Blahitka, Mike

Michael "Mike" Vernon Blahitka

June 10, 1965 - December 15, 2017

Michael “Mike” Vernon Blahitka of Allen, Texas passed away on December 15, 2017 at the age of 52.  Family and friends find great comfort in knowing that Mike was at peace when he passed and is now residing in the presence of our Lord. He was born on June 10, 1965 to Martin Gordon and Marsha Kay (Hoben) Blahitka in Dearborn, Michigan.  The Blahitkas moved to Richardson in 1968.  Mike attended Arapaho Elementary, West Junior High, then attended and graduated from Richardson High School in 1983.  After graduation, he attended Texas A&M University.  An avid lover of football, Mike walked on at Texas A&M and became a member of the 12th Man Kickoff Team where he had the opportunity to play for A&M and become a Southwest Conference winner.  He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  Mike loved A&M, all things maroon and his fellow Aggies.  After graduation in 1989, he married Kathy Blahitka and together they had three beautiful daughters.  Mike was loved and appreciated by so many for his love of life.  He enjoyed biking, running and spending time outdoors.  Mike especially loved the memories created while sharing family time together outdoors each summer when vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Leeann Blahitka, Lauren Blahitka and Allison Blahitka all of Allen; parents, Marty and Marsha Blahitka of Abilene, Texas; sister, Marni Dunnam and husband, Mick of Haskell, Texas; brother, Mark Blahitka of Ft. Worth, Texas; the mother of his daughters, Kathy Blahitka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Natalie Blahitka, E.V. and Francis Hoben; and his aunt Caroline Hoben.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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Mike was a faithful friend to me all through high school and early years at Texas A&M. We shared many memories together; football, early jobs, the gym, Young Life, camping, and Aggie life. He was a great guy, solid as they come. I regret that life took us in different directions and we did not stay more in contact. I'm sure he will be missed by so many. My prayers to his beautiful family for God's comfort and healing in this very difficult time. Eric Keller, January 6, 2018 I had the pleasure of being a classmate of Mike's since the 3rd grade. His parents raised a great man who was a role model as a person and a father. My condolences to the Blahitka family, and my prayers for healing in this new year. Jim Hoerth, January 4, 2018 Our love and prayers go out to the Blahitka family. We are wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. The Wash Family Dianna Wash, January 4, 2018 Although we lost contact over the years, Mike was a good friend and I know that if I ever needed his help, he would have helped me however he could. I am going to miss him very much. We all can take comfort that he now is in Peace with the Lord. Rob Graham, January 4, 2018 So terribly sorry to hear this news. Here. Rachel Jackson, January 2, 2018 Mike was a wonderful Boss. You are my in prayers Mike. Rest in peace. Hao Nguyen, January 2, 2018 Our most sincere condolences. Here Billy Liucci and The TexAgs Team Dolores Liucci, January 2, 2018 Marsha so sorry for your loss. Do you remember me? We lived across the street from each other in Ft Smith. We were very good friends Nancy Pickard Allen, December 27, 2017 I am very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We were teammates on the 12th Man Kickoff Team. I remember Mike as being a tough player and a very likable person. His locker wasn't far from mine in the dressing room and I remember he almost always seemed to be in a good mood. Prayers to his family. Sincerely,
Larry "Butch" Motley - 12thMKOT Teammate, December 21, 2017 Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed camping with Mike.
Dan Mieczkowski, December 20, 2017
Mike was such a good friend. He was so thoughtful and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with his daughters, parents and siblings. Rest in peace my dear friend I will miss you always. Debbie Ramirez, December 19, 2017 Our love, thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Debbie and Bobby Bevis, December 18, 2017 Rest in Peace Mike. Chip Parks, December 18, 2017 Thinking of Kathy, Leeann, Laureen and Allison and praying for you and your family. My wife Susan and Kathy worked together as young adults and our daughters went to daycare together. Having moved here from Connecticut Mike and Kathy welcomed us to TX and we shared many holidays, birthdays and happy events with the Blahitka's. I will always remember the joy and dedication to family and friends that Mike shared with us. R.I.P. Mike.
Michael Pacocha, December 17, 2017 Our family is saddened by your loss. We will miss Mike. Prayers for healing and comfort. Love, Zane, Angie, and Hannah Butler Angie Butler, December 17, 2017 My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all the Blahitka family. Mike was a great person, husband, father, and friend. I will always remember our times shared on the field and in the locker room. A great teammate. We shared many a laugh. But what Mike will most be remembered for is his passion. He went with passion at football, family, career, and life. I regret I could not do for Mike when I was given the chance. I regret this day came way too soon. I will miss you my friend. Live on #32. Bill Walker, December 17, 2017 Mike was one of the first guys I met when I came to West Junior High, he was always kind and happy and friendly. That first impression of him never changed all the way through graduation. The world was a better place with him in it, and diminished with his passing. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones, you are in my thoughts and I pray you find peace knowing what a great fellow Mike was. Robert Chambers, December 17, 2017 Kathy and girls, I am so very sorry to hear about your loving husband and dad. I'm praying for you during this tragic time and hope you are able to feel the love of all of your friends and family. Jenny Chapates, December 17, 2017 So happy that we met up with Mike, Uncle Marty & Aunt Marsha summer before last! We had a good visit & kept in touch later by email & phone. He was truly devoted to his parents & was so proud of his daughters. Will treasure the memories for sure. God speed Mike. We'll see each other again x Bill, Mary, Mike, Shannon Blahitka & Andrew Osis, December 17, 2017 Privileged to have known Mike. Proud to have called him my friend. He always made me laugh. Greg Monroe , December 17, 2017 Mike enjoyed his family more than anything in the world. He was a wonderful person that I had the pleasure of getting to know about 8 years ago. He will be missed by many and I pray his family enjoy the great memories made every summer on their annual trip. Eric Biggers, December 17, 2017 Rest in peace my friend. Greg Cannon, December 17, 2017