Esther Stroik, Age 97, of Stevens Point, Died Tuesday Feb. 1, 2011, at the Portage County Health care center. She was born May 3, 1913 in the Town of Sharon. Daughter of the late Frank & Anna (Kozolek) Zinda. Her marriage to Joseph Stroik took place on Oct. 1, 1938 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. He died April 29, 1968. Esther and her late husband owned and operated Joe's Bar on the square since 1959. Esther along with the help of her son Roger Stroik and son in law Richard Morton took over the business after her husband's death in 1968. Esther owned the bar until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the St. Stanislaus Rosary society Rose # 20. She enjoyed taking walks, gardening and being involved with helping her Church. In lieu of flowers a memorial in her name will be established at a later date.
Survivors include One Daughter: Clarida "Teri" (Richard) Morton of Eagle River. Six Grandchildren: Tammy Mirwald, Traci (Dennis) Snedden, Kimberly McGee, Tina (Larry) Fuch, Jodi Stroik and Sean Stroik. 11 Great Grandchildren. 2 Sisters Sophie Stanislawski of Menasha and Geraldine Yenter of Milwaukee. 1 Brother: Clarence Zinda of Rosholt. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph, 1 son Roger, 1 infant daughter, 1 Daughter-in-law Jean Stroik, 2 Sisters & 2 Brothers.
Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Monday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Burial in the Guardian Angel cemetery. Visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of services Monday morning at the Church. A general rosary will be prayed at 10:00 AM Monday morning at the Church. Pisarski/Dzikoski funeral home assisted the family with arrangements. For on line condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com