Susan Samek

Susan Samek

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

Memorial Service

Saturday, June 15, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City

Jerry L. Kracl, Speaker

Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019  12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Military Rites at the chapel following the service

American Legion Kregger Post #125

Memorials: to the family

Susan C. Engquist was born February 6, 1949 in Denver, Colorado.   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 Associates degree in commercial art technology from SECC, Milford.  Susan  married Larry Samek on April 14, 1978 in Fremont, Nebraska.  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.