Obituary: John Raymond Jodko, 62, of Custer

June 18, 2020

John Jodko

Obituary: John Raymond Jodko, 62, of Custer

John Raymond Jodko, 62, of Custer, passed away on June 11, 2020.

John was born on May 2, 1958, in Ludington to Joseph and Isabelle (Kostecki) Jodko.

John attended St. Mary’s School in Custer and was a 1976 graduate of Mason County Eastern High School. In 1980, John enlisted in the United States Air Force and trained in ground radio communications. While in the Air Force, John was stationed at many bases around the country and world, including a short assignment in Peru. His other locations included Texas, Mississippi, Washington, D.C., Alaska, Florida, North Dakota, Germany and England. He and his family made the most of their time in these locations, and took trips to Scotland, Ireland, and camping trips on the Rhine River in Germany. He made many friends along the way. He also helped with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts while his sons were growing up and enjoyed taking them fishing wherever they lived.

John retired from the USAF as a staff sergeant in 2000. He then worked as manager for his sister and brother-in-law’s, (Joan and Charlie) hardware store, Conwell Lumber, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In 2006 John moved back to Custer to the house he grew up in and worked at Lowes in Ludington. In his recent years he enjoyed gardening, music, and making home improvements. He and his wife Dorothy also liked fishing, traveling and going to yard sales. At home he enjoyed time with his two cats, Tom and Mouse.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Larson Jodko of Custer; son, Erik (Carly) Jodko and their children, AJ and Adelaide of Massachusetts; son, Scott (Kylie) Jodko and their baby girl Jodko — due in October — of Massachusetts; sisters, Joan (Charles) Rogers; Arlene (Thomas) Marcetti; Julie (Pudge) VanSickle; Betty Jodko; his former wife and mother of his sons, Tammy Jodko Stewart; stepchildren, Jason Bahr and Sarah Bahr; brother-in-law, Jack Larson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his Aunt Katie.

According to his wishes, there are no funeral services planned at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com.

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