Rita T. Siok
Rita T. Siok, 91, Elkhorn, Wis., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at JourneyCare Inpatient Hospice, Woodstock.
She was born April 12, 1922, in Chicago to Theodore and Teresa Mateja.
On Aug. 5, 1944, she married Henry S. “Hank” Siok.
She and her husband retired to Elkhorn in 1977.
She loved being outdoors, camping, boating and fishing. Her greatest joy was her family, and she loved nothing more than spending time and sharing stories with them. She never met a stranger, and her friends stretched from Minnesota to Desert Hot Springs, Calif., where she and and her husband spent many winters. Her laugh was unmistakable and her smile lit up the room. She loved helping people and worked as a social worker senior aide for Walworth County. She also was involved in her church and community. She was a successful gardener. Family and friends remember her always-open door.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley (Gary) Rosiak and Susan Carr; a son, Richard (Nila) Siok; six grandchildren, Laura (Mike) McGee, Bradley (Katrina) Rosiak, Amy Siok, Shelby (Kevin) Hogan, Richard Siok Jr. and Edward (Margy) Siok; and five great-grandchildren, Corie, Seana, Theodore, Violet and Eloise.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2009; a son, Henry T. “Ted” Siok, in 2005; and a son-in-law, Rick Carr, in 2012
Visitation and the funeral Mass were Oct. 25 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Elkhorn. Interment was private.
Donations can be sent to The Pebble Beach Association, Pebble Beach Treasurer, 864 Stonebridge Court, Palatine IL 60074 to be used for a beautification project in her honor.
Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.