Funeral Services for Jodie Henry Frieda, 87, of Bellville, were held Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. from Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville with the Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating. Interment was at Susen Cemetery in Nelsonville. Pallbearers serving were Troy Rowen, Scott Hein, John White, Steve Van Wagner Joe McCoin and Jeff Rao. Jodie was born in Cisco, Texas on March 18, 1920, son of Joe and Mathilde (Mahlman) Frieda. He resided in Caldwell where he completed the 8th grade in 1935. He became a delivery truck driver for Pearl Beer. In March 1942 he was inducted into the United States Army where he served in the Aleutians Islands until October 1945. He received an honorable discharge as the rank of Corporal. After his discharge, he became employed with Brazwell Motor Freight in Houston as a truck driver where he met Mattie Marie Mikeska of Bellville. They were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 1951. They resided in Houston until 1969 when they retired and moved to Bellville, in the Oakhill Community where they lived out their remaining years. Jodie enjoyed fishing, hunting and barbecuing for the family. He also loved to dance, play cards and dominoes. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jodie was a member of SPJST, VFW (Bellville) and a member of Nelsonville Brethren Church. Jodie H. Frieda died Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in Bellville. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn White and husband Eddie of Bellville, his son, Clifton Hein and wife Lorraine of Bellville, grandchildren, Kimberly Van Wagner and Troy Rowen, Scott Hein and Dana Hein, great grandchildren, Haley Van Wagner and Tyler Van Wagner, ShaiLynd Hein, Meranda Schoggin, step grandchildren, John White and Kimberly McCoin and step great grandson, Chance White. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Frank and Matilda Frieda, wife, Mattie Mikeska Frieda, brother, Henry Joe Frieda and sister, Lillie Thueber. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054. Funeral Arrangements under the direction on Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville.
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