Video: Kohler resident Sophie Kubiak celebrates 99th birthday
Kohler resident Sophie Kubiak celebrated her 99th birthday on June 25, 2018. She was born one year after The American Club was built! A celebration was held for her at the Kohler Klub 55 gathering on June 29, where she was presented with a proclamation from the Kohler Village board by Trustee Mike Zimmerman.
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!