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Duane Sobeck

1941 - 2020

Duane Martin Sobeck age 78 of Rogers City passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

He was born October 4, 1941 in Rogers City to Martin and Elizabeth (Selke) Sobeck.

Duane graduated from Rogers City High School in 1960 then went to Ferris State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education. His first teaching assignment was for the Ellsworth School District for two years. On August 17, 1968 he married Carolyn McLennan at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Duane taught general business and retailing at Rogers City High School for 32 years as well as coaching girls and boys basketball for many years. Following retirement, he enjoyed relaxing at the Can’t Hardly Hunting Camp playing spitzer, watching sports, especially his beloved Tigers. Most enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren and family and visiting the residents and staff at Rogers City Medilodge.

He is survived by his son, Andy (Kirstin) Sobeck of Rogers City; four granddaughters, Mackenzie, Destiny, Savannah and Ella; two great grandchildren, Averi and Asher; two brothers, Gary (Rosemary) Sobeck of Rogers City, Dennis Sobeck of Port Orange, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; parents, Martin and Elizabeth.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday, September 13 th from 1 p.m. through time of his memorial service at 2 p.m.

Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Rogers City High School Sports in memory of Duane Sobeck.

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Duane Sobeck – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI