Michael Paul Vachula, 53, of Caddo Gap, Ark., passed away September 12, 2014, at his residence. He was born on October 8, 1960 in North Hampton, Mass., son of Richard "Dick" and Barbara Vachula. He married once to Donna Ferguson on April 16, 1987. They were married for eight years.
Mike attended Sibley High School and graduated in 1978. At the age of 18, he joined the International Union of Operating Engineers and served in the Locals 406 and 178 for 36 years. He was a board member on the Local 178 Executive Board. Mike grew up loving work and sports. His hobbies growing up were riding 4-wheelers, motor cross racing, water skiing and knee boarding. He has always loved working on trucks and playing with construction equipment.