February 8, 1948 - December 20, 2021
Zorka Irene Stricker, 89, of Northwood passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA. In keeping with Irene's wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. If friends would like to give a memorial, please direct them to the First Lutheran Church, 309 9th St N, Northwood, IA 50459, MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, or the Lutheran Retirement Home in Irene's name. The daughter of Karl and Nellie (Christoff) Kirchoff, Irene was born on February 26, 1932 in Mason City, Iowa. On February 8, 1948 she was united in marriage to Ronald J. Stricker. Irene worked along with her husband farming in the Mason City area, then Northwood, when they moved there in 1956. Irene had a large garden, laying hens, and raised fresh broilers, delivering to her customers for years. She enjoyed bowling on Wednesday Nigh Ladies League Bowling. She also participated in area tournaments. Her and Ron enjoyed fishing mostly in Canada and Red Wing, Minnesota. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Northwood. Irene lived at the Retirement Home for 3 ½ years where she was provided great care and a loving environment. She said to her family more than once, “They are good to me here”. Her survivors are her children: Nick (Barb) Stricker, Sherrie Floy, Carolyn (Steve) Chodur, Ronnie (Vicki) Stricker and Katie (Tim) Barber. Grandchildren: Joe (Sarah), Chris (Kathy), Jacob, Julie (Matt), Jon (Lisa), Nellie (Keith), Samantha (Brad), Josie, Nathan (Beth), and Terra (Dave). Great-Grandchildren: Jarrett, Jordan, Caysen, Ruby, Zack, Blake, Cody, Deagan, Skylar, Kia, Brynlee, Buckley, Kyle, Marcus, Maddie, Keagan, Mason and Merrick. Sister, Marie Clagett. Brother, Jordan (Mary) Kirchoff. Sister-in-law: MaryAnn Stricker, as well as many nieces and nephews, plus special friends and care givers. Preceding her in death are her husband, Ron. Parents, Grandparents: Pete and Mary Christoff. In-Laws, Dave and Catherine Stricker, Dave (Marie), Ralph (Jerry), Ben (Mary) and Harold Stricker. Thelma (Jess) Purviance, Leah (Stanley) Hage and Dean Clagett. Son-in-law, Jeff Floy. Nephews, Cary Jack and his wife Viola, and Kent Stricker.
Zorka Irene Stricker, 89, of Northwood passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA. In keeping with Irene's wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. If friends would... View Obituary & Service Information
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