Lorin Cacka, 68

Lorin Cacka, age 68, of Silver Lake, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Tony Stubeda as the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Silver Lake.

There was visitation Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake; with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday at the funeral home, beginning at 9 a.m.

Casket bearers will be Bruce Otten, Chuck Otten, Mike Otten, Steve Bayerl, Marvin Kuras, and Roy Miska.

Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

Lorin was born April 18, 1950, to Frank and Praxess (Pokornowski) Cacka. He was raised in Silver Lake, baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Church, and graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1968.

Lorin married LaVonne Tupa Aug. 9, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. They lived at the Cacka family farm, where they raised their four children, Mark, Ann, Carol and Paul.

Lorin started working at Pure Milk in Winsted after high school. He worked there for 38 years, holding various positions until the company, then called Dairy Concepts, closed the doors and he turned off the lights for one last time.

Once retired, Lorin continued his love for farming. In his spare time, he was busy cheering on the grandkids at their various events, playing cards with friends, splitting endless amounts of wood, or taking road trips with LaVonne to visit friends, families and casinos. He was always on the go until the end.

Lorin is lovingly missed by his wife of 49 years, LaVonne; children Mark (Lori), Ann (Brad), Carol (Al), and Paul (Jamie); grandchildren Molli, Kasidy, Jordan, Noah, Payton and Avery; a sister, Elaine Otten; and brother-in-law Ernie Bayerl.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Praxess Cacka; his in-laws, George A. and Eleanor Tupa; an infant brother; a sister, Janet Bayerl; and brother-in-law Francis Otten.

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