Annie Louise Fricke Banik , 91, died February 19, 2012 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham, Texas. Annie was born December 20, 1920 in Round Top, TX to Fred Fricke, Jr. and Eugenia Louise Vogelsang Fricke. She was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on September 19, 1954 by Pastor A.B. Weiss. She married Robert Banik on February 20, 1942 in Round Top. He preceded her in death in 2002.
Annie was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top. She was also a member of the “Do Your Duty” Club where she was active in years past calling Bingo games and decorating floats for the Round Top 4th of July Parade.
Annie loved her family with a passion. She treasured her relationships with all her family members from the oldest to the youngest. She was always there for family and friends needing help of any kind. Annie loved to cook and took special joy in cooking breakfast for her grandchildren no matter what time they woke up. Annie also loved flowers and working in her yard. She always made sure that her yard was mowed and everything was trimmed and neat.
Annie began working at Henkel Square in 1971 and continued there until December of 2010 when Henkel Square was sold. She loved meeting and talking to all the visitors telling them stories about Round Top. Many repeat customers came back for ice cream cones and to say hello each year during the antique fair.
Annie is survived by her son, Randal Banik and significant other Minal Shah of Austin, a daughter and son in law Becky and Gary Zwernemann of Deanville, grandchildren Heather and Jeremy Taylor and Chad and Krista Zwernemann of Caldwell, great grandchildren Alaric, Harlee, Bree, and Jaelyn Taylor and Kinsley Zwernemann, sister in laws Evelyn Fricke and Vera Fricke of Round Top and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Valerie Banik. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brothers Clinton, Warren, Fred Junior (Pad) and Leroy Fricke.
Pallbearers are Jeff Gau, Wayne Fricke, Johnny Fricke, Tommy Fricke, Kyle Fricke, and Travis Sanders.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating. Burial will follow at Florida Chapel Cemetery in Round Top. Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Texas or Camp For All, 6301 Rehburg Road, Burton, TX 77835.