Joleen Stehlik

Joleen Joyce Stehlik, surrounded by her family, peacefully entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Braselton, Ga. 

She was formerly of Peru, having lived there from 1952 to 2007.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Lydia Jensen; infant son Terrell Raymond Stehlik; brother Virgil Jensen; sisters Elaine Vohnout and Elvera Atkinson; and son-in-law the Rev. James “Jim” Edge.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond “Ray” Stehlik, Buford, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law Randall “Randy” and Cindy Stehlik, Fort Wayne; daughter Dena Edge, Buford, Ga.; grandchildren Jonathan Stehlik, Fort Wayne, and Dr. David Stehlik, Fort Wayne, Lydia and Chris Spotts, Buford, Ga., and Clay Edge, Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren Kathleen Spotts and Daniel Spotts; and nieces and nephews.

Joleen (Jensen) Stehlik was born on Jan. 22, 1932, in Cordova, Neb.  She was a 1949 graduate of Cordova High School and was a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Ga.

A Celebration of Life service will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 S Enota Drive NE, Gainesville, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105; or Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street; Gainesville, GA 30501.

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Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., handled arrangements.


Posted on 2018 Feb 13