James Carroll Nawara, 86, of New Ulm, Texas, passed away on July 15, 2021, in Columbus, Texas. On April 12, 1935, he was born to Joseph C. Nawara and Minnie Leona (Maricle) Nawara in Mooreville, Texas. On November 2, 1958, he married Janie Mae Jezek.
James worked as a maintenance worker for Gulf State Tubing in Rosenberg and retired on May 31, 1998. He spent time in the Army from 1956 to 1962. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. James enjoyed sports of all types, camping, fishing, and woodworking. He also enjoyed his annual fall trips to the Colorado mountains with his cousins.
James is survived by his daughter Karen Kilian and husband Daniel; son Loran Nawara and wife Oneida; grandchildren J.D. Kilian and wife Ashley, Lisa Bubert and husband Patrick, April Johnson, Jacey Nawara and wife Adriana, Gabe Toledo and wife Shayna, and Nicole Voitle; great-grandchildren Christa Kilian, Jacob Kilian, Jocelyn Lewis, Marc Lewis, Malachi Johnson, Sania Johnson, and Tyler Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph C. Nawara and Minnie Leona Nawara; wife Janie Nawara; sisters Nala Miller, Bettye Meyer, and Lanell Torpy.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Texas.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Pastor Jill Vivroux will be officiating.
Burial will take place in New Ulm Cemetery in New Ulm, Texas.
Pallbearers are J.D. Kilian, Jacey Nawara, Jacob Kilian, Danny Miller, Kenny Meyer, and Reagan Meyer. Honorary pallbearers are Patrick Bubert and Gabe Toledo.
Memorials may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945 or St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1270, New Ulm, TX 78950.
Online condolences may be given at www.henneke funeralhome.com.