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Vincent F. "Vince" Pulkrabek Jr.

La Porte City

Vincent F. "Vince" Pulkrabek Jr., 81, of Solon, formerly of La Porte City, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. He was born April 22, 1937, in Traer, the son of Vincent F. and Bernadine McNeal Pulkrabek Sr. He married Shirley McDowell on Oct. 6, 1957, in Waterloo.
Vince worked from 1955 to 1958 at National Tea Co. as a meat cutter. He was hired by John Deere Co. in 1959, and was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1960 to 1962. Vince returned to John Deere Co, retiring in May of 1986 as a supervisor.
He was a member of the La Porte City USS San Diego American Legion Post 207 and the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. He enjoyed trail riding and horses.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Solon; two sons, Torrey (Laurie) of Mahomet, Ill., and Lonny (Julie) of Iowa City; and three grandchildren, Allison (Abigail) Pulkrabek of Royal, Ill., Nicholas Pulkrabek of Mahomet, Ill., and Samuel Pulkrabek of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Nancy Nottger.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City. Burial will be held in West View Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the La Porte City USS San Diego American Legion Post 207. Visitation will be held from
1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (319) 342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.