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Susan Samek

February 6, 1949-May 25, 2019

Susan Samek, 70, of Brainard, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Butler County Healthcare Center in David City.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City, with Jerry L. Kracl, speaker. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Military rites will follow the service at the chapel. Memorials can be made to the family.

Susan C. Engquist was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Denver. She was raised by her grandparents, Swan P. and Anna Engquist. She grew up in Fremont, attended schools there, and graduated from Fremont High School in 1967. She enlisted in the United States Army, and served stateside as well as overseas during the Vietnam era. She also served two years in the reserves. Susan attended college and graduated with an associate degree in commercial art technology from SECC, Milford. Susan married Larry Samek on April 14, 1978, in Fremont. Susan was an amazing, talented artist, and incredible cook and baker. Her grandchildren will forever miss her pumpkin bread.

She is survived by her husband, Larry of Brainard; daughter, Brienna (Ryan) Zakovec of Morse Bluff; son, Joel Samek of Omaha; and two grandchildren, Haley and Dustin Zakovec of Morse Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; brother, Truman; and many special aunts and uncles. She also adored “Buddy," the family dog.

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