HOISINGTON — Thelma D. Brack, 86, died March 5, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 24, 1929, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glen and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. In 1948, she graduated from Hoisington High School. In August of 1949, she married John E. Koeller, in Hoisington. He died Feb. 7, 1957. She then married Glenn J. Brack on Aug. 19, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Feb. 1, 2016. A lifetime Hoisington resident, she worked as the chief telephone operator for Western Power and Light and later as a clerk for Dillons. She also gave many piano lessons at her home.
Thelma was a longtime member of the Hoisington Bible Church, where she played the piano and organ for many years.
Survivors include a son, Burton Todd Brack, of Salina; a daughter, Breta Markay Nunez of Great Bend; six grandchildren, Kyle Brack, Krystyne Brack, Derrick Brack, Brandon Brack, Justin Nunez, and Jazmin Nunez; and a brother, Arthur C. Gruber of Norman, Okla. She was preceded in death by three brothers, William G. Gruber, Dr. Eugene E. Gruber, and Milton J. Gruber; and three sisters, Pauline Gruber, Louise M. Reed, and Lucille P. Hester.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with the Reverend Gary Clark presiding. Burial will follow in the Hoisington City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hoisington Bible Church or Gentiva Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 8, 2016