Funeral services for Edward Emil Odstrcil, 93, of Caldwell are set for 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at Cooks Point Brethren Church, with Bro. Joseph Polasek and Bro. Dillon Albright officiating. Interment will follow at the Odstrcil Family Cemetery in Cooks Point. Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday 10, 2020 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.
Edward was born November 14, 1927 to Ignac Odstrcil and Julia (Polasek) Odstrcil in Cooks Point, Texas. He married Milady Juroska October 2, 1955 in Dime Box, Texas.
At an early age, Edward developed a life-long love for steam engine trains. He would watch them for hours go down the tracks near his childhood home and even developed an amazing talent for drawing them. His hobbies were Polka music, dominoes (especially 42), family cook-outs, BBQ’s, fish fries, Kolache Festival, and other festivals in the surrounding area. Also, travelling and vacations with family. He would work on his tractor and repair vintage radios in his spare time. He was a member of the Cooks Point Brethren Church, an Elder, VFD, and the SPJST New Tabor Hall #17.
Edward would always look forward to the “Odstrcil Therapy” sessions in the evening, (these would involve driving around on Polaris Rangers in family groups, rehashing the days events, enjoying the scenery and wildlife, and perhaps having an adult beverage occasionally.
Edward graduated from Cooks Point School, then went to work on the farm with his Dad.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, John & Vincka Juroska; and one grandson-in-law, Douglas Angiel.
He is survived by his wife Milady (Juroska) Odstrcil of Cooks Point; Edward Odstrcil and wife Jackie of Cooks Point, Larry Odstrcil of Cooks Point; daughters, Deborah Odstrcil Dickerson and husband Bill of Cooks Point, Lydia Odstrcil of Cooks Point; grandchildren, Brandon Odstrcil and wife Renita, Tammy Chandarlis and husband Frank, Jr., James Petroski and wife Whitney, Patrick Dickerson and wife Catherine, Jordan Angiel, Zachary Dickerson; great grandchildren, Kaylee Odstrcil, Burtis Morse and wife Loren, Kinsler Chandarlis, Avery Chandarlis, Alexa Chandarlis, Audrey Dickerson, Austin Stuart, Lilly Petroski, Milady Petroski, Brooke Dickerson, Logan Dickerson, Rylie Dickerson, Ben Angiel, Luke Angiel; two great, great, grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Odstrcil, James Petroski, Frank Chandarlis, Jr., Sam Polasek, Scott Kelm, and Danny Kubena. Acting as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bennie Dean Loehr, Donnie Grigg, John Loehr, David Odstrcil, Adrian Carlson, Jimmy Matcek, Patrick Dickerson, Zachary Dickerson, Brad Albright, Frank Blazek, and Ernie Shick.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Cooks Point Brethren Church, Cooks Point VFD Department, and Encompass Hospice.