Alfred F. Hinze, 89, of Robstown died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in a Corpus Christi hospital.

He was born Oct. 22, 1919 in Stockdale to Emil H. and Clara Klostermann Hinze. He graduated from Robstown High School in 1937. Hinze was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served 41 months including 29 months in the Southwest Pacific (Australia) with the 126 Signal Radio Intelligence Company as a Japanese Code Interceptor 2nd Direction Finder Operator and attained the rank of T/5. He was a farmer, a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Herbert and Melvin Hinze; and his brother-in-law, Werner Moehr.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice Hinze of Robstown; his daughters, Charlene (John) Blackwell of Mosinee, Wis., Barbara (Ronny) Nemec of Robstown, and Sherry (Carl) Swierc of Houston; his sisters-in-law, Leona and Dolores Hinze and Bernice Moehr; six grandchildren, Marci (Kurt) VandenHouten, Kevin (Hayley) Blackwell, Becky (Brian) Hammond, Lesli (Ben) Gwynn, and Megan and Morgan Swierc; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeffrey Thompson and Brian Julin-McCleary officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Building Fund of St. John Lutheran Church, 3316 Hummingbird Lane, Robstown, Texas 78380.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home