Joe Fred Jelinek was born October 1, 1929 on the Bluff City farm. He was the youngest of 6 children. Joe passed away on Christmas day at the Patterson Health Center at the age of 90 years, 2 month and 24 days.
The Marine Corp was his calling and he served in the Korean War. He was discharged with honor in 1954 as a corporal.
While serving overseas, Joe married the love of his life Peggy Jean Jones on June 7, 1952. They were blessed with 2 children, Marilyn and Richard.
When he returned home, he became a truck driver for several years. He also owned and operated an auto shop.
As wheat harvest approached, he decided to custom cut from Texas to the Canadian border. Then, ran and operated Jelinek Fertilizer, along with raising cattle until his retirement.
Joe loved playing cards and gambling. Everywhere he went he made sure there was a pitch game in the making. He taught his grandkids the game as well.
He will be missed by his daughter Marilyn and her husband Jerry Osborn of Oxford, KS; daughter-in-law Susan Jelinek of Anthony, KS; grandchildren, Stacie Osborn of Winfield, KS, Scott Osborn of Oxford, KS, Sara Reneau of Medford, OK, Nikki Blair of Anthony, KS and Adam (Jennifer) Jelinek of Bloomington, IL; great-grand-children Ariel Wilcox, Mikkie Neilson, Bradi Osborn, Dallton and Dalen Blair, Nicholas and Kaitlyn Jelinek, Richard Nowell, Raylee and Jesse Reneau.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Jelinek; son, Richard; brothers, Stanley and Charlie; sisters, Evelyn, Polly and Faye and 2 great-grandchildren.
Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas.
Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in memory of Joe to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City, Kansas and may be left in care of the mortuary.
So sorry for your loss. My
Marcy Kastens - 12/27/2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
we love you very much Joe!
Josie & Colt Duwe - 12/27/2019
we love you very much Joe! you will be missed deeply!
Saepe Expertus, Semper
Harry Simpson - 12/27/2019
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.
Thank you for your service to this nation.
Sorry to hear Joe Jelinek passing he will be greatly missed.
Albert & Carol ... - 12/27/2019
Played cards with Joe he was
John and Rosie ... - 12/27/2019
Played cards with Joe he was a lot of fun. He will be missed
So very sorry to hear of Joe
Gayle Joyner Ho... - 12/27/2019
So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing.
Our condolences to the family
Joe and Karen Cerio - 12/28/2019
Our condolences to the family of Joe Jelinek. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a man of honor and respect. He will be missed. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe and Karen Cerio