James Vokacek

 

James Vokacek

James Mill “Bulldog” Vokacek, 65, passed peacefully on Oct. 16, 2013 in Wasilla. Jimmy was born in Kodiak on Sept. 22, 1948 where he spent his early years.

The family moved to Anchorage just after statehood in 1960. He was a graduate of East High’s class of 1967. He served 2 years in the Army National Guard.

Jimmy worked as a heavy equipment operator in Anchorage before moving with his young family to homestead in Thorne Bay. In later years Jimmy worked a variety of jobs in the Mat-Su and on the Kenai Peninsula as well as fishing in Kodiak. He loved a good joke and having fun was high on his list of priorities. He was an avid reader of mystery and western novels.

Jimmy will be missed by his family and many friends throughout Alaska and the lower 48 states. He is survived by his daughter Dusty Lynn and son Peter James (Jennifer) Vokacek, Sister Mary (Jack) Jaynes, nephew Brian Johnson, niece Stephanie Johnson, great niece Destiny Johnson and granddaughter Jadelynn Vokacek.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his eldest son James Ian and his parents Mill and Anna May (Dolan) Vokacek.

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held in spring 2014 in Wasilla. For additional details please contact Mary at jimmyscelebration@gmail.com

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