Victor F. “Vic” Musial

September 8, 1923 - August 11, 2017
Victor F. “Vic” Musial

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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.

Services will be held in Hendersonville, NC with burial at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Memorial donations can be made to Homes For Our Troops ( or the National Wildlife Federation (

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Shuler Funeral Home assisted the family.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Our Lady of Angels Chapel - Directions

Hendersonville, NC


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
12:00 PM

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery - Directions
962 Old US 70 Hwy. West
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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  • August 19, 2017
    Ron, Sharon Dillon Kopronica says:
    Prayers for family at this time of sorrow, Vic worked with my Dad, Lake Terminal good friends.

  • August 20, 2017
    Bill Emery says:
    Vic was a great guy and good friend of my dad. I will have fond memories of playing golf with both of them. We also enjoyed Rosemary's baked goods. The family is in our prayers, Bill and Cheryl Emery

  • August 21, 2017
    Sue Kayle says:
    Rosemary: Our prayers and sympathy to you and your family. We enjoyed our times with you and Victor at the Cosmopolitan Dances and Senior Fellowship. He was a great guy. Sue and Bob Kayle