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PODROVITZ, Steve: 1905 – 1972

Name of Deceased: Steve Podrovitz
Date of Birth: 03 Oct 1905
Place of Birth: Prague, Yugoslavia
Date of Death: 25 Aug 1972
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial: unknown
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles
Funeral Home Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 28 Aug 1972
Time of Funeral: 10 a.m.
Officiator: Father Wilfred M. Defever

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Podrovitz Rites Here

Mr. Steve Podrovitz of 200 Shaw St. in Quanah, owner of Steve’s Boot Shop and a shoe cobbler, died at 7:115 p.m. Friday, August 25 in the Quanah hospital after a lengthy illness.

Services were held Monday August 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Wilfred M. Defever, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Knowles Funeral Home.

Mr. Podrovitz was born in Prague, Yugoslavia Oct. 3, 1905 and came to Hardeman County from Milwaukee, Wis. in 1929. He was married Oct 1, 1933 to Miss Ola Slaton in Childress.

Survivors included the wife, Ola of Quanah; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne Spradlin, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Frank Ritchie, Quanah; and Mrs. Floyd Belcher, Amarillo; three sons, Steve Thomas, St. Louis, Mo.; Johnny Ray, Boys Ranch, Texas; and George Wayne, Eldorado; one brother, George Podrovitz, Willard, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Farrell and Mrs. Ann Roberson both of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Mrs. Catherine Plautz, Willard, Wis.; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were J.D. Pritchard, Lonnie Pritchard, Tom Lewis, Carter Spradlin, Joe Ritchie, and Lowell Slaton.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich