Visitation for Janny “Busia” Mallek (nee Golka), 98, of Palatine, will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm, with a 4:00pm Rosary Service, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL. Prayers will be said on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 11:30am, also at the funeral home, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 12:00pm at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL. An Interment will follow at Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, Niles.
The heavenly gates opened on January 28th to welcome our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Janny (Busia) Mallek was born on August 31, 1924, in Taylor, PA. Lived in Chicago, Des Plaines, Bensenville and Palatine. Beloved wife of the late Frank G. Mallek; loving mother of the late Eugenie (Lawrence) Burnette, William (Debra Berth), Nikki (late Bob) Morris, Francesca (Brian) Bergen, Michelle (Tim) Dunlavy, Chet (Marcia Nelson), Frank (Francesca Little), Renee (Daniel) Halpin, Ed (Janel); adoring grandmother to 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; dear daughter of the late Eugenia (nee Krol) and Frank Golka; fond sister to her late 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Janny was active in her parish communities at both St. Helen’s of Chicago and St. Zachary’s of Des Plaines. She loved watching sports and spending time with her family.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly, Palatine.
Fran and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May God grant His peace and comfort in your time of loss. You are prayed for. Much love, Keith and Carol
All of the residents at St Joseph’s Home are saddened by the passing of Busia. But we know that she is with the Lord. All of you are in our prayers.
Father Tom Rzepiela
Our hearts go out to the adult children, adult grandchildren and the great grandchildren, who loss the matriarch of the family. She was an inspiration of the Catholic faith and a fun loving woman.
My dear Busia,
You call me by the name “LULU”. You never forget to give that sweet smile whenever I see you…
You never fail to greet me on special occasions especially my birthday, Mother’s day, And Christmas day.
Now that you are no longer with us, surely will miss those greetings and fun times we had in the home…
Thank you for sharing all the memories…
Until we meet again my friend…
But The Lord is good, He heard your whisper and cry from pain…
Here is a beautiful song for you…
Life is not all that bad my friend…
If you believe in yourself
If you believe there’s someone who walks through life with you
You’ll never be alone
Just learn to reach out and open your heart
Lift up your hands to God and He’ll show you the way
And He said
Cast your burdens upon Me those who are heavily laden
Come to Me all of you who are tired of carrying heavy loads
For the yoke I will give you it’s easy and my burden is light
Come to Me and I will give you rest.
My condolences to your family. You have a big and beautiful family who never failed to care for you day and night🙏🙏🙏
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Your family was always so dedicated to her. She will be missed. Prayers to you all. May the healing of her loss begin.
Dear Francesca, Michelle, William, Nikki, Chet, Frank, Renee, Ed, and Family,
As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator/Sacred Heart of Mary community, as well as my own.
Our hearts go out to you as you begin your journey of grief. Know that you are in our prayers as you share the stories…laugh and cry…and find ways to celebrate the life of your mother and the love you shared.
As I read the obituary for this “beloved wife…loving mother…adoring grandmother/great grandmother…dear daughter…fond sister,” who “loved spending time with her family,” I was reminded of an adaptation of a reading in the book of Sirach.
“Let us praise an illustrious woman,
faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love.
At peace in her heart and her world,
she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds.
A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten.
Among her family and friends remains a rich inheritance born of her….
Her name lives on from generation to generation.
We gather to sing her praises.
We proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.”
May God’s promise that life is changed, not ended, comfort you!
May the knowledge your mother lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope!
Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need!