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Funeral services for Hattie Hintz, 91, were held Nov. 11 at Immaculate Conception Church in Sealy with Msgr. B.J. Zientek celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal. Pallbearers were Cindy Corder, Jackie Krueger, Emily Chavez, Robert Lancon, Adolph Kovasovic Jr., and Joey Schneider. 

Honorary pallbearers were David Vykoukal, Bubba Schaffner, David Hintz, Janie Baker, John Morris, Jason Frazier, Tommy Quinton, and Lloyd Koeppen. 

Hattie was born Henrietta Tillie Kovasovic in Frydek on July 21, 1918 to parents Joseph and Josephine (Valerian) Kovasovic. She became known as Hattie because her brothers couldn’t spell her name, so on the way to school they copied the name from a neighbor’s mailbox; to give the teacher. She was raised in the community of Mixville and attended school there and also in Sealy.

Growing up she loved to play volleyball and baseball, and was even given the nickname “Baby Ruth.”

She enjoyed going to the dances at Mixville hall, and she worked as a waitress at “The Rendezvous,” a popular dining and dancing place in Sealy.

During the WWII, she moved to Houston to work for Hughes Tools, a company that contributed to the energy needs of the war. At end of the war, she moved back to Sealy to help her brother Adolph with his meat market.

She met her future husband through her other brother Eddie. She married Eugene Hintz in 1946, at which time she became a homemaker. They had four children together.

She held a few odd jobs over the years, but mostly enjoyed a productive life at home. She excelled at every project she put her hands on, including sewing, gardening, baking, and a whole slew of other creative endeavors. 

She was a first generation American and was part of what is known as the “Great Generation.”

She spoke fluent Czech and English, and was a valuable member of her community for many years. In her golden years she enjoyed reminiscing with her family and friends about growing up on the farm, going to dances, and raising her children. To her grandchildren and many others, she was known as Nan. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hintz; her sons, Eugene “Genie” and Larry “Bubbie” Hintz; and all seven of her siblings: brothers Adolph, Eddie, Joseph Jr., and Joe H. Jr.; and sisters Adelle Schneider, Bessie Wasicek, and Albina Lancon Poenitzsch. 

She is survived by her daughters Jo Marie Frazier and Kathy Morris and her husband John; her daughter-in-law Jennifer Hintz; her grandchildren Michele, Jason, and Allison Frazier; her great-grandchildren Ananda and Lilith Frazier; and her step-great-grandchildren Josh, wife Lacey and son Jack, Chris, and Sarah Woodbury. 

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

Posted by Joy Neely


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