Marian Emma (Mertens) Souchek

July 4, 1930 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 91)


Marian E. Souchek, 91, Lawrence, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Azria Health, Blue Hill, Nebraska.  Rosary will be Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m. and Mass will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m. both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska with Father Corey Harrison officiating.  Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Deweese, Nebraska.  Visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel, Lawrence, Nebraska.  Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  Private condolences may be sent to the family at  Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

Marian was born on July 4, 1930 to Chris and Lena (Menke) Mertens at Lawrence, Nebraska.  She graduated from Lawrence High School in May of 1948.  She married Edwin R. Souchek on April 16, 1951 at Lawrence, Nebraska.  She was a Farm Wife and after her husband passed away, she was a caregiver.  Marian was a past member of the Deweese Community Club, had been a 4-H Leader for the Dry Creek 4-H Club, was a previous member of Assumption Catholic Church, Deweese, Ne. and was a Nebraska Merit Mother in 1993.  She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Omaha Province.

Marian is survived by four sons, Richard (Deborah) Souchek, Hastings, Nebraska, Roger (Mary) Souchek, Ayr, Nebraska, Ron (LaDona) Souchek, Lexington, Nebraska, Bernard (Ben) (Tracy) Souchek, Lincoln, Nebraska; two daughters, Marie (Patrick) Dougherty, Hastings, Nebraska, Susan (Dave) Goldenstein, Ayr, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Mertens, Hastings, Nebraska; ten grandchildren, Steven (Gena) Souchek, Rebecca Souchek (Rory Hamilton), Joshua (Jenna) Souchek, Christopher (Jill) Souchek, Jesse (Kelsey) Souchek, LeAnn (Christopher) Miller, Lindsay (August) Storz, Kyle Goldenstein (Shelby Henne), Lucas Goldenstein and Blake Souchek; fourteen great grandchildren with two on the way.  Marian is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and sister-in-laws, Eugene (Naomi) Mertens, Raymond (Betty) Mertens, sister and brother-in-law, Bernadine (Willard) Karmazin; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Albert and Mary Souchek, Agnes and George Masek, Henry and Frances Souchek, Mary and Stanley Slemin, Vaclav (Bud) and Martha Souchek, Joseph and Edwina Souchek, George and LaVerne Souchek.

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November 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lawrence Visitation Chapel
220 North Calvert Street
Lawrence, NE 68957

November 19, 2021

7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
141 East Second Street
Lawrence, NE 68957

Mass of Christian Burial
November 20, 2021

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
141 East Second Street
Lawrence, NE 68957


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
141 East Second Street, Lawrence NE 68957

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street, Omaha NE 68114

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