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Patricia “Pat” Soukup

Patricia “Pat” Soukup, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 to 6 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye. There will be a Rosary at 5:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com .

Pat was the fifth of six children, born on March 17, 1934 in Tracy, MN to Wenzel and Barbara (Zangel) Sellner. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye in 1953. Pat married the love of her life, Edward “Spud” Soukup on October 17, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, MN. Their loving bond blessed them with three children whom they raised together on the family farm. Pat’s hard work ethic and strong faith were present her entire life. She held a job at Pietrus Foods, candling eggs; Ries Jensen Insurance Agency and for over 55 years was employed at Sleepy Eye Auction Market where she did bookkeeping. She also held several accounting jobs in the Sleepy Eye community. Pat was a member of St. Mary’s CCW, past member of the Cecilian Choir, past 4H leader for the Sleepy Eye Busy Bees, a member of the Divine Providence Auxiliary and lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Pat spent her time on earth with Spud at her side. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting and quilting and made many beautiful items over the years that are cherished by all who received them. Pat liked to cook, bake and garden. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought happiness and joy to her life. In all that Pat did, she was sustained by her faith and family. She will be dearly missed.
Pat is survived by her devoted husband of over 67 years, Edward “Spud” Soukup; daughters, Pam (Paul) Penkert of New Ulm, Deb (Pat) Buley of Mankato; son, Tom (Ed Sepich) Soukup of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Barb (William) Mielke of Brookings, SD; sister-in-law, Mary Sellner of Rosemount; grandchildren, Joey (Kim) Penkert, Jeremy (Katie) Penkert, Chelsey (Jay) Hoffmann, Riley (Samantha) Buley, great-grandchildren, Carter and Avery Penkert, Blaine, Beckett and Baylor Penkert, Everett and Lincoln Hoffmann and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Marcella (Benny) Suess, Bernice (Lawrence) Kirchner, Alex (Doris) Sellner, Floyd Sellner; siblings-in-law, Lorraine (Art) Pelzel, Lucille (Maurice) Simonsen, Elmer (Hildegard) Soukup, Sylvester (Connie) Soukup, Harold Soukup, Victor Soukup; parents-in-law, Joseph (Mary) Soukup.

Thank you to Sleepy Eye doctors and nursing staff for their care, Country Side Retirement Community and health services and aides, Mayo palliative group and hospice nursing staff. Your compassion and caring was a blessing to all. Special thank you to Chris Steffens, her personal care giver.



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