Francis "Frank" Powell Otken

January 27, 1930October 16, 2012

Frank Otken, 82, of College Station, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of College Station, 1200 Foxfire Drive. Interment will be 1:45 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Frank was born January 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 include tennis, reading, and traveling.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 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, AZ; sons Jay Paul and wife Linda Sue Otken of Clinton, MS, Wesley Charles and wife Lori Susan Otken of Dallas; his grandchildren Kyle Martin Hobratschk of Dallas, Ashley Elizabeth Otken of Dallas; 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.


  • Victory Service Friday, October 19, 2012

Francis "Frank" Powell Otken

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Brett B. Barker

March 25, 2013

I worked with Frank as a very young man at Lederle Laboratories. I always enjoyed visiting with Frank at district meetings. He was the old pharma veteran! Thank you for your service in Korea. My Dad served in the Korean War as well.

November 27, 2012

Thanks for everything Dad ! your son,

JAY P. OTKEN, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

October 23, 2012

Helen, Wes and Family,
A great Ag has made his final Corps trip. And, I'm sure he's made a stop at Fiddler's Green. What a legacy of service...Gen T. and Ms. Cindy

The American Legion, Earl Graham Post 159

October 20, 2012

To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank you for serving our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. We thank your sons for serving our country now in the U.S. Army. Because of you & other young men & women we have our freedom in this great country. Thank you for also being a member of the American legion. May God's Speed Be With This Soldier & His Family.

David Rast

October 19, 2012

Helen, Jay and Wes
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

LeMyra Allen

October 19, 2012

Helen and family, I was so sorry to hear about your husband and dad. I knew he had been ill for awhile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Isabelle and LeMyra

Chris Erichsen

October 19, 2012

Helen, Jay and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Chris, Brenda, Logan and Noah

Armando Rodriguez

October 18, 2012

Helen, my prayers are with you and your family. I have often thought about you and him since you left Lubbock. The two of you made a great impact in my life.

jimmy reagan

October 18, 2012

I extend my sympathies to Jay and other members of the Frank Otken family. Frank obviously lived a life of significance.