THOMAS HAROLD VODNANSKY

Obituary

Thomas Harold Vodnansky, 69, of Fulton passed away at Boone Hospital and Clinics on Monday, July 3, 2017.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1947, the son of the late Harold Frank Vodnansky and the late Mary Margaret (Tarvin) Vodnansky.

On August 8, 1970, Tom was united in marriage to Susan (Bertram) Vodnansky.  She survives his passing.

Tom’s passions were coaching baseball and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife, Susan, of 47 years; children, Scott Thomas Vodnansky (Christina) of Holts Summit, Michael Lee Vodnansky (Heather) of Holts Summit, Kimberly Ann Lucido (Michael) of Washington, Mo., and Todd Aaron Vodnansky (Jalynda) of Washington, Mo.; and grandchildren, Thomas, Jessie, and Tyler Vodnansky, Jonathan Vodnansky, Nicholas, Dominic, and Joey Lucido, and Caitlyn, Emma, and Addison Vodnansky.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Reverend Gary Garrett officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Legion Baseball Scholarship Fund or American Heart Association, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family at maupinfuneralhome.com.


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Judy A Bland

Sue and family,
Charlie, the boys and I are so sorry to hear about Thom. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Charlie and Judy Bland

 Posted July 13, 2017 - 5:54pm
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Tracy Gastineau

Sue and family-

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Vod and I had many good conversations in the parking lot between our fields about baseball, softball, and coaching. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve. May you find peace and comfort in his memories.

Tracy Gastineau

 Posted July 13, 2017 - 5:19pm
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Hope Brooks-Lovan

I am so sorry to hear of Toms's passing. I so enjoyed getting to know Tom through Todd. I always admired his love for the game and his commitment to his family. It was a joy to watch him with his teams on the field. My deepest sympathies are with you all.

 Posted July 12, 2017 - 11:11pm
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Dick & Mary Rist

We were so sorry to hear this news from Fulton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We will forever hold fond memories of Tom as well as your entire family. God Bless you.

 Posted July 10, 2017 - 4:08pm
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Roger Ternes

Sue and Family-
We are shocked and saddened by your loss of Tom. A great coach and an even better man. It was a sincere pleasure working with Tom all those years in American Legion Baseball and at William Woods. Through Tom we got to know the Vodnansky family. His passion for baseball and family were always at the forefront of his life. We will keep you in our prayers during this most difficult time.
Roger and Audrey Ternes

 Posted July 9, 2017 - 5:46pm
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Mary Liebetrau

Sue and family,
We are so saddened to learn of Tom's death. I have so many happy memories of times together in the "good old days" at Lakeland University. I am so glad we had time to connect during your trip to WI. Jerry and I wish you courage and peace as you go through these days of sorrow and loss. May your happy memories and the kind words of family and friends help you through the journey of grief. Love, Mary and Jerry

 Posted July 8, 2017 - 8:22am
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Dennis Lamons

I'm sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was so very highly respected by many and will be greatly missed.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:25pm
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Jo Ann Painter

So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill and I extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Bill and Jo Ann Painter

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
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David & Sue Nikodym and family

Sue, Scott, Mike, Kim and Todd,
Words cannot express how very sorry we are to hear about your loss!! The memories of Tom (your Dad) are endless! What a wonderful thing he did in coaching baseball for our kids and the community. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all!
Jason said it so well, "Tom did so much for me"
Peace, love and prayers to your all!!

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 12:17pm
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Carla and Darryl Bradley

So sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, and husband. My heart goes out to you and my prayers go up for you. Sincere condolences to you.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:55am
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JP Ackerman

To the Vod Family:

I am so sorry to hear of Coach's passing and wish I could be there today. He made an indelible mark on my life through our years on the baseball field, which has shaped who I am as an adult. Through a lot of hard work, some tough love and countless hours on the road, he became an important figure in all of our lives and pushed us to be our best. In retrospect, I better understood the sacrifices he made for all of his teams, but I never really thanked him appropriately. We were lucky to be on his team.

My thoughts are with you all.

JP

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:24am
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Jane Bell

We are all so sad about Tom. He will be missed by all. He was a fabulous coach and advocate for youth. Our condolences to all of the Vod family.

David and Jane Clapp

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Mike Reed / Past Legion Coach J.C. Post 5

Dear Susan and Family,
I am saddened by the passing of Tom. I have so many memories of the days when we coached against each other. There was never a coach any where that compared to Tom. His dedication tp the players and baseball in general is to be admired.
We had some terrific battles back in the 90's. some ended up good for Tom and others were good for me.
No matter how the game ended he was always there to shake my hand and say "nice game".
His competitiveness made Fulton Legion Baseball.
All my condolences to you and your family.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 1:14pm
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Barbara and Jim Stark

Our prayers and sympathy to your family. Though we are saddened by Tom's passing, we find consolation in our Elmhurst memories.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 12:53pm
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Mark and Teresa Fort

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 11:11am
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joyce metcalf

There is so little to look forward to at the local Walmart. But seeing Tom and Gary on the indoor retail oval was always something I did have to enjoy. Kind thoughts to Susan and family.....jm

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 8:26am
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Bruce & Sue Ruddle

Dear Susan and Family - When Larry phoned me of Tom's passing I was shocked. I have no brilliant words of wisdom to ease your pain but please know that many people care about you and are grieving with you. My wife, Sue, and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. "Time heals all wounds but it leaves a scar". May the scar one day be a source of fond memories of Tom and not something to make you dwell on his passing. Peace & love to you all.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 11:30pm
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Jerry and Helen Krajewski

Dear Sue and Family,
We are shocked and saddened by Tom's passing. He was a great friend, and we will always keep our Fairfield memories with us. Our hearts ache for all of you. Our love and prayers are always with you.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 10:51pm
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Myrna Backer

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:25pm
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Rhonda Duckworth

Heather, so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. Prayers for all the family. I'm sure he will be missed by many.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 1:42pm
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Rohit Kothary & Family

To Vodnansky Family,

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 1:41pm
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The Haydu Family (Justin, Amanda, and Landon)

Deepest condolences to the Vod family. Please know that we are sending love and prayers.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 1:03pm

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