Fred “Fritz” Washichek went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, while at home with his family. Fritz was born on March 5, 1947 to Frank and Frieda Washichek at Gonzales Memorial Hospital. Fritz married his lifelong best friend Teresa Washichek on September 23, 1969, at the First Baptist Church in Gonzales. He was an active military veteran as he proudly served in the US Army, and a long-time member of the American Legion of Gonzales Post 40 and VFW Hall Post 4817. He followed many career paths, his latest occupation as a bus driver for Gonzales ISD lasted over 20 years. Fritz enjoyed life by playing dominos, drinking beer, and listening to polka music. There was never a person he met that was a stranger, he was well- known for his jokes and his friendliness.
Fritz is survived by his daughter Candy Washichek Brown, his son Kenneth Kuchynka (Donna), and his son Fred Washichek, Jr. (Christyne), his grandchildren Kevin Brown (Debbie), Christopher Brown (Cheyenne), Debra Washichek (Marcus), Nicole Washichek (Pete), Will Irle, Logan Kuchynka, Hanah Payne, Preston Harlen, Torilynn Harlen, and Samantha Moore, his great-grandhcildren Jayden, Brayden, Corbin, Colby, Cooper, Hagen, Tino, Easton, Ryan, Emmylynne, Kutter, and Mayah. He is also survived by his sister Leona Washichek Karl and his brother Franklin Washichek (Doris).
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Teresa Washichek, and his parents Frank and Frieda Washichek.
Pallbearers include Fred Washichek, Jr., Kenneth Kuchynka, Kevin Brown, Christopher Brown, Kenneth Brown and Franklin James Washichek.
Honorary Pallbearers include Jayden Brown, Corbin Brown, Brayden Brown, Colby Brown, Cooper Brown, Easton Washichek, Tina Torres, Ryan Torres, Will Irle, Kutter Irle and Richard Pfuhl.
A visitation will take place at Seydler – Hill Funeral Home Monday, February 13, 2023, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will take place at Seydler – Hill Funeral Home Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Gonzales Memorial Park.