|Birth: ||May 23, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2008|
Smithville (Bastrop County)
Austin American-Statesman Obiturary
November 12, 2008
Martha Minnie Fick Biehle
Martha Minnie Fick Biehle was born on May 23, 1910, at home in McDade, Bastrop County, Texas. Her parents were Henry and Annie (Joseph) Fick. Martha married Carl Martin Biehle on December 27, 1925 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Warda, Texas.
Martha peacefully went to be with her Savior at her home on November 10, 2008 with her family at her bedside.
Martha's life was like a history book. She had the experience of horse and buggy days, driving a Model T, getting an electric washing machine, a television, watching her children send e-mail on the computer and using a cell telephone. Martha's passion was her flower garden and she received the Smithville Garden Club's Yard of the Month award several times. She was known in Smithville as the "flower lady" across the street from school. Martha enjoyed working in her yard and this summer she achieved her goal of having a beautiful flower garden even though she had to get up early to water her flowers before it got too hot.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in May of 1967. After his death, she moved to town in Smithville, and learned how to survive alone by babysitting and sewing. She never had a challenge that she could not overcome. Martha was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville for over 60 years.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, ten sisters and brothers, two grandsons, Dennis Karl Synatschk and John Wachsmann.
Survivors are her five children and their spouses, Ervin and Lorine Biehle, La Grange; Alma and Martin Kilian, Winchester; Esther and Freddie Synatschk, Bryan; Doris and Charles Reagan, Austin; and Margaret Wachsmann and Glenn Richter, Georgetown.
Other survivors are 14 grandchildren: Martin Biehle, Jo Ann Synnott, Garry Synatschk, Kathy Pesl, Rickie Synatschk, Connie Beck, Donna Galban, Sandy Hendrix, Dennis Kevin Synatschk, Jason Synatschk, Deborah Nance, Sue Walling, Patricia Silva, and Mary Wachsmann.
There are 23 great-grandchildren: David Biehle, Allen Biehle, Keith Synnott, Amanda Synnott, Garry Synatschk, Jr., Shannon Synatschk, Christy Psencik, Richard Synatschk, Ashlee Marek, Baylee Synatschk, Melissa Galban, Desiree Galban, Bryan Hendrix, Kasey Hendrix, Eric Synatschk, Dylan Synatschk, Jon Nance, David Walling, Jennifer Steen, Ashley Walling, Sarah Parikh, Stephanie Bostick, and Katherine Silva.
Also, seven great-great grandchildren: Eric Biehle, Emily Biehle, Lauren Biehle,Tyler Synatschk, Emily Synatschk, Kaitlyn Synatschk, and Jewel Steen.
Martha is also survived by her wonderful neighbors, Betty Allison, Allan and Carolyn Riddle, and her adorable doggie, Precious. Serving as pallbearers are Allan Biehle, Danny Pesl, John Walling, Richard Synatschk, Allan Riddle and Dennis Kevin Synatschk. Honorary pallbearers are John Nance, Charles Reagan, Bobby Mick and Jason Synatschk.
Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Smithville at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Visitation and refreshments at 11:30 a.m. before the service at Grace Lutheran Church Parish Hall. Burial at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Cemetery at Warda, Texas, following the service.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 308 Byrne Street, Smithville, Texas 78957.
Henry Fick (1876 - 1936)
Annie Mary Joseph Fick-Eisfelt (1886 - 1967)
Carl Martin Biehle (1902 - 1967)*
Ervin Biehle (1927 - 2014)*
Adolph August Fick (1905 - 1907)*
Otto Ernst Fick (1907 - 1964)**
Laura Marie Fick (1909 - 1909)*
Martha Minnie Fick Biehle (1910 - 2008)
Ella Lydia Fick Ender (1920 - 2008)*
Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Jan Wukasch Pelosi
Record added: Nov 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31351751