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Mary Vajdak

July 29, 1929 — August 26, 2018

Mary Ann Vajdak, 89, of Snook passed away on Sunday, August 26.

Visitation will be 6pm – 8pm, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Strickland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 29, 10am at Snook Brethren Church in Snook. Interment will follow at Snook Cemetery.

Mary loved her family dearly, she would say “her family was worth more than gold to her.” She was known to make chicken noodle soup for Christmas, and her chicken salad sandwiches quite often. She would look forward to her Sunday afternoon drives with her husband Richard checking on their crops and cattle. After Richard, Sr. passed, the kids would continue the Sunday afternoon traditional rides around the ranch. Mary and Richard did everything together; she would even follow behind him, on the combine, in the trail car to Temple. They would also travel all over the state to attend the soil conservation conventions. She was a hard worker and worked until she went to the retirement home.

Mary was very involved in her community and had memerships in The Mutual Aids Society, the SPJST, for over 75 years, Soil Conservation and was President of the Christian Sisters Organization.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Vajdak, Sr.; mother, Christina Orsak Jakubik; father, Henry Jakubik; brothers, Hubert and Leroy Jakubik; sisters, Evelyn Sefcik and Mabel (Marek) Clark and granddaughter, Naomi Ruth Collins.

Survivors include her sons, Billy Vajdak and wife Debbie, Kenneth Vajdak and wife Susan, Richard “Rick” Vajdak; daughters, Patricia “Pat” Collins and husband Robert; sister-in-law, Margaret Jakubik; grandchildren, Michelle Collins, Joni Urbanosky, Kristie Giesenschlag, Johnathan Collins, Rebekah Polasek, Matthew Collins, Dakota Vajdak, Khloe Vajdak, Katy Bohls, Joe Vajdak, Keith Vajdak, Charity Vajdak; step-grandchildren, Toni Tempelton, Teeja Ruiz, Terri Barham; great-grandchildren, Dayton, Dustyn Elysia and Jordan Sowders, Joshua, Jalynn and Jolie Urbanosky, Logan and Mason Giesenschlag, Makayla and Tanner Collins, Kayla McCord, Skyler McCord, Logan Brewer, Jadin Brewer, Graham Bohls, April Vajdak; step-grandchildren, Tylie Ortega, Trace Ortega, Kyle Ruiz, Olivia Ruiz; great-great grandchildren, Blake and Branson Sowders; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward and Carolyn Vajdak, Margie and Larry Norah, Walter and Marcie Vajdak, Henry and Darleen Vajdak and Lydia Mae Faust.

Pallbearers are Randy Vajdak, Eugene Sefcik, Edwin Marek, James Faust, Arnold Motil and Scott Vajdak.

Honorary pallbearers are Henry Vajdak, Walter Vajdak, Edward Vajdak and Charlie Chupik.

Memorials can be made to Christian Sisters or Snook Brethren Church General Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. We invite you to visit our website at and sign the online register book.

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