James Soyka

James Soyka

Our beloved husband and brother, James Harold Soyka, 91, Richfield, passed away May 28, 2020, in Richfield. He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Salina, a son of Joseph Harold and Eleanor Henrie Soyka. He graduated from Richfield High School, class of 1946 and then attended the University of Utah. 

James served his country in the United States Navy during World War II where he received the Victory Medal. 

He married Katherine Faye Olsen Nov. 26, 1989, in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

James was the owner and operator of an auto mechanic shop for many years. He was also a member of the Richfield Elks Lodge. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, skiing and prospecting. 

He will be greatly missed. 

James is survived by his loving wife, Katherine, Richfield; and sister, Sidney Graves, Hurricane. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor and Harold Soyka.

James wanted to donate his body to the University of Utah Body Donor Program, because of his love for the University of Utah, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University isn’t accepting any body donations now. 

Therefore, his remains have been cremated and burial will take place at a later date in the Richfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

Online guestbook at springerturner.com.