Joe Albert Fojtik

Joe Albert Fojtik, 91, of Granger, passed away April 19, 2021, at the S.P.J.S.T. Nursing Home located in Taylor.

Joe was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Corn Hill, near Jarrell. Joe was the son of Joe John Fojtik and Mary (Zrubek) Fojtik.

Joe attended Granger schools and was a life-long member of St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger.

Joe was a farmer and loved the outdoors. He loved to garden and share with family and friends. He also loved canning, baking and cooking. Some of his most famous items were kolaches, pies and fried chicken. He was a great storyteller and always kept people laughing.

Joe was a champion domino player and loved when visitors came to his home. He would happily greet them and always sent them off with food and his special wave.

Joe was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe John Fojtik and Mary Fojtik Matysek; siblings, Lydia Fojtik Jarosek (Dan), Elsie Matysek Pospisil (Joe), Joe Matysek (Lydia) Rudolph Matysek (Josie), Henry Matysek (LouEllen), Charlie Matysek and Edwin Matysek.

Survivors include aunt, Louise Palousek; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Matysek; nephews, Daniel Jarosek (Dianne), Thomas Jarosek (Tina), Bobby Pospisil and James Matysek; nieces, Diane Wright, Kathy Martin (Milt), Nancy Dueville (David), JoAnne Land (James), Linda Lentz, Monica Aplin (Mike) and Roseann Mueller (Scotty); and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation for Joe Fojtik will be held Wednesday, April 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a rosary to follow at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor.

Funeral mass will take place Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Granger.