John Paul Soukup, 42, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on March 27, 2013. He was born in Green Bay, on December 6, 1970, to Gary and Vicky (Gustafson) Soukup. On June 14, 2002, he married Polly Peters at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. John had served as a firefighter for the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department for 14 years. He was an avid racer and fan of Thunder Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay. John also enjoyed boating and snowmobiling.
Survivors include his wife, Polly and daughter, Bailey; parents, Gary and Vicky Soukup, Sturgeon Bay; brother, Greg Soukup, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Dan (Michelle) Peters, Duvall; Jane (Steve) Ripp, Neenah; sisters in law, Penny (Mike) Writt, and their children, Brynn, Blayze, and Blayre, Sturgeon Bay; Tricia Robey and her daughter Erin, River Falls; Stacey (Pete) Jauquet, and their children, Lily and Laney, New Franken; a brother in law, Scott Boulanger, Duvall;
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Corpus Christi Church, the Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating. Entombment in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday and then after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to DoorCAN.
Special thanks to Green Bay Oncology and to Unity Hospice Staff for their wonderful care and support. Also to Fire Chief Tim Herlache, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman and rest of The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department.