Vrana, Albert

San Antonio Express, Saturday, February 9, 1929 


CHARLOTTE, Tex., Feb, 8, Albert Vrana, 47, died at his home at Hindes early Thursday morning.  He had been living in Atascosa County for 20 years, had been a lifelong member of the Catholic Church.  He was married 23 years and is survived by his widow and eight children.  Vrana lived in Charlotte, where he owned a gin for several years, later trading his property for a gin and ranch at Hindes.










Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

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Vrana, Louise (Odlozelik)

San Antonio Express, Thursday, March 25, 1965
PLEASANTON — Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Vrana, 79, of Charlotte will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Hurley Funeral Chapel here, followed by Requiem Mass at 9:15 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic church at Jourdanton.  Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.  She died Tuesday in a Jourdanton hospital.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Annie Brice and Mrs. Gerry Kloth of Dilley, Mrs. Mary Slanard of Aberdeen, Miss., and Mrs. Estelle Heiser of Pearsall; four sons, Adolph and Albert Vrana of Charlotte, Julius Vrana of Poteet and Tony Vrana of San Antonio; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.








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Vrana, Raymond Dean


Raymond Dean Vrana 59 years of Charlotte, Texas passed from this earth to join our Lord in Heaven on March 31, 2011.  He was born in Eagle Pass, Texas to Adolph and Bessie Vrana on February 7, 1952.

He was raised in Charlotte and baptized into the Catholic faith in Jourdanton, Texas.  He was active in the FFA and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1971.  He was a hard working man who spent more than 40 years of his life working in the oilfields in and around Corpus Christi, Orange Grove, Mathis and Charlotte.  Raymond had several hobbies.  He loved to be on the water fishing for bass.  He won many trophies for his fishing talents.  He also lived for NASCAR racing.  He never missed watching a race on television.  He had a habit of turning off his phone when the race began. Raymond loved fast cars and pickup trucks.  He was avid Dallas Cowboy fan.  Even though he never played the game, he could tell you everything you wanted to know about the team.  He was an excellent cook and loved to B-B-Q with family.  He was a fifty year member of the SPJST Lodge 202.  A great fan of the Vrana Family Reunion, especially the auction, you knew you were in trouble if Raymond was bidding against you.  Memories of $100 dollar bills fill the air.  Many items he bid on and won were usually given to family members because he had such a big giving heart.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers Adolph Jr., Eugene and sister Barbara.  He is survived by sisters Martha Ciomperlik, wife of the late Phil Ciomperlik of Jourdanton, Dorothy Tipps and husband Glenn of Graford, Texas and Joyce Stanley and husband Steve of Charlotte.  Brothers, Louis Vrana and wife Betty of Devine, Texas, Leon Vrana and wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Sisters-in-law, Adeline Vrana wife of the late Adolph Jr. of Seguin, Texas and Mary Jo Vrana and the late Eugene Vrana of Yorktown, Texas.  Raymond was a brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be deeply missed by everyone.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton from 9:00AM – 2:00PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Hurley Chapel.  Interment will follow at St Matthews Cemetery in Jourdanton, Texas.  Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue their condolences  may do so at

Source: Hurley Funeral Home-Pleasanton, TX

Family Names: Vrana, Ciomperlik