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OBIT: John Charles Blinka

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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Victoria Advocate Online: John Charles Blinka E-mail Story to a Friend Printer Friendly October 2, 2003 View/Sign Guest Book John Charles Blinka, 76, of El
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      Victoria Advocate Online:
      John Charles Blinka
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      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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