Obituary for Frank “Butch” Sojka

Frank “Butch” R. Sojka, 66, Pittsville, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Crossroads Church in Pittsville where visitation will be from 11:00 am until service time. Pastor David Bratlie will officiate.

Butch was born on February 5, 1956 in Marshfield to Frank and Beatrice (Hutter) Sojka Jr. He graduated from Pittsville High School where he lettered in football his senior year.

He was an avid hunter, taking many trips to Canada. His last hunting trip was an elk hunt in Idaho with his son, Chad. He was also a member of Camp Pubie Hunting Club who were like brothers to him. Butch enjoyed carpentry, baking, spending time outside, traveling, and being adventurous. He was an avid supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the FFA. He also loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. Butch retired three years ago from the Canadian National Railway after a 32 year career. He traveled from Nova Scotia to Vancouver to the Alaskan border, all the way down to New Orleans. He loved working on the test car and the men he worked with.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie, children, first wife and mother of his daughters, Sonia Hanneman, daughters, Stephanie Ysquierdo (Pat Hamilton) and Stacey Garza (Cody Thompson), son, Chad (Lindsay) Sojka, stepdaughter, Emmy (Jeremy) Roper, 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Gerald (Judy) Sojka, Donald (Jayne) Sojka, Joanne (Ron) Cournoyer, and David (Wendy) Sojka, all of Pittsville, as well as his brothers- and sisters- in-law, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, former  wife and mother of his son, Victoria Sojka, and brother Bill Sojka.

Butch truly is a legend.

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