Roman R. Svoboda

Roman R. Svoboda, 76, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, January 20, 1933, in Glen Carbon, IL, died Friday, August 14, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Svoboda worked for Union Electric and a US Army Korean War veteran. He was an active member and usher at Our Lady of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. In his younger days he played softball on the church league. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20th of this year. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid cardinal fan. He still met once a month to play poker with friends and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Frank V. and Rose nee Sedlack Svoboda
  • Sister: Alma Jackson
  • Sister: Geraldine Stamper
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Lorraine M. Svoboda nee Jaskiewicz
  • Children
    • Diane (Michael) Munie of Belleville, IL
    • Ronald (Sarah) Svoboda of Shiloh, IL
    • Richard (Elizabeth) Svoboda of East Alton, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Heather Kroupa
    • Nicole Kroupa
    • Kimberly Munie
    • James Hull
    • Tyler Svoboda
    • Abigail Svoboda
    • Roman Svoboda
  • Brother: Leonard (Sharon) Svoboda of Belleville, IL
  • Dear Nieces & Nephews.

  • Am Always With You
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone,
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".
Memorials: Memorials are preferred in the form of a mass in Roman's memory.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Monday, August 17, 2009 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A funeral procession will leave from Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL at 10:15am, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 for a 10:30am mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, IL with Father Jack McEvilly officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.