Victoria Balko
Victoria Balko

Obituary of Victoria Balko

BALKO, Victoria Ann - of Saginaw, age 89, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her home. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11AM Thursday, January 3, 2019 at St. John Paul II Parish - 469 Shattuck Rd. in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. James Bessert officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church on Thursday from 9AM until the time of Mass at 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Catholic Parish in Alpena, Michigan. Victoria was born September 16, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Edwin and Martha (Royleski) Mrozinski. She grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from St. Pete’s Catholic School with the class of 1948. On August 8, 1959 she married Duane Balko at Holy Family Catholic Church in Saginaw, Michigan. Victoria taught school in New Mexico, Charlevoix, Michigan, and Beaver Island Michigan prior to her retirement in 1955. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and volunteered at St. Francis Home in Shields, Michigan. Victoria enjoyed painting, Bingo, and traveling with her husband, Duane. Surviving are; Husband, Duane; Son, Mark Balko; Grandchildren, Ashley (Trent) Joslin, Austin (Britta) Balko, Michael Hudecek; Brother, Chester (Susan) Mrozinski; Brother in law, Alex Kryska. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Daughter, Lynn Marie Hudecek; Siblings, Doris (Louis) Abraitis, Phyllis Morzinski, Albert (Lois) Mrozinski, Rosemary Kryska. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at reitzherzberg.com. Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home 1550 Midland Road Saginaw, Michigan To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Victoria Balko, please visit our Tribute Store.