Emilian John Kaminski was born to Mary Koteras and John Kaminski on October 29, 1931 in Chappell Hill, Texas. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 11, 2021, in Bellville, Texas. Emilian spent his last three years suffering from dementia at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Bellville. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family was not able to be with him during his last hours.
In 1953, Emilian was drafted into the United States Army to serve his country until 1959 when he received an Honorable Discharge. After the army, he married Darlien Ordell Ekarius of Sealy and became a rancher. They both loved to attend local dances. He worked for Superior Furniture Company making furniture and worked there until the business closed. While working there he made many life-long friends and earned the nickname “E.K”. Then, he went to work at Bellville Tube until his retirement. After retirement, he continued to ranch as his true passion. He and his son did custom hay baling for many customers in the Sealy area. You would see him cutting or raking hay with that Kubota tractor. Some of his favorite places to support were the Austin County Fair and the Austin County Farm Bureau. Every year in October, he would shut down his operation for a week and go to the fair every day. When the Farm Bureau had their annual convention, he would look forward to that for several weeks because there would be a meal and fellowship.
Emilian was preceded in death by his wife Darlien Ordell Kaminski, his brother, Leonard Kaminski, his sister, Florence Faterkowski. Emilian is survived by his son Allen Kaminski, wife, Becky of Sealy, sister, Angeline Nowak; sister-in-law Vernell and brother-in-law Kermit Dittert; granddaughters, Courtney Hutson, husband, Jimmy of Alvin, Misty Howell, husband Billy, of Santa Fe and great-grandchildren, Brittany Watkins, of Clearlake, Chloe and Kaitlyn Mcleod, of Alvin, C.J. Hutson, of Katy, Saddie, Gann and Lane Howell, of Santa Fe.
Pallbearers were Billy Howell, Jimmy Hutson, Bruce Dittert, Billy Palm, Daniel Nowak, Greg Schomburg.
The visitation was at Knesek Funeral Home on Hwy 36 in Sealy Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The service is on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville, Texas. Burial will be at the Sealy Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Austin County Fair Scholarship Fund.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of: Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel 768 Fourth St., Sealy, Texas 77474 979-885-3535 www.knesekfuneralhome.com