Delphine Sobiech, 84

Delphine Sobiech, a resident of Royalton,  passed Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 15, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton,  with Fr. Laurn Virnig officiating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Delphine E. (Schlichting) Sobiech was born May 8, 1928, in Bellevue Township, Morrison County,  to the late Justin and Martha (Wunderlich) Schlichting.  She attended grade school in District 29B, St. Cloud Business College and took various courses through the University of Minnesota.  Delphine was united in marriage to Louis J. Sobiech Feb. 16, 1963, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton.  She was employed as a secretary at the St. Cloud VA, worked for Paramount Film District  Company and Pillsbury Company, ran the family dairy farm, was a fire warden for the DNR and served as the clerk for Bellevue Township from 2002-2011.  Delphine’s involvement in the community included teaching CCD at Holy Trinity, the Morrison County Meth Task Force, and the planning and zoning board for 19 years.  She was also a member of Holy Trinity Christian Mothers and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton.  Delphine was an avid gardener and was very proud to live on a Century Farm.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Robert (Laura) Sobiech of Lakeland and David Sobiech of Brunettsville, Ind.; brother, Donald (Jannette) Schlichting of Sauk Centre and sister, Evelynne (Robert) Long of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Delphine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis (Oct, 5, 1995); brothers, Clarence and Alvin Schlichting and sisters, Virginia Chirhart, Elaine Smith, and Joanne Rudnicki.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home