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Wanda Sobotka

Wanda Lyddon Sobotka, 76 of Glade Valley, formerly of Hickory passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital.

Born in Council Bluff, IA, on May 4, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Donald Wayne and Mary Melissa Smith Lyddon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Dennis Sturm, a sister Joan Christensen and step daughter Sheila Silver.

She is survived by her husband James “Jim” Sobotka of the home; daughter Kim Jones and husband Curtis of Hickory, NC; sons Robert Sturm and wife Tiana of Sammamish, WA and Brian Sturm of Sammamish, WA; step son Mike Sobotka of Shelton, WA; grandchildren Nicole Baldwin and husband Chris of Hickory, NC, Lindsay Lampert and husband Matt of Greensboro, NC, Stuart Jones of Hickory, NC, and Miles Jones and fiancé Cheyenne of Hickory, NC; great grandchildren Levi Baldwin and Watson Jones both of Hickory, NC; and her sisters Shirley Miller and husband Bill of Corning, IA; Trudy Speaks and husband Wes of Shelton, WA., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at First Advent Christian Church in Hickory, North Carolina with Rev. Dr. John Roller officiating.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Bohemian Cemetery near Diagonal, Iowa.

Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home, Hickory, North Carolina and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

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Jim I was so sorry to hear of your ladys passing. Im grieving with you. Hang in there. Skip Eason

Skip Eason Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

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