Walter L. Palka 1916 - 2006 Baldwin
Funeral Mass for Walter L. Palka, 89, Baldwin, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin. He will be buried later.Mr. Palka died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born March 28, 1916, in Chicago, the son of John and Mary Kukielaka Palka. He graduated from Tuley High School in Chicago.Mr. Palka served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and worked as an accountant for Daniel F. Rice and Co. brokerage firm in Chicago for more than 50 years.He married Estelle C. Walszek on June 24, 1939, in Chicago. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Gary, Baldwin; two daughters, Madeline Hennessy, Bollston Lake, N.Y., and Carolyn Palka, Baldwin; two brothers, Ted and Florian, both of Chicago; a sister, Helen, Chicago; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Following the rosary, friends may call until 8 p.m.