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Vernon Wayne Cacek

September 7, 1925 November 11, 2017
Vernon Wayne  Cacek
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Obituary for Vernon Wayne Cacek

Vernon (Vern) Wayne Cacek, 92, a long-time resident of Sutherland, Iowa, died on November 11, 2017 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone Iowa, his residence of four years, from heart failure.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 13th at 2:30 PM at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel located at 715 W 3rd St, Boone, Iowa 50036.

Burial will be at the Sacred Heart cemetery in Sutherland, Iowa on Tuesday, November 14th at 3:15 PM. Memorials can be sent in Vernon's name to Eastern Star Masonic Home.

Vernon was born on September 7, 1925 in Odell Nebraska to Frank and Mary (Dvorak) Cacek. He grew up in Beatrice Nebraska where he graduated from high school. He served as Seaman First Class in the Pacific theater from March 1944 to May 1946.

He was married to Gladys Irvine at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa on January 31, 1948. He was employed with Northern Natural Gas Company near Paullina, Iowa for 37 years. He and Gladys lived in Sutherland Iowa where he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the American Legion.

Vernon enjoyed life in Sutherland with church, card-club, and local friendships. Gatherings after Friday ball games were common. He loved hunting pheasants in the fall with his buddies and fishing for walleyes in Minnesota and Kansas. He had time-honored fishing methods and had a talent for telling fish stories. He and his family made trips to Minnesota to join relatives for fishing, card games, and fish fries. Later he enjoyed trips to Colorado to visit family and to fish for trout. In retirement Vernon and Gladys traveled to Coolidge, Arizona many years where they explored and met many friends. They hosted family gatherings at their home enjoying grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vern also enjoyed downtown morning coffee and lively conversation with his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gladys (Irvine) Cacek; children Mary Gilley, Terri Watson, Edward (Therese) Cacek, Philip (Jill) Cacek and David Cacek; grandchildren Christopher Cacek, Andrea Cacek, Molly Watson, Joshua Blythe, and Nicholas Cacek; great grandchildren Aspen Winbigler, Elsa Winbigler, Ian Cacek, and Anthony Blythe.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents Frank Cacek and Mary (Dvorak) Cacek, sister Anna Rosenberg, brothers, Eugene Cacek, Harry Cacek and Rudy Cacek; daughter-in-law Carol Cacek, step grandson Nathan Blythe and Terri’s long-time partner Chuck Pyle.

Vernon's family would like to offer special thanks to the loving nurses and staff of Boone Eastern Star Masonic Home for their generous care.

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Funeral Service




2:30 PM 11/13/2017 2:30:00 PM
Eastern Star Home

715 W Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036

Eastern Star Home
715 W Mamie Eisenhower Ave. Boone 50036 IA
United States





3:15 PM 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery

Vine Avenue
Sutherland, Iowa 51058

Calvary Cemetery
Vine Avenue Sutherland 51058 Iowa
United States

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Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vine Avenue
Sutherland, Iowa 51058

Vine Avenue Sutherland 51058 Iowa
United States

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