Emilie Wilhelmine Faske
Emilie Wilhelmine Unger Faske was born on June 10, 1911 in Giddings, Texas the daughter of Ernest Ferdinand Unger & Helena Emma (Berger) Kappler Unger. She was baptized on June 25, 1911 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. G.W. Fischer and confirmed on April 5, 1925 also at Immanuel by Rev. Fischer. Her confirmation verse was John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Emilie was united in marriage to Willie C. Faske on November 13, 1932 at Immanuel Lutheran by Rev. G.W. Fischer. They were lifelong members of the Lutheran church and were members of the congregations of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim during their marriage. She enjoyed helping around the farm, gardening and sharing all of the good things it produced. She also enjoyed making noodles and coffee cake for her children and grandchildren and was always ready to play a game of 42 or straight dominoes.
Emilie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Olga Richter and Hermine Mutschink; brother, Fred Unger; half- sister, Esther ( Kappler) Faske; half- brother, Charley Kappler and a granddaughter-inlaw, Julie Faske.
She is survived by her sons, Leroy & Madeline Faske of Giddings and Harold & Judy Faske of Manheim; grandchildren, David & Lisa Faske of Pflugerville, Mark & Sandra Faske of Lago Vista, Steve & Jodie Faske of Bastrop, Barbara & Steve Siegwalt of Austin, Bill & Marcie Faske of Snyder, Edith & William Courter of Charlotte, NC and Kevin & Heather Faske of Sugarland, as well as several great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Emilie Faske, 100 years of age were Monday, September 19, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner, Rev. Keith Aschenbeck and Rev. Herb Keistman officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were David Faske, Marcus Faske, Steven Faske, William Faske, Kevin Faske, Steve Siegwalt and Mason Courter.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, the Lutheran Hour, Christ Our Cornerstone at Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Braille Center #163.