In Memory of

Joseph Dennis Vodraska

January 15, 1951 - February 4, 2021
From: Primghar, IA
Joseph Dennis Vodraska

Joseph Dennis Vodraska

Born: January 15, 1951
Died: February 4, 2021
Age: 70

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     Joseph Dennis Vodraska was born January 15, 1951 to the parents of Louis and Evelyn (Kelsey) Vodraska in Owatonna, MN.  Following his education, Joe worked various jobs in the Spirit Lake area.

     In 1987, Joe married Dawn Kladstrup.  They lived in Spirit Lake, Humboldt and Spencer.  Joe worked at Arnolds Park Amusement Park and then Godfather’s Pizza in Humboldt, Spirit Lake and Spencer until his retirement due to health reasons.  In Joe’s spare time, he enjoyed working on his trucks, playing card games, watching old country western shows and taking Dawn to area towns to shop and visit family and friends.  In December 2018, Joe and Dawn moved into the Pearl Valley Nursing Home in Primghar, IA. 

     Joe passed away on February 4, 2021 at the Pearl Valley Nursing Home in Primghar at the age of 70.  He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dawn in May 2019; son, Daron Vodraska; brothers: Francis and Larry; sisters: Kathryn Fitzgerald and Marcella McCord.

     Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Tom Vodraska of Osceola, IA; sisters: Pat Jensen of Gilmore City, IA and Bernadine Reis of Pocahontas, IA; brother-in-law, Steve (Linda) Kladstrup of Spencer, IA; sister-in-law, Shelly (Curt) Johnson of Spencer, IA; other relatives and friends.

Private Services will be held at a later date.


Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:42 PM
“Dear Family,
We were very sorry to read about Joe. We always enjoyed visiting with him at Godfathers pizza.
Also I had some fun times with Dawn and Joe when I called bingo at Sunset.
Know you are all in our prayers,
Roger and Jackie
- Jackie Mann
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 3:43 PM
“Pat Robert Linda kimmy Mike and the rest of the families
I am very sorry for your loss of your brother father uncle
My god wrap his arms around you all at this difficult time”
- Joanna Knuths
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:46 AM
“Praying for you ”
- Jessica elg
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“RIP Uncle Joe - I can imagine all the love you received when you entered heaven with all your loved ones to greet you. Take care gentle soul until we meet again. ”
- Trina Vodraska McCreary
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“Thoughts,and prayers to Joes family. I first meet Joe and Dawn at Sunset apts when I worked there and they lived there. I am Betting Dawn meet him at the golden gates. Keep the memories alive. AS it is good medicine for the mind heart and soul. 😊”
- Brenda (Simpson) Pomeroy
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“He is my uncle and I will miss him
Love you uncle JOE ”
- Robert
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