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William Louis Sobieski Jr.

October 26, 1949 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

William Sobieski Jr. Obituary

William Louis Sobieski Jr.

William died Fiday, May 5, 2023 surrounded by his loving family

Born in Kendallville on October 26, 1949 to William L and Thelma (Veit) Sobieski

Married Janis Huelsenbeck in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla, IN on December 27, 1969

Survived by:

Wife, Janis

Sons and Daughters: Matthew and Tonya Sobieski, Shane Sobieski, Ryan and Erin Sobieski, Nicholas and Jamie Sobieski, and honorary fifth son, Dana Stickler

Grandchildren: Alexandria and Mike, Danielle and Brett, Sydney and Jonathan, Jessica, Logan, Brandon, Clayton, Hannah, Sarah, Lexi, Emma, Jason, Lillie, and Shelby

Great Grandchildren: Grayson and Norah, Grayson, Reed

Mother, Thelma Sobieski

Sister, Patty and Mike Young

Brother-in-laws, John Huelsenbeck, Kevin and Theresa Huelsenbeck, Tim and Lena Huelsenbeck, Lynn and Mari Huelsenbeck

And many close and cherished nieces, nephews,friends, past employees.

Preceded in death by:

Father, William Sobieski Sr., father and mother-in-law Hershel and Freda Huelsenbeck, brother-in-law Gary Huelsenbeck, and grandson Clinton Sobieski

He dedicated his life to the service of others.

Owner and operator of Railroad Inn (1984-2013) and Supervisor of A and P Tea Company (1965-1977), McDonald's Corporation (1973-1977), QVC Corporation (1977-1984)

Member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Saint Martin’s Soup Kitchen, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Garrett Merchant Association, Garrett Chamber of Commerce, Garrett Redevelopment Commission, Advisory Board of I.C.E. Program, and the National Guard

Graduated from East Noble High School 1968, McDonald’s Hamburger University 1974, and attended Purdue University.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN  46738

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 300 W. Houston St., Garrett, IN  46738

Military honors will follow the Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Memorials are to Advanced Heart Failure and Vascular Clinic

Honorary Pall Bearers:

Brian Young, Ed Huelsenbeck, Joe Huelsenbeck, Daniel Huelsenbeck, Charlie Huelsenbeck, Grant Huelsenbeck, Dana Stickler, and Zachery Feightner.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 9, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

Memorial Mass
May 10, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
300 W. Houston St.
Garrett, IN 46738


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