Aloha Myrtle Svoboda, 88, of Marysville, KS, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Visitation was Friday, May 8, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Rev. Philip Miller officiated. Carol Wright played the organ while the congregation sang “Just As I Am”, “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me” and "Amazing Grace”. Wayne Kruse sang “On Eagles Wings”. The pallbearers were her grandchildren, Jeff Stock, Jodie Schubert, Hunter Svoboda, Cody Svoboda, and Conner Svoboda; and her great-grandchildren, Tyler Stock, Amber Schubert, Andrew Schubert, Josh Stock, and Alec Stock. Burial was in the Pecenka Cemetery near Bremen, KS. Aloha was born October 12, 1926 at Bremen to Henry and Emma (Wasserman) Frauhiger. On October 24, 1926 she was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed there on April 6, 1941. Aloha attended parochial school until the 8th grade when she began working as a live-in housekeeper for Dr. Randall and his family. On June 5, 1949, she was united in marriage to Wayne D. Svoboda at Immanuel (Hermansberg) Lutheran Church. They were married for 58 years. Aloha worked for Edington Studio, City Sewing, as bookkeeper for Wayne’s Auto Repair, and in housekeeping for Mary Marshall Manor. She was a camp host for ten years at Lovewell State Park. Aloha was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and held offices in the Friendship Circle and LWML. She helped with quilt making and braille projects. She and Wayne delivered Meals on Wheels and did other volunteer work for the church and RSVP. She was known for her crocheting of doilies and last names. Aloha was an excellent cook and enjoyed fixing dinners for family holiday events. She always said, “As long as I still can I will always fix the holiday meals myself.” She did until she moved to the assisted living at Cambridge, due to her Parkinson Disease. She loved gardening and canning, babysitting for her grandchildren, motorcycling with Wayne, camping, fishing, hunting, playing cards with friends and spending time with family. There was always time for family vacations, traveling throughout the United States and Canada. Wayne preceded her in death on July 3, 2007. Survivors include her children, Jean (Jim) Stock, Silver Lake, KS, Denise (Ron) McHugh, Oketo, KS, Darrin (Amanda) Svoboda, Marysville; brother, Reuben Frauhiger, Gilbert, AZ; Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Aloha will be remembered by many, by her constant energy, beautiful smile and personality, loyal friendship, love for her family, Christian faith and her sense of humor. Her lifestyle and ability to appreciate all the simple things, Aloha loved. She was always willing to go along with whatever new hobby or sport Wayne wanted to do or try next. She was always by his side. A memorial fund has been established to Meadowlark Hospice, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, or Parkinson's Disease. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.
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