Leona Peschel FLentge was born on August 6, 1920 to Willie & Emilie (Hegemeyer) Peschel in Star Hill Community. She was baptized on November 21, 1920 and confirmed on April 5, 1936 at St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville. Leona married Alvin John Flentge on November 25, 1937 also at St. John Lutheran Church, Bellville.
Leona was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who spent her life doing for her family. She worked in her garden every day raising all kinds of vegetables and fruits. She canned her produce, made jams and jellies, and baked delicious bread, cakes, pies and cookies to share with her family. For holidays she made her delicious sugar cookies frosted with egg white frosting and covered with sprinkles or pecans. She was also known for her famous Angel Food Cake that she decorated with pineapple slices and cherries. She knew all of her children and grandchildren’s favorite dishes and baked goods and always had those items prepared for the family gatherings. Another favorite of all the grandchildren were her strawberries which she covered with fresh cream and sugar. She also loved flowers and had beautiful flowers of many colors growing everywhere. In the spring we would be blessed with hundreds of butterflies because of those flowers.
Leona was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and of the Rachel Circle. She was an inspiration to all with her unfailing faith in God. She lived by example going to church every Sunday and with her daily reading of her Bible. She would read aloud to her children while they doing their chores after dinner. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She truly believed in the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all” and shared that with everyone daily. Every day she made decisions based on what would Jesus want her do to and how would it glorify his name. She also loved singing her hymns while working.
Leona went home to be with her Father in heaven on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.She is survived by Daughters: Lavina Oevermann and husband Travis of Houston; Elvina Loehr of Needville; Ona Lea Goodnight and husband James of Bellville; Leonalee Alexander of Houston; Emilie Brooks of Houston. Sons: Melvinlee Flentge and Leon Flentge both of Bellville. Grandchildren: Sheryl Malinowski; Darrel Oevermann and wife Susan; James Oevermann and wife Karen; Deborah Pike and husband Scott; Susan Schuelke and husband Tommy; Patrician Novak; John Loehr and wife Suzanne, Cynthia Teykl; Vickie Funderburk and husband Keith; Robin Donaldson; Brenda Stewart and husband Tony; Dee Ann Poorman and husband Steven; Brian Flentge and wife Jennifer; Jeanie Logan; Misty Craig and husband Daniel; Brett Flentge; Brittany Flentge, Holly Monk and husband Tommy; Laura Wieprecht and husband Brent; Archie Bane, Jr. and wife Kim; Bobby Joe Alexander and wife Meredith; Tana Migit and husband Jeff; Brandon Brooks; Shawn Brooks; John Flentge; Carol New and husband Ben, James Michael Goodnight and wife Brenda. Great Grandchildren: Wendy Pustejovsky and husband Leon; Edwin Malinowski III and wife Cassie; Mendy Shipley and husband Cole; Emilie Loeblein and husband Jim; Cendy Duch and husband Clint; Sherry Malinowski; Lydia, Micah, Matthew and Lauren Oevermann; Tanner and Gretchen Pike; Brandon and Bailey Schuelke; Dylan and Dalton Novak; Ryan, Braeden, and Keigan Loehr; Kyler & Keeli Teykl); Lauren and Austin Funderburk; Erin and Clayton Donaldson; Justin and Sonny Williams; Shelby, Joshua and John Poorman; Tyler Logan; Abby and Adam
Craig; Cade Flentge; Brittany, Allison and Katie Bane; Hayden Stallings, Camden Gardner, Carter and Parker Monk; Anna & Leah Wieprecht; Payton Migit; John Wiley Flentge; James Dustin Goodnight; Brent New; Brandon New and wife Ashley; Cori McCreary and husband Josh; Blake New. Great Great Grandchildren: Austin and Tyler Pustejovsky; Layne, Levi and Luke Malinowski; Hunter and Remington Shipley; Kaylee and Wesley Anderson; Joshua McCreary. Sisters: Gardinal Pfeffer and husband Owen, Lenora Zander. Brothers: Wilroy Peschel and wife Peggy; Leo Peschel. Sisters-in-law: Christina Bentke; Loren Bohannon. Brothers-in-law: Jode Shunka. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
She is preceded in death by her Husband Alvin John Flentge; Son: Alvinlee Flentge; Grandchild: Kylie Michelle Flentge; Parents: Willie & Emilie (Hegemeyer) Peschel; Father and Mother-in-law: Albert and Hattie (Schultz) Flentge; Sisters: Cinata Slacik; Verdine Shunka; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Edith Peschel; Alfred Slacik; Harry Zander; Willie and Laverne Flentge; James Bohannon; James and Romona Bohannon; Melvin Bentke
Pall Bearers: Darrell Oevermann, John Loehr, Keith Funderburk, Brian Flentge, Bobby Joe Alexander; Tommy Monk, Brandon Brooks, John Wiley Flentge
Honorary Pall Bearers: All the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 N. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel – Bellville.
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