Albert (Rabbit) Zajicek, age 84 of Wallis, passed away on Oct. 24, 2016. Albert was born in Fayetteville, TX to Fred and Jennie (Janish) Zajicek on Jan. 22, 1932. He married Jeanette Sliva Sept. 20, 1959 and made their home in Wallis.
Albert served in the Korean War as a Corporal for the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. He started his career with Duval Sulphur in Orchard, TX and ended up retiring from 3P Performance Plastics Products in 1992.
He enjoyed fishing in the Brazos River and in Matagorda, where he did a lot of shrimping. He also loved to deer hunt and any other wild game. In his earlier years, he was an avid bowler. He also enjoyed camping and water skiing with family and friends, and mini trips with nieces and nephews to Six Flags, Hemisphere, Astro World and various other places. He loved his baseball, especially watching those Astros and the Texans football team.
After retiring, he took on repairing all types of small engines, such as lawn mowers, weed eaters and chainsaws. Whenever he started a new project he would say this is going to be a “big operation”.
He looked forward to his morning coffee at D&M Texaco where he visited with friends. He was always willing to help anyone that needed it.
Albert was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Wallis Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 200, KJT and KJZT. He also was a prior member of the US Bowling Association and the Texas Bowling Association.
He is survived by Jeanette, his wife of 57 years, brother Raymond Zajicek and wife Margaret of Columbus and his “two boys” Cocoa and Toby.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, sisters Leona Janes and Edna Sodolak, brothers Victor and Hugo Zajicek, and nephew Mark Sodolak.
Pallbearers: Edmund Jurek, Leslie Jez, Larry Zajicek, James Nicholson, David Dolejsi and Johnny Glueck.
Honorary Pallbearers: all other nephews.
Memorial contributions in memory of Albert may be made to the American Legion Post 200 in Wallis, PO Box 730, Wallis, TX 77485.