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John Matthew Sobeck, 76, a calm and courageous warrior, left this world after a fierce battle with cancer on Saturday September 24, 2022.

John was born on June 17, 1946 to George and Cecelia (Kowalski) Sobeck.

He attended St Ignatius Catholic School, graduated from Rogers City High School, and attended Lansing Community College. John retired as an oilman after 37 years of sailing the Great Lakes. He enjoyed watching Detroit Sports teams, spending time with his grandchildren, and taking long walks with his dog and best friend, Penny. John will be remembered for his generous nature, his penchant for statistics and his love of music and dance.

He is survived by his wife Julie (Arkwood) of 46 years; two loving sons, Corey (Karen Collier) Sobeck of Allendale, John (Carrie Morgan) Sobeck of Posen; as well as his grandchildren, Aden, Kaylea, Robert and Daniel; her siblings, Marjorie (Ralph) Erickson of Rogers City, Joan (Charles) Dettloff of Rogers City, Betsy Fleming of Rogers City, her twin sister, Judy Grulke of Flint and Kari Sobeck (Jim Main) of Rogers City. He is also survived by his brother-in-law John Yarch, his sister-in-law Karen Sobeck and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Cecelia; brothers Fred, Richard, George and Michael and one sister, Delphine Yarch.

Friends may visit St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. until the time of his Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Rolando Silva referee. The rosary will be recited at the church on the morning of the mass at 8.45 a.m.

Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the Huron Humane Society or St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund.

Arrangements are being made by Beck’s Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be sent via beckfuneralhome.org