Rose M. Walker

Rose M. Walker, (nee Skroko), age 97, and a lifelong resident of Joliet, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 3, 1920 in Joliet, she was one of ten children born to Peter and Mary (nee Minarich) Skroko.  She was a graduate of St. John the Baptist Grade School and Joliet Township High School, Class of 1939.  She was proud of working for American Can Company during the war, but most proud of her life as a wife, homemaker, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving are her devoted children, Suzanne (John) Trusty of Joliet, Rollin (Kathryn) Walker of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Lawrence (the late Roxanne) Walker of Joliet, Rosemary (Bruce) Darin of Joliet, and Patricia (Paul) Mackey of Joliet; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rollin Andrew Walker (April 23, 1997); her parents; and nine brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Jan, Maria and Debbie, and Joliet Area Community Hospice for their care and compassion.

Funeral services for Rose Walker will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 404 N. Hickory Street, Joliet.  Interment will be in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery.  Visitation will be held FRIDAY MORNING, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at