Floyd Ray Wienecke was born May 9, 1947 in Bellville, the son of Edward and Gladys (Martens) Wienecke. He grew up and attended school in Bellville. graduating from Bellville High School in 1967. He loved sports, especially football. and enjoyed serving as manager of the Brahma football team. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. On Dec. 5, 1967, Floyd was drafted into the United States Army where he served his country during the Vietnam War as a Supply Sargent. After his honorable discharge on Dec. 4. 1969, he returned to Bellville where he went to work for the Austin County Road and Bridge Department. Floyd retired in March of 2005 after 30 years of service. On March 16,1985, Floyd was united in marriage with Beverly Teague in Bellville. A 33-year veteran of the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, Floyd always enjoyed the Fire Department Annual Fund-Raiser each August where he and Beverly worked side-by-side with the cake-walk. Generous with his time and his effort, Floyd loved being a fireman and the fire department. In 1985, he was presented the Chief's Award by BVFD Chief Warren Klump. He was also a member of the Bellville VFW Post #6522 and served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Floyd departed this life to join his Lord on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 surrounded by his loving wife, Beverly, and his family. He was 58 years old. He is survived by his wife OF 20 wears Beverly Wienecke of Bellville; step children Donnie Paulson of Bellvjlle and Kimberly Meed; grandchildren Justin Meed and Krystal Meed. all of Warrensburg, Mo.; brother Lee Roy Wienecke of Bellville; sisters Lucille Dehnel Oglesby and her husband, Norman, of Alvin, Waldine Dehnel Breeden and her husband, Bobby, of Smithville, Joyce Dehnel Janecka of Cistern, Myrtle Jean Wienecke Petersen of Harlingen; mother-in-law: Dolly Sykora of Bellville; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Lucille Mae Dehnel Hawkins and Irene Wienecke Herring, brother Edward Wienecke and brother-in-law Stanley Petersen. Funeral service was held Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Bellville VFD Chaplain George Wied officiating. Burial followed in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were members of the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Bellville VFW Post #6522. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Austin County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, Hospice Brazos Valley or to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.
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