Agnes L. Sucha
Norfolk - A Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes L. Sucha, 87, of Norfolk, will be Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Leigh. Rev. Steve Emanuel will be the celebrant. Visitation will be Monday, August 2, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 319 North Oak Street, Leigh, Nebraska. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Leigh. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to family's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk.
Agnes L. Sucha passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Agnes was born on November 24, 1933 in Leigh, Nebraska to John and Mary (Moser) Herink. She attended school in Leigh and graduated from Leigh High School in 1951. After graduation, she taught country school for 2 years.
On September 26, 1953, she married Alvin Gene Sucha at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Leigh. The couple had 7 children, Monica, Mike, Barbara, Theresa, Keith, David and Ken. The family moved to Salina, Kansas, back to Leigh, then to Lincoln, then to Syracuse and finally to Norfolk in 1971. Alvin died in 1972. Agnes lived in Norfolk until her move to Arizona in 2009. She returned to Norfolk in March 2021.
Agnes continued on to raise her 7 children. She was a very devout Catholic and her faith helped her make many important decisions. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk and Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Tan Valley, Arizona. She enjoyed playing cards, bridge, bowling, cooking, Nebraska football games, scrapbooking, Mardi Gras get-togethers in Wisconsin with her family, and setting jigsaw puzzles. Her main "job" was as a stay-at-home mom. When the kids were grown, she was asked to wrap Christmas presents at Herberger's department store in Norfolk on a volunteer basis, a job she truly loved. That eventually led to a career as a sales associate at Herberger's for 30 years. She was also a frequent volunteer at the Elk's Club. She loved to travel and went on a 2-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1997. Mostly, however, she enjoyed time with her kids and grandkids. She will be missed.
Agnes moved to Arizona in 2009 to get away from the Nebraska winters. Although she missed Nebraska and her friends and family there, she settled into Arizona quite nicely. She attended many Arizona Diamondback baseball games, ran the bases, and got a personalized photo and autograph from baseball great, Didi Gregorius. She helped all her kids with various projects, most notably making hundreds of bags of almond-bark-covered pretzels every Christmas.
Agnes is survived by 3 daughters - Monica (Mike) Vickers, Barbara Shaw, Theresa Sucha and 3 sons - Keith (Lynn) Sucha, David (Jean) Sucha, and Ken (Barbara) Sucha, 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Ann McMullin, 2 brothers Jerome Herink and Philip Herink, and many, many nieces and nephews.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, her son Michael, her parents John and Mary Herink, her parents-in-law Clyde and Agnes Sucha, 3 brothers John, Bob and Eugene, and 2 sisters Dolores Lewis and Florence Becker.
Posted online on July 30, 2021