83R4934 LUC-D
  By: Anderson H.R. No. 191
         WHEREAS, A full and generous life drew to a close with the
  passing of Robert Wayne Michna of Lorena on January 4, 2013, at the
  age of 68; and
         WHEREAS, Bob Michna spent 55 years in the barbecue business,
  working first at Rudy Mikeska's in Taylor and then at Clem Mikeska's
  in Temple before opening his own barbecue restaurant in Waco in
  1987; on a number of occasions, he was called to Washington, D.C.,
  to prepare food for members of Congress, and he once had the honor
  of cooking for President Gerald Ford when he visited Temple; over
  the years, Mr. Michna collected myriad prizes at barbecue
  competitions, but he counted the first-place award he received for
  his mother's sauce recipe as the pinnacle of his cook-off success;
         WHEREAS, While building a highly regarded reputation as a
  barbecue master, Mr. Michna also gave freely of his time and
  energies in behalf of his community; he sponsored youth teams in
  sports ranging from baseball and softball to football, basketball,
  and soccer for nearly 30 years, and he was a staunch champion of the
  McLennan County Junior Livestock Show from 1987 to his passing; in
  addition, Mr. Michna supported the Heart of Texas Scholarship
  committee and various other school-related groups; he was a valued
  member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and
  the Northwest Optimist Club, and he also belonged to the Texas Farm
  Bureau; he was made an honorary member of the 124th Calvary Regiment
  Spurs in recognition of his continued support of our troops; and
         WHEREAS, Bob Michna was the devoted husband of Sandra Michna,
  his wife of 45 years, and the proud father of three children; and
         WHEREAS, This esteemed Texan achieved a life that was rich in
  family, friends, and accomplishments, and those who were privileged
  to share in his love and friendship will forever hold him close in
  their hearts; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Robert Wayne Michna
  and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his
  wife, Sandra Michna; to his children, Tammy Talasek and her
  husband, Greg, Robert Michna, Jr., and his wife, Kim, and Billy
  Michna and his wife, Diane Degrate-Michna; to his grandchildren,
  Justin and Brittany Talasek, Kimberly Olsen and her husband,
  Garrett, and Lane, Cade, and Reed Michna; to his
  great-grandchildren, Madison Mayfield and Luke Olsen; to his
  siblings, Judy Motyka and her husband, Tom, Larry Michna and his
  wife, Kathy, Tony Michna, and Jimmy Michna and his wife, Denise; to
  his sister-in-law, Irene Michna; and to his many other relatives
  and friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Robert
  Wayne Michna.