Wilfred Erich Einecke, 95, passed away Saturday January 31st, 2009 at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living, Pasadena, Texas.
Wilfred was born March 3rd, 1913 to Emil and Amanda Einecke in Bellville, Texas. He had been a resident of Galveston, Texas for the past 86 years before moving after Hurricane Ike in September 2008. He was an Army Veteran stationed overseas during World War II with the 56th Evacuation Hospital serving in North Africa and Italy.
After the war he returned to the States and continued work as an Electrician with Curry Electric and Sargent Electric until his retirement in the 1980’s. He loved fishing, gardening, raising homing pigeons and taking care of his family. He was a husband, dad, granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Most of all, he had a strong faith in Jesus Christ.
Wilfred was a member of First Lutheran Church Galveston. He was a DeMolay in his youth and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 527.
Wilfred was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Ellen Russell Einecke. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Einecke and Martha Einecke Hansen.
He is survived by his daughters Theresa Einecke and Winniefred Einecke-Stewart; his son and daughter-in-law Nick P. and Cathy Einecke; granddaughter Laurie Einecke and grandson Nick R. Einecke.
Wilfred’s family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie, in Galveston.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Doug Guthier officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
The Einecke Family would like to thank the staff of Colonial Oaks Assisted Living in Pasadena, Texas and Concorde Home Assisted Living in Galveston, Texas for the loving care and friendship provided to him.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church Galveston, Texas.