Obit: Stoklasa, James A. (1923 – 2008)
Surnames: Stoklasa, Mata, Petrik, Hora, Silva, Steiner, Salvino, Aguilar, Golden
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) November 26, 2008
Stoklasa, James A. (13 Sept. 1923 – 23 Nov. 2008)
James A. Stoklasa, 85, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Black River Falls died Sunday, Nov. 23, in Resurrection Hospital in Chicago.
He was born in the Czech Republic Sept. 13, 1923, to Vaclav and Margaret (Mata) Stoklasa. He was raised in the Czech Republic, and he married Frances R. Petrik in France in 1952.
The couple immigrated to the United States in 1958, and they settled in Chicago.
In 1968, they moved to the Town of Adams in Jackson County.
Following the death of his wife, Frances, Jan. 9, 2003, James moved back to Chicago.
Jim was employed as a machinist. He enjoyed reading.
Surviving are two daughters, Harriet (Joseph) Hora, Berwyn, IL, and Lydia Silva, Oak Park, IL; two grandchildren, Jacqueline and Beatrice; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Savannah, Tyler and Blake; and a brother, Jaroslav Stoklasa.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Sacramento Silva.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Black River Falls. Rev. John Steiner will officiate, and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls.
Relatives and friends may call at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Hora, Austin and Jerome Salvino, Billy Aguilar and Michael Golden.
Torgerson’s Funeral Service (715-284-4321), Black River Falls, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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