Michael Keith Zabka

Michael Keith Zabka

Mike Zabka, 71, of Norfolk, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Norfolk.

Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 10:30 A.M.

New Zion Presbyterian Church, Clarkson   Rev. Dr. Earl F, Underwood, Jr.

Visitation Monday 5-7 and 9:30-10:30 A.M. Tuesday-all at the church

Lunch in the church basement immediately following the service

Committal in the Schuyler Cemetery at 1:00 P.M.

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

Michael Keith Zabka was born May 10, 1952, in Columbus to Ivan and Lorraine (Stepanek) Zabka.  He attended Leigh schools and graduated from Leigh High School in 1970.  On September 2, 1973, Mike married Janet Maca at the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler. They lived in Schuyler until 1979 when they moved to Leigh.  Mike had worked for Lonnie's Trailer Sales, JMJ Feed Mill, and drove truck for Bob Glodowski, McMullin Transfer of Leigh, Lindsay Manufacturing, Affiliated Foods, and retired from FCC in Fremont.  He owned his own truck and leased to these companies.  He was a member of New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson where he had served on the church council and maintenance committee.  After trucking, Mike helped at Wietfeld Trucking.  He loved being around people and staying busy.  He collected Allis Chalmers Tractors and enjoyed antique tractor pulls.

Mike is survived by his wife, Janet of Norfolk, two daughters, Chrissy (Mark) Kuchar, Madison, Jenny (Ryan) Koch of Omaha, a son, Nick Zabka and special friend Linda Riley of Gretna, siblings Robert (Pauline) Zabka of Swea City, Iowa, Tim (Jane) Zabka, Leigh, and Kay (Jim) Pofahl of Norfolk.  Also surviving are the grandchildren he loved so much, Lauren and Lilly Zabka, Alexis, Kylee, Wyatt and Samantha Kuchar,  Crosby and Camille Koch, and  mother-in-law Marcella Maca of Clarkson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Tammi Renee (1976) and father-in-law Joseph Maca.