John M. Bielinski

February 14, 1962January 29, 2014
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John Michael Bielinski, 51, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at home in Fontana, surrounded by family. John was born on February 14, 1962 in Fontana, CA.

John is survived by his wife Wendi, son Christian; parents Lonnie & Marketta Bielinski; mother in law, Linda Kaufman, sisters Debby (Bill) Lardi, Michelle Bray, Lisa Bielinski,and Natalie (Erick) Legner; in-laws John & Diane Bricker, Richard Bricker, Stefani (Mike) Bricker, and Carissa Vyas; nieces and nephews Stephen Bray, Michael Lardi, Jonathan Bray, Erin Wilson, Andrew Legner, Kayla Bricker, Robert Godby, Chasin Bricker, Sarah Godby, Alyssa, Marissa, Damian & Stephen Rines.

John graduated from Fontana High School in 1980 and from Chaffey College in 1984. He was a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections.

John was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. John’s passion was to be a professional bowler. He bowled one 299 game, and two 300 games in his career.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00am at Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary in Colton, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a college fund for John’s son, Christian.

John Michael Bielinski, also known as “Uncle Johnny”, was born to Lonnie & Marketta Bielinski on February 14, 1962 in Fontana, CA. John was born prematurely with respiratory complications and had to remain in the hospital for some time before he could come home. When John was brought home, his four sisters were immediately fascinated with his “unique anatomy” which, much to their amazement, didn’t look anything like theirs.

During his early childhood, John had many exciting adventures. One of these adventures was a planned trip to the moon when he was five years old. John prepared for this trip by packing one pair of socks & a loaf of bread in a small white suitcase, after which, with his beloved teddy bear tucked under his arm, he headed down the street with a friend to find the moon. This moon adventure became one of his family’s favorite stories to tell through the years.

John graduated with honors from Fontana High School in 1980. He obtained an Associate in Science degree from Chaffey College in Alta Loma, CA in 1984. John attended CSUSB and left one class shy obtaining his Bachelor in Science degree, at which time he was accepted into the Basic Correctional Officer Academy for the state of California. John successfully completed his training with recognition as an outstanding student in 1986.

John always maintained a good work ethic. He was employed by Mobile Lunch in Fontana, CA, as a security guard at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, CA and as a correctional officer with the state of California. John was well-liked by all of his fellow co-workers through the years.

John knew Jesus as his savior and was involved with the Covenant Keepers men’s group at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fontana, CA. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and did volunteer work at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, CA.

In 1982, John met his future wife, Wendi. John told Wendi he knew he was going to ask her to marry him from the first day they met. John and Wendi were eventually married on September 17, 1988 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fontana, CA. Out of this marriage came a beautiful baby boy, Christian Michael, born on February 6, 1992.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and his life-long friends who shared his love of fishing, boating, water skiing and riding sea-doos on the Colorado River. John’s aspiration was to become a professional bowler. He bowled a 299 game in 1990 followed by a perfect 300 game in 1991 and another perfect game again in 1992. This was a sport he also enjoyed with his dad, Lonnie.

John’s attitude was always a positive one and remained that way during the 20 years he lived with multiple sclerosis. Toward the end of his illness, the Neurologist who took care of him for all of those 20 years commented on how amazing it was that John had kept such a positive attitude and had maintained his sense of humor through it all. His positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor will long be remembered by his family and friends.


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Wendi Bielinski

April 27, 2014

Dear John, I love you and miss you. I am watching 2 Pope's being elected into Sainthood. I hoped you are right next to them. You gave us all such love and happiness. I inspire to be like you and enjoy life and the many blessings I have. I understand that God needed his special Angel in heaven now. Please watch over us and guide us in the right direction. With much love I light this candle in your honor. Amen

Ron and Vicki Hawkins (Martin)

February 8, 2014

Ron and I are so sorry for you loss. Aunt Henrietta Bledsoe gives her condolences, also. May Our good Lord surround you with peace and comfort!

Barb & Mike Larsen & Family

February 8, 2014

When I was younger, and it thundered out everyone always told me that was God bowling - now I'll know it's you! Forever in our thoughts and prayers! I have many memories of your trips to Wisconsin and our visits out there with all of you - your sense of humor was the best! I am so glad to have had the opportunity to know you and have those memories - even from our distance! Keep watch over your loved ones - you are forever in our heart! Wish I was there to say good-bye in person and bowl in your honor! I am in spirit! Love and prayers to all - And when it storms - I'll know you are reminding us to enjoy life like you did!

Ralph Segarra

February 8, 2014

John, thank you for touching my life with your sense of humor, wittiness, intelligence, but most of all for being who you are - a blessing!!! You have touched my life and I know your now playing with "God's Heavenly Bowling Team". You will not be missed, but remembered for who you are - Brother John.

Michelle Bray

February 8, 2014 many great memories…being such a great brother and an amazing Uncle Johnny to Stephen and Jonathan…for coming to their baseball games and band competitions and taking us bowling and water skiing at the river…going to see the Space Shuttle land at Edwards…the 4 of us wedged sleeping in my camper shell…you and Jonathan snoring and, well, you know what else…

Wendi…I know we just talked a couple weeks ago about your guardian angel in heaven watching over you. Sometimes there are guardian angels right here on earth. John was so very blessed to have 4 of the most amazing angels with him every day…to Danny (pictured here), Robbie, Chris, and you, Princess Wendi…thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love, care, joy, fun, laughter, peace and gentleness that you brought to my baby brother every day of his life…I love each of you so much...Love, Uncle Mick

February 8, 2014

May your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead....He was always contagiously happy to be around from waiting on the bench for the boys in kindergarten to hockey games later own... Your were quiet blessed
Happy thoughts The Sclafani's

Marie McMurray

February 7, 2014

To the Bielinski Family and Brickner Familiy,
God bless all of you during this difficult time but we all know God is in a better place now. I met John when I started working with Wendi in the Surgery Clinic. John was always happy and had the most contagious smile. He also had the fastest walker around!He had a great sense of humor and very witty. God bless you John in your new journey. God bless all the families.
Marie McMurray

Patrick Edwards

February 7, 2014

John. I am so glad that I met you and will really miss seeing you. I remember all the great times we had at the bowling alley. You will be missed by so many. Love you buddy.

Madeleine Childers

February 6, 2014

John was a volunteer in our department and always had a big smile on his face. When asked how he was doing he always answered "I am blessed"

Mike Reynolds

February 6, 2014

My lifetime friend, my bowling partner, my academic challenger throughout school. We have been through many good and bad times together but mostly good. You always had a smile no matter what the situation, you were a role model for living and enjoying life. You told me every time I saw you, how good life was, "I have a great wife, great son and family, what else could be better". I will miss you dearly Johnny!! PS..I will be practicing to beat you on the lanes!!