Joe Bielusiak, 95, of Lincoln, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Born April 20, 1925 to Joseph and Catherine (Czajka) Bielusiak in Hawes Township, he was raised in Lincoln. He served his country in World War II and received the Bronze Star for heroism under General Mark Clark, 5th Army 88th Infantry Division during the Italian Campaign as they liberated Rome. Joe worked on the family farm with his brothers and sisters. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. On February 7, 1959 he married Mary Given in Detroit. They moved to Flint where he worked at Fisher Body (General Motors) for 32 years retiring in 1978. They returned to Lincoln and resided at the family farm until a few weeks before his death. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by one son, David (Barb Luenberger) Bielusiak, two daughters, Kathleen (Ron) Gonyea and Doreen (Tom) Somers, five grandchildren, Colleen (Paul) Somers, Robert (Leslie) Clink, Kendall (Doug) Nedo, Matthew (Andrea Caraher) Gonyea, and Kandace (Shane) Bowman, four step grandchildren, Ronnie (Amy) Gonyea Jr., and Kerry Gonyea, and Michael and Chris Somers, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his sister Rose Kazmierczk. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his brothers John, Leo, and Steve Bielusiak, and sisters, Mary Webber, Helen Hunter, Josephine Lentz and his granddaughter Karen Ronna Gonyea. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM at the church. Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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