Pearl M. Balej (nee Reinick), 84, of North Riverside, died Jan. 31, 2015 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Ms. Balej was born in Chicago on March 25, 1930. She married Kenneth Balej, who preceded his wife in death, and she worked as a packer at Grayhill Inc. in LaGrange, a company that designs and manufactures commercial electronics.

She was the mother of Diana (Bruce) Helling, Sandra (Robert) Povlock and Mark (Wayne Shaw) Balej; the daughter of the late Anton and the late Victoria (nee Wojtowicz) Reinick; the grandmother of Robert Povlock II; and the sister of Catherine (the late Laddie) Scheffel, the late John (late Jeanie) Reinick and the late Tony (the late Mickey) Reinick.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Hinsdale Humane Society, 22 N. Elm St., Hinsdale, Illinois, 60521 or