JANESVILLE---Stanley A. Kaplan Sr., age 84, of Janesville, died on Friday, January 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 12, 1928, the son of John Sr. and Cathryn (Hrobak) Kaplan. Stan served in the US Army during the Korean War Conflict from 1946 until 1949. He married Joan Behm on November 12, 1955, at St. Williams Catholic Church, Janesville and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2001. Stan was retired from Janesville Sand and Gravel, but had also worked for Fisher Body, Fuller Lumber Co. and Highway Trailer and had also owned his own vegetable business in Janesville. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing cards, polka dancing and helping anyone in need.
Stan is survived by 4 children: Shelly Perry, Steve (Karla) Kaplan, Jerry Kaplan Sr., and June (Glen Perry Sr.) Kaplan all of Janesville; 12 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan; a son, Stan Kaplan Jr.; a granddaughter, Cassandra; son-in-law, Carl Perry; and 5 siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Janesville with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Lake Ripley Cemetery, Cambridge. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville is assisting the family.