Edgar Henry Mitschke, 75, of Robstown, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 in a Houston hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1934 in Winchester, Texas to Martin and Magdalena Reinhardt Mitschke. Mr. Mitschke was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Helen Proske on June 8, 1968. He worked for Burnup and Sims/Mastec Construction Co. for 39 years, retiring as district manager. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church where he served the church as a trustee, elder, usher and on the building committee, was a parent volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Wilbert Mitschke; and a sister, Viola Rathke.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen Proske Mitschke of Robstown, Texas; his children, Pamela (Kyle) Luckenbach of Corpus Christi, Texas and Craig (Gina) Mitschke of Cedar Park, Texas; his grandchildren, Kaleb and Kelsi Luckenbach, Jordan and Logan Mitschke; his step-grandson, Cody (Heather) Luckenbach of Corpus Christi, Texas; his mother-in-law, Florence Proske of Giddings, Texas; his brothers, Fred (Elinora) Mitschke of Austin, Texas, Clarence (Dianna) Mitschke of Austin, Texas and Melvin Mitschke of Winchester, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Dale Brynestad and Pastor Gary Childs officiating. Burial followed.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home