obit: Bessie Stokr Vacek
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:34 AM CDT
Bessie Vacek, 92, of El Campo, passed away on March 28, 2011. She was born June 26, 1918 in El Campo to Frank and Albina Ripple Stokr. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughter’s of America Court No. 1374, KJZT and had served with the Sunshine Ladies and St. John’s Altar Society for a number of years.
She is survived by her daughter, Jan Bahnsen and husband Gene of Wharton; sons, Robert F. Vacek and wife Mary of Conroe, Tom J. Vacek of Austin, Michael F. Vacek and wife Catherine of Austin and Joe D. Vacek and wife Laurice of El Campo; sister, Lillian Savino of El Campo, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe F. Vacek and sister Evelyn Howard.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday. March 30 with a Parish and Catholic Daughter Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are “Bo” David Bahnsen, Billy Bahnsen, Ryan Vacek, Curtis Vacek, Cody Vacek and Thomas Lane Vacek. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Philip’s School General Fund or to the Sunshine Ladies.
Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.
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