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Prayer Service

St. Leo Catholic Church
Sunday June 13th, 2021

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Funeral Mass

St. Leo Catholic Church
Monday June 14th, 2021

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Vodnany Catholic Cemetery
Monday June 14th, 2021

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Rosemary Souhrada

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.

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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

Frank Kloucek Jun 16 2021 5:26 PM

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. Its clear to see that she was loved by all. Its what we all wish for when we leave this life. Prayers to all of you for healing hearts and may happy memories abound.

Kym Epperson Jun 14 2021 8:49 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Souhrada family during this difficult time. We pray for comfort and peace in the days ahead. Love Dan, MyEsha, Ania and Daniel II

Dan and MyEsha Soukup Jun 14 2021 5:31 PM

Connie and family, Sorry for the loss of your loving mother. Hugs sent to you all. Paul and Laura

Paul Laura Hemmingson Jun 14 2021 3:35 AM

We remember well her walking so faithfully every day past the bus shop during her lunch hours! Her smile was contagious. Well miss her.

Rick and Diane Meyer Jun 13 2021 3:30 AM

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.

Patty Everson (Scherschligt) Jun 12 2021 2:25 AM

Agnes: We are very sorry for your loss.

Linda and Jon Dietrich Jun 11 2021 9:50 PM

So sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed seeing her at the grocery store.

Sheryl Frey Jun 11 2021 2:44 AM

My heart is saddened for you allshe 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.

LaVerne Goeken Jun 11 2021 1:16 AM

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.

David & Bunny Eberhardt Jun 10 2021 1:46 AM

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