Edith Stika, age 90, of Protivin, Iowa, died on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Accura Healthcare of Cresco, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Protivin, Iowa, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with Father Nick Radloff officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, from 4-7 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Protivin, and will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
Edith Mae Komarek was born April 17, 1930, in Howard County, IA, daughter of William and Agnes (Pecinovsky) Komarek. She attended grade school in rural Howard County. On May 3, 1948, Edith married Edmund Stika at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They farmed their century farm located 2 ½ miles N of Protivin. They were blessed with 5 children. In addition to being a homemaker, Edith worked as a cook at The Mint in Protivin for 16 years. She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and member of the Domestic Executives Club in Protivin.
To say Edith enjoyed playing cards is an understatement. She spent many hours playing with family at her house and with friends downtown. Edith was not afraid to bid while playing 500, and liked playing many other card games. Edith enjoyed when family and friends would stop by to visit. She made the best chicken noodle soup and duck. Edith liked to read, put together puzzles, word searches, and cutting out stamps for her collection with a special pair of pink scissors. Edith’s pride and joy was her family. She always looked forward to family get-togethers; where shortly after everyone arrived a deck of cards would appear.
Edith is survived by her children Judy (Linus) Lechtenberg of Fort Atkinson, IA, Alvin (Ilene) Stika of Nashua, IA, Dennis (Carol) Stika of Cresco, IA, and Carol (Patrick) O’Donnell of Nora Springs, IA; grandchildren Vicki (Rick) Dirksen, Karla (Jon) Peterson, Chad (Cyrilla Meyer) Lechtenberg, Amy (Mike) Sabelka, Benjamin Stika, Sarah (Gerald) Balk, Jill (BJ) Dahl, Cody (Kari) Stika, Casey (Darcy) Stika, Kelsey (Adam) Nelson, Connor O’Donnell, and Carly O’Donnell; 16 great grandchildren with 1 on the way; sister Leona Gesing of Waukon, IA; sister-in-law Dorothy Stika; brother-in-law Art (Rosie) Stika; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Agnes Komarek, father and mother-in-law Joseph and Philomena Stika, husband Edmund in 2003, son David Stika in 1988, grandson Andy in 2013, brother Leonard Komarek in 1942, sister Alice (Roger) Praska, and brothers-in-law Joseph Gesing and Robert Stika Sr., along with many nieces and nephews.
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