James Carroll Nawara, 86, of New Ulm, Texas, died 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 military from 1956 to 1962. He was a member of St. John’s 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 her husband Daniel; his son Loran Nawara and his wife Oneida; grandchildren JD 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 predeceased by his parents Joseph C. Nawara and Minnie Leona Nawara; wife Janie Nawara; sisters Nala Miller, Bettye Meyer and Lanell Torpy.

Visitations will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Texas.

The funeral will be on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Pastor Jill Vivroux will officiate.

Interment will be held at New Ulm Cemetery in New Ulm, Texas.

The carriers are JD Kilian, Jacey Nawara, Jacob Kilian, Danny Miller, Kenny Meyer and Reagan Meyer. The honorary bearers are Patrick Bubert and Gabe Toledo.

Memorials can be delivered at Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945 or at St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 1270, New Ulm, TX 78950.

Online condolences can be presented at www.henneke funérailles.com.

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