Wilma F. (Goracke) Cacek

Wilma Florence (Goracke) Cacek, 101 years of age, of Beatrice, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. She was born on a farm near Virginia on July 23, 1916 to Vincent and Anna (Fisher) Goracke. Wilma grew up in the Virginia area. She graduated from Virginia High School in 1934. After marrying Eugene Cacek on July 24, 1937, they moved to Beatrice for seven years before moving back to Virginia. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 367, a former 4-H leader and she played piano in a band for eight years. Wilma painted murals at a lot of different places including banks, churches, the senior citizen center and residences. She also did copper tooling, foiling plaster of Paris objects and making sequin calendars and marble lamps. Wilma enjoyed fishing, growing flowers and painting murals.

Wilma is survived by her son, Wayne and wife, Betty of Burchard; daughter, LaDonna Thomas of Sterling; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Fritch of Cameron, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene on March 28, 1997; grandsons, Tony Cacek and Brett Thomas; son-in-law, Gaylord Thomas; brother, Alvin Goracke and wife, Dorothy; and brother-in-law, Arnold Fritch.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Evergreen Home Cemetery, in care of the Mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice is in charge of arrangements.

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