Walter Stoklosa, age 96, of Rockford and formerly of Janesville, died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospital, in Rockford, IL. He was born in Chicago on Oct. 21, 1917, the son of Frank and Anna (Szafraniec) Stoklosa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and married Genevieve Peck on Sept. 27, 1947 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Walter had been employed by Kroger's Food, IGA, and Piggly Wiggly. After his retirement, he worked for the Janesville Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, the VFW Club, the Moose Club and was very active in St. Patrick's parish activities including being a lector for many years.\

Walter is survived by his wife, Genevieve Stoklosa of Rockford; 2 children, Michael (Karen) Stoklosa of Janesville and Mary (Richard) Mowris of Rockford; 5 grandchildren: Peter (Jamie Lee) Mowris, Anna (Thomas) Murphy, Vanessa Mowris, Michelle (Jason) Cuyler and Kathryn Stoklosa; 2 great grandchildren: Caden and Cole Cuyler. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward.

A Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Rev. James Kuhn officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers please make to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.