Joseph M. Vukov
1935 - 2021
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 F St
Omaha, NE
Vukov, Joseph Matthew

March 13, 1935 - October 21, 2021

Joseph Matthew Vukov, age 86, passed away on October 21, 2021 at his home in Omaha. Joe was born to first generation Croatian immigrants, Joseph and Irene (Kopcanski) Vukov. He was the second of three children and grew up in South Omaha.

He attended South High School and decided to enter the United States Air Force in 1952. Joe spent four years in the Air Force and achieved the rank of Airman First Class. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Joe spent time at Thule Air Base in Greenland and Tyndall Airforce Base in Panama City, FL. Upon completing his service, Joe returned to Omaha, attended classes at the University of Omaha, and began his lifelong career as an insurance salesman.

Joe married the love of his life, Lillian Cronican on September 11, 1961. Joe and Lil had six children between 1963 and 1975. Joe worked hard at his craft while raising 6 children and started his own company in 1977, the Joe Vukov Real Estate and Insurance Agency. Joe spent the next 42 years building a business and providing service to hundreds of clients in his community.

Joe was actively involved in making South Omaha a better place. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the South Omaha Optimist Club, The Boy Scouts of America, the Disabled American Veterans, The Federation of Eagles, the Croatian Culteral Society, and St. Mary's Church.

Joe loved to hunt, fish, and golf with family and friends. He loved the Nebraska Huskers football team, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by sister, Catherine Donahue. He is survived by wife, Lillian; children, Joe Vukov, Suzan Downing, Mark Vukov, Tom (Lisa) Vukov, Jennifer (Greg) Andrade, and Patrick Vukov; grandchildren, Taylor, Savanna, Audrey, Maddy, and Lilly; and brother, Frank (Donna) Vukov.

VISITATION begins Thursday at 4pm with WAKE SERVICE at 6:30pm at the Mortuary. FUNERAL on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church (36 & Q St) at 10am. INTERMENT: St. John's Cemetery. Memorials to the Knights of Columbus #3019.


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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, 2021.
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Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 F St, Omaha, NE
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 F St, Omaha, NE
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36 & Q St, NE
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Joe was a great man, hardworking and cared so much for his family. It was a honor to know him. Prayers for him and his family.
Jen Wellendorf
October 30, 2021
My thoughts and prayers for your loss. My oldest memories of Joe and of course Lil are when they had their offices down in Sunshine Drive. It was then that began the friendship with my dad the late Bob "the barber" Dorsch. I can remember riding our bikes down and stopping at the pharmacy for some candy and walking down the side walk and seeing the Vukov´s working then stop in to the barber shop for some double bubble gum and/or dum dum suckers. Thank you for providing an important service to the community.
Suzanne dorsch
October 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gary Baumann
October 29, 2021
My deepest condolences to your family. God Bless
Mary Heidenreich Riley
October 28, 2021
Mark , i am so sorry for your loss , your dad was a good stewart of his blessings - and he had many . prayers to you and your family.
mary mckittrick
October 28, 2021
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss .
Kenneth Wakefield
October 28, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always kind and welcoming. He also raised some great kids, my dear friend Susan being one of them.
Mollie Haney
October 27, 2021
Our deepest sympathies for your loss but the great memories or remain forever. Praying for you
Jeff and Margy Fisher
October 27, 2021
Jeff an Margaret Fisher
October 27, 2021
Thank you for your Service May you be granted an Honorable and Restful Peace
October 26, 2021
Deepest sympathy to family of Joe. He was one of my favorite people to work with at Timmerman & Sons Feeding Co. He would make his yearly visits to our office and always remembered everyone with a Christmas gift. He was a very caring, loving man that went out of his way to meet his clients needs. Joe will be missed so much and prayers to all family members.
Mike Ostransky
October 25, 2021
Kiewit ELDP Team
October 25, 2021
So very sorry to hear if Joes passing. My parents and Aunt & Uncle were good friends of Joes. I remember him well from my childhood. Sending prayers for all of you.
Sandy Tomsu Flott
October 24, 2021
Thank you for your military service
Marc S
October 24, 2021
I didnt know your Pops but always got to smiling when you were telling stories. Condolences.
Brian Cady
October 23, 2021
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