Alfred Cyril Michalsky, 91, of La Grange, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Alfred was born on Nov. 19, 1927 in Fayetteville to Peter and Frances (Krenek) Michalsky.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1946 and served for ten months, and was later called back to service from 1950 through 1952. Through his service he worked as a truck driver and was stationed in Colorado, Alaska, and Ft. Hood.

Alfred wed the love of his life, Irene Jasek, on Nov. 20, 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville. They not only built a lifetime of memories together, they also constructed their home, raised their family, and were always ready to lend a helping hand to friends and family or anyone in need.

Alfred worked for the Texas Highway Department for 34 years where he was known as “Pete.” He was a motor grater operator, which he loved. He continued to drive the roads to the present day to check on how they were being built.

He believed in living a simple life. He believed in the golden rule. Alfred enjoyed working with his cows, making hay, tinkering with his tools, and listening to polka music. Above all else, he loved his family and his “honey.” Alfred and Irene were married for 63 wonderful years and showed their family everyday what it truly meant to love unconditionally. Their legacy of love is one to be treasured.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Michalsky of 63 years; daughter, Vicky Bargas and husband, Louis; son, Mark Michalsky and wife, Charlotte; granddaughters: Holly McBroom and husband, Jason; Nicole Ramirez and husband, Juan A. Ramirez; Miranda Schlabach and husband, Michael; Amy Newton and husband, Terrell; great-granddaughters: Tori and Taylyn Newton, Elyse McBroom, and Reeanna Ramirez, all of La Grange; and step great-grandchildren: Eduardo, Jose, and Alondra Ramirez. He is also survived by his siblings: Eugene Michalsky and wife, Margaret; Laddie Michalsky and wife, Ray Ann; Margie Klobedans; Helen Wisniewski; and Ludvig Michalsky and wife, Betty Ann; sisters-in-law: Janette Michalsky and Lanelle Michalsky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Marcella Creed, Bernard Michalsky, and Henry Michalsky.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 539 E. Pearl St. in La Grange, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 548, La Grange, TX 78945; or Sacred Heart Catholic School, 545 E. Pearl St., La Grange, TX 78945.

Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.

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