Marcella Soukup, 86

May 28, 1932 —
Oct. 24, 2018
Calmar - Marcella Soukup, age 86 of Calmar, Iowa died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 27 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, Iowa, with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Interment was in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.
Marcella Wilheminia (Phillips) Soukup was born on May 28, 1932 to Jerome and Julia (Frana) Phillips. She attended St. Wenceslaus School and two years of high school in Spillville before graduating from Calmar High School. 
She married Marvin Soukup on Oct. 24, 1949 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Marcella worked at Nor-Eg in Calmar and Camcar in Decorah, Iowa. She was a lifetime member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and officer in the Home School Association. She enjoyed traveling on bus tours, working in her flower gardens, quilting and playing cards. She especially enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. 
Marcella’s survivors include three daughters, Connie Arens of Cedar Rapids, Joni Kubesh of Peosta, Iowa and Janice (Russ) Turner of Oelwein, Iowa; three sons, Marvin Jr. (Mary) Soukup of Calmar, Dale (Deb) Soukup of Marion, Iowa and Douglas (Betty) Soukup of Calmar; grandchildren, Scott (Angie) Pope, Penny (Greg) Mara, Heather (Tom) Barbee, Shelby (Brian) White, Heidi (Josh) Beals, Adam (Rachel) Hesse, Ben (Beth) Hesse, Ryan Soukup, Melody (Kirk) Ollendieck, Jenny (Jared) Zeutenhorst, Amy Soukup, Ashley Soukup, Melissa (Reid) Elsbernd, Michael Soukup, Kyle (Dayna) Soukup and Zach (Erica) Soukup; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Lois Phillips of Calmar. 
Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; son-in-law, John Kubesh; parents, Jerome and Julia (Frana) Phillips; father and mother-in-law, Carl and Regina (Woldan) Soukup; brother, Bernard Phillips; brother-in-law, James Soukup; and sister-in-law, Mary Soukup.

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