Jesse Leroy Schielack, 88, of Park, Texas passed away September 27, 2011 at St. Marks Hospital in La Grange, Texas.
Jesse was born in Fayetteville, Texas on July 11, 1923. He grew up in Fayetteville and attended La Grange schools. In 1948, he joined the U. S. Army, serving tours of duty in Korea and Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1952.
On April 9, 1949, he married Mabel Ruth Niemeyer in Atlanta, Georgia. His only child, Bruce Wayne Schielack was born on October 29, 1950 in La Grange, Texas. After his discharge from the Army, the family resided in La Grange, Bastrop, and Houston. In 1981, he retired from Wahlberg-McCreary Wholesale Auto Parts in Houston after 38 years in the auto parts business.
Jesse and Mabel then returned to their little farm at Park, Texas where they resided until his passing. They enjoyed ranching, dancing, bingo, lotto, and much more. He was a life long Catholic and a long time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Texas.
Jesse is survived by: wife of 62 years, Mabel Schielack of Park; son, Bruce and wife, Donna of La Grange;granddaughter, Cilka Rae Stout, husband Trey, and great granddaughter Baylee Addison of Columbus, Georgia; sister, Ruby Berger of Columbus, Texas; brother, Weldon Schielack of Houston; brother, Edward Schielack and wife Irene of La Grange; brother, Jim Schielack of Park; sister in law, Shirley Hubenak of Magnolia; brother in law, John Niemeyer of Edmond, Oklahoma; brother in law, Melvin Niemeyer and wife Liz of Grand Junction, Colorado; brother in law Herbert Niemeyer and wife Agnes of Schulenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Jesse was preceded in death by: parents, Ben A. Schielack and wife Elenora Foyt Schielack; granddaughter, Jessica Leigh Schielack; brother Bennie G. Schielack and wife Bettie; father in law, Edwin A. Niemeyer and wife Helen Koenig Niemeyer; sister in law, Margie Hart Schielack; sister in law, Ruth Ann Harris Niemeyer; sister in law Barbara Schielack; brother in law, Jerry Hubenak and brother in law Leon Berger.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday September 29, 2011, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM at the church.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday September 30, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville.
Interment will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville or charity of one’s choice.