Raymond J. Stroik, 86, Wittenberg, father of three Portage County residents, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at North Central Health Care Center in Wausau.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway, with the Rev. Augustine Bentil officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
A visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the Mass, with a parish rosary at 9 a.m.
Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home of Wittenberg assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at schmidtschulta.com.
Mr. Stroik was born Aug. 25, 1925, in the town of Germania in Shawano County, a son of the late Julian and Julia (Wierzba) Stroik.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in Japan. He was a member of the Elderon Memorial VFW Post 8068.
He was married to Patricia Hintz on Sept. 21, 1953, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent.
He worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee, and the couple also farmed the family farm in the town of Germania.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway and its Men’s Society, of which he was a former president.
Survivors include his wife; six sons, Paul (Kari), Whiting, Michael (Julie) and Joseph (Cindy), both of Wittenberg, John (Mary), Waldo, Frank, Rosholt, and Samuel (Kristi), Schofield; five daughters, Charmayne (Mike) Paap, Wittenberg, Pamela (Mark) Smith, Saukville, Lorraine Skibba, Junction City, Monica (Todd) Abt, Ringle, and Sally Stroik, Schofield; one sister, Emily Filtz, Sugar Camp; one brother, Victor Stroik, Oak Creek; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Maryann; six brothers, Tony, Frank, Felix, Stanley, Walter and Leo; one sister, Esther Steinke; and three grandsons.