Viola Sucha

October 5, 2018

CLARKSON — Services for Viola Sucha, 98, Clarkson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson. The Rev. Rod Kneifl will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday with a 4 p.m. vigil all at the church. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time also at the church.

She died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

Miller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Clarkson Public Library or Clarkson Museum.


Viola Mae Sucha was born on Aug. 10, 1920, to Henry and Alvina (Herbst) Paper in Leigh. She was baptized on Aug. 17, 1920, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leigh. She attended School District 40 near Leigh and graduated from Leigh High School in 1936. Viola attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to earn her teaching certificate and then taught school at School District 62.

Viola was united in marriage to John Donald Sucha on Aug. 17, 1940, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The couple farmed near Leigh and Clarkson until 1961 when they moved to Clarkson, where they operated Clarkson Motor Co. After her spouse’s death in 1971, Viola was employed at Colonial Manor.

She was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, altar society, Legion of Mary and Center Belles Extension Club.

Viola enjoyed reading, word searches, crossword puzzles, studying genealogy, music, movies, plays, crocheting, volunteering and flowers, especially roses and hibiscus.

Viola is survived by a daughter, Judith Parent of Kiowa, Okla.; a son, Donald (Jeannette) Sucha of Clarkson; a daughter, Betty (Dennis) Yates of Columbus; a daughter, Janet (Doug) Pinkley of Leigh; a daughter, Mary (Steve) Stotts of Topeka, Kan.; a daughter, Sue (Rudi) Parson of Omaha; a daughter, Kathryn (Curtis) Svik of Norfolk; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alvina Paper; her spouse, John Donald Sucha; her sons-in-law, Joe Parent and Doug Probst; her brothers, William Paper and Henry (Winifred) Paper; her sisters, Etta (Walter) Wurdeman, Lena (Harold) Eller and Gladys (Pete) Peterson; her nieces, Virginia (Steven) McBride and Diana Peterson; and her nephews, the Rev. Robert Eller and Roger Wurdeman.

Condolences may be sent to www.millersfh.com.

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