Obituary of Leroy Bludau
Victoria Advocate Online
3 Feb 2003
February 3, 2003
HALLETTSVILLE - Leroy Bludau, 79, of Hallettsville, died Saturday,
Feb. 1, 2003.
He was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Hallettsville, to the late Andres
Anton and Annie Friesenhan Bludau. He was a veteran of WWII,
participating in the Normandy landing and serving through Central
Europe to the Rhineland. He received the rank of sergeant, the
Europe/Africa/Middle East Campaign Medal with three bronze battle
stars, the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct
Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of Knights of
Columbus Council No. 2433, VFW, American Legion, Catholic Life Branch
and Sacred Heart Church. He was a retired farmer/rancher.
Survivors: wife, Margaret Janak Bludau; daughters, Anna Rose Arsenion
of Corpus Christi, Barbara Tankersley and Sharon Bludau, both of
Hallettsville, and Karen Bigham of Victoria; sons, Douglas Bludau and
Ronnie L. Bludau, both of Hallettsville, and Howard Bludau of
Victoria; sisters, Lillian Besetzny of Schulenburg, Marcella Janak of
Yoakum, Sister Bernarda Bludau and Mary Ann Murphy, both of Dallas,
and Irene Knebel of Bay City; brothers, Frank Bludau and
Winfred "Wink" Bludau, both of Hallettsville; 14 grandchildren; and
Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Rosalyn Anita Bludau, Mildred
Bludau, Delrose Ann Sandelovic and one infant sister; and brothers,
James Paul Bludau and Erwin Joseph Bludau.
Visitation will be noon today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.
A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at Sacred Heart Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. John Peters
Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home,
Memorials: Sacred Heart School of Hallettsville.