December 6, 1934 - May 4, 2016


Funeral Service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Nicholas “Butch” J. Sobieck, age 81, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Wednesday at VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. Rev. Gerald Dalseth will officiate and burial will be at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services on Saturday. East Side VFW Post 4847 will pray at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 at 6:30 and a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Butch was born on December 6, 1934 to Frank and Marie (Trutwin) Sobieck in St. Cloud. He married Barbara England on May 27, 1967 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Butch served his country honorably in the United State Navy. He worked as a Gasman for Suburban Propane in St. Cloud until his retirement in 1990. Butch was a life member of the East Side St. Cloud VFW 4847 and a member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion 254. Butch enjoyed fishing, hunting, garage sales, antiques and tending to his gardens. He was a sweet and dedicated man who loved his family deeply.

Butch is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara of St. Cloud; daughter, Kim (Tom) Sobieck of St. Cloud; grandson, Tyler Sobieck of St. Cloud; siblings, Lorraine Wagner of St. Cloud, Bernie Wesenberg of Sauk Rapids; Mary Ann Vogel of St. Cloud, Patricia (Gene) Abraham of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph, Edward; sisters, Josephine and Frances.

A special thank you to the staff at the VA Medical Center for all the loving care provided to Nick.