Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn Coufal age 87 of Howells, NE will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Nepomucene Catholic Church -n Howells, NE with Fr. Stanley Schmit as celebrant. Interment-will be in St. John's Nepomucene Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service all at the church. The family suggests that memorials may be considered for the Howells Community Fund and or Howells Community Catholic Schools in Evelyn's name. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Evelyn passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at CHI-Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE.
Evelyn Antonia (Kander) Coufal was born on April 28, 1931 near Clarkson, NE to Elmer and Antonia (Bohaboj) Kander. She grew up in the Clarkson area and graduated from Clarkson High School in 1949.
On June 15, 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard Coufal at St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, NE. The couple farmed northwest of Howells, where Evelyn was an active farm wife, and in 1984 moved onto a feedlot north of Howells. In 1992, they moved to Columbus, where Evelyn worked at K-Mart and HyVee before returning to Howells in 1998.
Evelyn was a member of St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church, and Christian Mothers. She loved to sew, which was evident by the numerous quilts and tie blankets she made for her family. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards and assembling puzzles. Also very dear in her heart was her little dog Amber. Her family was her pride and joy, whether it was the tradition of Sunday Dinner after church or attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.
Evelyn will be missed by her family which includes-
Son-Ronald and Pat Coufal of Howells, NE and family-
Brian (Kim) Coufal and children-Tanner, Alyssa & Kelsey
Craig (Molly) Coufal and children-Noah, Isaiah & Owen
Chris (Jen) Coufal and children-Ethan, Evan, Emersyn, Easton & Ellisyn
Daughter-Marge and Gene Brabec of Clarkson, NE and family-
Dan Brabec and Amanda Bayer
Laurie (Darren) VanName and children-Trevin, Jax & Rosie
Jen (Steve) Niewohner and children-Karly, Ali & Nate
Chris (Mark) Radcliff and children-Carson & Garrett
Jon (Michelle) Brabec and children-Ashlyn, Evelyn & Tate
Son-Richard, Jr. “Bud” and Marguerite "Marty" Coufal of Howells, NE and family-
Jason (Christy) Coufal and children-Audrey & Tyson
Michelle (Craig) Dickes and children-Landon & Emery
Brittney (Jeremy) Beeks and children-Addison & Micheal
Daughter-Marilyn and Joe Sindelar of Howells, NE and family-
Brad Sindelar (Deceased) Becky (Jordan) Brabec and children-Blake, Brittin & Axton
Brenda (Steve) Grigsby and children-Mya & Caleb
Jared (Rachel) Sindelar and children-McKenzie & Logan
Justin (Sara) Sindelar and children-Shane, Becca & Jack
Son-Don and Nancy Coufal of Howells, NE and family-
Lindsey (Erick) Kirkendall and children-Jeslyn, Styles, Swayze & Jaiya
Brent (Jenn) Coufal and children-Adilynn & Brock
Derek (Kenzie) Coufal and son-Beau
Daughter-Eileen and Jim Eikmeier of Henderson, NE and family-
Jake (April) Eikmeier and children-Bradyn & Evelyn
Nate (Maddie) Eikmeier and daughter-Gracie
Connor (Taylar) Eikmeier
Son-Paul and Sheri Coufal of Howells, NE and family-
Austin (Kelsey) Coufal and son-Grayson
Daughter-Rosemary “Rose” and Steve Petersen of Auburn, NE and family-
Jordan (Jenny) Petersen and children-Levi & Macie
Leah (Brandon) Wehenkel and children-Myles & Jensyn
Nate (Hannah) Petersen and daughter-Qwynn
Daughter-Bonnie and Duane Franzluebbers of Elkhorn, NE and family-
Erin Franzluebbers (Deceased)
Laura Franzluebbers and son-Blake
Sister-Rosemary Kumm of Stanton, NE
Sister-JoAnn and Milton Schwartz of Norfolk, NE
Brother-Robert and Carol Kander of Pierz, MN
Sister-Carolyn Tutin of Moorhead, MN
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Richard Coufal, Sr. on October 16, 2014, two grandchildren, and two brothers-Edwin and John Kander.