Leonard Sobczak passed from this earthly life Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Leonard was born March 3, 1924 to Joseph and Frances (Jurek) Sobczak. He joined the Third Army during World War II under the leadership of General Clark. Upon his return from the war, he met the love of his life, Joyce Scrignoli, and they were married July 26, 1947. Together they raised four sons, Thomas (Marketa), Timothy (Elizabeth), David and Daniel.
Leonard was a hard worker and spent his life in the construction trade as a carpenter, millwright and pile driver. He had many stories to share of the different projects he worked on in the Twin Ports, the Iron Range, Silver Bay and as far away as Greenland. There never seemed to be a project too difficult or overwhelming for Leonard to attempt. He was always there to help as the planner, organizer and supervisor. His motto was, "Do it right the first time." Leonard was proud of his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leonard was a very patriotic person and extremely proud to be a veteran. He was member of the West Duluth American Legion, VFW, Friars, French Club, and he retired from Carpenters Local 361.
Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Joyce; son Thomas; his mother and father; and brothers John, Chester, Clemence, Richard and Gerald.
He will be sadly missed by his sons Timothy (Elizabeth), David and Daniel; daughter-in-law Marketa, as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Put away the tools, Dad - it's time for a break!
VISITATION: 10 a.m. gathering of family and friends until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass on Friday, July 24 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth.
Leonard will be laid to rest next to his wife at Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors provided by the Duluth Honor Guard. The family kindly requests no flowers. Services entrusted to Cremation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Leonard
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota