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June 8, 1931 – Friday, March 9, 2012

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Philip A. “Pete” Fiecke, age 80, of rural Howard Lake passed away on Friday, March 9th, 2012 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

He was born on June 8, 1931 in Victor Township, Wright County the son of Anton “Anthony” J. & Mary Horstmann Fiecke.

He was born, raised and lived his entire life on the family’s homestead in Victor Township, Wright County.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army during the Korean War.

On May 28, 1955, Philip A. Fiecke and Rose Ann Hemerick were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Philip engaged in dairy, hog and poultry farming for many years. He later drove school bus for The Howard Lake-Waverly School District. Through the years, Philip was an auto mechanic and drove grain truck with his brother Norbert.

He was a life, long member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted serving as a church usher.

Philip belonged to Knights of Columbus Council # 8253, American Legion Post # 407 and V.F.W. Post # 9232.

He also was a licensed pilot.

Survived by children: Laurie A. (Wayne) Harris of Lester Prairie, Julie Winkelman, Leon Fiecke and Roger Fiecke all of Howard Lake and Rodney (Lisa) Fiecke of Cokato; eight grandchildren: Jamie (Steve) Tondera, Wade (Stacie) Harris, Shane (Emily) Winkelman, Sara (Bill) Mezzano, Jessica Fiecke, Kaitlyn Fiecke, Mitchell Fiecke and Callie Fiecke; nine great grandchildren: Harley, Jackson, Shayla, Trey, Tyler, Kendra, Leilia, Elliott and Sherrie; siblings: Ludwina (Clarence) Laxen, Florian (Bernice) Fiecke and Sophie (Felix) Juncewski all of Winsted, Rosemary Mallak of Lester Prairie, Rozina (John) Jilek of Glencoe, Emma (Stanley) Drahos of Silver Lake, Alexander (Barb) Fiecke of Mayer, Isabelle Salonek of Watertown, Mary Fiecke of Rockford and Johanna Fiecke of Hutchinson; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife: Rose Ann Fiecke on September 7, 1999, an infant son: Anthony Leo Fiecke in 1956, his parents, an infant brother, an infant sister, brothers: Norbert and Richard “Dick” Fiecke and by sisters: Elizabeth “Betty” Kuras and Helen Zanoth.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Philip Fiecke will be held on Wednesday, March 14th at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse will be the Celebrant. Reader will be Mary Fiecke. Gift Bearers will be Kaitlyn Fiecke & Harley Brott.

Interment with military rites will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. An American Legion Ritual will be held at 7:00 P.M., K.C. Rosary at 7:30 P.M. followed by Parish Prayers.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jamie Tondera, Stacie Harris, Sara Mezzano, Emily Winkelman, Kaitlyn Fiecke and Callie Fiecke.

Casket Bearers will be Steve Tondera, Wade Harris, Bill Mezzano, Shane Winkelman, Jessica Fiecke and Mitchell Fiecke.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. edward r fuchs

    We are in Florida for the winter. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Marty Edward Zitzloff

    May God bless you all at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

  3. Angie & Ron Jagodzinski

    Sorry to hear about Pete. May God be with you and your family at this time of need. Our thoughts are with you.

  4. Lois (Kuras) Ward

    Dear Laurie and Family,
    Over 50 plus years ago I was the little flower girl in your parents wedding.
    He hauled milk for a while and was our milkman at dad’s (Ernie) farm. And sometimes I would ride with him and he would drop me off at Marlys’ (Florian Fiecke Home). I remember he would give me chocolate milk and said it “will make your toe nails curl”. He made me laugh.
    Enjoy the sweet memories and know he is enjoying everlasting life with our Lord.

    I send my sympathy,
    Lois Ward

  5. lois (Kuras) ward

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Pete’s passing. I remember riding in his milk truck and him giving me chocolate milk and saying: “it’ll make your toe nails curl”. He made me laugh. Hang on to your memories.
    Much love,
    Lois and Bob Ward


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