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Richard J. Soback, 70, of Unity, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 9, at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4 to 8 PM and at the church in Unity on Wednesday from 10 AM until the time of services.
Richard was born November 8, 1941 in Little Town, New York to Joseph and Delma (Hubbard) Sobeck. He received his education in Wonewoc, Wisconsin. Richard entered the Army in 1958. Upon returning from military service, he worked for Grady Foundry in Reedsburg. Richard and Barbara Stumpner were joined in marriage on November 2, 1963 in Whitewater. Richard and Barbara then bought a farm by Atwood and farmed for several years. They later sold the farm and moved into Unity and Richard began his career as a truck driver, first for various companies and then became an owner/operator until his retirement in 2007.
Richard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and lifetime member of the LaValle Sportsman Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing with his grandchildren, and watching the Packers and Nascar. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Richard is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children: Connie (Daniel) Harding of Rice Lake, Sara (David) Uhlig of Dorchester, and Chad (Jackie) Soback of Spencer; his grandchildren: Megan, Eric, and Evan Harding, Emily, Tanner, and Logan Uhlig, and Samantha, Danielle, and Jakob Soback. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Robert (Darlene) Soback, Roy (Marcella) Sobeck, Josephine (Dan) Parkhurst, Ray (Theresa) Sobeck, Sandra (Richard) Hanko, Randy (Cheryl) Sobeck, Rocky (Charity) Sobeck, and Ginger (Leo) Hanko; half sister, Katherine, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dorothy, and seven half siblings.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Oct. 9, 2012