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Beatrice Annie Andreas, 89, of New Ulm, Texas passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Columbus.

She was born in Oakhill on July 6, 1923 to John Bravenec and Lydia (Janosky) Bravenec. She was a member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church, and active in Christian Sisters. Affectionately known as “Big Granny” she was a loving, wife, mother, caregiver and a great cook.

She is survived by her daughters Ona Faye Warmke and her husband Lee of Blieblerville, Texas and June Andreas of New Ulm. Son Eddie Andreas and wife Debby of Bellville, Texas. Grandchildren Wade Warmke and wife Aggie, Cheryl Macat and husband Spotty, Mitchell Andreas and Brett Andreas and wife Miranda. Great grandchildren Crystal Cummings and husband Robbie, Alan Lehker, Cecily Warmke, Jordan Warmke and Shelden Warmke. Step great grandson Colton Macat and great great grandchildren Colbie and Serendipity Cummings.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband Edmund Herman Andreas, her parents, sisters Milady Sefcik and husband John, Clara Aschenbeck and husband Albert and Toni Arning and husband Roy. Brother John Bravenec and step great grandson Andrew Weber. 

Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel, 842 E. Main, Bellville.

Funeral Service was conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Nelsonville Brethren Church with Rev. Mike Groseclose, officiating.

Interment followed in the National Cemetery, Nelsonville. Pallbearers were Wade Warmke, Alan Lehker, Brett Andreas, Mark Arning, Mike Arning, and Harvey Ashenbeck, Honorary Pallbearers were Mitchell Andreas, Spotty Macat, Robbie Cummings, and Jordan Warmke.

Memorial may be made to the Nelsonville Brethren Church or Christian sisters, 332 Nelsonville Church Road, Nelsonville, Texas 77418

Knesek Funeral Home in Bellville in charge of arrangements: and at 


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