favorite activities were caring for and growing his cattle herd, and he could be seen checking his cows in pastures from Fairchilds to Long Point in his white Ford truck each day. He also planted and bailed hay to feed his cows and to sell to area ranchers, activities he thoroughly enjoyed. During many winters, he raised hogs and led his family through the yearly sausage-making process. He spent most of his time working outdoors until his hospitalization in June.

Jody is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Henry and Bessie Lee Kolojaco; his brother, Patrick Kolojaco and sister-in-law Mary Estelle; nephews, Paul, David, and Darryl Kolojaco; and brother-in-law, Larry Eixmann.

Jody is survived by his wife of 45 years, Julia Lynn Irby Kolojaco; sisters, Carolyn Eversole and husband David of Guy, and Lynelle Eixmann of Richmond; daughters, Tamara Slawinski and husband Stacy of Needville, Jo Nell Reue and husband Joseph of Sugar Land, and Leslie Kolojaco of Wharton. He also has five grandchildren who knew him as "PoPo"; Olivia, Lilly and Luke Slawinski, and Audrey and Amelia Reue. In addition, Jody leaves behind a large extended family and many lifelong friends.

The family would like to thank Craig and Brian Zwahr and Stephen Band for keeping Jody's cattle and hay operations running during his illness. The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Oak Bend Hospital and Oak Bend Skilled Nursing Facility for their patient and attentive care. In his last days, Jody received compassionate care from the staff at SPJST Rest Home and Houston Hospice-El Campo.

For those wishing, memorials in Jody's name may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo.

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