Gary L. Belka Jr.August 24, 1965 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 51)
Gary Lee Belka Jr., age 51, of Wayland passed unexpectedly on May 23, 2017. Gary was born on August 24, 1965 to Gary Lee Sr. and Mary Lou (Kiel) Belka in Plainwell, MI. He is survived by his spouse Jo Anne Panyrek whom he married December 16, 2000. Gary was a butcher by trade starting at Harding’s Market in Wayland and was famous for “Gary’s Homemade Brats and Kielbasa”. When not working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and NASCAR especially his Dale Earnhardt Sr. coat given to him by his father.
Gary will be dearly missed by his; wife Jo Anne, parents Gary Lee Sr. and Mary Lou Belka, sister Bobbie (Alann) VanDuine, mother-in-law Donna Panyrek, in-laws Jim Panyrek and Dorothy (Norm) Seger along with several aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law Joe Panyrek.
Visitation will be held on May 25, 2017 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm with a Rosary at 6:30pm at Kubiak-Cook Wayland Chapel. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am on May 26, 2017 at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Gun Lake, MI with family receiving friends at the church from 10am until time of service. Burial will take place at SS Cyril and Methodius Parish Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to SS Cyril and Methodius Building Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kubiakcook.com
SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
159 131st St., Wayland MI 49348
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105