Shirley A. Sticha

September 25, 1957 - May 30, 2019

Shirley A. Sticha, age 61, of Webster, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Shirley was born on September 25, 1957 in New Prague to William and Bernadine (Kubes) Svoboda.  She attended St. Nicholas Parochial School and graduated from New Prague High School.  Shirley married the love of her life, Charles A. “Charlie” Sticha on September 19, 1978 at St. Nicholas Church in New Market.  The couple made their home in Webster where they raised their three children.  Shirley worked many jobs throughout her life and most recently at Brewsters and The Ranchero.  She was very involved with Most Holy Trinity Church and in the earlier years of their marriage, with snowmobile clubs.


Shirley was devoted to and lived for her family.  Her favorite activity was riding the Bushog side-by-side with the grandkids laughing on her lap and Daisie Mae, her furred companion, along for the ride. She loved being outdoors, was known for her beautiful flowers and love of birds.  Shirley was a spitfire and the life of every party; she was a consummate people person and often the instigator of a joke or prank that had everyone laughing. She was Charlie’s biggest groupie when he played dances and loved a good polka; she had the ability to teach even the least coordinated partner how to dance the polka.  She lived for the family vacations every year and her love of travel gave the family a lasting memory when they recently traveled to the Czech Republic.


Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Charlie; children, Carla Sticha and special friend, Jeff Ingvalson, Carissa (Seth) Holman, Curt (Elyse) Sticha; grandchildren, Kamryn, Kason, William; mother, Bernadine Svoboda; siblings, Eddie (Anne) Svoboda, Dorothy (Jack) Tuma, Charlotte (Vern) Trcka, Billy (Kathy) Svoboda, Betty Svoboda; brother-in-law, Norbert Sticha. She is preceded in death by her father, William Svoboda; sister, Cathy Sticha.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli with Father John Lapensky officiating.  Visitation will take place Monday from 4-8 PM and Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 9:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Veseli, followed by lunch at the Park Ballroom.


Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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Jim Faber
1 year ago

Charlie, my sincerest sympathy to you and your family over your loss. I just learned about Shirley’s passing, which was announced in the MAFMIC Bulletin.

Bill & Bonnie Sharp , Maricopa, AZ.
1 year ago

Charlie, we are so very sorry to hear about Shirley. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

John & Bernie Griffin
1 year ago

We live in California & summer at Knife Lake Mora. I grew up in Veseli so every summer we would stop at Brewster’ for one of their delicious hamburgers. Shirley was always so plenty. Sorry for your lose. John & Bernie (Trenda) Griffin

Lisa Rezac
1 year ago

I loved getting to know your mom and all of you through her while doing her hair. I will miss our conversations and laughs. She adored you all. I can’t even imagine how broken you all feel. My heart goes out to you. I will pray for strength and faith to get you through the following hard times ahead. May your heartache be comforted by love around you on earth and from heaven above.

Dixie Zeller
1 year ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved being around Shirley, she brought happiness to a gathering !

Dale Ruhland
1 year ago

My deepest sympathy Charlie,to you and your wonderful family

Barb Wermerskichen
1 year ago

So sorry for your huge loss. Thinking about all of you

Katie and Russ Seurer
1 year ago

Charlie and family. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Shirley was one of a kind. Her smile and contagious personality will live on in you all. Hold your Memories close and know that we are wrapping you all in our prayers through this difficult time.

Lindsey Cornell
1 year ago

I’m so very sorry Sticha family! You’ve been in my prayers and will continue to be over the days to come. What an amazing women who touched so many people and left such an outstanding impression on many.

audre & bob johnson
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss! Her effervescent personality will be sorely missed. Prayers for peace.

Carol Kotasek
1 year ago

Feel sad for the loss of Shirley, she was a ” one of a kind ” people always with a smile on her face, and kind words.God be with you and your family !!! Find peace and comfort in his love for you …

1 year ago

So sorry for your loss! In my prayers!

Terry Trinka
1 year ago

Charlie……. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish I could have some advice or words to say that would take away the pain of loosing your soul mate.
If there’s anything I can do to help…… please feel free to call.
Terry and Jo Trinka.

Katie and Steve Muhlenhardt
1 year ago

Gonna miss that girl like crazy…there are so many ways to describe her. The bunch at Brewster’s met Monday nites after 5 when she got off to have a cocktail and share some laughs. She always made us laugh and had a kind and loving heart.especially when it came to her family. Know she was loved and will be missed. Biggest of hugs to Charlie and family.

1 year ago

Charlie and family, I will forever miss Shirley and her laughter! I was very blessed to know her and she will be deeply missed

Lucy and Carolyn Hill
1 year ago

Mom and I are so sorry for your loss! So enjoyed both of you when we were all together at Webster Days.

Marlene Simota
1 year ago

Charlie and Family, words can’t express the sorrow I feel for you. Sending hugs and prayers at this very difficult time. Have faith in God. Hugs,Marilyn Simota

Mike & Diane Rouse
1 year ago

Charlie & family, We are so sad to hear about Shirley! I will always remember when we picked flowers after you guys played at the Monterey! God bless & guide you through this difficult time!
Mike & Diane Tupy Rouse

Linda Zweber
1 year ago

My sympathies to the entire family – she will be mussed

Marvin and LuAnn Sticha
1 year ago

Charlie and family, Shirley always put a smile on our face , one of a kind , our hearts go out to you at this sad time . Hugs and prayers to you.

Ken Kroyer
1 year ago

My deepest sympathy to Charlie and family.

Darlene and Dan
1 year ago

There are no words to express our sadness. She will be greatly missed.
Sincere sympathy to you Charlie and your family

Tim Schmidtke
1 year ago

Charlie, Carla and the rest of Shirley’s family. There are no words at this devastating and heartbreaking time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Tim Schmidtke – Faribault,Mn.

Carolyn stage
1 year ago

Charlie I am so very sorry for your loss of your lovely wife Shirley. She will be missed by many many people especially her laughter and her wonderful spirit. God bless you and your family. Blessings. Carolyn Stage

Nancy Jirik
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss Charlie & family. Shirley was always pleasant and fun, she will be missed by many!
Mark & Nancy Jirik

1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you Charlie and also your family. God Bless You all during this sad time. Take care .

Bobbi and Corey Kotek
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Mike Sirek
1 year ago

Such sad news!!! Prayers to the family!

shirley pumper
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie, Carla and family.

Debbie Zellner
1 year ago

So very sorry for your lost. Shirley holds a special place in the hearts of many. She will truly be missed.

Colleen Buszmann
1 year ago

Charlie and family,
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. May God bless you and wrap his loving arms around you and give you much strength and comfort.
Gary and Colleen Buszmann

Ann Kovarik
1 year ago

I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady. Snowmobiling, bullshitting & laughing is how I will always remember you in my heart. You will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to family & friends.

Butch Tupy
1 year ago

So very sorry for your loss of such a GREAT and young so sad

1 year ago

I dont know your mom and only met her once but you are one of a kind and you who you are because of her. I cant imagine what you’re going through but I do know she is remembered as an amazing person that is so proud of her family and everything you have accomplished. I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for you! Hugs and prayers.

Wally and Keeny
1 year ago

Shirley was one of a kind! We will miss her. The polka world will miss her. We pray for Charlie and family.

John &Carol Pavek
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Charlie &family. Shirley was one of a kind . Will remember all the fun times. God Bless all of you. He will help you through this difficult time.John &Carol

Sally Odenthal n Denise Busta
1 year ago

Prayers to the family nice to see you 2 wks ago saying hi n enjoying Charlie’s band at Tom n Lonnies party. This is so hard to believe…will miss your happy face. Love you all.

Prayers to all of the Sticha and Svoboda family in this difficult time- Denise..

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