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Patricia Lee Straight

April 11, 2022 | 2 comments

Patricia Lee Straight, born May 28, 1935 in Lenox Iowa, passed away on April 9, 2022 at Mulder Health Care in West Salem.

She was raised and graduated high school in Clearfield, IA.  After graduation she went out east to business school.  She obtained a secretarial job on an Air Force base in Omaha, Nebraska where she met her husband, Joseph Otradovec.  They were married June 11, 1955 in Lenox, IA.  They worked and farmed near Bolivar, MO.  They had two children, David Joe and Teresa “Terry” Ann.  The family moved to Onalaska, WI in 1967.  She worked at Walt Hammond Buick for several years and Mack Truck of La Crosse where she retired.

Pat was a member of the United Methodist Church of Onalaska where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  She loved music, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.  She lost two friends too soon, Alyce and Betty and missed them dearly.

Pat is survived by her two children, David (Robin) Otradovec of Denver, CO. and Teresa (Steve) Hanson of Bangor, WI.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Jessie and Vernon Straight; and her brother, Donald Straight.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mulder Heathcare for all the wonderful care Pat received.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Robin Otradovec

    Mom Pat was the only Mom left after losing my mom in 2006 I will always remember her quick wit and smile and how she made me laugh. Mom will miss you dearly and will love you always!!!

  2. Doug Huggett

    I remember Pat, and offer my condolences to the family. I had lost track of her. She was a very pleasant lady and seemed never to complain even though she struggled with infirmities. She loved to sing in the church choir. Singing now in the Heavenly choir, RIP Pat🙏🏻🎶❤️💐

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