Margarete H. Kobialka 1927 - 2015
Margarete H. Kobialka “Mama Kobi”, age 87, a longtime resident of Bonner Springs, Kansas passed while surrounded by her loving family, at her home, on Friday, August 14, 2015. Funeral Mass Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 20, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church (1086 N. 94th St. Kansas City KS.) burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, also at the church, followed by the visitation until 7:30 p.m. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Blessed Trinity Home Health Care or Hospice Partners of Kansas, both in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.
Margarete was born on December 14, 1927 in Wurpenthal “Prague”, Czechoslovakia. She married Frank Kobialka in Germany on March 12, 1948. Together, with their first child Franz, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1951, through Ellis Island, New York. She was a member of the German-American Club, with whom she traveled abroad to many countries. She also was a member of the Polish Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Strawberry Hill, and a current member of the Saint Patrick Parish. Together with her family, she opened Kobi’s Bar & Grill in 1986, and was proud to be known as “Mama Kobi” in the Bonner Springs Community. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Kobialka, of 36 years, who passed in 1984; one brother, Eric Peter Benz of Cologne, Germany and one grandson Derek Granzella. Survivors include her seven children; Franz Kobialka (Donna), Frances Granzella (Daryl), Vicki Freeman (Eric), Steve Kobialka (Julie), John Kobialka, Theresa Buehler (Joe), and Tommy Kobialka; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.