TRAVERSE CITY — Annette Julie Sobiech, 59, of Traverse City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014 after a sudden illness.
Annette was born in Detroit, on Sept. 23, 1954 to her parents, the late Arthur and Mary (Michalak) Lewandowski. She attended Marion High School in Detroit and graduated from Warren High School in 1972. After starting a family in Detroit, Annette moved to Hillsdale where she raised her three children. She married her husband David Sobiech on Dec. 24, 1994. The couple lived in Hillsdale and Albion, Mich. and later moved to Traverse City in 1999.
Annette worked as a school secretary at Hillsdale Community Schools, the guest teacher coordinator at TCAPS, and superintendent’s secretary at Kingsley Area Schools prior to her retirement in 2010. She continued to serve children and the Lord as secretary of Trinity Lutheran School from 2010 until her untimely passing.
Annette will be remembered for the love, devotion and warmth she gave to her family, friends and the many lives she touched devoting her life to the education of children. Everything she did in life was done with a beauty, style, grace and class that belied her selflessness, compassion and efficient competency. She strived to live her life as Jesus taught us, and was a shining instrument of God’s love on earth. She loved to entertain family and friends. She loved music and enjoyed teaching local theater to her friends and students. She was loved and adored and will be missed dearly by her husband, children and her treasured grandchildren who knew her best as their “Nettie”.
She is survived by her husband David; daughter, Heather (Brad) Felix; sons, Aaron (Lisa) Tucker and Nicholas (Ellie) Tucker; sisters, Marie (Clark) Phelps, Chris (Mike) Patalan and Elizabeth (John) Knisely; brothers, Arthur (Kaye) Lewandowski Jr. and John (Irena) Lewandowski; grandchildren, Claire and Adam Felix, Isla and Nina Tucker, and Joel and Zachary Tucker.