May 8, 1945 – April 7, 2018
Richard Suva, 72, of Dodge died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home near Dodge. The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge with Rev. An Duy Phan as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at church. Memorials may be made to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Rudolph Suva was born on May 8, 1945, to Rudolph and Marcella (Pinker) Suva in West Point. He grew up on a farm northeast of Dodge attending school at St. Wenceslaus before graduating from Dodge High School in 1963. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Germany as an airplane mechanic. Richard returned to family farm where he fed cattle and did other seasonal work.
Richard was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Dodge American Legion where he was Past Commander.
Survivors include: sister, Mary Jane (Ted) Rosenthal of Columbus; nieces, Donna Zack and Stephanie Blockheel; nephews, Randy, Scott, and Ryan Rosenthal; and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald (Linda) Suva in 2016.