Obituaries

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27
Oct

Frank Brauner, Jr.

Frank Brauner, Jr., 87, of La Grange died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Frank was born in Schulenburg on Feb. 1, 1927, the son of Frank Brauner, Sr. and Olga (Hrncir) Brauner-Wiegreffe. Frank served in the U.S. Naval Service-Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and naval ship, USS Breckinridge. He enlisted in January  1945 and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class in May 1946. He married Barbara Elizabeth Dybala on June 23, 1958 in Ganado. Frank received his Master’s Degree in Education. His teaching career began in Kociusko, Texas and then in Ganado where he met Barbara. He and Barbara then moved to Corpus Christi continuing his teaching career and then they moved to La Grange where he taught Science for seventeen years at La Grange I.S.D. Frank retired with a total 
of thirty-one years of service. Frank was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Church Counsel and Knights
Thu
23
Oct

Leebert Joseph Canik

Leebert Joseph Canik, 77, of Frelsburg died Oct. 14, 2014 in Houston. He was born on Aug. 31, 1937 to Joe M. and Mary A. (Pavlicek) Canik in Frelsburg. On Sept. 24, 1983 he married Anna Jeanette Hollon. Leebert graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Dow Chemical in Freeport for over 30 years, retiring and moving back to the home farm in Frelsburg where he enjoyed reading, visiting with family and listening to radio talk  shows. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. Leebert is survived by his brother, Jerome Canik and
wife Josephine of Houston; sister, Evelyn Korenek of Nada; brother-in-law, Charles Reising of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by  his wife, Anna Jeanette Canik, parents, Joe M. and Mary A. (Pavlicek) Canik, sister, Georgie Reising, brother-in-law, Leonard Korenek, and niece, Barbara Korenek. Funeral services were held
Mon
20
Oct

Ruby (Pietsch) Schuster

Ruby (Pietsch) Schuster, 91, of La Grange (Nechanitz), died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Irving surrounded by 
family. Ruby was born on Feb. 16, 1923 the daughter of Traugott and Martha (Schulz) Pietsch. She was a life-long member
Mon
20
Oct

Franklin Joe Karasek

A funeral mass for Franklin Joe Karasek, Sr., 88, of Caldwell was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at Holy Rosary  Catholic Church in Frenstat with the Very Rev. Edward Karasek presiding. Burial will follow in Frenstat Holy Rosary Cemetery. Mr. Karasek died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014 at Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Burleson County, the son of Joe Paul and Emilie (Gaas) Karasek and had resided in the Caldwell area his entire life. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1944 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country in World War II in France and Germany. After returning from his military service, he was a farmer and a rancher and worked at various other jobs, including Nagel Coat Hanger factory in Caldwell. He married Ramona Shenkir
on April 12, 1950. They were blessed with three children, Franklin, Jr., Sharon and Edward. They celebrated 45 years
Mon
20
Oct

Pauline Margaret (Esparza) Luna

Pauline Margaret (Esparza) Luna, 65, of La Grange died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Pauline was born in Houston on Aug. 6, 1949, the daughter of Marcus and Carmine (Hernandez) Esparza. She married Eulojio Luna on March 8, 1988 in Weimar.
Mon
20
Oct

Emil Florian Petter

Thu
16
Oct

Clarence Willie “Buster” Legler

Clarence Willie “Buster” Legler, 79, of San Antonio, formerly of La Grange died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Clarence was born in La Grange on Dec. 31, 1934, the son of Otto and Clara (Brunner) Legler. Clarence was a creative individual. In high school in La Grange he demonstrated his interest in magic and played the piano in a dance band group
Mon
13
Oct

Jeffrey William Nelsen

A celebration of the life of Jeffrey William Nelsen, 61, of Giddings will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. He died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 after a brief illness. Jeffrey William Nelsen was born in Kenosha, Wisc. on May 4, 1953 but came to Texas as soon as he could. For more than 25 years, Jeff worked in the tree service industry. He was a passionate computer gamer, having risen to the highest levels in Diablo. His other love was bowling. The highlight of his bowling career was winning a championship ring and jacket. Jeff is survived by his daughter, Danielle Robbins of Houston; his brother, Tim Nelsen of La Grange; his sister, Shari Durrett, of Houston and his two grandchildren, Lilliana Munoz and Sam Robertson of Houston. Jeff was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Vicki
Mon
13
Oct

Henry Wily Wubbenhorst

Henry Wily Wubbenhorst, 60, of Fayetteville died on Oct. 8, 2014. Henry was born on Sept. 18, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pa. to
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13
Oct

Clarence Legler

Clarence Legler, 79, of San Antonio, formerly of La Grange, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Funeral services are pending.
Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements.

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