Robert G. Strike, age 83 of Plover, passed away on March 16, 2017, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
Bob was born September 11, 1933 in Stevens Point; son of Edwin and Theresa (Stanczyk) Stroik. Bob attended schools in Stevens Point and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1951.
On May 19, 1959, he married Shirley Meshak at St. Stanislaus Church, in Stevens Point. She survives.
Until his time of retirement, Bob worked at Consolidated Papers-River Division in Whiting for 35 years as a machine tender/operator.
Bob was a faithful member of St. Bronislava’s Catholic Church in Plover.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, drawing/painting, working around his yard as well as spending time at his cottage in the Town of New Hope with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, daughters Laurie (Dave) Warner, Stevens Point, Amy (David) Gaustad, DeForest, son, Christopher (Sharon) Strike, Reedsburg and son-in-law, Mark Shopinski, Wausau; his 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Sarah, Alec, Anna, Rylee, Benjamin, Samantha, Lindsey, Kate and Grace; he is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Strike-Shopinski, his parents, Edwin and Theresa Stroik, his sister, Caroline Peterson and several other relatives including 6 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 6 pm at Shuda Funeral Home in Plover, Wis. Deacon Vern Linzmeier will officiate. Friends and relatives will gather to share memories from 3 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. Bob will be laid to rest in Guardian Angel Cemetery, Stevens Point.
Bob’s family would like to express their thanks for all the care he received at both St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and for the beautiful Harp music provided by Laura Haugen during his stay.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com.