Emil Marion Semrad, 84, of Venango passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, December 23, 2022. Emil was born on the family farm in Abie, Nebraska on August 15, 1938, the son of the late Emil V. Semrad and Elsie E. Krca. After graduating from high school, he worked for Massey Ferguson in Nebraska and Iowa for several years before serving in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. On October 19, 1963, he married Patricia Louise Rock. He had been employed with Goodea Construction for over thirty years, retiring as a superintendent in 2001. Emil was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs. He enjoyed gardening and working on tractors and equipment and was able to build and repair anything.
Emil was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Semrad on January 9, 2009; and sister, Joyce Houser.
Survivors include daughter, Andrea Bain and her husband David of Middletown, MD; son, Joe Semrad and his wife, Denise of Conneaut Lake; grandson, Derek Bain and his daughter Copelynn; grandson, Adam Bain; brother, John Semrad and his wife, Peggy of Estherville, Iowa; sister, Judy Davis of David City, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Van Matre Funeral Home,Cambridge Springs on Thursday, December 29 from 5-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 30 at 10 am at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Cambridge Springs with Rev. Fr. Mark Nowak officiating. Interment will follow at Venango Cemetery.
So sorry to hear about Emil. My sympathy goes out to Emil’s family. I graduated with Emil in the Class of 1956 from Schuyler High School.
Emil was a friend of mine as we were in the military at the same time. I took him home with me at times and My mother would let Emil use her car when her was there. He was the only one she ever let do that. Also, my sister Lois introduced Emil and his wife Pat, many years ago. We are sorry we could not come yesterday or today, as I have been having some medical issues recently. Emil will be missed and my wife Kay and I give you our condolences John Shilling
My sincere sympathy for your loss.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Emil knew me for almost my entire life. My first memory of him was when I was a kid and he was breaking up a concrete carport pad at my parents house, with only a sledge hammer. I don’t remember how old I was, but I still have that image of him, a giant of a man. Subsequently, when I was an adult, he would visit me at my office. We had so many conversations over many years. I always enjoyed talking with him at those appointments.
My condolences on your loss. And Peace be with you.
Sorry to hear the passing of Emil. Condolences from the Drake family, Lori, Terry, Larry Jr, and Larry Sr.
A wonderful man with a great smile. Will miss him and our bingo talks. Emil will be missed by all that knew him.a sincere condolences to the family.
Emil was always so willing to help and so gracious with his time. So wonderful that he entered the fold. Eternal rest grant unto him, may perpetual light shine upon him.
I am so sorry for your loss. Emil always left a smile on my face. I will miss him dearly.
So sorry to hear of Emil’s passing. He will be missed at church (and everywhere else); he was a very nice and friendly person.
Sorry for your loss …..heartfelt…The Smock Family