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Funeral services for Erhardt H. Hein, 79, were held Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy with the Rev. Dale Leland officiating.

Interment was in the Sealy Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Fred Hein, Eddie A. Svinky, Charles Hein, Tommy Pettis, Daryl Hartmann and Dale Toellner, Honorary Pallbearers were Cody Barrett, Cory Barrett, Jenna Hein, Meghan Hein, Cameron Hein and Eric Tipp.

Erhardt Henry Hein was born to parents, Herman and Lizzie (Haferkamp) Hein in White Hall, Texas. He passed away on June 2, 2009 in Sealy.

Raised in Wallis, Erhardt attended and graduated from Orchard High School in 1948.

He started work at Tennessee Gas Transmission the next year and retired from the company in 1985 after 36 years of service.

He married his wife of 54 years, Nettie Ola Hoek, on June 5, 1954. He was confirmed on May 20, 1945, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church where he was a member until 1954 when he transfered to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy.

As an active member of the church, he was an Elder for many years and on the Building Committee that built the church we are in today.

Besides working for TGT, he farmed and ranched. When grandchildren came along, he became an active participant in their life by attending their football, baseball, basketball, softball games and track meets.

After many years with his own childrenís Austin Co. fair projects, he was there again with his grandchildrenís fair projects.

He was a man who loved his God, his family, and his friends.

Erhardt is survived by his wife, Nettie Ola Hoek Hein, daughter Connie and her husband Ronnie Holub of Hockley, son Ronnie and his wife Leann Hein of Sealy, daughter Lisa and her husband Scott Hauerland of Sealy, grandchildren Cody and Cory Barrett, and Jenna, Meghan, and Cameron Hein. Other family members include brother William (Bill) Hein and wife Dorothy of Wallis, sister Betty Ruth Stringer of La Port, brother and sister-in-law Eddie and Shirley Svinky of Sealy and numerous neices and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Lizzie Hein, sisters Annie Kettler and Lorena Hein, and brother Ewald Hein.

Funeral service were held under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy.

Posted by Joy Neely


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