Friedrich K. (Fred) Mitschke passed away on Jan. 31, 2020 at Austin RNC Retirement and Nursing Center.

Fred was born in Winchester. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He met the love of his life Elinora Mertink. They married on April 18, 1958. From this marriage, they had one daughter.

He retired from Texas Electric Co-op. He was a good mechanic, loved to fish with his brothers in the Colorado river, loved to learn new things and have coffee with his HEB coffee friends.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Magadalena (Lena) Mitschke, Viola Rathke and husband Wilfred; Brothers Wilbert Mitschke and wife Evelyn; Edgar Marschke; Melvin Mitschke and grandson Charles Marshall Amidon II.

Fred is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Elinora Mertink Mitschke; daughter Judith (Steve) Bryson; great grandson Kaleb William Amidon and granddaughter-in-law, Samantha Amidon; brother Clarence and wife Dianna Mitschke; sister-in-law Helen and husband Eric Schnieder; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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