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In Memorium

VENCIL MARES November 10, 1923 ~ November 24, 2019

Vencil Mares was born in the Cistern-Kovar area of Fayette County on November 10, 1923 to Stan and Lexie (Zimmerhanzel) Mares. He was 96 years old when he passed from this life on November 24, 2019 in Taylor.

Vincil Mares attending the American Legion Post 39 Veterans Breakfast, November 2019

Vencil served bravely as a medic in the 102nd EVAC unit that landed in Normandy in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned the Bronze Star, an award for meritorious action, for serving in five battles.

Vincil opened the Taylor Café in 1948 and over the years went on to become widely acclaimed as a barbeque icon. He was the oldest and a much respected member of Legion Post 39. He will be greatly missed by his fellow legion members and the Taylor community at large.

Vincil Mares, Legion Post 39 salutes you and bids you a fond farewell.


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