ALVIN JAY "SQUEAK" SVOBODA, 89
Alvin Jay “Squeak” Svoboda, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Hutchinson. He was born March 5, 1930 in Stapleton, NE to Alfred and Josephine (Brosius) Svoboda.
Alvin was a longtime resident of Ellsworth where he worked for Kansas Gas Service for 43 years. He married Doris Walker in Ellsworth on December 26, 1949.
Alvin served overseas in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Ellsworth American Legion and VFW. He was also a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department.
Alvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pitch, traveling, family potlucks, fireman activities, and playing with his grandsons.
Alvin is survived by his wife Doris of the home; daughters, Wanda Nicholson (Michael) of Salina and Sheryl Svoboda of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Brandon Callahan (Hannah) of Olathe and Shawn Nicholson of Minneapolis; and great granddaughter, Rylee Nicholson. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Jo; grandpa, Joe Svoboda; and uncles, Leonard and Ernie Svoboda.
Visitation: 1-7 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth followed by a vigil and rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department or St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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