Edda Triesch Deike was born in Blanco, Texas on February 17, 1907 to Henry and Katherine Preiss Triesch. She died in Blanco, Texas at the age of 101 years and seven months on September 18, 2008. Edda was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Deike, her parents, and all of her siblings; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Edda married Herman Deike on February 10, 1935 at the Trinity Lutheran Church when it was at Twin Sisters. They lived on the Deike farm in Post Oak for the next 66 years raising cattle, sheep, goats, turkeys, and chickens.
Herman and Edda enjoyed nine-pin bowling, dancing to German music, and playing dominoes, especially “Forty-Two.” They were members of the “Forty-Two” Club in Post Oak until Herman died in May, 2001.
Through the years, Edda was dedicated to her work as a housewife, but always found time to spend with family and friends. She was noted as an excellent cook and would bring her special dishes, German sweet rice, homemade noodles, and okra gumbo to family gatherings. Summertime would find her gardening and canning her ever popular dill and salt pickles. She was skilled in sewing and crochet and making beautiful quilts, such as the “Double Wedding Ring” and “The Fan.” Many of those quilts were given away as gifts to family members.
Living on the farm brought enjoyment to Edda, especially raising fawns as pets. One such pet deer lived to be over 14 years old. Also dear to her heart were her pet Chihuahua dogs and seldom did one see Edda without Sandy and Tinky.
Edda is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who treasure the memory of this precious aunt. She was a life-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and her funeral services were held at the church on Saturday, September 20th at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Blanco Cemetery by the side of her lifelong partner, Herman Deike.