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Brune, Adolf Charles

S-Sgt. Adolf Brune Killed In Action On Okinawa, May 14

Edward Brune of the Holman section received word from the War Department recently that his son, S-Sgt. Adolf C. Brune, had been killed in action while with the American forces on Okinawa, May 14. No further particulars have been received.

Sergeant Brune was born July 14, 1920, and was inducted into the army on July 27, 1942. Before entering the service he did carpentry work and did construction work on the highway. He attended the school at Borden and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Sgt. Brune was reported slightly wounded in February of this year. In March, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary conduct against the enemy while on the island of Guam. He served with the famous 77th Infantry Division in the Philippines. The award was made by Major General A. D. Bruce, Commanding General of the Liberty Division.

Survivors include his father, Edward Brune; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Hatterman, Mrs. Richard Freis of Weimar; Mrs. Ben Braden and Mrs. Leona Thomas of Fort Worth; six brothers, Max of Columbus, Henry of Holman, Pfc. Alfred H. Brune of Ft. Knox, Ky., S-Sgt. Leroy C. Brune now somewhere in Innsbruck, Austria, Pfc. Eddie Brune now overseas and Edmund Brune of El Campo.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of their soldier boy.

Weimar Mercury, June 29, 1945

Brune, Albert H.

Albert Brune

Albert H. Brune of Columbus died in the Columbus Community Hospital Dec. 24 at the age of 73. He had been seriously ill for 8 weeks.

A lifetime resident of this community, he was born on the Brune homestead near Frelsburg Dec. 6, 1903. He was baptized May 12, 1904 by Pastor Rudolph Lentz in the Lutheran Church at Frelsburg and was confirmed on April 11, 1926 by Pastor O. Londenberg.

On Dec. 14, 1927 he was united in marriage with Miss Evelyn K. Peters in the Frelsburg Lutheran Church.

He had retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad and had been a member of the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years. He also did carpenter work.

At the time of his death, he was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Lellius A. Brune and his wife, Margie, of Sylvania, Ohio, and Donald J. Brune of Houston; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emil Ordner and Mrs. Herbert Westphal, both of Frelsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Henneke Funeral Home Monday. Services were conducted by The Rev. R. E. Schlortt, assisted by the Rev. L. G. Wehman of Texas City. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Raymond Klaus, Earl Pitchford, Frank Sanders,s Leroy Weishuhn, Donald Busselman and Sam Kaiser. Honorary pallbearers were J. L. Drymalla, Thurman Brune, Jimmy Wallace, Sam Sutherland, Clyde Williamson, D. D. Stair and John Busselman.

Colorado County Citizen, December 30, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Brune, Alfred Albert Heinrich

Alfred Brune, 52, Gunshot Victim, Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 18, for Alfred A. H. Brune, 52, who died Sunday afternoon in Youens Hospital about 30 hours after wounding himself with a shot from a .22 rifle.

He was barely alive when his brother, Eddie Brune, and brother-in-law, Richard Freis, found him at about 10 o’clock Saturday morning in a pasture on the Freis farm at Osage. He never fully regained consciousness. The .22 slug entered the center of his forehead and lodged in the right side of his head.

Believed Accidental

Chief Deputy Sheriff M. H. Buller investigated the shooting and as to the question of suicide marked his report “unknown”. The family is convinced it was accidental. Mr. Freis said Mr. Brune had taken the rifle along to hunt squirrels,and that apparently he stumbled after getting out of his car on some rocky ground near two large oak trees.

Mr. Brune, a bachelor, made his home on the Freis place and helped his brother-in-law and sister with their farming. Eddie Brune and his wife, who live at Killeen, had just arrived for a visit.

A combat veteran of World War II, in which he lost a younger brother, Mr. Brune was born Nov. 2, 1909, a son of Edward and Emilie Trojan Brune, near Weimar, and farmed all his life.

Fought In Europe

He was in the army from Feb. 7, 1941, until June 25, 1945, most of that time attached to the 45th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. He was awarded the EAME campaign medal with three bonze stars, and saw combat action as a tank crewman in Africa, Tunisia, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, and other places.

His brother, Adolph, was killed in the battle of Okinawa in May 1945.

Surviving him are five brothers, Max of Columbus, Henry of Weimar, Edmond of Palacois[sic], Eddie of Killeen (Ft. Hood) and Leroy of New Orleans, La.; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Alma) Hattermann and Mrs. Richard (Lillie) Freis of the Weimar area, Mrs. Ben (Elsie) Braden of Houston and Mrs. James (Leona) Livingstone of Ft. Worth.

Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wolf of Columbus officiating, and burial was in the Masonic Cemetery here.

Pallbearers were Chas. Hattermann Jr., Melvin Hattermann, Glenn Hoegemeyer, Marvin Ulbricht, Max E. Brune and Laverne Brune.

Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1961, pages 1 and 10

Brune, Arthur J. Jr.

ARTHUR J. BRUNE, JR., 86, passed away February 25, 2003. He was born November 19, 1916 in Columbus, Texas. He attended Eagle Lake and Columbus schools and later took a course in accounting at La Salle Extension University. He joined the First State Bank, Columbus, Texas in September of 1936 as a Bookkeeper and was elected Assistant Cashier in 1941. In 1960, he was elected Vice President and in 1980 was elected Senior Vice President and held that position until his retirement in 1986, after having been employed with the bank for fifty years.

He served three and a half years in the Navy in World War II. In 1944, he married Elsie Muehr. He is a member of the Catholic Church, a past grand knight and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2971.

Other memberships include the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, which he helped organize and was the first full time commander.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie Muehr Brune, his son, A. J. Brune III, his daughters, Elenor B. Crixell and Joan B. Goff; grandchildren, Cris Crixell, Kimberly Lang and Danielle Sigler; sisters, Gladys Schneider, Beatrice Stock and brother, Kermit Brune. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur J. Brune, Sr. and Elenora Kuhn Brune; brothers, infant Irving Brune, Gilbert Brune, Henry Brune and sister, Elvira Schneider. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus, Texas under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home on March 2, 2003. Burial in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Brune, Arthur John Sr.

Arthur John Brune, Sr.

A. J. Brune, Sr.

Funeral services were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Monday morning for Arthur John Brune Sr., 74, who died suddenly of a stroke Aug. 19, 1961, at Columbus Hospital where he was taken after he became ill at home.  He had been in failing health for some time.  Rev. G. Wolf officiated.

Mr. Brune was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and had been confirmed in 1942 by Rev. W. A. Flachmeier.  He was married to Elenora Kuhn in Shaw’s Bend Lutheran Church Feb. 15, 1916.  She died April 21, 1944.  He had lived all his life in Colorado County, having been bookkeeper for 2 years at Sealy for the ice and cotton oil mill, and then was a farmer and rancher until 1937 when he moved to Columbus and did carpentry work for several years.  Later he was manager of Farmer’s Gin Co. until his retirement in 1952.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Oscar Schneider of Houston, Mrs. Manuel Schneider and Mrs. Elo Stock of Columbus, and 4 sons, A. J. Jr., and Henry H. of Columbus and Gilbert and Kermit of Bay City;  3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Weishuhn and Mrs. Arthur Leyendecker of Columbus and Mrs. Willie Georg of Frelsburg, and one brother, Emil J. Brune of R. 1, Columbus.

Pall bearers were his nephews, Albert and Thurman Brune, Crockett and Floyd Leyendecker, Lester, Leroy and Ernest (Bob) Weishuhn and Emil Ordner.

Burial was in Brune Cemetery at Shaw’s Bend.

Colorado County Citizen, August 24, 1961
Submitted by Diane Kern

Brune, Clarence William

Clarence William Brune

Funeral services for Clarence William Brune of New Ulm were held Feb. a6 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Frelsburg, with interment in the Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery.  Father Werner Bockholt officiated.

Mr.; Brune died Feb. 4 in a Brenham hospital.  He was 63 years of age.

Mr. Brune was born April 18, 1916 at Bartlet, Texas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Brune.  He was married to Magdeline Breit on Oct. 9, 1945 at Frelsburg.

He was a farmer and carpenter who resided at New Ulm all of his life.  He was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Michael (Maribel) Anders of Baytown and Miss Barbara Brune of New Ulm; four sons, Delbert, Lebert, Lambert and Elbert, all of New Ulm; one sister, Maxine Nehrkorn of Bellville; five brothers, Edwin of Alleyton, James of Eagle Lake, Harry of Columbus, Max Jr. of Alta Loma and Tommy of Sealy; and six grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 1980 page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Brune, Delbert M.


Delbert M. Brune, 55, of Weimar, passed away May 30, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, in Weimar.

He was born in Bellville, Oct. 26, 1946, to Clarence and Magdelina (Breit) Brune and married Mary Duve, July 9, 1995.

He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg and the Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; step-daughters and spouses, Jennifer and Mark Crawford, of Mt. Orab Ohio, Sherry and Phillip Eaves of Deer Park and Kristy and Rodney Hinze of Weimar; step-sons and spouses, Wesley and Caroline Eisenman of Pearland and Dwight and Heather Eiserman of Ohio; sisters, Maribel Anders of Baytown and Barbara Meyer of Cat Spring; brothers, Leebert Brune of Industry, Elbert Brune of Frelsburg and Lambert Brune of New Ulm; and 10 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted June 1 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Howard Chollett, Allen Duve, and Darryl, Larry, James and Harry Brune.

Colorado County Citizen, June 5, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Brune, Edmund A

Edmund Brune Funeral Held in Palacios

Funeral services for Edmund A. Brune, 66, of Palacios were held Monday morning, Oct. 3. at Palacios, with burial in the afternoon at Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Rev. J. R. Guin of Trinity Baptist Church of Palacios officiated.

Mr. Brune died early Saturday morning, Oct. 1, in Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City, after a lengthy illness

He was born and reared at Weimar but had lived in Palacios many years. He had retired from employment with Aluminum Co. of America.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Tremmel (Joyce) Hunter, Mrs. Sharon Deen, Mrs. Ralph {Mary Ann) Brown, all of Palacios, and Mrs. Andy (Debbie) Weed of West Columbia; five sans, Lavarne, Kenneth, Jack, Royce and Michael, all of Palacios; 14 grandsons; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Alma) Hattermann Sr., Mrs. Bernard (Elsie) Braden, Mrs. Richard (Lillie) Freis, all of WeImar, and Mrs. James (Leona) Llvingstone of Grandview; and three brothers, Henry of Weimar, Eddie of Killeen and Leroy of Houston.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Max, Alfred and Adolph.

Pallbearers were David Anders, George Capak, Darrel Capak, Jimmie Oglesby, Rodney Tucker and Howard Gibson.

Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1977

Brune, Edward

Final Rites for Edward Brune, 70, Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Edward Brune, 50-year resident of this area, were held Monday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. Interment was in City Cemetery.

Mr. Brune, the son of Henry and Fanny Vatipka [Wotipka] Brune, was born March 10, 1878, in Austin County, near New UIm. The family moved to Bois d'Arc, northeast of Weimar, when he was about twenty years old. He married Miss Emily Trojan of that community in 1901: his wife died July 25, 1924. For the past two years he had made his home with his son. Alfred, and with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Freis, his son-in-law and daughter at Osage. He had been a farmer until his retirement several years ago.
Surviving are five sons, Max of Columbus, Alfred of Osage, Henry of New Bielau, Eddie (with the Army in Europe), Leroy of Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Hattermann of Oak Grove, Mrs. Ben Braden of Fort Worth. Mrs. Richard Freis of Osage. and Mrs. Thomas Early of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Minna Runge of New Ulm; and 21 grandchildren. A son, Adolf, died in the service of his country on Okinawa on May 14, 1945, at the age of 24 years.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Willie Poppe, Joe Freis, Jr., Ed Kainer, John Kasper, Chas. Otto, and Gus Braden.

Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1948, page 1

Brune, Edwin “Red”

Brune Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Edwin (Red) Brune of Columbus were held Monday, April 3, 1989 at 10 a.m. at St. Roch's Catholic Church, Mentz with Father George Henniger officiating.

Interment was at the St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.

Mr. Brune passed away in the Columbus Community Hospital Saturday, April 1.

Born October 23, 1918 to Max and Minna Doehre Brune in Tyler, he was a lifetime resident of the Columbus area. He was a member of St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz and a member of the American Legion Post 383 and VFW #6113.

He married the former Rosie Keyser on October 22, 1941. She preceded him in death, as well as his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, two half-sisters, four half-brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Lambert Brune, Elbert Brune, L. J. Braden, Kenneth Venghaus, Herbert Orange and Leon Dittmar.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, April 13, 1989, page 4

Brune, Elenora Ida (Kuhn

Elenora Ida Kuhn Brune

Funeral Services Held Sunday for Mrs. A. J. Brune

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Sunday for Mrs. A. J. Brune, with interment at Brune cemetery at Shaws Bend, Rev. G. Wolf officiating. Arrangements in charge of Untermeyer Bros.

Mrs. Brune who died at Bell hospital Friday night was born Elenora Ida Kuhn, a daughter of Henry and Annie Kuhn, at Shaws Bend on February 9, 1896. On February 15, 1916, she was married at Shaws Bend to A. J. Brune. The couple lived at Sealy several years and in the Cummins creek vicinity before moving to Columbus in 1937. Mr. Brune became associated with Farmers Gin Company in 1938.

Mrs. Brune operated the cafe and school supply store adjacent to the school grounds from 1937 to 1943 when her health forced her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul's church and the Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Survivors include her husband, her father, three daughters Mrs. Oscar Schneider of Houston and Misses Elvira and Beatrice Brune of this place; four sons, Arthur, electrician's mate second class, and Henry, storekeeper first class, both with the navy in the southwest Pacific; Gilbert and Kermit, of Columbus. Another son Irving died in 1936 at the age of two. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Olivia Hillebrand and Mrs. Laura Brune and brothers, are Theodore and Monroe Kuhn. all of Shaws Bend. Her only surviving grandchild is Oscar Schneider Jr. of Houston.

Pallbearers were Louis H. Brune and Emil J. Brune of Frelsburg; Herman Brune, Shaws Bend; Frank Weishuhn, Frelsburg; Arthur Leyendecker, Columbus and H. L. Hillebrand, Sealy.

Numerous friends and relatives were here for the services from Yoakum, Hallettsville, Schulenburg, Weimar, Eagle Lake, Sealy, Bellville and Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, April 27, 1944
Photo contributed by Diane Kern

Brune, Elsie M. (Muehr)


Elsie M. Brune, 88, passed away March 7, 2006 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus. She was born May 5, 1917 to Rudolf and Annie (Ripper) Muehr and married Arthur J. Brune Jr. on Sept. 20, 1944.

Mrs. Brune was primarily a homemaker but also worked as a nurse's aide. She was a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, founding member of the Catholic Daughters of the American Court Mary Queen of Snows 1588, St. Anthony's Altar Society and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Viola Muehr, Ella Grabow and Lillie Shaw; and brothers, Arthur Muehr, Leo Muehr and Lawrence Muehr.

She is survived by her son, A.J. (Cece) Brune III; daughters, Elenor B. (Al) Crixell and Joan B. (Jim) Lovell; grandchildren, Cris (Regina) Crixell, Kimberly (Bob) Lang and Danielle (Greg) Sigler; sister, Beatrice Muehr; brothers, Richard Muehr and Walter Muehr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Parish Prayer Service and Rosary were held Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Henneke Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, March 10 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Shaw, James Shaw, Dickie Muehr, Lawrence Allen Muehr, Gary Muehr and Michael Muehr. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Associ-ation, St. Anthony's Altar Society or St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

The family of Elsie M. Brune would like to thank the staff at River Oaks Health Care Center, especially Annie Hargrove, and Asera Care Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to our Mother.

Colorado County Citizen, March 15, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Brune, Emil J. 


Emil J. Brune, of Columbus, died in Columbus Hospital Monday.  He was 91 years of age.  He was born May 16, 1880, the son of Florenz A. Brune and Sophie Breidigam Brune, and was married to Laura Leyendecker Jan. 16, 1907 at the family home.  Brune, a lifetime resident of the Zimmerscheidt Community, was a retired farmer and owned and operated Pearfield Nursery for many years.  Funeral servies were held from the Columbus Funeral Home Wednesday, at 4 p.m.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Zimmerscheidt.  Rev. Harold Fehler, pastor of Frelsburg Lutheran Church, officiated.  Surviving are 2 sons, Allen Brune of Mission and Earl K. Brune of Angleton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur Leyendecker of Columbus and Mrs. Willie Georg of Frelsburg; 2 grandsons, (sic) and Terry Ann Miller of Chicago.  Pallbearers were Herbert Westphal, Manley Leyendecker, Dan Prause, Arthur Brune, Jr., Gilbert Brune and Bob Weishuhn.

The Colorado County Citizen, June 21, 1978
Submitted by David Hahn

Brune, Evelyn Katherine (Peters)


Funeral services for Evelyn Katherine Brune, age 77, were held January 14 at Henneke Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mrs. Brune was born November 23, 1907 in Ellinger to Katherine Brownshadel Peters and Andrew W. Peters. She married Albert H. Brune on December 14, 1927. Evelyn had lived in Columbus for the past 57 years,

She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Mary Martha Society of St. Paul's, Senior Circle, Bereavement Committee of St. Paul's Church, A.L.C.W. and Altar Guild.

Survivors include two sons, Lellius A. Brune of Sylvania Ohio and Donald J. Brune of Houston.

Pallbearers include Thurman Brune, Lester Welshuhn, Oscar Henicke, Riley Ashorn, James Fowler and Crockett Leyendecker.

Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1985, page 2

Brune, Florenz Arnold

One of Colorado County’s Oldest Settlers Passes On

Many friends all over Colorado county and South Texas deeply regretted to learn of the death of Mr. Florenz Brune of he Frelsburg community, which took place at the family home at 8 o’clock last Thursday night. Mr. Brune was ne of the oldest, if not the oldest, native sons of Colorado county, and had practically spent his entire life-time with the borders of said county. He was about 86 or 87 yeas of age at the time of death. The funeral took place at Frelsburg Saturday at 9 a.m., and ws largely attended. (Burial in the Ludwig Brune cemetery)

Mr. Brune is the last of the older male members of this pioneer family of Colorado county his brother having passed away about a year ago. Mr. Brune is survived by his widow and several grown children, also two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Laas and Mrs. Paul Machemehl of Bellville. Mr. Brune was a brother of the late Mrs. C. J. Laas of this city.

Those from this city who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Laas and Mr. Henry J. Laas. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Laas of Yorktown and Mr. and Mrs. August Laas of Poth also attended the funeral.

Weimar Mercury, July 10, 1931


Columbus, Texas, July 4.--Florenz A. Brune, 84, oldest native citizen of Colorado county, died at the family residence at Frelsburg near the place of his birth. His father was a member of a colony sent to Texas and financed by the German government in 1840. The family is prominent.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning with interment in the family burial grounds at the original residence on Cummins creek. Rev. O. Linderberg of the Lutheran church will conduct the services.

The surviving members of the deceased’s immediate family ae his wife, two sisters at Bellville. Mrs. Ernest Laas and Mrs. Paul Machemehl; five daughters and three sons.

Weimar Mercury, July 10, 1931

Brune, Frieda Delores

Delores Brune

Funeral services for Delores Brune were held May 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with the pastor Robert Schlortt officiating. Burial was held at the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar. Arrangements were under the directon[sic] of Henneke Funeral Home.

Delores Brune was born September 13, 1935 in Columbus to Max A. Brune and Frieda Klimple Brune. She lived most of her life in Columbus.

She was an executive secretary (Airplane Parts Business), for Schneebeck's Industries, Inc.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Ruby DeDear of Victoria, Mrs. Margaret Zajicek of Columbus, Mrs. Lillian Kucherka of Shertz, and Mrs. Evelyn Neuendorff of Pasadena; two brothers, Max E. Brune of Houston and Harold J. Brune of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were: Max E. Brune II, Larry E. Zajicek, Dennis Kucherka, Wayne Cassell, David Rush, Mike Rawles, and Kenny Howard.

Colorado County Citizen, June 6, 1985

Brune, Gladys Amalia Ida (Brokmeyer)


Gladys Amalia Ida Brokmeyer Brune, 83, passed away at Trinity Care Center in Brenham Aug. 19.

She was born Jan. 7, 1921 in the Zimmerscheidt Community in Colorado County to Ernst and Amalia (Zapalac) Brokmeyer. She was baptized into the Christian faith on Feb. 6, 1921 by Pastor Hans Krause of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg. When the family moved to the New Ulm Community in her early childhood, she became a member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. She was confirmed as a young adult Aug. 9, 1936 by Pastor H.C. Poehlmann. She served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir and was part of the altar guild for many years. She was active in the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 58 years and pieced quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

On July 20, 1940 she was married to Wilkins H. Brune in the Lutheran parsonage in Frelsburg by Pastor Leo Simon. She was housewife, homemaker and business partner in those 54 years of marriage.

She was educated in the New Ulm School District and was the valedictorian of the class of 1938 in New Ulm High School. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, crocheting, playing dominoes and talking to friends on the telephone.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother and sister-in-law, Isedore and Doris Brokmeyer; sisters, Nancie Hoppe and Felicia and Irene Brokmeyer; and nephew, John E. Pierce Jr

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Floyd Tonn of New Ulm; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Shirley Brune of Sealy; grandchildren, Janet Blezinger and husband Bradford of New Ulm, Ronda Ganske of Midland, Mich. and special friend Ty Ganske of Austin, Lehron Brune and Elise Brune of Sealy: two great-grandchildren, Bradford Blezinger Jr. and Emilie Blezinger of New Ulm; sister Elsie Pierce and husband John of Kenner, La.;brother-in-law Clarence Hoppe of Seguin; step-brother William Graeter and wife Rose of Fayetteville; and sister-in-law Alice Brune of Industry.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Interment followed in New Ulm Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Donald and James Brokmeyer, Luke Pierce, Robert Neese, Arlen and Larry Brune. Honorary pallbearers were Albert and Layne Hoppe, Bruce and Randy Brokmeyer, Robin Maertz, Penny Neese, Nancy Dibbler, Sharon Biggs, Vaughn and David Brune.

Colorado County Citizen, August 25, 2004 Courtesy of The Citizen

Brune, Gilbert W.


Funeral services were held for Gilbert W. Brune Monday, December 8 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating.
Burial was at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Mr. Brune was born August 30, 1926 to Arthur J. Brune, Sr. and Elenora Ida Kuhn Brune. He married Verlie Epps Brune April 20, l960.

Mr. Brune was a Maintenance technician for the Texas Department of Highways and. Public Transportation. He was affiliated with St. Paul's Lutheran church and a life-member of V.F.W.. Post No. 6113 in Columbus.

He was in the Korean War. Mr. Brune served two years in the army in Korea and was awarded the Korean service medal, the U.N. service medal with four battle Stars and the U.N. occupied ribbon.

Mr. Brune was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus on June 1, 1941.

He was a graduate of Columbus High School. He served approximately 20 years with the Halliburton Oil Company. He served approximately 20 years with the State Highway Department as maintenance technician.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Verlie Brune of Columbus; step-daughter and step son-in-law, Daisy and Paul Windham of Twenty Nine Palms, California; three sisters, Gladys and Elvira Schnieder(sic) and Beatrice Stock all of Columbus; three brothers, Arthur J. Brune, Jr., Henry H. Brune and Kermit K. Brune all of Columbus; eight step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, December 11, 1986

Brune, Harold James “Bubba”

June 23, 1940--May 18, 1992

Services for Harold James “Bubba” Brune, 51 of San Antonio were held May 21 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating.

Interment followed at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Brune died May 18 at his residence in San Antonio.

He was born June 23, 1940 in Columbus to Max A. and Freida Klimple Brune.

He graduated from Columbus High School, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, attended the University of Texas in Austin and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville where he received his masters and doctorate degrees in business administration.

He was employed at San Antonio College as a professor of business technology for 22 years.

Brune was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Delores Brune.

Survivors include four sisters, Ruby De Dear of Victoria, Margaret Zajicek of Columbus, Lillian Kucherka of New Braunfels and Evelyn Neuendorff; a brother, Max E. Brune of Houston; five nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were Max E. Brune II, Larry Zajicek, Scott Neuendorf, Dennis Kucherka, Bill Douthitt and Richard Braune.

Henneke Funeral Home, Inc., Columbus, directors.

The Banner Press, May 28, 1992

Brune, Heinrich A.


We regret to chronicle the death of Henry Brun[sic], a popular young man of here, last Saturday. His earthly remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery Sunday last. We extend our condolence to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, April 21, 1900, page 4

Brune, Henry H. Sr.

Services Held In Columbus for Henry Brune

Funeral services for Henry H. Brune, Sr., 76, of Columbus were held Friday, July 21 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Pastor John Hunsicker officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Brune died July 19 at his residence.

He was born August 17, 1918 in the Brushy Community to Arthur J. and Elenora (Kuhn) Brune, Sr. On July 14, 1942, he married Lillian Klockman.

He was a lifelong resident of the Columbus area. He was a member of the VFW Post #6113, American Legion Post #383, retired from Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, and St. Paul Lutheran Church. He served in World War II in the U. S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Henry Brune, Jr. of San Antonio and Charles R. Brune of Pflugerville; three sisters, Gladys Schneider, Elvira Schneider, and Beatrice Stock, all of Columbus; two brothers, Arthur Brune, Jr. and Kermit Brune, both of Columbus; and grandchildren, Karl Brune, Cynthia Mizell, Stephen Brune and Jason Brune.

Pallbearers were Karl Brune, Jason Brune, Stephen Brune, A. J. Brune III, Michael Kern, M. H. Schneider.

The Weimar Mercury July 27, 1995
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Henry H. Brune Sr., 76, of Columbus, died Wednesday, July 19, 1995 at his residence.  Bron Aug. 17, 1918 in Brushy Community, he was the son of Arthur J. and Elenora (Kuhn) Brune Sr.  On June 14, 1942, he married Lillian Klockman.  Mr. Brune, who was a lifetime resident of the Columbus area, was employed by Wintermann & Company.  He served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6113, American Legion Post 383 and was retired from Columbus Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Columbus.  Funeral services were held July 21 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor John Hunsicker officiating.  Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.  Serving as pallbearers were Karl Brune, Stephen Brune, A. J. Brune III, Jason Brune, Michael Kern and M. H. Schneider.  Mr. Brune is survived by his wife of Columbus; sons Henry Brune Jr. of San Antonio and Charles B. Brune of Pflugerville; sisters, Gladys Schneider, Elvira Schneider and Beatrice Stock, all of Columbus; brothers, Arthur Brune Jr. and Kermit Brune, both of Columbus; and grandchildren, Karl Brune, Cynthia Mizell, Stephen Brune and Jason Brune.

Colorado County Citizen, July 26, 1995
Submitted by David Hahn

Brune, Herman

Last Rites For Herman Brune To Be This Afternoon

Funeral services will be conducted by Untermeyer Funeral home this afternoon, at 3 o'clock for Herman Brune, 64, who died Tuesday In John Sealy hospital at Galveston. Burial will be in. the Brune cemetery In Shaw's Bend.

Mr. Brune had been In failing health for some time, but he had returned only a week or so ago from a trip to Niagara Falls and other points in the east with Mrs. Brune and their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Brune.

He was born Nov. 6, 1890, a son of Herman and Mary Laas Brune. His mother died in 1895, his father in 1931 and a brother, Ernest, In 1917. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran church Oct. 9, 1927, by Rev. 0. Llndenberg and was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church in Shaw's Bend. On Jan. 22,1918, he was married to Laura Kuhn. He had spent hIs entIre life on the farm where he was born and where he did farming and ranching.

Besides his wife and their only son. Thurman, he Is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma Barten, Columbus; . Mrs. Lena Heinsohn, Frelsburg, Mrs. Debora Hillboldt, Cat Spring, and Mrs. Frieda Hillmer, New Ulm.

Pallbearers will be Henry Hillboldt, Marvin Hillmer, Edgar Krause, Lester Aurich, Homer Meyer, Robert Oldag, Woodrow Garling and Arthur Brune Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, August 19, 1954

Brune, Herman Sr.

Mr. Herman Brune Sr.

The death of Mr. Herman Brune Sr. occurred at the family residence last Saturday morning at about seven thirty. Mr. Brune had been about the yard working in the garden and lot, and had returned to the house and was sitting in a chair on the gallery when a heart attack came and he suddenly expired.

Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. O. Lindenberg officiating, and the remains laid to rest in Shaws Bend cemetery. Pallbearers were John Hastedt, R. Lee Hastedt, E. G. Miller, W. J. Wirtz, O. G. Hoegemeyer, Frank Braden, Herman Braden, and Chas. Lipperdt.

Mr. Brune was born at Frelsburg on January 29th, 1854. He was married to Miss Mary Laas Jan. 29, 1881 and moved to Shaws Bend in 1883 where he resided until 1918 when he moved to Columbus. Mrs. Brune departed this life in May 1895 and he married his second wife, Miss Ernestine Kansteiner, in July that year.

Deceased was one of the substantial and highly respected citizens of this county, a charter member of Lodge No. 44 Herman Sons. He is survived by the wife, five children, Mrs. W. M. Hillbolt of Cat Spring, Mrs. Robert Heinsohn of Frelsburg, Mrs. Herman Barton, Mrs. C. W. Hillmer and Herman Brune Jr. of Shaws Bend, two sisters, Mrs. Paul Macamale and Mrs. Ernst Laas and one brother, Mr. F. A. Brune of Frelsburg. There are also a number of grandchildren.

A large concourse of sorrowing ones from this neighborhood and from Glidden, Weimar, Schulenburg, Yoakum, Eagle Lake, Sealy, Bellville, Brookshire, Fayetteville, Frelsburg and Bernardo attended the obsequies to pay the last tribute to one they held in high regard.

The sorrowing ones have our deep sympathy.

Colorado County Citizen, 7 May 1931
Contributed by Matt Cross


News reached here the past week end of the sudden death of Mr. Herman Brune, Sr., aged 73 years, which occurred at the family home in Columbus early Saturday morning while the aged man was dressing for the day. He was up to that time in apparently good health. Mr. Brune was a retired farmer and had lived in Colorado county practically all of his life. He was a man well liked by everybody, a good citizen, neighbor and friend, and his death is sincerely deplored.

The funeral took place in the Shaw’s Bend community [Brune Cemetery] Sunday afternoon.

Weimar Mercury, May 8, 1931

Brune, Irving Elliott

Death of Child
(By Frieda Vogelsang)

Like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky came the sad news early Monday morning that the Angel of Death had knocked at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brune, and claimed their infant son Irvin Elliott, at the age of 2 years, 4 months, 19 days, after an illness of only a few hours. All of the loving and tender care of the parents and medical aid were in vain. God wanted another little curly headed Angel so He called him home. Little Irvin won the hearts of all who saw him and was loved by all who knew him.

The little remains were taken to the Brune Cemetery at Shaws Bend Tuesday morning and there tenderly laid away. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, pastor the Columbus Lutheran church preached an eloquent sermon. A large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respect. The little mound was beautiful covered with rare flowers. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brune, 4 brothers, A. J. Jr., Henry Howard, Gilbert and Kermit, three sisters, Gladys, Eleavera, Beatrice. His grandfather, Mr. Henry Kuhn, and a number of uncles and aunts. Pallbearers were: Messrs. Charles and James Youens, D. G. and John Vogelsang. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the mourners.

Colorado County Citizen, January 9, 1936

 Brune, James Jr. "Bobo"

“Bobo” James Brune, Jr.

“Bobo” James Brune Jr., 51 of Columbus passed away Feb. 4 at the Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

He was born May 15, 1957 in Eagle Lake to James Edward Brune Sr. and Lillie (Moeckel) Brune. He graduated from the Rice Independent School District in 1975 and he was united in marriage to Silvia Kay Briscoe on June 9, 1979 in Eagle Lake.

He worked as a welder at his shop C&C Welding (named after his boys) in Eagle Lake. Bobo was a welder for 30 years. He will live in our hearts forever.

He was preceded in death by his brother Daran Wayne Brune; and father-in-law Edward L. “Bud” Briscoe.

He is survived by his wife Silvia; two wonderful sons, Cody James and Cory Daran of Columbus; parents Brunie and Lillie of Weimar; sister Debbie Brune Jobe and husband Johnny of Cave Creek, Ariz.; nephew Tucker Jobe of Cave Creek, Ariz; niece Lacy Jobe Lerma and husband Marco and their son Myka of Mesa, Ariz.; mother-in-law Ernestine Briscoe Brom of Eagle Lake; brothers-in-law Gary Briscoe of Dripping Springs and wife Diane as well as their child Scotty, Tracy Briscoe Davis, her husband Jason and children Kyler and Judah, Brian and his wife Lauren; brother-in-law Tiger Briscoe of Columbus and his wife Janet as well as their children Amanda and Brandon; sister-in-law Sheila Briscoe Mathis of Eagle Lake and her husband Jim as well as their children Brent and Brandon, his wife Ashley and their children Karlee and Colby; and numerous other family members.

Services took place Feb. 8 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Father Dan Kahlich officiating. [Burial place unknown.]

Pallbearers were Richard and Adam Moeckel, Kirk Berger, Johnny and Tucker Jobe, Gary and Tiger Briscoe, Jim, Brent and Brandon Mathis, Bruce Curtis, Billy Moulder, Richard Sommerlatte and Everett Moore.

Colorado County Citizen, February 17, 2009

Brune, Laura (Leyendecker)

Mrs. E. J. (Laura) Brune, 88, a lifetime resident of this area, died at her home on FM Road 109 Tuesday.  She had been in failing health the past 2 years.  Born July 17, 1882, at the home place, she was the daughter of J.F. Leyendecker and Frances Stanger Leyendecker.  Mrs. Brune was married to Mr. Brune Jan. 16, 1907, at the family home where she was born and where she died.  Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. at Columbus Funeral Home.  Burail was in Zimmershceidt cemetery, Rev. Harold Fehler, pastor of Frelsburg Lutheran Church, officiated.  Mrs. Brune is survived by her husband, E. J. Brune, 2 sons, Earl K. Brune of Angleton and Allen Brune of Mission; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Bob Weishuhn, Crockett Leyendecker, Gilbert Brune, Allen Brune and Herbert Westphal.

Colorado County Citizen, November 26, 1970 Submitted by David Hahn

Brune, Lellius A.


Lellius A. Brune, 70, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away Oct. 28 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

He was born in Columbus and graduated as an industrial engineer from Texas A&M University in 1958. He was honorably discharged after serving two years in the U.S. Army.

He married Margie Marek, of Schulenburg, and enjoyed antiquing, traveling and bluegrass and traditional jazz music. He also had an interest in vintage cars. He was a member of Stein Collectors International, Buckeye Stein Verein, Carolina Steiners and Aladdin Knights.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Evelyn Brune.

He is survived by his wife; and brother, Donald, of Houston.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with the Rev. Arlyn J. Hausmann officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time at Henneke Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Colorado County Citizen, November 2, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Brune, Lorena (Rios)

Lorena Brune

Lorena Brune, 83 of Columbus, died Sept. 20 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

Brune was born April 22, 1926 in Glidden to parents, Francisco Rios and Juanita (Gutierrez) Rios. She married Harry L. Brune on Dec. 19, 1977. She was a lifelong resident of Columbus and worked as a dry cleaner and presser. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her son, Henry J. Barrera; parents, Francisco and Juanita Gutierrez Rios; sister, Santos Rocha; and brothers, John Rios, Manuel Rios, Joe Rios and Jenaro Rios.

She is survived by her husband, Harry L. Brune; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services took place Sept. 23 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home and officiated by Father Dan Kahlich. Burial followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Bobby Estrada, Danny Garmillo, Gary Estrada, Raymond Rios, Tim Thomas and Larry Rios.

Colorado County Citizen, September 22, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Brune, Louise (Ladewig) Laake

Louise Brune.

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise (Max H.) Brune, 84, were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy Saturday, with The Rev. L. H. Dettiner officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery In Columbus.

Pallbearers were Delbert Brune, James, Jr., Marvin Perkins, Gene Arthur Perkins, Robert Koenig Jr. and Dale Koenig.

Mrs. Brune was born Louise Ladawig in Garwood Aug. 5, 1890; grew up in that area, and attended, school in Rock Island; first married. to Alex Laake who passed away, and Aug. 23, 1924 she was married in San Antonio to Max H. Brune. He died in 1964.

They moved to Eagle Lake in 1928, where she and her husband were engaged in farming. She moved to Sealy around 1966. She died at the Sealy Medical Center Jan 1 after a 2-month illness,

Mrs. Brune was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice Perkins' of Louise and Mrs. Hans (Maxine) Nehrkorn of Bellville; 10 sons, Victor Laake of Houston, Louis Laake of Columbus, Eddie Laake of Austin, Max Brune of Alto Loma, James. Brune of Eagle Lake, Thomas Brune of Sealy, Harry Brune of Columbus, Clarence Brune of New Ulm, Edwin Brune of Bernardo and William Brune . of Katy; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, January 8, 1976, page 3

Brune, Ludwig August "Louis"

News of the death of Mr. Louis Brune, an old citizen of the county, living a few miles from town, was received with univeral sentiments of regret last Monday by our people.  He was universally esteemed for many good qualities of head and heart, for his probity and honesty of character, he devotion to family and friends, ad his standing as a good citizen.  He was born in Westphalia, near Beilefield, April 16, 1816, and immigrated to Texas in 1844, soon after locating in Colorado county.  He returned to his native land in 1845, where he married, after which he returned to his home here, where he lived up to the date of his death.  He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his untimely demise. [Interment in the Ludwig Brune Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, August 9, 1883 Submitted by David Hahn


Brune, Ludwig “Louis” Heinrich


Funeral services were held yesterday morning at Untermeyer Funeral Home and the Frelsburg Lutheran church for Louis H. Brune, retired farmer and merchant, who died early Sunday morning in Columbus hospital  He had suffered several strokes and had been ill 15 months.  Rev. Milroy Gregor officiated and burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg.  Mr. Brune was born on a farm near Columbus Aug. 15, 1876.  He was married to Wilhelmina Krause, Jan. 27, 1903 and the couple lived on the farm until 1922 when they moved to Frelsburg and Mr. Brune opened a general merchandise store which he operated until he became ill.  His son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ordner have kept the store open.  Besides his widow, son-in-law and daughter, Mr. Brune is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brune of Columbus, and another son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Westphal of Houston; also 6 grandsons and one grand-daughter-in-law.  Other survivors are 2 brothers, Emil of Frelsburg and Arthur of Columbus, and 4 sisters, Mrs. H. L. Hillebrand of Sealy, Mrs. Frank Weishuhn of Frelsburg and Mrs. Arthur Leyendecker and Mrs Willie Georg of Columbus.  Another sister, Mrs. W. E. Pophanken, died in March and a sister and brother died many years ago.  Pallbearers were his nephews, Arthur Jr. and Henry Howard Brune, Manly and Crockett Leyendecker of Columbus, Earl Brune of Angleton, Allen Brune of Mission, Lester Weishuhn of Frelsburg and Walter Hillebrand of Sealy.

Colorado County Citizen, May 31, 1956
Submitted by David Hahn

Brune, Max August Albert

Max A. Brune

Max A. Brune, 70, of Columbus, father of Mrs. Ruby DeDear of Victoria, died Oct. 22 in Columbus.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus on Oct. 24, with burial in that city. [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Victoria Advocate, 9 Nov 1973, page 12A
Submitted by Matt Cross

Brune, Sophia (Bruedigam)

Mrs. F. A. Brune

The death of Mrs F. A. Brune, 81 occurred at Eagle Lake, Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) and interment will take place at the Brune family burying ground near Shaws Bend.

Mrs. Brune was born in Germany and came to this section when she was seven years of age. She was preceded to the grave by her husband some two years ago.

Surviving her are three sons, E. J., L. H. and A. J. and five daughters, Mrs. Frank Weishuhn, Mrs. Willie Georg, Mrs. Willie Pophanken, Mrs. H. L. Hillebrand and Mrs Arthur Leyendecker.

The Citizen joins its many readers in sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1935

Brune, Verlie M. (Epps)


Verlie M. Brune, 88, of New London and formerly of Clarksfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7 at home. She was born May 6, 1918 in Golden, Miss., daughter of the late Virgil V. and Daisy Estelle (Fredrick) Epps. She had lived in Columbus for many years, until moving to Clarksfield in 1998. While in Texas she worked at Sperry and Hutchinson Co., having retired in 1977. She was a member of New London First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Daisy (Paul) Windham of Clarksfield, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren; a brother, Graham (Pat) Epps of Plant City, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert W. Brune in 1986, two brothers, Hubert and Herman Epps and a sister, Betty Valenta.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 9 at First Baptist Church in New London with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Burial followed at Clarksfield Memorial Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Brune, Wilhelmina (Krause)

Mrs. L. H. Brune Rites Held

Funeral services were held for Mrs. L. H. Brune at 3:00 Monday afternoon of Frelsburg at the Untermeyer Funeral Home of Columbus.

Mrs. Brune suffered a stroke Jan 6 and has been in the hospital since that time.

She was before her marriage Miss Wilhelmina Krause. She was born Jan. 5, 1877, and was married to Mr. L. H. Brune, Jan. 27, 1907. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm at Frelsburg where they lived until they bought the General Merchandise Store from W. E. Pophanken. Mr. Brune passed away in 1956.

Mrs. Brune was baptized and confirmed in the Luteheran[sic] Church in Frelsburg.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Mrs. Emil (Anna) Ordner and Mr. Ordner of Frelsburg, Mrs. Herbert (Olga) Westphal and Mr. Westphal of Houston, one son and his wife, Albert and Evelyn Brune of Columbus, four sisters, Mrs. Ottilia Frels of Houston, Mrs. Arthur Schweke of New Ulm, Mr. and Mrs. Untermeyer and Mrs. Albert Kollmann of Columbus, two brothers, John Krause of Columbus and Henry Krause of Schulenburg, also six grandsons and three granddaughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs., Wilburn Ordner of Frelsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ordner of Brenham, Mr. and Mrs. Lelius Brune of Huntington, W. Va., Donald Brune of Columbus and Douglas and Wayne Westphal of Houston and four great grandchildren.

Services for her immediate family were held at 11:30 Monday morning at the Untermeyer Funeral Home by the Rev. H. L. Anderson of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Clarence and Desmond Scheweke[sic], Milton and A. G. Kollman and James and Monroe Overgoneer. All of her other nephews were considered honorary pall bearers.

New Ulm Enterprise, February 20, 1964
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