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Gilbert Joe Vodohosky

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

Gilbert Joe Vodohosky, age 86, of Bowling Green, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital.  Burial was held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
He was born Nov. 25, 1926 in Iowa, the son of Joseph and Lucille Vodohosky.  He married Hiawatha Griffith on Jan. 7, 1945.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2005.  Survivors include son Michael Vodohosky of Bowling Green; grandson Steven Vodohosky of Bowling Green; great grandson Cameron Vodohosky; sister Darlene Shadle of Camanche, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter Lynn Renea Vodohosky.
Gilbert grew up in the Winterset and Newton, Iowa area.  He later moved to Bowling Green after working on a road construction job in Bowling Green and met his love, Hiawatha.  He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy where he spent most of his time in the Philippines.  He worked for Philip Schaper Chevrolet before starting his own business, Gilbert’s Garage, which has been in business for 60 years.  He was a member of the Bowling Green VFW Post #5553.  Gilbert enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing, and was an avid reader of westerns and enjoyed taking family vacations out west to the towns he would read about.
Memorials may be made to the Bowling Green VFW Post #5553.
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