PRICE- Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert "Bob" Radakovich, died peacefully Oct. 17, 2008 surrounded by his family at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center from complications of a brain injury.
Bob was born Jan. 7, 1927 in Hiawatha to Eli and Annie Vogrinec Radakovich.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ellen Sealey Radakovich, and his sister, Mary Hribar.
He served in the United States Army and retired from Utah Railway.
He was a member of the Price United Methodist Church, Price Elks Lodge 1550, Joppa Lodge 26 F&AM. and the Order of the Eastern Star.
His wife, Ellen, and their family gave him great joy.
Many wonderful times for Bob were spent working endlessly at his Scofield property and cabin, which were truly his passion.
He is survived by two daughters and one son, Kari (Robert) Fowler, Grand Junction, Colo.; Kathy Topolovec, Salt Lake City; Roger (Mary) Johnson, Weimar, Calif.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Millie Fox; and brother, Pete Radakovich.
Funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment Price City Cemetery.
In memory of Bob, the family suggests contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
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