obit: Dennis Ray Chumchal
DENNIS RAY CHUMCHAL
SHINER - Dennis Ray Chumchal, 66, of Shiner, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. He was born January 11, 1947 in Yoakum to Louis Frank Chumchal and Filomena Polasek Chumchal. Dennis married Betty Hobizal on June 29, 1974 in Shiner. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales.
Dennis was a professional flooring installer and rancher. He had owned and operated the store, "Floors and More" in Gonzales for nearly 10 years. Dennis had a very strong work ethic and took a tremendous sense of pride from a job well done. He was a good provider for his family, but it was far more than just the material things he provided that made him so special to his family. He provided them with an abundance of love. He imparted valuable life lessons to his sons and he didn't just teach them, he showed them by living by example. He set the standard for his sons to make an earnest drive to succeed and to take pride in their work. Along the way he showed them how to have fun with a jovial sense of humor, an out-going personality and laughter shared through good hearted pranks. Dennis liked to have a very good time, regardless of how he was feeling, he always seemed to have enough strength to bring a laugh or a smile to anyone he met.
Dennis was a fabulous bass guitar player; he loved polka and country music and played in various bands for over 25 years. He enjoyed a good game of dominoes and loved to work on his ranch tending the fields and cattle. He found peace in the country and along with his loving wife of 38 years and his two adoring sons Dennis knew he lived a blessed life.
Dennis Ray Chumchal is survived by his wife, Betty Chumchal of Shiner, sons, Kevin Scott Chumchal of Shiner, and Keith Alan Chumchal of San Marcos.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Al Adolff, Donnie Petru, Victor Chumchal, Billy Polasek, Charlie Albert, Calvin Pekar, Craig Schaefer and Alvin Condel. Honorary pallbearers: Adolph Schaefer, Jr., Leslie Lorenze, Jr., Antonio Emata, and Edwin Hopfl. Memorials may be made to the St. James Choir or in honor of memorial Masses at St. James Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales.