Obit: Mahalko, George E. (1939 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Mahalko, Hodowanic, Kubera, Hall, Larsson, Callahan, Victory, Hutto

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 12/05/2012

Mahalko, George E. (28 August 1939 - 28 November 2012) With Flag

“Retired Army Major George E. Mahalko celebrated life with our Lord on November 28, 2012. I am home in heaven dear ones, all the pain and grief is over. I am now at peace forever.”

He was born August 29, 1939 in Stanley, Wisconsin to George E. and Evelyn (Hodowanic) Mahalko. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

He attended Taylor County Teachers College in Medford, WI receiving an Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, The University of Tampa receiving a Bachelors of Science in Social Services, The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX receiving a Bachelor of Art in Business Administration, and American Technological University receiving a Master of Science with a major in Management Science and a minor in Business.

He married the love of his life, Florence Kubera, on August 8, 1959 in Huron, Wisconsin.

Major Mahalko retired from the United States Army in August of 1985 after more than 28 years of service. Major Mahalko was decorated with the Bronze Star, National Guard Achievement Meritorious Service, National Defense Service, US Vietnam Service, Korean Defense Service, Joint Service Commendation, United Nations Korean Service, the Vietnam Campaign, and numerous commemoratives.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, reading, and spending time with his family. He was a kind and loving person who will be greatly missed by all who he knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father George E. Mahalko and mother, Evelyn (Hodowanic) Mahalko, and a sister Darlene Mahalko.

Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Florence Mahalko; two daughters, Brenda Jean Mahalko-Hall of Copperas Cove, TX; and Carla Anne Larsson and husband Ricky John of Tomball, TX; a brother, Kenneth Mahalko and two sisters, Betty Callahan and Arlene Victory, all of Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Dustyn Larsson, Jonathan Hall, Ashley Larsson and one great-grandchild, Reiny (Larsson) Hutto, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Services held will be private and held at a later date.



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