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Orville Jerome Otradovec
April 29, 1933 - May 10, 2012


Orville Jerome Otradovec, age 79 of Little Chute, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Appleton. Born on April 29, 1933 in Keshena, he was the son of the late Mathias and Genevieve (Pecore) Otradovec. On September 14, 1959 he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Fernandez at St. Joseph’s in South Branch. Orville worked at WI Tissue and was active in the Union as a Steward.

Orville is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Rose Marie; 5 daughters, Laurie Kay (Michael) Holtz of Hilbert, Joann (Timothy) Wilderman of Franklin, Brenda Lyn (Dennis) Woroszylo of Ocala, FL, Lana Rae of Little Chute; Tracy (Joey) Skenandore of Sun Prairie; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 13 siblings, Genevieve (Rubin) Hein, Delbert Otradovec, Sylvia Wilber, Leila (Stan) Strehlow, Roberta (Michael) Wilson, Angela (John) Kempen, Pete Otradovec, Romelda Dieck, Christine (Sherman) Webster, Matt (Heidi) Otradovec, Margaret (Ralph) Lions, Joe Otradovec, Rosanne Otradovec; a brother-in-law, George Wilber; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Otradovec.

Orville was preceded in death by: a daughter, Linda Mae; his parents; 6 siblings, Irvin (Evelyn) Otradovec, Marcella Wilber, Eleanor (Robert) Riester, Roger Otradovec, Laurel Otradovec, Melvin Otradovec; a sister-in-law, Chantel Otradovec; and a brother-in-law, David Wilber.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. Robert Rank officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s of the Lake Cemetery in South Branch. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Monday from 4:00pm until the Parish Wake Service at 7:00pm and at the church on Tuesday after 9:30am until the time of the service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Colony Oaks Care Center in Appleton for the exceptional care given to Orville.


Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:00 - a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church
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Monday May 14, 2012, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home-Shawano
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Tuesday May 15, 2012, 9:30a.m. - time of service at St. Michael's Catholic Church
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