Leo Eugene Bielenberg, 73, passed away on July 31, 2022 peacefully at home with family after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Leo was born October 31, 1948 to Herman and Rosella Bielenberg at St. Joe's in Lewiston, ID.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Genesee High School. He then went on to earn his bachelor's degree at University of Idaho.
He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1977. He went to work for JC Penney, where he climbed the corporate ladder for 29 years. Upon retirement from Penney's, he opened Cabrileo's Gourmet Coffee in Pennsylvania with his kids, operating 3 locations for 10 years before returning to Lewiston to retire.
Leo and Sue were married on January 6, 2004 at Mt. St Peters in Pennsylvania.
Leo loved to socialize and enjoy time with his family and friends. Nobody was spared from his jokes. He was a master gardener who hated weeds and loved to share advice. He loved the LA Dodgers and LA Rams, and never missed a game. He spent 17 years in Alaska where he enjoyed camping, fishing, and maybe squaring off with a bear or two. His love of dogs never left him without a loyal companion.
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Vandal Booster, and volunteered throughout the community to help those in need.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Bielenberg and children Kari (Rico) Marcano and Brian (Heather) Bielenberg, as well as brother Len (Fern) Bielenberg and sisters Patricia Flerchinger and Henrietta (Lee) Healey with too many beloved family members to name.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Herman and Rosella, sisters Teresa Bielenberg, Rose McGowan, Rita Meacham and brothers Howard Bielenberg, Donald Bielenberg, and Ronald Bielenberg.
Viewing will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Lewiston on August 4, 2022 from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm.
The Rosary will be recited at 10:20 am August 5th with Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. and lunch following in the fellowship hall.
Graveside service will be at Genesee Catholic Cemetery at 2:00 pm August 5th.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to All Saints Catholic School