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Joseph J. Svoboda

Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Death 1 Jun 2013 (aged 86)
Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 111812903 · View Source
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ELLSWORTH -- Joseph J. Svoboda, 86, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Ellsworth. He was born March 15, 1927, in Ellsworth County to Joseph S. and Rose (Kottas) Svoboda.

Joseph was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County where he worked for Northern Natural Gas and Enron for 35 years. He was a member of many organizations including, Knights of Columbus where he was a Grand Knight, St. Bernard's Catholic Church where he was on the Parish board, Ellsworth Historical Society, chairman of the Pines apartments, and a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion, just to name a few. He was in the United States Navy, where he served overseas during World War II and the Korean War. Joseph married Margaret LaPlante on Aug. 25, 1951, in Englewood, Calif. She survives him.

Joseph also is survived by his daughter, Debra Nay, of Shawnee; grandsons, Caleb Nay, of Shawnee, and Matthew Nay and wife Nikki, of Kansas City, Mo.; and grandchildren, Madison Carol and Jaxon Jay Nay, Hailey Ann, Brayden Keith and Alie Marie Wing, all of Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Jay Svoboda.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with burial following in Ellsworth Cemetery.

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