Milan "Mac" Bucek '69 September 25, 2023 12:13 PM updated: September 25, 2023 12:23 PM
Malan Alphonse Charles "Mac" Bucek
May 12, 1945 - August 12, 2022
“Mac” Milan Bucek, 77, of Wharton, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at a the Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on May 12, 1945 in Wharton, Texas to the late Milam Crockett and Wille May Bucek.
Mac was raised in Wharton and graduated from Wharton High School in 1963. While in High School he was an FFA officer and the Member of the Lone State Farmer. He attended Wharton County Junior College and later transferred to Texas A&M University and was a Member of the Corps of Cadets before being drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Mac married Bonnie Marie O’Neal on March 10, 1974.
Mac enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing in Matagorda. He loved animals, often bringing in strays. He loved to decorate the yard for Christmas and his displays were bigger every year. He was famous for his secret BBQ sauce.
Mac was a Proud man, Proud to be an American, a Texan and Proud to be a Vietnam vet. He was happiest around his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his later years, he enjoyed telling stories about the good old days.
He is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Bonnie Bucek, daughter, Chrystall Marie Bucek of College Station, TX, sons, Milan Bucek, Jr of New Braunfels, TX, Marcus Neal Bucek of Colorado. Grandchildren Sara Paige Cunningham, Aubree Elizabeth Bucek and Jacob Bucek and great grandchildren Carson Jack Cunningham, Keaton James Cunningham and Miles Elliott Herrera. He is also survived by his sister Nan Gail Row.