Edward Frank Zelenka, Jr.



Edward Frank Zelenka
July 13, 1946-June 6, 2019

Edward Frank Zelenka, Jr., 72, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. A Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9th at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers. The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 10th at Bethel Lutheran Church with the graveside service to follow in Bryan City Cemetery.

Edward was born on July 13, 1946 in Houston to his parents, Thelma and Edward Zelenka, Sr. He earned a Degree in Chemistry from Sam Houston State University. Ed had a career in the air conditioning industry for 40 years where he earned numerous awards to include Top Salesman of the Year. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the world in his motor home with his wife, Kathy, and Dee Lois and Jimmy Sullivan. Ed was a hardworking man, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Edward Zelenka, Sr.; and his sister, Karen Warwick.

Ed is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathy Zelenka; children, Jeramie Zelenka and wife, Amber, Christine Loya, Wayne Kammerl and Jenny; grandchildren, Abby Piper and fiancé, Ethan Townsend, Mia Loya, Laramie Zelenka, Landon Zelenka, and Landry Zelenka; sisters, Dee Lois Sullivan and husband, Jimmy, Linda Milam and husband, Mike, Jennifer Ortiz and husband, George; nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family members and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church or Hospice Brazos Valley.

Serving as Pallbearers are Jimmy Sullivan, James Sullivan, David Sullivan, Steven Sullivan, Ethan Townsend, and Mike Leo.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com


  1. I have been cleaning for Ed and Kathy for a little over a year and i always looked forward to coming in the house and here him say hello there gal how are ya! He was such a kind man and very knowledgeable on so many things and could be pretty funny. I will miss seeing him every other Monday. He has a special place in my heart and Kathy is such a sweet person i have been so blessed by them both. We have blessed assurance that Ed is resting with Jesus and no suffering and will see him agian someday. Reast easy friend.

  2. Christine & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I have a lot of great memories when we were (a lot) younger with y’all at your house in the country in Brenham. May God comfort all of you in this difficult tome and always. Sending prayers, love, & hugs
    Leslie Dierking-Schaper

  3. Kathy and family our sincere sympathy and prayers during this time. May you find peace and comfort for the days ahead.

  4. Kathy, please know that Jon and my prayers are with you. We pray for God’s peace to come upon you and help you through this time of suffering and loss. God bless you and your family.

  5. I the plaesure of meeting Ed a few times when he came to Houston with Kathy to visit Wayne, and I always enjoyed his stories and he was kind and I liked talking with him. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy, Wayne and the family during this time.

  6. Kathy & family: We were so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing this morning at church! We pray that our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, give you the peace and comfort that only He can give at this time. Our hearts go out to you for your loss! Doug & Pearl.

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