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Frank Branecky

March 8, 1924 — December 8, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Frank Branecky was called home by our Savior. Frank was born on March 8, 1924. Frank was born as the oldest of five children to Edward and Mary Branecky. Frank attended school with his siblings in a two room school house at Branecky School. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Frank was drafted for the military service. He joined the Navy and served on two of the most decorated ships in the United States History in the Pacific Theatre. Frank served on the USS Intrepid and the USS Manchester. When Frank returned from service in World War II, Frank married Lillie Koudelka at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moulton on October 16, 1951. Frank returned to service and again went to the Navy to fight in the Korean War. After returning from War, Frank and Lillie moved to Port Comfort so that he could work for Alcoa. After a few years, Frank and Lillie moved back to the land they loved, Flatonia, to start their farming and ranching business. Frank and Lillie worked the land and animals that they loved together, building fences, baling hay, and raising cattle. Frank and Lillie owned Branecky Custom Service and was very charitable to many organizations in and around Flatonia. Frank will be remembered by so many for his hard work, dedication to his family, church, and community, and having the most pleasant, heart-warming conversations, with life lessons to all those he met. Frank was a member of Flatonia Sacred Heart Church (where Frank and Lillie either bought or sold a calf for more than 55 consecutive years), the Altar Society, Flatonia American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, a member of KJT for more than 75 years, Young Farmers, and proud supporter of FFA and 4-H livestock show members at both the Moulton and Flatonia shows. Frank leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Lillie, and five children: Gladys Seifert, of Moulton; Daniel and wife, Martha Lesikar Branecky, of Flatonia; Larry Branecky of Flatonia; Edward and wife Laurie Lepin Branecky of Flatonia; Anthony and wife, Gale Farek Branecky, of Bastrop. Frank also leaves behind 12 grandchildren: Douglas and wife Robin Rothbauer Branecky of Flatonia; Patricia Branecky; Curtis and wife Kati Watson Branecky of Flatonia; Steven Seifert, Dale Seifert, Sarah Branecky, Derek Branecky, Chance Branecky, Clay Branecky, Jessica Branecky, Brian Branecky, and Amanda Branecky. Frank also leaves behind one great-grandchild, Kaylee Branecky, and one sister, Lillie Holubec, of Bryan. Frank also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors that are a part of the family. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Melissa Seifert, son-in-law Larry Seifert, brother Joseph "Joe" Branecky, and sisters Emma Vrana, Cecilia Vrana, Pauline Klesel, and Agnes Hajek. Pallbearers are Douglas Branecky, Curtis Branecky, Steven Seifert, Dale Seifert, Derek Branecky, Chance Branecky, Clay Branecky, and Brian Branecky. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm at Smith Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 5:00 pm Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, officiated by Father Eddie Winkler. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia. Words of comfort can be expressed to the family at Smith Funeral Home- 128 East 5th St. Flatonia, TX 78941 - Phone# 361-865-3311
Visitation Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rosary Sunday, December 11, 2016

Funeral Mass Monday, December 12, 2016

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