James ‘Jim’ P. Sobrofski

March 6, 1947 – Oct. 7, 2013

James “Jim” P. Sobrofski of Ottawa died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family at the age of 66. He was born in Waukesha on March 6, 1947, the only child of Mathew and Ruth (nee Streeck) Sobrofski.

He was a 1965 graduate of Waukesha South High School. On Sept. 21, 1968, he married Patricia Staffeldt at St. William Catholic Church. Jim worked as a systems analyst for American Motors Corp., Columbia Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Following his career as a systems analyst, he worked for Colder’s for a few years. Jim loved the outdoors, especially during the fall season. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, golfing and traveling. He was always very active and could always be found working on different projects. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and he will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 45 years, Pat Sobrofski of Ottawa, and their sons, Matthew Sobrofski of Genesee, Brian (Angela) Sobrofski of Oconomowoc and David Sobrofski of Ottawa. He was the dear grandfather of Allyson and Benjamin Sobrofski and Hailey and Gavin Sobrofski. He is further survived by his brothers- in-law and sisters-inlaw, Jim (Marge) Staffeldt, Kathy (Ron) Marish, Sally (Warren) Staffeldt-Mollenhauer and Brian (Sandy) Staffeldt, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his aunts and uncles, George and Catherine Adler, Helen and Jerry Price, Rose Sobrofski, Charles Sobrofski, William Sobrofski and Andrew Sobrofski.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, Oct. 11, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will preside. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005; or to the American Heart Association, 1555 N. Rivercenter Drive, Suite 212, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.