Obituary of Joseph M. 'Joe&apos Vcelka
Joes family includes his wife of 63 years, Dotty; daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and Alan Frank of Iowa City; and grandchildren, David Frank and his wife, Errin of Coralville; Allison Frank of Iowa City; and Erik Frank of Colorado Springs. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Theresa Vcelka, his brother, Rudy Vcelka, and his sister, Anna Vcelka. Joe was born on April 15, 1913 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Czech immigrants. Part of his youth was spent living in a small town in Slovakia. He earned a bachelors degree in accounting from the City College of New York. Thereafter, he worked for the Best Food Division of CPC International in New York City for 40 years. Upon his retirement in 1978, Joe and his wife moved to Iowa City to be near their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please specify that a donation is being made in memory of Joseph M. Vcelka for the purpose of supporting cancer research.