Frank Coufal 1948-2023

Francis Ray “Frank” Coufal, 74, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

He was born March 5, 1948 in Grand Island, Neb., the son of Elvin F. and Betty J. (Zentner) Coufal.

Frank graduated from McCook High School in McCook, Neb., in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1972. He was employed as a civil engineer for the State of Kansas for 43 years before retiring. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Frank married Juanita Black on Aug. 8, 1970, in Lincoln, Neb. She survives.

Other survivors include three children, Stephanie R. Coufal of Topeka, Dawn M. (Bryan) Shupe of Holton and Lance B. (Aubrey) Coufal of Topeka; seven grandchildren, Chelsea (Caden), TJ, Deklin, Deyton, Averi, Joely and Landry and his stepmother, Triena Coufal of Las Vegas, Nev.

A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka. Inurnment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Midland Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606; or to the KSU Cancer Center, 1 Chalmers Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd. is assisting the family with service arrangements. To leave the family a special message online, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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