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Roy Albert Sobolik of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2013, at the age of 92.

Roy was born Oct. 2, 1921, to Albert and Mae Sobolik in Chicago, Ill.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was raised in Berwyn, Ill., where he and his father launched a successful printing business.

He married the love of his life, Genevieve “Gene” Havorka in 1948, and soon after, the couple’s two daughters, Janice and Laura, were born.

Roy, Gene and the girls began spending summers at their cottage on Long Lake in Clearwater Lake, and in 1968, decided to leave the city life behind and move “Up North” permanently. (It should also be noted that Roy easily converted from a Bears’ fan to a Packers’ fan.)

Never one to wile away the day, Roy found plenty of activities to keep busy after fully retiring from the printing business in 1971. He became an avid fisherman and maple syrup-maker; in his later years, he took to gardening.

He was also heavily involved at Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church (where he proudly served as a deacon) and with his daughter and son-in-law’s business, North­land Marine in Three Lakes.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn.

He is survived by his beautiful bride; daughters, Janice (John) Venn and Laura (Mike) Boers; grandchildren, Alyssa Venn, Aaron (Amy Garbowicz) Boers, Carly (Matt Brown) Boers, and Jarett Venn; and two great-grandchildren-to-be.

All friends of Roy are invited to attend a memorial service Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10:15 a.m. at Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church.

Roy’s future plan was to help TLEFC replace its much-overused van. His family has set up a memorial fund in his name to help complete his goal.

Memorials may be sent to TLEFC, 1614 Hwy. 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562. Please specify “Roy’s Van Plan” on your contribution.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:06 PM

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