Stanley F. Jozwiak, 91, of Woodstock, died Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Stan was born May 9, 1927, in LaSalle, to Stanley and Edith Jozwiak. He married Mary Ann Schlosser on Oct. 11, 1952, St. Mary’s Church, Peru.
Stan was educated in LaSalle, attending St. Joseph Grade School and St. Bede Academy. He was a Boy Scout, achieving the Life Rank. He excelled academically while participating in sports. He was an avid weightlifter and amateur boxer and belonged to the LaSalle Barbell Club. Upon graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was called back to serve in the Korean War while attending the University of Illinois-Champaign. He had attended LPO Community College, where he played football. He finished his education at Bradley University, Peoria, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Stan started his career at Illinois Bell while attending school on the GI Bill. He held various management positions throughout the state during his 38-year career. In Woodstock, he was active in Rotary Club, Lions Club, and the chamber of commerce and was involved in many charitable events. During his working life, he coached St. Mary Football, Little League and Teener League and was involved in Boy Scouts. Stan was also involved in the Marian Central Catholic High School’s Fathers Club. He was a loyal Cubs fan and lived to see a World Series win. And he was excited to attend the 1985 Chicago Bears playoff games leading up to the Bears’ Super Bowl win.
After he retired, Stan enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events. He belonged to the China Marine Association and enjoyed attending yearly reunions.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; five children, Susan (Dave) Sweet, Julie Jozwiak and Janet Jozwiak, all of Woodstock, Robert (Suzanne) Jozwiak, of Vernon Hills, and Steven (Sara) Jozwiak, of McHenry; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, James (Joan) Jozwiak, of Portland, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his baby sister, Nancy Jozwiak; another sister, Jean (Bud) Block; a son, John Jozwiak; and, a granddaughter, Amy (Michael) Thornton.
Calling will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave. Interment with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Woodstock.
Memorials may be sent to St. Mary Church.
Arrangements were handled by Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.