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Kenneth Duane Hubenak

In Loving Memory

Kenneth Duane Hubenak

5/31/1968 - 4/27/2017

Kenneth “Kenny” Duane Hubenak, 48, of Houston, TX passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.  Kenny was born on May 31, 1968 in Alvin, TX to his parents Edmund Jr. and Helen (Korenek) Hubenak.  

Living life to the fullest, Kenny touched many lives during his 48 years here on earth.  He graduated from Friendswood High School in 1986, with the class motto being “Fire Up Friendswood, Fire Up.” He went on to earn a finance degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  He worked at WorleyParsons for many years where he made countless lifelong friendships.  Anyone who knew Kenny knew he loved his family and that his daughter, Brooke, was the light of his life.  His life was complete the day she was born and he carried her on a pedestal.  She was “Daddy’s little princess”.  Kenny had a love for nature and would spend every free moment fishing on his boat or hunting in a field with his buddies.  He loved traveling back to his mother’s hometown of Nada, TX to hunt on the prairie every chance he could, with his buddies in tow.  Kenny was the life of the party everywhere he went.  There was never a dull moment with him around.  He had a special way of putting a smile on anyone’s face with one of his many stories.  He would have everyone crying (tears of laughter) when he told one of his famous stories.  He was always there to help when needed.  Kenny was able to make the ultimate gift to help those in need by giving the anatomical gift of life to multiple people he never met.    

Kenny was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edmund Sr. and Bessie (Krenek) Hubenak and his maternal grandparents, Richard and Adela (Pavlu) Korenek. 

He is survived by his parents Edmund Jr. and Helen Hubenak; his daughter, Brooke Hubenak; Brooke’s mother, Jennifer Hubenak, and half-sister Heather Woods, all of Friendswood, TX; along with his godparents, David H. Hubenak and his spouse Barbara of Wallis, TX.  Kenny had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends that will miss him dearly.  

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX.  Recitation of the Rosary and celebration of a Funeral Mass will also be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX.  Immediately following the Funeral Mass, the family welcomes everyone to a reception in the Main Hall of the Parish Center at Mary Queen Catholic Church.  The reception will last until 3:00 p.m. and will include a catered meal.  Following the reception, Kenny will depart from Friendswood at about 3:00 p.m. and make his last journey home to Nada, TX where he will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery around 5:00 p.m. 

Pallbearers will be: David H. Hubenak, James Salyer, Parker Garcia, Clay Myers, Ty Richmond and Ken Groba.

Honorary pallbearers will be: David W. Hubenak, Robert Hubenak, Eugene Hubenak, Michael Hubenak, Milton Hollis, James “Jim” Korenek, Richard “Dick” Korenek, Roland “Buzz” Bellard and Damon Hall.

Condolences may be sent to the Hubenak family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com. 

May 2,2017 - 3:21 pm

Bob Looper

I am a (now retired) Process Engineer and worked with Ken on several projects. I always thought well of him and offer my heart felt condolences to the family.


May 2,2017 - 2:58 pm

Christie Connelly Simonton

I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was such a good man. He was the one who interviewed me and hired me at WorleyParsons, and every time I saw him, he would thank me again for the handmade thank you note I sent him. He was so outgoing and cared for everyone he worked with. It is such a sad thing to hear of his passing. You are in my prayers.


May 4,2017 - 9:39 am

Betty & Leonard Salas

We are so sorry for your loss Helen and Edmund. May God comfort you in this hour and may Kenny rest in peace.


May 4,2017 - 9:42 am

Tracy Brown Cooper

I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Ken and I worked together for many years. He was a great guy who will be missed dearly. My sincere condolence to his family. Until we meet again, Rest in Paradise Ken...Tracy


May 3,2017 - 4:02 pm

Warren Tann

Kenny was a great guy, very fun loving and humorous. I loved to listen to stories he shared. Kenny always included you in the conversations and made you feel loved. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I love you man, till we meet again.


May 3,2017 - 2:49 pm

Isabel Janish Steffek

Rest In Peace, Kenneth…we express our deepest sympathy to his family & friends. Though we did not spend time with Kenny, we feel that we knew him because we spent so much time growing up with his mother Helen & the Korenek family in the small town farming community of Nada TX attending school & church & picnics & dances together, both of our families had lots of children so some of us were the same age or just a year or two apart. Kenny is remembered by those who were a part of his life as a fun-loving caring generous good man & a great father, that is a Beautiful Memory to leave behind. Kenneth's work on earth is done, he is now with his heavenly family. Love, Janish extended family (Thank you, Honey, for contacting us.)


May 3,2017 - 9:28 am

Byron Stephens

I will miss you more than anyone will know. I will always remember the times we spent together. We will fish together again one day bud. I love you my friend!


May 3,2017 - 11:22 am

Erika Mallory

I'm still in disbelief that such a great person has now gained his wings. I as well was interview and hired by Ken. He was the most sincere and humbled person I ever met. I pray for his family and his daughter Brooke whom he spoke to me about every chance he got. Fly high and rest easy my friend.


May 3,2017 - 12:36 pm

Ashley Jones

Ken brought me on at WorleyParsons and was such a good hearted person and boss. He was always so caring and giving and I can't believe he was taken away from us so soon. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Ken's family and if any account or donations are being taken for a college fund for Brooke I would be more than happy to donate.


May 2,2017 - 2:54 pm


I am so sorry to hear about Ken\'s passing. I have known Ken for 12 years now. We use to work together. The stories he told were truly hysterical. Especially about midget wrestling. I sure am gonna miss you Ken, especially our once a month chit chats. we were do for one too!! I will see you again some day... Love ya, H


May 4,2017 - 6:03 pm

Len & Joyce Waldroup

Dear Ed and Helen. We're so sorry to hear of Kennys passing. Our thoughts and prayers with all of you.


May 2,2017 - 9:19 pm

Beth Conroy Jones

Ed and Helen Kenny will always have a special place in my heart. First family we met when we moved to Friendswood. Please know you are both in my thoughts and prayers . May God bless you and keep you both with love light and cherished memories .


May 2,2017 - 8:13 pm

Lucy & Melvin Buenger

Our deepest condolences to all on Kenneth's family. We will continue to prayer for all of you.


May 2,2017 - 12:51 pm

Jacqueline Langelier

I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My deepest condolences to his family. You have been in my prayers since I heard the sad news of his accident. I will continue to lift you up in this time of loss. Warmest Regards, Jackie Langelier (Co-Worker)


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