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€Œsonny†Adolph John Baletka

July 17, 1951 — December 11, 2021

€Œsonny†Adolph John Baletka

"Sonny" Adolph John Baletka (70) passed away December 11, 2021.

Born July 17,1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Adolph John "A.J." and Anita Gardikis Baletka.

I grew up in Granger, Utah where my love of music began. Throughout high school I enjoyed playing guitar in both rock and roll and country music bands. During that time, I was also a running back for the Granger High Football Team.

After high school I continued my education at the University of Utah and later transferred to Westminster College.

While attending Westminster I was involved in an industrial accident that left me with a brain injury. As a result of the accident many new challenges were faced. These challenges put me on path to Grand Junction, Colorado where I lived with assisted care.

Special thanks to all caregivers in both Utah and Colorado. I especially appreciate the care received at both Hilltop Care Center and Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center.

Preceded in death by parents A.J. and Anita Baletka and sister Terry Baletka Bennet. Survived by brothers Everett (Joanne) Baletka and Steve (Traci) Sandquist, favorite niece April Baletka Stutzman, and nephews Jerad, Wesley, and Jordan Baletka.

In lieu of flowers a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, my favorite charity, would be appreciated.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 18 at 12 noon at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Midvale, with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.


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