Obit: Emmett Roy Coufal
Emmett Roy Coufal
Mr. Emmett Roy Coufal, 84, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009.
Emmett was born in Fayetteville on Sept. 2, 1924, the son of Emil and Johanna (Slovacek) Coufal. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. Emmett married Adell R. Malota on Oct. 20, 1953 in Fayetteville. He worked as a die repairman for El Campo Aluminum plant for 38 years and retired in 1991.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Craig Brian Coufal; and sister, Ruby Reid.
Survivors include his wife, Adell; daughters, Debra Coufal Glaze and her husband Danny of Victoria, and Janice Coufal Wasut and husband Billy of Fayetteville; son, Emmett Coufal Jr. and wife Cherie of El Campo; sister, Estella Vasut of Columbus; Doris Miller and husband Leland of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Christopher Graeter and wife Crystal Richter, Heather McDaniel and husband Charles, Brandon Lovell, Alicia Glaze, Jeffery Coufal and Larissa Gilbert and husband Brian; great-grandchildren, Aubree Graeter, Julia McDaniel, Kaela Gilbert and Morgan Gilbert.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church in Fayetteville at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Nesrsta officiating. Interment followed at St. John's Catholic Cemetery Fayetteville.
Holy rosary was recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Knesek Chapel by the Rev. Fr. Stephen Nesrsta.
Pallbearers were Christopher Graeter, Jeffery Coufal, Brandon Lovell, Gene Vasut, Clarence Gerik and Edward Vasut.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles McDaniel, Laddie Vasut, Brian Gilbert, David Vasut, Terry Vasut and Tommy Henslee III.
The family requests donations to the Craig Coufal Memorial Schoarlship Fund c/o First State Bank, P.O. Box 967, El Campo, TX 77437 or St. John's Catholic Church.
You may view the obituary and guestbook online at www. lagrangefunerals.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, La Grange, Texas, 979- 968-3121.