Ellsie Louise Baacke


Elsie Louise Baacke, 83, of Weesatche died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was born March 6, 1930 in Goliad County to the late Willie C. and Louise Els Lude.
She married Hayden Baacke on Sept. 11, 1949 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Goliad, Hermann Sons, and was a Post Office employee of Weesatche-1960-2001.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Hayden; daughters Patty (Allen) Kolodziejcyk of Yorktown and Peggy (V. C.) Cowey of Goliad. Sisters Elfie (Roman) Baacke of Yorktown, Rosie Karnei, Dorothy Lude and Nettie Schulze all of Weesatche. Sisters-in-law Maurine Lude of Victoria and Idell Lude of Yorktown. Grandchildren Shannon (Kenny) Kegebein, Gary(Amanda) Cowey and Nicole (Jarrod) Stepanski and great grandchildren Katelynn Kegebein, James Morgan Kegebein, Kaylynn Cowey, and Kassidy Cowey.
She is preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, brothers Edwin and David Lude and sister Bettie Lude.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Massey Funeral Home in Yorktown. Funeral services was at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Weesatche. Interment followed at St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery in Weesatche.
Active pallbearers were Preston Franke Jr., Glenn Karnei, Garrett Lude, Clinton Baacke, Steven Schulze, Gerald Allison, and Paul Wauson.
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church-Weesatche or Hospice of South Texas.
Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home 779 N. Riedel, Yorktown, Texas 361-564-2900.
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