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Geraldine L. Sobotka John
June 13, 1910–August 23, 2008
Geraldine L. John, 98, of Oxford Junction, died Saturday, August 23, 2008, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction with the Rev. William Kneemiller officiating. Burial will be in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 pm. Friday at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Geraldine Sobotka was born on June 13, 1910 in Oxford Junction, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Stradlk) Sobotka. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School.
She had worked as a Newspaper Campaign Manager for different newspapers in the area. Geraldine was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oxford Junction, and had been the piano player for the old silent movies at the Oxford Junction Theatre.
She is survived by 3 sons, Malvern John of Oxford Junction, George “Bud” (Dora) John, of Interlocken, Michigan, and James (Barb) John of Marion; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Johnson and one brother, Arnold Sobotka, both of Oxford Junction.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Linda, one sister, Pauline Sobotka, and one brother, Lumir Sobotka.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 29 August 2008

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