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Henry ‘Hiney’ Zajicek, 78, of Glencoe

Henry “Hiney” John Zajicek Jr., 78, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating.
Sue Mielke was the organist and Mary Ann Thalmann was the song leader. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “Jesus, Come to Us,” “I Am the Bread of Life” and “Prayer of St. Francis.”
Payton Lee was an honorary pallbearer. Pallbearers were McCoy Zajicek, Jessica Lee, Craig Zajicek, Tammy Meyer, Scott McKenzie and Brent Meyer.
Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Henry “Hiney” John Zajicek Jr. was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Rich Valley Township, the son of Henry and Frances (Bednar) Zajicek. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as youth at St. George’s Catholic Church. He attended school in Glencoe and was a 1953 graduate of Stevens Seminary.
On Sept. 28, 1963, he was united in marriage to Janet Meyer by the Rev. Skoblik at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe. The couple made their home around Glencoe, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Pam and Jason. The Zajiceks shared 41 years of marriage before Mrs. Zajicek’s death on March 22, 2005.
Mr. Zajicek was a farmer and worked at Glencoe Butter & Produce, retiring after over 35 years. He also worked at Shamla Oil Company and Seneca Foods after his retirement. He was a member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed playing cards, sightseeing and having morning coffee. He loved spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Pam Mallak and her husband, Gary, of Silver Lake, and Jason Zajicek and his special friend, Trisha Schwanke, of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Jessica Lee and her husband, Steve, of Silver Lake, and McCoy Zajicek and his special friend, Tamera Williams, of Silver Lake; great-granddaughter, Payton Lee; stepgreat-grandchildren, Felix Lee and Evelyn Laakkonen; siblings, Ray (Alice) Jilek of Glencoe, John (Rosie) Jilek of Glencoe, MaryJo McKenzie of Shakopee and Jerry (Karen) Zajicek of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laurina Zajicek of Glencoe, James (Corrine) Meyer of Brownton, Judith (Thomas) Thiesfeld of Crosby, Jerome (Rose) Meyer of Hutchinson and Jerald (Connie) Meyer of Cokato; nephews; nieces; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Frances Zajicek Sr.; wife, Janet Zajicek; and brother, Joe Zajicek.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.