In Loving Memory of
Charles E. Haidusek
Charles E. Haidusek, age 77, died at his home in Devers, Texas, surrounded by his beloved family, on December 22, 2015, after a long illness.
Charles E. Haidusek was born on July 8, 1938, to Charles (Charlie) Haidusek and Gertrude Haidusek, who operated a rice farming business in Dayton, Texas. He was soon followed by his brothers, Paul E. (Bubba) and Donald L. Haidusek. Charles graduated from Dayton High School in 1957, where he was an All-District member of the Bronco football team as well as Student Body President. He joined the United States Navy in 1959, where he served on the U.S.S. Saratoga aircraft carrier as Petty Officer 3rd Class. After his Honorable Discharge in 1963, Charles began a rice farming business with his brother, Bubba, near Devers, Texas. His brother, Don, joined Haidusek Brothers Farms in 1979, and the Brothers grew rice and other crops in the Devers area for more than 43 years. After Hurricane Rita in 2005, Haidusek Brothers Farms converted to a turf farm which continues to operate in Devers to this day.
Charles E. Haidusek was a Volunteer Fireman for the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department for more than 12 years. He served on the Board of Directors for Liberty County Farm Bureau, American Rice Growers Co-op, Southeast Texas Farm and Ranch, and the Beaumont Production Credit Association. He also served on the Liberty County AgriLife Extension Service Committee. Charles enjoyed working on machinery, deer hunting and playing dominoes with his Czech relatives in Hallettsville, where his grandparents from the now Czech Republic settled.
Charles married another 1957 Dayton High School graduate, Shirley D. Meacham, in Dallas, Texas, on December 18, 1959. Their daughter, Lee, was born in Dayton, Texas, on December 17, 1960. Their son, Andy, was born in Dayton, Texas, on June 27, 1963. Charles and Shirley resided in Dayton and Kenefick until 1994, when they moved to Devers, Texas.
Charles E. Haidusek is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Haidusek; his daughter, Lee Haidusek and her husband, Judge Thomas Chambers; his son, Charles Andrew (Andy) Haidusek and his wife, Harrabeth; his grandchildren: Colin Edward King; Charles Andrew Haidusek, Jr., and his wife, Adrienne; Adrienne Rosanne Haidusek Adams and her husband, Jeffrey; Julianne Elizabeth Haidusek; and Thomas Andrew Chambers and his wife, Sherry; his great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Haidusek, Charles Andrew Haidusek, III, and Allan Jaxon Chambers; his mother, Gertrude Haidusek; his brothers: Paul E. Haidusek and his wife, Bette; and Donald L. Haidusek and his wife, Cathy; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles Andrew Haidusek; his infant son, Charles Randolph Haidusek; his in-laws, Alfred E. (Red) and Wilda Meacham; his great-nephew, Paul Garrett Haidusek; and his cousins, James Haidusek, Jesse Klimitchek, Richard Klimitchek, Alton Klimitchek, and Stanley Friedel; his in-laws: Melbourne Meacham; Drue McGinty; and Winston Padgett; and many aunts and uncles.
The Charles E. Haidusek family would like to thank Texas Home Health for taking such good care of Charles the last year of his life, especially Laurin Morgan and Stephanie Dais, and those family members and friends who shared their love during Charlesâ€™ illness.
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