Elizabeth Ann Otradovec, 72, was born July 3, 1940, to Ruben and Martha (Bertrand) Doyen in Menominee, Mich. She fought courageously but lost her battle to cancer with her loved ones close by on Saturday March 30, 2013, at her home.
Betty was raised in Stephenson and graduated from Stephenson High School in 1958. She married Howard Otradovec in August 1958, at St. Frederick Catholic Church in Daggett. Betty moved to Powers, Mich. a while ago and lived there until her death. Betty was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church of Spalding and was active with the St. Anne's Society. She was also a member of the Powers Spalding Lions Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, cooking, and helping others. The company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild were most important in her life.
Betty is survived by three children: Scott of Powers, Mich., Karen (David) Broeders of Bark River, Mich., Lisa (Tony) Walechka of Wilson, Mich.; four grandchildren: Adam Walechka and his girlfriend, Kristen, Jennifer Broeders and her boyfriend Sean, Amanda (Chris) LeBoeuf, Christopher Broeders; great-granddaughter, Gabriella LeBoeuf and expecting her second great-grandchild this summer; a brother, James Doyen; and a sister, Mary Sievert. Also several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Joe, John and Gene; sister, Therese Wery;, sister-in-law, Nina Doyen; brother-in-law, Edwin Wery; great nephew, Travis Thompson, and special friend, Donald DeMille.
Friends may call at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 1 p.m. CST until the Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Father Michael Ocran officiating.
Burial in Nadeau Township Cemetery.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home serving the family.
Please consider donating to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Association in Betty's honor.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.