Born Feb. 20, 1920, at Silvia, Mo., he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Harrison Vavak. He was a veteran, a Ranger, in the U.S. Army, a lifetime member of D.A.V., and was the oldest living member of Trinity General Baptist Church at Dupo, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Euala Vavak; one son, Joe Vavak; and one grandson, Jimmy Vavak.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, September 18, 2006, at Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden, Mo. with military rites.
Bradshaw Funeral Home at Malden, Mo., is in charge of the arrangements.