Georgiana Sobola, Roseville, Minn., died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 24, of kidney failure, while in hospice care at The Estates in Roseville, Minn.
She was Valedictorian of both her high school class at Cadott, and at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She also received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Minnesota.
Her career in education included teaching English at several high schools in Wisconsin, and as the librarian at St. Anthony Village High School.
Georgiana was active in the League of Women Voters Roseville Area, the DFL North Metro Senior Caucus and served as an election judge. She was a member of the local quilt group, passionate about opera and gardening, and dogs were her companions.
Her mastery of the English language was amazing and she was fluent in the Czech language. She and her sister visited the Czech Republic twice, and translated while on the tour.
She is survived by sister – Lillian (George) Bednar; nieces – Marjorie Norling, Susan (David) Brostrom and Wendy Bedna; great-nieces – Carolyn (Rory) Philstrom and Anna (Eric) Christen; great-greatnieces – Ella and Lucy Christen; and great-great-nephew – Edan Philstrom.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Oscar and Mary Sobola; and nephew – Brian Bednar.
It was her wish that no public service be held. She will be interred in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Cadott.
Memorials may be directed to the League of Women Voters Roseville Area (lwvrosevillearea.org), or the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, 2530 Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113.