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04 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Barbara Windlinger Braden

March 8, 1933-January 26, 2021

Barbara Braden, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2021. A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Barbara was born to Herman and Amanda Windlinger on March 8, 1933. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Margaret Icke, Herman Windlinger, Lucille Schumann, Jerome Windlinger, and Jim Windlinger.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Virgil “Bud” Braden; children, Paul Braden (Julie), Michael Braden (Donna), and Elaine Hutzler (Michael); 10 Grandchildren, Kyle Braden, Sean Hutzler (Betsy), Derek Braden (Skye), Traci Doerre (Sean), Kevin Hutzler, Phillip Braden (Lindsay), Jason Hutzler (Ella), Todd Braden, Clayton Braden, and Bryan Hutzler (Katelyn); 6 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved deeply.

She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1951 and entered the workplace alongside her father at the Hermann Sons Fraternal Organization.

In June of 1956, Barbara wed the love of her life, Virgil (Bud) Braden from Rosebud, TX.

After retiring from Hermann Sons in 1996, she enjoyed traveling and volunteering her time at the Santa Rosa Hospital and various organizations within her church.

The family would like to thank the Caregivers from Adante Memory Care who have cared for Barbara for the last few years.

A celebration of her life will begin with a Visitation at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd. on February 12, 2021 at 10:30 am. Rosary and Remembrance Services will begin at 11:00 with the Memorial Mass to begin at 12:00. Services will also be streamed at https://www.facebook.com/sfasatx/ or https://youtube.com/c/StFrancisofAssisiCatholicChurch. Interment will be held at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to either the San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org/sanantonio, the Mobile Loaves & Fishes program at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, http://sfasat.org/MLF/donate.htm or the charity of your choice.