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John Sobeck, founder of Chicken Shack, dies at age 92

Posted: 1:27 PM, Aug 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-13 17:27:11Z
John Sobeck, founder of Chicken Shack, dies at age 92

John Sobeck, the founder of popular restaurant Chicken Shack, has died. He was 91.

According to the family, Sobeck's five-month battle with cancer came to the end on Saturday at his home in Berkley.

In 1956, John and his wife, Iola, founded Chicken Shack with a location in Royal Oak. They recently celebrated their 69th anniversary, and in June, they celebrated Chicken Shack's 60th anniversary.

With more than 20 locations in metro Detroit, Chicken Shack has become a known name for chicken in the area.

Visitation will happen on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home on Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Shrine of the Little Flower Basically on Twelve Mile in Royal Oak.

He is survived by his wife, Iola; four children, four grand children and nine great-grandchildren.