Donald Lee Bieker, 72, was born Dec. 5, 1939, in Sheridan County, KS, to Clem and Pauline (Mader) Bieker. He passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 18, 2012, in the Sheridan County Health Complex.
Don was united in marriage to Carol Jean Spresser on April 25, 1962, at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Hoxie. They were blessed with five children – Susan, Gary, David, James and Roger. Don worked as a welder for Arnold Electric and a grain elevator operator for Cooper Grain in Hoxie.
In his younger days, Don enjoyed taking his children hunting and fishing, especially those rabbit hunts. He would also do a little coon hunting and worked with his horses. Later in life, Don loved the time he had with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Left to mourn his passing include his wife Carol Jean, of the home; daughter, Susan Horn and friend, David Janes – El Dorado Springs; four sons – Gary Bieker – Hays, David Bieker and wife, Mary Beth – Aurora, CO, James Bieker and wife, Mindy – Hill City and Roger Bieker and wife, Jody – Seneca, KS; nine grandchildren – Nichole and Ashley Horn, Abigail and Katelyn Bieker, Grace and Gretchen Bieker, and Emma, Max and Jack Bieker; brother, Julius Bieker and wife, Wilma – Hoxie.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Pauline; brothers, Alvin and Frank Bieker; sisters, Betty Johnson and Mary Ann Bieker; and granddaughter, Isabelle Bieker.
Mass of Christian Burial was. Monday, Oct. 22, at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Hoxie with Father Thomas Mangat officiating. Burial followed in the St. Frances Cabrini Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Amusement Company and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, P.O. Box 987, Hoxie, KS 67740. Condolences may be left for the family at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com.