Martha (Wiknik) Schraft, 100, wife of the late Francis “Frank” Schraft, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Middlesex HealthCare in Middletown.
Martha was born December 7, 1912 in Middletown, the daughter of the late Ludwig and Adela (Schultz) Wiknik. In early December she enjoyed a family and friends 100th birthday celebration. She entertained all with her witty sense of humor and remarks. Prior to her retirement in 1973, she was employed at The Ripley Company in Cromwell. She and her husband enjoyed traveling the United States in their 5th wheel for many years. Martha was an avid reader. She and Frank enjoyed dancing, playing cards and had many pet parakeets.
She is survived by her brother, Arthur Wiknik and his wife Mildred of Higganum, her sister Gertrude Zanelli of Higganum, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Frank, she was predeceased by her brothers, Harry and Henry Wiknik and her sisters, Evelyn Erdman and Elsie Kleinschmidt.
Funeral services will be held at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown on (Dec. 31st) at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the State Veteran’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers: Fred Erdman, David and Richard Zanelli, Jerry, Kevin and Brendan Wiknik Per Martha’s request, please do not send flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457.