Visitation for Dick and Jan Cacek will be today after 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven.
Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery of Ruthven.
Dick and Jan passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at their home in Ruthven.
Richard Donald Cacek, son of Augustine and Andrea (Peterson) Cacek, was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Cherokee. He graduated from Cherokee High School. Following high school Dick was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on March 4, 1952. He served overseas during the Korean Conflict. On March 3, 1955, Dick was honorably discharged.
Janet Norma Cacek, daughter of J. Norman and Ruth (Johnson) Peterson was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Long Prairie, Minn. She graduated from Long Prairie High School.
On Dec. 29, 1963, Dick and Jan were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Together they raised five children.
Dick was employed for I.P.S. and MidAmerican Energy for nearly 40 years before his retirement in 1994. After his retirement, he drove the Regional Transit Authority bus. Jan was employed as a bookkeeper prior to their marriage and after she was married she worked at Schaffer’s Shabby Shack, the Highway Café and Mrs. O’s.
Dick and Jan were both active members of their community. Together they volunteered at the Lost Island Nature Center and Ruthven Betterment Society. In 2000, they were Citizens of the Year for Bully Bullhead weekend and served as Grand Marshalls in 2005. Dick and Jan were members of the Ruthven United Methodist Church. They were regular blood donors in the Sioux City Chapter. Dick was a member of the Ten Gallon Club of the Sioux City Chapter.
Jan was an active member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary, Red Hat Society, TOPS of Emmetsburg, UMW where she was active in Friendship Circle and the church choir. She was a previous Den Mother for Boy Scouts.
Dick served on the City Council, Palo Alto County Conservation Board, Ruthven Library Board, school board, Lions Club, Ruthven Fire Department and Ruthven American Legion. He had been a Boy Scout leader when his boys were small.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Delores (Dyslin) Cacek in 1962; a sister, Rosie Zimmet; and two brothers: Roy and Vincent Cacek.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Diane Madden.
The couple are survived by their children: Jeff Cacek and his wife, Leah of Ruthven, Tanya Schmeling and her husband, Chris of Emmetsburg, Tim Cacek of Seattle, Wash., Susan Konkel and her husband, Bill of Wittenberg, Wis., and Amy Avila and her husband, Rolando of Omaha, Neb.; fifteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; Dick’s brother, Bud Cacek and his wife, Rachel of Elk Point, S.D.; and sister, Alice Hinken of South Dakota; Jan’s sisters: Sunny Agerlie and her husband, Ollie of Walker, Minn., her twin sister, Judy Hendrickson and her husband, Bob of Plymouth, Minn., and Brenda Jost and her husband, Duane of Sun City, Ariz.; and Dick’s mother-in-law, Viola Dyslin of Wausau, Wis.
Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.