OBITUARY

Wayne Belka

December 13, 1943January 25, 2021

Wayne Belka Sr., age 77, went to be with his Lord Monday, January 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Belka and parents Birney and Arlene Belka. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Kathy Belka; children Wayne Jr. (Kim) Belka (Mitchell, Ryleigh, Morgan), Theresa (Derrick) Dixon (Keegan Findley, Maddox, Darian), Bruce (Lisa) Belka (Jacob Thiem); siblings Dennis Belka, Allen Belka, Judie (Don) Chappell, Dawn (Dennis) Flannery; many nieces, nephews, dear friends, and neighbors.

Wayne was well connected in the Wayland community. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Therese Usher’s club. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for hunting and fishing. Wayne was proud to serve at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home. Most of all, he loved his family and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Kubiak Cook Funeral Home, 312 N. Main St., Wayland, with a Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 128 Cedar St., Wayland. A livestream of Wayne's service will be available on St. Therese Catholic Church's website and Facebook page when the service begins. Father Chuck Fischer will be officiating.

The family would like to thank Faith Hospice - especially his angel of a nurse, Victoria, Dr. Tim Tobolic, and Dr. Mark Campbell.

In honor of Wayne and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St SE Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, and St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Faith Hospice
  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

Memories

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Walt & Helen Alflen

February 1, 2021

Our sympathy to the Belka family with the lose of Wayne. May he now be at rest with the ones he loved and are waiting for him at his eternal home.

Sharon Healy

January 31, 2021

Even though I haven't been around I share many memories from our youth. My heart is full of love and God's blessings for the family. May you find peace and love. Sharon and Jon Healy.

Tom Redman

January 29, 2021

I do not have a specific memory to share and am unavailable to attend visitation. I just wanted the family to know Wayne was much liked and respected by all who knew him at the GM plant. He was an especially nice guy.

THOMAS SUROFCHEK

January 29, 2021

My sincere condolences to Wayne's family. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share the workday with Wayne while at GM. He was a good man and deserves to share with God his place in heaven. Rest in Peace my friend.

Respectfully, Tom Surofchek

Hank Carpenter

January 29, 2021

So very sorry,too hear of Wayne's passing.Wayne&I were former classmate's,and good friends in school.My prayers are with his wife,and family,during this sad time. Hank Carpenter

Gloria and Harris Button

January 28, 2021

So very sorry for your loss Kathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Harris' health is very fragile so we will be unable to attend service in person. Our hearts will be with you.

robert beck

January 28, 2021

A fine man who will be missed by all of us. Condolences to the family.

Peter Howard

January 28, 2021

Sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. Unfortunately We will be unable to attend the services. Marsha is having a kidney transplant on 2/15/2021, and we are isolated because of the virus prior to the operation.

I had many good times with Wayne over the years both at St. Therese and with the Knights of Columbus. He was always friendly & helpful & will be missed .
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Pete & Marsha

Deacon Jeff Ryan

January 28, 2021

Every weekend when we would see each other at Mass, Wayne always went out of his way to say, "Hey buddy" and either shake my hand or pat me on the shoulder. I'm going to miss him terribly.

Deacon Jeff Ryan

Shirley Heth

January 28, 2021

Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was a very caring man. My prayers are for the Lords comport and strength during this difficult time for you and your family.
Hugs

FROM THE FAMILY