Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

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Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

Winnifred “Freda” Einck, age 91, of Decorah, IA formerly of Festina, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Winnifred “Freda” Magdelene (Buchheit) Einck,was born October 12, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit near Festina, Iowa. Freda attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina. Freda married Herbert Einck on January 29, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina, IA They ran the DX Service Station in Festina for twenty eight years, passing the business on to their sons when they moved to Decorah in 1983. At that time they joined  St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Freda enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning her produce. Freda especially enjoyed family activities with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Freda survivors include six sons: Gerald (Beth) Einck, Decorah, IA; Ray (Judy) Einck, San Francisco, CA; Denny (Kathy) Einck, Rochester, MN; Leon Einck, Decorah, IA; Norm (Cindy) Einck, West Union, IA

and Ken (Sue) Einck, Festina, IA, seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Bernice Einck, Waterloo, IA and one brother-in-law Dale Ott, Festina, IA.

Freda was preceded in death by husband: Herbert April 2000, son: Joseph, Daughter-in-law: Nancy Einck; two grandchildren: Brenda and Brian Einck, parents: Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit; Brothers: Edward, Hubert, Barney and Lawrence; sisters: Emma Kuennen and Irene Huinker, Ten brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL

11:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, 2013

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church

Festina, Iowa

CLERGY

Monsignor Cletus Hawes

MUSIC

Jeanette Dietzenbach – Organist

LECTOR

Niece

Jen Costigan

SERVERS

Joseph and Jordan Buchheit

OFFERTORY GIFTBEARERS

Great Grandchildren

Keagen Einck Alexis Wurzer and Brayden Krivachek

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Norm  Einck Gerald Einck  Elaine Heying Karen Kleve

CASKETBEARERS

Grandchildren

Russell Einck, Shane Einck, Shawn Einck, Justin Einck, Brad Einck, Jordan Einck

INTERMENT

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery

Festina, Iowa

Arrangements by

Schluter – Balik Funeral Home

Calmar, Iowa 

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