Helen P. Souba, 85
Blue Earth Helen Patricia (Pat) Souba, age 85, of Blue Earth passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, Fr. Andrew Beerman officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery.
Pat was born on Oct. 7, 1934 in Napoleon, North Dakota to Pius and Margaret (Bitz) Rohrich. She moved to Minneapolis in the early 1950’s, working as a switchboard operator at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Pat was married to Russell Souba on Nov. 3, 1956 and together they raised five children. After several years in Minneapolis, they moved to Albany, where she was a homemaker. In 1976, the family moved to Blue Earth, where Pat worked at Telex, Mensing’s and retired at age 77 from Kerry Foods. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic church. She enjoyed cooking and baking and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved unconditionally and caring for her family was her priority in life.
Pat is survived by her five children, Karen (Craig) Hougen, of Blue Earth; Diane (Mitch) Murphy, of Blue Earth; Kevin (Miriam) Souba, of Newport News, Virginia; Mark (Kim) Souba, of Chaska, Kathleen (Jon) Bastianelli, of Tempe, Arizona; 13 grandchildren, Bridget (Justin) Pavlish, Josh (Jada) Hougen, Jeff Hougen, Tara (Travis) Shuput, Lindsey (Steven) Delizza, Betsy (Jason) Maston, Fletcher Souba, Madeleine Souba, Sarah Harvell, Sam Souba, Alissa (Kurt) Tesmer, Katherine (Nathan) Schlangen, Connor Souba; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Marge Duvall, brother-in-law, Marvin Souba; and many nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Russell (2008); her parents; and siblings, Wendlin, Ann, Katherine, Mike, Rochus, Pius, Elizabeth, Joann, and Florence.