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Jerry L Kaderka

Memorial for Jerry L Kaderka

Born in Granger, Texas on Dec. 29, 1921
Departed on Jan. 15, 2016 and resided in Needville, TX.
Visitation: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
10:00 am
Cemetery: St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery
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Jerry Louis Kaderka, 94, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in Needville. He was born December 29, 1921 in Granger to Louis and Annie Kaderka. Jerry was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville as well a member of American Legion Post 350 and St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council 7067 along with KJT. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Jerry graduated from Catholic High School in Granger. After High School graduation Jerry joined the Merchant Marines in 1942. Upon completion of the Merchant Marine course, he joined the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945 and was stationed aboard the USS Kimberley in the Pacific Theater. Jerry was an avid Aggie fan graduating from Texas A&M University in 1949.

Survivors include his 2 sons, Thomas J. Kaderka and wife Carol, James Kaderka and wife Judy, daughter, Geradette Buzek and husband Francis, 6 grandchildren, Vanessa Rodriguez and husband James, Tracey Weathers, Brandon Kaderka, Bradley Buzek and wife Nicole, Bryan Buzek and Brent Buzek, 2 step-grandchildren, Reniell Gohr and husband Tony, Hillary Gay and boyfriend Chris Peters, 4 great grandchildren, Victoria Rodriguez, Ava Rodriguez, Drew Weathers and John Buzek, 5 step-great-grandchildren, Peter Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez, Colby Gay, Hayden Carney and Mackenzie Carney. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Annie Kaderka and his wife of 62 years Estelle,
his brother Louis Kaderka, sister, Evelyn Powitzky and husband Bob and 2 infant daughters, Joyce Ann and Theresa Lynn Kaderka.

A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville with burial to follow in St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Jerry's family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and nurses at the SPJST Nursing Home #2 and to Joe Hotchmen of Houston Hospice El Campo for their kind care. Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at

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