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.