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Joseph Kalka

December 4, 1932 — May 8, 2015

Joseph Kalka, 82, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:18 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born December 4, 1932 in Bad Axe, MI. The Son of Frank and Minnie (Maikizak) Kalka Sr. He married Bonnie Humes on October 13, 1951 in Taylorville, IL and she later preceded him in death on July 12, 2012. He worked as a machine operator and with the Lay Out Department of Caterpillar Tractor CO for 30 years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and UAW Local 751. He enjoyed fishing, Gardening, Golf, Bocce Ball, Hunting, Woodworking, Playing Cards, Reading, Camping, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his Daughters: Lori (Tim) Collins of Taylorville, IL; Jennifer (Jack) Bryan of Hamilton, OH; Ruby Jo (Dennis) Knight of Muscatine, IA; Ten Grandchildren; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; one Great-Great grandchild; 2 Sisters Marian Goodrich of MO and Betty Ann Saulsberry of Illiopolis, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Minnie (Maikizak) Kalka Sr.; wife, Bonnie; Son, Joseph; Grandson, Adam Collins; Brother Alex Kalka; Frank Kalka Jr. Sisters: Ann Long, Eleanor Meads and Lucille Whitmer.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Moose Charities 155 N. International Dr, Mooseheart, IL 60539

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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