Robert E. Palka of Palatine, formerly of Morton Grove Mass for Robert E. Palka,85, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at St. Martha Church, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove, IL. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Visitation Monday, April 1, 3 to 9 p.m. at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Born Feb. 19, 1928, in Chicago, he passed away March 27, 2013, at Brentwood North Nursing Home, Riverwoods, IL. He was Past Grand Knight of Fr. Joseph Stroot Council Knights of Columbus and a graduate of Purdue University
. He was the husband of Anne (nee McNally); father of Robert T. Palka of Palatine, IL and Peggy Palka of West Chicago, IL; brother of the late William Palka and the late Marilyn Leonard; and grandfather of 6. For information, 847-965-2500.