George Franz Brunner Jr. was called to God on Saturday, February 17, 2018, after a courageous long-term battle with cancer. He was 65 years of age. He was born in Laredo, Texas to Sara De la Garza Brunner. He attended St. Augustine High School and Laredo Community College. After college, he served in the Webb County Sherriff’s Department and later started his own business, GFB Land Development, where he worked until recent years. He was an avid basketball player, golfer and snow skier. He enjoyed traveling to Colorado and opened his home to many family and friends throughout his life. He had a tremendous spirit, compassionate and caring to all that knew him. Franz loved life and everyone in it right up to his last days. He was extremely generous to the point of fault, as he would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. Franz was especially witty and made those around him laugh; always the life of the party. Franz is preceded in death by his mother Sara de la Garza Brunner. Franz is survived by his wife Tammie Johnson and children: Jennifer Brunner Gonzalez (Felix), George Franz Brunner III, Margaret Brunner, Haley Johnson; Sisters Sonja Smith (Rene), Olga Garza (+Luis), Brother, Charles Brunner (Norma); Nieces Sonja, Alexis, Sara, Katherine, Clare; Nephew William; Grandchildren Felix III and Jake as well as great nieces, nephews, cousins and family members that he deeply loved.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Fred Dickey from 5pm-7pm, rosary will commence at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 10 am.