obit: Lois Vacek Brauner
Lois Vivian Vacek Brauner
September 22, 1928 - November 20, 2012
Lois Vacek Brauner died peacefully at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012.
Lois, the daughter of the late Adolph J. and Hilda (Scheler) Vacek, was born on Sept. 22, 1928 in Weimar, and resided most of her life in Schulenburg. She married Royce Otto Brauner on Nov. 23, 1947, in Dallas. Mrs. Brauner worked hard all of her life as a bookkeeper, legal secretary, and owner/operator of Bruno’s Café. She was well-known for her delicious enchiladas. Mrs. Brauner was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary; she was also a 50-year member of the Schulenburg Sons of Hermann Lodge No. 14, a member of the St. Rose Altar Society and a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Lois enjoyed music and dancing, working crossword puzzles in ink, reading, cooking, embroidering, visiting, casino gambling, dominoes, tarocks, and especially enjoyed her family. She was so proud to attend as many of the events her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in as her health allowed. She also volunteered numerous hours helping others.
Mrs. Brauner was remembered and honored with a beautiful memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. by the Schulenburg American Legion Auxiliary.
A parish and Altar Society rosary was said by Fr. Tim Kosler and Janet Machac prior to the funeral Mass which was held at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Friday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. Fr. Timothy Kosler of St. Rose Church officiated the Mass offering. Granddaughter Staci Fike shared and offered words of remembrance of her grandmother.
The musicians played a favorite song, “Waltz Across Texas,” as a tribute to honor Lois and Royce’s 65th wedding anniversary, Royce’s birthday, and the celebration of Lois’ new life with him again.
Interment was held in the Schulenburg City Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were grandsons Robert Moody, Andrew Florus, and Cullen Machac; nephew and godchild Glen Kahlden; grandson-in-law A.J. Fike; and special family friend, Mike Olle. Honorary Pallbearers were sons-in-law Dave Wyatt, David Florus and David Machac.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Alana and Dave Wyatt of Schulenburg, Lillian and David Florus of Flatonia, and Lynne and David Machac of Schulenburg; one sister and brother-in-law, JaNell and E.J. (Boiler) Kahlden, and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Grace (Brauner) and J.R.Yoder of Weimar; and 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Brauner was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Royce O. Brauner.
Services were under the direction of Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home