Nelda Dora Hlavaty

February 24, 1930May 4, 2018

Nelda Dora Kauitzsch Karasek Hlavaty, age 88, passed away on May 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Texas. She was born February 24, 1930 to the late Ida Wagner Kauitzsch and Adolph G. Kauitzsch in Pottsville, Texas. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville.

Preceding her in death, her parents, two brothers Alvin and Raymond Kauitzsch, her husband Leamon Karasek and husband B.J. Hlavaty. She married Leamon March 12, 1947 and raised three children all while working 29 years at Xerox in Arlington, Texas. She married B.J. in West, Texas on May 11, 1996. In 2007, she moved back home to Pottsville. Nelda enjoyed a long life of dancing, gardening and beer drinking.

Nelda is survived by her daughter Brenda and husband Allen Avery of Arlington; a son Wesley Karasek and wife Deanna of Jacksboro; and son Ronald Karasek of Pottsville; five grandchildren: Kristi Dover and husband Greg, Wendy LeSage and husband Santino, Travis Karasek and wife Maria, Sarah Reed and husband Justin, Amy Heathcoat and husband Jeremy, 7 great-grandchildren as well as many friends and relatives.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton Sunday May 6, 2018. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville on Monday May 7 at 10:00 am burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers honoring Nelda will be: Travis Karasek, Greg Dover, Santino LeSage, Justin Reed, Gregory Dover, Dylan Karasek, Zach DeLong.


  • Adolph G. Kauitzsch, Father
  • Ida Kauitzsch, Mother
  • Leamon Karasek, Husband
  • B.J. Hlavaty, Husband
  • Brenda Avery, Daughter
  • Allen Avery, Son-in-law
  • Wesley Karasek, Son
  • Deanna Karasek, Daughter-in-law
  • Ronald Karasek, Son
  • Alvin Kauitzsch, Brother
  • Raymond Kauitzsch, Brother
  • Kristi Dover, Grandchild
  • Greg Dover, Grandchild
  • Wendy LeSage, Grandchild
  • Travis Karasek, Grandchild
  • Maria Karasek, Grandchild
  • Sarah Reed, Grandchild
  • Justin Reed, Grandchild
  • Amy Heathcoat, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Heathcoat, Grandchild
  • Nelda also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Travis Karasek
  • Greg Dover
  • Santino LeSage
  • Justin Reed
  • Gregory Dover
  • Dylan Karasek
  • Zach DeLong


  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2018

Nelda Dora Hlavaty

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