Raymond J. Stroik, age 86,
Wittenberg, died on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at North Central Health Care
He was born on August 25, 1925 in the Township of Germania, Shawano County, the son of the late Julian and Julia (Wierzba) Stroik.
Ray was a US Army Veteran serving during World War II in Japan. He was a member of the Elderon Memorial Post #8068 VFW.
On September 21, 1953, Ray was united in marriage to Patricia Hintz at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. She survives.
Ray worked at Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee and the couple also farmed the family farm in the township of Germania. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway and its Men's Society of which he was a former president. Ray enjoyed the Milwaukee Brewers, cutting wood but especially enjoyed deer hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, their children; Paul (Kari) Stroik, Whiting, Michael (Julie) Stroik, Joseph (Cindy) Stroik, and Charmayne (Mike) Paap, all of Wittenberg, Pamela (Mark) Smith, Saukville, Lorraine Skibba, Junction City, John (Mary) Stroik, Waldo, Monica (Todd) Abt, Ringle, Frank Stroik, Rosholt, Samuel (Kristi) Stroik and Sally Stroik, both of Schofield, 26 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and siblings; Emily Filtz, Sugar Camp and Victor Stroik, Oak Creek. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a child in infancy, Maryann, three grandsons; Timothy Stroik, Raymond Skibba & Noah Kedrowski, siblings; Tony, Frank, Felix, Stanley, Leo, Walter and Esther Steinke.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30am, Saturday, January 28, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway. Rev. Augustine Bentil will officiate. Military rites will conducted by the VFW. The visitation will be held from 9am until the time of service at the church. There will be a parish rosary at 9am at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family guest book and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.