Passing of IPA Hall of Fame Member: Stanley “Stas” Golonka







It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of I.P.A. Hall of Fame member Stanley “Stas” Golonka. 

Our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife Sue, his children Allan, Michelle, their families, and all of his friends.

Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

Stas was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 2016.

Known by all polka music fans as “The King of Honky”, Stas’ steady drum beat and velvet vocals were loved by one and all.

We’ll miss you Stas and we’ll “Forget you Never”.

Rest in Peace.

Click Here for For Stanley “Stas” Golonka’s I.P.A. Hall of Fame Biography.

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Services are as follows:

Stanley R. “The King of Honky” Golonka, age 75, Army Veteran, beloved husband of Susan C. (Poloko); loving father of Allan Golonka and Michelle (Robert) Jones; cherished grandfather of Olivia, Madeline and Faith Jones; dearest brother of the late Geraldine (the late Walter) Ciokiewicz and the late Dolores (Ed) Goodwin; dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.

All family and friends are welcome to gather for a 10:00 A.M. Mass at Queen of the Universe Church 7114 S. Hamlin Ave. Chicago. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation Private.

Funeral Services/Mass:
10:00 AM on Saturday January 4th, 2020
Queen of the Universe Church
7114 S Hamlin Ave
Chicago, IL 60629

Link to Obituary

Photos courtesy of Les Kapuscinski

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