Everett Soukup, age 97 of Sleepy Eye, died on May 6, 2014 the at Sleepy Eye Care Center.
Everett Soukup, age 97 of Sleepy Eye, died on May 6, 2014 the at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel and will continue on Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel. There will be a Parish Prayer Service Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Fr. Andy Michels. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Everett J. Soukup was born December 12, 1916 in Sleepy Eye to John and Anna (Haala) Soukup. He was united in marriage to Marie Forster on October 27, 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple farmed south of Sleepy Eye for many years. Everett was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed reading, farming, country drives, gardening, taking care of the lawn and his cats. Everett especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by sons, David and special friend JoAnn of Minneapolis, Paul (Linda) of New Ulm, Rick and special friend Emily of Prescott, Ariz., and Ron (Diane) of Blaine; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ordell Krambeer of Sleepy Eye, Marcella Kestner of Albert Lea, and Anne Marie West of Denver, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie in 2005; daughter-in-law, Sharon; brother, Clifford; and sister, Alyce Krzmarzick.