RUDOLPH SOUCEK, 103, of Jackson passed away at his home on Saturday, September4, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd with Fathers Larry Brixius and Jerome Verdick officiating. Burial will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery – Jackson.
Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 7 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and on Saturday – one hour prior to the service at the Church
RUDOLPH SOUCEK, SR., was born on August 12, 1907 in Wisconsin Township, Jackson County, Minnesota, the son of Frank and Anastasia (Wiesner) Soucek. He attended District 105 School in Wisconsin Township until the 8th grade. In 1930, he moved to Phillip, South Dakota. On June 29, 1932 he was united in marriage to Monica Pfeifer at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Phillip, South Dakota. After marriage, they moved to a farm in Petersburg Township, Jackson County. Rudolph farmed there until 1959 when they moved to Estherville, Iowa. In 1964 they moved back to Petersburg Township. Then in 1988 they moved to the city of Jackson. Monica passed away on August 10, 2004. Rudolph continued to live at home until his passing on September 4, 2010, at the age of 103 years and 23 days.
Rudolph was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson. He was also a member of the Petersburg School Board and Petersburg Town Board. He served on the ASC. He enjoyed spending his winters in Florida from 1979-1988.
Rudolph is survived by a son, Robert Soucek of Jackson, Minnesota, two daughters, Estelle (Paul) Travis of Lakeland, Florida, Joan (Corky) Schuknecht of Spirit Lake, Iowa, a daughter-in-law, Linda Soucek of Jackson, Minnesota, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, two sisters, Ann Wold of Seattle, Washington, Julia Borchardt of Fairmont, Minnesota.
Rudolph is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, Monica, a son, Rudolph Soucek, Jr., three brothers, Albert Soucek, Milo Soucek, Edward Soucek, and a grandson, James Travis.
Blessed be the memory of Rudolph Soucek.