Zbranek dies at home Jan. 4
Johnnie Andrew Zbranek, 79, of Bartlett, died at his home on Jan. 4, 2002.
Mr. Zabranek was born in Granger, Texas on March 28, 1922, the son of Joseph J. and Louise F (Janak) Zabranek. He was a member of the SS. Cyril and Methodist Catholic Church in Granger.
A veteran of WWII, he served with the U.S. Army from Dec. 11, 1942 to Jan 9, 1946, a a PFC with Battery D. 478th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapon Battalion as a cannoneer and target tracker in the South Pacific. He is the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Victory medal, Philippine Liberation medal and a good conduct medal.
On Nov. 18, 1952, he was married to Ella Mae Kasper. A lifetime resident of the area, he had been engaged in farming and ranching.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe; four sisters, Bessie Janak, Annie Prinkle, Mary Karkoska and Louise Blackmon.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Zbranek of Bartlett; daughter Diana Wolf of Bartlett; sons Randy Zbranek and wife Rita of Salado, Joseph Zbranek and wife Cary of Bartlett; sisters, Minnie Masoch of Granger, Georgia Kasparek of Dallas; save grandchildren April and Derek Wolf, Ashley Zbranek, Shelby Zbranek, Shane and Marisa Scully, and Amber Elliott and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosary was recited Jan. 6. Graveside services were held Jan. 7 at Calvary Cemetery in Granger with Rev. John Frizelle officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice 819 S. Fifth Street, Temple, TX. 76504.
Arrangements were made by Goodnight Funeral home of Bartlett.