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Betty L. Coufal

March 24, 1933 — May 16, 2021

Betty Lou Coufal (Phillippe), 88, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

A graveside service for Betty will be held on Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at the Schuyler Cemetery. Visitation will take place Friday from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. at Svoboda Funeral Home-South Chapel. Masks are required for those attending visitation. Svoboda Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty was born on March 24, 1933 in Fremont, NE to Clyde and Bessie (McNew) Phillippe. She was one of 9 children. She graduated from high school in Fremont, NE. On November 6, 1952, Betty married the love of her life Edward “Ed” John Coufal at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont, NE. Betty and her husband Ed farmed in the Linwood area, where they raised three sons. Betty and her husband cared deeply for each other and dedicated their lives to ensuring a successful future for their children.

Betty enjoyed cooking, tending to her flower garden, watching tennis, the Triple Crown Horse events, and spending time with her husband. She always made sure that she and Ed attended every wrestling match and event that their children participated in. Betty also loved her grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time baking and crafting with them.

Betty is survived by her sons: Steve (wife Cindy) Coufal, Larry Coufal, and Tom (wife Tracy) Coufal; grandchildren Jessica Coufal (husband Nick Olson), Rachael Coufal (husband Cody Bruechert), Matthew (wife Deana) Coufal, Tarl Coufal, and Zach Coufal; and great-grandchild Jameson Edward Bruechert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward John Coufal in 2011; her infant son, Phillip John Coufal; her parents; her brothers, Elmer Phillippe, Estel Phillippe, Willis Phillippe, Clyde Jr Phillippe, and Donald Phillippe; her sisters, Virginia Christensen, Gladyese Gilligan, and Marilyn Skinner.
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Visitation

Friday, May 21, 2021

9:30 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - South Chapel

905 A Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 21, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Schuyler Cemetery

, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Funeral Lunch

Friday, May 21, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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