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23 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Virgil Joseph “Bud” Braden

November 10, 1928-June 17, 2022

Virgil Braden, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022. A 76-year resident of San Antonio, Bud was born to Paul and Hattie Braden on November 10, 1928. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara, his siblings Wilfred Braden, Fr. Eugene Braden, Sister Dorothy Braden, Helen Davis, and Dr. James Braden.

Bud is survived by his sister, Frances Murray, brother-in-law, Tommie Davis, sister-in-law, Marie Windlinger, children Paul (Julie), Michael (Donna) Elaine Hutzler (Michael), 10 grandchildren Kyle Braden (Audra), Sean Hutzler (Betsy), Derek Braden (Skye), Traci Doerre (Sean), Todd Braden (Shelbie), Kevin Hutzler, Phillip Braden (Lindsay), Jason Hutzler, Clayton Braden, Bryan Hutzler (Katelyn), 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved deeply.

Bud graduated from Rosebud High School in 1946 and immediately entered the U.S. Army. After the Army, Bud enrolled and graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1951.

In June of 1956, Bud wed the love of his life, Barbara Windlinger from San Antonio, TX. They lived in San Antonio for the rest of their lives, raising their family and belonging to numerous church and civic organizations.

Bud retired as an Investment Manager for the U.S. Air Force in 1996. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and volunteering his time with various church organizations.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Adante Assisted Living and Memory Care who have cared for Bud for the last few years.

A celebration of his life will begin with a Visitation at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am in Henke Hall. Rosary and Remembrance Services will begin at 10:30 am with the Memorial Mass to begin at 11:30 am in the church. Interment will be held as a family ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

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