Alice Jean Kalina
September 30, 1933 – April 29, 2023
VISITATION: Wednesday, May 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 4th at 10am at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 3601 N. 65th St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Alice “Jean” (Morton) Kalina, age 89, passed away on April 29, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was fearless and independent yet sensitive and incredibly compassionate. She was strong-willed and stubborn but that is what defined her. Her faith carried her. She was a long- time parishioner of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She loved children; even after eight of her own, she provided child care in her home for many years prior to her employment at Creighton Dental School. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed dancing, gardening, and baking. She never missed a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley “Chuck” Kalina; parents, Robert Morton, Lucille and Anton Zelenka; children: Michael, Charlie (Beckie), Joe (Leslie), Tony (Melora), Tom (Lisa), Theresa McAllister (Mark), Jerry (Amy), and Lisa Marshall (Andre); 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and loved ones.
The family would like to thank the staff at Echo Hills Memory Care for the care and dignity given to our mom in her last years.
To the Kalina family: Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was one of a kind and ALWAYS made you feel like part of her family when she welcomed you into her home. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tom and Jeanne Thielen
My thoughts, hugs and prayers to Jean’s family❤️ jean was one of the most amazing, strong faith filled fun living, energetic lady with the most beautiful smile and contagious laugh💕 Heaven gained another angel❤️ Jodi, Paul, Christian, Carter and Cathryn Klein
Jean was a great person to be around,we had many great times and memories at the dental school. My sympathy to all of you and God bless,Geri
What a wonderful woman and great life she lived. So sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Kalina family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
She was beautiful inside and out and a wonderful lady who loved her family dearly. It was a great pleasure to get to know her over the years. Now she is resting peacefully. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to all. I remember that Mrs Kalina greeted all with a welcoming smile and kind word. She had a heart of gold and a beautiful giving spirit. The kitchen always had something cooking and the big table was ready to feed an army it seemed. So much of her sweet and funny character shines through to her children. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Hugs.
When I picture your mother, I remember her dancing around Katie’s pool one night enjoying a family event. She loved a good life and created a fine family.
Mrs. Kalina created the warmest, most loving home I have ever been in. My heart goes out to the Kalina family. You are all in my prayers. Hers was a life well lived.
Jerry & Amy, Kalina Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Her obituary really tells a beautiful story about her & her life. Jerry! I now know from where you got your dogged determination, care for kids, and unwavering loyalty.
May you all feel God’s presence during this difficult time.
Julee (and Steve) Sauer
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I married a rudloff and Cindy speaks
very highly of how she raised her family and was always a super person. I agree as i have worked with Tony Tom and Mike. You cannot ask for any finer individuals. Our prayers are with Alice jean and the family Jim and cindy Lebeda
Tom and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I can only imagine the difficult moments surrounding such a profound loss, I will say a special prayer for you as you travel through this painful time.
Jean was such a beautiful lady. I got to know Jean at New Cassell and her smile and caring attitude guided her throughout her life. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.