Lenox Time Table
Wednesday October 24, 2001
OBITUARY ~ DAVID MILTON SOBOTKA
Funeral services for David Milton Sobotka were held Oct. 19, 2001, at the
United Church of Diagonal with Rev. Karen Garrison officiating.
Music was provided by Judy Newton and Sherry Wiley.
Casket bearers were Mike Schaefer, Jack Stephens, Terry Moffitt, Kenny
Schaefer, Chuck Klejch and Monte Starlin. Honorary pallbearers were Coral
Sobotka, Lowell Schaefer, David Wiley, Bob Schaefer, Claire Newton and Alan
Bentley. Military rites were provided by Morris-Herrold Post 395 American
Interment was in Diagonal cemetery.
David was born Dec. 17, 1934 at the family home south of Diagonal to Edward
and Frances Caberet Sobotka. He passed away on Oct. 17, 2001, at the age of
66, at the Kavanagh House in West Des Moines.
David graduated from Diagonal High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1953-1955. On Jan. 29, 1956, he married Lois Anne Allen at the Diagonal
Methodist :Church. The couple had five children; Dan Edward, Brian David,
Brent Ivan, Rhonda Lois and Darwin Gene.
David was a farmer and lived his entire life on the farm He enjoyed antique
tractors, camping, woodworking, playing cards and farming. He was a member of
the United Church of Diagonal, Diagonal Lions Club, American Legion, Morris
Herrold Post 395, and a neighborhood card club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Dan Edward; a brother,
Leonard Andrew Sobotka; a sister, Norma Jean Lumbard; sister-in-law Kay Allen
and Mildred Sobotka.
David is survived by his wife Lois Anne of Diagonal; his children, Brian (wife
Pam) of Creston, Brent of Diagonal, Rhonda Lohmann (husband Mike) of Des
Moines; and Darwin (wife Michele) of Clearfield; eight grandchildren, Stacy
and Travis Sobotka, Anthony, Cassidy, Madison and Josh Lohmann, Katelyn and
Jacob Sobotka; brothers Donald Edward (wife Jorene) of
Beaconsfield, and Ivan Sobotka (wife Sharon) of Diagonal; his father and
mother-in-law, Cecil and Lois Allen of Mt. Ayr; brothers-in-law Roy Lumbard
(wife Nancy) of Creston and Willis Allen and friend Sue of Tingley;
sisters-in-law Venita Schmidt of Hot Springs, Ark., and Kay Drake (husband
Lloyd) of Mt. Ayr; many other relatives and friends.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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