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Joe L. Vodvarka, 78, of rural Dodge, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home. Graveside service with military honors will be 11:00am on Saturday, November 23 at Bohemian National Cemetery – rural Dodge. Lunch will follow at the Dodge Veterans Club. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home in Dodge. Memorials may be made to the Bohemian National Cemetery. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Joe Louis Vodvarka was born on April 3, 1941 to Joseph and Marie (Cisler) Vodvarka at their home east of Dodge. After graduating from Dodge High School in 1961, Joe enlisted in the United States Army. He was a quartermaster and was stationed in Germany for over 2 years before being honorably discharged in 1964. Joe worked for Vlach and Son Grocery Store in Dodge for ten years before joining in the family farm. He farmed, raised hogs, and did custom hay stacking and windrowing.
Joe was a member of the Platte County Pork Association and Secretary and Treasurer of Bohemian National Cemetery. He enjoyed going to farm sales and consignment sales.
Joe is survived by his brother, Ed Vodvarka, of rural Dodge. He is preceded in death by his parents.