In Loving Memory of
Pete John Merta, Jr.
Pete John Merta, Jr., 91, of Taiton, passed away March 12, 2016. He was born on March 8, 1925 to the late Peter John Merta, Sr. and Mary Koudela Merta. He was a retired farmer and rancher.
He is survived by his daughters, Monica Staff and husband Frank of Nada and Madilyn Zbranek and husband Gary of Taiton; grandchildren, Camille Staff Stancik and husband Lance of La Grange, Zach Zbranek and wife Shari of Rosenberg, Mandy Staff of Bryan, Grady Zbranek and wife Jordan of Conroe and Trey Staff of Sheridan; great-grandchildren, Paisley, Tucker and Landry Stancik, Kinzley Zbranek and Kasen Zbranek; sister, Bettie Konvicka and special friend, Gayla Dluhos.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Annimae Merta; brother, Frank Merta and sisters, Martha Kulcak, Lillie Janek, Mary Osina, Lucille Mach and Stella Stewart.
Visitation begins 4 pm Monday, March 14 at Triska Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 7 pm. Funeral Mass begins 10 am Tuesday, March 15 at St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Oduro Tawiah officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Trey Staff, Zach Zbranek, Grady Zbranek, Richard Priesmeyer, Richard Janek and Dickie Merta. Honorary pallbearers are Harry Mach, Jr., Wayne Priesmeyer, Randy Mitchell and Garland Blaha.
Special thanks to A & A Angel Caregivers, especially Alma Lormand, Yolanda Cain and Linda Cardenas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Pete may be made to St. John's Catholic Church or El Campo Volunteer Fire Department.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681
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