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Funeral services for Vera Mae Fricke are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00PM at the Fayette Memoria Funeral Chapel in La Grange with interment to follow at the Florida Chapel Cemetery in Round Top. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 10 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home. Her pallbearers will be Wayne Fricke, Johnny Fricke, Trace Fricke, Jeff Fricke, Douglas Knutzen and Brandon Fricke.
Vera Mae Fricke passed away on February 5, 2023 in Austin, Texas. She was born on November 10, 1928 in Dalhart, Texas to Jesse and Otillie (Andreas) Weyand. She married Lee Roy Fricke on May 21, 1947 and they had one son, Thomas.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy “Sonny” Fricke; her parents, Jesse and Otillie Weyand; and brothers-in-law, Edgar “Junior” Fricke and Edwin “Jack” Jatzlau.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Fricke and wife Roxanne of Round Top; sisters, Esse Lee Fricke of Brenham and Vallie Jean Jatzlau of Giddings. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Leanne Pieper and husband Brandon of Round Top, Crista Hanath and husband Kirk of Brenham and Kyle Fricke and wife Monica of Round Top. Also surviving are four great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Deramus and husband Jacob of Brenham, Alex Pieper of Round Top and Connor and Emery Fricke of Round Top, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family moved back to Round Top a couple of years after Vera was born. Soon thereafter, her two sisters came into her life. They all worked and played on the farm. Vera loved everything outside and all the different animals. They had chickens, hogs and cattle. They had a milk cow and made butter and koch kase. The hog butchering was a family affair and everybody had their part to play. She loved making sausage and sauerkraut. She also loved sewing. She made bonnets for her mom and her to wear when they were outside in the sun chopping in the garden. She even spent some of her time cutting family members hair when they needed it.
She and her sisters attended school in Round Top and she was confirmed on June 14, 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top by Pastor Kralik.
Vera met the love of her life in 1946 when a newly returned veteran from WW II returned to Round Top. His name was Lee Roy “Sonny” Fricke. It was love at first touch. She said he touched her hand at the jukebox and she knew he was the one. These two were side by side for 63 years until Sonny’s death in 2010.
During their marriage they had one son and he was the light of their life. Their days were filled with all the things one does on a farm and she enjoyed it all. She also enjoyed when her nephews came to visit during the summer. She looked forward to making cookies for them and having them help with some of the daily chores.
Her favorite pastime became babysitting her grandkids as they came along. They got to experience the day-to-day chores on the farm too and loved it.
As she aged, it became harder and harder for her to accept she couldn’t do some of the things she used to do like feeding the cows, chopping in the garden, butchering hogs, chickens and beef, but most of all the family functions that she had to miss.
There were lots of love and laughter in her 94 years, two months, three weeks and six days she was blessed to be with us.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Round Top Family Library, Round Top Carmine Education Foundation, Brazos Valley Hospice, or Hospice Austin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas. Share your thoughts and fond memories online at www.fayettememorialfuneralhome.com