John Vouk
John Vouk
  • July 1, 1923 - February 16, 2017
  • Roseville, California

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John Vouk, 93, of Roseville, CA. died February 16, 2017. John Vouk, son of Anton and Rose Vouk, loving husband of Nancy Mix Vouk, passed away on February 16, 2017, at Kaiser Hospital . Surrounded by family members and friends and well cared for by the kind Kaiser Hospital staff. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Teresa Koslosky, Orangevale, CA., son John L. Vouk, Shoreline WA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Janon, Roxanne, Alicia, Jessica, Sarah, Paige, Anton, Chad, Gusty and Luke. Great grandchildren, Jace, Onyx, Winter, Loki, Jadyn, Anton, Amelia, Vivian, Elsmaria, Sky Rose and Nyneive.
John is preceded in death by his mother, father, siblings and sadly his sons, Anton and Lorin Vouk.

John was born July 1, 1923 in the coal mining town Standardville, Utah. He was the youngest of seven children born to his immigrant parents from Slovenia.
He attended Carbon High School in his home town of Price Utah. An excellent student he participated in the debate club, wrestling team and competed on the tennis team. After 2 years in a local college he joined the Navy as an officer and trained as a Naval Pilot. LTJG John Vouk USNR was honorably discharged from the US Navy on Feb. 25, 1963.
While stationed at Fort Lauderdale Navy training, He met Betty Jean Ralston, moved to Seattle Washington and raised four children. He completed his college degree using the GI Bill at the University of Washington. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with emphasize on International studies.
He began his career with the Federal Government at Pier 91, Elliott Bay, in Seattle. He was a purchasing agent for US Bases all over the world, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables. He was an apple and potato expert in Eastern Washington.
John retired in San Diego, California in 1981, after living and working in Alameda, California.
He married Nancy Mix in San Diego and they enjoyed 35 years of marriage together.
Participating in their retirement together in Southern California they loved to travel, visiting friends and family in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah in the cab-over motor home.
John thoroughly enjoyed any leisure time he had. Hobbies and interests included: woodworking, boat building, gardening, bowling, home improvement, fishing with or without the kids, camping, reading, walking the OB pier, crabbing with the family at Kelly's Marina, at Nehelem Bay, Oregon and so much more.
They made the big move to be closer to both sides of their family in 2004 to their beautiful home in Roseville, California. They continued to travel with their motor home and stayed very active with family and friends.
The memorial service will be held on March 11, 2017 at Reicherts Funeral Home, 7320 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, Ca 95610 (916) 729-2229 @ 1:00 pm. Reception to follow at Golden Gate Farm (Teresa's).