Monday, September 21, 2015

Debbie Soucek’s Funeral

We attended the funeral service for Debra “Debbie” Soucek at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Bee this morning. Debbie and our nephew Terry Soucek were married in 1973 and have lived in the area over the years. She had many friends with having worked at Dandy Lion and later at Walmart until respiratory problems limited her activities during the past couple years. She is survived by Terry, Son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Amber Soucek, and their sons: Alex, Caloway, Keaton and McKinley. And, Daughter Angie Soucek and her children: Alyssa Osorio and E.J. Soucek, her Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Sandy and Mick Vercellino.  She is also survived by her brothers and sister and their families. Father Brendan Kelley conducted a beautiful service with Guitar music provided by one of Terry’s old friends from the days of his own band. The Church was filled with people and the entourage from the Church in Bee to the Cemetery in Seward included some 20 motorcycles riding with Terry who carried Debbie's ashes in the saddle bag of his Harley. We didn’t go to the cemetery but visited with many old friends in Fellowship Hall where we all gathered for lunch. This is the 3rd funeral service that we have attended in the past couple weeks and each one could be considered somewhat unique from what we have traditionally considered appropriate. Each of these past 3 services were so fitting for the person involved and I’m sure what they would have wanted. It’s another example of the changes that are taking place in our lives and our world today. 

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