Francis Frank Powell Otken COLLEGE STATION-Jan. 27, 1930 to Oct. 16, 2012 Frank Otken, 82, of College Station passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of College Station, 1200 Foxfire Drive. Interment will be 1:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Frank was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Weimar to Dr. Charles Henry Otken and Ella Marosko Otken. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1952, was commissioned and served on active duty during the Korean War. Frank was a pharmaceutical representative with Lederle Laboratories for 34 years. Frank was a member of the Texas A&M University of Former Students for 59 years, an officer in the American Legion, and served as a recruiter for the Texas A&M University Office of the Commandant. His hobbies included tennis, reading and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Dr. Charles Otken of McAllen and Mr. Henry Otken of Baton Rouge, La. Survivors include his wife, Helen Otken; daughter, Celeste Otken and husband Allen Hobratschk of Cave Creek, Ariz.; sons, Jay Paul and wife Linda Sue Otken of Clinton, Miss., and Wesley Charles and wife Lori Susan Otken of Dallas; his grandchildren, Kyle Martin Hobratschk of Dallas and Ashley Elizabeth Otken of Dallas; and sister, Katherine Otken and husband Jack Branch of Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church of College Station or to the Ft. Sam Houston Memorial Detachment Group at 1520 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 18, 2012