On Tuesday afternoon, January 22, 2019, Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Orsak passed away at her home in Katy with close family members at her side. She was 71. Elizabeth Jean Kallus was born to George and Anita on March 11, 1947 in Hallettsville, Texas. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Hallettsville from Kindergarten through graduating from high school in 1965.
She leaves behind her beloved husband, Stephen (Steve) Wayne Orsak. They married on September 6, 1965 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville and were blessed with 53 years together. They have been faithful members of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy for over 35 years. In addition to being a loving daughter and wife, Betty was also a mother to her four children who survive her. They include Dawn Orsak of Austin; Tricia Georgiou and husband Panos of Houston; Jason Orsak and wife Kelly Apple of Houston; and Stephen Orsak and wife Lauren McMurray of Austin.
Survivors also include her dear grandchildren—Katherine, Nick, Alec, Dougal, Chandler, Parker, Eleni, Emma, Rome, and Griffin. Survivors also include great grandchildren, Wesley and Charlie.
She is also mourned by brothers, sisters, and in-laws—all of whom have cared deeply for Betty during her long illness. They are Mary Ann Litzmann and husband, Bill; A.J. Kallus; Jane Miles; George Kallus and wife, Maggie; Mrs. (Charleen) John Kallus; Joseph Kallus and wife Pat; Robert Kallus; Karen Jackson and husband, Reed; Gary Orsak and wife Deniese; and Randy Smith. Betty was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Anita Kallus of Hallettsville, brother John Kallus, brothers in law Chuck Miles and Jeffery Orsak, sisters in law Jerrilyn Kallus, Alice Kallus, and Sophia Smith, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway, in Katy, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A rosary will also be recited at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville, Texas, where mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Betty’s favored charities, in memory of Elizabeth Orsak—the Czech Center Museum Houston, the Houston Food Bank, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville, Texas.
To express condolences, please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 W. Grand Parkway South, Katy, Texas 77494; (281) 391-2424.