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KATHLEEN A. BALIKA


1950 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
KATHLEEN A. BALIKA Obituary
Kathleen A. Balika, 60, of Sycamore, Ill., died peacefully Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at her home.
Born March 7, 1950, in Chicago, the daughter of Francis and Margaret ""Peggy"" (Gallagher) Goatley, she married Paul A. Balika on Aug. 13, 1988, in Aurora.
Kathy was formerly employed by Illinois Central Railroad and was the Cortland Township clerk for several years. She loved to spend time with her family and friends and was a volunteer for DeKalb County Hospice.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; her daughter, Melissa; one stepson, John; four grandchildren, Austin, Jayden, Hallie and Luke; her mother, Peggy Goatley; two sisters, Sharon (Alan) Siebert and Linda (Tim) Pelke; one brother, Timothy Goatley; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Francis; one sister, Eileen; and one brother, Frank, Jr.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb, 150 Bethany Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to DeKalb County Hospice in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178; call 815-895-2833 or visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com.
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