Albert “Zeke” Vorachek, 86, of Gladwin, went to his heavenly home on Monday, September 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on October 30, 1932, the son of Thomas & Florence (LaFreniere) Vorachek, in Hafford, Saskatchewan. At the age of 3, his family moved and settled in Flint, Michigan. There he met and fell in love with his future wife and devoted life partner Betty Gagnon. They were married on February 23, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flint. While raising a family Zeke was employed for A/C Spark Plug until his retirement in 1980 after 30 dedicated years of service.
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After being weekenders for 8 years, Zeke and Betty decided to move to Harrison after retirement. After moving to Harrison, he was able to resume many of his favorite hobbies. He was a true sportsmen, whether it was hunting, fishing, or training his dogs. His passion among his hobbies were raising his dogs. Through these activities he was able to meet and sustain many friendships that lasted a lifetime. Even through all of his life’s adventures he knew what was most important in his life. There wasn’t anything he valued and cherished more than his family. To them he was simply “pops”, and he adored them more than anything in the world.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years: Betty Vorachek of Gladwin; 3 children: Tom Vorachek of Florida; Gail Schloegl of Florida; Scott (Alberta) Vorachek of Gladwin. His children blessed his with 5 beautiful granddaughters: Summer (Rob) Smith, Stacey (Darrell) Mesarosh, Erica Horn, Savanah Vorachek, Rashell Vorachek; 9 special great granddaughters: Kali, Paige, Karlee, Jenna, Kristin, Katlyn, Sarah, Morgan & River. He is also survived by 1 sister: Alice Harris along with numerous nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters & 1 brother.
A Memorial Mass honoring Zeke will be conducted by Fr. Marcel Portelli on Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are to be made according to St. Judes Children's search Hospital or St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison.