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Buffington Funeral Home

520 North Ave C, Shiner, TX

OBITUARY

Gladys Strauss

December 15, 1931March 7, 2020
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Gladys Elizabeth Strauss, 88, of Shiner, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Rio Terra Assisted Living Center in New Braunfels, Texas.

Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas and will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas with Father Bryan Heyer officiating. Interment will follow at Shiner Catholic Cemetery in Shiner, Texas. Visitation will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at Buffington Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel.

Gladys was born on December 15, 1931 in Hallettsville, Texas. She was the daughter of Rudolph and Annie (Henneke) Appelt. Gladys married Joseph Strauss on September 12, 1953 in Hallettsville, Texas. Gladys was a homemaker and Owner/Publisher of the Shiner Gazette for 16 years. She liked to raise flowers and vegetables in her gardens. Caring and playing with her grandchildren was one of her favorite pastimes. She loved cooking and baking for family and friends, and especially her Red Velvet Cake. Gladys served on the Saint Paul School Board. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the Alter Society, and KJZT. She was also a Lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6209 in Shiner, Texas. Gladys is survived by one daughter; Marian Strauss and Garrie Moore of New Braunfels, Texas, three sons; Bobby Strauss of Shiner, Texas, Patrick Strauss and his wife, Lori of Victoria, Texas, Mark Strauss and his wife Kimberly of Brenham, Texas, ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Rudolph and Annie Appelt, her husband; Joseph Strauss, one brother; Marvin Appelt, two sisters; Doris Rektorik, Elrose Macha, and one grandson; Thomas Chase Strauss.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Strauss will be; Jeremy Fikac, Jerod Fikac, Brady Strauss, Cole Strauss, Bryce Strauss, and Barrett Strauss.

The family request memorials to: Saints Cyril &Methodius Catholic Church / 306 S. Ave. F / Shiner, Texas 77984

To join the family in celebrating Gladys’ life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com

  • FAMILY

  • Rudolph Appelt, Father (deceased)
  • Annie Henneke Appelt, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph Strauss, Husband (deceased)
  • Marian Strauss, Daughter
  • Garrie Moore, Son-in-law
  • Bobby Strauss, Son
  • Patrick Strauss, Son
  • Lori Strauss, Daughter-in-law
  • Mark Strauss, Son
  • Kimberly Strauss, Daughter-in-law
  • Marvin Appelt, Brother (deceased)
  • Doris Rektorik, Sister (deceased)
  • Elrose Macha, Sister (deceased)
  • Thomas Chase Strauss, Grandson (deceased)
  • Gladys alsoleaves ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeremy Fikac
  • Jerod Fikac
  • Brady Strauss
  • Cole Strauss
  • Bryce Strauss
  • Barrett Strauss
  • DONATIONS

  • Saints Cyril &Methodius Catholic Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Rosary Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 10, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Buddy Preuss

March 14, 2020

Louise and I want to extend our sympathy to the Gladys Strauss family.
We first got to know her husband Joe well over 50 years ago when he was a salesman for Palmer Paper Company and called on the weekly newspapers, including Giddings, for office printing materials. We were invited to his home on various occasions and got to know Gladys and their hospitality, as well at places where Joe would play his accordian in the Shiner Hobo Band.
Gladys always had a smile on her face. I visited her several times in recent years even after Joe had passed and she was always happy and as hospitable as ever.
Both Joe and Gladys Strauss were certainly "the salt of the earth" and their Christian faith beamed brightly in their lives.
Buddy & Louise Preuss

Lisa Hrncir

March 9, 2020

To all of Gladys Strauss family:
We're sending prayers and our thoughts. So sorry for ya'll loss. She will be missed.
Lisa, Matthew, and Diane Hrncir

Frances Cabrini

March 9, 2020

She was a great lady. May she rest in peace.
Love and prayers from all the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.

Margie Kocian

March 9, 2020

Marian & Family: My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and yours. May God wrap His arms around you at this time of your sorrow. May she Rest In Peace!

Marlene Pylate

March 9, 2020

Beautiful lady! Have an old photo of her & Joe, my parents & another couple taken in Colorado. I think Joe & Gladys were on their honeymoon. It is one of my favorite old photos. Got to reconnect with this great couple here in Fredericksburg through the Hobo band. There is a wonderful reunion taking place in heaven. My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Jane Kloesel Baxmann

March 9, 2020

To the Strauss Family,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Laurie (Laurilyn/Leen) Martin(Watzlavick)

March 8, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Working for Gladys (and Joe and Henry) were some of the best work years of my life.
Laurie (Leen Watzlavick) Martin

Mary Kay Matula

March 8, 2020

Gladys was one beautiful, wonderful and great friend..We visited many times and chit chat together. When she moved to assissted living I still.called and visit with her.
Gladys you are one true person I will miss calling you on the phone.
May the angels wrap their arms around you and fly high to eternal life.
REST IN PEACE.
Marian, .Bobby, Pat, and.Mark and the rest of the family, .you have our sympathy, thoughts and prayers doing this sorrowful time.. MAY GOD BLESS.YOU ALL.
Mary Kay and Johnnie Matula

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