Gerald F. Svoboda, 82, died June 26 at Newton Medical Center.
He was born April 13, 1929, in Lincolnville, to Frank and Christina (Reznicek) Svoboda.
In 1947, he graduated from Lincolnville High School.
On Dec. 28, 1957, he married Barbara Worthington in Waterville.
He was a soil conservation contractor, farmer, and truck driver.
Siblings Theodore, James, and Geraldine preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Lincolnville; four sons, Terry of Marion, Steven and Charles of Lincolnville, and Timothy of Tampa; two daughters, Laurie Methvin of Peabody and Susie Wessel of Peabody; two brothers, Lawrence and John of Lincolnville; a sister, JoAnn Nowak of Pilsen; and 12 grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight. A mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Both will be at Holy Family Parish-St. John Nepomucene Church, Pilsen.
Burial will be in Pilsen Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established with Father Kapaun Memorial Fund in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion KS 66861.
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