Leo Frank Buelt

M, (February 22, 1922 - May 8, 1984)
Leo F. Buelt, 1922 - 1984. 1980's photo from the collection of Leone Wittry Buelt.
FatherGerhard Heinrich Bült (July 30, 1867 - May 27, 1956)
MotherElizabeth Soppe (December 8, 1879 - November 12, 1932)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*22 February 1922Leo Frank Buelt was born on 22 February 1922 at Eden Township, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Gerhard Heinrich Bült and Elizabeth Soppe
Occupation*1938Leo Frank Buelt was a partner with his sister Kathryn Buelt Buxton in the Buelt Hatchery. They did custom hatching and sold baby chicks. Kathryn sold her interest to another brother, Ben Buelt, in September of 1957. in 1938 at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Milit-Beg*2 January 1943He began military service on 2 January 1943 serving in the US Army Air Force, 955th Air Engineering Squadron. He started his service in Illinois, working at Chanute Field as general labor with the air planes. He was sent overseas on January 17, 1945 and stationed in North Africa and Italy. 
Milit-End*14 March 1946He ended military service on 14 March 1946. 
Death*8 May 1984He died on 8 May 1984 at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 62.2 
MiscHe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Leo F. Buelt
Leo F. Buelt, 62, of Breda, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 8, of a heart ailment enroute to St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

He was a partner with his brother, Ben Buelt, in the operation of the Buelt Hatchery in Breda.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 1984, at St. Bernard church in Breda, with the Rev. Richard Birdsall as celebrant. Sister Pauline Wittry was lector. Joan and Merrie Ann Buelt were gift bearers and Jim Buelt, Kenny Buelt and Brian Gerken were mass servers. Burial was made in the parish cemetery with military graveside honors by Fred F. and Norman J. Bruening Post No. 607, American Legion of Breda. Serving as casket bearers were Delmar Bruning, Frank Rosener, Ivan Padget, Earl Boes, Dick Steinkamp and Wayne Feldman.

Funeral services were in charge of the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, were rosaries were recited at 3:00 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday, and a scriptural prayer service at 8:00 p.m. by the parish.

Mr. Buelt is survived by his wife, Leona, Breda; three daughters: Mrs. Don (Kay) Davis, Kent, WA; Mrs. Bob (Mary Jo) Haller, Omaha, and Mrs. Andrew (Rosie) Wiederin, Cedar City, UT; two sons: Leo, Elk Horn, and Robert Buelt, Breda; eight grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Rose Steffen, Albert City; Helen Buelt and Mrs. Kathryn Buxton, both of Breda; four brothers: Ed, Lake City; Larry, Jefferson; Ben and Al Buelt, Breda, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Wittry, Breda.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Blondina Buelt, Elizabeth Buelt and Cecilia Schmeiding, and a brother, John Buelt.

Mr. Buelt was born February 11, 1922, at Templeton, a son of Henry and Elizabeth Soppe Buelt. He spent his early years in Templeton, and as a young boy moved with his parents to Breda, where he attended school. On November 22, 1944, he was married to Leona Wittry at St. Bernard church in Breda by the Rev. Schleyer.

In 1938, he became a partner with his brother in the hatchery business and prior to his death was still active in it. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign overseas. He was a member of St. Bernard church and Fred F. and Norman J. Bruening Post of the American legion at Breda.3
Burial*11 May 1984He was buried on 11 May 1984, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa


Leone Monica Wittry
Children 1.Kathleen Ann Buelt+
 2.Mary Joan Buelt+ (July 31, 1948 - July 17, 1996)
 3.Rose Marie Buelt+
 4.Leo Donald Buelt Jr.+
 5.Robert Joseph Buelt+


  1. [S6] Rita Hogan, The Buelt Family Genealogy.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 485-36-0629.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 15, 1984.