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Lee Jay Bielke
Lee Jay Bielke of Marion, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the age of 75. He was born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Seguin to Edwin and Helna (Zunker) Bielke.
Lee Jay worked for many years as a feed and seed salesman for Hild Bros. He played drums and the accordion in the “Stardusters Band,” worked the land with his father and brother, and was an avid 9-pin bowler. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, gardening, playing dominos, and excursions to Coushatta. He was a member of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Marion Hermann Sons Lodge, Zorn Bowling Club, Marion Bowling Club, Bexar Bowling Club, Germania Bowling Club, and Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Charles Bielke; brother-in-law John Busby Jr.; brother and sister-in- law Willie and Florine Randow; son-in-law Sammy Leach; and nephew Wade Busby.
Lee Jay is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorene Randow Bielke; children Laurie Leach, Lana Luddeke and husband Russell, and Lance Bielke and wife Peggy; grandchildren Matthew Luddeke, Kelsey Brunner and husband Ross, Kyle Leach and wife Hailey, Shawn Leach, Ryan Bielke, and Gregory Bielke; great-grandchildren Breelynn Fennell-Leach and Jarron Sosa; sister Darlene Busby; sister-in-law Mariann Bielke; nieces and nephews Garth Bielke and wife Angela, Patti Dilworth and husband Don, Robyn Busby, and Jeffrey Randow.
Visitation was held on Thursday, June 26, from 1-7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. in the Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin.
A funeral service was held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl, with the Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.
Interment followed in the United Church of Christ Cemetery in Zuehl.
Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Luddeke, Ross Brunner, Kyle Leach, Shawn Leach, Ryan Bielke, Gregory Bielke, Garth Bielke, and Jeffrey Randow.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of Lee Jay’s domino and bowling groups.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer United Church of Christ, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, TX 78124; Zorn Bowling Club, 450 Oak Springs Drive, Seguin, TX 78155; or to a charity of one’s choice.
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