Michael Karlek died on 06-25-2003

Michael , age 40, died wednesday June 25 2003 at his Temple Texas Residence. Memorial service with full military honors will be held 2pm, Monday June 30 2003 at the 25th Street Chapel on Battalion Avenue at Ft Hood. Internment with full military honors will be at Ft Sam Huston in San Antonio Texas at a later date. Michael was born in Pittsburt Pa. He enlisted in the Air Force in September 1980 and remained active until his death. As part of the nations overwhelming response to terrorism after September 11, 2001, Michael deployed in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom" to Bagram Air Base Afghanistan and "Iraqi Freedom" invasion forces. During his military career he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, and Army achievement medal. Survivors are his wife, Andrea Karlek of Temple, Stepson Jeffrey Sebestyen of Temple, his parents, Shirley and Charles Karlek of Tucson Az and one brother, Bill Karlek and two sisters, Jennifer Billotte and Betsy Cole all of Tucson Az. A grandmother Anita Karlek, two nieces Amanda Roberts and Caitlyn Billotte, three nephews, Matthew Karlek, Mark Karlek and Mitchell Karlek also survive