Wilma passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Wilma was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson. She was also a member of the NEA and MEA. Wilma supported the Arbor Day Foundation and enjoyed planting trees and watching them grow. For a few years, she and Vernon would travel south to the Mission, Texas area and spend their winters. Every now and then, she would jump into the semi with her son, Paul, and travel the east coast and south to see the sights. Wilma enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning and preserving the harvest, cooking and nutrition; she could also be found helping out around the farm.
Wilma is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vernon Vachuska of Jackson; two sons: Peter (Colleen) Vachuska of West Bend, Wis., and Paul Vachuska of Jackson; two grandchildren: Jenna Vachuska of Spirit Lake, Ia., and Karl Vachuska of West Bend, Wis.; one brother, Carl (Irene) Williams of Jackson, Minn.; four sisters: Bernice Wewetzer of Lynd, Minn., Thelma Dunker of Petersburg, Minn., Roberta Nigon of Boulder, Colo., and Maxine Jenkins of Bonita, Fla.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents.
Blessed be the memory of Wilma May Vachuska.