John Stephen Vokoun
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Vokoun, John Stephen
Dec 13, 1951 - Dec 13, 2011

Age 60. Omaha. Survived by wife of 38 years, Rose Vokoun; daughter, Catherine Henningsen and Troy Spencer; son, Brian Vokoun and Ashley Spracklin; son-in-law, Kevin Henningsen; six grandchildren; Kaleb, Kooper, Kaitlyn, Johnathan, Khloe and Carly.
MEMORIAL VISITATION Friday 4-8pm with a Rosary Service at 7pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). MEMORIAL MASS Saturday, 9am at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (109 S. 19th St.) Inurnment, Voss Mohr Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Open Door Mission or the Omaha Food Bank. Visit for online condolences
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

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Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2011.
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December 19, 2011
Dear Katie-

Thank you for calling me about your Dad.

I knew John for 25 years and his passing has effected me deeply.

I will miss coming to Omaha and sharing my life with John.

His memory will live on in ny mind and dreams forever.


William Hetzer
William Hetzer
December 18, 2011
Rose, So sorry to hear about John! My dad called me and told me. Knew you and John since high school, although some years have passed. I talked to john before i left for Arizona and we were going to try to get together but didn't make it. A truely great guy and we had great times together. My prayers are with you and the family.
Tim Ryan
December 18, 2011
Dear Rose and family,
We want to extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family for the passing of John! John always had a smile and some sort of smart comeback! Everyone I know loved John and I know he sure loved you and his family!!!!
May God Bring you Peace and Comfort - John- Rest in Heavenly Peace!
Julie and Paul Wagner
Juie and Paul Wagner
December 17, 2011
Dearest John ... Please know that hearts are breaking for you and your family. Also know that they will be taken care of in your imposed and very premature absence. Remember, in the candid words of your loving and courageous wife, my sister: Like it or not ... you and I will be forever bonded. Much Love Always Brother!
Pam Phillips
December 17, 2011
I had the pleasure of getting to know John when he was still in high school. What a great guy. He had the biggest heart and that great sense of humor. He had a great influence on everyone that he met and interacted with. He was not only a brother-in-law but also a great friend. We will miss him always and he will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our love, Steve, Valerie and Steven
Valerie Cook
December 16, 2011
Thank You to everyone who came to the wake this Evening. We Love You Dad.
December 16, 2011
I have known John for 3/4 of my life. I've worked for John and his family for almost 20 years. There were a lot of good times and even some great times working for him. Some times we would play a little tennis on our lunch breaks. I remember playing frisbee with him in the rain when I was about 10. He is my Brother-In-Law, my friend and was my boss.
Barb has known John for 26 years and loves him like a brother.
He is gone now. His pain and suffering are over.
He will always be loved and never forgotten.
Leo & Barbara Adams
December 16, 2011
Rose, I am so sorry for your loss.
Donna Taylor
December 15, 2011
You will be missed but now you can rest.
December 15, 2011
I was introduced to John by Earl Kolar the former owner of the repair shop I bought in 1989. After that first meeting it was like the open door policy at 714 So. 15th. Thanks to John I got to do things Id' never thought possible. We played numerus coarses and watched a good many games at Blatt over the years. And when I'd order from Driscoll he'd use the comic section for packing. The last time we spoke he didn't tell me anything was wrong, but he did tell me about how much fun he was having with his grandkids. Rest in peace my friend.
Roger Lukasiewicz
December 14, 2011
I only had the pleasure to hang out with John a few times during the College World Series. But in that little amount a time it was very obvious the size of his heart. He was was one of those very few people that you just couldnt get enough of. He will be missed greatly.
Dennis Hanafan
December 14, 2011
We all love and miss you Dad
Brian Vokoun
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