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James Sughroue - January 03, 2013


James Franklin Sughroue of Indianola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 near Palisade as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was 80 years old.
Jim was born on Sept. 8, 1932 to parents, Francis W. and Johanna (Schutte) Sughroue.
He graduated from Indianola High School in 1951.
On Jan. 28, 1953 he entered the US Army and served during the Korean War with the 34th Engineer Company.
On July 1, 1953 while stationed in Tokyo, Japan, he was united in marriage to Leah Clair Allen at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola. To this union eight children were born.
After he was honorably discharged on Jan. 27, 1955, they made their home in Indianola and later Enders where Jim was superintendant of Enders Dam.
In 1979, Jim became a supervisor for the Bureau of Reclamation and the family relocated to Indianola.
He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, longtime member of the McCook Elk’s Lodge, Indianola American Legion Mathias Colling Post #344 and Harris Martin VFW Post #5826. Other memberships included AA where he served as a mentor and counselor for Valley Hope in Norton, Kan. and the Work Ethic Camp in McCook.
He rarely missed a day playing cards with the commun­ity building card group, loved working in his yard and garden, going fishing and hunting and was an avid Husker fan. His most joy of life was being with his children and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Francis and Johanna Sughroue; daughter, Janine Sughroue; sons, Jeffery and James “Jimmy” Sughroue; brothers, Gerald (Ann) and Charles (Rita) Sughroue; and sisters, Frances Allen (Clayton Green) (Joe Allen) and Mary (Dale) Lyons; and brother-in-law, James Ryan.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Leah Sughroue of Indianola; daughters, Jeanette and husband, Larry Munger, of Imperial, Julie and husband, Mike Anderson, of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Jill Bartels and fiancé Jim Jumps of McCook; sons, Jay Sughroue of Lakewood, Colo. and Joel Sughroue of Indianola; daughters-in-law, Marcia and Ramona Sughroue, both of Indianola; brothers, Don Sughroue and wife, Jean, of Cambridge and Tom Sughroue and his special friend, Mary Vrbas, of Culbertson; sister, Nellie Ryan of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Marge Sughroue of Omaha; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Indianola American Legion Mathias Colling Post #344.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland to extend condolences to the family.
Rosary was recited Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 10a.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Thomas McGuire as Celebrant.
Burial followed at the St. Catherine’s Cemetery with Military Honors.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook was in charge of the arrangements.