In loving memory of Fred Lad Psencik, we celebrate your life.
Fred was born on Wednesday, January 18, 1933 in Smithville, Texas to Tillie & Lad Psencik. He was the oldest child and has one beloved sister Tracey. Fred passed away peacefully to heaven on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 88 years of age while residing in Towers Nursing Home.
Fred grew up on his family farm. He was known as Freddie throughout school. He was FHA Sweetheart; Best All-Around; and a Choral Club member. Also, captain of the Smithville Tiger football team when they won All-District championship his senior year!
After high school, he joined the United States Air Force with his Uncle William Psencik which made the local newspaper. After the military, he lived in Houston where his major career was with the United States Postal Service from where he retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, softball and he was an exceptional dancer! He was an involved father who attended all of his children’s activities. He loved the country, and was a true cattleman and loved his dogs.
Fred married Yvonne Shuler on April 16, 1988, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Married 32 years last year, Fred surprised his wife Yvonne with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Yvonne and Fred had a deep unconditional love for one another and stood by each other always.
He is survived by his beloved wife Yvonne, and previous wife Rose, mother of his children. Fred’s surviving children: Donna Psencik, Larry Psencik and wife Sharon, Michael Psencik and wife Melanie, Bruce Shuler and his beloved late wife Leah, and Eddie Shuler. Fred’s grandchildren: Courtney Elkins and husband Jeremy, Shelby Tauaese and husband Ve’a, Stephen Reifsteck and wife Jill, Jonathan Reifsteck and wife Jordan, Olyvia Psencik, Rachael Shuler, Julianna Shuler, Steven Jackson, JJ Jackson and wife Amanda, and Trace Jackson. His great-grandchildren: Autumn and Cadence Elkins, Leilua and Leata Tauaese, Reagan and Finley Reifsteck, Logan and Landyn Reifsteck, and Brody Jackson. He is survived by his beloved sister Tracey Zetka and husband Norman, and family. Lastly, he is survived by his sweet dog Molly.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Marrs Jones All Faith of The Pines Chapel Funeral Home, at 110 American Legion Rd., Smithville, Texas from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Then rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon Bernard Meuth.
Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at St. Paul Catholic Church at 204 Mills Street, Smithville, Texas at 9:00 a.m. The mass will be officiated by Father Bernard Hung. Deacon Bernard Meuth will preside over the graveside vigil at the Oak Hill Cemetery at 465 SH-95, Smithville, Texas. There will be honors for Fred’s military service. Special gratitude to the pallbearers: his sons Larry and Michael Psencik; his grandsons Stephen and Jonathan Reifsteck; and grandson in-laws Jeremy Elkins, and Ve’a Tauaese. Due to the pandemic, a meal will be provided for immediate family only following the services.
Family requests in lieu of flowers to donate to a charity of your choice in memory of Fred Psencik. Please be respectful and remember social distancing with face mask in services.
There are so many family members, neighbors and friends we want to send our sincere heartfelt gratitude for your love, sympathies and support to Fred and Yvonne over the years. Special thanks to their neighbor David (Bud) and Judy Evanicky, sister Barbara (Cookie) Evanicky who always watched over them, and showed such love to our family. Towers Nursing Home, Jake and Jimie, we thank you for all your loving service extended to Fred and Yvonne as family. Fred was dearly loved by so many there. With much gratitude we also thank Cynthia (Cindy) and Hannah Stickle, and carriage horses Candy and Sunny, for fulfilling Fred’s farewell wishes! Last, but not least, our precious church family at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where Fred was baptized, received his first holy communion and confirmation.
Our hearts are so very saddened; however, our spirits rejoice with Fred in his ultimate healing, now home free!
Fred wrote out in his own hand, to be read,
“As you are now, I once was. As I am now, you will someday be.”
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
We are blessed to have a wonderful extended family, with Fred in our lives all these years and cherish the memories we will hold dear to our hearts.
We love you Fred!
Yvonne, and the Psencik and Shuler Families
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