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Leroy Brietzke

April 28, 1929 — September 1, 2014

Leroy Emil William Brietzke passed away September 1, 2014. He was born in New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas on April 28, 1929 to Laura Tekla Johanna Kunde Alvin Emil August Brietzke.

He married his loving wife, Maxine Bernice Devine, on June 2, 1952 in San Antonio, TX.

He held many jobs throughout his life, starting with Piggly Wiggly back in 1942 to 1948. He served in the US Army from 011951 to 121952. He also worked for Mobile Oil Corp. before being hired in civil service, working in the personnel department at Headquarters, at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, then Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, PA. He and Maxine made Florida their permanent residence in 1963 when he was hired as a Personnel Management Specialist for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. He worked for NASA until his retirement in 1984.

He enjoyed feeding the birds in the backyard and was quite handy when it came to woodworking. He built toys for his daughters, a complete wooden kitchen and a sandbox with canopy for the backyard as well as birdhouses for the purple martins when they arrived for their migratory flights. He also built an aviary for his daughters fantailed pigeon. He constructed his own shelves for some of his clocks.
Leroy enjoyed gardening and always kept a beautiful yard. He grew a vegetable garden with tomatoes and okra, but he especially loved planting and caring for Amarillo plants. He had many different colors and varieties and always took pride when they bloomed with such large flowers.

In his younger years he enjoyed taking the family on vacations, utilizing the travel trailer and driving to the southern states and also back home to Texas to visit with his family. He also enjoyed going boating and teaching his young girls how to fish. Going to the beach collecting sea shells and metal detecting was enjoyed by both Leroy Maxine. Although they never found any type of buried treasure, they did find plenty of soda pop tops and loose change.

Later he became an avid clock collector. He enjoyed going to estate sales and thrift stores looking for clocks. He learned how to repair many of them on his own.
His wife, Maxine, passed away on March 17, 2013.

He is survived by his two daughters, Karen David Meader and Brenda Alex Munroe, grandchildren, Julia Jacob Meader, sister, Marilyn James Wright, nieces and nephew and his pets, KeeKee, Sweetie Mupsy.

Leroy was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary, 1116 North Austin Street, Seguin from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at Redeemer United Church of Christ, 7415 Gin Road, Marion at 4:00 pm. Interment will follow at Redeemer United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation


Palmer Mortuary
1116 North Austin
Seguin, TX  78155
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m.

Service


Funeral Service

Redeemer United Church of Christ
7415 Gin Road
Marion, TX  78124
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
4:00 p. m.

Cemetery


Redeemer Church Cemetery
Gin Road
Marion, TX  78124
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