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2012-01-05 / Obituaries

Richard William Farrack

January 31, 1918 - December 19, 2011

Mr. Farrack passed away the morning of Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

Richard William Farrack was born on January 31, 1918 in Giddings, Texas to Herman & Theresa (Birke) Farrack. He was baptized on February 17, 1918 and confirmed in 1931 both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. G.W. Fischer. His confirmation verse was Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Richard was inducted into the U.S. Army on June 23, 1942 and served in the 757th Field Artillery Battalion. He received his Honorable Discharge on January 22, 1946 having obtained the rank of Private First Class. Richard was united in marriage to Ella Emma Kipp on May 25, 1946 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. S.T. Schroeder. He worked for Droemer Construction and was also a farmer and rancher. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church where he had served as an usher for the German worship services for many years. Richard was also a member of the VFW Post 4475 and the American Legion York Post 276. He enjoyed ranching, fishing, playing dominoes and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman & Theresa Farrack; his wife, Ella Farrack; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert & Irma Farrack; three brothersin law, Adolph Seeman, Eddie Kipp & Hilton Krenek and two nephews, Eugene Farrack and Stanley Fritsche.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Theresa Jenke of Giddings; four granddaughters, Tonya & Edward Towns of Austin, Dawn & Jeff Faske of Giddings, Crystal & Alan Smith of Giddings and Amber & Corbitt Hill of Giddings; thirteen great grandchildren, Courtney Towns of Austin, Taylor Towns of Austin, Aaron Towns of Austin, Anthony Cole of North Carolina, Tristan Towns of Austin, Trevour Towns of Austin, Teresa Towns of Austin, Amanda & Jacob Derouen of Nebraska, Melisa Smith of Austin, Justin & Kandace Smith of China Spring, Bryson Smith of Giddings, Joshua Hill of Giddings and Paul Hill of Giddings; two great, great grandchildren, Kylie Trotter of Austin and Ayaan Aranda of Giddings; four sisters-in-law, Mamie Seeman of Giddings, Elsie Kipp of Giddings, Bernice Krenek of Houston and Barbara & Ken Dromgoole of Plano; special friends, Frances, Jacob & Jaime Doggett of Giddings as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating.

Burial with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 276 followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Cole, Alan Smith, Justin Smith, Corbitt Hill, Joshua Hill and Jeff Faske. Honorary pallbearers were Bryson Smith, Paul Hill and Tristan Towns.

Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church General Fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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