Valerian "V.J." Jozwiak
January 24, 1941
August 22, 2021
Valerian V.J. Jozwiak, 80, of Houston and husband of Margie (Kenjora) Jozwiak passed away on August 22, 2021.
V.J. Jozwiak was born in Chappell Hill, Texas on January 24, 1941 to Willie and Ladislava Jozwiak. He attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School and Hempstead school. All his sacraments were made in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. There were 4 boys and 6 girls in his family. There was much love in their family. They didn’t have much but what they did have they shared with others.
V.J. met his sweetheart (Margie) at Bill Mraz Dance Hall and they married on August 11, 1962. He started Jozwiak Plumbing in 1970. He had numerous employees over the years, some were family and some were friends. When he retired, his two sons, Richard and Vincent took over the business. V.J. and Margie purchased property in Hempstead, Texas in 1970 on the Brazos River where he raised cattle, loved to fish, and garden. He always had an open door for anyone and if you left hungry, it was your own fault. They loved to travel, play pitch, go to the casino, and listen to polish music. He loved his polish heritage. V.J. was the sweetest, kindest, loving, generous, Godly husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend. He will be missed dearly.
We want to give a special thanks to his care taker, Jasmine Flowers. Thank you for being a part of our family for the past year and a half.
We love you and we miss you, but we know you are completely healed and smiling down on us all. Enjoy riding your tractor and checking on your cows up there in heaven. We know we will see you again soon.
Surviving family includes: wife, Margie Jozwiak; children and their spouses, Richard Jozwiak, Debbie and Ronnie Pasket, Vincent and Janice Jozwiak, Lisa and Bobby Krolczyk, Karen and Shane Pechanec. They were blessed with 14 grandchildren and their spouses: Andrea and Matt Ogrodowicz, Clint Jozwiak, Collin Jozwiak, Ashton Jozwiak engaged to Jeremy Klinker, Karissa and Jordan Henry, Kyle Pasket, Haley and Tyler Gandy, Kade Kramr engaged to Hailey Gregorich, Chase Kramr, Emma Kramr, Kade Pechanec and Karter Pechanec; great-grandchildren, Easton Ogrodowicz and Cason Henry. They thought the world of their Popo and he thought the world of them. He was a gentle man that brought love and kindness to all that knew him.
Also surviving are siblings and spouses, Natalie Kendzoria, Jeanie Jozwiak, Edwin and Martha Jozwiak, Hattie and Bennie Mikes, Ike and Dorothy Jozwiak, Mary Mattern, Bebeann and Lawrence Wisnoski, Louis and Kathy Kmiec, Joyce and Rita Kenjora, Joe and Pat Kenjora; godchildren, Randy Kendzoria, Kenny Mattern and Daniel Heintzel.
He was preceded in death by: grand babies Madisyn and Preston, Willie and Ladislava Jozwiak, Joe and Pauline Kenjora, Sarah and Benard Budnick, Isidore Jozwiak, Louis Kendzoria, Willie Mattern, Tommy Kendzoria, Diane Loukanis, Norbert Budnick, Evelyn Budnick, and Georgie Jozwiak.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 8 am to 7 pm with family present at 5 pm. Rosary will begin at 7 pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas with burial to follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Collin Jozwiak, Clint Jozwiak, Kyle Pasket, Kade Kramr, Chase Kramr, Karter Pechanec, Matt Ogrodowicz, Jordan Henry, Tyler Gandy, and Jeremy Klinker.
Honorary pallbearers are Victor Krolczyk and Curtis Guettner.