THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eugene C. Sobeck
Issue Date: November 15, 2017
Eugene C. "Gene" Sobeck, 81, a lifelong Lena area resident, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Born June 21, 1936 in Lena, to John and Esther (Broderick) Sobeck, he married Doris L. Stone and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2007. A dairy farmer most of his life, he retired in 2004 but continued to grow crops until recently. He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Parish in Stiles.
Gene is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (Tom) Haag and a son, Michael "Mike" Sobeck, both of Lena; two grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, LLoyd (Lois) Sobeck, Daniel (Joan) Sobeck and Darrel (Vickie) Sobeck; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat (La Verne) Marquardt and many other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris.
Friends may call at St. Patrick Catholic Church-Stiles, 5246 St. Patrick Road on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Joel Sember will officiate followed by burial in the Church Cemetery. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Lena is assisting the family with arrangements.