Roger L. Soukup

  • BORN: October 1, 1936
  • DIED: January 16, 2018
  • LOCATION: Owatonna, Minnesota

Roger L. Soukup of Owatonna passed away January 16, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He lived life to the fullest for 81 years. He was born October 1, 1936 in Faribault, MN to George and Florence (Andersen) Soukup.

Roger graduated from Owatonna High School in 1954. He married the love of his life Sharon (Degen) on August 18, 1962. They danced their way through 55 years of marriage; setting an example of unconditional love for all.

Roger devoted his working years to Uber Glove & Tanning Co, retiring in 2001 after 47 years of service. He was a dedicated man who was always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed sharing his talents and passions with everyone he met. He loved cars, trucks and planes. Roger spent much of his time restoring classic vehicles into beautiful masterpieces. His restoration talents were often rewarded with "the best of show" awards with his pride and joy; a 1940 green Plymouth pickup. Building and flying remote control model airplanes rounded out his hobbies. He spent his winters rebuilding the planes he crashed in the summer.

Roger was an avid sports fan who enjoyed many years of softball, bowling and go cart racing. Cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins was also a priority. The pride on his face was apparent as he supported his children and grandchildren in their sporting activities throughout the years. He was the #1 fan, regardless of the sport.
Roger took his responsibility as a husband, father and grandfather very seriously. He loved his family dearly and was always present with a big smile and an "I love you" to brighten your day. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Scott (Skip) and Shari Soukup; their children, Connor and Parker; daughter, Kelly and Pete Tellijohn; their, children Cal (Christa), Carli, Gabriele, and Macey; son, Troy and Melissa Soukup; their children, Megan, Madison, Thor, and Taylor, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his brother, George Soukup; sister, Carole Nordlie; and his parents.

A visitation will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Road, Owatonna and at the church 1 hour prior to the funeral services. The funeral will be held on Friday, January 19 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 810 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna. A rosary will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus at 3:30 pm prior to visitation at Brick Meger Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Lymphoma Research at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or online www.philanthropy.mayoclinic.org.


Knights of Columbus Rosary
  • Thursday, January 18
    3:30 PM
  • Brick Meger Funeral Home
  • 1603 Austin Road
  • Owatonna, MN 55060-4021
  • (507) 451-1457
  • Get Directions
Visitation
  • Thursday, January 18
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Brick Meger Funeral Home
  • 1603 Austin Road
  • Owatonna, MN 55060-4021
  • (507) 451-1457
  • Get Directions
Visitation
  • Friday, January 19
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 810 Cedar Avenue South
  • Owatonna, MN 55060
  • (507) 451-1588
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Friday, January 19
    11:00 AM
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 810 Cedar Avenue South
  • Owatonna, MN 55060
  • (507) 451-1588
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ Sharon, Our sympathy to you & your family. Tom & Janet Nolan ”

Posted by: Janet Nolan - Owatonna, MN

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