Eugene V. Raspotnik

In Memory Of  Eugene V. Raspotnik

Eugene V. Raspotnik, age 88, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Gene was born in Cambria, Oklahoma on September 4, 1929, a son of the late Tillie (Boznar) and Valentin  Raspotnik.

Gene graduated high school at Wilburton in 1947.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Husbandry from Oklahoma A & M University in 1951.

He married Peggy Enis on October 22, 1954 at Bowers, Oklahoma.  They were married 51 years before Peggy's death on January 20, 2006.

Gene was a life long cattle rancher.  He owned Raspotnik Ranch LLC and raised registered and commercial Angus and cross bred cattle.  He was a member of the Latimer County Cattlemen's Association, the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.

He enjoyed ranching and baling hay and watching Texas Rangers baseball and Oklahoma State sports.  Gene and Penny were best friends and did everything together.

Gene is  survived by his daughter, Penny Raspotnik Jones and husband Tim Jones of Hartshorne, Oklahoma.  He is also survived by numerous cousins.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; parents, Valentin and Tillie Raspotnik; and one sister, Mary Jane Raspotnik.

Service at the Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018  with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating.  Interment to follow at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery,  Wilburton, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association or Permanent Disaster Relief Fund.

Pallbearers:  Frank Bernardi, Johnny Dale Bernardi, Johnny Sivic, Richard Allen, Mike Guazdausky, Mikey Guazdausky.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Alfred Ezekiel, Ben Davis, Kenny Fazekas, Jim Enis, Rick Enis, Frank Raunikar, Curtis Washburn.