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George Balichek Jr.
April 24, 1918–November 13, 2012
George Balichek Jr., 94, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Clarence Nursing Home, Clarence, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, where friends called after 10:00 a.m. Burial was in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
George Balichek Jr. was born April 24, 1918 in Oxford Junction, Iowa, the son of George and Sophia (Pashek) Balichek, Sr. He married Lenora Weaver on June 29, 1940. She died in December 1967.
George farmed all of his life in Oxford Junction, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Oxford Junction United Methodist Church. George enjoyed fishing, playing cards and the Czech Group in Oxford Junction.
He is survived by one son, James (Sharon) Balichek of Oxford Junction; one daughter Bonnie Hoffman of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Renee (Dave) Schwantes, Melissa Balichek, Sara (Conrad) Kroening and Melanie Hoffman; and four great-grandchildren, Josh and Cara Schwantes, Amanda Osburn and Joey Hoffman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson, Jamie Hoffman, his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, November 16, 2012


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