She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1939 and worked for two years at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa and riveted airplanes, B-24 and B-26 bommers, during World War II.
Eunice married Joe Fred Stritzke, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 and made their home on the Stritzke farm east of Talala next to the Verdigris River. Due to the Oologah Lake being built, they moved, in 1959, west 3 miles.
Eunice was a farmer’s wife who worked on the farm and raised a large garden and canned many quarts of fruits and vegetables. She raised chickens for many years and sold eggs at her house.
Eunice is survived by her son Fred Stritzke and wife Donna of Talala, daughter Betty Cluck and husband James T. of Claremore and daughter Barbara Reese of Talala; 8 Grandchildren; Diane Holley and husband Britt, Amy Claflin and husband Corey, David Stritzke and wife Shelan, Jeffrey Cluck and wife Tamryn, Lisa Rader and husband Chris, Daniel Cluck and wife Micha, Rhonda Lay and husband Reuben and Dana McCallister and husband Phil; 14 Great-grandchildren; Grace Holley, Conner and Hunter Claflin, Avery Cluck, Jacob, Jesse and Jasper Rader, Laney Tice, Walker and Joseph Cluck, Tyler, Nathan and Kaitlyn Lay and Megan McCallister; one sister, Myrtle Mae Walker.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, parents Louis and Etta Kate Osten, brothers, Jesse and Roy Osten and a special friend Floyd Jackson.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Talala. Interment will follow at the Talala Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.