A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainfield, with the Rev. Paul Lippert officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be at Leikness & Stall Funeral Home in Plainfield from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the Mass. A rosary will be prayer at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial will be established.
Condolences may be offered online at www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Guokas was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Plainfield, a son of the late Stanley and Barbara (Gedrick) Guokas. He grew up on the family farm and attended local schools, graduating from Plainfield High School (now Tri County) with the class of 1940.
He entered the U.S. Navy on Nov. 27, 1943, in Milwaukee and was discharged Feb. 1, 1946, at Great Lakes, Ill. While in the service, he graduated from technical schools before serving on U.S. Navy ships, including the Bunker Hill.
He then attended DeForest Electronic Institute in Chicago, and was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement in February of 1979.
He was married to Rose Mary Bodoh on Nov. 25, 1950, at St. John Catholic Church in Marshfield. She preceded him in death.
The couple lived in Michigan, Madison and then Milwaukee where he served at General Mitchell Field until he retired. They moved to Plainfield in 1979.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, serving as proclaimer and usher for many years. He taught the AARP “55 Alive” course in the area, was a member of Toastmasters, served as a judge for “Quiz Bowl” and was a member of the Charismatic Group of Stevens Point.
Survivors include five children, Stanley (Monica), Theresa, Gerald (Bonnie), Charles (Linda) and Mary; one sister, Eleanor Conlon; eight grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jacunski and Beruta Norwood.