Alfons ‘Al’ Fajkus

Alfons ‘Al’ Fajkus

July 23, 1927 -  January 29, 2018

Early Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018, Al Fajkus age 90, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and entered the presence of the Lord.  

Born in Flatonia, Texas on July 23, 1927, to Louis and Julia (Nickel) Fajkus. He served in the US Army during WWII in France and Germany as a Staff Sergeant. There he used his command of four languages to interpret for Polish Guards and top brass as well as serve as a guard for German prisoners of war. On Dec. 29, 1965 Al married Lanell Griffin in San Marcos, Texas. Together they raised their children through life’s abundant challenges. Al was an avid hunter and fisherman. If Al wasn’t hunting, you would find him working. He was the job superintendent for Pfeuffer Construction, retiring at 65. He soon became restless at home so purchased his own maintainer and began his own business. He built flood control dams all around the state. He also built pads for most of the Sac-N-Pac stores as well as built terraces for many farmers in the area. He continued to work until he was

87.  He loved being outside and would rather spend every minute outdoors than in a house.  

Al will be remembered as the most honest, caring and truly loving person anybody ever met. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Lanell Fajkus, his daughter Connie Cox and her husband John; his son Chuck Fajkus and his wife Shirley (Shuler) as well as eight grandchildren and f14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-son Gary Douglas, his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Al was proud of his family and cherished his friendships.  

Services celebrating Al’s remarkable life were held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, beginning with a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., immediately followed with services at 10 at Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas. Cremation will follow.  

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Al’s family on his on-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640,  512-268-8200

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