Albert 'Crazy Al' Joseph Kohutek, 90, of Abilene, Texas passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lemons Gap Cemetery in Lemons Gap, Texas. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.
Al Kohutek was born in Granger, Texas to Frank and Louise Kohutek on July 19, 1927. After graduating St. Josephs High School in Rowena, Texas, Al enlisted in the United State Marines and was a veteran of WWII. He married Fae Jacoby on November 5, 1951. Al enjoyed a career as a public accountant as the owner of Texas Business Service, from which he retired in 1987, to return to farming and ranching. He described himself as a crazy bohemian who enjoyed fishing, farming, ranching, and above all dancing. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Heaven gained a polka-dancing, joke-telling, catfish-catching, life-loving, prank-pulling angel today.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Kohutek, his wife, Fae Kohutek, two infant daughters, his sister, Alice Jacoby and his granddaughter, Lindsey Kohutek Culver.
He is survived by his children: Greg and wife Vicki Kohutek of Abilene, Texas, Brenda and husband Benny Holland of Katy Texas, Michael and wife Lori Kohutek of Abilene, Texas, Rhonda and husband Joe Behrens of College Station, Texas, a sister, Lorene Kohutek of San Angelo, TX, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friend and dance partner, Mada Belew.
Pallbearers will be: Jace Weldon, Dan Jacoby, Benny Hoelscher, Kendal Kohutek, Cullen Kohutek and Hunter Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Cory Kohutek and Beau Holland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.