All services for Robert are private for the family.
Racine – Robert “Bob” Charles Begotka, 90, realized the promise of eternal life on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born on September 6, 1926, in Mountain, WI, son of the late Allen and Effie (née: Chroge) Begotka.
Bob enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1943, when he was 16 years old, and proudly and faithfully served his country in the Pacific Theater during and after World War II. He was a graduate of Green Bay East High School and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. On February 22, 1947, Bob was united in marriage with the love of his life, the former Delores Marion Zorn, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette, WI. In 1955, Bob joined the Ansul Chemical Company in Marinette, WI, where he had a distinguished career as an executive managing international sales until his retirement in 1987.
Faith and family were paramount in Bob’s life. He was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette for many years, and generously volunteered his time and talents in a number of leadership positions for both the church and elementary school. Bob was also a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and was affectionately known by all as “Big Dad.” Big Dad was the patriarch of a large and still-growing family, and he gladly provided help and advice whenever it was needed. His generous spirit and wonderful sense of humor will be dearly missed by his entire family and many others who knew him.
Bob’s memory will be cherished by his wife of over 70 years, Delores Begotka; children, Linda (James) Anderson, Randy (Catherine Sweeney) Begotka, Ricky (Patricia) Begotka, Robert (Ignacia Moreno) Begotka; grandchildren, Randy (Tammie) Begotka, Lauri (Frank) Goetz, Matthew (Emily) Anderson, Brandon (Tammie) Begotka, Angela (Ryan) Randall, Lindsay (Delwyn) Todd, Tristan (Amber) Begotka, Nicholas Begotka; great-grandchildren, Austin, Morgan, Grace, Eloise, Carter, Jessica, Landon, Keagan, Micaiah, Aliyah, Aubriana, Marcus, Broden, Bennett, Sophie; brother, DuWayne ( Marilyn) Begotka; and other dear relatives and friends too numerous to mention.