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Evelyn E. Suntych

March 7, 1915 — January 31, 2012

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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