Duane E. Sobieck


Duane E. Sobieck, 87 of Independence passed away Tuesday. October 25, 2022, at Gunderson Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall.

Duane was born July 27, 1935, to Paul and Euphorsine (Giemza) Sobieck. Duane raised hogs and steers on his farm in rural Independence. He also partnered with his brother, Bob, in the logging industry. After moving off the farm, Duane worked at SS Wood Products in Independence. When Duane wasn’t at work, he enjoyed being in his shop, working on antique tractors (especially his John Deere A) and anything with an engine. Duane also enjoyed fishing and hunting throughout his life.

Duane is survived by his loving friend, Rita Adank; brother, Robert; sisters: Anna Mae Conrad, Betty Dascher, Ruth Wegman; and many nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Raymond, Everett, Adrian, Ralph, Ester (Emil) Bisek; brothers-in-law: Eldon Conrad and Dallas Dascher; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Sobieck.

Family and friends were invited to a visitation Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with a prayer service starting at 11:00 a.m., at Edison Funeral Home in Independence. Burial followed at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Independence.

To leave an online condolences for his family, please visit www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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