Sophie Kubiak celebrated her 100th birthday in a tiara gettin’ down to some Polka tunes at the Kohler Klub 55 picnic held Sunday, June 30. She is the mother of School Board member Sharon Reilly.
There was beautiful weather, lots of food, and entertainment by Dazzling Dave’s Yo-Yo entertainment, followed by Polka music by Jeff Behrens the “wolf’s Meister” on Sophie’s favorite instrument, the accordion, which she used to play. Kohler Klub 55 director Janine Mueller joined in for a song to play the Stumpf Fiddle.
Sophie Koldys was born on June 25, 1919, in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated in 1937 from South Milwaukee High School. She married Jerome Kubiak on November 24, 1949, and they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Kohler resident Sharon Reilly is their daughter. Sophie has two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sophie and her husband enjoyed 32 years of retirement together. Sophie owned and operated a liquor store in South Milwaukee, played accordion at dance halls, plays piano by ear, and loves polka music. When she was in her 70s, Sophie was a member of Snappy Steppers Senior Dance Troupe. She is a social butterfly and a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. She likes to play cards, learned to play Mahjong at age 98, still rides a stationary bicycle and balances her checkbook monthly. She even knows how to text on a cell phone!
Klub 55 is a fun group for anyone in Kohler and the surrounding community aged 55 and over. Sports, lunches, classes, and road trips are offered throughout the year. For more information call 459-3873, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Village Hall to inquire.