Esther M. Wanta, 91, 1902 Post Road, Stevens Point, (The Wellington Place), died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Friday at the church until the services. The Catholic Society of Foresters and the St. Peter’s and St. Adalbert’s Rosary societies will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Wanta was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Racine, a daughter of the late Joseph and Angeline (Yenick) Garski.
She was married to Otto Wanta on Feb. 24, 1927, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Racine. He died Aug. 3, 1988.
After their marriage, they settled in Rosholt, where they owned an operated The Hotel in Rosholt. They moved to Junction City in 1945 and owned and operated the Midtown Tavern until 1951, when they moved to Stevens Point and owned and operated the Top Hat Bar until retiring in 1972.
She was a member of the St. Peter’s and St. Adalbert’s Rosary societies and the National Catholic Society of Foresters. She was a past member of the St. Peter choir and volunteered at the Holly Shoppe in Lincoln Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Wayerski, Sun City, Ariz., and Elaine (David) Blaskowski, Stevens Point; one son, LeRoy (Gladys), Junction City; one sister, Caroline Bergauer, Beaver Dam; one brother, Cyril Garski, Racine; 13 grandchildren; 17, great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.