Leona H. Hinze, 91, of Robstown died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 in Corpus Christi.

Leona was born Sept. 15, 1917 in Coupland, the daughter of Herman and Frieda Zulauf. She was the oldest of four children, Leona, Walter, Martha and Raymond. She was married for 52 years to Herbert E. Hinze who died in 1993. She spent her life on the farm and dedicated her life to the church and music ministry through piano, organ and singing.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph and his children Greg and Amy; and Lloyd, his wife Vicki and their children, Michael, Ray and Kristen; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Raymond Zulauf; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Jeffrey Thompson at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers included nephews and cousins, Russell Klostermann, Ronnie Klostermann, Jack Rose, Weldon Guettler, Kenneth Zulauf, Robert Knetig, Michael Striddle and Ronnie Nemec.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 3316 Hummingbird Lane, Robstown, Texas 78380.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home