Funeral services for Freddie Malke, 76, of Warda, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, Texas with Rev. Dennis Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Freddie Marvin Malke was born on January 11, 1942 in La Grange, Texas, the second of two sons born to Wilhelm "Willie" August Malke and Rosine "Rosie" Hermine (Mertink) Malke. He was baptized on January 25, 1942 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda by Rev. Paul Eifert, and was confirmed on March 30, 1958 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Rev. H. Hartfield. His confirmation memory verse was Revelation 2:10 "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." He worked for many years on local farms and ranches. Freddie was a faithful member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. He enjoyed growing plants from the cuttings of other plants, fishing and gardening. He was a fan of the sports teams in La Grange and Warda. He will be remembered for his smile and cheerful personality.
Freddie passed away the afternoon of Sunday, September 2, 2018 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie & Rosie Malke and his brother, Erwin Willie Malke.
Freddie is survived by several cousins and his church family at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda.
Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 69, Warda, Texas 78960 or to the charity of one’s choice.