Van Robert Bacic, of Eau Claire and formerly of Eagle River, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Meadowbrook of Chetek after a long illness. He was 69. 

He was born Oct. 11, 1951, in Watertown, to Janice McCoy and David Block.

Mr. Bacic was a 1969 graduate of Eagle River High School. 

He was a member of the Busy Bees 4-H as a youth. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

He also was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Eau Claire, where he assisted in maintenance of the facility.

Mr. Bacic was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by two brothers, Gerald (Marilyn) Block of Bella Vista, Ariz., and Donald Hong of Normandy, Mo.; and one sister, Lynanne (Cliff) Whitehurst of Fort Worth, Texas. 

He will be interred in the Eagle River Cemetery at a later date. No funeral services are planned.