February 5, 1939 - April 1, 2017
Joseph W. Krolczyk, 78, of Bryan, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 1, 2017. A time for family to receive friends will be from 5-8 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan with Fr. Darrell Kostiha officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Joe was born on February 5, 1939 to Joe John and Audrey Fay (Sandel) Krolczyk in Bryan. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and then Texas A&M in 1961. He served in the Texas National Guard and while serving found and married the love of his life, Nancy Gerke Krolczyk. Joe founded and operated Kesco Supply in 1975. The business remains in the family today.
Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1834. He was also a member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 and loved hunting white tail and mule deer along with elk and even fishing occasionally.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents and twin sisters, Mary Krolczyk Evans and Martha Krolczyk Stanley.
Joe leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy; son, Kevin and his wife, Abbie; two grandsons, James Dudley and William Dalton; his mother-in-law, Mattie Gerke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 or BrazosValleyCares.org.
Please share memories and tributes to Joe on his tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com.
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