Kathleen Sukovaty

October 1946
June 2023


Kathleen Marie Sukovaty, 76 years of age, Wilber Nebraska, passed away June 9th, 2023 at the Wilber Care Center. She was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on October 27th, 1946 to Lumir and Marie (Placek) Sukovaty and grew up on her parent's farm as the 2nd of 5 children. She attended Rural District School 79 until 8th grade, when her family then moved into town, she graduated from Wilber High School. After high school, Kathy spent some time in Omaha at the Hattie B. Munroe home for children with disabilities as she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy as a small child. She later returned to Wilber and then in 1970 gave birth to her only child, Mark Sukovaty. In the early 90s, she moved to Crete Nebraska where she was an active volunteer, touching the lives of those involved in Centennial Terrace, Crete Manor, Mother-to-Mother, the Department of Health and Human Services, the ABC computer program, the Share Program, as well as many acts of kindness. On October 25th, 1998 Kathy was awarded the NAHRO Resident of the Year in the State of Nebraska. In her later years, Kathy enjoyed bingo and puzzles with friends, watching any kind of football, as well as old westerns, yet most importantly spending time with family. Kathy is survived by her son, Mark (Dawn) Sukovaty; former daughter-in-law, Michelle Blake; grandson, Trenton (Summers) Sukovaty; grandson, Jerrod Collier; granddaughter, Shelbie Sukovaty; great-granddaughter, Dorothea Sukovaty; her siblings, Marjorie Rhynalds, Lumir (Kay) Sukovaty, Connie Parker, and Denny Janacek, and Richard Sukovaty; nieces and nephews, Sheri (Todd) Lampe, Robert (Chris) Rhynalds, Stacey (Andrew) Watson, J.R. (Nina) Jones, Angela (Eric) Douthwright, Kelsey (Will) Togstad, Dylan Siebrass, Drew Janacek; along with numerous other loving family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lumir and Marie (Placek) Sukovaty; brother-in-law, Larry Ryhnalds, great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Sukovaty, and other beloved family members and friends.

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