Regina "Jean" Zdroik
Regina "Jean" A. Zdroik age 96 of Stevens Point, passed away surrounded by her family, on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at the Portage County Health Care Center where she resided the past six years. A Mass of Christian Burial for Regina will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. Rev. Greg Michaud will officiate. Friends and family may gather to share memories from 4:30 - 8:30 PM on Friday night at the Shuda Funeral Chapel - Stevens Point. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 PM at the chapel. Visitation will also be Saturday at the church starting at 9:30-10:45 AM prior to the Mass. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Regina was born August 27, 1922 in Rosholt, the daughter of John and Josephine (Kieruczenko) Kowalski. After attending Edison Elementary in the town of Sharon and Emerson High School in Stevens Point, she married Edwin Zdroik on May 10,1942 at Sacred Heart Church in Polonia.They settled on a farm in the town of Sharon until 1976 and later to their home on 10th St.Stevens Point. In November of 1978 her husband passed away.She enjoyed the presence of family around her,grandchildren and great-grand-children, farming, gardening, baking pies and bread.
She is survived by her son; David (Judith) Custer, three daughters; Louise (Peter) Loehnertz Uttech Madison, Sheila (Dan) Hinic Almond, and Lisa Zdroik, Stevens Point, also 15 grandchildren: Crystal Lepak, Mark Lepak and Matthew Lepak, Brenda (Rob) Tuszka, Cheryl (Anders) Mikkelson, Stacey (Kerry) Krogwold, Emma (Ron) Loehnertz Belshaw, Tom Loehnertz, Suzanne (Charles) Tonelli, Cary (Chris)Neumann, Dave (Bev) Zdroik, Kelsy (Chris) Lee, Adam Zdroik,Tyler Zdroik and Kalee Zdroik,11 great- grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.She is further survived by brothers: John (Betty) Kowalski Stevens Point and Daniel (Mary) Kowalski Plover and sister Janice Retzke and sister-in-law Jane Zdroik and brother-in-law Mike Wierzba. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters; Patricia (Stan) Lepak and Phyllis (Bob) Gross and two sons; William Zdroik and Jerry (Linda) Zdroik, brothers; Stanley and Emil Kowalski and sisters; Theresa Piotrowski, Betty Smaglik, Mary Meshak, Helen Kolinski, Emily Wierzba ,Angeline Langteau and Virginia Schroekenthaler.
Her strength came from her personal commitment to our Lord. She was a member of Sacred Heart Rosary Society and was devoted to her parish community and to her family. A heartfelt thank you to the staff that lovingly cared for Regina at Portage County Health Care Center.