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Joseph D. Nikodym, Jr.
April 12, 1949 - June 26, 2019

Joe Nikodym (G.I. Joe) was born in Raymond, WA and moved to Southern Oregon at an early age. Joe graduated from Crater High School in 1967 and immediately joined the Army where he served 13 years, 10 years as Drill Sergeant. Joe came home to S. Oregon and worked for Boise Cascade, A&M Trucking and Airgas and retired at age of 54. “G.I. Joe” was President of Old Guard Riders Company A, Medford expressing his patriotism by supporting Veteran Organizations and conducting Flaglines at the Veteran Memorial Gravesites. Joe was deeply devoted to God, his wife, Beth Ann, his family and the USA.
Joe is preceded in death by his father, Joseph D. Nikodym IV and is survived by his wife, Beth Ann Nikodym, his mother, Lydia M., sisters, Nancy M. and Tina, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Interment at Eagle Point National Cemetery, July 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

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  • Joe cared very deeply about supporting Veterans and their families. He gave so much of his time to honoring these fine people with his presence and kept the Old Guard members in tight formation. Joe was always friendly, had a great sense of humor, and was a good man. Now, he is resting at peace, among so many of those he was there for at their funerals. Joe’s funeral was huge – an amazing amount of people knew and deeply loved this man. Thank you for serving your country bravely and honorably in the Vietnam War Joe. And always being there for fellow vets to provide them comfort in their time of need.