Willie Lee Haluska, 94, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 11, 2019. He was born in Fayetteville, Texas on July 12, 1925, to Willie John Haluska and Rosie Franta Haluska. As a young child, he moved to Crosby with his parents to begin a new farm. Willie graduated from Crosby High School and then proudly served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was honorably discharged. He retired from Exxon Mobil after thirty-one years, and at the time of his death had been retired for 38 years. He loved hunting, fishing, managing his cattle and tending to his garden. He was a loving father and grandfather, hard worker, an interesting storyteller and quite a character. He was also a carpenter and he and his father built the house that he and his wife lived in. Most importantly, Willie was a Christian and an active member at Crosby United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities. He loved his Sunday School Class and his group of “Angels”. Willie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Rosie Haluska; wife of fifty-five years, Alice Mae Kosina Haluska; brother Ladd Haluska and wife Rosalie; and stepmother Amalia Syptak Haluska.
Willie is survived by his daughter, Connie Walding and husband Scott; grandson, Brian Remkes; great granddaughter, Megan Alyse Remkes; sister-in-law, Frankie Kosina Brewer and numerous extended family and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Crosby United Methodist Church, 1334 Runneburg Rd, Crosby, TX 77532. Interment will be in Sterling White Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Crosby United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or charity of choice.
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