Julia Leona Zaunbrecher

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friday, May 22, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. for Julia Leona Zaunbrecher, 97 who died

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at her residence.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Rev. Bill Ruskoski, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will be the celebrant for the funeral services.

Surviving are two sisters, Louise Z. Carpenter of Rayne, and Patricia Zaunbrecher of Rayne; two brothers, Bernard Zaunbrecher of Rayne, and Thomas Zaunbrecher of Rayne; three nephews, Karl Bailey of Rayne, David Bailey of Natchitoches, Wallace R. Ousse of Frederick, MD; four nieces, Barbara Carpenter Miller of Rayne, Kathleen Bailey Burk of Pensacola, FL, Helena Ousse Long of Kenner, Anne Ousse of Lafayette; five great-nieces, Teresa Bailey Day of Baton Rouge, Brianna Bailey Megee of Natchitoches, Elizabeth Long of Lafayette, Stacy M. Miller of Lafayette, Jennifer Ousse Seye of Baltimore, MD; and three great-nephews, Joseph Long of Natchitoches, Ryan L. Miller of Bellvue, NE, Christopher Ousse of Frederick, MD.

She was preceded in death by parents, Karl Zaunbrecher, Sr. and Helena Frey Zaunbrecher; three sisters, Stephanie Zaunbrecher, Teresa Z. Bailey, Eleanor Z. Ousse; three brothers, John Zaunbrecher, Karl Zaunbrecher, Jr., Hubert Zaunbrecher; and one great-nephew, David Karl Burk.

She was born Saturday, September 9, 1911, in Branch, daughter of the late Karl Zaunbrecher, Sr. and the late Helena Frey Zaunbrecher.

She was a member of St. Joseph Ladies Altar Society, and St. Leo Ladies Altar Society.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Friends will be received Thursday, May 21, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 22, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until service at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana and all her caretakers.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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