obit: Alfred Otradovsky
Alfred Otradovsky, a Bonus area resident, passed away Wednesday, March 1st in a Wharton hospital at the age of 71. Funeral services were held Friday, March 3 in the chapel of the Crump-Baines Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. in Wharton.
The Rev. Marvin Ottmers of St. Paul American Lutheran Church officiated. Interment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Alfred was born in Nelsonville, Texas on February 16, 1907. He moved with his family to El Campo at an early age and attended the El Campo public schools. Prior to his marriage to Othelia Belcer in February of 1927 he attended Draughon’s Business College in Houston.
The Otradovskys followed the pipeline crews around Texas during their early years of marriage and began their farming career in the Iago area in 1930. Some 10 years later the Otradovsky family moved to the Bonus community, where he operated a farm and dairy business until his retirement in 1973.
Alfred had been a Wharton County resident some 66 years and was a Lutheran in faith.
Survivors include his wife, Othelia S. Otradovsky of Bonus; three sons, Rudolph of El Campo, George of Bonus and Larry of Garwood; two daughters, Shirley Tobola of Nederland and Lorraine Deaton of New Caney; seven sisters, Lillie Holland and Haddie Smith of Wharton, Alice Thorne of Bryan, Lexie Sefcik of Caldwell, Alma Parsons of Leavenworth, Kansas, Kathryn Dunbar of Belmont, California and Georgiene Hawkins of East Point, Georgia; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Gary Curlee, Raymond Kocurek, John McDaniel, Jack Smith, Zeke Rodriguez and Bob Wozniak. Named as honorary pallbearers were Cullen McCracken, Jerome Barta, Johnny Barta, Gus Selcer and Eddie Selcer.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Crump-Baines Funeral Home of Wharton.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thurs., Mar. 9, 1978
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis