Leonard Rudolph Billimek


Leonard Rudolph Billimek, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 in Houston. Leon was born in High Hill to Annie and Paul Billimek.

Leon is reunited with his beloved wife Cecilia of 62 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol Poenisch and husband Terry; son, James Billimek; his only grandchild, Jenna Berry and husband Mike; and sister Rosemary.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar and Ewald, and three sisters, Agnes, Elsie and Pauline.

Leon proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. He worked for Nabisco for over 40 years, where he met his beloved wife. Leon was a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and its Men’s Club.

Visitation with Leon was held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Pat H. Foley & Company in Houston.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman St. Houston. He was laid to rest at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery following an escorted cortege.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial donations may be made in honor of Leonard R. Billimek to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Building Fund in Houston.

Condolences may be offered at www.PatFoleyFuneralDirectors.com.