Jana Lebiedzik was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. During her early life she experienced many harsh realities of communist rule. In 1968, she immigrated to the US and married her then boyfriend who had earlier escaped to the US.
The daughter of Anna-Maria Valuškova, a seamstress, she had a sensitivity to form, shape, color, and sound which led to a lifelong passion for music, fashion, architecture, and most importantly her garden and the flowers in it. She had a deep appreciation for nature, enjoying the outdoors and protecting the environment.
She passed many of these sensibilities to her only daughter Catherine Lebiedzik who she leaves behind along with Catherine's husband Michael Baloh and four children Alexander, Chloe, Maxwell, and Theodore who will miss her deeply. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jozef Valušek, her father, her younger brother Vaclav, and her grandson Nicolas Baloh.
In the end, she will be laid to rest in a green cemetery - just a sunny pasture of wild flowers where she can enjoy nature as she enjoyed it in life.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019; 11:30am, at St. John Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation: https://www.glaucoma.org
Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street, Ste 600
San Francisco, CA 94108