COOKS - Richard C. Sobieski, 80, of 840S County Road 442, Cooks, Mich., died Nov. 17, 2012, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
He was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Henry and Dorothy (Skibinski) Sobieski and attended Catholic grade school. He continued his education at Don Basco Boys High School in Milwaukee.
On April 11, 1953, he married the former Carol J. Wolfe at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cooks. They made their home in Milwaukee and later moved to Cooks were they raised their family.
Dick was employed by Pearson Construction, the Alsplen Tree Trimming Service, for Wilfred Johnson, and was lastly employed as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service out of the Manistique office. He loved to be in the woods and at his camp up north. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Dick is survived by his wife, Carol J. Sobieski of Cooks; his children, Richard (Dawn Freeman) Sobieski of Loretto, Carmen (Donald) Tatrow of Westland, Paul (Gale) Sobieski of Thompson, Annette (Bruce) Spaulding of Cooks, and Sandy (Robert) Hoag of Appleton, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Joanne) Sobieski of Manistique; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Sobieski.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. Parish prayers will be said at 7:45 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Cooks with Father Antony Lukka officiating. Burial will follow in the Inwood Township Cemetery at Cooks.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Altar Society.