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Geraldine Gruener Leppard, was born May 20, 1934, in Bellville, the daughter of Gustove A. and Pauline Hartman Gruener.

She grew up and attended school in the Heights area and graduated from John H. Regan High School in 1952.

A Lutheran by faith, Geraldine was united in marriage to John A. Leppard on Dec. 19, 1952, in Houston.

Geraldine and John lived in Germany for several years and then made their home in Cypress, where they raised their three children. She enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed attending the spring training for the Astros in Florida.

Geraldine passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at a Bellville hospital at the age of 78.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years: John A. Leppard of Brookshire; children Peggy E. Leppard of Brenham, Mark Leppard and his wife, Kim, of Pattison, Steve Leppard and his wife, Susan, of Round Top; grandchildren Faith Leppard Bailes, Sarah Leppard, Amanda Leppard, Emma Leppard, Rebecca Leppard, Hannah Leppard, Sam Leppard and Jed Leppard; great grandchildren Colton Bailes and Brooke Bailes; brothers Bob Gruener and his wife, Jackie, and Ronnie Gruener and many other family and friends. Geraldine is preceded in death by her parents and brother Earl Gruener.

Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the Christ Lutheran Church in Pattison with Pastor Donald Loeschen officiating. Interment followed in the Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matt McKenzie, Mike Gruener, Matt Cox, Jeff Grissom, Shawn Allen, Andy Cox and Duane Krus. Honorary Pallbearers were Jed and Sam Leppard.

Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423,, 281-934-2424

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