Funeral services for Dorothy J. Sobotka, 90, of Omaha, formerly of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Daniel Andrews will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Mary’s followed by a rosary. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sobotka passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Via Christie in Omaha.
Dorothy was born on November 15, 1922, in Amelia, NE, the daughter of Michael and Jane (Rotherham) Langan. Following her graduation from St. Mary’s High School, in O’Neill, Dorothy taught in rural schools until her marriage.
On December 27, 1942, Dorothy married Gerald Sobotka, Sr at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. After her husband’s service in the Army Air Corps, the family moved to Norfolk.
Dorothy was a member of Sacred Heart Parish where she was active in the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion of Mary. She was a Life Member of the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, playing cards, especially bridge, and visiting with her friends.
Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses: Gerald and Diane Sobotka, of Norfolk, Jack and Joyce Sobotka, of Norfolk, Mary and Roger Wilson, of Lincoln, Jane Sobotka, of Omaha, and Gary Sobotka, of Vermillion, SD; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Lowell Henggeler, of Fremont, NE, and sister-in-law, Adell Langan, of Abilene, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great granddaughter, two brothers, Joe Langan and Jim Langan, three sisters, Joan Henggeler, Mary DeWitt Fairchild and Bernadine Schneider, and one niece.