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obit: Frank Joe Broz

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    from The Fayette County Record, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Frank Joe Broz, 88, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 in La Grange. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 11, 2009
      from The Fayette County Record, Tuesday, August 12, 2008
      Frank Joe Broz, 88, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 in La Grange.
      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at the Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Tim Bucek officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
      He was born Feb. 10, 1920 in Bleiberville, the son of Henry and Mary (Stasta) Broz.  He grew up there and attended the Victoria School.  Broz served his country in World War II as part of the 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils.  He fought in the Rome-Arno campaign in Italy and was awarded the Purple Heart after being seriously wounded by German shell fire on Oct. 9, 1944.  He was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1945.  On Sept. 26, 1946, he married Gladys Mattie Macat in Bellville.  He was a farmer and rancher.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW and the Immaculate Conception Church in Industry.
      Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carol Schroeder and husband Larry of Bleiberville, Janie Krueger and husband Roger of Bellville and Sharon (Bebe) Wunderlich and husband Roger of Fayetteville; grandchildren Sherry Schroeder Seimsgluz, Shannon Schroeder Froebel, Kevin Wunderlich and Ryan Krueger; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Bailey Seimsgluz, Logan and Kyler Froebel and Kash Krueger.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother at birth; his brothers, Henry and Vencil Broz; his sister, Marie Rayner and twin grandchildren, Kelly and Kyle Krueger.
      In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Immaculate Conception Church of Industry, the Bleiberville Volunteer Fire Department or Brazos Valley Hospice.
      Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangements.
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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