In Memorium: Charles Kuempel

In Memorium: Charles Kuempel

Charles W. Kuempel, 85,  passed away on October 19th, 2017.

Charles was born on April 3rd, 1932 in Pflugerville, Texas to his parents, Max F. Kuempel Sr. and Alvina Klattenhoff Kuempel. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College in 1953 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He married Gloria Ann Pfeil Kuempel on July 18th 1959. They kept their same address for over 50 years.

Charles started his career as a football coach in Hondo before relocating to Pflugerville High School, where he finished his 21-year campaign as the winningest high school football coach in Pflugerville history.

Charles’ greatest accomplishment was his players’ success, and seeing the character and discipline develop from these students. His impact in the community was also felt. He was also a founding member and dedicated 15 years of service to the Pflugerville Fire Department, which started in 1955.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gloria Pfeil Kuempel; Sons: James Kuempel and wife Sherry, Scott Kuempel and wife Dina, Hal Kuempel and wife Angie. Grandchildren: Grant, Blake, Brooke, Kelby, Corey, Zane, and Rex. Sisters: Nellene Hester and husband Hank, Pat Wolff and husband Herbert, Anne Kuempel. Brother: Max Fritz Kuempel Jr . and wife Gretchen. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Much Beloved Former Athletes and Students he was honored to coach and teach.

In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Visitation will be held in Beck Funeral Home, 4765 Priem Lane, Pflugerville Texas on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held in Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was a life member on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in Immanuel Cemetery.

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