Jerome L. Sobiek Sr. of Tomah died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Tomah VA Medical Center. He was 95.

Mr. Sobiek was born May 3, 1924, in Oneida to Edward and Frances (neé Skaletski) Sobiek. 

He graduated from West De Pere High School.

He served in the Merchant Marines from May 1943 until August 1945 during World War II. 

Mr. Sobiek married Esther A. Kroll June 28, 1950, in Green Bay. 

He was a barber in Green Bay until they moved to Phelps where they owned and operated the Holiday Lodge for many years. They also built and operated the Lakeview Motel for several years.

Mr. Sobiek enjoyed music and had his own band which played in the Packer Band and in various clubs. 

He loved being a fishing guide and wrote the book “Musky Techniques.” 

Mr. Sobiek and his wife spent many winters in Tucson, Ariz., where he enjoyed golfing and pursuing his music. 

Mr. Sobiek was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and was the founder of the Packerland Musky Club out of Green Bay.

Mr. Sobiek was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three brothers, Edward, Earl, and Ray; and one sister, Roslie.

He is survived by two sons, Jerome (Mary) Jr., and Robert (Sue); one daughter, Jill; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Phelps. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship is serving the family.