June 8, 1931 – Friday, March 9, 2012
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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.