George Franz Brunner, Jr.

July 17, 1952 - February 17, 2018
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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.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made in his memory to UT Health Science Center at

Funeral arrangements will be by Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: July 17, 1952
Died: February 17, 2018

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Gaby posted on 5/1/18

Sorry for your loss. Acts 24:15 talks about “a resurrection”. Jehovah God soon he will clean the earth from all bad including death. And he will resurrect our loved ones.


Javier & Rheta Arechiga posted on 2/26/18

It is with heavy heart to hear about Franz’s passing. I don’t live in Laredo any more. Our prayer & thoughts are with him and his family. A good friend that I had the privilege know growing up with. It is true about him giving you the shirt off his back. He was that type of a person. May he RIP


Lupita Jimenez posted on 2/26/18

Franz will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We have such memories, which will always be near and dear to our hearts especially his warm smile and his jovial nature. May he rest in peace. With all our love, Melida, Lupita, Juan, Peter, Jose, Ana, Frank, and Lourdes Jimenez


Gina Garza posted on 2/23/18

Dear Olga, I’m so sorry for your loss. May god bless you, & your family. Your brother is already in a better place with our lord.


Annette Ochoa posted on 2/23/18

Our deepest condolences to the family of Franz Brunner. May he rest in peace. Sal Ochoa Jr. and family


Candelario Ramirez posted on 2/22/18

Franz, was always the guy at San Augustine with the great handsome looks as well as a remarkable ability to play basketball like no other. I had the previlage to know him and to be with him on a daily basis in high school. For a while I did not see him as life gets in the way, but I found out about his illness which made me very sad. God will always be with him and take the away the suffering he has gone through. The entire class of 71 will surely miss you, but will be with you in our hearts and soul. Your school buddy and friend. Cande Ramírez. My condolences for your entire family.


Dwight Becker Sr. posted on 2/22/18

Our condolences to the Brunner family. Franz was a good,and friendly person & a good athlete,we met on the basketball court. We will deeply miss his smile and friendship. Our thoughts are with all his family, may he rest in peace. Sincerely his friends forever, Mr Dwight Becker Sr. & Mr. Carlos "goose" Guzman


Rosario Perusquia posted on 2/22/18

My father was Ernesto Perusquia and Franz was in my father's boys scout troop. He was one of the Eagle's Scout and part of the order of the arrow, the highest honor with the boys scouts. He is now rejoicing with his scout master in heaven. Rest assure that there is a celebration going on in heaven. Our condolences go out to Charles, Olga , and Sonia from Ernesto and Tina Perusquia and the Perusquia family.


Ada posted on 2/21/18

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Eugenio solis Jr posted on 2/21/18

This guy was my very friendly and polite with the public a great basketball player franc was a great friend and a brother i will never forget.


Betty & Estela Kramer posted on 2/21/18

Mr. Charles Brunner and Family, Please accept our condolences at the passing of your beloved brother Franz. His kind heart and generous nature will not be forgotten. No one is ever really gone as long as there is someone around to remember them. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.Matthew 5:19 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Estela Zamora Kramer and Family Betty,Johndavid(+) and Gogi


Joe Hinojosa posted on 2/21/18

My deepest condolences to the Franz's immediate family and friends. This is a great loss and my prayers are with Franz and his family at this time of mourning. Franz was a dear friend and I will always cherish the times we shared with laughter and joy. His witty sense of humor was always received with a smile. I was not able to be present during this period but I am there in spirit and prayers.