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Ernest Koukal 12/15/2020

Ernest Koukal 12/15/2020

Ernest Koukal, age 84 of River Falls, died Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home.  He is survived by his family and many friends.  There will be a celebration of Ernie’s Life in the Spring of 2021.  Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Patty Bond Posted December 18, 2020 1:52 am

    My sympathies to all. He will be missed. Many fond memories. 💕

  • Sally Posted December 18, 2020 2:43 pm

    I see Ernie and Jean dancing together this Winter Solstice in their matching western gear outshining that bright Christmas Star. Sending love to the family. Ernie was one special man.

  • Kathy Oney Posted December 18, 2020 8:19 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss

  • Wendy S. Posted December 18, 2020 9:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Deb Posted December 19, 2020 1:29 am

    Lovely man. He is now having a time with his wife and having their cocktail. Thoughts, prayers and sympathy.

  • Carol F. Posted December 19, 2020 3:55 am

    So sorry for your loss. Erne was a good friend.

  • John Bertsch Posted December 19, 2020 3:55 am

    Ernie was a great man. He and Jean were always the life of the party. RIP Ernie. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  • Karin (O’Boyle) Jarosch Posted December 21, 2020 9:21 pm

    My memories are of Ernie Koukel back when he lived and worked in St. Paul Park. Remember his fall booya. Loved when he helped his sons make it for St. Bridgets. Brought back memories and it was so good. My sympathies to his family at this time

  • Fred & Yvonne Benson Posted December 23, 2020 4:44 am

    Erne was one special guy! He could do & fix anything. We enjoyed having him for an employee and as a friend whom we considered part of our family. We will miss him and his7 wonderful sense of humor. Sending our love & deepest smypathies to all of his family. R.I.P. Earne. Now you are with your loving wife and best friend, Jean.

  • Chuck Winberg Posted February 6, 2021 3:55 pm

    I can’t remember when I didn’t know you Erne–1st grade, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, St Paul Saints baseball with your dad, missed your wedding, lunch a couple days after Jean died. God speed good friend.

  • Kent Williamson Class of 56 Posted February 6, 2021 4:48 pm

    I remember Ernie from our Boy Scout days in St. Paul Park. Class of 1954. Ernie carried a stack of books home every day to study when working at the store. He got beat out for Valedictorian by Carol Owens who didn’t take any hard subjects.

  • Cai Annunziata Posted February 12, 2021 12:06 pm

    Ernie helped me remember the love I have for horses. Taught me all that he knew. He’s going to be so missed by me and I cherish the relationship I got with him.

  • Lori Posted March 2, 2021 9:46 pm

    Ernie was a great man! Glad he is now with his love, Jean. We were blessed to know him.

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