Roberta M. “Bobbie” Sobieraj, nee Markle, of Elmhurst, formerly of Taylor, Mich., passed away recently at the age of 84; beloved wife of Jerome; loving mother of James (Jacquelyn), Jerome MD (Janet MD), Jeffrey (Carmen), Jane (Gene) Evans and the late infant John; proud grandmother of Julia, Olivia, Stephanie and Jocelyn Sobieraj, Tania (Greg) Schram, Jeffrey and Alexandra Sobieraj and Katherine, Sheila and Molly Evans; cherished great-grandmother of Hayden and Tristan Schram; dear sister of Kay (Patrick) Connelly; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Bobbie was raised in Melvindale, Michigan, and educated at Catholic schools which provided the foundation for her profound faith. Shortly after her high school graduation, she began work at the General Motors Fleetwood plant and met the love of her life, Jerry. They were married for nearly 65 years. They settled in Taylor, Mich., where they raised their children and were active members of St. Alfred parish. When her children were older, she became a school secretary for the Taylor Public Schools, working in elementary schools more than 20 years. Their home on Myler Street became a place where everyone stopped by for Bobbie’s generous hospitality. Many of her children’s friends referred to her as “Aunt Bobbie” because she provided such a loving, welcome environment for everyone. The funeral mass can be viewed remotely through a link provided on the Gibbons Funeral Home web site. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst.  Info: 630-832-0018 or


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