WILSON - Tony Otradovec married the former Pinky Nault 50 years ago on Sept. 10, 1960, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Powers.
Original attendants for the bride were: Cookie (Nault) Skrobiak, sister of the bride; and Anita (Motto) DuBois, Janice (Motto) Bal, and Deana (LaVigne) Kauffman, all cousins of the groom. Flower girl was Marylee (Nault) Drozd, niece of the bride.
Standing with the groom were: Terry Otradovec, brother of the groom; Ken DuBois, friend of the groom; and the groom's cousins, Chum Strahl and Jim LaVigne. Ushers were Pooch Nault and the late Coonie Nault, brothers of the bride.
Pinky and Tony Otradovec — 1960
Pinky and Tony Otradovec — 2010
The couple was honored at a celebratory Mass at St. John Neumann in Powers, with a reception that followed at LaBelle's Inn with family and friends on Sept. 11.
Tony and Pinky stay active by enjoying time outdoors, whether they are spending time at camp or out in the woods. They also are active in the parish community of St. John Neumann. Most importantly, they are enjoying being grandparents and now great-grandparents and spoiling small and big children alike.
The Otradovecs are the parents of Jeff Otradovec of Wilson, Brian (Pam) Otradovec of Collinsville, Ill., and Barbie Otradovec of Wilson. Their three grandchildren are, Trisha (Jason) Veeser, Ben Otradovec and Courtney Otradovec. They also have two great-grandchildren, Owen and Brynn Veeser.
The Otradovecs reside in Wilson.