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Margaret M. Spalenka

1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Margaret M. Spalenka Obituary
MARGARET M. SPALENKA January 14, 1929- March 23,2015 Mingo, as she known to many, passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Born to Margaret and Samuel Dragen in Huntington Park, Ca; Mingo had a zest for life. She graduated from Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, Ca in 1947 and remained close to the sisters and friends from school. In 1949, she married George L. Spalenka and they raised their five children in Arcadia, Ca. They were active in the Holy Angels Parish. When George retired from the LA County Fire Department, they moved to Maui. Ten years passed quickly and they returned to California, settling in Banning at Sun Lakes Country Club. In 2001, George passed away suddenly. Mingo kept busy with church activities, friends and grandchildren. She is survived by her sons George L. Spalenka Jr, James D. Spalenka D.D.S (Oa) and her daughters, Susan M. Vandevier (John), Maggie Ream (Mark), and Nancy E. Spalenka, as well as, four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on May 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Ave, Beaumont, CA. 92223. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Religious of Sacred Heart of Mary, 441 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA. 90640, in loving memory of Margaret Spalenka.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 12, 2015
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