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Lucile Freitag, 94, of Kenney died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Care Center of Brenham.

Lucile was born June 24, 1917 in Brenham to Martin H. and Ella (Rippenhagen) Schwartz. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin.

On Feb.  18, 1944 she was united in marriage with Elmer Freitag at St. Paulís Lutheran Church of Brenham.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1996.

Lucile was a graduate of both Brenham High School and Blinn College.  She was a bookkeeper in Brenham prior to working with Elmer (always known to her as ďFridayĒ) operating Freitags General Merchandise in Kenney for 42 years and working along side of him in the Kenney Post Office for 37 of those years. 

Lucile was a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church all her adult life and was a member of Ladies Aid Circle.  

Cooking and baking for her family and friends, and sewing for her daughter were her great joys.  She also loved being out of doors where one would find her hard at work mowing, cutting limbs or burning brush.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 52 years and brother Howard Schwartz.

Survivors include: daughter Sharon Freitag; sister Doris Schwartz; nephews and nieces Danny Dickschat, Garner and Coece Menn, Peggy Menn, Bobby and Juanita Brewton and Virginia French; and other relatives and friends including caring neighbors Kathy Pantel and William Knight, and faithful friend Lawrence Bade.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 2 p.m. in St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham with Pastors Lawrence Bade and Phil Fenton officiating.  Burial was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.


Pallbearers were William Knight, Emmitt Knuppel, Fred Mantey, Floyd Mikeska, Robert Rippenhagen, Jr. and James Wyatt.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paulís Christian Day School or St. Paulís Radio Ministry, 305 West Third St., Brenham, TX 77833.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX.  979-836-3611 or leave condolences at


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