Virgil Dominick Vinecki, age 86, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.
He was born the son of Frank and Gertrude (Swieika) Vinecki, on August 24, 1934.
Virgil was a life-long resident of Gaylord, Michigan, and married Theresa (Slivinski), on October 5, 1962. They lived happily together for 57 years until Theresa passed away on February 21, 2020.
Virgil had many passions and talents. He began playing music as a young man and played drums with the Polka Kings. Later, he was part of the duo, “Jack and Virgil”. He worked at Standard Products as a journeyman but, his greatest love was for the auctioneering business. He was an active member of the Michigan Auctioneers Association. Virgil held live auctions for over 62 years across the state.
Virgil was an active parishioner of St. Mary Cathedral and a Golden Age member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1825.
Virgil was a very active man. He was a giving person of his time and love for others. Always willing to help and be there for friends and family when there was a project involved. He looked forward to deer hunting season and ice fishing. Those hobbies along with the ability to fix almost anything made him the go-to guy. Virgil’s family will fondly remember his stories of years gone by, never missing a detail.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; son, Michael; brothers, Jack, Kenny, Jim, and sister, Monica Norton.
Virgil is survived by his children, Rick (Alicia) of Grand Rapids, MI, and Brenda (Dan) Kwapis of Johannesburg, MI; daughter-in-law, Dawn Estelle of Salem, OR.; grandchildren, Lucas, Maria, Olivia, Julia, Alexander, Nick, Anthony, Isabella, Jordan, Justen, Makayla, Yukon, Winter, Magnum, and Ruger; brother, Ted (Marge), Edward, and sister, Pat Reno.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral Families in Need,(by clicking the link provided) or mailed to St. Mary Cathedral, 606 North Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Due to COVID restrictions, precautions and social distancing will be practiced. Those wishing to participate virtually can do so via this link, Live Stream the service (by clicking the link provided) from St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord, MI.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.