Judith “Judy” Sobek


Judith “Judy” Sobek, 80, passed away, with her family by her side, Monday, December 13, 2021, at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse.

Judith was born August 15, 1941, in Madison, to parents, Glenn and Genevieve (Lalley) Faust. Judy was a 1959 graduate of Central High School in Madison. She married Ted Sobek, November 27, 1966. Together, they lived in Madison for fifty years, moving to their final home of Galesville in 2017. She loved fishing, puzzles, playing cards, gardening, raising dogs, and spending time with family and friends. Judy has always worked to provide love and care for many. She took care of her mom during the final years of her life. No matter the circumstances, she was there with loving arms and a warm heart. Judy will be remembered as the rock for her family in good times and in bad.

Judy is survived by her life partner/husband, Ted Sobek; three children: Rick Sobek, Mike (Patty) Sobek, and Theresa (John) Mistele; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Richard (Jean) McSherry; brothers-in-law: Robert (Marlene) Sobek and Ronnie (Shiela) Sobek; sister-in-law, Patty (Bruce) Downing; and best friend of sixty years, Lenny Dyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Faust; sister-in-law, Nancy Brewer; nephews: Tim Faust, Christopher Faust, and John Lalley; aunts: Betty Lalley and Grace Lalley; uncles: Daniel Lalley and Irvin Lalley: other family and friends; and many beloved dogs.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses within the ICU of Mayo Clinic, La Crosse; Dr. Caroline Fisher, Dr. Amy Lloyd, and Palliative Care Dr. Kristine Brueggen.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Avenue • P: 608-249-8257

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