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Irene Bretzke

January 4, 1928 — August 19, 2020

Irene Weidner Bretzke

Irene Weidner Bretzke died August 19, 2020 at the age of 92.  She was born January 4, 1928 in Schumansville, Texas to Walter Carl Weidner and Rosa Simon Weidner.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Bretzke, her two brothers, Lawrence Weidner and Walter Weidner Jr., and just recently, her son in law, George Earl Carlisle on July 7, 2020.

Irene graduated from Seguin High School in 1945 and then was employed at Sagebiel’s on Court Street in Seguin.  There she met her future husband, Marvin Bretzke.  They married June 14, 1947 (Flag Day).  They were married 55 years until he preceded her in death July 22, 2002.

She is survived by her 5 children: Sherry Lynn Carlisle, Nadine Wester and her husband, John Wester, Glenn Roy Bretzke and his wife, Sandy Krueger Bretzke, Rose Renee Bretzke, and Winfred Scott Bretzke and his wife, Shea Earhart Bretzke.

Grandchildren are as follows: Jason Carlisle and his fiancé, Dawn McCullough of Seguin; Travis Wester and his wife, Beth Waters Wester of Lake Travis, Texas; Samantha Wester Bailey and her husband, Bryan Bailey II of Dallas, Texas; Keith Wietrek of Schertz, Texas; Stacy Bretzke Oehlers and her husband, Matt Oehlers of Austin, Texas; Melissa Bretzke Tankersley and her husband, Chris Tankersley of Marion, Texas; Seth Wiatrek of Shertz, Texas; Tifny Funderburg and her wife Andrea Funderburg of Marion, Texas; Emily Hodgkins and her partner Ethan Stevens of Marion, Texas; Megan Ebbitt and Cody Ebbitt of San Antonio, Texas.

Great Grandchildren are as follows: Bella and Bailey Carlisle and Desirae and JoLayne McCulloch of Seguin, Texas; Vincent and Charlie Wester of Lake Travis, Texas; Sloane Sofia Bailey of Dallas, Texas; Jacob and Leo Oehlers of Austin, Texas; Sabrina Tankersley of Marion, Texas; Jordynn Magny, Jeovianni Magny, Joel Magny and Scarlet Ebbitt of San Antonio, Texas; Jaden Witty and Olivia Witty of Seguin, Texas; Peyton Beeman and Evalynn Stevens of Marion, Texas.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Cross Church of Seguin, Texas, 814 N. Bauer St. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St. in Seguin, Texas.  Services will be held at Cross Church on Tuesday, August 25 at 914 N. Bauer St. in Seguin, Texas at 10 a.m. and interment will be held at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, 2951 Texas Hwy 46, New Braunfels, Texas.

None of us know how long the people we love will be with us…..This world no longer belongs to her, but her love lives beyond her with hope that knows no end.

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Past Services


Monday, August 24, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park

2951 TX-46, New Braunfels, TX 78130

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