Henry "Jr" Bildstein (1930 - 2012)

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EARLVILLE – Henry "Jr." Bildstein, 82, of Earlville died Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earlville by Rev. Dennis Quint. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Earlville, with a 2 p.m. Scripture Service, additional Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, prior to Mass at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Earlville.
Henry was born April 19, 1930 in New Vienna, the son of Clem and Oda (Goedken) Bildstein, attending school in Petersburg.
On Oct. 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Eileen Greiner. The couple farmed in the Earlville area their entire life. Henry enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid Yankees fan, was always a 1/2 hr. early, especially to church and enjoyed visiting with everyone.
Henry is survived by his wife, Eileen of Earlville; two children, Susan Schulte and Donald (Janice) Bildstein both of Earlville; three grandchildren, Scott Schulte of Farley, Jay (Jillian) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, and Chris Schulte of Earlville; two great-grandchildren, Sylva and Asher Schulte; Dianne and Erwin Steffen and family of Dyersville; two siblings, Olga Helle and Ardella (Monroe) Hoffmann; brothers & sisters-in-law, Lavern and Betty Willenborg, Ethel Sperfslage, and JoAnn Greiner.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Oda Bildstein; son-in-law, Ron Schulte; one great-grandchild, Jenner Schulte; siblings, Esther (Gib) Digman, Matt (Adella) Bildstein; a brother-in-law, Marvin Helle; his father and mother-in-law, Leo and Hilda Greiner; brothers-in-law, Laurence Greiner and Richard Sperfslage
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Henry's "Jr." memory.
Please sign the online guestbook for Henry at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 20 to Oct. 6, 2012