obit: Joe Willie Vasek
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for Joe Willie Vasek, 58, former café owner and cattleman of Borden, who died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Youens Hospital.
Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and burial was in the Columbus Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Flanegan officiated.
Mr. Vasek, whose health had been failing the past two years, had been in the hospital since suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier.
Born at Hostyn Hill near Ellinger, he was a son of Joe and Anna Sikora Vasek. He married Miss Gertrude Legler at Wharton on Aug. 4, 1931, and they lived at Houston two years before moving to Fayetteville, where Mr. Vasek operated a store for several years. They moved to Borden in 1940 when Mr. Vasek bought the Borden store. They sold the store in 1946 and in 1949 they built Lake View Café at Borden Lake. Later it was leased to operators and finally was closed about two years ago.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Vasek of Borden; one son, James, of Eagle Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Walter A. (Jo Ann) Vornsand of here; one granddaughter, Carolyn Sue Vasek of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Louis of Fayetteville and John and Bill of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Stolar and Mrs. Bertha Jarush, both of Fayetteville. A sister, Mrs. Mary Hlanek, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Harry Taylor, P. M. Sanders, L. V. Ermis, Bill Kainer, Rud. Thumann, Geo. Poktuda, Geo. Muzny, and Oscar Hoelscher.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, February 28, 1958
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis