OBITUARY

Gloria Balajka

10 June, 19407 September, 2020
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Gloria Marie Kabela Balajka, 80, of Port Lavaca passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family September 7, 2020. She was born June 10, 1940, in Victoria to Earnest and Bertha Garvel Kabela. She was retired from Alcoa and was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. She loved spending time outdoors working in her flower beds or working with livestock. She was an avid deer hunter. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Rudellat (Jim); son, Michael Balajka (Teresa); sisters, Jeanette Culpepper, Patty Korczynski, and Kathy Hodges(Harvey); brother, David Kabela(Tina); and grandchildren, Samantha Balajka, Michala Balajka-Blinka (Tyler), Peyton Rudellat, Morgan Rudellat, and Gavin Balajka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Joseph Balajka; parents; and nephew, Christopher Hodges. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rodney Korczynski, Stephen Korczynski, John Culpepper, Carson Kabela, Gavin Balajka, Tyler Blinka, Walker Canales, and Thomas King. Honorary Pallbearers: Darryl Culpepper and Lucus Kabela The family would like to extend an immense thank you to her “3 amigas”, who she loved dearly. Mary Lou Ortiz, Norma Perales, and Socorro Quintanilla wrapped Gloria in their loving arms as they cared for her and always made sure she was always having fun. Also, to Elaine Holland for always singing to her and making her feel special. Memorial donations may be made to Six Mile Cemetery Association or Our Lady of the Gulf Capital Campaign Fund. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at http://www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Eugene Joseph Balajka, Husband (deceased)
  • Earnest Kabela, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha Garvel Kabela, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra Rudellat (Jim), Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Michael Balajka (Teresa), Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jeanette Culpepper, Sister
  • Patty Korczynski, Sister
  • Kathy Hodges (Harvey), Sister and Brother-in-law
  • David Kabela (Tina), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Samantha Balajka, Grandchild
  • Michala Balajka-Blinka (Tyler), Grandchild and husband
  • Peyton Rudellat, Grandchild
  • Morgan Rudellat, Grandchild
  • Gavin Balajka, Grandchild
  • Chistopher Hodges, Nephew (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rodney Korczynksi
  • Stephen Korczynksi
  • John Culpepper
  • Carson Kabela
  • Gavin Balajka
  • Tyler Blinka
  • Walker Canales
  • Thomas King
  • Darryl Culpepper, Honorary
  • Lucus Kabela, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Six Mile Cemetery Association
  • Our Lady of the Gulf Capital Campaign

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 9 September , 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, 9 September , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 10 September , 2020

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Lisa Rhodes

16 September 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. May your memories of her comfort you. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Lisa Rhodes

Mary Ann Janisch

8 September 2020

Dear Family, Relatives and Friends of Gloria,
My heartfelt prayers are with you. Gloria was the most peaceful,
kind, caring, gentle person I have ever known. We have truly lost
an Angel on earth, but GOD and the Heavens are singing!
GOD Bless you all at this time
and always!
Mary Ann Janisch

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