Marcella M. Coufal

Aug. 17, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2021


Marcella Marie Coufal was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Dwight, to Edward E. and Agnes (Mares) Gruntorad and passed away Nov. 16, 2021, in Seward, at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 29 days.

Marcella grew up on a farm near Dwight where she attended Assumption Catholic High School, graduating with the Class of 1951. On Nov. 25, 1952, she was united in marriage to Richard Joseph Coufal at Assumption Catholic Church. Marcy was a homemaker and mother to her six children as well as helping Richard on the farm. Later after the kids were gone, she began a career in home health. She enjoyed gardening, baking and canning. She and Richard enjoyed traveling to New York City and San Diego, California. They also went on several Brainard Co-op trips. Marcy was a former member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Loma, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard and Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight. They moved from the farm to Dwight for 13 years before moving to Seward in 2013. She then became a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Seven Sisters Apostolate.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard (Feb. 13, 2013); son, Eugene Coufal (1979); great-grandson, Adam Thomas Kobza; sister, Aldeane and Harold Lowe; brother, Edwin and Marilyn Gruntorad; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ted and Evelyn Coufal, Geraldine Coufal, Lillian and George Meduna, John Bartunek and Ernest Vandenberg.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her children, Marvin and wife, Colleen Coufal, Bee, Dan and wife, Patty Coufal, Dwight, Dennis and wife, Mary Coufal, Brainard, Rick and wife, Brenda Coufal, Dwight, Cathy and husband, Rick Skoda, Seward; sister-in-law, Sally Vandenberg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gilbert and wife, Florence Kobza; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 22 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward with interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Brainard. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dwight Assumption Grottoes, Dwight Volunteer Fire Department or to Masses. Condolences may be left for the family online at