Dale W. Soukup

     Dale W. Soukup, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Ellsworth. He was born May 14, 1944 in Dorrance to Arthur N. and Helen (Matoush) Soukup. A longtime resident of the area, Dale was a business man. He owned and operated Soukup Oil Co. then DARRS clothing store. Later in life he earned his CNA certification and worked for 10 years at the Ellsworth County Medical Center.
     Dale and Alice (Rezac) of Wilson were united in marriage on Dece. 30, 1965, in Abilene, Kan. She survives him.
     Dale is also survived by his son, Rick Soukup (Deanna) of Ellsworth; daughter, Richelle Barta (Heath) of Lucas; grandchildren, Olivia Stevenson (Trent), Natalie, Stephanie, and Zayed Soukup, Hunter and Gunner Hulse, and Keegan and Benton Barta; and sister, Shirley Sales of Salina.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Soukup.
     A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at First United Methodist Church, Ellsworth.
     A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellsworth County Medical Center or the First United Methodist Church Youth Group, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.
    Condolences may be left at parsonsfh.com

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