Jerry Manna, 75, of Wallis passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at his home. He was born April 23, 1941 in Wallis to Willie and Julie (Kulhanek) Manna.
Jerry was baptized at Guardian Angel Catholic Church where he later attended Catholic school from grades first through eighth, and is a 1959 graduate from Wallis HS. Jerry went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966 and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He worked at White Plastic and Rubber in Houston for 27 years and then went on to work at Wallis Concrete for 27 years.
As a child and into adulthood, you could find Jerry fishing and hunting on the banks of the Brazos River. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed a good card or domino game, doing puzzle books, and loved playing with his grandchildren and grand-dog. Jerry was a member of KJT #16, American Legion Post 200 and a proud parishioner of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, where he attended faithfully.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Stella Ondruch, and brother-in-laws Clarence Wesselski and Jerry Ondruch.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn (Ondruch) Manna, son David W. Manna, son Dennis R. Manna and his wife Rachel Lynn, and daughter Nancy K. Manna, all of Wallis, as well as his beloved grandchildren Cody and Kendall Manna and grand-dog Harley. Jerry also leaves behind his brother Henry Manna and his wife Mary Ann of Rosenberg, sister Dorothy Wesselki of Alvin, sister-in-law Lillian Zientek and her husband Dominick of Mixville, sister-in-law Helen Ondruch of Wallis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Patrick Kulhanek, Simon Manna, Robbie Melnar, Jerry Allen Ondruch, Mark Wesselski, and Steven Zientek.
Jerry’s family would like to thank his oncology doctors at Methodist Hospital, the nursing staff at the Infusion Center, his family doctors at Medical Clinics of Sealy, the staff of Kindred Hospice, and all of the family and friends for their help, support, love and prayers.
Memorials may be made to the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in memory of Jerry Manna.