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Sue Svoboda - February 09, 2012


Sue Katherine Svoboda, age 72, of York, Neb., passed away Feb, 2, 2012 at York.
She was born June 17, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Hans and Dorothy (McBride) Thompsen.
Sue graduated from York High School in 1957 and was united in marriage to Leon Svoboda on May 16, 1959 in York.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York where she was also the secretary for almost 35 years. Her position as secretary allowed her to be surrounded by all the children at St. Joseph’s School which was one of her greatest joys. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America.
Her hobbies included bowling, playing bridge and sporting events of all kinds. She enjoyed being a part of the Neighborhood Lunch Group, playing cards with family and friends and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.
Left to cherish Sue’s memory are her husband, Leon of York; son, John Svoboda and wife, Sharon, of Lincoln; daughter, Kelly and husband, Brad Brooke, of Benedict; daughter, Kathy, and husband, Gayle Vrbas, of Imperial; son-in-law, Tom Neville of York; grandchildren include Josh (Jenny) Conrad of Omaha, Evan and Samantha Neville of York, Jessica (Brett) Himmelberg of Lincoln, Kindra Brooke of Lincoln, Whitney, Caleb and Jacob Brooke of Benedict, Leslie Svoboda of San Antonio, Texas, Todd Svoboda of Green Bay, Wisc., Allyson, Kadin and Ryley Vrbas of Imperial; great-grandchildren include Keeley, Nicholas, Emory and Malekai of Omaha; brother, Richard “Dick” and wife, Marjo Thompsen, of Omaha; Mildred Thompsen of Lincoln; other family members and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, infant twin brother, daughter Pam Neville, son-in-law Nick Conrad and daughter-in-law Marla Svoboda.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York.
Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Rosary services were held at 7 p.m., Monday at the church and then again prior to the Mass at 9:30 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph’s Catholic School Endowment or the School Sisters of Christ the King Endowment, 4100 S.W. 56th St., Lincoln, Neb. 68522.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortu ary.com.
Metz Mortuary, York, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.