Myron M. Soik, 89

Myron M. Soik, 89, of Stevens Point, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2023, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family.

Myron was born on February 26, 1934 in Stevens Point to the late Felix and Regina (née Palbrach) Soik. He attended schools in the town of Stockton before graduating from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1951.

He married the love of his life, Frances Firkus, on April 8, 1961. Frances preceded him in death on February 24, 2013. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged.

In 1946, Myron’s father, Felix, purchased the site of the current farm location in the Town of Stockton (the home farm). Together they worked to expand the farm, buying parcels of land and utilizing the newest developments that came along. As Myron’s family grew, the business continued as Myron Soik & Sons. Myron was a member of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association and was proud to be inducted into the WPVGA Hall of Fame in 2014.

He was passionate about animals, and was an active member in his church and community. Myron enjoyed listening to polka music, traveling, and spoke fondly of the group farm tours he took with Dave Ankley. He also liked going to the casino, hunting, playing cards, and Bingo. One of his favorite pastimes was watching the Brewers and the Packers.

Myron will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by: six children, Curt, Michelle (Kevin) Wasieleski, Bruce (Stacey), Mark (Barb), Judi (Ron) Gosh, and Lynda (Kevin) Schroeder; 19 grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Lindsey, Kirsti, Samantha, CJ, Katie, Cassidy, Josh, Jenna, Heather, Savannah, Mateo, Drew, Leah, Matt, Mickey, Lexus and Nick; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Soik, and sister-in-law, Sr. Rose Margaret Firkus.

Aside from his parents and late wife, Frances, he is preceded in death by his son, Conroy, sister, Dolores Hucke, and brother, Jerome.

The family would like to thank the staff at Whispering Pines Assisted Living for the special care they have provided to Myron over the past year and a half. In addition, they would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their support and compassion given to Myron and his family in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, Myron’s family would appreciate a donation to the Portage County Humane Society at 3200 Iber Lane, Plover or The Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, Ill. 60601 (www.alz.org).

A Mass of Christian Burial for Myron will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7176 Esker Rd., Custer. Rev. Mark Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St., Stevens Point, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A parish rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.