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Joan Kay Vacik

August 19, 1939 — August 14, 2023

Joan Kay Vacik

Joan Kay Vacik of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2023, at Chesaning Comfort Care. She was 83 years old. Joan Kay Tomasik was born on August 19, 1939, in Rush Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan, to the late Joseph and Anna (Blahut) Tomasik. She was a proud 1957 graduate of Elsie High School. Following graduation, Joan began working at the Clinton National Bank and Trust in Elsie, rising to the position of the youngest female Branch Manager in the State of Michigan. She met the love of her life, Clarence "Clem" F. Vacik, at a polka dance, Clem was playing in the band. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on October 30, 1965, at St. Cyril Catholic Church in Bannister; he preceded her in death on September 2, 2003. The role of her lifetime, and one she truly treasured and cherished, was to be the most loving and supportive wife and mother. Joan was a longtime and faithful member of St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary Catholic Church. Her little piece of heaven was watching her grandchildren's sports events, and spending time with her beloved family and friends. An excellent homemaker for the remainder of her life, Joan always kept her home tidy, clean, and organized. She will forever be remembered for upbeat yet beautiful energy and enthusiasm, for having a kind, caring, and loving spirit, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful memories and stories.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Kevin) Mayer of Montrose; son, Karl (Lori) Vacik of Saginaw; three grandchildren: Grant Vacik, Cameron Vacik, and Valerie Mayer.

Also surviving are many cousins, three nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Clem" Vacik; parents, Joseph and Anna Tomasik, and a brother, Joe (Sue) Tomasik.

A Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary Catholic Church, 151 Saint Mary's Drive, Hemlock. Rev. Fr. Michael F. Steltenkamp, S.J. will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a charity of the donor's choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with family at the funeral home, church, or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Thursday, August 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary Catholic Church

151 St. Mary Dr., Hemlock, MI 48626

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Mass

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary Catholic Church

151 St. Mary Dr., Hemlock, MI 48626

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