Nancy Soukup

November 22, 1942 ~ April 30, 2022

Nancy Karen (Papenfuss) Soukup, 79, of Lanesboro passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

NancyNancy Karen Papenfuss was born November 22, 1942, in La Crosse to Henry and Theodora (Moldenhauer) Papenfuss. Nancy was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Nodine, MN. She graduated from Winona School District. On December 22, 1960, she married Paul J. Soukup in New Hampton. Paul passed away in 1986.

Nancy was a homemaker and a bookkeeper. She loved her garden and had beautiful flower beds. Nancy and Paul went on lots of vacations with the children. She loved to spend lots of her time gathering with family and friends. Even after the children moved away, she would make time to visit them. Playing cards (hand and foot game) for hours was one of her and the kids’ favorite things to do, with games lasting up to six hours. She had a heart of gold for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nancy had a love for dogs. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy is survived by six daughters and four sons, Jacqueline Soukup of Preston, Monica (Mike) Hobbiebrunken of Dalhart, TX, Mary (Terry) Selness of Mabel, Kathryn Soukup of St. Charles, John Soukup of Lewiston, David (Kristine) Soukup of Faribault, Joyce (Terry) Lund of Spring Grove, Paul D. (Wendy) Soukup of Winona, Gregory Soukup of Rochester, Laurene (Mark) Tilberg of Le Mars, Iowa; 17 grandchildren, Jackie Marie, Nancy, Kevin, Brian, Kirby, Samantha, Travis, Creighton, Victoria, Alex, Kala, Creighton (Mackenzie), Cameron, Abigail, Greta, Sarah and Breanna; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean (John) Mueller of Phoenix, AZ; nephew, Craig (Hollie) Seattle WA, and niece, Sabrina (Aaron) Owatonna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; three children, Philip, Creighton and Jennifer Marie; parents, Henry and Theodora (Moldenhauer) Papenfuss; mother and father in-law, Joseph and Alma Soukup, and granddaughter, Christine Lund.

Funeral Mass for Nancy will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lanesboro, with Father McGrath officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. that day at the church. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery after the service.

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