He was born on Apr. 17, 1919 in Cestohowa to Anton and Rosie (Jendrusch) Jarzombek. Mr. Jarzombek served in the United States Army during World War II earning the American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. On June 24, 1947 he married wife, Eleanor (Lyssy) Jarzombek. Mr. Jarzombek worked as a meat market manager and butcher for Karnes Mercantile for many years. After his retirement he opened Ben’s Bar-B-Q and Catering.
Survivors include wife of 64 years, Eleanor (Lyssy) Jarzombek; children, Carol Moller (Kevin) of Fairfiled, Texas, Ron Jarzombek (Shirley) of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Michael Jarzombek (Cara) of Houston, Texas and Janet Creswell (Traye) of Seguin, Texas; grandchildren, Shari, Debi, Robert, Randy, Bryan and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Abby, Emma, Madi, Jack and Haley.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lottie Jarzombek Rakowitz and brothers, Vincent, Archie, Chester and Leo Jarzombek.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at 5 p.m., at Rhodes Funeral Home. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Resurrection was held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Cestohowa Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers were Pat Jarzombek, Gary Jarzombek, Jerry Jarzombek, Dr. Gery Moczygemba, Keith Jarzombek and Rick Waclawczyk. Honorary Pallbearers included Robert Jarzombek, Randy Jarzombek, Bryan Creswell and Brandon Creswell.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.