The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

November 16, 2012

Adolph Krejci

Published 11-16-12

ENID, Okla. — With joy, we celebrate the passing of husband, father and grandfather, Adolph Krejci, into heaven, where he so anxiously wanted to be. No doubt, he has come face to face with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he served over 70 years.

It was July 24, 1912, on a farm west of Waukomis that Adolph became the second son to Joseph and Mary (Schovanec) Krejci. He departed this world Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Adolph was two years old when his family moved to the home place, east of Waukomis.

He spent his childhood and teenage years there, and raised his own family there. His parents were from Czechoslovakia and brought many of their traditions to America.

Mary loved to cook for her family. She fixed many of Adolph’s favorite foods like kolache, noodle soup and roast duck. They were always a favorite around the holiday table.

When Adolph was nine or 10, he made his first money by trapping animals and selling the fur. Flying airplanes was a passion for Adolph, so at 15, he learned to fly. In those days, airplanes had an open cockpit. It was an interest that would come and go over the years.

Attending a basketball game in Douglas, he spotted a girl that played a pretty good game of basketball. Her name was Leitha Snyder. They dated for more than a year and a half and were married Oct. 22, 1932.

He was always considered a farmer by occupation but took day jobs at Pillsbury Mill and Hackney Iron and Steel through the years, to help ”make ends meet.” Farm work was always waiting when he returned home.

Retirement came in 1976, after 41 years of toiling the earth. Adolph had a strong work ethic, which he modeled for us.

Joe and Mary Krejci raised their children in the Catholic faith. They were faithful in taking their children to Mass and Catechism classes, where they were taught the faith of the church.

In 1936, Adolph and Leitha were invited by friends to attend a revival meeting in Douglas with T. Myron Webb, evangelist. They went, and for the first time, heard the Gospel of Christ. Later, at the evangelist’s home, they committed their lives to Jesus. Serving Jesus was a very special part of his life.

Adolph taught Sunday school for 40 years, served as Sunday school superintendent, deacon and song leader. He is one of the founders of Westside Baptist Church, attending there for more than 50 years.

The light of Christ was evident in Adolph’s life and influenced his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to trust in the Lord and serve Him.

Adolph leaves behind his loving wife of 80 years, Leitha; two sons, Gayle and wife Greta, and Kris and wife Lillian, all of Enid; five grandchildren, Rick and wife Robin, Edmond; Mike and wife Pam, Nicholasville, Ky.; Lisa and husband Dan Wolever, and Lenita and Lei Anna Krejci, all of Enid. Adolph was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Judith, Hannah, Eva, Lauren, Kent, Dane, Kendi, Landen and Ethan; five great-great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Gage, Madison, Chesney and Adalucia. Two sisters survive, Marcella and husband Vincent Markes, Bison, and Lillian Smith, Enid, and one sister-in-law, Henrietta Krejci, Oklahoma City.

Adolph’s parents, Joseph and Mary, as well as brothers, Joseph and Lewis, precede his death.

We would like to thank those who served Adolph with their love and compassion.

We’ll never forget the infectious smile, encouraging words and quiet strength he displayed for us. Our lives are better for knowing Adolph and following his examples. They always led us to Jesus.

Celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Westside Baptist Church, with Rev. Vernon Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Waukomis Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts may be given through the funeral home to Westside Baptist Church.

Condolences at www.enidwecare.com.

(Submitted by family)

 

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