Dennis Wacek May 10, 1945 - March 11, 2013
OLIVIA - Dennis Wacek, age 67, of Olivia died Monday, March 11, 2013 in Olivia. A Memorial Mass is Saturday 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island with Rev. George Schmit as celebrant. Burial is in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Olivia. Visitation is Friday 5-7:30 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Dennis Edward Wacek was born at Olivia, MN on May 10, 1945 to Edward and Ruth (Stadther) Wacek. He grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School. Denny was a lifelong truck driver starting even when he was in high school. Denny had lived in Oregon where he drove for the Teamsters for 18 years. He returned to Olivia where he was an owner/operator for 20 plus years retiring due to health needs. Denny enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and cribbage, golfing, and polka and country western music. Denny's true love was driving truck and so his truck-stop friends throughout the country were like family.
Dennis is survived by his two sons: Paul (and Monica) Wacek and their sons Ian and Jacob Viking; Dennis (and Alisa) Wacek and their son Dexter; his nine siblings: Joan (and Dominic) Chirico of Fort Mills, SC, Sandra Wacek of Fremont, CA, Gary Wacek of Bloomington, Gloria (and Joseph) Serbus of Milaca, Lane (and Marcy) Wacek of Olivia, Kay Dickey of St. Louis, MO, Doug Wacek of Burlington, VT, Kevin (and Patricia) Wacek of Coon Rapids, and Lyndean (and Gary) Phinney of Austin, TX; and his many nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Brian Wacek, and his sister-in-law Becky Wacek.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN
(320) 523-1102 www.dirksblem.com