July 23, 1924 - August 15, 2015


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek for Marie F. Zika, age 91, who died Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Rehwaldt will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the church in Popple Creek. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Marie was born July 23, 1924 in Walsh County, ND to Frank & Mary (Kalal) Sherek. She married Benjamin Zika on May 18, 1946 at Church of Peace in St. Cloud. Marie was a homemaker and lived in the Sauk Rapids area since her marriage. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek. Marie enjoyed dancing, traveling, flower gardening, baking and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Dale & Carol Ann Zika of Sartell, Mary Kay May of Anoka, Diane & LeRoy Justin of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Alyce Bogert of Lankin, ND, Grace Trenda of Blaine; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; son-in-law, LeRoy May; sister, Agnes Dvorak; brothers, Rudy and Joe Sherek; great grandchildren, Elijah Meyer and Mary Ellen Rocca.