DON CHARLES STROUHAL SR.
Don Charles Strouhal Sr., a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died
peacefully at the age of 81 on Monday, July 18, 2016 at a Houston hospital. He was born at
home in Hungerford, Texas on November 24, 1934, to Frank J Strouhal and Lillian Kana
Strouhal. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kay Krenek.
Don attended schools in Hungerford and then joined the National Guard. He married Ann
Supak on November 27, 1958 at St Phillips Catholic Church in El Campo. Don acquired his
father’s small tire business in 1967. Over the years Don grew this business to what is today
Strouhal Tire, a leader in the commercial tire industry. A family business in which he was
proud of and loved dearly. He was known as a workaholic.
He participated in his tire stores
and enjoyed interacting with the customers. Don was adamant about business ethics, always
opting to do the right thing.
Don was the constant guardian for his family as well as his business, making sure that all was
done accurately and to his meticulous standards. On special occasions as a young man he
enjoyed goose and duck hunting with his father. Don’s hobbies centered around his business,
however after evening meals and on weekends you would find him happily mowing grass and
tending to his large wooded yard and lake. Working in the outdoors was a stress reliever for
him and at the same time he enjoyed being outside and productive. Being with his family was
important to Don. He took yearly vacations with them and he enjoyed the role of travel
coordinator. He drove, picked the hotel, the food and even the music.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Supak Strouhal, his daughter, Nancy Strouhal
Macha and husband, Gene; his sons, Don Strouhal Jr. and wife, Ann Harris Strouhal of Pearland
and Gene A. Strouhal and wife, Stacey Wright Strouhal of Houston. His four grandchildren,
Dr. Bret Macha, Amy Lynn Strouhal, Lauren Macha and Adam Wayne Strouhal also survive
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in
Hungerford with a Holy Rosary recited at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday,
July 22, 2016, at 10:30AM. The Rite of Committal and burial will be at St. Johns Catholic
Cemetery in Hungerford, Texas following the mass.
Serving as pallbearers are Daniel Gonzales, Frank Miculka, Jr, Larry Bubela, Keneth Pospisil,
Bruce Bordelon and Danny Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers include James Naiser, Gus Sohrt,
Bobby Prazak, Jerome Zahradnik, George Laitkep, Jerome Bartos, Msgr. Gene Francis, Kent
Hill, Ed Korenek and all the employees of Strouhal Tire Company.
Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at