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Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93

Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93

Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home in Hendersonville, NC after a brief illness. Vic was born in Lorain, OH and resided there until 2014 when he and his wife relocated to Hendersonville, NC to be nearer family. He was a graduate of Lorain High School class 1941B. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a gunner in the Fifth Armored Division, which spearheaded Gen. George Patton’s drive through Europe to Germany. Vic was employed by the Lake Terminal Railroad where, over his career of 42 years, he rose from crew caller to labor relations executive. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Vic was an avid member of area golf and bowling leagues. He was active in the Senior Fellowship Club, where he served a term as president and a lifelong member of the Fifth Armored Division Veterans’ Association. He loved spending time with his family, was an accomplished leaded glass artist and an outstanding Mr. Fix-it.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years Rosemary Musial; daughter Vicki Musial of Chicago, IL; son Mark (Jeanette) Musial of Oakland, CA; daughter Tracy McDowell (Paul) of Asheville, NC and grandsons Sean and Dillon McDowell.

He is preceded in death by his parents Victor and Rose Musial and sisters Pearl Franz and Olivia Kozich

Private services were held in Hendersonville, NC with burial at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC.

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Shuler Funeral Home assisted the family.