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Patsy Brandenberger
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 2, 2013

Patsy Brandenberger passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, in the same Ranch Branch home where she was born 87 years ago to Leo and Lois Hofmann on February 9, 1926.

She and her two sisters attended the Peters Prairie School and Mason High School. She received a degree and a teaching certificate from Texas State College for Women in Denton, and returned to Mason to marry Silas Brandenberger on June 24, 1946, after he returned from WWII. Patsy decided to be a substitute teacher and a full time mom and rancher’s wife.

She was an avid gardener, and her delicious cooking and baking is well-remembered by those who attended the Methodist Church covered-dish meals and band booster concession stands. She gave to the community in many ways including taking meals to the elderly, teaching Sunday School classes, and serving as a leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She was preceded in death by Silas, her husband of 67 years, and by their son, Frank.

She is survived by her sons Bob Brandenberger and his wife Shelly of Grandbury, Andy Brandenberger and his wife Stacey of Georgetown, and her daughter Ann Grote and her husband Tracy; seven grandchildren, Brynne Komonchak and her husband Andy, BJ Brandenberger and his wife Elisha, Elizabeth Hill and her husband Sean, Laura Grote, Katy, Ethan and Chelsea Brandenberger, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mason with Rev. Mary Margaret Persky officiating. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Bob, Andy, B.J.and Ethan Brandenberger, Andy Komonchak and Sean Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck and Carol Stuart, B.H. and Julie Nobles, L.B. Haines, Greg Dunlap and Warren Osborne.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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