Gacek, Theodore "Ted" E. 86, passed away peacefully June 29, 2013 in St. Augustine, Florida. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he worked with a wholesale drug store supply company . Ted was also a member of the American Legion for 43 years. He and his wife, Bernice moved to Elkton, Florida after his retirement. Survivors include his beloved wife Bernice; children, Barbara Gacek, Teresa (Joe) Morris, Michael (Brenda) Gacek; step- children, Barbara (Mark) Freimuth, Stephen (Dianne) Orth, and John (Susan) Orth; sister, Amy Zarricna; brother, Robert Gacek; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Mass 10:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at San Sebastian Catholic Church. The burial will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Ted's memory would be appreciated. www.craigfuneralhome.com
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Published in Star Tribune on July 3, 2013