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Thomas "Tommy" Chovanec

January 27, 1962 — November 4, 2020

Thomas “Tommy” Chovanec, 58, of Brenham, TX, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2020.

Tommy was born January 27, 1962 in La Grange, TX to Joe and Katherine Chovanec. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, TX. He attended Fayetteville School and graduated from Brenham High School in 1980.

Tommy had a heart as big as Texas. He treasured his children, Jenny and Matt, always evident that there was not anything he would not do for them. Tommy and Matt spent countless hours together hunting, fishing, making memories that will be forever cherished. He was always ready to go. He loved his family, always giving the best hugs, putting them first before himself. He was so proud of his grandchildren. Boasting of their skill of hunting and fishing, telling anyone who would listen of their accomplishments. He was the best daddy and popo a kid could ask for, taking Bradley and Chasidy hunting and fishing anytime they asked. He loved helping them with their animals and teaching them all about fishing and hunting.

Tommy was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was employed at Longwood for thirty-nine years. He made every person he met feel special, valued, and loved. He touched many lives and will be missed dearly.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Katherine Chovanec; sister-in-law, Shelia Chovanec; and grandparents.

He is survived by his loving family; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Chovanec and wife Tabitha; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Nowicki and husband Dathan; grandchildren, Chasidy Lanae Nowicki and Bradley Martin Nowicki; brother, Joe Chovanec; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Sandy Chovanec, James and Barbara Chovanec, John and Patsy Chovanec, David and Lil Chovanec, and Patrick and Stephanie Chovanec; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Jerry Marusik, and Teresa and Johnnie Schaefer; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He is also survived by numerous special friends but not limited to, Laura Wright, Betty Harge Kettler, Debra Harge, Teresa Johnson, Johnnie Mayo, Frances Butler, Terrance and Holly Johnson, and the Mason family.

Serving as Pallbearers will be his brothers. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Chasidy and Bradley Nowicki, Steven Chovanec, Joe Schaefer, Adam Schaefer, and Johnnie Schaefer.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Everardo Cazares officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. During the visitation the family will be present from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

7:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

701 Church St, Brenham, TX 77833

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