Biography of Dr. W. L. Sucha
Adams County, NE Biographies





Dr. W. L. Sucha, of Hastings, a well known surgeon of Nebraska, utilizes all of the latest discoveries and scientific developments of surgical science in the practice of his profession and has won a notable and enviable position as one whose skill places him in the foremost ranks. He was born on the 31st of March, 1884, in Schuyler, Nebraska, a son of Frank and Mary Sucha, who were farming people. The family came to this state in 1879 from Shelbyville, Illinois, and after devoting about a quarter of a century to general agricultural pursuits the father retired from active business in 1903. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding in October, 1915, having traveled life's journey together for a half century, during which their love and confidence has increased as the years have gone by. They became the parents of eleven children, six sons and five daughters.

Dr. Sucha, after attending the district schools, continued his studies in the Schuyler high school and afterward attended the Fremont Normal College, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree. He thus secured a broad foundation for professional learning and entered upon the study of medicine at Creighton University at Omaha, from which he was graduated on the 2d of May, 1908. He afterward served as interne in the Omaha General Hospital for a year and subsequently practiced medicine at Orleans, Nebraska, for four years. He then went to Chicago, where he took post graduate work, devoting his time to surgical clinics under the direction of J. B. Murphy, one of the greatest surgeons of the United States. He also added to his experience by professional service in Mercy Hospital. In February, 1914, he came to Hastings, where he now confines his attention to surgical work, performing both major and minor operations. His ability has brought him to the front and his laudable ambition along professional lines keeps him in touch with the latest discoveries of the science.

On the 1st of June, 1909, Dr. Sucha was united in marriage to Miss Irene Muldoon, a daughter of James K. Muldoon, of Omaha. Both are devout communicants of the Catholic church. Dr. Sucha also belongs to Hastings Council of the Knights of Columbus and he gives his political allegiance to the republican party. He is interested in all that pertains to the progress of his community, supporting every political and public measure for the general good. Along professional lines he is connected with the Republican Valley Medical Association, of which he has been president, the Nebraska State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He enjoys motoring and hunting as a means of recreation and when leisure permits employs his time in that way, but his first duty is always his profession and each year he takes post graduate work in order to keep abreast with the trend of the times.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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