Joseph “Joe” A. Svoboda, age 85, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at his daughter’s home in Winsted, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Joseph “Joe” August Svoboda was born on March 26, 1937, in Severance Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Emil and Bernice (Stark) Svoboda. Joe was baptized as an infant on April 18, 1937, and later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He was a graduate of the Seward, Alaska, High School Class of 1955.
On December 7, 1974, Joe was united in marriage to Dawn F. Linder at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Kimberly, Dennis, and David. Joe and Dawn resided in Hutchinson. They shared 47 years of marriage before the passing of Dawn on December 20, 2021.
Joe owned and operated Joe’s Sport Shop in Hutchinson since 1978. He provided trophies and sports clothing to numerous local youth and adult sporting clubs and events. Joe also coached his sons’ hockey team when they were younger. He was a member of Elks Post #2427 in Hutchinson.
Joe enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. Joe loved spending time at his home away from home, Cozy Bay Resort. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Joe passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at his daughter’s home in Winsted, Minnesota, at the age of 85 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Joe is survived by his:
Children, Kimberly Good and her fiancée, Tim Kosek,
Grandchildren, Eric Svoboda, Denise Svoboda, Tina Carr and her husband, Cory, Jill Miller, Jesse Good, and Jordan Good;
Sisters, Lavone Squier,
Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Mike Linder and his wife, Jane,
Dennis Mattson and his wife, Carol,
Danny Mattson and his wife, Lisa;
Many other relatives and friends.
Joe is preceded in death by his Parents, Emil and Bernice Svoboda; Wife, Dawn Svoboda; Son, Dennis Svoboda; Brother, Roger Svoboda and his wife, Isable; Sister, Rene Farley and her husband Joe; Son-in-law, Dale Good; Parents-in-law, Carlton and Faye Linder; Brothers-in-law, Tex Linder, Tim Linder, Gary Squier, Peter Sauer.
Judy Mellies says
My sympathy to you all. Joe was such a fun person, always had a smile to share. He was one of Rusty’s great buddies bowling, golfing or just hanging out.
BRAD & JO says
Our thoughts & prayers to the family! Joe was a kind soul, so glad we had a chance to know him, live by him & work with him for 18 years!
Kevin Lee says
I worked with Joe at Hutch Bowl in the late 70’s. He told me he first worked at a bowling alley setting pins by hand in Seward,Alaska when he was a kid. Little did I know I would be living in Seward. Every time I drove by Seward Bowl I would think of Joe. The bowling alley is gone now but I still think of him whenever I drive by that corner. My condolences. RIP Joe. Kevin Lee.
Sandy Schulte says
My sympathy to the family of Joe and all the siblings!
Doug Kotila says
Joe was a great guy and was a great bowler. I had bowled against him and with him many times. My condolences to the family.
Heather schlueter says
Dave and family so sorry to hear about your dad. Peace to you and your family.
Sincerely, Heather (Anderson) Schlueter
Dawn Halverson says
Our deepest sympathies to you all.
Tim and Dawn Halverson