George W. Henneke, 85 of Fayetteville passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019. George was born in Frelsburg, TX on Feburary 22, 1934, the son of Anton and Lena Moeckel Henneke. He was baptized June 29, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, TX. He married Una Mae Krenek on September 20, 1959 in the Fayetteville Brethran Church, Fayetteville, TX. George entered the US Army November 8, 1956 and was honorably discharged as a SP4 October 31, 1962. He owned and operated a gas station in Fayetteville for several years before moving to Houston to work at Tube Turns as a machinist for 20 yrs. Then moved back to Fayetteville where he and his wife owned & operated T & G Bar for about 2Οyrs. He enjoyed serving friends & family at his bar. Lots of parties were also held at the bar along with playing cards, dominoes & shooting pool. Most of all he enjoyed his cattle. He more than likely had a name for all of them. He enjoyed going to church feasts on Sundays with his sister Virginia and his friend Rick. He always enjoyed going to Orsak’s restaurant to eat, sometimes twice a day.
He was a member of the American Legion for 28 Yrs.
He is survived by his sister, Virginia Henneke Polasek of La Grange, brother-in-law Frank (Butch) Krenek & wife Evelyn of Fayetteville. Nieces Karen & husband Milroy Helmken of Rutersville, Kathy & husband David Faldyn of LaGrange, Shirley & husband Rick Pavlicek of Fayetteville, Joyce & husband Larry Foster of Columbus, Cindy Shirley of Burton, Glenn Polasek & wife Sandy of La Grange, Carol Polasek of La Grange, Doug Krenek & wife Erin of Katy, Robin & husband Ryan Sklar of Fayetteville, Several great nieces & nephews & great great nieces & nephews also survive. Special friend Rick Hornak of Fayetteville.
He was proceded in death by his wife Una Mae Krenek, parents, brother Robert Henneke & wife Lera Heintschel Henneke, Gilbert Henneke, brother-in-law LeeRoy Polasek, nephew Danny Polasek, niece Amanda Krenek Sklar, great nieces Amber Polasek & Tammy Helmken and great great nephew Cole Faldyn.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 20th starting at noon at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Family will receive visitors from 4pm to 6pm. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 21st at 1Oam at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Meismer officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or charity of one’s choice.