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Nick Eugene Hemken

June 1, 1951 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Obituary

Nicholas Eugene Hemken, 71, of Alice, Texas passed away on January 20, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Hemken, and his brother Steven Hemken.

Nick is survived by his wife, his high school sweetheart, of almost 48 years, Roberta Hemken; his daughters, Elizabeth (Ray) Cunningham and Lauren (CR) Patrick; his grandchildren, Kyleigh, Brayleigh, Beckett, Kannon, Kirby, Patton and Bowen; his sister Cindy Lundy; nieces, Jenny Lundy (deceased), Amanda French, Megan Lee, and Angi Picariello; nephews, Ryan Hemken, Bubba and Johnny Picariello; and numerous cousins, extended family members, and friends.

Nicholas was born in Great Bend, Kansas on June 1, 1951. He lived in many states growing up including Colorado, California, Nebraska and Texas, where he graduated from The University of Houston with a business degree. While working in the corporate world in Houston, Texas, he volunteered and raised money for the March of Dimes, ran in many fun runs and half-marathons, and enjoyed his roust a bouts in rugby matches. Eventually his business ventures led him to Montgomery, Texas, where he enjoyed the combination of small town living while also living on the golf course. He enjoyed taking his children skiing, boating, and eventually taking grandkids to fish off the dock. He was also an active member of the Montgomery County Fair Association while the girls participated in the 4H program. Nick and Roberta enjoyed finally purchasing their own ranch property in Bedias, Texas which they named Cotton Cattle Company. Eventually they came south to be with family, and moved their ranch to Alice, Texas so that they could enjoy their time with the grandkids. They enjoyed watching their sports, school programs, and all their livestock endeavors. He will be laid to rest in Bishop, Texas across from their “Dairy Queen hay farm”.

Services will be held at River Hills Baptist Church, with visitation starting at 12pm, and funeral to follow at 1pm.

Nick was heavily invested in the continuing education and involvement of youth in agriculture, so the family asks in lieu of flowers to please consider making a donation to The Texas Farm Bureau scholarship funds. https://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/scholarship-apps/

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 25, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
River Hills Baptist Church
16318 FM624
Robstown, TX 78380

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 25, 2023

1:00 PM
River Hills Baptist Church
16318 FM624
Robstown, TX 78380

Graveside Service
Wednesday
January 25, 2023

2:30 PM
Restland Memory Park
CR 6 at CR 79A
Bishop, TX 78343

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