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Evelyn E. Suntych

Evelyn E. Suntych, 96, of Grand Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Suntych was born on March 7, 1915, at Schuyler, the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Scanlon) Geiger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and her sons, Lavern Suntych and Dwayne Suntych. She is survived by two daughters, Delores Lemburg of Grand Island and Sharon Jonak and Bob Ksionzek of Ashton; a daughter-in-law, Rosalee Suntych of Boelus; and one brother, Vernon Geiger of Piedmont, S. D. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Colleen Kleier (Mike), Christy Nash (Rick), Cindy Johnson, Rick Suntych, Randy Suntych (Jennifer), Kim Stelk (Clayton), Rhonda Barker (Robert), Vicky Bellows (Lee), Lynette Larchick (Russ, fiance'), and Stacie Dawkins (Walter); and Megan Yutesler, whom she considered as a grandchild; 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. As a young girl, Evelyn moved with her family to a farm near Farwell, where she grew up and attended country schools. She was united in marriage to Louis H. Suntych on Nov. 25, 1933, at St. Paul. The couple farmed southwest of Farwell. She also worked at the Cornhusker Army Ammunitions Plant in Grand Island and did babysitting in her home. Mr. Suntych died on July 20, 1974. She then moved to Cairo where continued babysitting for many families. In the early 1990's she moved to Grand Island, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women. She was a former member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Farwell. Evelyn enjoyed crafts, sewing, playing cards, cooking, word find puzzles and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her husband and sons, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Orville Lemburg; twin brother, Everett Geiger; brother, Lester Geiger; and her beloved dog, Benji. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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Delores, Sharon and families: I remember your mom as Auntie Evelyn. I remember mom and me visiting Uncle Louie and her on the farm a few times. I also know that she was mom's favorite aunt and that she was a great cook. She had a gentleness about her and I remember her kindness and smile. You all have my sympathy and caring in losing your mom, grandmother, and great grandmother and great, great grandmother!! Mom's are special angels that never quit taking care of us. God Bless. Diane

Diane (SpotanskI) Schleichardt Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

Things I remember about Grandma Suntych: Her rhubarb crisp and rivoli (dumpling soup), the farm in Farwell with no indoor plumbing or bathrooms so she had to pump water and use the outhouse especially in the winter. Grandpa and grandma, coming up to the farm in BOELUS on the weekends(before we moved there) and helping with getting the house and farm ready. Playing cards in the pump shed. Her love for/and loyalty to her children. Her conflicts with “Aunt Dorothy”. The little doily things she folded and bobby-pinned to her hair when woman had to cover at church. Attending our first communion and confirmation events at church and writing the money gift she made in the upper left of the card. Her years of caring for her own mother. I'll miss you Grandma! Your Granddaughter "Christy"

Christine Nash-Hendriks Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM

Tom Soukup Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Evelyn was a very lovely lady and will be missed.

Kathleen Dorszynski Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM