In Memory of Ellie Sobkowicz
Ellie Sobkowicz, 97, of Spooner passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Indianhead Medical Center
She was born March 25, 1926 in Calumet City, IL to Joseph and Stella (Wisniewski) Mysliwy.
The family then moved to East Chicago, where she was raised and graduated from high school. On September 17, 1949, Ellie married her dance partner and love of her life, Michael "Mickey" Sobkowicz, and they raised two beautiful children together. She worked many years as a Keypunch Operator, all the while volunteering at her church and in the community. Mike and Ellie would eventually retire to Spooner, where she was very active with the CCW at St. Joseph Church in Shell Lake. She also kept busy sewing, crocheting, and tending to the many puppies she had over the years. Ellie excelled at fishing, and even once won a local fishing contest.
She is survived by her daughters: Sandra (Bob) Thomas of Grand Rapids, MN, and Jan (the late Bob) Chaffee of Trego; three grandsons: Michael Thomas, David Thomas, and Jason Chaffee; two great grandchildren: Dominick and Anthony Thomas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ellie was preceded in death by her siblings: Clarence Mysliwy, Henry Mysliwy, Dorothy Stowasser, and Leonard Mysliwy.
A Funeral Mass officiated by Father Phil Juza will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shell Lake with visitation for 1 hour prior to Mass and burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bob Thomas, Jason Chaffee, Mike Thomas, David Thomas, Dominick Thomas, and Anthony Thomas.