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Charles Francis Sheblak

     Charles Francis Sheblak, age 90, of Edna passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29. He was born to Elmer and Annie Sheblak on September 9, 1933.


     He was married to his wife, Mary, for 64 years. Together, they welcomed five children, fourteen grandchildren, and fourten great-grandchildren. As the family grew, there was no shortage of love to go around. At fun-filled, boisterous family gatherings, Charles always managed to cut through the noise to create special moments with those he loved, meeting them with both affection and his signature quick wit. It was his unending charm that earned him recognition as Edna High School’s very first “Mr. Cowboy.”


     Charles also touched many lives outside his family. He was a proud veteran, having served two years in the U.S. Army and 20 years in the U.S. National Guard, from which he retired as a Staff Sergeant. In addition to a 30-year career with the Texas Department of Transportation, he was active in the American Legion and volunteered his time to the Knights of Columbus for 72 years, serving as Grand Knight for many of them. He was also committed to his Catholic faith, finding community in the church and serving his parish as a eucharistic minister.


     He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Robert Sheblak; sister-in-law Theresa Sheblak; and son-in-law Leo Moczygemba. 


     Charles is survived by his wife Mary; son David (Dawn) Sheblak, daughter Virginia (Nathan) Hlavaty, daughter Jeanette Moczygemba, son James (Jamie) Sheblak, and daughter Kathleen (Donald) Rigney; grandchildren Caleb Sheblak, Dakota Sheblak, Kyle (Alyce) Hlavaty, Aaron (Moriah) Hlavaty, Hannah (Laszlo) Horanyi, Christopher (Crystal) Winn, Anthony (Jillian) Winn, Matthew (Emmalene) Winn, Kelly Sue (Benjamin) Juge, Katherine (Nicholas) Sheblak, Benjamin Sheblak, Krystal (Edward) Matthews, Jonathon (Taylor) Rosenauer, and Joseph Rosenauer;  great-grandchildren Lily, Sophie, Bradley, Faye, Blake, Asher, Everett, Parker, Nathaniel, Mickael, Theodore, Jetlin, Wesley, and Walker; brothers Ted (Claudia) Sheblak and Gene Sheblak; sister Sister Mary Virginia Sheblak; and sister-in-law Jennie Sheblak. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. 


     Services will be held on Monday, June 3 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edna. The visitation will begin at 12 p.m., followed by a rosary at 1:30 p.m., and a funeral mass at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Memory Gardens of Edna Cemetery. Grandsons Caleb Sheblak, Kyle Hlavaty, Aaron Hlavaty, Christopher Winn, Anthony Winn, and Jonathon Rosenauer will serve as pallbearers. Remaining grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.


     Arrangements with Slavik Funeral Home of Edna: www.slavikfuneralhome.com.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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Edna, TX 77957