Allan E. Bavolek

December 24, 1942 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Allan (Al) E. Bavolek, age 80, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Al was born December 24, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Alex and Inez (Bollinger) Bavolek.

Al was a devoted, loving husband to Mary, an amazing father, father-in-law, Papa, and a great friend to many. He spent his career and was a partner at Arthur Andersen, where he met Mary. Following retirement, he started his ‘second career’ as a race car driver. He loved driving race cars and recently cherished riding in his friends’ race cars. He loved concerts and listening to music. He liked watching movies - especially Top Gun on repeat. He enjoyed vacationing with family and friends. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and loved the Blackhawks. Al was an amazing Papa and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He treasured his wife, six daughters, five son-in-laws, and 10 grandkids. He embraced every moment with them. Al will be dearly missed by all.

Al is survived by his children Jennifer (Don) Martin, Beth (Jared Thompson) Bavolek, Meggan (Matt) Dahlgren, Amy (Matt) Fitzgerald, Allyson Bavolek, and Susan (Tobias) Hogan; grandchildren Gracie Dahlgren, Breck Dahlgren, AJ Hogan, Rose Hogan, Donnie Martin, Lucy Fitzgerald, Lilli Martin, Ellie Fitzgerald, Kayla Hogan, and Olive Bavolek; Siblings Rick (Sherry) Bavolek, and Tom (Peg) Bavolek.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary, parents, and sister Cindy Sieben.

A visitation for Al will be held Monday, August 21, 2023 at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva from 4:00 pm until the time of his liturgical wake service at 7:45 pm.

Funeral prayers for Al will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Home, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva.  Please join us to celebrate his life at the Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Father Jonathan Bakkelund, celebrant.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association,

A block of hotel rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 155 38th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174. Please reference Bavolek when booking.

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August 21, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Mass
August 22, 2023

10:30 AM
St Peter Catholic Church
1891 Kaneville Road
Geneva, Illinois 60134

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