Joseph Harold Hotka

Joseph Harold Hotka, 59, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Davenport, Iowa, and was a member of St. James Catholic Church and American Legion Post #113. He was a retired and disabled veteran of the United States Army and a tank driver instructor for Fort Knox Civil Service. He was a youth softball/baseball umpire and coach and enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his mothers, Florence Notton; and his birth mother, Mary Stepp Hotka. He is survived by his wife of 30 1/2 years, Debra Miller Hotka; one son, Kevin Young of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Katrina Logsdon (Jason) of Elizabethtown and Tamarra Young Curry (Jody) of Hodgenville; father, Donald Hotka of Davenport, Iowa; two brothers, Jerry Hotka and Jim Hotka both of Davenport, Iowa; niece, Katrina Hotka-Truempler (Steve) of Stanwood, Iowa; grandchildren, Damon T. Lei-Sam, Taylor B. Jones, and Lachlan Aven Kade Young due in July; and great nieces and nephews, Barrett Truempler, Aslyn Truempler, and Ogden Truempler. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Deacon Karl Drerup officiating. Burial will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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