John Robert Balek

Friday, April 11, 2003

John Robert Balek, 73, of Wilson, died on Friday, April 4, 2003 at the Baptist Hospital in Osceola.

Balek was born on November 30, 1929 in Chicago. He was a business owner and retired salesman. He was of the Catholic faith and was owner of Marie Grocery for 11 years.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Balek of Wilson; three daughters, Carol Lynn Balek Spann of Atlanta, Barbara Joyce Balek of Atlanta and Marnie Leigh Balek of Wilson; one brother, George Balek of Minocgum, Wis. and two grandchildren, Rory Thompson and Mikaela Spain of Atlanta.

Graveside services were held on Monday, April 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Bassett Cemetery with Father Pallo officiating.

Wilson Funeral Home, Osceola, had charge of the arrangements.