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Frank John Havel

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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:56 pm

Frank John Havel

June 30, 1934 - March 20, 2018

Frank John Havel, 83 of Blessing passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at home in Blessing, TX.

He was born June 30, 1934 to Thomas J. Havel and Antonio Klesel in El Maton, TX. He married June Christie on February 6, 1954. Mr. Havel was a life long resident of Blessing, a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, a member of Alcoa 25 year club, a member of the Boat Club in Point Comfort, an Eagle Scout, State Champion Dairy Judge in 1951 and a Lab Technician for Alcoa for 32 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Katherine Mathews and husband Thomas of Blessing, and Sarah Hajovsky and husband Mark of Louise; four sons, Douglas Havel and wife Cathy of Cypress, Dennis Havel and wife Ginger of Corpus Christi, Kenneth Havel of Bulverde, and Roger Havel and wife Annette of Blessing; sisters, Tereza Shimek of Palacios and Margaret Smaistrla of East Bernard; 46 grandchildren, Lee, Cindy, Eric, Stephen, Sterling, Cameron, Joshua, Rachel, Trevor, Carson and Weston Havel, Christie and Gavin Myers, Michelle and Corby Horine, Matthew and Robbie Mauch, Kelsey and Jon Crouch, George Scheible, Brittany and Kipp Pridgeon, Danny and Heather Reddick, Amanda and Mat Carr, Tara Hohenberger, Amber and Brady Collins, Troy, Kristin and Derek Sless, Chad, Kelsey, Craig, Cory and Tana Hajovsky, Shelly and Thomas Delgado, Wendy, Beau, Heather, Bubba, Lina, Clint and Ashley Mathews; 33 great grandchildren: Lauren, Cassidy & Caleb Myers, Jadeyn and Beck Horine, Lucy, Maxwell and Opal Mauch, Jackson, Luke, Lily, Eli, June and Wade Havel, Urijah Crouch, Tyler Edholm, Zachary Reddick, Mathew and Isla Carr, Ethan Neal, Brynn Hohenberger, Parker Sless, Heidi and Kennedy Hajovsky, Morgan Bartech, Payton Lee, Meredith Delgado, Byron, Emma, Arena, Brynlee, Hatley and Holden Mathews; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Havel of West Columbia.

Mr. Havel was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June of 52 years; brothers, Thomas Jr., Alois, James and Henry Havel; and a son-in-law, Darrell Sless.

We would like to thank his caregivers Becky Yackel, Shenna Mattes and Aquilla Bluntson for their love and support during this time.  The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but the burden of this loss has been lessened by the care and compassion that these ladies have shown to our family.

Visitation was held at Palacios Funeral Home on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios, TX.

A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. Peters Catholic Church of Blessing with Father Gabriel J. Mensah officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Troy Sless, Joshua, Sterling, Stephen and Lee Havel and Matthew Mauch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Jackson, Larry Karl, William Feldhousen, E. R. Vacek and Mr. Havel’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Peters Catholic Church, P.O. Box 395, Blessing, TX 77419; Sons of the American Legion, P.O. Box 734, Blessing, TX 77419; Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, Texas; 361-972-2012.