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Harold A. Sudbeck

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LAUREL — Mass of Christian Burial for Harold A. Sudbeck, 94, Laurel, will be 2 p.m., June 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Laurel. Rev. Jerry Connealy will be the celebrant.

Interment will be in the Laurel Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Navy, American Legion Post 54, and VFW Post 4504.

Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Home for Funerals, Randolph, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold died May 27, 2022, at Heritage of Bel Air, Norfolk.

Harold Albert was born July 16, 1927, on a farm near Hartington, to Isadore and Veronica (Mauch) Sudbeck. As a child, he moved to Laurel with his family, where they established the Laurel Gamble Store. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater on a minesweeper. After the end of the war, Harold returned to Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School in 1946. Following graduation, he attended Business College in Chillicothe, Mo., from 1947 to 1948. Starting in the early 1950s, Harold owned and operated his own auto repair business, Sudbeck Repair, in Laurel. He retired in the early 1990s.

Harold married Marvalee Schieffer Jan. 18, 1949, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Constance. The couple lived in Laurel and were blessed with three children, Steve, Kim and Lea Ann.

Harold was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and handing out Life Savers mints to everyone he met in town. In retirement, he continued his love of golf, even running a side business of making and repairing golf clubs. He also enjoyed volunteering at the soup kitchen in Sioux City, Iowa.

He is survived by his sons, Steve Sudbeck and Kim Sudbeck, Laurel; daughter and son-in-law, Lea Ann and Lyle Kathol, Norfolk; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kara and Mark Meisinger, Omaha; Trisha and Brandon Grevson, Norfolk; Laura and Adam Sobotka, Norfolk; Matt and Ashley Kathol, Columbus; Drs. Haley and Steven Phillips, Decatur, Ga.; Kate Kathol, Norfolk; eight great-grandchildren, Cade and Luke Meisinger, Alexa Grevson, Elizabeth, Noah and Ava Sobotka, Eli and Owen Kathol; and nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marvalee, in 2010; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Marilyn Sudbeck; sister, Marlene “Babe” Kirkland Adelsberger; and brothers-in-law, Harold Kirkland and James Adelsberger.