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Saturday, October 4, 2008 Mourns the Passing of Ed Sojka

Edward E. Sojka, age 56, of Wapella, passed away at his family residence in Wapella at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2008.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Family will conduct services. Burial will follow. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton is handling arrangements.

Edward E. was born in Clinton, Ill. on Sept. 6, 1952 a son of Edward John and Eva Mae Mearida Sojka. Survivors include: his mother, Eva Mea Sojka, of Wapella; one step-son, Steve Baker of Morton, Ill. and one granddaughter, Samantha Baker of Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Beverly Ann Geddes. Edward was a truck driver for 35 years. For many of those years he worked at Williams Nationalease Co. in Normal, Il. Earlier in his life he played the drums in a band. He was an avid video-game player.

Ed was a Wapella Wildcat and will be greatly missed in the Village.

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