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Fred Joseph Floerke

September 22, 1925 - July 23, 2010
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Fred J. Floerke, 84, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2010 from a brief illness. He was born in a small farm house between Sinton and Taft on September 22, 1925. He graduated from Taft High School, and then graduated from Saint Mary's University. Fred was a lifetime farmer and rancher. Farming was his true passion therefore he served many years on Midways Board of Directors. Fred also served many years on the Taft School Board. He was also instrumental in the building of Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft. Fred was an avid hunter. He spent many happy times at his ranch in Goliad with his family. Fred was preceded in death by his wife Helen Floerke, his sister Evelyn Cantwell, and a brother Homer Floerke. He is survived by a daughter April Magnuseon (Gary), and two sons Tony Floerke (Candi), and Neal Floerke (Kim). Fred is also survived by seven grandchildren; Travis Murray, Justin Murray, Jason Floerke (Tish), Dana Argo (Tony), Amy Issacs (Dave), Lisa Christensen (Darren) and Sara Bishop (John). He was also blessed to be survived by three great-grandchildren; Riley and Hunter Floerke and Emma Christensen. Fred is also survived by a longtime friend Lori Beadle. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft, TX. Interment will follow at Taft...
Fred J. Floerke, 84, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2010 from a brief illness. He was born in a small farm house between Sinton and Taft on September 22, 1925. He graduated from Taft High School, and then graduated from Saint Mary's University.

Fred was a lifetime farmer and rancher. Farming was his true passion therefore he served many years on Midways Board of Directors. Fred also served many years on the Taft School Board. He was also instrumental in the building of Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft. Fred was an avid hunter. He spent many happy times at his ranch in Goliad with his family.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife Helen Floerke, his sister Evelyn Cantwell, and a brother Homer Floerke. He is survived by a daughter April Magnuseon (Gary), and two sons Tony Floerke (Candi), and Neal Floerke (Kim). Fred is also survived by seven grandchildren; Travis Murray, Justin Murray, Jason Floerke (Tish), Dana Argo (Tony), Amy Issacs (Dave), Lisa Christensen (Darren) and Sara Bishop (John). He was also blessed to be survived by three great-grandchildren; Riley and Hunter Floerke and Emma Christensen. Fred is also survived by a longtime friend Lori Beadle.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft, TX. Interment will follow at Taft Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the SPCA San Pat County.

"Fred was a good man for my Mother and a mentor to me. He leaves some big shoes behind to fill. He touched many lives and had a kind heart. I will miss..." Chaz Scott (Port Aransas, TX)

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