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Raymond Earl Soukup

Male 1926 - 2010  (83 years)


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  • Name Raymond Earl Soukup  [1
    Born 19 Dec 1926  Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jun 2010  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • "(Raymond) attended Country School District #67, graduating from Milligan High School in 1944. He joined the Army Air Corps in January 1946, serving in Okinawa. He was discharged in March 1947. Ray attended Barber College in Omaha....(he) barbered for 25 years and is currently employed at the University mail room. He is a member of the Lincoln American Legion Post 3, the V.F.W. and Lodge Lincoln 246."

      Obituary from Linconl JournalStar.com

      Raymond "Ray" Earl Soukup, 83, of Lincoln, passed away June 18, 2010 peacefully at home with family by his side. Born December 19, 1926 to Harry and Mary (Skejskal) Soukup on a farm near Ohiowa. Served in Air Force, barbered in Lincoln for 25 years, retired from UNL postal service in 1989. Ray enjoyed retirement for 21 years with his wife, Betty, watching their grandchildren grow, traveling, gardening, volunteering, singing, and enjoying the Czech culture. Member of WFLA Lincoln Lodge #426, Lincoln VFW, American Legion, DAV, Capital City Czech Choraliers, Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln. Volunteered at the Food Net of Lincoln.

      Survived by his wife of 59+ years, Betty (Vnoucek), Lincoln; daughter, Barbara Jorgens, Lincoln; grandchildren, Paul and Angie (Jorgens) Jedlicka, Wahoo, Kelsey and Justin Jorgens, Lincoln; sister, Rubye Boin, Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Tillie Soukup, Friend, Dorothy Skrivanek, Milligan, Arlene Kassik, Milligan; brother-in-law and wife, Joe and Anna Vnoucek, Friend; many nephews and nieces. Very special friends, George and Evelyn Lowery. Preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Soukup; father and mother, Harry and Mary (Stejskal) Soukup; brothers, Arnie and wife, MaryAnne, Elmer and wife, Jeanette; brother-in-law, PFC Loren Vnoucek, Leslie Skrivanek, Leonard Kassik, Arnold Vnoucek and wife, Evelyn.

      Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 'R' St., Lincoln, with Rev. Michael McDonald officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, with military graveside honors. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday June 22, 2010, with family receiving friends and relatives at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to WFLA Scholarship Lincoln Lodge #426. Arrangements: Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent to wadlowrozanek.co
    Person ID I14499  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Jaroslav "Harry" Soukup,   b. 18 Oct 1889, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1976, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Ella Stejskal,   b. 21 May 1894, Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1988, Wilber, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1915  Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • "Mary Stejskal and Harry first met at a trap-shoot on the Svec property west of Milligan. Trap shoots were considered one of the great social events of the day. Miss Stejskal and Mr. Soukup were married at Geneva December 21, 1915, by Judge Fulton. After their marriage they settled on the Andrew Lynn farm four and one half miles west of Milligan."
    Family ID F5379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Lea Soukup,   b. 31 May 1951,   d. 18 Feb 1974  (Age 22 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F5705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1926 - Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jun 2010 - Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Soukup Cousins, Celebrating Jim and Geraldine Soukup's Golden Wedding Anniversary
    Soukup Cousins, Celebrating Jim and Geraldine Soukup's Golden Wedding Anniversary
    Back Row, l to r, Jim Soukup, Arnie Soukup, Rubye (Soukup) Prokop and Ray Soukup

    Front Row, l to r, Marie (Soukup) Sysel, Irma (Soukup) Dineen, Viola (Strong) Weaver, Helen (Soukup) Parker, and Rose (Soukup) Duba
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO).

    2. [S548] Belohlavy, Dennis (belohdb@windstream.net) "Family Tree of Dennis L. and Rebecca J. "Becky" (Arnold) Belohlavy ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy).

    3. [S267] Parker, Helena Soukup---Family Researcher (P.O. Box 1153, Idyllwild, CA 92549).