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Frederick J. Sobery of Carbondale

  • Frederick J. Sobery

    Frederick J. Sobery

updated: 3/30/2018 3:09 PM

Frederick J. Sobery, 77, of Carbondale passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Fred was born May 3, 1940, in St. Louis, the son of Frederick A. and Beulah Mae (Janis) Sobery.
Fred is survived by his daughters, Amelia Smith of Carbondale, Heidi and husband Trace Brown of Carbondale, and Heather Chambers of Carbondale; the mother of his children, Sue Stanhouse; sister Molly Sobery of Carbondale; grandchildren Colin and Chase Smith, Skyler, Adrianne and Chanceler Brown, and Summer Fischer; great-grandchild Aiden Stein; sisters-in-laws Jerry Sobery and Julie Sobery, both of Florida; and many cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Mae Sobery; and brothers Art and Charlie Sobery.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at First United Methodist Church of Carbondale. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Adult Services, 409 N. Springer St., Carbondale, IL 62901.
Fred's greatest joy in life was baking. His grandparents were from Germany, so he was a fourth-generation German baker. He with the family owned and operated Sobery Bakery on Illinois Avenue in downtown Carbondale for more than 30 years. He made and delivered bakery goods to local business in southern Illinois. He continued his passion for baking throughout his life, going all over the country teaching and consulting fellow bakers. Fred loved life and tried to live every day to the fullest. He is a Carbondale icon that will be dearly missed by all.

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