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John Votek

John Phillip Votek, 78 of Pacific Junction, IA entered into eternal rest on May 10, 2014 in Tabor, IA. He was born on Feb. 27, 1936 in Omaha, NE to John & Bernice (Tallman) Votek. The family moved to Glenwood when John was in junior high. He graduated from Glenwood High School with the Class of 1954. John was united in marriage to Juanita June Fisher on Oct. 9, 1954 in Glenwood, IA. To this union five children were born, Catherine, Diedre, Victoria, Jenny & Nicholas.

John was active in the National Guard for 32 years. He was employed with the Chevrolet Dealership as a car salesman until his retirement. John enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding John in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Juanita Votek of Pacific Junction, IA; children, Catherine Ruth of Pacific Junction, IA; Diedre Votek of Glenwood, IA; Victoria Marie & husband Donald Manis of Powhatan, VA; Jenny Lynn McVay of Pacific Junction, IA; Nicholas J. (Angie) Votek of Sioux City, IA; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur J. Votek of CA; extended relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

The burial will be private.

Visitation:Saturday, May 10, 2014
12:00 PM

Service:Saturday, May 24, 2014
2:00 PM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

5 Condolences

  • Ben Plummer Posted May 11, 2014 12:00 am

    Dear Juanita and family,

    I send our sincere condolence upon the death of John. He was always a warm and compassionate gentleman. As we traveled our separate ways it was always nice to be welcomed by John upon returning to Glenwood for our homecoming reunions. We send our prayers to you in this time of grief. It is indeed sad to lose another of our classmates from the class of 1954.

    Ben Plummer

  • Mel & Waneta Havener Posted May 12, 2014 12:00 am

    Dear Juanita & family.

    We wish to send our condolence with the passing of John, a true & helpfull husband, father, Military leader & class mate of 1954. He alway’s set a fine example for all, by his actions in life, while growing up & living in Glenwood, Iowa.

    Mel Havener & family.

  • Cheryl Evans Posted May 12, 2014 12:00 am

    God bless and comfort your family during this time of grief.

  • Leonard Griffith Posted May 15, 2014 12:00 am

    Always valued John’s opinion and approval as I got to work with Nick in hs sports. Great family reflective of John’s leadership.

  • Robert Graham Posted May 30, 2014 12:00 am

    My condolences to your family regarding John’s passing. It was always a delight to meet John whether at the Baptist Church or around Glenwood. He was a trusted ally to our family for many years and such a gentleman to our Mother in her later years.

    Robert Graham, Cambridge, MA

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