Clarence S. Zinda, Age 89, of 7698 Merryland Drive, Rosholt went into God's arms on March 21, 2011 while surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was born On February 13, 1922 in the Town of Sharon. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Kozelek) Zinda. He attended Madison school in the Town of Sharon and graduated 8th grade with honors. As a young man he worked on the family farm, later acquiring a job on the Joe Lukavitz farm, which he later purchased and operated until the time of his death. Clarence married the former Margaret Maslowski on September 11, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2009. Clarence has worked for the Four Wheel Drive Defense Plant and Nash Kelvinator Corporation that made the Nash automobiles in Milwaukee for a number of years. He also worked for L. G. Arnold, CD Smith and Consolidated
Construction where he had a hand in the building of the dorms at the UW-Stevens Point and the Fine Arts Building of which he was very proud of. Clarence was a carpenter for the Local Union 804 until this retirement in 1974. Clarence was secretary and treasurer for the St. Isadore Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 18 years, and was treasurer for the school District No. 9 for nine years. He was a member of the Stevens Point Moose Lodge #1170, Tomorrow River Conservation Club, and the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church and was an honorary member of the PLAV (Polish Legion of American Veterans) Polonia Post 185. Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and forestry. He mostly loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, John (Beverly) Zinda of Rosholt and Kevin (Lori) Zinda of Bancroft. Two daughters Cheryl (Tim) Hetzer of Butternut, WI. and Carol Shields of Appleton. Twelve grandchildren, Jeremy Jason, Grant, Scott, Chris, Carly, Eric, Matthew, Josh, Lacey, Krista and Tanner. Nine great grandchildren Landon, Jameson, Austin, Kaylae, Hunter, Collin, Andrew and Isabella. Two sisters Sophie Stanislawski of Menasha and Geraldine Yenter of Milwaukee and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers a memorial in his name will be established in Clarence's name at a later date.
The family would like to thank Ministry St. Michaels Hospital's 2nd Floor nursing staff for their care given to our dad. We especially want to thank Wellington Place for their personal care and attention given to Dad during his residency there. The tender loving kindness shown to him will never be forgotten.
Dad will be remembered most for his quick wit, his sense of humor and his striped bibs.
Mom and Dad traveled through life as an inseparable pair, who now found each other again in the arms of God and will continue their journey together.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday March 25, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. Rev. Marcin Mankowski officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point and from 9:30 a.m. Friday morning at Sacred Heart Church until the time for mass. A parish rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com