Robert F. Soukup

Robert F. Soukup

February 10, 1945 – April 24, 2023

Robert F. Soukup of Omaha, NE was born in Omaha, NE on February 10, 1945 and peacefully passed on April 24, 2023 at the age of 78. Bob attended Westside High School in Omaha, NE where he met his future bride and love of his life, Carol. He later joined the Army Reserves, raised three children, ran his own auto body business, was an avid pilot, and loved traveling up to Canada to fish and cruise the Caribbean with his beautiful wife. Later, he dedicated his life caring for his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s, enjoyed gardening, making delicious meals for the two of them, taking Carol to the park to see deer and eat lunch, and fly handmade model airplanes.

He is survived by his children: Edwin Soukup (Misti) of Omaha, NE, Deborah (Soukup) Thompson (Michael) of Derby, KS, and Theresa (Soukup) Huss (Michael) of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Becca (Cassidy) Cummins (Sean), Chance Soukup (Macy), Rachael Soukup, Alicia (Thompson) McGlasson (Chris), Michaela Thompson, Breanna Thompson, Madison Miles, Sophia Huss, Emma Huss and Libby Huss; great-grandchildren: Kamryn Soukup, Alaya McGlasson and two more on the way; sister-in-l, Gabby Davis.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 12:30pm at the West Center Chapel.  Private Interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Central Congregational United Church of Christ.



  • Bill Cheesr Posted April 30, 2023 2:04 pm

    Bob was my “go to” guy for anything car related. He was a straight shooter and very honest about when it was time to move on from a vehicle with issues. I always enjoyed visiting with him and he will be missed by many in the Florence area. Rest in peace my friend.

    • Theresa Posted May 1, 2023 5:20 am

      Thank you Bill. Sincerely, Theresa (daughter)

  • Steve Jeub Posted May 3, 2023 6:48 am

    Mostly knew the aviation side of Bob. What a passion he had for the subject and the planes he owned. He passed on plenty of pleasant flight memories to a large and loving family.

    • Theresa Posted May 3, 2023 6:26 pm

      Thank you Steve.

  • Pr. Gary & Dianne Garvey Posted May 3, 2023 10:45 am

    It was an honor to know Bob and Carol. Together they were inspiration making a difference in the lives of many. Bob was tall and handsome, and Carol was strikingly beautiful, all reflected in their children. Bob was a devoted husband and father. Whatever he did he excelled and raised the bar to Soukup exemplary standards. I befriended the entire Soukup family in 1966 and are lifetime friends. They say that if you’re going to strive to be something in life strive to be KIND. There was no one kinder than Bob, as a successful business owner manager, and a man stepped in loving family he was the epitome of kindness to all and folks were drawn to him. His distinguished and virtuous legacy will live on indelibly woven like a finely-woven tapestry with his children, and many who were honored to know him. We are a Blessed people to have had the honor of knowing Bob and Carol. Goodbye Bob, I miss you buddy!

    • Theresa Huss Posted May 3, 2023 6:27 pm

      Thank you Gary and Dianne.

  • Kathleen Dauner Posted May 7, 2023 7:20 am

    Bob was a wonderful neighbor. He was always ready to exchange gardening stories and offer the use of his wide array of tools to us with our planting challenges. I especially love and admire so much how he loved and cared for his wife Carol. He was a wonderful example of “till death do us part “. God’s peace be with you Bob.

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