Age: 77 years, 9 months, 7 days

Heinrich Friedrich Fiene

DOB: December 27, 1867
Washington Township, IL, USA

DOD: October 3, 1945,
Santa Rosa, Texas, USA

Son of Heinrich and Ida (nee Struebe) Fiene

Brother to: Friedricke Dorothea, Carl Dietrich, William (Sophia M. Tramm), Friedrich Johanne, John (Caroline Wehrmann) Fiene

Husband of Emma Maria Ristenpart Fiene, Married April 14, 1895 in St. John’s Evangelical Church, Eagle Lake, IL. Emma died August 23, 1919.

Father to: Malinda (Herman Hunte) , Reinhard T. (Anna E. Meyer) and Rose Hermine Fiene

Husband of Emma Augusta (nee Kluesendorf) Sievers (the widow of Henry G. Sievers) Henry Fiene and Emma Sievers were married Aug. 29, 1923

Step-Father to: Anna Marie (Ralph H. Dugan), Wilma (husband Brillesauer), Henry, Erna (Enar A. Swanson), Carl A. (Erna L. Matthias), Gustav W. (Mildred M. Schmidt) Sievers.


Beecher Herald October 11, 1945

Henry Fiene Dies in Texas; Buried Here, ObitFuneral services were held in the Funeral Home at Harlingen, Texas, Friday, for Henry Fiene, former resident of the community, who passed away in Texas, Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 5 days. The remains were brought to Beecher, and services were conducted by Rev. Helme of Blue Island in the Hack Funeral Home, after which burial was here Monday afternoon.

Mr. Fiene was born in Washington Township, Will County, Illinois, on the farm of his parents, the oldest child of Henry and Ida Fiene, Dec. 27, 1867. Here he was raised and received his public school education. He was instructed and confirmed in the Christian faith in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Petersburg. On April 14, 1895, he married Emma Ristenpart in St. John’s Evangelical Church, east of Beecher . Three children were born to this union, Linda, Reinhard and Rose. The mother of these children passed away, Aug. 23, 1919. On Aug. 29, 1923, Mr. Fiene was married to Mrs. Sievers. In 1930, he sold his farm and moved to Texas where he took up citrus farming in the Rio Grande Valley.  He enjoyed the climate, the country and the work, but looked forward to his periodical visits to Beecher. A stroke three years ago made it impossible for him to travel since that time.

The survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fiene of Santa Rosa, Tex.; three children of the first marriage, Mrs. Herman Hunte, Thornton; Reinhard, Kankakee; and Miss Rose, Chicago; 7 grandchildren (children of Reinhard Fiene); 6 stepchildren, Henry Sievers of Gibson City; Wilma Brillesauer of California; Erna Swanson of Santa Rose, Tex., Anna Marie Dugan of Decatur; Carl and Gustav Sievers of Grant Park; one brother Wm. Fiene, of Momence; one sister-in-law, Mrs. John Fiene, of Beecher

Henry’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Emma (Ristenpart) Fiene
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: William Ristenpart & Hermine (Danne) Ristenpart
Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law: Fredricke Ristenpart Kappe & George Kappe
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law of daughter (Malinda) Henry Hunte & Minnie (Rust) Hunte
Brother-in-law of daughter (Malinda) Albert L. Hunte
Brother-in-law of daughter (Malinda) Carl F. Hunte
Aunt & Uncle of daughter (Malinda) Henry F. Rust & Emma (Meyer) Rust

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