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James L. Soufal

James L. Soufal, age 85 of Shawano, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Shawano. Born on July 8, 1927 in Shawano, he was the son of the late James F. and Bernice (Calhoun) Soufal. Jim attended Shawano High School. In 1950 he enlisted with the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. On February 20, 1951 he was united in marriage to Kate Paris in Green Bay. The couple made their home in the Green Bay area where Jim worked for the City of Green Bay until retiring. After retirement the couple moved back to Shawano. Kate preceded him in death on March 25, 1992. Jim enjoyed riding his scooter, 4-Wheeler and bicycle. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He also enjoyed listening to the bands at the Menominee Casino, especially the drums as Jim frequently played the drums and was pretty good at it too. Jim's other passion in life was cars and claimed to have owned every make of car on the market throughout his life. Jim was a kind hearted man who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Jim is survived by: 2 brothers, Gerald (Carol) Soufal, Patrick (Bonita) Soufal; a sister, Beatrice Martin; a brother-in-law, John Paris; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by: his wife, Kate; his parents; his mother-in-law; a sister-in-law, Rose Paris; and a brother-in-law, James Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Len Evers officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Shawano American Legion Post #117 at the church following the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Monday from 4-7pm and at the church on Tuesday from 10am until the time of the service.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 26, 2013
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