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Julian Joseph Zientek

December 8, 1926 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 95)


Julian Joseph Zientek, 95, passed from this world
surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 22,
2022, to be reunited with the love of his life, Delia,
in eternal rest.
Born on December 8, 1926, in Brenham, Texas,
Julian served in the U.S. Army as a Polish, German,
and Czech translator in World War II. He was the
first employee of Transok Pipeline. A devoted Cath-
oic who was recently honored as the oldest living
member of the St. Benedict's Knights of Columbus,
Tulian met his cherished wife of nearly 70 years at
church. His guiding philosophy was, "If it's worth
doing, it's worth doing right." An avid farmer and gardener, Julian raised
his own cattle, fruits, and vegetables to feed his family, friends, and those in
need. Growing up during the Great Depression, he firmly believed that no
one should go hungry and donated often to his local food pantry. He enjoyed
fishing in his pond and relished eating fried fish with family on Fridays.
Julian was preceded in death by his beloved wife Delia Zientek; son An
drew Zientek; parents John and Frances Bilski Zientek; siblings Stanley,
Mary, Aloysius "Alois", and Sophie Zientek; brothers-in-law Tony, Edward
and David Pecore, John Oglesby, Wayne New, and Stanley Januszewski;
sister-in-law Frankie Dickenson Pecore Bland; nephews Anthony
Pecore, Phillip Oglesby, Remi Zientek, James Jones, and Merrill Schramm;
and nieces Lissia and Sherrie Pecore. He is survived by brothers Monsignor
Benedict and Monsignor Bolislaus "Boli" Zientek; sisters-in-law Mary Alice
New, Catherine Oglesby, Peggy Pecore, Rebecca Scullawl Pecore, Hannelore
Neuroth Pecore, and Regina Halfmann Zientek; and brother-in-law George
Bland. He will be dearly missed by children Theresa and husband Daryl
Talbot, Michael and wife Linda Poole Zientek, Cecelia and husband Mike
Lenggenhager, Mary Elizabeth Zientek, Margaret Zientek, and Timothy
Zientek. His legacy includes grandchildren John Michael and James Zi-
entek, Chris and wife Janette Steele Lenggenhager, Kenny, Kevin and wife
Sheila Keahnah Talbot, Tesia Zientek, and Joseph and wife Brittney Turner
Zientek; and great-grandchildren Dillyn Talbot, Jason, Brayden, and Delia
Keahnah-Talbot, Bryden and Myka Lenggenhager; and Blaine, Autwin,
Emilia, and Rosemary Zientek. He will be remembered fondly by longtime
family friend Marvin Vinson, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless
others who called him "Dad" and "Grandpa."
Funeral services are graciously provided by Brown's Family Funeral Home
in McLoud, OK. Family and friends will celebrate Julian's life at St. Bene-
dict's Church in Shawnee, OK on Friday, March 4th with visitation from
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by wake and rosary at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday,
March 5th, there will be a funeral mass at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow
at Calvary Cemetery. Community members are invited to a gathering at
the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center directly following
interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Benedict's Food Pantry or other charity of choice. 

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March 4, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Benedict's Catholic Church
632 N Kickapoo Ave.
Shawnee, OK 74801

March 4, 2022

7:00 PM
St. Benedict's Catholic Church
632 N Kickapoo Ave.
Shawnee, OK 74801

Funeral Mass
March 5, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Benedict's Catholic Church
632 N Kickapoo Ave.
Shawnee, OK 74801

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