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Brogger


Brogger Brogger Services for Otto Leon Brogger Sr., 83, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

Visitation is set for 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Mr. Brogger died Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Richards Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Hallettsville to Otto W. and Leona (Appelt) Brogger.

Mr. Brogger served his country in the U.S. Army with his training at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss.

He was assigned to the Army’s 25th Infantry, 21st Battalion in Korea. Corporal Brogger was put in command of an anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons six-man crew. His service time was from May 1951 until his honorable discharge.

Mr. Brogger received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and United Nations Service Medal.

He continued to support his fellow countrymen through the VFW Post No. 6525 and the American Legion Post No. 358 Carlyle where he held many different office positions.

Mr. Brogger was a 12-year member of Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department.

He loved his God, country and family and served them well throughout his life.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale, where he was a supporter of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Brogger retired from Alcoa in December 1987 after 32 years as a unit supervisor in the potrooms. He was also a lifelong farmer and rancher. He enjoyed the times he spent on his farm with his tractor and cattle.

Mr. Brogger was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ann (Bates) Brogger, on July 23, 1993; a son, Ronald Joseph Brogger, on Dec. 11, 1983; a granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Brogger; his parents; a brother, James Brogger; and a sister, Maria Voelkel Holy.

Survivors are his wife of 12 years, Lazelle (Wuthrich) Brogger of Rockdale; two sons, Otto “Buddy” Brogger Jr. of Rockdale, Scott Brogger and wife Jenny of Danbury; three daughters, Patricia “Trish” Haining, Rola Doelitsch and husband David, all of Brenham, Mary Janca and husband Patrick of LaGrange; two stepsons, Mike Wuthrich and wife Gloria of Taylor, Mark Wuthrich and wife Linda of Austin; a sister, Annie Svetlik Birkner of Hallettsville; seven grandchildren, James Brogger of Cameron, David Doelitsch and wife Sarah of Brenham, Georgann Smith and husband Jamie of Burton, Jamie Murphy and husband Shane of LaGrange, Kaylee Janca of Houston, Emily Janca of College Station, Taylor Brogger of Danbury; and two great-grandchildren, C.J. and Michael Smith.

Active pallbearers will be James Brogger, David Doelitsch Jr., Paul Voelkel, Mike Offield, Johnny Sides and Mike Korenek.

Honorary pallbearers are Mark Wuthrich, Mike Wuthrich, Norman Kerlin, William Barcak, Ronnie Faust, Roy Kovar, Ernest Garza and Larry Morgan.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3429 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78731 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 548, Rockdale, TX 76567.


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