Ursula Erica Dempsey

Born July 27, 1927

Ursula Erika Dempsey was born on July 27,1927 in Berlin Germany to Franz Janoschek and Ana Banos. She passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the age of 93.

Ursula was preceded in death by her parents, Ana and Franz Janoschek and her beloved husband, Lester Jerome Dempsey.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Ann Burrer and her husband Paul, who reside in Universal City, Texas, and her son William F Wiggins and his wife Frith, who reside in Clayton, California. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Anthony Nicholas Anselmo III, Nicole Helene Janoschek, Christopher Dale Wiggins, Keith Michael Wiggins, Patrick and Heather Dempsey; and her great grandchildren, William (Liam) Nicholas Anselmo, Kathleen Ann Anselmo and Siobhan Nicole Anselmo. All will cherish the memories made with her.

Ursula was often described as a force of nature. An immigrant from war torn Germany, she arrived in America on September 1948 full of hopes and dreams. She left behind everyone and everything she knew, to start a new life. As a girl, she had often dreamed of living in America, the place of unimaginable opportunity. Ursula had a heart for homemaking. She loved gardening and working with her hands. Her gardens reflected her big personality: always blooming with life. She was also a very talented seamstress and was very proud when people would comment on her beautiful work. Needless to say she took pride in everything she did.

In addition, she felt an obligation to help others. Years back, she opened her home to Veterans, who were part of a housing program, sponsored by the Veterans Administration. These men soon became part of the family as Ursula would not have it any other way. She will be a hard act to follow. Family will be hosting a celebration of life later on in the year.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dempsey family.


10 May

Graveside Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunset Memorial Park

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218


Ursula Erica Dempsey

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