Louis John Berka, 87, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday December 28, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A Graveside service is set for 11 a.m., Friday, December 30, at Smetana Cemetery. Service arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.
Louis was born May 18, 1924, in Brazos County to John and Anna Kocman Berka. Having lived in Bryan his entire lifetime, he worked for Corbusier Chevrolet and he also worked for Texas A&M University. Louis served in the Army during WWII and received the distinguished Purple Heart Award. He was known for his passion for gardening and growing organic tomatoes and vegetables, as well as honeybees.
He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Berka, his brother Henry, his sister Emily, and his parents.
Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Jones, of Bryan; grandson, Darrell Daniel and wife Crystal, of Bryan; two great grandsons, Darrell Jr., and Coleton, of Bryan; special friends John and Nancy Ragsdale, and Oscar and Dorothy Wolff.