Lorena Simek


Lorena Hejl Simek , age 90, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation is 6 to 8:30 pm Tuesday, November 11, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 12, at Harper –Talasek Funeral Home in Temple, under the direction of Lake Shore Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Seaton Cemetery.

Lorena was born July 30, 1924, in Bell County, to John and Annie Clara Hejl. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred Simek of 62 years, 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Lorena was a homemaker, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her heart’s desire was spending time with her family, cooking with a uniqueness and style of her own while making kolaches, sugar cookies and macaroni and cheese; always making sure to sprinkle love into every dish she prepared. Lorena had a wonderful smile that would light up a room and a heart-felt kindness toward others that welcomed many into her home. She also enjoyed bringing on a “skunk” while playing her domino games.

Lorena leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her children, Caroline and Tommy Banks, Linda and Lonny Nolan, Larry and Judy Simek, Wanda Maddy and Joel Haltom, Janis and Sam Drake, and Lori and Darrell Hodges; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; sister Wilma Schiller and brother Wilbur Hejl, and many family and friends.

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Hospice Plus and Bradfield House of Mesquite for the loving care and support during a very difficult time.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Jason Nolan, Tony Banks, Patrick Nolan, Jeremy Simek, Justin Hodges and Jase Hodges.

We love and miss you Mother, you are forever in our hearts!

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  1. Sue Steed-Wilshire

    Linda & Carolyn I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Treasure your memories & she will always be close to your heart. Hope to see y’all at visitation.
    Sue Steed-Wilshire

  2. Deanna Quinn Marek

    My heart breaks for your family. Oh the wonderful times we all had. Can you only imagine the celebrations in heaven now with our folks? What a party they are having! Your mama and daddy were so special to our family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and in our prayers and always in memory.

  3. Larry
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Donna Adams Zemanek

  4. Pam Waters Doolittle

    I have many find memoriesof aunt Lorena… She was A wonderful lady.. I am so sorry for your loss.. Love always,..

  5. What a sad loss for a wonderful family. Your Mom was always the sweetest, fiestiest Mom in the neighborhood but she loved her family with a passion. Please accept my condolences with the love I have always had for all of you and enjoy your precious memories.
    “To live in hearts we leave behind is to not die.” Thomas Campbell
    And your parents will forever be in our hearts.

  6. Mary Helen (Jones) Carswell

    Linda, Caroline and the rest of the Simek family.
    My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your sweet mom. I remember her from our time in high school and the wedding planning. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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