Virgil J. Vacek, age 75, husband of Mary Kay, of rural Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at his home in rural Glencoe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021, from 12:30-2:00 P.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Military Honors by the Silver Lake American Legion Honor Guard Post 141.
Please see https://www.stanastasia.net/ for the live streaming of Virgil’s service.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 Honor Guard at 241 Main St W, Silver Lake, MN 55381.
Virgil James Vacek was born on August 14, 1945, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of James and Helen (Pilarski) Vacek. Virgil was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Minnesota. He received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1963.
Virgil entered active military service in the Army National Guard.
On May 14, 1966, Virgil was united in marriage to Mary Kay Rannow at St. Adelbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. This marriage was blessed with three sons, David, Matthew, and Aaron. Virgil and Mary Kay resided on their farm in Hassan Valley Township, rural Glencoe, Minnesota. They shared 54 years of marriage.
Virgil was first employed at the Creamery in Glencoe, followed by Schwartz Manufacturing in Cokato, Minnesota, Hutchinson Manufacturing, and then began working at Scherping Systems Inc. in Winsted, Minnesota until retiring in February of 2006. He also farmed his land in Glencoe for several years. Virgil was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1841, the American Legion Post 141 in Silver Lake where he spent a great amount of time volunteering, the Silver Lake Sportsman Club, and the DAV #37 in Hutchinson.
Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, working with metal, woodworking, and cutting wood. He also enjoyed smoking meat, making maple syrup, mushrooming, and wild ricing. He loved sharing his produce with others. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
Virgil passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at his home in Glencoe, at the age of 75 years. Blessed be his memory.
Virgil is survived by his:
Wife, Mary Kay Vacek of Glencoe, MN;
Sons, David Vacek and his wife, Tanya, of Glencoe, MN,
Matthew Vacek and his wife, Jennifer, of Duluth, MN,
Aaron Vacek and his wife, Tessa, of Minnetonka, MN;
Grandchildren, Brandon, Saijal, Aislin, Aleda, Matalynn, Kendis, and Marek;
Siblings, Roger Vacek and his wife, Carolyn, of Hutchinson, MN,
Robert Vacek of Verndale, MN,
Marjorie Nowak of Neosho, MO,
James Vacek and his wife, Debbie, of California,
Terry Vacek and his wife, Linda, of St. Charles, MO,
Jane Dennison and her husband, Steve, of Glencoe, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Virgil is preceded in death by his Parents, James and Helen Vacek; Brother, Christopher Vacek; Sister, Julie Vacek in infancy; and Brother-In-Law, Clarence Nowak.