Celebrating the life of Gene E. Soukup
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A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the St. John Lutheran Church of Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Richard Merrill will officiate; Committal Services will follow in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Armstrong- Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com
Gene Edward Soukup the son of Fred and Ella (Petersen) Soukup was born on January 8, 1937, in Ute, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. Gene grew up in Ute and attended St. Clair #4 Country School until the 7th grade when he started attending Lutheran School. He graduated from Ute High School with the class of 1955.
Out of high school, Gene worked in Omaha for Braniff Airlines and the Omaha Postal Service. On June 23, 1957, Gene married Karen Grant in the Soldier Lutheran Church of Soldier, Iowa. The couple moved home to the farm in 1958, where they farmed for 45 years. Gene and Karen were blessed with three children Denny, Steve, and Patti.
Gene served in the Army National Guard for 6 years and attended auctioneering school in Kansas City. He and Karen spent several winters in Arizona and retired and moved into Ute in 2003. They enjoyed traveling, antiquing, and spending time with family.
Through his life Gene was active in his church. He served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher, usher and a member of the finance committee. In 2014, he entered Maple Heights Nursing Home where he remained until being called home by our Lord.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Ella Soukup. He is survived by wife Karen Soukup; sons Denny Soukup and friend Jaye of Clovis, CA, Steve and wife Lori of Las Vegas, NV, and daughter Patti and husband Burdette Vogt of Charter Oak, IA; four grandchildren Ashley Briar and husband Travis of Olathe, KS, Tyler and wife Meredith of Des Moines, IA, Brandon Vogt and friend Mardi Goslar of Ute, IA, and Ryan Vogt of Charter Oak, IA; and one great granddaughter, Ella Briar.
501 South Day Avenue
Ute, IA 51060
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
Charter Oak, IA 51439