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    Obituary of John Charles Blinka Victoria Advocate Online 2 Oct 2003 John Charles Blinka October 2, 2003 John Charles Blinka, 76, of El Campo, died Tuesday,
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      Obituary of John Charles Blinka
      Victoria Advocate Online
      2 Oct 2003

      John Charles Blinka

      October 2, 2003

      John Charles Blinka, 76, of El Campo, died Tuesday, September 30,
      2003.
      He was born January 17, 1927, in the Bronson Community in Wharton
      County to John and Mary Blinka. He graduated from El Campo High
      School and Wharton County Junior College. He served in the Army in
      World War II. Returning from the war, he pursued an accounting and
      bookkeeping degree attending the Business School at The University of
      Texas at Austin. He was an accountant and bookkeeper for the Home
      Lumber Stores in El Campo, Edna, and Blessing.

      Johnny was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church and was devoted to
      God, his family, and his legion of friends. All of the organizations
      in the area benefited from his unwavering support and generosity.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Blinka; and
      sisters, Millie Blinka Schiurring, and Lillian Blinka Motl.

      Johnny is survived by his niece Mary Jane and husband Hubert Kaiser
      of El Campo; nephew, Robert and wife Peggy Motl of Port Lavaca;
      brother-in-law, Robert and wife Dorothy Schiurring of Garwood; three
      great nieces and nephews, their spouses, and their children.

      Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 until
      8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, at Triska Funeral Home.

      Services will begin Saturday, October 4 at St. Philip Catholic Church
      with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.
      with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

      Burial will be at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Hillje under the
      direction of Triska Funeral Home.

      Pallbearers will be Lawrence Dorotik, Eric Franzen, J.V. Korenek,
      Josh McCown, Roy Smaistrla, and Jimmy Triska.

      Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Elliott, Arnold Kram, James Leach, Don
      Matthews, Johnny Nordeen, Larry Russell, Marvin Trochta, Ed
      Weinheimer, David Wendt, Wayne Zaskoda, and his multitude of friends.

      Johnny was a kind and faithful friend and will be missed immensely by
      his family, friends, and community.

      His family suggests that memorials may be made to: The University of
      Texas Medical School's Health and Science Research Center for
      Infectious Diseases; 7000 Fannin; Suite 1200; Houston, TX 77030; St.
      Philip School Library; St. Philip School Endowment Fund; and Wharton
      County Library-El Campo Branch.

      Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.
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