Carl J. “Specks” Bielewicz
1920 – 2012
"Specks" Bielewicz, 91, of Kenosha died on Sunday, April 15, 2012,
at Hospitality Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born in Kenosha on Oct. 7,
1920, he was the son of the late Antoni and Julia (Sielecki)
Bielewicz. He attended Durkee Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High, and
was a 1938 graduate of Kenosha High School.
"Specks" served in the U.S.
Army from June 3, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 22,
1945. He was stationed in New Caledonia, then serving at Camp Mc
Coy from Oct., 1950 until Oct., 1951.
On Oct. 11, 1952, he was
united in marriage to Helen B. Gehl at St. George Catholic Church.
Helen preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1964. On Aug. 19, 1970,
also at St. George, he was united in marriage to Lila (Stowell)
Zeihen. She preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2008
"Specks" was employed with
A.M.C. for 30 years, retiring in 1985 and also had bartended at
Chet's Sports Bar on 7th Ave. for many years. In his earlier
years, he was employed with Bell Clothing and was the assistant
Physical Director and Swim Instructor at the KYF. He also enjoyed
his time serving as the time keeper with the Kenosha Golden Gloves
A member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church, he had served as the President of the Holy Name
Society at the former St. George Catholic Church, served as an
usher at St. George and as the President of St. George's Athletic
"Specks" will be remembered
for his love of and involvement with the Kenosha County Old Timers
Baseball Assoc. where he had served the group as its
President/Vice President and as the Chairman of the Associations
"Hot Stove League" dinner for many years. He was also a member of
the PLAV James Smelcer Post #34, St. Jude League of Kenosha
County, and the Bradford Alumni Assoc.
He is survived by his two
sons, Karl (Kim) Bielewicz and Robert (Juli) Zeihen; his two
daughters, Karla Bielewicz and Linda Naidicz; six grandchildren,
Kevin (fiancée-Ashley McTernan); Andy (Sharon) Ciskowski); Brian
and Kristina Naidicz; and Sydney and Jenna Zeihen, and his sister,
Mary (Emerald) Knudson.
Along with his parents and
wives, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Gergel and
Louise Widmar, and a brother Edwin Bielewicz
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. from the
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 4804 7th
Avenue. Interment with full military honors will follow in St.
George Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 20,
from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. PLAV Post #34 will
conduct services on 6 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
remembrances to Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd.,
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 would be appreciated.
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