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John Joseph Vovos, 82, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home

John was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Clinton, Iowa, to John W. and Elizabeth (Ernster) Vovos. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1954. John, then furthered his education by obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in industrial education. John married Linda (Pries) Bewley on Dec. 23, 1995, in Davenport, Iowa. He was a teacher for two years in Iowa and 11 years in Wisconsin. John then went into commercial construction, working seven years at Symco Inc. in Portage, and 23 years at Design Build Inc. in Davenport, Iowa.

Some of his hobbies included woodworking, fishing, golfing, gardening and spending time in the outdoors.

John is survived by his wife Linda; two sons, Stanley M. (Sarah) Vovos of Cross Plains and Bradley J. Vovos of Ft. Collins, Colorado; one stepson Michael D. (Jody) Bewley Jr. of Linstrom, Minnesota; one stepdaughter Christine (Larry) Vonesh of Gainesville, Florida; three grandchildren, Rob (Jenna) Vovos of Vestal, New York, Tyler (Phelicia) Vovos of Durham, North Carolina, and Samantha Vovos of Binghamton, New York; five stepgrandchildren, Meagan (Brock) Geris of Forest Lake, Minnesota, Marissa (Christopher) Luca, Matthew Vonesh, Ryan (Tabitha) Vonesh and Jonathan Vonesh, all of Gainesville, Florida; seven great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Dave Vovos of Battle Lake, Minnesota, and Barb Vovos of Marshalltown, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Linda Vovos and will be sent on to the University of Iowa cancer research and the Clinton County Humane Society, in John’s honor.

Per John’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no visitation or funeral is scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be left at iowacremation.com.

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