Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Milton Joseph Robotka, Jr

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.

Milt graduated from Horlick High School, Class of 1946, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1951 with a BS in economics. After graduation from high school, he joined the Army Air Corps and served his country faithfully. On Aug. 30, 1952, at the Grange Avenue Methodist Church he was united in marriage to the former Nancy Nelson.

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

1 comment:

Denise Drumm said...

Bob, Tammy and family,

Memories of your dad will live in your heart forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy,
Dave and Denise Drumm