MARAK—Eugene Joseph Vaculin, 69, of Cameron died Feb. 26, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with burial following in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery.
Rosary was recited Sunday, Feb. 28.
Mr. Vaculin was born on Nov. 23, 1951, in Temple to Cyril and Dorothy Vaculin.
He grew up in the Marak community on the family farm with his five younger brothers and sisters. He graduated from Yoe High
He graduated from Yoe High School in Cameron in 1969.
Mr. Vaculin began farming and ranching after graduating from high school and continued to do so until his passing.
He married Judy Hyzak on Oct. 6, 1979, and they were married for 41 years.
Mr. Vaculin was always very involved in the community, serving on the Cameron ISD School Board for 15 years from 1990-2005. He was board president for eight of those years and was proud of being able to pass a bond issue to build new facilities for Cameron ISD in the early 2000s. He also served on the ASCS board and Church Board for Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak.
Mr. Vaculin was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Dorothy Vaculin; a sister, Lisa Hanel; and his in-laws, Wesley and Bessie Hyzak.
Survivors are his wife, Judy Vaculin of Cameron; three daughters, Lindsey Vaculin of Cameron, Lacey Abraham and husband Chris of Katy, Lesley Gleason and husband Kevin of Franklin; four grandchildren, Reid and Owen Abraham, Avery and Hallie Gleason; three brothers, Ricky Vaculin and wife Cathie of Rockdale, Jimmy Vaculin and wife Theresa of Tomball, Tommy Vaculin and wife Laura of Cameron; a sister, Virginia Sapp and husband Allan if Cameron; a brother-in-law, Donald Hanel of Cameron; and a sister-in-law, Debbie Dohnalik and husband Tony of Cameron; also, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Donations may be made to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak.