Henry J. "Hank" Fiecke

Henry J. "Hank" Fiecke, age 78 of Winsted, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center.

Hank was born in Mayer, Minn. April 20, 1922, the son of Joseph and Anna (Kieser) Fiecke.

On Oct. 3, 1944, Henry and Eleanor Lewandowski were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Henry engaged in dairy farming, east of Winsted, for many years, before moving into the city of Winsted in 1972. He also worked for 11 years at Millerbernd Manufacturing Co.

A life member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Henry was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council #8253, American Legion Post #407, and Holy Family Council # 204.

Henry enjoyed playing cards and ice fishing.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor; children: Rita (Bob) Lindquist of Buffalo, Jerry (Nancy) Fiecke of Watertown, Diane (Joe) Bokusky of Montrose and David Fiecke of Winsted; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Fiecke of Winsted; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Henry is further survived by brothers, Eugene (Leona) Fiecke of Lester Prairie, Alphonse (Rose) Fiecke of Winsted, Joseph Fiecke of Tacoma, Wash.; Clemens (Agnes) Fiecke of Silver Lake, and Francis (Joan) of Winsted; sisters, Leona Lewandowski of Silver Lake and Loretta Thiesen of Winsted; mother-in-law Peggy Lewandowski of Howard Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Fiecke in 1999; a grandson, John Fiecke; parents, Joseph and Anna Fiecke; sisters, Mary Rohling and Agnes Horstmann; a brother, Ben Fiecke; and his father-in-law, Peter Lewandowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, June 12, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, with the Rev. Paul L. Wolf as the celebrant. Lavon Kielkucki was the organist for the service. Gift bearers were Cassi and Jill Fiecke. Interment with military rites followed at the church cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, June 11, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, with a Holy Family Council rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. An American Legion prayer service took place at 7 p.m., and a Knights of Columbus rosary was recited at 8 p.m.

Casket bearers were Cory Fiecke, Joey Fiecke, Brian Ardolf, Jeremy Bokusky, Steve Fiecke and Pauly Fiecke.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, served the family.

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