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About Joseph P. Bieker
Joseph P. Bieker, 99, Lewiston
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Joseph P. Bieker passed away Sunday afternoon, June 24, 2007.
He was an honest man with a firm handshake, was true to his word and a deep love for his family. He will be missed by many.
Joe was born March 27, 1908, to Joseph H. and Catherine Kinzer Bieker in Sublimity, Ore. His family moved to Ferdinand, where Joe grew up and married Henrietta (Etta) Haener. They were married for almost 72 years.
Having worked at the Lewiston Grain Growers Warehouse in Ferdinand for many years, Joe dreamed of owning his own land and becoming a farmer. Joe moved his family to Moscow and farmed just south of town on Paradise Ridge. Retiring from farming, Joe and Etta moved to Lewiston.
Retirement for Joe meant a large vegetable garden, flower beds, the remodeling of a couple of homes for his kids, helping two sons start businesses and spending a little time in his shop with the repair of grandchildren's toys and bikes and a little woodworking.
Joe is survived by his wife, Etta, at the family home; his sister, Julia Bieker of Lewiston; his daughter and son-in-law, LaVonne and Dennis Spence of Clarkston; his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Terrill Bieker and Marvin and Ella Bieker, all of Moscow, Ronald Bieker of Milwaukie, Ore., Kenneth and Karen Bieker of Kingston, Idaho, Joe Henry and Joann Bieker of Hopkins, Minn., and Dan and Twila Bieker of Lewiston. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Carl, James and Raphael; and his sisters, Coletta Hough, Marie Lorentz and Sister Mary Anna Bieker.
The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Lewiston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at Ferdinand Community Cemetery.