Dr. Steve R. Osicka, 81, Wild Rose, who practiced medicine for 41 years in the communities of Amherst, Berlin, Redgranite, Wautoma and Wild Rose, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West Holden Lutheran Church in the town of Wautoma, Waushara County. Burial will be in the West Holden Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the services.
The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose is assisting the family.
A memorial in his name has been established.
Mr. Osicka was born June 13, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Antonin and Ludmila (Osvacilova) Osicka. He returned to the U.S. in 1939 after living in Czechoslovakia.
He was married to Emelia Moravec on Aug. 8, 1942, in Cudahy, Wis. She died March 24, 1997.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1945.
He graduated from Northwestern University in 1941 and Marquette Medical School in 1949. He served Amherst in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1974 he was elected a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Recently he was honored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the State Medical Society for 50 years of service.
Until his recent illness, his interests included hunting, fishing, politics, history and writing.
Survivors included two sons, Barry (Beth), Wild Rose, and Tim, Schofield; one daughter Dana (Dr. Landy) Bonelli, Wauwatosa; one sister, Alena (Mike) Puchmajer, Tehachapi, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Milos.