George Voracek, 91

George W. Voracek, 91, of Faribault, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault.

Born on December 30, 1917, at his family's home in Erin Township, Rice County, George Wenceslaus Voracek was a son of Frank J. and Anna (Duban) Voracek. He married Helen Skluzacek on November 27, 1944, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale. George was a lifelong farmer in Forest Township. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #889 in Faribault, was one of the founding members of the Tri-Lakes Sportsman's Club, the Shieldsville Sportsman's Club, the Montgomery Czech Singers and the Sheriff's Reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years; seven children George (Eileen) Voracek, Faribault, Jan (Steve) Gillen, Faribault, Mary Mensing (and fiancé Jim Friedrichs), Mankato, Joan (Lenny) Smisek, Lonsdale, Grace Voracek, Faribault, Randy (Robin) Voracek, Faribault and Donna Mae (Ron) Kadrlik, Faribault; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and special friend of the family Linda Reed, Faribault.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Dawn Kuchinka; grandson Jonathon Voracek; and great-grandsons Benjamin Voracek and Mitchell Bloomquist.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., at the Church of St. Patrick in Shieldsville. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Lonsdale.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, and at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to services.

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