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 Lawrence Reuben Sufka

Lawrence Reuben Sufka

Birth
Rice, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Apr 2011 (aged 81)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Rice, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 79573863 · View Source
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BIRTH:
Sufka, Lawrence Ruby
Date of Birth: 13 Oct 1929
Mother Maiden Name: Ruszeck
Minnesota Birth Certificate No. 1929-01632
County of Birth: Benton
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

OBITUARY:
Lawrence "LR" R. Sufka died of cancer at the age of 81 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa on April 2, 2011. He was born in Rice, MN on October 13, 1929 to Elizabeth (Roszeck) and Albert Sufka and was the second youngest of 13 children. He married Rose Wojtanowicz, also of Rice, MN, on August 5, 1952. He served in the US Army, in Korea during the Korean Conflict, from 1952 to 1954. After his discharge, he worked as a salesman in several cities in Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa before settling in Des Moines in 1964. In 1968, he began working for the United States Post Office and retired from there on September 1, 1990. He was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church and sang with the men's choir for many years. He enjoyed fishing in Minnesota and Canada, gardening, and playing cribbage.

He is survived by six of his children: Lawrence of Des Moines, IA; Susan (Bruce) Eveland of Eugene, OR; Kenneth (Stevi Self) of Oxford, MS; Pamela (Mike) Boyd of Maxwell, IA; James (Karen) of Grand Junction, CO; David (Laura Byrd) of Eugene, OR; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Matt) Desmond, Natalie and Kathryn Sufka, Erin, Zachary, Emily and Isaac Boyd, and Riley, Raina, and Jaden Woolworth; and siblings Elizabeth Chirhart of St. Cloud, MN; Emma Rassier of Sartell, MN; Andrew Sufka of Little Falls, MN; and Raymond Sufka, of Grey Eagle, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose, and daughters Barbara and Linda.

A memorial service will be held in Rice, MN at a later date, with burial at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice, MN. Memorial contributions may be made in LR's name to Taylor House in Des Moines, IA.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com.

Published in Des Moines Register on April 5, 2011



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  • Created by: Marlene Chaney
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79573863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Reuben Sufka (13 Oct 1929–2 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79573863, citing Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, Rice, Benton County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Marlene Chaney (contributor 47165453) .