Rosemary Souhrada died peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her home in rural Scotland, surrounded by family. Rosemary was born on August 15, 1943 to Frank and Lillian (Bruna) Soukup. She was educated in rural Utica/Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1961. Rosemary worked at various places over the years; most significant to her were American State Bank in Yankton, Tyndall Good Sam, Scotland Locker, Scotland Good Sam, and Gemars Market until her retirement in 2014.
Rosemary met the love of her life, Francis Souhrada, on May 8, 1963. They were married later that same year on November 23, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton, SD. To this union they had three loving children, Keven, Laurie, and Connie. Those who knew Rosemary best, knew her love of fishing, reading, baking, playing pinochle, gardening, canning and watching her grandsons in their various school activities. She was known to catch the biggest catfish, making everyone jealous.
Rosemary was a long-time member of St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (Vodnany) and St. Leo’s Catholic Church (Tyndall). She was a member of both church choirs as well as the Scotland Community Choir.
Pallbearers are Bob Frohreich, Tim Frohreich, Brian Grovijahn, Mark Grovijahn, Ken Fridrich, and Eric Fridrich. Honorary pallbearers are Keenan Souhrada, Brandon Souhrada, Lisa Williams, Linda Kussman, Peter Soukup, Lorraine Frias, and Dan Soukup.
Rosemary was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Francis in 1987, younger brother Roger, father-in-law Stephen Souhrada, mother-in-law Mae Souhrada, brother-in-law George Grovijahn, and infant granddaughter Lillian Irene Fridrich.
She is survived by her children, Keven (Elaine) Souhrada of rural Scotland, Laurie Souhrada of rural Scotland, Connie (Jason) Fridrich of rural Viborg, grandsons Keenan and Brandon Souhrada, brother and sisters Bob (Theresa) Soukup, Betty (DeWane) Frohreich and Agnes Grovijahn, several nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Wayne Souhrada of rural Scotland and her loving pets, Gypsy and Abby.
6/16/2021 Frank Kloucek Scotland Sd 57059, SD
Our Deepest sorrow Kevin Laurie Connie and families:
Rosemary was what every person should strive to be: Kind caring hard working fun loving and deeply caring about her family her faith and her friends. Two of our daughters had the opportunity to work with her at Gemar's Market. She made a very very positive influence and impression on them. Rosemary contributed to making their lives and so many other peoples lives better over her lifetime.
Again our deepest sympathy,
Frank and Joanie Kloucek and Family
6/14/2021 Kym Epperson Fort Worth, TX
My heart goes out to your entire family. I met Rosemary but I never had the pleasure of getting to know her. I feel as though I do know her, through her beautiful daughter Laurie. Rosemary has passed her loving heart to live on in her family tree. It was a very heart tugging service. It’s clear to see that she was loved by all. It’s what we all wish for when we leave this life. Prayers to all of you for healing hearts and may happy memories abound.
6/14/2021 Dan and MyEsha Soukup New Braunfels, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Souhrada family during this difficult time. We pray for comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Dan, MyEsha, Ania and Daniel II
6/14/2021 Paul Laura Hemmingson Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Connie and family, Sorry for the loss of your loving mother. Hugs sent to you all.
Paul and Laura
6/13/2021 Rick and Diane Meyer Scotland , SD
We remember well her walking so faithfully every day past the bus shop during her lunch hours! Her smile was contagious. We’ll miss her.
6/12/2021 Patty Everson (Scherschligt) Sioux Falls, SD
Rosemary was such a kind soul and full of love. You saw this just being in her presence. My prayers to her children and all of her family. Much love to you all.
6/11/2021 Linda and Jon Dietrich Yankton , SD
Agnes: We are very sorry for your loss.
6/11/2021 Sheryl Frey Kaylor, SD
So sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed seeing her at the grocery store.
6/11/2021 LaVerne Goeken Scotland, SD
My heart is saddened for you all…she dearly loved you all. Her family was of great joy in her life. She talked so highly of you all. Just so sorry I never had personal contact with her after she fell ill but grateful for the messages passed on to her. I feel so blessed of the many years as a Gemar co-worker. A day of work with her was always a joyful day.
6/10/2021 David & Bunny Eberhardt Olivet, SD
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your Mother was always so friendly and fun to visit with. She fought a hard battle. She will be missed.
6/9/2021 Greg & JoAnn Gemar Scotland, SD
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a loving person, and a wonderful employee for many years at Gemar's Market. God bless your wonderful memories.