Funeral services for Edwin E. Krupala, 77, of Bellville, were held Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm from Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville with Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating. Interment was in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery near Bellville. Serving as pallbearers were Winston Schroeder, Ronnie Schroeder, Jamie Krupala, Paul Krupala, Mark Reynolds, and Wayne Richard. Born in Star Hill, Texas, Edwin was the son of Paul and Albina (Surovik) Krupala. He was raised in Sealy, Frydek and Bellville because his family was farmers and moved around to find work. He attended school in Sealy and graduated from Bellville High School. He served his country in the United States Army. Edwin worked as a Supervisor for the Texas Department of Transportation in the Maintenance Department Bellville District, retiring after 33 years of service. He then worked for the United States Postal Service for 10 years as a rural route carrier. Edwin was a very active and devoted member of the Woodmen of the World and Nelsonville Brethren Church and a member of SPJST. He was also a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion once holding the position of Chaplin for both. Edwin E. Krupala died Friday, December 29, 2006 in Bellville. Survived by his wife, Edna Krupala of Bellville, sons, Thomas Krupala of Bellville and Clifton Krupala of Bellville, sisters, Ruth Schroeder and husband Elmer of Houston and Irene Frank and husband Calvin of Houston, brother, Paul T. Krupala and wife Patricia of Bellville, grandchildren, Katie Krupala and Brandon Krupala and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Albina Krupala and one nephew, Larry Schroeder. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nelsonville Brethren Church, 332 Nelsonville Church Road, Bellville, Texas 77418 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell, Brenham, Texas 77833. Services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 842 East Main, Bellville, TX (979)865-3121.
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