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Louis  Vellek

Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Kathy Koenig
Special Music ~ St. Leo Choir
Special Polka Music ~
“Praha Polka”
“New California Polka”
“The Lapp Lander Polka”
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“In the Garden”
Doug Kokesh
Justin Rothschadl
David Buchmann
Wayne Winckler
Scott Kokesh
Mark Misar
Louis Vellek was born on August 16, 1924 to Adolph and Christina (Podzimek) Vellek eight miles north of Tyndall on the family farm that he would continue to live on for his whole life. He attended Buechler grade school until he began farming with his father full-time. When his brothers were drafted into service for their country, Louis was deferred so that he could continue to farm and support the family at home. On June 30, 1953, Louie was united in marriage to Nyla Jezek in Scotland. To this union, seven children were born.
Louie farmed for his entire life as well as raising livestock, mainly hogs, and mechanical work. He truly loved farming and took pride in keeping a tidy farm. He always worked hard and weeds could never win against him. For a time, he was also an Arbie Scooter and Standard Feed dealer. He was a member of the National Farmers’ Organization (NFO).
He enjoyed many hobbies, such as driving around the neighborhood, watching boxing, playing Euchre, and visiting with people. The conversations were never quick or boring. Louie had an opinion and question about everything and loved debating. His children also fondly remember his love of watermelons, cucumbers, mashed potatoes with gravy, and good soup. He was a good man with wisdom beyond his years.
Louie passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in his home on his beloved farm having attained the age of 91 years, 11 months, and 28 days.
He is survived, loved, and missed by his children: Marlowe Vellek of rural Scotland, Kevin Vellek of rural Scotland, Cathy Vellek of Huron, Marlene Vellek of Sioux Falls, Laurie Vellek of rural Scotland, and Marcia Vellek of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nyla, his parents, brothers: Robert, Raymond, and Ernest, sisters: Louise, Alice, and Helen, and son Michael in 2009.
Louie quoted once that
“God must have liked the color green,
Because of the crops, grass, and trees.”

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Sorry to hear of your dad's passing Kevin. Thinking of you. Nina

Nina Reiff Aug 17 2016 2:18 PM

Marcia and siblings, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. With the last of my Aunt Christina's children gone, you will keep all the memories alive for your children and grandchildren.

Katherine Schmidt Aug 15 2016 12:42 PM

My most sincere thoughts and prayers to you all.

Karen Kubal Edler Aug 14 2016 10:25 PM

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marge Stoebner Aug 14 2016 9:38 PM