Jerome John Zapletal 1937-2021
Jerome John Zapletal, 84, beloved husband, father and grandfather completed his journey in this life on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at home in Mineola. He was born on Aug. 29, 1937 to William Charles Zapletal and Sophie Knesek Zapletal in Corpus Christi. Two sisters, Joyce and Anitha, preceded him in death. Jerome was a dedicated employee to various companies throughout his life. Even after he finished with a day’s work, he continued to stay busy at home to beautify his yard. After retirement he started a registered Beefmaster cattle herd and enjoyed working the land in Hunt County. In 2014, he began woodworking with a lathe and created art from trees off the land in Mineola. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann Zapletal of Mineola; daughter, Marie White and husband Michael; two sons, Tracey Jerome Zapletal and wife Rebecca and Brian Christopher Zapletal; and grandsons, Brandt Michael White, Grant Hunter and wife Addie and Scott Hunter. A graveside service was held on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.