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BACINO, Vencil J. (1915-2006)


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 11/10/2017 at 13:29:54

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes
Tama, Iowa


TAMA--Vencil J. "Chan" Bacino, age 91, of Tama, died on Saturday, November 18, 2006 in Iowa Veteran's Home in Marshalltown due to a lengthy illness. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 10:30 AM at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be Monday, November 20, 2006 from 4-7 PM at the Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with a Vigil Service at 7 PM. Vencil J. "Chan" Bacino was born on June 12, 1915, in Tama, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Biagina (Triola) Bacino. He graduated from Tama High School and owned and operated a gravel truck prior to his enlistment in the United States Army on October 9, 1942. While in the Army he served in several different areas in the European Theater; his final assignment was with the 2003rd Ordnance Company, where he was a Senior Maintenance Inspector and Truck Driver. Technical Sergeant 3rd Class Bacino was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from active duty January 1946 at Camp Grant, Illinois. After returning home Chan became a self-employed truck driver hauling road stone and later agriculture lime. During this same period he also drove a school bus for South Tama Community Schools. He was united in marriage to Patricia A. Sadler and they were parents to five children. Chan retired in the fall of 1976. He was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and also active in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a past commander of the VFW. Chan enjoyed being with his family and visiting with his friends. He was very devoted and kind to his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Audrey Lucille Bacino; four brothers, twin brothers, Joseph and Rosario, and Steve and Leo Bacino. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Dennis L. (Carol) Walton of Montour and Michael John (Heather) Bacino of Des Moines; three daughters, Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Bacino of Garland, TX, Biagina Louise "Gina" (Ted) Sharer of Boone, and Laura Lee (Brett) Houghton of Brooklyn; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sally Bacino of Rogers, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial masses are appreciated.


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