Ervin J. “Tex” Kober, 78, La Crosse, died Monday, June 11, 2018, in Hays.

He was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Bison to Frank and Viola (Kestine) Kober. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County.

He was a recycler prior to retirement.

Survivors include two brothers, Donald Kober and wife, Dalene, La Crosse, and Raymond Kober and wife, Kathy, Great Bend; and two sisters, Grace Harris and husband, Carl, Mount Gilead, N.C., and Lillian Cross and husband, Steve, St. George, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Alvin Kober.

A private family graveside memorial service and inurnment was held. Cremation has been chosen.

Memorials are suggested to Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.