John Anthony Pokorny, 74, of Clutier, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes. He was born March 7, 1940 in Clutier the son of John M. and Tillie Chizek Pokorny. He was a 1958 graduate of Clutier High School. He married Linda Cross on September 2, 1961 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clutier; she preceded him in death in October of 1992.
He farmed , was a Meat Cutter at Eagle's in Marshalltown, worked at Swift Packing, Van's Locker in Dysart and Wieck Brother's Oil Company. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Bohemian Mutual Insurance Board and the Catholic Order of Foresters. John remained busy after he retired from farming. He enjoyed attending school and sporting events for his grandchildren, always armed with a smile and words of encouragement. Holidays were especially enjoyable for John, surrounded by his children, their spouses and grandchildren, waiting patiently for the pepper games to begin. He loved to dance, his natural grace making it look easy. Although he will be greatly missed, he is now in heaven, happily gliding across the floor with Linda once again in his arms
Survived by: four children, Barbara (Curtis) Kopriva of Traer, Bruce (Sue) Pokorny of Atkins, Stewart (Heather Ball) Pokorny of Minneapolis, MN, Mary (Adam) Masten of Van Horne; ten grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, Abigail and Gabriel Kopriva, Brittny Pokorny, Helen Pokorny, Ashley, Brianna, Ellie and Elizabeth Masten; three brothers, Norman (Carolyn) Pokorny of Venice, FL, Alvin (Pat) Pokorny of Creston, Robert (Julie) Pokorny of Zimmerman, MN; sister-in-law, Ardene Cross of Clutier and a brother in law, Daryl (Linda) Cross of Whitten.
Preceded in death by: his parents and his wife, and his brother-in-law Dwight Cross.