Glenard A. Brabec


(January 31, 2002)

Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Powell for Glenard A. Brabec, 86, former Deaver resident, who died Thursday, Jan. 31 at his home in Worden, Mont.

He was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Narka, Kans., to Elmer and Helen (Kozeluh) Brabec. He was graduated from Narka High School in 1934 and moved to Belfry, Mont., in 1938 with his brother, Clement, to farm.

He was drafted into military service in 1941, serving in the U.S. Army in an anti-aircraft battery. While applying to Officers Candidate School, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was hospitalized in Excelsior Springs, Mo., until released in 1946 to continue his recovery.

He married Viola O. Baxa in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 30, 1942. They moved to Bridger, Mont., in 1946 and to Deaver in 1950, where they farmed for 50 years.

He was a substitute mail carrier out of the Powell post office for many years. In 2000, they moved to Worden, Mont., to be near their daughter, Barbara.

Glen, as he was known, was active in the Henry Gilbert American Legion Post in Frannie and served on the Deaver-Frannie school board for 12 years. He was a member of Farm Bureau, Shoshone Rock Club, the Pork Producers Associations of Wyoming and Montana and was an honorary Chapter Farmer of the Deaver FFA.

Survivors include his wife; sons Michael Brabec and wife Kaye Beaver of Ann Arbor, Mich., Dennis Brabec and wife Lynn Kleinschmidt of Casper and David Brabec and wife Evelyn Stowe of Brainerd, Minn.; two daughters, Patricia Martinez (husband John deceased) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barbara Reichert and husband Don of Worden, Mont.; brother Hubert Brabec of Bridger; sister Kathryn Wilson of Billings; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and brothers Clement, Elmer and Charlie.

Burial in Powell's Crown Hill Cemetery, with Powell Veterans Honor Guard providing military honors. The family would appreciate memorials to the Parkinson's Association.