OBITUARY

VJ (Jim) Vacek

November 30, 1928April 6, 2019
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VJ (Jim) Vacek, 90, passed into the arms of his beloved Savior on April 6, 2019, surrounded by his family after 5 years of illness. Jim was born to parents Joe Vacek and Mary Bilicek on November 30, 1928 in East Bernard,Texas.

Jim graduated from East Bernard high school and entered the armed forces in 1948 and served for 2 years. He was then employed by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline for 37 years until he retired in 1987. Jim and Dolores were married on January 31, 1952 in East Bernard Texas. They loved to travel and enjoyed the outdoors, while also sharing their high standards with a strong Christian faith at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Jim never met a stranger and was quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, George Vacek. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dolores Ann Dobias Vacek; two sons, James and wife, Karen Vacek of Tomball, and David Vacek of Victoria; daughter, Donna Vacek of Pearland; sisters, Lillian Brod of Victoria and Marietta Macha of Tyler; grandsons, Zachary and wife, Mary Vacek of Tomball, and Matt Vacek of Tomball.

Jim left a lasting impression on all he met. His genuine smile was contagious. His love of the church led him to be a committed and faithful husband and father. He was very proud of children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 – 7 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 am, Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial with flag presentation under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Jim’s caregivers, Amanda, Becky, Janie, Janice, and Rachel for their compassionate and kind care during Jim’s illness. A special thank you also to Dr. Mehran Nezhad for 20 years of care and daily hospital visits, and to Father Gary Janak for his home and hospital visits with the family.

If so desired memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Victory building fund or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Share condolences at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

Rest In Peace to a kind and gentle man.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe Vacek, Father
  • Mary Bilicek Vacek, Mother
  • Dolores Ann Dobias Vacek, Wife of 67 years
  • James and Karen Vacek, Son and wife
  • David Vacek, Son
  • Donna Vacek, Daughter
  • Lillian Brod, Sister
  • Marietta Macha, Sister
  • Zachary and Mary Vacek, Grandson and wife
  • Matt Vacek, Grandson
  • George Vacek, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady of Victory Building Fund
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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VJ (Jim) Vacek

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Jeannine Atzenhoffer

April 8, 2019

James-truly sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I hope your many happy family memories together help you during this sad time. Sending my prayers for you & your entire family.

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Biography

VJ (Jim) Vacek, 90, passed into the arms of his beloved Savior on April 6, 2019, surrounded by his family after 5 years of illness. Jim was born to parents Joe Vacek and Mary Bilicek on November 30, 1928 in East Bernard,Texas.

Jim graduated from East Bernard high school and entered the armed forces in 1948 and served for 2 years. He was then employed by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline for 37 years until he retired in 1987. Jim and Dolores were married on January 31, 1952 in East Bernard Texas. They loved to travel and enjoyed the outdoors, while also sharing their high standards with a strong Christian faith at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Jim never met a stranger and was quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, George Vacek. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dolores Ann Dobias Vacek; two sons, James and wife, Karen Vacek of Tomball, and David Vacek of Victoria; daughter, Donna Vacek of Pearland; sisters, Lillian Brod of Victoria and Marietta Macha of Tyler; grandsons, Zachary and wife, Mary Vacek of Tomball, and Matt Vacek of Tomball.

Jim left a lasting impression on all he met. His genuine smile was contagious. His love of the church led him to be a committed and faithful husband and father. He was very proud of children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 – 7 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 am, Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial with flag presentation under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Jim’s caregivers, Amanda, Becky, Janie, Janice, and Rachel for their compassionate and kind care during Jim’s illness. A special thank you also to Dr. Mehran Nezhad for 20 years of care and daily hospital visits, and to Father Gary Janak for his home and hospital visits with the family.

If so desired memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Victory building fund or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Share condolences at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

Rest In Peace to a kind and gentle man.