Thomas Wayne Kachmar

“In order for God to gain an Angel in Heaven, a heart must be broken on Earth.”

Thomas Wayne Kachmar gained his wings on Oct. 4, 2019 at the age of 66. 

He was born May 30, 1953 in Wharton to the late Joe Kachmar and Martha Wisnieski Kachmar Schultz.  

Tom was a loving husband. He was a devoted father. Tom adored his grandchildren and was a genuine friend. He gained his love for baseball while attending Colt 45s games with his father as a child. He was a diehard Houston Astros fan. Tom never welcomed anyone without a smile. He had the kindest of hearts. He appreciated the simple things in life, especially the outdoors. His heart was full and didn’t have a need for anything more.  

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Kuykendall Kachmar of El Campo; children Rhea Kachmar Prasek and husband Troy of Hillje and Matthew Kachmar and wife Laura of Garwood; grandchildren Wyatt and Pierson Prasek and Taylor, Piper, Owen and Riggs Kachmar; brothers Bobby Kachmar and wife Florine and Bill Kachmar, Sr. and wife Judy, all of El Campo; sister Vicky Brown and husband Terry of East Bernard; mother-in-law Edwina Kuykendall of El Campo; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Harper Allyne Prasek; and brother Joe Ray Kachmar.   

Visitation began 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Triska Funeral Home with a parish rosary offered at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass began 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at St. Philip Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Rother officiating. Entombment followed at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Cliff Kuykendall, Craig Kuykendall, Troy Prasek, Alan Knuppel, Weston Knuppel, Bill Kachmar, Jr. and Daryl Kachmar.

Donations in memory of Thomas Kachmar may be made to St. Philip Catholic School Endowment Fund. 

Condolences for the family may be shared at

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681