Patricia A. Sobota, 69, of Wilson, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center in Baldwin.
Pat was born March 21, 1945, in Michigan. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Carol (Diebold) Fleming. Pat was the oldest of nine children and was raised by her mother and stepfather, William Baumler, in Louisville, Ky. She attended Holy Family Grade School and graduated from Loretto High School, both in Louisville.
Pat has been a broker/owner of Andale Real Estate in Menomonie since 1987. She was a Certified Residential Specialist, and a member of the Graduate Realtors Institute. Pat has served as president of her local board of Realtors, and two terms as vice president of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. She has taught real estate classes at UW-Stout and the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Menomonie and Eau Claire.
Pat has served on the board of directors of the Menomonie Rotary Club, Menomonie Chamber of Commerce, Hospice Board, Community Foundation of Dunn County, First Bank & Trust, Mabel Tainter Theater, and numerous other committees committed to making our community the best! She has been recognized by her peers as "Realtor of the Year" and received numerous awards for her volunteer efforts in the community.
"I've done many interesting, some might say "fascinating and daring" things in my life, but nothing can compare to my life as a grandmother. What a treasure to have seen each one of them come into the world, and each one has loved me in their own special way, unconditionally. My children and their spouses have blessed me with all of these children, who became my best friends."