Milton Joseph Robotka, Jr, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. He was born on Jan. 5, 1928, in Racine to Milton and Libby (Svatos) Robotka.
He was employed by Massey Ferguson for 39 years and belonged to their 20-year club. During his career at Massey, he was transferred throughout the Midwest, living in Springfield, IL, Kirkwood, MO, Mt Prospect, IL, Lansing, MI, DesMoines, IA, and then to Racine where he retired. He accepted each transfer into the new communities with enthusiasm and enjoyed the challenge of each new job. Since retirement he and his wife found great pleasure in “cruising.” Exploring Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal, and all ports in the Caribbean. He also looked forward to his week at beautiful Hazelhurst with his family. At home, his roses were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; son, Robert (Tammy) of Eagan, MN; son-in-law, Kent (Brenda) of Oskaloosa, IA; grandchildren, Shannon (Nathan) Johnson of Oskaloosa, Kelsie and Kyle Robotka of Eagan, MN; great-grandchildren, Caden and Colin Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Frankenfeld; parents, Milton and Libby (Svatos) Robotka; mother and father-in-law, George and Lucia Nelson; brother, Robert Robotka; other relatives and friends.
In keeping with Milton’s wishes, a private funeral service was held on Friday, June 18, 2010.
Memorials in memory of Milton may be directed to the Racine Public Library/New Books, 75-7th St. Racine, WI 53402 or to one’s favorite charity.
Many thanks to Dr. Gullberg and Dr. Odders for their kind and compassionate support.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361