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George Vavricka Dec. 22, 1925 - June 29, 2009

OLIVIA -- George A. Vavricka, 83, of Olivia died Monday at the Golden Living Center in Olivia.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.

He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Olivia to George and Albina (Trcka) Vavricka. He grew up in Olivia where he attended school. He served in the Army National Guard from 1950-1952 and later served in active duty during the Korean War. He was a farmer in rural Olivia and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the American Legion. He moved into town to live with his sister in 2003 and later to Fairview Place. He had been a resident of the Golden Living Center since 2005.

He is survived by his two sisters: Bernadine Remmers of Olivia and Delores Dobmeyer of Andover.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.