Obituary of Mildred Hajek Vacek
- Obituary of Mildred Hajek Vacek
Galveston Daily News
11 Feb 1991
Dickinson's Mildred Vacek dies at age 69
GALVESTON - Mildred H. Vacek, 69, of Dickinson died Saturday at a
University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston.
Services will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Shine of the True Cross
Catholic Church in Dickinson. The Rev. Milam Kleas will officiate.
Visitation is set for 5:30 p.m. today at James Crowder Funeral Home
in Dickinson. A vigil will be held 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Vacek was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Lavaca County. She is the
daughter of Alfred and Agnes Chovanetz Hajek. She married John R.
Vacek June 17, 1946, in Moravia.
She was a graduate of Schulenburg High School and received her
bachelor of science degree in education in 1943 from the University
of Texas at Austin, majoring in government and minoring in social
studies. She also received a permanent teacher's certificate.
While at the university, she was selected a Bluebonnet Bell for the
Round Up Review. She was a high school teacher in San Diego, East
Bernard and El Campo.
Mrs. Vacek was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority since 1947.
She served as president of different chapters and other offices and
committees, including mental health and cancer drives. She has
received the Order of the Rose degree and the Silver Anniversary
award, and is a member of the Preceptor Chapter of Iota Kappa.
She was a charter member of the Weed 'N Wish Garden Club of
Dickinson, having served as president and in other offices and as a
trustee of the Weed 'N Wish Corp. She was a life member of Texas
Garden Clubs Inc. and the National Council of State Garden Clubs.
Mrs. Vacek was also a life member of the American Pharmaceutical
Association Auxiliary, a member of the Texas Pharmaceutical
Auxiliary, and was organizer and president of the Galveston County
She became a real estate broker and opened the Vacek Real Estate
business in 1963. She was a member of the Gulf Coast Board of
Realtors, having served as president in 1969, as well as in other
offices. She was a member of the National Association of Realtors
and the Texas Association of Realtors. She also received a life
membership in the Gulf Coast Board of Realtors.
Mrs. Vacek was a member of the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce for
several years and served on various committees.
She was named Woman of the Year of Dickinson in 1960. She was a
member of the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church.
In March 1990, Unit 52 Bertha of the Dickinson Volunteer Fire
Department was dedicated to Mildred and John Vacek for their support
of the department.
Mrs. Vacek is survived by her husband, John R. Vacek of Dickinson;
mother, Agnes C. Hajek of Flatonia; and sister, Sylvia Ann Poessel of
Pallbearers are Dr. Don Vacek, Dr. Worth Walton, Dr. Milton
Hejtmancik, Robert H. Varnadore, Paul K. Vacek, Frank G. Poessel Jr.,
Jasper Leggo and Bernard Vanek.
Honorary pallbearers are Marlin E. Ross; Johnny J. Vaselka; Fred
Stebbins; Edgar Eggert Jr.; Dr. Suzanne McClure, chairman of the
department of oncology at UTMB, and staff; Dr. Harry Wallfisch, Dr.
Johnson and staff of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UTMB; Dr.
James A. Belli, chairman of the department of radiation therapy at
UTMB, and staff; Dr. E. B. Evans, chairman of the department of
orthopedics at UTMB, and staff; Beta Sigma Phi sorority sisters; the
Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department; the Gulf Coast Board of
Realtors; the Shrine of the True Cross woman's bridge club; and the
Weed 'N Wish Garden Club.
Memorials may be sent to the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic
School, the Weed 'N Wish Corp., the garden club of Dickinson; the
Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and the Mildred Vacek Scholarship
Fund at Citizen State Bank in Dickinson.
Submitted by Millie Welch
Posted by Matt Cross